We will be keeping our Holiday / Fun Activities page updated with any activity / event that we see in the local area that could be fun, educational, interesting (and a good time filler!)
Please remember we are not recommending or endorsing the activities, just letting you know of some of the things that are available to take part in locally.
A New Activity - SPINNING TOTS for 0 - 4 year Olds
Wednesday Mornings Starting 16th November 10.00 - 11.00am
Exhall Old School Community Centre
See flyer for more information: Spinning Tots Poster.pdf
Dare to Dream - February Half Term Holiday Club
This half term the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has plenty
to keep your kids entertained:
- Playful Self-Portraits is a week long
arty adventure, packed full of different craft workshops, teaching
specialist art skills to help you to create unique and wonderful
self-portraits. Running from Saturday 18 - Saturday 25 February (excluding
Sunday 19) from 10.30am - 3.30pm.
- Ignite imagination and
creativity in the Sketching Masterclass. You and your
children will explore the Face to Face exhibition alongside a member of
the Herbert's Learning Team, who will assist you and your children as you
delve into the wonderful world of drawing. Children will have the
opportunity to expand their sketching skills and learn new techniques
using a variety of art materials. Best of all, their masterpieces can all
be taken home with them! Come along on Monday 20 February from 10.30am -
12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
- Your Face is a Masterpiece! Yes, you read
that right! Transform your face into a work of art, as the Herbert's
skilled face painters use iconic art movements to make you look like a
painted portrait. Available on Wednesday 22 February from 11.00am - 1.00pm
and from 2.00pm - 3.30pm.
Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry City Centre.
Coventry Transport Museum has a brilliant list of energy powered
delights ready and waiting for you and yours this half term:
- On Your Marks, Get Set -
Balloon! Come along and create a car that runs on balloon power - make
your racer than fuel it by inflating the balloon. Release it and watch it
go! Air pressure in the balloon races your car across the floor - so come
and create your Balloon Powered Car.
- Fast... Faster... Fastest!
Complete the Supersonic Family Trail and learn all
about speed in the Supersonic Exhibition
- Who knew that a drinking cup
would make an awesome hot rod racer? In this experiment, you'll construct
a simple and fun racer that converts potential energy into kinetic energy
to create your very own Hot Rods: Racing Cup.
- Get creative using simple
household items and your wind up spool racer will be racing across
the room in no time. They are small, cut and lots of kinetic fun!
Transport Museum, Coventry City Centre.
Fancy taking yourself or your young ones to watch a show or two?
Warwick Arts Centre currently have a fabulous performance package offer: buy
two events from a selected range of performances and get 15% off tickets; or
buy three events from a range of selected performances and get 20% off tickets.
The selected range features
family favourites such was The Tiger Who Came to Tea; The First Hippo on the Moon and In a Pickle. The range also features some
great theatre and dance shows such as Pygmalion; Miss Meena and the Masala Queens and The Winter's Tale.
Location: Warwick Arts
Sgt. Bilko's Vintage Emporium
Have a look around Sgt. Bilko's Vintage Emporium at Fargo Village
this February for some brilliant deals. The store is a treasure trove of
wonderful and wacky vintage treats. Ranging from DVDs and mugs to framed
posters and Top Trumps and from Dr Who to Star Wars, it's an experience not to
Date: Running throughout February
Location: Sgt. Bilko's Vintage Emporium, Fargo
The Belgrade Theatre has an exciting programme of events and
activities to keep families entertained over the holidays:
- Stage adaptation of Eric
Idle’s The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the
Pussycat to make its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre from
Saturday 18 February to Saturday 4 March. The Belgrade are also offering a
20% discount (excluding 21 February). Use the code: BONG20
- Audiences will go wild for
the touring production of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild on the Main Stage from
Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 February
- Curious Kids Family Fun Day returns on
Saturday 11 February with free all-day activities to keep the kids
entertained over the holidays
- A two-day February Camp will run on Monday 20 and
Tuesday 21 February packed with drama games for ages 8 – 13 years.
Location: Belgrade Theatre,
Coventry City Centre.
Why not go all medieval this half term and have your young ones'
holiday filled with knights, dragons and tales of old?
a fun-packed, full day out at Warwick Castle this half term!
Book in advance online to get the Rainy Day Guarantee.
Horrible Histories Maze
Choose your path as you muddle through time and face fun
challenges to unravel history’s best kept secret in the World’s first Horrible Histories adventure maze!
Invade Viking waters, survive the trenches, uncover evil plots
and escape the maze before things go horribly wrong!
The Mighty Trebuchet
See the largest working siege machine IN THE WORLD fire twice a
day with a brand new show! The colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of
one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time.
Flight of the Eagles
Watch in awe as our spectacular birds of prey display showcases
these beautiful and powerful creatures - including vultures and eagles flying
from the castle ramparts!
Enter the Time Tower and witness the birth of
Warwick Castle, which once controlled the middle of England for over a thousand
years. These ages have now passed along with their stories...until now.
Little princesses can thrill at dressing up and hearing stories
of the past at The Princess Tower, whilst you can experience
the sounds and smells of yesteryear at Kingmaker: Eve of Battle which tells the
story of how Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick, prepared his household
for war. Are you brave enough to enter the Castle Dungeon?
Half term short breaks are also
Date: 17 - 25 February 2017
Location: Warwick Castle,
Awesome Archaeology at Kenilworth Castle
Mon 20 - Fri 24 Feb
10:30am - 3:30pm
Kenilworth Castle and
the intrepid adventurers and see artefacts gathered from their digs around the
world. Take part in digging for medieval finds in the archaeological trench.
Explore 2000 years of history through coins and even rebuild the face of an
ancestor. Great fun for the family this half term.
(See Kenilworth Castle website for more details)