October Half-Term Havens

18th October 2016

Half-term is almost here again, a much-needed break from the routine for tired children and parents alike. To tie in with three of our newest store openings, we’ve rounded up some of the respective areas’ best attractions to keep your little darlings entertained this break.

family exploring the countryside with joules autumn collection


Our largest store to date opened with much fanfare this August, right in the middle of the month-long Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Situated on George Street, the city’s shopping destination of choice, it’s continued to keep drawing in the crowds.

Located in the city’s World Heritage Site, adjacent to the iconic, ancient volcano, Arthur’s Seat and close to Holyrood Palace – the Queen’s Edinburgh residence, is the futuristic form of Our Dynamic Earth. An interactive, 5-star attraction that tells the story of planet Earth, how we live in its different environments and the challenges that the Earth faces today. A favourite of locals and tourists alike there’s something here for all ages. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the attraction’s many highlights.

family sitting in the countryside


Stratford is our second largest store. It was opened during the town’s celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Housed within a beautiful listed building it’s a very spacious and exciting retail space that we’re really rather proud of.

One of the best ways to explore this historically rich town is on foot. A self-guided treasure hunt tour, enjoyed at your own pace, is perfect for discovering fascinating, often otherwise overlooked, details and facts. With clues to unlock to lead you to the hidden treasure, it’s a fun and informative way to get to know Stratford and of course, its most famous son, William Shakespeare.

family wearing joules autumn collection in the countryside


Situated in the Intu Shopping Centre on the High Street our new store is in one the area’s best-loved retail destinations. With everything from family entertainment and a kid’s club to make shopping with little ones easier to food and drink options to suit every taste, visitors to the new Joules store have told us they’ve stayed a whole lot longer than they had planned to!

30 metres below woodland lies the popular Chislehurst Caves, a labyrinth of manmade caves dug originally for the chalk needed for brick making. The caves opened to the public at the beginning of the 20th century where guided tours on Victorian topics of interest from smuggling to gruesome crimes and grisly history were offered. Today still, lamp-lit tours are a highlight at the caves, though there are plenty of special events to make it well worth a trip at any time of year.

What have you got planned for your little ones this half-term?

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