February

It is half term time. Whether you’ll choose open air fun at Scarecrow Festival in Tatton Park or Arts and Crafts club at Parrs Wood School we are certain that your kids will enjoy it.

All February Daily 10.00-17.00

Museum of Science and Industry- Experiment
Stare into the mirror of infinity, create a tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Play with 25 hands-on exhibits and see science in action.
Could you lift a MINI? Find out how the power of gears can give even the weakest of weaklings super strength.
Be mesmerised by bubbles passing through giant columns of coloured liquids to demonstrate viscosity, see how many of the city’s homes can be lit by using household waste as power, and measure your reactions against the speed of light.
Museum of Science and Industry
Liverpool Road Manchester M3 4FP
Tel: 0161 832 2244
msimanchester.org.uk

All February Daily 10.00-17.00

The Revolution Manchester Show Recommended for ages 5 to 11
This lively show tells the story of how science and industry came together in Manchester, shaping our lives today. With explosions, flying, dancing, and audience participation you’ll see how Manchester built our world.
Museum of Science and Industry
Liverpool Road Manchester M3 4FP
Tel: 0161 832 2244
msimanchester.org.uk

2 February 10.30am – 11.15am

Toddler tales
Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own.
Suitable for families with children 5 and under.
Free
The John Rylands Library Deansgate
150 Deansgate
Manchester
Tel: 0161 306 0555
www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

3, 10, 17, 24 February 10am – 10.45am & 11am – 11.45am

Under 5s First Steps
Weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families. Come along and feel the groove as your little one explores their creativity and has tons of fun! This season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies.
Suitable for ages 2½ – 4½ .
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

4, 11, 18, 25 February 11am – 12.30pm

Lookout, It’s Saturday Playhouse!
A free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There’s something new to do every Saturday morning!
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Free
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

10 February 10.30am – 12 noon

Experitots: Our World
These popular creative activity sessions for under-6s feature puppets and storytelling to introduce the wonders of science to knee-high explorers and to help toddlers get the most out of our hand-on science gallery Experiment. This month’s session explores Our World.
£3 for one child and one adult, £2 for additional child
Limited place, booking recommended
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
To reserve a place: 0161 833 0027
msimanchester.org.uk

10 February – 12 March

LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days
Superhero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO Batman™ is all of those and so much more. Come meet Gotham City’s Caped Crusader during this celebration of the Warner Bros. feature film, which will include photo ops with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO Batman™-inspired LEGO build activities.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre,
Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA
intu.co.uk/traffordcentre/events/lego-batman-movie-days-at-legoland-discovery-centre

14, 28 February 10.30-11.15am, 11.30am-12.15pm

Baby Explorer interactive story and sensory play sessions
Specially devised stories, inspired by Manchester Museum collections, that include music, songs, props and real objects, supported by a range of playful sensory resources for babies to explore.
Free, book one week in advance
Manchester Museum (Nature Discovery gallery, floor 1)
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Tel: 0161 275 2648
www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

14, 28 February 13pm – 13.45pm

Musical Baby Explorers
Live music and songs session, inspired by Manchester Museum collections, supported by a range of playful sensory resources for babies to explore. A space to play, share and discover together.
Free, book one week in advance
Manchester Museum (Nature Discovery gallery, floor 1)
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Tel: 0161 275 2648
www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

18 – 26 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. Closed Monday.
Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Tel: 01625 374400
www.tattonpark.org.uk

21 February 10.30 – 12.30

Walking to Health – Drinkwater Meadow Walk
An easy 1.9 mile walk, taking in the Knott and Darcy’s Pond
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Lyme Park volunteer on a guided walk. These easy to moderate walks take in beautiful scenery and explore lesser known areas of the Park.
Lyme Park
Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR
Tel: 01663 762023
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme

21 – 23 February 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 & 16.00 (1 hour sessions)

Bramall Hall Half Term Fun!
Try your hand at a difference craft activity each day – printing, stained glass, wattle and daub, or ceiling pendant making.
Suitable for ages 6+
Price: £3 per child
Bramall Hall
Hall Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3NX
Tel: 0161 474 2020
www.stockport.gov.uk/whats-on-at-bramall-hall

24 February 10.00, 13.00, 15.00 (1 hour sessions)

The Beasts of Bramall Hall A magical tour of the Hall for younger visitors.
Listen to stories based on the creatures found here and find the Red Dragon. 10am, 1pm & 3pm (1 hour sessions)
Suitable for ages 3-6 years
Price: £3 per child Booking essential
Bramall Hall
Hall Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3NX
Tel: 0161 474 2020
www.stockport.gov.uk/whats-on-at-bramall-hall

26 February 11am – 12.30pm

Relaxed Playhouse!
On the last Sunday of every month Relaxed Playhouse is an accessible visual art activity for children with additional needs aged 5-11 and their families.
Led by an experienced visual artist this laid back activity will offer families the opportunity to spend time together doing something creative and having fun.
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Free, places are limited, book in advance
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

 

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