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Christmas is nearly here

Hi all,

Well term one is nearly over, and Christmas is nearly here.

So, what has everyone got planned?  Christmas is a very busy time of year for me with four children, as you can imagine I have various events to attend with the kids, family to visit and then I have to be Mrs. Claus ?.

The Christmas period can end up being a very expensive time of year with, many parents feeling under pressure to do expensive activities with the kids. But it doesn’t have to be there are plenty of free and cheap activities that the children will enjoy. so, I have planned to do various low-cost activities with the kids over Christmas.  I thought I would share a few ideas for other student parents that would like to save some money and still keep the children occupied in the run up to christmas.

1, Christmas baking – you can normally purchase Christmas shaped cookie cutters very cheaply and some edible icing and sprinkles, and the kids will be well away, they also make the perfect gift for teachers saving you a bit more money.

2, Making Christmas cards perfect for teachers, family and friends. Here are some ideas!

3, homemade Christmas calendar, again the perfect gift for teachers family etc.

So, there’s a few ideas to keep you all busy, whilst also saving you a few pounds.

There are also some events happening in local areas that won’t break the bank: I found the events below on thus website  http://www.coventry.gov.uk/events/full?offset=20

Nutcracker Trail

01 December 2018 – 22 December 2018 Every day

  • Location: Coombe Country Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Cost: £2.00 per trail sheet (Car park charges also apply))

Why not pick up a trail leaflet to help you find the nutcrackers hidden in the park. Each nutcracker will give you a clue on how to open Santa’s safe and collect your prize.

Please give yourselves at least an hour to take part in the trail.

Suitable: for families

Booking: not essential

Please note that car parking charges apply. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Jingle all the way

02 December 2018

  • Location: Coombe Country Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
  • Time: 10:30 – 14:00
  • Cost: £5.00

Bring your little elves to have some festive fun and create some Christmas decorations for your home.

Please note, this activity will include edible decorations. Suitable for vegetarians. Please contact us for advice on food allergies related to the activity.

Unless otherwise stated, the meeting point for all events is at the Information Desk/Shop in the Visitor Centre 5 minutes before session begins. Advance booking and payment essential for all events unless otherwise stated.

All bookings are taken online.

Please note that car parking charges apply. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Hope this helps some of you out this Christmas

Emma x

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