Plenty going on locally to keep the sprogs busy this halfterm, free fun ideas and childcare options for busy parents.
Mon 17 – Fri 21 Feb Make and Do Holiday Club for 4-8 yrs, The Base Greenham
Tues 18 Feb Free Drama Workshops for 4-7yrs, Newbury Library
Tues 18 Feb Free Drama Workshops for 8-12yrs, Newbury Library
Tues 18 Feb Swinging 60’s Groovy Family Day, Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Wed 19 Feb Learn How to EcoBrick, Newbury
Wed 19 Feb 7.15pm Peter Pan, Hungerford
Thur 20 Feb Alpaca Party, Great Shefford
Thur 20 Feb The Three Little Pigs, Hungerford Library
Thur 20 Feb KATS panto: Ali’s Barbers & the Fawlty Sleeves, Thatcham
Thur 20 Feb 7.15pm Peter Pan, Hungerford
Thur 20 Feb 7.30pm Dick Whittington and his Cat, Kintbury
Fri 21 Feb Half Term Face Painting, Newbury
Fri 21 Feb Fraud Scene Investigators, Lambourn Library
Fri 21 Feb 2.15pm & 7.15pm Peter Pan, Hungerford
Fri 21 Feb 3pm & 7.30pm Dick Whittington and his Cat, Kintbury
Sat 22 Feb 2.15pm & 7.15pm Peter Pan, Hungerford
Sat 22 Feb Clay Animals workshop for 4-11 yrs, The Base Greenham
Sat 22 Feb 1pm & 6pm Dick Whittington and his Cat, Kintbury
Sun 23 Feb 11.15am The Three Little Pigs, Newbury Library
DROP THEM OFF/CHILDCARE
DROP THEM OFF
Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – interactive fun for the whole family (see video below)
Family Fun at Sandham Memorial Chapel First World War – hands on First World War history, I Spy Senses Trail, picnic area and more
ExCLUEsive Escape Game in Newbury: can your team solve the clues to escape in 60 minutes?
The Living Rainforest in Hamsptead Norreys: discover exotic creatures and plants and learn about sustainability
Half term cookie challenge at Saddleback Farm Shop near Brightwalton.
Each pack costs £4 and contains two homemade biscuits, icing and a bag of sweets.
You can also let them run off some steam in their play area while you enjoy a warm cup of coffee.
Didcot Railway Centre – brings alive railway history with models, events and railway experience days
The Rose of Hungerford canal trips for all the family
Crofton Beam Engines near Great Bedwyn
Go Ape – high ropes adventure course in Bracknell
Treasure Trails explore a town or village near you
PP Guide to Places to Visit our list of great places to visit year-round
FUN FOR FREE
Five Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids – local stand-up comic Toni Kent shares her top tips on low budget parenting…
West Berkshire Libraries – with all sorts of fun and educational events
Vale & Downland Museum – interactive fun for the whole family
Wantage Library – lots of events that are great for the family!
Faringdon Cycle Park – free track that also offers bike lessons for all ages
Savernake Forest – lovely trails to walk and cycle, near Marlborough
Snelsmore Common – outdoor fun yearround exploring this varied heathland
Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham – great adventure playground, lakeside cafe and activity centre, trails & picnic areas
Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?
Science Fun at Home – 5 easy experiments to do (that don’t require any specialist equipment!) from Ruth at Mini Professors
Cook up a Storm
Let the kids take over the kitchen (with a bit of supervision!) and cook a meal for the family. Or why not experiment with some healthy snacks for packed lunches?
If you like savoury snacks that taste good and are filling too then try this cheesey flapjack recipe which has the thumbs up from Hungerford
The perfect recipe to get kids eating kale, one of the most nutrient dense greens in the world. Kale is quite tough, and not always