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Indoor family-time challenge – make a game to keep the kids entertained this half-term

With the winter we’ve been having, and half-term just around the corner, we’re sure you’re already thinking of ways to keep your little ones entertained. With more than 200 indoor and outdoor activities on offer at Center Parcs it’s not difficult to find ways to fill the day, but we know it can be tough to think of things to do at home, especially with the unpredictable British weather!

That’s why this month, we want you to create a fun indoor game that you and your family can play together, using things you already have at home. Whether it's making a puzzle out of a large printed photo, creating your very own personalised board game or even making your own family version of Snap – we can’t wait to hear all about the rules of the game, how you made it and, most importantly, who won!

To give you some inspiration, we’ve got Lisa Brown, our Games Guru, on hand for some top tips on how to make the most out of what you have at home.

Hopefully the Pinterest board we’ve put together will give you some great ideas on how to make your game, but here are a few tips to get you started:

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•    An empty cereal box, once opened up, makes a great surface to draw your board onto. Try adding different textures to the board to give it a 3D feel – you could even make your own Center Parcs game, using bubble wrap to create the iconic dome and painting some cotton wool balls for trees!

•    If your little ones are more interested in playing the game than making it, using one of the printable game templates included on our Pinterest board will give you a head start. Use bright colours to decorate the board, grab a dice and enjoy!

•    Make your own version of ‘Happy Families’ by asking your children to draw your extended family – match up aunties and uncles, granny and granddad and you could even include family friends.

•    Screw up some old newspaper and stick it together to make a ball. Decorate it, grab some empty toilet roll holders and make your own indoor ten pin bowling alley.

By getting involved in this month’s challenge you can be in with a chance of becoming a wildcard blogger and winning a break at a Center Parcs Village of your choice*!

All you have to do to enter is share a blog about the game that you created at home; being sure to let us know which of Lisa’s tips inspired you the most. Don’t forget to let us know that it’s your entry into this month’s challenge by including the line ‘This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 February challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit (specify Village)’. Terms & conditions can be found here.

Then just tweet a link to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 Twitter accounts, including the hashtag #CPFamilyBreaks.  See below for an example tweet:

@Tots 100 @CenterParcsUK Here’s my #CPFamilyBreaks entry <link to blog post>

The challenge closes on February 23rd. Good luck!