What’s happening this half term?
keep the kids busy
It’s a difficult time of year to keep the kids entertained. It’s February, it’s cold and if it’s wet then you just want to stay cozy and indoors. Never fear because we’ve got all bases covered.
The Beacon Mueseum, 16 -24 February
This half term holiday promises to be an exciting time to visit the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven, with a variety of activities available. Between Saturday 16 and Sunday 24 February a twice-daily LEGO design workshop is on offer for families. These sessions are aimed at younger children who perhaps haven’t yet experienced LEGO robotics in schools, and offer a fun, problem-solving activity for families to work together on.
Tullie House, 21 February
Bubbleologist Jesse will be demonstrating the amazing capabilities of liquids in an indoor interactive bubble show designed for little ones that’s fun and unique for all ages. After you’ve been truly bubbly entertained by the show, every child will get the chance to be put inside a bubble. An experience they’ll remember forever with lots of great opportunities for photos. There’s four performances over the course of the day please call the Box Office on 01228 618700 to book.
Stanwix Park have a range of activities that will keep the kids entertained. Go for the week if you’d like but if you need to get the kids out of the house for a day then Stanwix also offer day passes for their facilities. Relax in the indoor pool, there’s also a smaller children’s pool, water features, bubble pad, waterfall, jet sprays and slide. The Bowling Alley will keep them busy and if the weather is not too cold there is a multi-zone adventure playground, tennis courts, bikes for hire and crazy golf outdoors.
Pop Up Cafe at Gosling Sike, 20 February
Named after a tributary of the River Eden, Gosling Sike is the Cumbria Wildlife Trusts organic working farm. Come along to the pop-up cafe that will be selling delicious hot and cold light lunches, snacks and home-baked goodies. Why not extend your visit and see what’s happening in the gardens or take a walk around the wetland? Cafe opens at 11am but please remember to bring cash as they are unable to accept cards.
FAC Minors Kids Films Club, Florence Arts Centre, Every Saturday 2 until 4 pm
Remember the ABC Minors every Saturday at the pictures? Florence mine is bringing them back… this is the FAC Miners. Come along to Florence Arts Centre every Saturday for a free film. It could be a classic, a forgotten gem or something a bit different. All films will be either U or PG certificates. It’s a perfect way to get restless kids out of the house on a cold, wintry day.
Call 01946 824946 for information
Lake District Coast Aquarium
For a fun and educational day out you can’t go past the Lake District Coast Aquarium at Maryport. With daily fish feeding sessions and talks, they provide great opportunities to see the fish while learning interesting facts from their Aquarists. With over 75 displays they are constantly looking for ways to expand. It’s ever-changing and there’s always something new to see. Always a great day out.
Tullie House Half Term Activities, 16 -23 February
It’s the 125th birthday of Tullie House and they will be celebrating with crafts and activities inspired by their collections and fascinating history. Every day over half term the kids are invited to drop in, take part and have a great time. If you are going to drop in more than once then why not take part in the Tullie 125 Arts Award Project to record your special visit and get a certificate for your hard work.
The Gincase, Silloth
The Gincase is sure to keep the kids entertained this half term. The Farm Park is the perfect with outdoor and indoor activities. Take a walk around the paddocks and meet the animals. If you time your visit well you might get a chance to feed the baby goats or lambs. Let your children loose in the large indoor soft play area or on the go-karts and quad bikes or visit the indoor animal barn and bird aviary.
Mini Messel’s Makers – Spring Recycled Planters, 20 February
Get ready for spring by making recycled planters in the workshop. Mini Messel’s Makers create crafts inspired by Oliver Messel’s way of reusing and repurposing materials that we throw away or recycle in everyday life, to make something beautiful out of items that we haven’t even given a second thought to. The kids will prepare to spring into the new season as they have fun creating their own planters using recycled items. Activities are targeted towards ages five and above.
The Wave Centre, Maryport
Do you remember the game Twister? Well the Wave Centre at Maryport have a new feature wall in their their Clip n Climb area based on the classic game. Drop in over the school holidays to check out their exciting new feature. It will have the kids twisting and turning right to the top of a visually stunning climb through a series of coloured steps. Included in the normal admission cost, it’s sure to keep the little ones busy.
Call 01900 811450 for more information