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February Half-Term events for the whole family across Essex. Click on each one for more details, or look at the Things to Do section for full half-term listings by area.

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BARKING AND DAGENHAM

 

BASILDON

 

Barleylands Farm Park

  • Barleylands ‘Lambing Live’ this February half termIt’s lambing season at Barleylands and the sheep are taking over. Bring the whole family down to the Farm Park this February half term! We have so much going on including our Lambing Nursery, come and meet our adorable new born Lambs and their proud Mothers

 

Basildon Library

 

Battlesbridge

 

Billericay Sports Centre 

 

Billericay Theatre

 

David Lloyd Club

  • DL Kids: Alongside Holiday Active, we also offer our DL Kids programme throughout the year. There’s a wide range of activities to keep our younger members active
  • Holiday Active: Our school holiday club, is packed with sports, arts and crafts, energetic games and most of all, lots and lots of fun. Let your child’s imagination soar with the range of sports and activities on offer, all organised by the DL Kids team

 

Downham Village Hall

 

Eastgate Shopping Centre

  • Beastgate – Take the family on Safari at Eastgate’s free half term event. Fabulous creatures from Africa, Asia and Antarctica are coming to Basildon for a day of animal spotting, education and entertainment.

 

Festival Leisure Park

 

First Kicks Football Training

 

Fit for Sport Camps

 

Hanngingfield Reservoir

 

HK Dance Studios

  • JoJo Siwa Party – We all know how crazy the kids are about the YouTube sensation that is JoJo Siwa!! Well now The JoJo party is coming to a town near you! This is Ultimate JoJo Siwa Experience! With energetic Dances, amazing vocals and an interactive experience your children will never forget!

 

Kidbusterz

  • Half term club: Kidbusterz is a Sports Activities and Arts and Crafts camp operating in the Basildon area, our aim is to provide families with Fun and affordable childcare in the half-term holidays.

 

Kidz Camp

  • Half-Term Camp: All our activities and schedules are carefully thought out, ensuring your child will have a memorable break from school, gain new skills, socialise and make friends! Our fun filled days include sports, crafts and daily special activities – providing not only a childcare service for our parents, but an experience where your child can have Fun, Learn and Create!

 

Langdon Visitor Centre

 

Meadow Croft Garden Centre

 

Megacamps

  • Mega Camps February Half Term: Our Activity Camps are a place where your child’s imagination can run wild. With so many activities and games available it’s sure to improve creative and social skills each day. Not forgetting new friendships being made along the way!

 

My Gym Billericay

  • Dr Dolittle Camp! – lots of games, adventures and fun packed Dolittle and animal fun with our fully trained staff

 

P.A.S.S Soccer Schools

 

South Essex Gymnastics Club

 

Sprinkles and Spice Cooking School

 

The Treehouse Club

 

Wat Tyler Park 

  • Science Week – Feel the force  and Nature Nurture days!

 

BRAINTREE

 

Braintree Arts Theatre

  • Pantaloons perform Cinderella – Packed with songs, jokes and a coachful of laughs. Only magic can save the day when Cinderella’s step sisters stop her from going to the Prince’s Ball – but will she leave the palace before the clock strikes twelve – and what happens when her sisters are left all alone in the deep, dark wood? Make sure you all go to the Ball to find out!

 

Braintree District Museum

  • Big Explorer Day – Join us at the museum for a fun time exploring.
  • Victorian Magician – A chance to meet a victorian magician at the Big explorer Day.
  • Explorer Crafts – Be prepared for any adventure.
  • Mountain Explorer – design a llama or bear coin bank and a scenic mountain picture using chalk.
  • Arctic Explorer –  Make your own arctic polar bear or penguin and decorate your own winter themed jigsaw puzzle.

 

Braintree Village

 

The Creation Station

  • Half Term Crafternoon – Slime and more! (Age 4+) – During this session, children will have the opportunity to create a batch of super stretchy slime, mixing and squelching until we get the perfect consistency. If that’s not enough, we’ll then pimp up our slime with colour, glitter and other accessories!

