On Sunday 8th April at 2pm one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, is brought to life on stage just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best-selling book.
Taking Flight Theatre Company presents You’ve Got Dragons on Wednesday 11th April. Bad dreams? Swirly tummy? Feeling prickly? What can a child with a bad case of the dragons do? You’ve Got Dragons is delightful tale with live, original music. This highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons we all face.
Lastly, Ballet enthusiasts can enjoy a screening of the Vienna Festival Ballet performing the most popular Ballet of all time, Swan Lake, on Sunday 15th April at 2pm or 5pm.
Families with older children studying English or Drama may be interested to see the Royal Opera House LIVE screening of Macbeth on Wednesday 4th April (Tickets £10 for under 16s) and The John Godber Theatre Company’s hilarious and heartfelt new play, The Scary Bikers, on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th April (Tickets start from £16 per person).
Family tickets are available for selected performances. For further information on any of the events listed above or to book tickets visit www.artrix.co.uk or call Box Office on 01527 577330.
Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN.
February 20th: Ages 2-11 years! Time: 10.30 – 11.30am
Venue: Tesco Store, Foxoak Street, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 5DF. Price: £8 for the first child, £7 for siblings
These sessions are exclusively for new mums and babies from birth to 6 months old. You are invited to come and make some beautiful Keepsakes and celebrate your first Mothers Day in these very special Tiny Treasures workshops. These fun interactive classes run for an hour and half and are a relaxed way to meet other parents, have fun with your baby, be creative, have a cuppa and cake all at the same time! A great session for all artistic abilities!
Baby’s First Mothers Day!
At Mary Stevens Park we have our own room to work in with a toilet and baby change facility and your ticket price includes all the materials needed to make your wonderful keepsakes and also tea and cake – and of course a good chat!
The aim of our sessions is run a relaxed friendly session, with all the guidance and help you might need for your keepsakes, which will all run at a pace to suit you and your baby. These sessions not only help you spend time bonding with your baby and making beautiful quality keepsakes together, but also allow you to meet other local new mums in a relaxed atmosphere. With your newborn babies and those of up to 6/7 months you will be able to create beautiful treasured memories of your baby’s development. The keepsakes are perfect to keep as treasured memories and to give as special gifts to loved ones.
Tiny Treasures costs £15 per sessions and includes the following;
* 2 quality products for you to transform in to lovely personalised crafts for you to create and take away. At this session we will be making a Canvas and bunting for your babies room.
* All paint, sparkles & materials
* Cuppa and cake
* The opportunity to meet new friends
*** Places are limited and this workshop is very popular, pre-booking essential
Book online at www.bookwhen.com/creationstationhalesowen
Book our fabulous LIVE ANIMAL SHOW this Half Term.
Show Times: 12pm and 2pm daily
Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February (inclusive)
Live Show including:
– Mr Racoon, Skunk, Honey Bear & Friends
– Fun animal facts & petting zoo
– Free entry to the Arboretum with every child ticket
PRICE: £4 per child
arleyarboretum.co.uk. Arley Lane, Upper Arley, Worcestershire, DY12 1SQ. 01299 861368.
Monday 19th – Bring the kids along for a fabulous session of pond dipping or bug hunting. We will also have story walk sessions throughout the day, Arts and Crafts will be taking place as a drop in session and we will have our special February trail on sale at reception.We will have fabulous face painting throughout the day!
Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd –Meet our animals! We will be giving presentations throughout the day from 10.30 until 3.00pm. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about some of the animals we keep in our Education department, chosen from; Corn Snake, Sand Boa, Giant Land Snail, Chameleon, Tenrec, Gargoyle Gecko, Bearded Dragon, Poisonous Dart Frogs and Stick Insects!
Wednesday 21st – Arts and Crafts will be taking place as a drop in session and we will have our special February trail on sale at reception. Face painting too!
Friday 23rd –Bring the kids along for a fabulous session of pond dipping or bug hunting. We will also have story walk sessions throughout the day. Arts and Crafts will be taking place as a drop in session and we will have our special February trail on sale at reception. Face painting too!
All events are on a first come, first served basis. For more information contact reception at 0121 454 1860 at Botanical Gardens.
Family friendly events:
Story, sensory play and fun in our popular under 4’s stay and play session. Suitable for ages 12 months – 4 years. The session is designed for babies, toddlers and their carers to interact and play.
Dudley Museum at Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley. www.discoverdudleyevents.co.uk/locations/dudley-museum-at-dudley-archives/. Call 01384 812770.
Currently Showing (from April 20th)
A Wrinkle in Time
Castle Gate Way, Dudley. Call 01384 216800 or check the website for availability https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/showtimes/showcase-dudley/
Visit our amazing new ‘Early Man Secret Cave’ to get up close to characters & sets used in the new Aardman Animations film!
This fantastic, exclusive exhibit will be at the Park every day from 10th – 25th February. Don’t miss out on a unique opportunity to view the intricate detail & expert craftsmanship from the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run!
Book tickets online – www.wmsp.co.uk/tickets
Unleash your engineers and scientists this half term! Book them into one of our Engineering Science workshops where they can invent, build & experiment with our science and engineering activities. February 19th- 23rd.
– Hands on science activities
– K’nex building challenge
– Rides on the Minature train*
– Surprise star attraction!!!**
Visitors can also explore the historic houses and also take part in the free Science Discovery trail around the museum grounds. Pre-booking is essential, the workshops will be timed sessions in the New Guesten Hall. Engineering Science! activities are aimed at families with children aged 5-11 years, parents welcome to get involved! Children must be supervised at all times. Engineering Science! workshops are an additional charge of £3.50 per child.
