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February 2017 Half Term in Peterborough

January 31, 2017

Hello all, It’s me again back with my list of half term activities to keep your brood occupied this February.  As always, events that are on more than once are repeated across the days so you need only look at the day you want. I try and keep things easy for you.

If you know of an event that I have missed or that you would like me to add, please message me on any of my social media platforms or email hello[at]messyblog.uk – For events to be added they will need to have an actual web page that I can link to for the correct information. I will also require the name, date and time of the event with a little information on what visitors can expect including any costs involved.

Please feel free to share across any of your social media accounts and please let me know of there are any mistakes. I’ll try and get them rectified asap.

Saturday 18th Feb

Image courtesy of Sacrewell Farm

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize

Sunday 19th

Wow! Said the Owl – Key Theatre – Full Price £9, Concessions £7 (inc fees).  Explore the wow-world of colours with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what day light brings. From the warm pink glow of dawn through to a day filled with the bright colours of green leaves, blue sky, grey clouds and, finally, a stunning rainbow — ‘WOW!’. But despite the beauty of the daytime world, the little owl decides that the night-time stars are the most beautiful of all. Suitable for everyone over the age of 2yrs – “this show charms young and old alike.”

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Monday 20th

Make a Bird Box – Ferry Meadows – Come and make a Bird Box with the team at Ferry Meadows to take home with you and  provide a home for the birds in your Garden. All materials and tools provided. Suitable for Age 8+. Parental supervision will be required.  Involves use of tools including saw and hammer. Cost:  £5 per box, Booking online essential.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize

Superhero Science – Peterborough Museum – 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Ever wished you could have superpowers like your favourite comic book heroes (and villains!)? With these Club Viva drop-in days at Peterborough Museum this February half term, your dreams could come true as you enter a world of Superhero Science and find out just what it takes to accomplish these amazing feats. With lots of hands-on experiments and activities you can test your super-strength just like Wonder Woman, find out how superheroes fly and discover a different superpower in every room. Did you know that x-ray vision like Superman’s is real? Take a look at how doctors use it to look inside you in the Museum’s real Victorian Operating Theatre.

Image courtesy of Vivacity

Tuesday 21st

Superhero Science – Peterborough Museum – 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Ever wished you could have superpowers like your favourite comic book heroes (and villains!)? With these Club Viva drop-in days at Peterborough Museum this February half term, your dreams could come true as you enter a world of Superhero Science and find out just what it takes to accomplish these amazing feats. With lots of hands-on experiments and activities you can test your super-strength just like Wonder Woman, find out how superheroes fly and discover a different superpower in every room. Did you know that x-ray vision like Superman’s is real? Take a look at how doctors use it to look inside you in the Museum’s real Victorian Operating Theatre.

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Wednesday 22nd

Monstersauraus – Key Theatre – This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation! Suitable for ages: 3+ Running time: 50mins. £13.50 (inc fees)

Tales and Tails – QueensgateShopping Centre. Why not step inside a giant peach for this free half term story telling event where Roald Dahls Revolting Rhymes come to life. Sessions start at 11am and are free to join. book in advance to avoid disappointment as the peach is limited to 25 children per session

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize

Superhero Science – Peterborough Museum – 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Ever wished you could have superpowers like your favourite comic book heroes (and villains!)? With these Club Viva drop-in days at Peterborough Museum this February half term, your dreams could come true as you enter a world of Superhero Science and find out just what it takes to accomplish these amazing feats. With lots of hands-on experiments and activities you can test your super-strength just like Wonder Woman, find out how superheroes fly and discover a different superpower in every room. Did you know that x-ray vision like Superman’s is real? Take a look at how doctors use it to look inside you in the Museum’s real Victorian Operating Theatre.

Wild Wednesday – Ferry Meadows – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. This is a Drop in event, no booking required, just come along. FREE EVENT – Suggested donation of £2 on the day.

Thursday 23rd

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Superhero Science – Peterborough Museum – 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Ever wished you could have superpowers like your favourite comic book heroes (and villains!)? With these Club Viva drop-in days at Peterborough Museum this February half term, your dreams could come true as you enter a world of Superhero Science and find out just what it takes to accomplish these amazing feats. With lots of hands-on experiments and activities you can test your super-strength just like Wonder Woman, find out how superheroes fly and discover a different superpower in every room. Did you know that x-ray vision like Superman’s is real? Take a look at how doctors use it to look inside you in the Museum’s real Victorian Operating Theatre.

Monstersauraus – Key Theatre – This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation! Suitable for ages: 3+ Running time: 50mins. £13.50 (inc fees)

Friday 24th

Charming Worms – Ferry Meadows – Come along to find out more about these amazing creatures and to have a go at charming them to the surface. Then make a wormery to take home with you. Suitable for ages:  3+. Cost:  £3 per child.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize.

Superhero Science – Peterborough Museum – 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Ever wished you could have superpowers like your favourite comic book heroes (and villains!)? With these Club Viva drop-in days at Peterborough Museum this February half term, your dreams could come true as you enter a world of Superhero Science and find out just what it takes to accomplish these amazing feats. With lots of hands-on experiments and activities you can test your super-strength just like Wonder Woman, find out how superheroes fly and discover a different superpower in every room. Did you know that x-ray vision like Superman’s is real? Take a look at how doctors use it to look inside you in the Museum’s real Victorian Operating Theatre.

Drawing Heroes – Werrington and Hampton Libraries at 11.30am and 2.30 pm respectively. Discover the art of drawing superhero comics in these free family workshops with James Parsons. At this brand new Club Viva session at Werrington, Hampton and Central Library, you can:

  • Discover the process of putting a comic book together from a professional artist.
  • Learn how to draw your favourite characters
  • Create your own superheroes
  • Earn your Arts Award Discover qualification*

These workshops are for ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult and booking in advance is strongly recommended as places are limited.

Saturday 25th

The Colour of Me –  Key Theatre – £8 (inc fees) Wiggle Dance Theatre present The Colour of Me! Join us in a magical world of colour. Can you feel the excitement of the deep blue sea, the green peacefulness of nature, or bravely go where no child has ever been… inside an orange? But do watch out for red, who is sometimes very cross… Come and experience the beautiful rainbow of emotions that lives inside each and every one of us. What colour are you today? With live music and projection this interactive dance theatre performance promises to delight, tickle and inspire young audiences.

Drawing Heroes – Peterborough Central Library at 10.am and 1.00 pm. Discover the art of drawing superhero comics in these free family workshops with James Parsons. At this brand new Club Viva session at Werrington, Hampton and Central Library, you can:

  • Discover the process of putting a comic book together from a professional artist.
  • Learn how to draw your favourite characters
  • Create your own superheroes
  • Earn your Arts Award Discover qualification*

These workshops are for ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult and booking in advance is strongly recommended as places are limited.

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Sunday 26th

Half Term Trail – Ferry Meadows – Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 50p per trail sheet which covers the cos of the prize.

Half Term Adventure – Sacrewell Farm – Sat 18th to Sunday 26th. 10.00-16.00. Are you looking for a half term farm adventure? We’ve got plenty of extra activities to keep the family entertained. In the woods you can work as a team to build a den, then reward yourselves with a marshmallow toasted over the campfire. In the Mill you can travel back in time to the 18th century and learn how to make a bread roll just like the Victorians did. In the discovery centre you can meet some of our smaller animals, if you’re brave enough. Normal admission prices apply, with surcharges for some activities.

Image courtesy of Sacrewell Farm

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