Friday, 10 February 2012

Out, About and Things to Do February Half Term

Exhibition if Quentin Blake's artwork. 
Where:  Foundling Museum 
40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
When:  now to 15th April 
How Much:  Exhibition is free. Entry to the Foundling Museum is £8.25 per Adut, Children 16 & Under are Free 

See the steam star from the Harry Potter films. 
Plus – new for 2012 – spell-binding activities for wizards of all ages.
Where:  National Railway Museum York
When:  11th - 19th February 
How Much:  Free

Children and adults will be able to discover the truth behind the headlines, as well as handling meteorites over 4.6 billion years old from outer space and helping recreate the surface of Mercury, which due to its lack of atmosphere, and thus no rain, shows thousands of impact craters.
Where:  National Space Centre Leicester 
When:  11th - 19th February 
How Much:  Adult 13.00 Child (5-16) 11.00 Concession 11.00 Under 5 FREE

Where:  East Of England Showground Peterborough 
When:  13th & 16th February 
How Much:  £10 per session 
Website: Contact to book. 

What: JAPAN : Kingdom of Characters 
This vibrant exhibition offers the chance to encounter characters from television, computer games and comics. Many have become much loved household names around the world.

Where:  Sainsbury's Centre for Visual Arts 
When:  Now until 24h June
How Much: Free

WhatWoodland Trails in Snowdonia
Where:  GreenWood Forest Park, Snowdonia
When:13th, 15th or 17th February Guided Woodland Walks at 2pm (park opens at 10am)

How Much:  Adults: £7.60, children: £6.35, under 3s free.

WhatBoxes, Bowls, Pots and Domes
February Half Term Holiday Activities for Children aged 3 - 16
Where:  Geffrye Museum 
When: 14th -17th February 

How Much:  All workshops are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the workshop begins. Workshops are free for children and families. Children under 11 must be accompanied in the workshops and in the museum.Website

Where:  Bovey Tracey Cricket Pavilion
WhenWednesday 15th February, 10.30 – 12.30

How Much:£10 per Parent and Child includes Materials, dyes and equipment.
Booking direct through Bridget Arnold please, 01626 833130 mobile 07766342723

Youngsters can discover how to draw their favourite Zoo animal under expert guidance from award-winning illustrators, while authors’ top tips on how to write and tell the perfect children's story will ensure this February half-term is one to remember.
Where:  London Zoo
When11th - 19th  February, 11am and 3:30pm.

How Much: Adults 22.50 Children £16 Under 3's Free 

What: The Phoenix and The Carpet 
Four children stumble on a mysterious old man with a cart full of treasures, including a carpet to replace one they ruined.  In its folds they find a glowing, golden egg, from which springs a magnificent bird – the Phoenix. He whisks the children off on adventures they could scarcely dream of, on the carpet – which flies!  
With Arts ‘n’ Crafts Free Family Workshops,1pm – 1.45pm & 3.30pm – 4.15pm - Come and have fun making your own Phoenix puppet.  Places limited.
Where:  Watermans Art Centre 
When: 14th February 

How Much£6.50 / £5.50 concessions 

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