What’s On February Half Term

Family friendly ideas to keep the kids entertained and you sane!

 

Once again we’ve had a look at what’s happening in and around Manchester during the half term holidays. This list doesn’t include everything, so please do add things in the comments box.

It’s a bit quick and dirty, but will hopefully give you some ideas and signpost you to relevant places for more information.

 

Museum of Science and Industry

Steam, Sweat and Sewers – a programme of special half term activities running 14th – 22nd February. For more information visit mosi.org.uk/steamsweatandsewers

 

steam, sweat & sewers MOSI

 

Imperial War Museum

War at Sea – creative sessions and story telling, weekdays throughout February and daily in half term (14th – 22nd February). For more information visit iwm.org.uk/family-activities

 

The Manchester Museum

Living Worlds – drop in sessions. Create paper butterflies and other animals to take away (16th – 20th February). For more information visit events.manchester.ac.uk

 

Jodrell Bank Discover Centre

Solar System hands on activities – try some science experiments for yourself (16th – 20th February). For more information visit jodrellbank.net/februaryhalfterm

 

People’s History Museum

Election Craft Table (14th – 22nd February), Little PHM Under The Rainbow (15th February) and Hands on History (18th February) – crafts and interactive story telling. For more information visit phm.org.uk/whatson

 

Manchester Art Gallery

Holiday Workshops – Mini Worlds (17th – 20th February). For more information visit manchestergalleries.org/whatson

 

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Book Art Workshop and Storytelling (18th February). For more information visit elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk/bookartandstorytelling

 

Ordsall Hall

Half Term Fun – Create a Coat of Arms; ‘Feed Me’ Fly Traps; Fabric Design; Valentines Quiz; Egg Box Garden. For calendar and more information visit salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture

 

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Half Term Fun – Make and Take: Dog Tags; Salford at War Quiz; Chinese Dragon Puppets. For calendar and more information visit salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/whatson

 

The Lowry

Half Term Little Artists and Little Actors - Little artists can celebrate The Lowry’s performance of I Believe in Unicorns by making their own galloping unicorns,  while little actors can celebrate The Lowry’s sing-a-long-a-Frozen with an interactive workshop (both run 16th – 20th February). For more information visit thelowry.com/familyvisits

 

Craft activities, the Lowry

 

National Football Museum

Facepainting, Story telling and Half Term Skills Sessions – check calander for more information nationalfootballmuseum.com/families

 

Stockley Farm

Reopens on February 14th and is open all half term week, so amongst other things you can learn all about lambing. For more information visit stockleyfarm.co.uk

 

Red House Farm

Pizza Making Fun – Morning and afternoon classes plus all the usual attractions (16th – 20th February). For more information visit redhousefarm.co.uk/halfterm

 

Delamere Forest

Gruffalo Child Trail – 1.5Km trail in search of the Gruffalo child. Open until 28th February. For more information visit forestry.gov.uk

 

The Gruffalo Child Trail

 

Tatton Park

Scarecrow Festival – Hunt for scarecrows around the house and gardens and make your own (14th – 22nd February). For more information visit events.tattonpark.org.uk

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Wild Animals – Make a wild animal teller you can take outside to identify animals and their poo! (16th – 20th February). For more information visit nationaltrust.org.uk/quarrybank

 

Lyme Park

Xplorer Orienteering – use a simple map to find the markers and complete the challenge (9th – 18th February). For more information visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lymepark

 

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Celebrating the Year of the Ram (19th – 22nd February). For more information visit 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/chinesenewyear2015

 

Manchester Chinese New Year

 

Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots

Vue Cinemas – all your favourite episodes with a new special one! (14th – 19th February). For more information visit myvue.com/peppapigthegoldenboots

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Waterside Arts Centre (14th – 18th February). For more information visit  watersideartscentre.co.uk/goldilocksandthe3bears

 

Frozen Sing-a-Long

The Waterside Arts Centre – Let It Go etc. Bring your Elsa dress! (19th February). For more information visit watersideartscentre.co.uk/frozensingalong

 

Your local library for story time, its dry, clean and free. Find a library near you.

 

Happy holidays,

 

Alison x  (your 4Manchester Women Editor)

 

Photographs: MOSI, The Lowry, Delamere Forest, Chinese New Year Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

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