Our friends at Hoop have taken the heat off of half term with a round-up of the best reasonably priced activities in and around the UK. Get ready, get set, go have fun…
For little actors: Bristol Old Vic Family Day
Free | Bristol Old Vic, Sat 15th Feb
As the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world, Bristol Old Vic has so many stories to tell from its rich 250 year past. Whet their appetite for the arts this February, with a Family Day that involves crafts, storytelling and character tours.
For little scientists: After Dark At The Museum
FREE | National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, Wed 19th Feb
A night of fun activities, mysteries and hair-raising experiments await at Cardiff’s National Museum. Scientists and engineers from the Museum and Cardiff University are on hand to answer any burning questions and kids can have a go at creating their own exciting (but safely supervised) experiments.
For little hipsters: Live Music At The Ace Hotel’s Rooftop
£7.00 | Ace Hotel, London, Sun 16th Feb
No babysitter, no problem. Parents can enjoy live bands, artists and the whole gig experience with the kids in tow thanks to Wake Up Gigs. This month sees two live performances from Some Bodies and Ed Hilang in London’s achingly cool Ace Hotel rooftop venue.
For little explorers: Polar Exploration
£84 for two day workshop | St John’s Wood, London, Thu 20th – Fri 21st Feb
This two day workshop camp combines LEGO building with world adventure (win win). The kids are divided into teams to learn about the North and South Pole as they build their very own frosty landscape complete with native animals. It’s a sure-fire way to hone their design, creativity and teamwork skills.