 

Hedingham Castle

  • NocturnOWL – So you have an interest and passion for owls? Then this is the experience for you! Come and join us at the historic Hedingham Castle for the most magical evening of your life where we will be flying a variety of owls to your gloved hand after the sun has set.

 

KL Aerial Fitness Studio

  • Aerial Minis – 30min session for little ones first taste of circus! Includes a mix of aerial and ground activities! Ages 3-7
  • Family Circus – All welcome including adults and kids of all ages! A mix of circus activities to do together both floor and aerial based!
  • Kids’ Alternative Aerials – A mix of our more unique pieces of equipment including lollipop, mini hoops, figure 8 hoop, trapeze, cloud, and more! Aerial Experience Required – sorry no beginners!
  • Stretch & Flexibility – Working on all aspects of flexibility including back bends and splits!
    Beginners welcome as well as experienced.
  • Teen Aerial Silks – Introduction to Aerial Silks for our current teen aerial students. Experience in aerial hoop or aerial sling is required.
  • Tumbling Workshop – Working on everything upside down including rolls, cartwheels, flips and more using Air Track, Springboard and spotting.

Mega Inflatables

 

Tots Tastic trampolining & Gymnastics

 

The Witham Community Hub

 

 

BRENTWOOD

Brentwood Karting 

  • Half term fun Days – A full day packed with karting fun from practice to F1 style racing.

Brentwood Theatre

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

Lambourne End

  • Spin your own Ball of Wool – Come and see demonstrations of this ancient textile art and have a go at spinning your own ball of yarn from the raw materials.

 

Mayhem Paintball & Lase Tag

 

Megacamps

  • Mega Camps February Half Term: Our Activity Camps are a place where your child’s imagination can run wild. With so many activities and games available it’s sure to improve creative and social skills each day. Not forgetting new friendships being made along the way!

 

Mega Inflatables

 

Nuclear High Ropes

 

Old MacDonalds Farm & Fun Park

 

Premier Sport

 

The Treehouse Club

 

UK Football Camps

  • February Camp DatesOur FA structured syllabus implements a mix of modern coaching techniques with good old fashioned FUN! Each day at camp is unique, this is to maximise the exposure to new skills and techniques from the syllabus and provide many different fun filled games!

 

Wild Forest

 

Zinc Arts Centre

  • Amazing Authors – Following our phizz-wizzingly fun sell out activity day last year, we’re at it again!
  • Animation & Dra Workshops – Join us for a morning of stop motion animation or an afternoon of drama taught by professional artists and drama tutors.

 

Spring

CASTLE POINT

Camp Epic

 

Canvey skills Campus

 

Hadleigh Park

  • Learn to be a Roman – Step back in time and find out what life was like for a Roman Soldier, take part in Roman army drills using our child size shields, have a go at grinding wheat with our quern and learn how we used to make fire.

 

JW Tennis Academy

 

Lucy’s Hair

  • Learn to Plait – Bring your child, a friend or family member to practice on. So far we have a 100% success rate, over the past year and a half since I have been teaching, no-one has gone home unable to plait! So come along have some fun learning to plait and style hair

Waterside Farm & Leisure 

  • INDOOR Inflatable Fun Day – Ellis Leisure is hosting their first indoor inflatable fun day for children of all ages to come and enjoy at Waterside Farm

Spring

CHELMSFORD

Chelmsford Museum

  • History Hackers – Come along to the museum for free during the school holidays and explore Chelmsford’s past with our superheroes – The History Hackers.

 

Civic Theatre

  • We Love Little Mix –  The ultimate Little Mix party, with all-live vocals, breathtaking costumes and an impressive light and video show.

 

Dovedale Sport Centre

  • Get In! February Half Term Holiday coursesGet In!to our February Half Term holiday courses, encouraging children to try new things, develop new skills, keep active and have fun! Our Get In! City Camps, Skills Clinics and Active Fun courses are packed with activities to keep them active and having fun.

 

Essex Police Museum

 

Hylands House and Estate

  • Scrapbook Safari: Is your little one ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Then our Scrapbook Safari is the perfect day out! After the children immerse themselves on an expedition around Hylands Estate, learning about the plants wildlife that surround them, the fun moves inside where they assemble their own scrapbook.
  • Half Term Art Workshops – More Kids Painting sessions for the holidays!

