YES FAM! HALF TERM HAPPENINGS
Looking for fun and games this February half term? Yes Fam! Gather your gang and get ready for some of the best family days out in Surrey and Berkshire with our guide to what’s on and when…
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY / FEBRUARY 14 – 24 / SPECTRUM LEISURE COMPLEX, GUILDFORD
From family days out to week-long holiday camps, let the kids loose at Guildford Spectrum. Enjoy early drop-off and late pick-up times with the Extreme Activate Xtra Camp, where kids get to try out a range of activities including arts and crafts, swimming, ice skating, bowling and more – or simply spend a day out as a family and enjoy the wealth of leisure facilities all under one roof.
For more information, visit www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk
THE SECRET POWER OF TREES / FEBRUARY 15 – 23 / POLESDEN LACEY
Head into the heart of the Surrey Hills and discover the Secret Power of Trees, with this exciting trail around the grounds of the stately Polesden Lacey. Ideal for children of 4 and upwards, find out how trees look after themselves – and each other.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
ROALD DAHL AND THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS / FEBRUARY 15 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Inspired by the curious characters of Roald Dahl, enjoy some family theatre at Farnham Maltings this month. Join the Imagination Seekers as they search for the words of Roald Dahl that are mysteriously going missing all over the world. Can the words and stories be saved? Find out more this half term.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
LEGOLAND / FEBRUARY 15 – 23 / LEGOLAND WINDSOR RESORT
Enjoy a day of thrills and spills with a trip to LEGOLAND Windsor this February half term, and get set for an adventure built for both kids and big kids alike. From the Land of the Vikings to the Kingdom of the Pharaohs, discover a variety of themed worlds to inspire the imagination.
For more information, visit www.legoland.co.uk
OUT OF THIS WORLD STORYTELLING / FEBRUARY 15 – 23 / FISHERS ADVENTURE FARM PARK
Found on the borders of Surrey and Sussex, head out on a half-term excursion to Fishers Adventure Farm Park and get ready for blast off on an intergalactic journey into outer space. Hear tales of aliens, rockets and planets or climb aboard the Space Craft Station and make an alien pal to take home. With magic shows, family discos and more, discover another world at Fishers Adventure Farm this February.
For more information, visit www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk
FARMING WEEK / FEBRUARY 15 – 23 / BOCKETTS FARM, LEATHERHEAD
With over 60 newborn lambs expected to arrive into the world at Bocketts Farm, gather your very own herd and head for the farm for a fun-fuelled half term holiday. Meet the Shepherd, take part in arts and crafts or, simply get lost in a world of fun and games.
For more information, visit www.bockettsfarm.co.uk
WHATEVER THE WEATHER / FEBRUARY 15 – 23 / RHS GARDEN, WISELY
Come rain or shine, RHS Garden, Wisley promises an escape from any potential boredom that half term may bring this February. Enjoy a range of all-weather activities and learn all about the wild weather of the UK. Go on a garden trail, take part in arts and crafts workshops or simply sit back and relax with a spot of storytelling.
For more information, visit www.rhs.org.uk
SUPER SLAM WRESTLING 2020 / FEBRUARY 16 / EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
Soak up the action as Superslam Wrestling returns to Epsom Playhouse for a night of family fun and feuding man- mountains. Featuring an international line-up of fighters including former WWE superstar Gangrel, early booking is advised in order to get yourself the best seats in the house.
For more information, visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
READY TO RACE / FEBRUARY 17 – 21 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Get your motors running, zoom your way over to Brooklands Museum and get ready to race. Step into the workshop and explore the science behind speed, and join the pit-crew for a fun session having a go at getting a car ready to race around the historic Brooklands circuit.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL / FEBRUARY 17 – 21 / WEST END CENTRE, ALDERSHOT
Get creative and take the kids to this utterly awesome Children’s Festival, taking place at the West End Centre in Aldershot. From pottery lessons and amazing art afternoons to ukulele workshops and hands-on animal encounters, find yourself a ton of fun for the family.
