Half-term is here and that means time with the kids, time to explore and time to get in a last sneaky getaway before Christmas.

To help you on your way to half-term happiness, here’s a handy little checklist.

1. Kit out your kids

Getting the kids away from their screens and out in the fresh air can be a bit of a challenge and that’s where our selection of kids’ bikes and scooters comes in. Help them to explore the great outdoors this half-term by taking to two wheels!

If your kids love pulling stunts and tricks then the Hyper Nitro Circus Jet Fuel BMX will be right up their street. A cool paint finish combines with a clever design to produce a BMX that’s sure to stand out in the park.

If going off-road is more their style, then pick up an Apollo Chaos Junior Mountain Bike. Front suspension easily absorbs jumps and bumps, while six speed gears make short work of hills.

Add in a Halfords Essentials ABS Kids’ Helmet to keep them safe as they explore and they’ll be all set for a fun-filled half-term.

2. Share in the fun

Don’t just sit back and let your kids have all the fun this half-term – join them! E-bikes, such as our Carrera impel range, are a handy way to keep up with energetic kids without feeling like you’re running a marathon, so they’re definitely worth checking out.

Or why not go for an e-scooter? The Carrera impel is-1 Electric Scooter packs a maximum speed of 15.5mph and a maximum range of 18.6 miles into its small frame. It comes with an IPX5 waterproof rating, making it both rain and puddle proof (perfect for the British weather!), and the quick folding mechanism makes transportation easy.*

3. Make sure your car is ready to face the winter

Autumn might have been pretty mild so far, but we know the colder and harsher weather of winter isn’t too far away. And that makes it the perfect time to check in with your car and make sure it’ll be there to support you through the coming months (particularly if you’re heading out on a getaway this half-term).

Best of all, our 10-Point Car Health Check is currently completely free. This means you can get your headlights, brake lights, wiper blades, battery, tyre depth, oil level and more checked without having to pay a penny! The offer only runs until 1st November 2021, so book in today to avoid missing out.

4. Don’t forget comfort and safety

If you’re heading out on the road this half-term, your kids can travel in comfort, safety and style (and hopefully a few less ‘are we there yets?’) with our Joie for Halfords child car seats. We’ve teamed up with industry expert Joie to bring you two models that offer a wealth of protective and comfort-boosting features.

The Joie for Halfords Convoy Group 0+/1/2 Car Seat gives you three seats in one and adapts as your child grows. It’s suitable for kids from birth through to approximately seven years old, features ISOFIX technology for added safety, comes with six recline positions and has both side impact protection and a Baby Armour steel frame.

The Joie for Halfords Transfix i-Size Group 2/3 Car Seat is suitable for 3-12 year olds and comes with three layers of protection (including an exclusive Tri-Protect™ headrest with Intelli-Fit™ memory foam). The seat also boasts ISO-FIT connectors, side impact protection and even machine washable covers for those little accidents.

5. Pack like a pro

When the back seat’s taken up by kids, that doesn’t leave a huge amount of space for bags or bikes. So create some extra space with a roof box or bike rack (or both!).

The Halfords Advanced 470L Black Roof Box is a smart pick here as it provides you with ample extra packing space along with easy loading from either side of the card. It’s also quick, easy and safe to mount to roof bars, which is music to any staycationer’s ears.

We’d also recommend the Thule Force XT M Roof Box, which shares many of the same features and has a forward mounting position to help keep it out of the way of your boot.

If you need a hand with fitting your roof box, all you need to do is choose the fitting option during the checkout process and one of our in-store colleagues will be on hand to help.


We hope you have a great time this half-term! For all your motoring and cycling needs, you want halfords.com.

* Legal warning: eScooter law – not to be used on public roads, cycle paths or pavements. Only on private land with the landowner’s consent.