 

Jester’s Out of School and Holiday Club

  • Jester’s Kids’s Club: At Jesters, we believe kids should be kids. We’ve created and provided a safe environment for children aged 4-12, from all backgrounds, who can come together and enjoy a stimulating and secure place of fun and learning, which allows parents/ carers to work or study with the peace of mind that their children are being cared for.

 

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

 

Megacamps

  • Mega Camps February Half Term: Our Activity Camps are a place where your child’s imagination can run wild. With so many activities and games available it’s sure to improve creative and social skills each day. Not forgetting new friendships being made along the way!

 

Mega Inflatables

 

P.A.S.S Soccer Schools

 

Pear Tree Pantry

 

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

  • Half Term Family Fun – Whatever the Weather:  Here’s an excuse to have some fun and get your hands dirty come rain or shine with a range of themed activities, whatever the weather. At RHS Garden Hyde Hall, there will be inspired stories as we try to understand the effect of weather on your garden, and the Garden Detectives have left an exciting trail for you to explore and learn.

 

Riverside Ice & leisure Centre

  • Get In! February Half Term Holiday coursesGet In!to our February Half Term holiday courses, encouraging children to try new things, develop new skills, keep active and have fun! Our Get In! City Camps, Skills Clinics and Active Fun courses are packed with activities to keep them active and having fun.

 

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

  • Get In! February Half Term Holiday coursesGet In!to our February Half Term holiday courses, encouraging children to try new things, develop new skills, keep active and have fun! Our Get In! City Camps, Skills Clinics and Active Fun courses are packed with activities to keep them active and having fun.
  • South Woodham Mega Fun Day – Come and Slide down our Slide, Bounce on either our large Merlin or Camelot Castle. Squeeze through our Pirate Fun Run and enjoy the rest that is on offer in our giant inflatable arena inside the Sports Hall and dedicated Toddler Room.

 

Spring

COLCHESTER

Abberton Reservoir

  • Bird Box Building: Join us as part of National Nest Box week and build your very own bird box to take home.
  • Brambly Hedge: Secret Staircase: Meet the mice, listen to the story and complete a wintery craft to take home.
  • Drop-in Feathered Friends trailDrop-in and complete the trail to learn all about different animals’ homes and habitats.
  • Drop-in Pond Dipping: Stop by and go pond dipping with our education officer.
  • Winter Warm Up: Complete the winter treasure hunt before cooking some tasty treats on the fire.

 

The Beth Chatto Gardens

 

Colchester Arts Centre

 

Colchester Castle

  • Planetarium, Science & Nature special – Climb inside our heavenly planetarium this half-term. See the constellations unfold before your eyes and learn all about Roman beliefs linked to the stars. Join the craft activity tables to get creative and have plenty of fun!

 

Colchester Gymnastics Club

 

Colchester Natural History Museum

  • Creature Encounters! Meet some extraordinary animals & discover more about the animal kingdom. Which mammals, birds or reptiles will you meet?

 

Colchester Zoo

 

East Anglian Railway Museum 

  • Diesel Days: Get yourselves down to the museum in half-term for unlimited rides on one of our classic diesel trains…. Explore the vintage carriages and enormous Goods Shed and check out some grand old locomotives under restoration in the shed.

 

Fingringhoe Wick

 

Firstsite Holiday Club

  • Field for Firstsite: Build your own figure inspired by the current exhibition Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley.
  • Colour By Code: Create your own colour codes using the alphabet and write your own messages inspired by the current exhibition Colour Coded by Kevin Howbrook.
  • Box Fresh: Sculpt your own plasticine food and create an origami box to take it home in, inspired by the current exhibition Unboxing Alex Frost.
  • Mask Makers: Design and make a mask inspired by the exhibition Unravelling New Futures, curated by Afro Futures_UK.

 

Five Lakes

 

Jobserve Community Stadium

 

Kidz Camp

  • Half-Term Camp: All our activities and schedules are carefully thought out, ensuring your child will have a memorable break from school, gain new skills, socialise and make friends! Our fun filled days include sports, crafts and daily special activities – providing not only a childcare service for our parents, but an experience where your child can have Fun, Learn and Create!