Be the star of an extraordinary Dinosaur Augmented Reality experience at Enginuity this half-term between Monday 19 and Friday 23 February.
Immerse yourself into a wonderful Augmented Reality world at Enginuity. Thanks to state of the art technology you will magically appear on our big screen amongst the dinosaurs. The Augmented Reality experience is included in the admission charge to Enginuity.
Other activities taking place during the whole half-term holiday (Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 February) at Enginuity include making Pterodactyl Fliers using brightly coloured craft materials. Once the design is finished kids can launch their rocket powered Pterodactyl and see it fly across Enginuity. Young archaeologists will be able to find hidden artefacts in our ‘Dig-up a Dinosaur’ sand-pit everyday over the break.
The Fliers workshop runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm. There is an additional cost of £1 per Pterodactyl. All other activities are included in the admission fee.
Tel: 01952 433 424. Enginuity, 10 Wellington Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford.
FitKids February Half Term dates!!!
Mon 19th Feb 10.30-12.30
Thurs 22nd Feb 10.30-12.30
Message the page or contact Sarah 07528277243 to book.
£6 PER CHILD. MUST BOOK TO GUARANTEE SPACE. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. SNACK AND DRINKS PROVIDED.
41-42 High Street, Stourbridge.
Friday 23rd 11-12: Ozobots and Spheros coding fun for kids!
Tuesday 20th 4.30-5.30: Code Club is aimed at children age 9-11. Please contact the Library to check if there are places.
Monday 19th: Stop Motion Animation. To book-www.eventbrite.co.uk
Friday 23rd: Stop Motion Animation. To book-www.eventbrite.co.uk
Monday 19th 10.30-11.15: Dinosaur Half Term Craft, tickets £1. Call 01905 822722 to book.
Thursday 22nd 10.30-11.15: Desk Tidy Storytime and Craft, tickets £1. Call 01905 822722 to book.
Friday 23rd 10-12: Scrapbooking Fun! £5. Call 01384 872348 to book.
Tuesday 20th 2.30-4.30: Harry Potter Half Term Extravaganza! Games, activities, treasure hunt, refreshments, prize for best dressed Harry Potter character! Call 01384 812755 to book.
Our hugely popular school holiday activities and boat trip are back for more family fun this February Half Term!
Join us at Little Skippers for a 45 minute boat trip followed by things to make and do. Discover how locks work with our miniature canal, get messy making some watery paint pictures and create a paper fish complete with scales for our fish pond!
Tickets are just £5.00 each and include the boat trip as well as activities for children and a hot drink from The Gongoozler for adults. The boat departs at 10am – visitors are encouraged to arrive by 9.50am to check-in before their trip.
Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, 501 Birmingham New Road, DY1 4SB, Dudley.
Tickets available: dudleycanaltrust.org.uk
Currently Showing (from April 20th)
Duck Duck Goose
*Coco (Kids Club – 21st & 22nd April)
*Ferdinand (Kids Club- 21st & 22nd April)
* Kids Club! Weekends & school holidays, cinema tickets just £2.50 on a selection of films.
Merry Hill. Call 0870 0102030 or check the website for availability: http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/dudley_merry_hill/37/
February Half Term Activities:
High Street, Wordsley, StourbridgeWest, DY8 4AZ. Call: 01384 812381.
Please check availability before arrival.
10.30am to 3.30pm February 23rd. No booking required. £3 per person. Suitable for families 4+.
Dudley Museum at Dudley Archives, Tipton Road.
Wilderness Explorers gives children the opportunity to experience and explore nature in the beautiful woodland setting of Bodenham Arboretum. In a safe and secure environment children can enjoy bushcraft and other forest school type activities, including den building, mud kitchen, campfire cooking and natural arts and crafts. Please note that unless otherwise stated children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
2 HOUR SESSION – 5 – 12 year olds…
Wednesday 21st Feb 10 -12noon & 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 22nd Feb 10 -12 noon & 1.00pm – 3.00pm
1 HOUR SESSION – UNDER 5s
Friday 23rd Feb 10 – 11am & 11.30 – 12.30pm
For further information on times, activities and prices, please email Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminste
FEBRUARY SPECIAL OFFER!
For one week only we will be selling entrance tickets to our February Half Term week for only £5 PER PERSON
10:30am-4:00pm, 17th-25th February 2018
Don’t miss out on this amazing deal!🌼
www.wonderlandmidlands.com. You can book before arrival.
Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th- Toddler Forest Play:Outdoor play group for pre-schoolers’. Lots of activities to explore and discover. Session includes a drink and campfire cooked snack. £5 per child. £3.50 siblings. 10am-11.30am. Family Forest Play: 23rd February.
Saturday 17th- Boys in the Wood: Session for male carers (dads, uncles, granddads) to enjoy a forest play session with their children girls or boys! Sessions include all the usual activities, den building, craft activities using tools, fire lighting and a campfire cooked bacon sandwich. £6.50 per child. 10am-12pm. Family Forest Adventures: Monthly session for family groups, activities as above. £6.50 per child. 1pm – 3pm.
Tuesday 20th- Nature Club -£15 Bird Box Making: Holiday Club for those aged 5 and over. Drop off session with a focus on nature. Sessions include a mixture of exploring and discovering the forest with a craft or practical activities.
Wednesday 21st – Go Wild -£15 – 10am-2pm:Drop off session for those aged 5 and over. Activities include den building, exploring nature, fire lighting, games and muddy play. Session includes a campfire cooked lunch. Prices and times vary seasonally.
Thursday 22nd- Forest Explorers -£15 – 10am-2pm. As above but for over 8 year olds. Includes use of tools and a bit more adventurous activities!
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. WWW.ABREATHOFFRESHAIR.EDUCATION