There is a half term during the middle of the term. Girls usually have parents, sisters and brothers to visit them. They take them out for lunch usually a nice restaurant or a picnic. Sometimes they have friends over to spend the day with their people. There's art and sewing exibition and tennis matches and swimming galas to see. At tea they have cakes, sandwiches, strawberry with cream and coffee. Girls look forward to half terms as it gives them a chance to see their family again.
Most of the parents took the girls and their friends to restraunts or to the beach. Rich families went to the posh restraunts and poorer families had picnics or lunch in a cheap restraunt. Girls whose parents couldn't come were allowed to go with someone else or stay at Malory Towers.