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It seems like it’s been barely any time at all since the little-ones went back to school after Christmas, but here we are again. A whole week of school free time looms before you, a week you need to fill to avoid those dreaded words - "I’m bored”.
Well, we’re here to help with a list of excellent events to keep little minds busy. Fire up the creativity and keep the imagination stoked with a drop in Craft Workshop, take in a show at the Met Theatre or explore another culture through music and movement.
Read on for the full run down on things to do and get done this half term in the Irwell Valley!
Children’s Craft Workshop – Train Banner, 22 Feb
Great for keeping the young ‘uns busy, this drop in craft workshop will see the little rascals putting together a railway inspired banner to decorate their rooms with. The workshop runs from 11am – 3pm and costs £1 per child, all materials are provided.
School of Wizardry, 23 Feb
Term begins with a magical journey via steam train to a really wizard day out, with themed activities to help bring out your inner sorcerer. Practitioners of the dark arts welcome! Tickets cost £11.50 per adult and £7.30 per child and must be purchased in advance. Book online now or call 0161 764 7790 (lines open 10am – 4pm daily).
Mystery at the Magic Museum, 24 – 26 Feb
Unravel the secret of an ancient spell that has brought the exhibits to life. Have fun with the fireman, seek out the station controller, master the magic of the mystic and meet many other quirky characters as you explore the museum in search of the secret that helps keep history alive. This fun family event costs £8 per adult, £7 per concession and £5 per child. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Book online now or call 0161 764 7790 (lines open 10am – 4pm daily).
Top 5 things happening in the area
- Bury Art Museum, Make stuff with Madlab, 20 February, 10am – 4pm, £6 – get to grips with coding and take an introduction into the world of making things in one of Bury’s most beautiful spaces. Find out more.
- The Met Theatre, Three Billy Goats Gruff, 20 February, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, £3 per person - An exciting reimagining of the popular fable. Join The Met in Billy's barn for fun, interactive creative play and performance involving song and dance. Performed by The Company, The Met's drama group for people aged 15+. Suitable for children aged 2-6. Find out more.
- Fusilier Museum, The Crown, 22 and 24 February, 10.30am onwards – Work together with other crafty kingmakers to create your own crown, and a giant King or Queen to wear it. You can also go on a medal hunt around the museum. Find out more.
- Touchstones Rochdale, Tiny Touchstones, 23 February, 10.30am – 2pm, £2 per child - This exciting programme will explore themes of celebration and culture through music, stories, movement and art with Ruthie Boycott-Garnett. Find out more.
- Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Stay and Play, 23 February, 10am – 10.45am, £1.50 per family - A fun session for baby and carer with lots of activities each week. Find out more.