Can you believe it’s half-term! A whole week off school to entertain the little ones, but fret not, there’s plenty at Retail World that will keep the family happy; from fun crafts and painting supplies at Hobbycraft to Happy Meal treats at McDonald’s!

October half term means Halloween is creeping up too, and what a better time to brush up on your pumpkin carving skills and stock up on novelty decorations, spooky accessories, and delicious sweet treats from the likes of Asda Living and B&M? And, with your favourite cafes offering seasonal hot drinks, why not take a break from the retail therapy and treat yourself to one of Costa’s (inside Next) delicious gingerbread, roasted hazelnut or cinnamon lattes?

Festive drinks on offer marks the autumn/winter fashion season being in full swing, so we feel it’s time to wrap up in your woolly hats and scarves when venturing outside, or curl up in your snuggly ones to watch great boxed sets, films and TV in the warmth of your home. New Look, Next, GAP and TK Maxx have some gorgeous knits, toasty loungewear and sleepwear to choose from. And if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in, you’ll probably want to check out Harveys (guaranteed christmas delivery at the moment!) and Asda Living’s candles and bedlinen and Bensons for Beds too…

And for the really organised among you, we reckon half term days off are the perfect opportunity to check out what’s in store for Christmas! Pop in to Smyth’s Toys with the kids and let them see what takes their fancy to put on their Christmas list for Santa so you can get them sorted early and save the last minute scouring for that MUST-HAVE toy!

Whatever you are up to this half term, have a good one and we look forward to seeing you at Retail World soon!