Great things to do with kids during half term

Family day out
by Limara Salt
14 October 2022

Another school break is upon us, and that means parents across the UK are hastily planning how to keep their offspring happy and entertained. Even if it feels like October half term has come out of nowhere, as a member of Virgin Red it just means more opportunities to earn or spend your points.  

Whether your kids fancy a day out or an afternoon buried in their favourite magazines, Virgin Red has something for everyone.  

Child reading magazine

Get reading with Readly

If you love the idea of a table full of newspapers and magazines but hate the clutter, a Readly subscription is for you. By signing up to Readly you’ll get access to a digital stack of over 6,000 publications and earn up to 750 Virgin Points along the way. 

And because Readly gives you access to so many different magazines, there are plenty to keep the kids quiet for half an hour. Your children can choose anything from classics like Beano and Match, to Cocoa Boy and Cocoa Girl – the first UK magazines created specifically to represent black children. 

Virgin Experience Days
Virgin Experience Days

Experience the horrors of London Bridge

London has a plethora of options for families including park walks, laser tag, and skating, but as it’s nearly Halloween, Virgin Experience Days can offer tickets for the perfect spooky day out – a London Bridge Experience for two adults and two children.  

Voted the ‘Top Horror Attraction in the World’, this character-led journey through thousands of years of history promises a day full of frights and horrible histories – and all for 9,000 points. And if you don’t have enough points, you can always pay with cash and earn 10 points for every £1 spent.  

Family on a train journey

Choose a day out via train

If we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that there are plenty of places to visit here in the UK. Cities like Brighton, Cardiff, and Manchester are great choices if you want to spend a day exploring historic buildings, shopping for goodies, and eating out.   

Wherever you go, make sure you’ve downloaded the Virgin Trains Ticketing app so you can earn points on every journey you take.  

Tuck into a takeaway

Sometimes all you need for a fun group activity is a meal to share and a movie to watch. When hunger strikes there are several fabulous Virgin Red partners you can earn points with as you munch.  

For pizza there’s Pizza Hut (from one point per £1) or Domino’s (three points per £1), while Just Eat (up to four points per £1) and Deliveroo (earn up to five per £1) have endless cuisines and high street favourites like Nando’s or McDonald’s to choose from. 

Child enjoying a doughnut

And finally, a treat for kids big and small

After a long week of activities you deserve something nice to end the week, and for just 200 points you can bag a Greggs muffin or doughnut. Sweet! 

Find out more about Virgin Red, the rewards club from Virgin. You can sign up or login for free