 

Lion Walk Shopping Centre

  • Rock Up Shop – All Star rock School. Budding Rock Stars we need you!

 

Marks Tey Parish Hall

  • Community Picnic –  Bring your own lunch and we will provide the setting. Inside our large parish hall in wet or cold weather or outside in the sun (if we get it). The community picnic is always a great get together. Free tea and coffee provided, crafts, activities and a bouncy castle.

 

Mega Inflatables

 

The Minories Galleries

 

Perrywood Garden Centre

  • Garden Explorers – Children will be helping to build a big insect hotel to be displayed in store. They will also be busy creating their own miniature bug hotel and painting pots for planting pretty primulas to take home.

 

Poplar Nurseries Ltd

 

Rollerworld

 

Schools Out 

  • Adrenaline Adventure (7 – 12yrs)A course designed for those looking for an action-packed week jammed full of exciting and adventurous activities! For BOYS & GIRLS looking to compete in team sport games, sharpen their skills, and tryout some outdoor activities that you wouldn’t normally get to do at school.
  • Creative Crew (7 – 12yrs): A course for Girls & Boys wanting to indulge in their creative side. Learn the latest dance moves to the chart topping songs of the time. Compete in School’s Out very own Bake Off to cook up some tasty treats in the kitchen. Make new friends with like-minded children, feel relaxed in a comfortable environment to let your creative talents flourish.
  • Early Explorers (4 – 6yrs): A course designed to aid in the development of children in their Early Years of learning. A syllabus designed by Primary School teachers and Early Years Specialists for our youngest children at camp.#
  • Next Generation (13 – 16yrs): A course designed to develop the Next Generation of Camp Leaders. Once children mature into teenagers, their wants and confidences change in life. That is why we have designed this course to help develop a child’s confidence, self-esteem and provide them valuable work experience that can benefit them in all walks of life.

Spring

EPPING FOREST

 

Epping Forest District Museum

  • Craft activities – Come along to a fun and tasty truffle making workshop.
  • Craft activities –  Join us for a fun, friendly family craft activity based on our popular Man on the Moon exhibition from 2019.
  • Craft activities – Learn how to make different kinds of slime, including edible slime, all with a friendship theme.
  • Craft activities – Learn new skills through various games and challenges. Street Tennis is perfect for all abilities, all equipment provided.
  • Craft activities – Have you ever wondered what happens when the lights go out at a museum? Find out at our first sleepover at Epping Forest District Museum.

 

Epping Ongar Railway

  • Kids for a Quid this February Half Term! Keep the kids entertained over the half term holiday when our Child tickets are just £1! We have our regular steam and diesel hauled services in operation, with heated carriages, together with our connecting heritage buses from Epping Underground station. With these fares you can afford to bring not just your kids but your kids’ friends too!
  • 50 Years of London Country Bus Services – Bus Running Day – Commemorating fifty years of London Country Bus Services Ltd. Expect visiting vehicles and possibly a surprise or two!

 

GFA Loughton

  • Soccer Camp – Our already successful camps are for boys and girls aged between 5 to 16. They will enjoy a huge variety of football camp activities while mixing with loads of children their own age.

 

Kidsplay Bouncy Castles

 

Laser Mayhem Paintball & Laser Tag

 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre

  • Star Track  – Train your athletics star in a range of disciplines

 

Lee Valley Golf Course

  • Foot Golf: Book in a game of Foot Golf and enjoy the best of both football and golf! Just like regular golfers, participants aim the ball into a hole – but they’re using their feet, not a club. A lot of fun for the whole family, Foot Golf is a great way to use skills from both sports and keep active during Half Term.

 

Lee Valley Riding Centre

  • Saddle up – Whether your little one is a horse riding fanatic or want to try something new, Lee Valley Riding Centre has something for them to get their teeth into.

 

Lee Valley Ice Centre

  • School’s out skates on! ⛸ – Get the kids on the ice this half term down at Lee Valley Ice Centre. Take a glide around the rink or enjoy our Disco session on Saturday nights.