For more information, visit www.westendcentre.co.uk
HALF TERM AT G LIVE / FEBRUARY 17 – 21 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Whether the kids are crazy about comics or have a creative streak that yearns to be unleashed, G Live has got it all this half term. From LEGO robotics, and creating your very own comic books to theatrical workshops and marvellous magician workshops – discover a wealth of good times for the little ones in your life this February.
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
CREATIVE WELLBEING CAMP / FEBRUARY 17 – 21 / BUSY BUTTONS, WINDSOR
For creative kids looking to spend their February half term making and creating, why not head to Busy Buttons in Windsor and sign up to their Creative Wellbeing Camp? Enjoy arts, crafts, mindfulness, yoga, swimming, and more. Suitable for 3 – 14 year-olds. Spaces are limited, so be quick and register your place today.
For more information, visit www.busybuttons.org
WILD CRAFTS / FEBRUARY 18 – 21 / MORDEN HALL PARK
For kids aged 5 and upwards, head for Morden Hall Park this half term. Roll up your sleeves and take part in some wild crafts for the day. Make native wildflower seed- bombs to take home, as well as painting your own grass-head pot and filling it with pipe cleaner spring bugs!
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
SUPERSONIC SCIENCE WORKSHOP / FEBRUARY 18 / CRANLEIGH ARTS CENTRE
Are your kids crazy about chemistry and all things scientific? Suitable for ages 6 – 12, the supersonic science workshop will provide a safe space to conduct a range of fun experiments, from making lava lamps to propelling mesmerising motors. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and booking is highly recommended.
For more information, visit www.cranleighartscentre.org
FEBRUARY HALF TERM / FEBRUARY 18 – 23 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE
Be inspired by the portraits of artists William Orpen and G F Watts and take part in a week’s worth of artistic activities this half term. From making masks to creating digital portraits, wander over to Watts Gallery near Guildford and join in some of the numerous workshops for 5 – 16-year-olds.
For more information, visit www.wattsgallery.org.uk
ROOM ON THE BROOM / FEBRUARY 18 – 23 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Iggety, ziggety, zaggety, zoom! Julia Donaldson’s classic Room on the Broomis adapted into a musical masterpiece in this production, passing through the doors of Rose Theatre in Kingston this half term Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon.
For more information, visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org
HOCKNEY WEEK / FEBRUARY 18 – 21 / THE LIGHTBOX, WOKING
Inspired by artist David Hockney, learn how to create your very own masterpiece using a variety of methods. From 3D landscapes to tablet art, let your mini-makers’ imaginations run free at The Lightbox in Woking.
For more information, visit www.thelightbox.org.uk
BILLIONAIRE BOY / FEBRUARY 19 – 22 / THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Grannyand Horrible Histories comes this fantastic new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story of Billionaire Boy. Join 12 year-old Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, as he splashes the cash and works out what money can’t buy.
For more information, visit www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
WILD EXPLORERS HOLIDAY CLUB / FEBRUARY 20 / NOWER WOOD, LEATHERHEAD
For really wild kids aged 5 – 11, head for Nower Wood near Leatherhead and join this Wild Explorers Holiday Club for the day. Explore, play and connect with nature by building campfires, building shelters and toasting marshmallows.
For more information, visit www.surreywildlifetrust.org
FAMILY WILD THINGS / FEBRUARY 21 / THE WOODS, PRIORY FARM ESTATE, NUTFIELD
Designed to be enjoyed by both adults and children, head for the Woods of Priory Farm and spend the day doing some really wild things. From cooking over a crackling fire to learning about bushcraft, spend the day with nature before enjoying a two-course meal cooked with local and seasonal foodstuffs over an open fire.
For more information, visit www.wearethesaltbox.co.uk
STORY STORKS WORKSHOP: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER / FEBRUARY 21 / THE EXCHANGE, TWICKENHAM
Get ready for an interactive storytelling session this half term, as The Elves and The ShoemakerStory Storks invite you to take part in this fun and friendly event. Suited to babies and kids up to 7 years old, with individual workshops dedicated to different age ranges, why not help the elves to make shoes to sell to some familiar faces, all the while singing, dancing and generally having a jolly good time.
For more information, visit www.exchangetwickenham.co.uk
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