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half term

A brief holiday that takes places in the middle of an academic term. Primarily heard in UK. I can't wait until half term—I need a break from school! Where are you traveling to during half term?
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Believe it or not the WWT London Wetland centre is hosting a puddle jumping competition this half-term. Letting your child get wet and muddy may sound like a nightmare but they're bound to love it.
Speke Hall is welcoming families to its Sleepy House Mouse Trail around the hall this half-term where there are plenty of secrets to discover.
At the Bognor Regis resort you can expect to pay PS151 a person to stay at the Shoreline Hotel Monday-to-Friday trip during the Englsih half-term dates To stay at the same hotel during the Welsh half-term would set you back PS97 a person.
October half-term is the perfect time to start getting ready for Halloween - whether it's carving pumpkins, making spooky arts and crafts or simply nipping to the supermarket to get a new costume ready for trick or treating.
Many have specific activities programmed for half-term. At Souter Lighthouse and The Leas in South Tyneside you can make bird boxes to take home, and at Cragside you can go bird watching and plant some broad beans.
Feb 9-16 (before half-term)......PS615 Feb 16-23 (half-term) ............PS1,099 Feb 23-March 2 (week after)....PS603 MAJORCA: Lago Garden Hotel selfcatering, 5-star, Travelrepublic.
Spain-based Banco Santander (SAN.MC) has found in a study that half-term breaks could be costlier than holidays taken during the end of the month.
A Labour MP will miss three crunch House of Commons votes because he has decided to spend half-term with his children.
When I was growing up and schooling, half term break was something we only read in books I never enjoyed it from primary school to Kilimambogo TTC, where I sharpened my teaching claws.But a few years ago, the government made half-term mandatory for all schools.
Cure the half-term madness and take the little ones to Prezzo where all children can eat for just [pounds sterling]1 until June 3.
The authority has developed three different options: OLeicestershire pattern which includes an early autumn half-term break and an early spring half-term break.
At Center Parcs, families can save up to PS600 thanks to the Welsh half-term holiday being a week later, while at Butlins you can expect to pay around PS50 less.
(These prices are based on a holiday taken during the next half-term on the school calendar, in February, compared to one taken the week before.) for Midweek break in Centre Parcs If you fancy spending four nights with a family of four in the nearby Winfell Forest Centre Parcs, in Cumbria, there's a huge price difference.
So, while we have a chance to catch our breath and take stock, here's our half-term report.