 

Lee Valley Park Farms

  • Conservation Week: The animals have had a rest over the winter and now they’re looking forward to seeing their human friends again! Lee Valley Park Farms reopens  with Conservation Week, where visitors can learn all about the importance of protecting our wildlife. The weekend also includes talks on looking after the animals, animal petting, falconry displays, face painting and tractor rides.

 

Lee Valley VeloPark

  • #ClubVPK Road and Track Attack: Teenagers can take to the track and master the one mile road circuit in this all day session. Get them active during the school holidays and inspire them with cycling at this London 2012 venue – what better place to get to grips with a new sport and try something new?
  • BMX Thrills and MTB Skills: Beat the boredom this half term as your kids grab their handlebars, burn rubber and experience cycling like never before! Riders will improve their skills, learn new techniques and gain confidence on the BMX track and MTB trails.
  • Track Attack! Whether you’re a complete track cycling newbie or you’ve tried track cycling before, learn new skills and follow in the footsteps of Olympic heroes in this two hour session.

 

Ongar Kids Club

 

Royal Gunpowder Mills

  • Gunpowder-Mills Spy School! – Visit the science stations to try out finger-print dusting and writing secret messages, have fun writing your very own spy story and enjoy spy-themed arts and crafts. Try out some cool spy gadgets, make yourself a rocket to escape on and so much more! Not to mention the awesome science shows put on by Agent Nitrate throughout the day!

 

Silver Kidz Camps

 

Zinc Arts Centre

Spring

HARLOW

 

Essex Outdoors

  • School holiday activity days – School’s out, but you’re in luck.
    Our action-packed activity day experiences run at our 4 centres during the school holidays. There is no better way for 8-16-year-olds to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors! In groups of up to 10, your child can take part in four fun and challenging activities each day – ranging from archery, canoeing and climbing to mountain biking, high ropes and zip wire.

 

Harlow Leisure Zone

 

Harlow Playhouse

  • PQA Presents: A Night on Broadway – Our Musical Theatre show will showcase the incredible skills that our wonderful students have acquired over the past year.
  • Pop Divas Live! – Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show.

Spring

HAVERING

 

Bedfords Park

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

Fairkytes Arts Centre

  • Unique Voices – A fun session for all abilities learning to sing a mix of pop and musical theatre songs.
  • Film 2 Stage – Develop and perform a film script for the stage.
  • Clay ½ Day – Make a clay model to take home.
  • Street Dance – Creative dance session offering a fusion of dance styles.
  • Frozen Picture Collage – Make a 3D picture of your favourite Frozen characters.
  • Olaf The Snowman – Make a large card Olaf character from the film Frozen.

 

Fir.ST Camps

 

Fit for Sport Camps

 

Havering Museum

  • Happy Hearts Day –  A creative family activity making heart and bead necklaces and bracelets, decorating shortbread biscuits, face-painting and lots of other fun things to do

 

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

 

Thames Chase Forest Centre

  • Meet the owls – Join us for an exciting and educational encounter with some friendly owls. Listen to the talk to learn about owls and their activities through the winter, then watch a brilliant flying display.
  • Winter birds – Winter is a great time to help nature – Lots of birds will be looking for food and wanting to collect material to make their nests ready for springtime. Join us this half term for a range of activities themed around birds.
  • A Stargazing Adventure – Join us in a stargazing adventure around the Forest at Broadfields in association with Havering Astronomical Society group

 

The Liberty

 

Music Theatre Essex

 

Premier Sport

 

RSPB Rainham Marshes

  • Wild Families – Explorer Pack: Hire an explore pack from reception and discover the reserve! Use the pack to discover wildlife, use your senses and make smelly potions
  • Wild Families – Pond Dipping: Drop in to Rainham Marshes this school holidays to take part in some fabulous family activities. You can hire an explorer pack from our Visitor Centre at any time though the holidays, or there’s pond dipping on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Queens Theatre

 

Stubbers Adventure Centre

  • Smash Camp –  An exciting Holiday Activity camp offering the biggest variety of REAL adventurous activities in the UK for 6 – 16 year olds.

