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.

2, 16 February 10.30-11.15am, 11.30am-1 2.15pm, 1-1.45pm

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.
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road Manchester
www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

2 – 20 February 14pm, 19pm, Playing Time: 2hr 10mins

Shrek The Musical
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love -sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

5, 12, 19, 26 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

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

Under 5s Doodle Tots
A colourful art workshop where children aged under 5 and their families can enjoy painting, sticking and making their own works of art. No skills or expertise needed in this relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where you can spend time with your tot exploring a range of materials and 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
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

5 February – 20 April

Chinese Art Lantern Festival at Trafford Centre
Discover the stunning Chinese Art Lantern Festival; a dazzling sea of gigantic lanterns lighting up the sky from 4.30pm – 10pm, plus panda painting, martial art performances and oriental food.
intu Trafford Centre (Overflow car park),
Manchester, M17 8AA
Tel: 0161 749 1717 / 1718
intu.co.uk/traffordcentre/events/chinese-art-lantern-festival

6, 13, 20, 27 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

6 – 21 February 11am – 12.30pm

Blast Off! at Eureka!
Come to celebrate the European Space Agency’s first British Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission in space with a whole fortnight of rocket science and join in with inter-galactic activities! Eureka! is the only place in Yorkshire where you’ll get to take part in Destination Space sessions, designed by experts in space travel (for children aged 5 – 11). Discover the role that you’d have in the space crew, and learn all about the effects that life in space has on the human body. Visitors can have a go at rocket science, plus the Eureka! crew have got their very own replica Sokol space suit.
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Free event, admissions applies
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE
Tel: 01422 330069
www.eureka.org.uk/events/blast-off/

13 February 9.30am – 10.15am, 10.15am – 11am

Baby and Toddler – Storytelling and Play session
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

13 – 21 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

13 – 21 February 11am – 16pm

February Half Term Welly Walks at Lyme Park
Explore Lyme on this fun self-led buddy friendly walk.
Lyme Park
Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR
Tel: 01663 762023
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme

14 February, None-Walking Babies: 13.00pm – 13.40pm, 0 – 4 Years: 13.45pm – 14.30pm

Storytelling With Drama 4 Tots
Sessions introduce children under five to the world of interactive sensory storytelling. There are two sessions; a sensory play and interactive story session for babies who aren’t walking yet and a session for walkers to 5yrs max. All the stories are original and devised by Drama 4 Tots & Baby Sensory Storytelling Practitioners.
Tel: 0161 833 9833
www.royalexchange.co.uk

15 – 17 February 12pm – 3pm

Art in the Stables
Clip clop over to the Stables for some horsey craft activities for the all the family, as we look forward to the Stables opening soon.
Garden ticket required.
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

15 – 19 February 11am – 4pm

February Half Term Fun and Craft
Have extra fun this February half term with free hands-on craft activity for children at Quarry Bank Mill. Get your wellys ready to make your own Welly Pegs.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

15 – 19 February 12.30pm – 13pm, 14pm – 14.30pm

February Half Term Welly Walks
Bring your wellies to join a group for a welly walk in the woods.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate
Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Tel: 01625 527468
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/

15 – 19 February, 8.00am – 4.30pm

Little SuperStars Holiday Sport and Dance Clubs
Bring your kids for whole day filled with fun and exciting sports and fitness activities. You could choose Multi Sports, Dance or Football program.
Little Superstars are running their clubs in various locations.
Tel: 07904 311 552
www.littlesuperstars.co.uk

15 – 19 February 11am – 12.30pm

Half Term Little Actors
To celebrate the visit of Shrek to the Lyric Theatre join the journey through the fairytale forest on the way to Duloc to rescue princess Fiona in this fun and interactive drama workshop for Half Term. These are separate individual workshops.
Places are limited so please book in advance.
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

15 – 19 February 11am – 12.30pm

Half Term Little Artists
To celebrate the performance of Shrek the Musical at the Lyric Theatre this half term come and make your own fairytale characters during this fun filled half term workshop.
These are separate individual workshops.
Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Tickets £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents)
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Manchester
Tel: 0843 208 6000
www.thelowry.com

15 – 19 February 10am – 4pm

Half Term at Red House Farm
Come for pizza cooking sessions. Learn to cook pizza from scratch. Or enjoy other popular activities: the barrel train, bouncy castle, big inflatable slide, balloon typhoon, gem mine and climbing wall (weather permitting)
Pizza Sessions are £10.95 (including play)
Just the play is £6.95 per child (3 years up). Under 3’s and adults go free
Red House Farm
Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5RL
Tel: 0161 941 3480
www.redhousefarm.co.uk

16, 23 February 10am – 12pm

Wacky Woods Tuesday Morning Toddler Stay and Play
Outside play at most of the weather, play trail, balance and jump off logs, watch worms, build dens, play games, do nature crafts, create muddy morsels in the mud kitchen, make music and tell stories… and also a campfire with hot snacks and drinks.
Suitable for preschool ages
No need to book. Just come when you can.
Cost £5 per child
Wacky Woods
Brookledge Ln, Adlington,
Macclesfield, Cheshire East SK10 4JU
Tel: 01625 573086
www.wackywoods.co.uk

16 – 19 February 9.30am – 5.00pm

Wacky Woods February Half Term Adventures
Get your kids outdoors for nature trails, wide games, den building, cooking on fires, pond dipping, tree climbing and lots of other outdoor fun activities.
Suitable for ages 4 – 12.
Wacky Woods
Brookledge Ln, Adlington,
Macclesfield, Cheshire East SK10 4JU
Tel: 01625 573086
www.wackywoods.co.uk

17 Februry 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Valentine Heart Mobiles
Create Valentine inspired mobiles using paper and stitch.
Suitable for children of all ages. Adults must accompany.
Cost: £2
Tel: 01625 613210
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT
www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk

18 – 19 February 12pm – 14.30pm

Journey Sticks at Dunham Massey
Come along for crafts and adventures that will leave you feeling inspired this February half-term. Go on an inspiration journey through the winter garden and find your way back using your journey stick.
Garden ticket required.
Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ
Tel: 0161 941 1025
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

21 February, ages 4-7: 13.00pm – 13.40pm, ages 8-11: 13.45pm – 14.30pm

Drama Skills Workshop With Phil Cross
This is your child’s chance to enjoy a fun performance workshop, teaching them basic stage skills and team building exercises concentrating on expression, movement and confidence! Phil Cross is a West End Children’s Director and Drama Teacher and has over 10 years teaching experience with children in theatre.
Tickets: £3
Tel: 0161 833 9833
www.royalexchange.co.uk

26 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

28 February, 12.45pm-1.30pm, 2.00pm-2.45pm

Family Storytelling with Sarah Jane Lee
Interactive storytelling event for children and their families with storyteller and actor Sarah Jane Lee with workshops based on Shakespeare’s plays. There’s lots of movement & music, playing characters, speaking words, tapping percussion and possibly even pirates!
Tickets: £3
Tel: 0161 833 9833
www.royalexchange.co.uk

 

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