February 2014

1 February 12pm – 1.30pm

Birmingham Royal Ballet Open Theatre for Families
A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of this amazing ballet company. Fun for all the family!
Free
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

1, 15, 22 February 11am – 12.30pm

Free Saturday Playhouse
Saturday Playhouse now takes place every Saturday morning in our new family space The Lookout space for families, offering a range of exciting art activities for young artists and their families. From drawing and print making to model making, each time there is always something new to do!
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Free
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

7,14,21,28 February 10am – 10.45am & 11am – 11.45am

Under 5s First Steps
Join us for this active weekly workshop where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies. Everyone welcome, come and have a go!
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

14 February 10.15am – 11.15am 11.30am – 12.30am

Mini Art Club
Make friends, make noise, make a mess! For families with children aged 1-4.
To avoid disappointment, you need to book ahead for our mini art club. We start taking bookings one week before the event.
Free
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8888
www.manchestergalleries.org

15 – 23 February

Scarecrow Festival
Visit the Scarecrow Festival in the gardens and at the Farm this spring half-term. Over 30 scarecrows will be resident in the gardens. Find the farmyard scarecrows and have a go at making your own.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 374435 or 01625 374400
www.tattonpark.org.uk

17 – 21 February 11am – 12.30pm

Half Term Little Artists
Make a mess and have a great time as you create characters from your favourite stories out of recycled materials. Getting creative with discarded objects and turning them into fantastic, exciting works of art, this up-cycling workshop is loads of fun and interactive for the whole family. Just bring yourselves – we provide the junk!
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

17 – 21 February 11am – 12.30pm

Half Term Little Actors
Do you love The Gruffalo? Then come and join us for a fun-packed workshop! Taking place each day of half term, we’ll play games and delve into the worlds of our favourite stories including The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came To Tea and more!
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

17 – 21 February 9am – 12 noon

Entrance Exam Workshop
In-depth tuition week to help children from years 4 and 5 in need of some extra support in the preparation for Grammar/ Independent school entrance exams. The aim is to reinforce knowledge & understanding, practice exam papers and boost confidence in Maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
Choice Home Tutoring
Venues in Didsbury and Sale
Tel: 0161 434 7045 or 07527 377502
www.choicehometutoring.co.uk

17 – 21 February 9am – 12 noon

Fun Numeracy & Literacy Workshop
Numeracy and literacy booster workshop for children in years 2 and 3. Following a theme for the week, children will develop understanding and knowledge of Maths and English following the national curriculum.
Choice Home Tutoring
Venues in Didsbury
Tel: 0161 434 7045 or 07527 377502
www.choicehometutoring.co.uk

17 – 21 February and 24 – 28 February 8.45am – 16pm

One Goal Sports Camps
Multi-Sports camps for children aged 5-12 where they will have a chance to try a variety of activities, including basketball, football, hockey and dodgeball.
Venues: (17-21) Smithy Bridge Primary School, Rochdale;
(17-21) Boothstown Village Hall, Worsley;
(24-28) Tithe Barn Primary School, Stockport
Tel: 0808 1414611
E.mail: jamie@one-goal.co.uk
More info and special offer on M&D page about One Goal Camps

27 February – 2 March

The Fairy Experience
Dawber Photography will be transforming our studio into a magical make-believe fairytale wonderland to photograph girls (0 – 14 years) and boys (0 – 10 years) dressed up as fairies and elves in our fabulous costumes.
£25 session fee with no obligation to purchase; prices start from £45 for a 10″ x 8″ beautiful colour print
Dawber Photography, Stockport
Tel: 0161 483 3114
www.dawberphoto.co.uk/fairy-experience-photographers/”

28 February 10am – 10.45am & 11.15am – 12pm

Under 5s Doodle Tots
Enjoy painting, sticking and making your own works of art in this colourful workshop. No skills or expertise are needed in this relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can spend time with your tot exploring a range of materials and – best of all – having fun getting messy. Don’t worry, aprons are provided!
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

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