 

Wellgate Community Farm

  • HerbiesA garden-based activity for 5-7 year-olds where children get to tour the arable side of our farm, spend some time in our mini-forest, plant fruit/vegetables in our market garden, and take part in a themed craft session.
  • Beaks & squeaks – The new event at Wellgate Farm a special event for some of our youngest visitors.
  • Farmer For The Day – Take part in fun activities whilst learning about what happens on a farm. We’ll teach you the traditional methods with a fun hands on approach.

 

  • Spring

MALDON

Champions Manor Hall

  • Youth Club – Snacks, music, games, activities, quiet area and more!

 

Creeksea Place Farm

  • Children’s First Aid – Fun Filled child orientated first aid classes.
  • Slime Workshops –  With the guys from The Creation Station.
  • Reptile Encounters – Join Essex reptile encounters for a fun and informative session discovering a fascinating reptiles and amphibians.

 

Creepy Crawlies

  • Slime Workshop – Back by popular demand! Bring your child along for a great fun slime session where they get to make their slime from scratch, add their own embellishments and then take home their brilliant, stretchy and bubbly creation!!

 

Essex Outdoors

  • School holiday activity days – School’s out, but you’re in luck.
    Our action-packed activity day experiences run at our 4 centres during the school holidays. There is no better way for 8-16-year-olds to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors! In groups of up to 10, your child can take part in four fun and challenging activities each day – ranging from archery, canoeing and climbing to mountain biking, high ropes and zip wire.

 

Museum of Power

 

P.A.S.S Soccer Schools

 

Premier Sport

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

  • Get In! February Half Term Holiday coursesGet In!to our February Half Term holiday courses, encouraging children to try new things, develop new skills, keep active and have fun! Our Get In! City Camps, Skills Clinics and Active Fun courses are packed with activities to keep them active and having fun.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz – Lego holiday Camp. Space Wars!

 

Wellgate Community Farm

  • HerbiesNew for 2020, Herbies! is a garden-based activity for 5-7 year-olds where children get to tour the arable side of our farm, spend some time in our mini-forest, plant fruit/vegetables in our market garden, and take part in a themed craft session.

 

Spring

REDBRIDGE

Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre

 

Kenneth More Theatre

  • Shark in the Park – Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series – Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures.

 

Kidz Camp

  • Half-Term Camp: All our activities and schedules are carefully thought out, ensuring your child will have a memorable break from school, gain new skills, socialise and make friends! Our fun filled days include sports, crafts and daily special activities – providing not only a childcare service for our parents, but an experience where your child can have Fun, Learn and Create!

 

Loxford Leisure Centre

 

Redbridge Central Library

 

Redbridge Cycling Centre

 

Redbridge Drama Centre

  • Mad Lab – Join us for a special Sustainability Mad Lab! A 30 minute Renewables Show followed by a 4 unique, hand on science zones including:
    Rockin’ Renewables, Climate Action, Pesky Plastics and Energy Burst!
  • RDC Drama Day – Games and Improvisation, mask work and physical theatre.
  • RDC Film Club – Learn new skills from our performance practitioners and experience what it takes to be the star in a short film!

Spring

ROCHFORD

 

Bricks 4 Kidz  

 

Emma’s Swim School

  • Holiday Swim School – Needing to fill your half term up next week, what about morning swimming lessons, that will give your week structure and wear hour little ones out for the rest of the day… the good bit they have fun and learn a life skill at the same time?!

 

Hildale Academy of Performing Arts

 

Hockley Airsoft Arena

  • Half-Term Nerf: Come and enjoy 2 hours of fun packed excitement, running around with friends, old and new, in our custom built, air-conditioned, arena. Dodge the darts in and out of the rooms, hide behind the furniture and make barricades with the boxes.

 

Rayleigh Town Museum

  • Camera Quiz + Activities – Children’s quiz with a difference, find the hidden cameras around the museum whilst wearing a real vintage camera.

 

Kidz Camp

  • Half-Term Camp: All our activities and schedules are carefully thought out, ensuring your child will have a memorable break from school, gain new skills, socialise and make friends! Our fun filled days include sports, crafts and daily special activities – providing not only a childcare
  • .service for our parents, but an experience where your child can have Fun, Learn and Create!

