15 Things to do this February Half Term!
Sourpuss at Terry O’Toole Theatre
Lori Hopkins Puppetry. Sourpuss is a very grumpy, very ginger cat. Shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the garden soon intrigues him. Join Sourpuss on his journey of discovery, learning the secrets of the great outdoors on Saturday 16th February. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and bright, vibrant flowers, this delightfully visual show is a feast for little eyes!
A playful adventure, perfect for little ones, featuring string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand. Showing times are 12pm & 3pm. £8 or F-£28, Age Guide: for little ones 3 years+ and their grown-ups. Running Time: 40 minutes.
Calling all superhero fans...
Does your little one dream of being the next BIG superhero? Put their superhero powers to the test! Visit the Pink Pig over February half-term for a week full of superhero themed antics from 15th-24th February. Join us for various games, activities & crafts to satisfy any superhero fanatic! Attend our very own 'Superhero Academy' and take part in exciting activities like; huge buzzer game, Hulk smash wall, Captain America frisbee game, plus lots more!
Not forgetting the opportunity to 'build-a-cuddle' superhero style (extra charge). Choose from a range of superhero outfits to make your soft toy look the part!
Love Birds at Hartsholme Country Park
As part of National Nest Box week, come along and take part in our Love Birds event on Tuesday 19th February from 1pm-2.30pm. Here you can provide a home and food, by building a bird box and creating a bird feeder to hang in your garden, which will help our native birds thrive during the cold spell! There is a charge of £5.00 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at 1.00pm at the Visitor Centre.
Unicorns & Magic Week!
Unicorns are returning to White Post Farm this February half term!! Hooray!!
Our magic and unicorns event is running from Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February. Meet the amazing unicorns inside the Silver Barn (for strokes and selfies), join in with Sparkle’s disco and head along to our magic shows!! Don’t forget to paint a wishing stone to take home with you, feed the animals and even hold some baby animals too! What a magical day! Open 10am-5pm.
The Greatest Showman Spectacular
This February half term on Wednesday 20th February The Greatest Showman is coming to Waddington and we invite your child to be part of it. This high energy drama day explores the themes of the film through improvisation, drama, dance, craft & games, and gives children the chance to create their own wild & wonderful characters. Throughout the day we will work on performances using music & scenes from the films and we invite the parents back in the afternoon to be an audience for our very own Greatest Show. This day is for children aged 4-13. To book your child in please message via FB, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07958 045243. The cost of the day is £20 per child. Payment is required at the time of booking. Places are limited. 9am-3pm.
Half Term Activities - Tattershall Farm Park
Come and see our NEW falconry centre, Interactive story time on Wednesdays, tractor climbing frame, inflatable slide and crafty Fridays. Fun all week long from Saturday 16th-Sunday 24th February, open 10am-4pm.
Step inside the amazing Science Dome for an incredible 30 minute show about space, stars and the universe on Friday 22nd February. Zoom in on galaxies, whizz past planets and learn more facts about space than you ever thought possible! A unique 360 degree film experience inside a specially-designed inflatable dome. Ages 5+ and families.
Worst Jobs in Victorian Britain
Visit Lincoln Castle this February half term to learn about some of the vilest jobs in Victorian Britain! Join us at Lincoln Castle from Saturday 16th-Sunday 24th February for a chance to meet a variety of Victorian costumed characters with some of the most awful occupations and horrible jobs in history. Hear their tales of revolting roles and disgusting duties! Open 10am – 4pm. Annual Pass Entry is free to this event. Adult Ticket-£13.50, Concession-£11.00, Child-£7.20, Family-£34.20(Includes 2 adults and up 3 children) and under 5s free.
Friday 50 things challenges
Join the play team in Belton's outdoor adventure playground as they challenge families to complete a different #50things activity on Friday 22nd February. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Meeting point is at the Outdoor Adventure Playground, 11am-4pm.
Nick Sharratt’s right Royal drawalong
A family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages. Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him on Saturday 23rd February! He’ll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special ‘royal’ twist!
Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in. For age 4+, 11am & 2:30pm. Running Time:1 hour 15 mins (no interval), plus post show. £8 Adult & £5 Child.
There Was An Old Lady
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book on Sunday 24th February.
From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun. It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102! The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre! Starts at 2.30pm.
The Great War 1914-1918
Join us at Museum Of Lincolnshire Life for our special event to commemorate the Great War 1914-1918 on Saturday 23rd-Sunday 24th February. Talk to experts from Friends of the Lincoln Tank and see a unique display of tank memorabilia, including; replica tank models, artefacts from WWI, costume and tank ephemera. Adult: £2.50, Child and Concession: £1.00, Family Ticket (two adults and up to three children) £5.00. Open 10am-3.45pm.
Viking Explorers Day
Join us for a Viking Explorers Day on Tuesday 19th February, A family day celebrating Viking explorers! Come and listen to tales of daring and adventure in the archaeology gallery. There will be free storytelling sessions at 10:30am and 1pm. If you enjoy making things, why not try some of our Viking Explorer themed crafts. Each craft costs £2. Come and find the learning team in the orientation hall to see what you can make.
In addition, at 11am and 2pm there will be a workshop for children of all ages called "Be a Viking". For £3 children will have the chance to dress like a Viking, taste Viking bread, make a Viking coin and learn about Viking customs. Pre booking not available for the 2pm session (please sign up on the day), but will be available for the 11am session (please ask at reception).
February Half Term at Pennells Garden Centre
Come along to Pennells Garden Centre Lincoln this February Half Term and join in with a variety of activities! There will be a Wildlife Activity Fun Day on 18th February, come along and Learn about Wildlife with Steve Lovell From 3pm-4.30pm. Then on 20th February meet Derek’s beautiful birds of prey. Also on 22nd February there will Once Upon A Party- Fairytale Party Experience and Face Painting and Glitter Body Art, creating magical moments, fun and memories for all the family, from 10am-4pm.
Nest Box Building
Spring is on the way, and the birds will soon be starting to check out the local property market! Drop into Sherwood forest during National Nest Box Week and make a nest box for the feathered friends in your garden. Come along on Tuesday 19 February, any time between 11am and 2pm, and our friendly team will help you build your own nest box to take home. You’ll also have the chance to join our free guided bird walks at 12pm and 1pm, to learn about the residents your new bird box could soon have. Price: £8 per nest box, or £6.40 for RSPB Members. Suitable for children, however they must be accompanied by an adult.
Due to a limited number of nest boxes, booking is required for this event. Please book via EventBrite or in person in the Visitor Centre.