Stuck for things to do this half term? Here are a few ideas:
- Use ideas from our “I’m Bored!” page.
- If you want a day out, you could explore local English Heritage sites.
- In North Yorkshire, you could follow a bird-themed trail around the beautiful grounds of the ruined 12th-century Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. But if the February weather’s bad, head to Swanley Grange Learning Centre for nature-themed crafts and bird box making (16–24 February, site entrance adult £8.60, child £4.50, family £21.80, 01765 608888, nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey).
Local events from the Kirklees Council Website:
Monday 18th February 2013, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
“Come fly with me” at Huddersfield Children’s Library: “Make a hot air balloon to take home. The event will be led by award-winning local jewellery-maker Elisa Etemad who runs Crafty Praxis. The workshop is aimed at children aged seven or more who will be able to design a hot air balloon and put their design onto a balloon and basket. A small amount of sewing is involved. Places at the workshop are limited to 20 and booking is essential. To book a place, please contact the Children’s Library.”
“Recycled into life – Chinese creatures” at Bagshaw Museum: “
The return of our popular craft day, inspired by the objects on display. We are challenging all budding model makers to bring old junk to life as wonderful Chinese dragons or mythical creatures. Suitable for ages 5-11 years. £1 per child.”
- Wednesday 20th February 2013, 10:00AM – 1:00PM “Creative half-term fun” at Batley Art Gallery: Free art and craft workshop for 8 to 12 year olds. Using fabrics, craft materials and recycled objects, design and make your own marvellous mini beast. Booking essential”
Wednesday 20th February 2013, 10:30AM “Let the wild rumpus start” at Dewsbury Library: “Session of stories and crafts based on the book ‘Where the Wild things are’. ‘Where the Wild things are’ is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We will be creating a ‘Where the wild things are’ mural in the libraries and the children will also have the opportunity to make a ‘wild thing’ mask to take home. Free but booking essential. Contact 01924 325080.”
Thursday 21st February 2013, 2:30PM “Let the wild rumpus start” at Cleckheaton Library: “Session of stories and crafts based on the book ‘Where the Wild things are’. ‘Where the Wild things are’ is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We will be creating a ‘Where the wild things are’ mural in the libraries and the children will also have the opportunity to make a ‘wild thing’ mask to take home. Free but booking essential. Contact: 01274 335170.”
Kershaws Garden Centre (Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD) are running the following series of half term events between 10am and 12pm (there will be a small charge for materials). Phone 01484 713435 for more details.:
- Mon 18th Finger Puppets
- Tues 19th Crafts with Jo
- Wed 20th Mask Making
- Thurs 21stMothers Day Cards
- Fri 22nd Make a gift for Mum
If you know of any other half term activities or events, please contact us to let us know!