 

Sport Star

  • Sport Star February Half Term: Sport Star is an exciting holiday programme, offering a wide range of sports and fun activities. Providing a safe, healthy and fun way to occupy 5-13 year-olds throughout the holiday, we have events that can help them to develop their skills, gain self-confidence and stay healthy all holiday long.

Spring

SOUTHEND

 

Belfairs Nature Reserve

  • Bird Box & feeder Making: Make a bird Box and feeder to keep your garden/local birds happy and well feed.
  • Forest Fairytales – Join our adventure through the forest. Discover characters and stories from your favourite fairytales.
  • Forest School Friday – Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on rope walks, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games. The only limit is your imagination!

 

Belfairs Riding School

 

Blenheim Children’s Centre

 

Bricks 4 Kidz  

  • Awesome Engineers Technic CampJoin us as we explore the capabilities of LEGO® Technic. Working from our huge selection of Technic elements, motors and battery packs, students will be able to build from our exciting model plans or build their own creations. Explore this amazing world as we build together with LEGO® Bricks!
  • Building is Awesome! Do you think building is awesome? How about building with Emmet and Lucy?! Then you won’t want to miss the Bricks 4 Kidz Building Is Awesome Camp! Join Emmet, Lucy, Unicorn Kitty and Benny on a journey to stop Bad Cop and Lord Business from super-gluing the world.

 

Cambridge Road Children’s Centre

 

Centre Place Children’s Centre

 

Chase high School

 

Cliffs Pavilion

 

Clifftown Youth Theatre

  • The SKRIKER: ‘Unwholesome, hypnotic, and born in the dark’ (Independent), THE SKRIKER is a spellbinding epic that blends English folktales with modern urban life to tell the story of an ancient shape-shifting fairy and death portent who haunts two young mothers in its search for love and revenge. THE SKRIKER brings with it a multitude of monsters until London is swarming with enticing and angry creatures that have burst from the underworld.

 


Eastwood Children’s Centre

 

Energize Essex

 

Friars Children’s Centre

 

Hamstel Children’s Centre

 

Jacqson Diego Story Emporium

  • Harry Potter Origami Event – Have you ever wanted to fold your own fantastic beast? Or play a table-top game of Quidditch?
  • Be Green! Eco-hero Workshop – Following the success of last year’s Be Green workshop for older children, we present an activity event for 5 – 8 year olds who want to sustain and protect the world we live in.

 

Kids Kingdom 

 

Kidz Camp

  • Half-Term Camp: All our activities and schedules are carefully thought out, ensuring your child will have a memorable break from school, gain new skills, socialise and make friends! Our fun filled days include sports, crafts and daily special activities – providing not only a childcare service for our parents, but an experience where your child can have Fun, Learn and Create!

 

Leigh Community Centre

  • Arts & Crafts with The Art Ministry: The Art Ministry are a registered charity that provides art groups and classes for disabled children and adults. Monies raised from this event go back to the Art Ministry. All materials supplied for a variety of under the sea themed arts and crafts to make and take home.
  • Bubble Workshop: Bubble Workshop from HappyHearts Workshops. Get inside giant bubbles, watch a bubble show, interactive bubble fun and play.
  • Drama Workshop from The Travelling Theatre Box: Drama Workshop based around the story of the rainbow fish. There will be storytelling, games, music, dancing and puppet making
  • Puppet Show: An under the sea themed puppet show, the children will get to make their own fish puppets to help tell the story
  • Bricks 4 Kidz – Lego holiday Camp. Space Wars!

 

Little Musketeers

 

Megacamps

  • Mega Camps February Half Term: Our Activity Camps are a place where your child’s imagination can run wild. With so many activities and games available it’s sure to improve creative and social skills each day. Not forgetting new friendships being made along the way!

