Spring Half-Term

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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.

Spring

ONLINE FUN

 

Art Enthusiasts London

  • Drawing Harry Potter – Learn the basics of drawing and shading with a simple pencil and create a funny 3d image in the guided webinar.

 

Cambridge Junction and Tobacco Factory Theatres

  • The Snow Queen (perfect for ages 5-10) – rom the makers of Snow White and Beauty & the Beast, a special online adventure featuring music, storytelling, action and animation.
    Featuring a broken mirror, wild woods, a Mongolian yurt, helpful crows and a reindeer or two!
    Get involved and play along with the film using the accompanying downloadable activity pack.
  • Dust (Ages 4-9) – When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable hoarder. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds. Live recording.
  • FANTABULOSA! – Fantabulosa is an interactive public space drag show for kids, bringing to life queer positive children’s stories through lip-sync, song, games, dance, drag performance. Created in Birmingham, the show has been touring the UK since 2018 to critical acclaim. Showcasing some of the UK’s leading drag queens, kings, and things, Fantabulosa is a fantastical pop-up world of imagination celebrating self-expression and championing difference. Disrupting the narrative of public spaces through drag, storytelling, music, and glitter, Fantabulosa is a space where boundaries are forgotten and everyone and anyone can be whoever they want to be.

 

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

  • Lantern making  online workshop – To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) have worked with artist Stephanie Jong to create a lantern making workshop that you can take part in from home, using simple, readily available materials and techniques.

 

Creation Theatre 

 

Essex Boys and Girls clubs

  • Daily Zoom club – Join our daily activity sessions at 2pm each day? We have a fun filled week planned!

 

Family Fun Fest UK

  • Dinosaur Week – 5 days, 5 Facebook Live Videos, Dinosaurs and Lots of Fun!

 

Glen 2 Glen

  • Harry Potters Scotland Trail, Virtual online tour –  Alohomora! Unlock the secrets of the magical world of Harry Potter – follow in the boy wizard’s footstep around Edinburgh and the Highlands.
    We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to come on a virtual tour around Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands.

 

Gramaphones Theatre Company

  • ANOTHER PLANET, an audio adventure for an adult and child –  Ever wondered what it would be like to travel through space? We need the bravest galactic explorers for a mission to investigate ANOTHER PLANET and find out if humans could survive there. Collect important scientific samples, dodge alien invasions and delve deep underground to discover more about the mysterious planet you land on. Astrid the Galaxy Hopper will guide you on your mission as you boldly go where no child has gone before.

 

Institute Francais Virtual Esacape Room

  • The Library Ghost! – It’s been a long time since the children’s library was last open. Little did we know that a ghost had been living there meanwhile and that he got quite bored lately, being alone all this time…  Discover the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake like you’ve never seen it with this online Escape Game. Gather your friends, colleagues or your family members, take a notepad and try to escape the ghost!

 

Little Supernovas & Onceupona

 

Mottistone Manor Online

  • Forest Fables – Embark on a journey of discovery through the enchanted rooms and corridors of the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor to uncover hidden stories found within nature. Chance upon captivating, clever and curious creatures ready to impart their tales in this fun and fabulous promenade performance. You will hear stories of majestic forests, ancient landscapes and the little creatures who serve them, inspiring each child to become a custodian of this precious land.

 

National Marine Aquarium 

  • Meet baby shark & friends, Live – Our team will introducing you to some of our amazing animals in our Plymouth Sound exhibit, including our baby shark nursery Rockpool feeding time!
    You can ask questions to our team live, or comment your questions you’d like to know in this event.

 

National Maritime Museum 

  • Science of the Sea at Home – FREE online show –  This February half term become an astronaut and rocket into outer space!
    We’ve teamed up with Explorer Dome to discover whether aliens really exist, and the fascinating links between space and our deep seas.

 

Oxford Playhouse Online

  • Sammy and the beanstalk – Following the tighter restrictions, OperaUpClose’s new urban fairytale has been given an extended online run!
    Eight-year-old Sammy and her dad used to have lots of fun together, making up stories and mixing potions in their kitchen. But something outside is scaring Dad and he doesn’t have the energy to play anymore. As Sammy ticks off the days until her mum gets home, Dad becomes more withdrawn and a mysterious vine starts tapping at their windows. What does it want? And is there anything Sammy can do to help Dad be brave once more?

 

Spark Festival Online

  • Fabulous Family Festival Fun! Fancy a feel good family festival delivered direct to your home, full of vitamin D for the imagination (and performing vegetables)?
    The Spark Festival is a fortnight of unforgettable family entertainment. Whether it’s beat-boxing in the kitchen, rainforest scents and sounds on the sofa, or live streamed sing-alongs for the little performer in your life, there are events for the most demanding of audiences.

 

Tessa Bide Productions Online

  • The Anarchist’s Mobile Library –  Tessa Bide Productions have created an interactive adventure children, with colourful animations, guided through by performers. The Anarchist’s Mobile Library empowers children to be masters of their own destinies, to be inspired by literature and to change the stories they see unfolding around them. An interactive, digital adventure for ages 6-11. 

 

Theatre of Science Live!

  • Daily Science – Chat about different subjects each day and join in with experiments.
  • The Heart Show – Lego story time and an experiment.
  • Chat about Mars – Let’s chat about Mars!* If you’re new, we’re the Science Alliance; we meet every day during lockdown and do activities, ask questions, look stuff up together and have fun. We’re having a week off for half term but this is an emergency one-off because at about 7.15pm on 18th Feb NASA are landing a rover on Mars

 

Unicorn Theatre 

 

 

BARKING AND DAGENHAM

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

BASILDON

 

Kidbusterz

  • Half term club: **children of Key workers only ** 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!

 

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!

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

The Treehouse Club

 

 

 

BRAINTREE

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

BRENTWOOD

 

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!

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

The Treehouse Club

 

 

Spring

CASTLE POINT

Camp Epic

 

Canvey skills Campus

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

 

Spring

CHELMSFORD

 

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.

 

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!

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

Spring

COLCHESTER

 

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!

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Spring

EPPING FOREST

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Spring

HARLOW

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Spring

HAVERING

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Spring

MALDON

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

 

Spring

REDBRIDGE

 

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!

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

Spring

ROCHFORD

 

Bricks 4 Kidz  

 

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!

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Sport Star

Spring

SOUTHEND

 

Bricks 4 Kidz  

 

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!

 

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!

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Seaside Circus

  • Circus at home – equipment hire – Keep the little people and big people occupied.
    Super excited to be able to offer this. Been feeling a bit glum about not being able to play circus BUT then I thought that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the wonders of circus. So I am offering my equipment to be hired out.

 

Sport Star

 

 

Spring

TENDRING

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

 

Spring

THURROCK

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

Spring

UTTLESFORD

 

Rock It inflatables

  • At Home Soft Play in February and March – Why not hire some soft play to your home to keep the children entertained during the lockdown. Our ‘At Home’ soft play sets come as 10, 12, 14 or 16 piece shapes and a matted area. The mats can be set up in any sized area, in different shapes to suit whatever room is available.

 

 

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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