 

Mega Inflatables

Metal

 

Palace Theatre

  • Baby Friendly Cinema! Our Baby Friendly Cinema is back with Moana! This film screening is a baby-friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with children, it is particularly suitable for parents/carers and their babies, toddlers and siblings.
  • Elmer the Elephant Workshops: Come along to our Elmer the Elephant themed workshops and enjoy arts and crafts, drama games and a story!
  • The Pixies Scarf: Inspired by the powerfully evocative tale of The Pixies’ Scarf by Alison Uttely, Soap Soup Theatre present a brand new theatrical treat for children and their families, set in the wet, craggy lands of Dartmoor. While out picking whortleberries with Grandmother, Dicky Bundle finds a treasure that opens the door to a beautiful, fragile world. It is the world of The Wee Folk.
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt: Direct from the WEST END, the smash-hit stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to Southend! Join us for an unmissable adventure through gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the oozy, squelchy mud in search of a bear.
  • Twirlywoos Live! From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes another enchanting show for young audiences. The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure.

 

P.A.S.S Soccer

 

Premier Sport

 

Prince Avenue Children’s Centre

 

Ramblers Riding Club

  • Party Days – Pirates & Princesses Party Day & Superhero Party Day.

 

Rick’s Multi Sports

 

Saltwater Beach Cafe

 

The Soccer Hub Holiday Camps

 

Southchurch Hall

 

Southend Central Museum & Planetarium

  • Exploring the Moon – Uncover the secrets of Earth’s moon in this fascinating Planetarium session. Learn about the myths and legends associated with it that will make you think twice the next time you look up at night.
  • Stories in the Sky – Discover the fascinating stories behind the constellations in the night sky. Why is Cancer the crab among the stars? Why are Orion and Scorpius so far from each other?

 

Southend Children’s Centres

 

Sport Star

  • Sport Star February Half Term: Sport Star is an exciting holiday programme, offering a wide range of sports and fun activities. Providing a safe, healthy and fun way to occupy 5-13 year-olds throughout the holiday, we have events that can help them to develop their skills, gain self-confidence and stay healthy all holiday long.

 

St Margarets Church, Leigh

  • Cooking Workshop –  Love Bug biscuit workshop & Giant Cookie Making.

 

 

St Michael and All Angels Church

  • Family Fun Day – Games, stories and craft activities. Then the Lion king film at 4pm with sweets and popcorn!

 

UK Football Camps

  • February Camp DatesOur FA structured syllabus implements a mix of modern coaching techniques with good old fashioned FUN! Each day at camp is unique, this is to maximise the exposure to new skills and techniques from the syllabus and provide many different fun filled games!

 

Victoria Shopping Centre

 

Spring

TENDRING

 

Brightlingsea museum

  • Postcard weekendDiscover views of Brightlingsea over the decades, including some special collections and albums to look through. You’ll have an opportunity to create your own post card – all materials supplied – or your favourite places in Brightlingsea or create something different with our range of resources.

 

Clacton Pier

  • As Cheap as Chips – Come and join the February Fun, its as Cheap as Chips. During February all main rides £1 and freshly cooked chips £1!

 

The Jaywick Martello Tower

 

The Naze

  • Beach Litter Pick: Join us for our monthly litter pick focusing on key areas each month. We will meet at the centre before heading to the beach to start the litter pick.
  • Bird feeders and nest boxes workshop: Ideal for young ornithologists! Come and find out the best food for birds in the winter.
  • Family Fossil Discovery: Come along to The Naze to discover why our cliffs are so special.
  • Shark crazy! Our activity session all about sharks!
  • Winter Survival: We’ll be starting with our cliff top trail to find out how different animals survive the winter, then head down to the beach to try out your own winter survival skills.

 

Princes Theatre

  • Milkshake! Live – Milkshake Monkey’s Musical Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

 

Spring

THURROCK

 

Spring

UTTLESFORD

Fab Science

 

Felsted School

  • Swim School: Led by experienced Level 2 swim teacher Amanda Simmons, Felsted’s swimming courses provide the perfect opportunity for children to receive quality coaching in small groups, by qualified and experienced teachers. These are highly intensive courses that focus on building confidence and improving the ability of each swimmer in a short period of time. Each participant will receive a certificate for their efforts.

 

Fit for Sport Camps

 

Olivers Lodge Holiday Scheme

 

Rhodes R A Butler Academy

 

Saffron Walden Museum

 

We are still gathering events for this year. If you have one to submit, please do so using the button at the top of this page. Thank you

 

 

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