What To Do with the Kids this Half Term in Heanor and Ripley
12th February 2013
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Its the school holidays again and many of us have already started planning loads of activities to keep our kids entertained throughout next week.

To help you with this, we've got a full round up of Half Term Activities across our area so you can work out what to do and where to go this February...

Blend - Heanor

Monday Drop in with cooking workshop - 3.30-5.30pm Drop in 7-9pm

Wednesday 3 nights for £3 Bake Off Challenge 7-9pm

Thursday 3 nights for £3 The Cube Challenge 7-9pm

Friday Bowling @ Genesis Centre 3.15-6.30pm £5 3 nights for £3 Onsie Award Challenge & Party

Blend - Ripley

Monday Blend Open 7-9pm

Tuesday Cookie making and decoration 1.30-5.30pm

Wednesday Tshirt design and fabric crafts 2-5.30pm £2

Thursday Cooking Workshop 2-5.30pm £2, Blend Open Games Tournament 7-9pm

Friday Bowling @ Genesis 3.30-6.30pm £5, Blend Open Pool Competition 7-9pm

Midland Railway Butterley

Half Term trains will be running all week, with departures from Butterley Station from 11am through to 2.50pm, with the latest train returning by 3.35pm.  travel in the special scenic railcars which give passengers a driver's eye view of the fantastic Derbyshire scenery plus complimentary hot drink for all passengers and 10% discount in the station shop. when not on the trains, visit the various museums and experiences, including the Matthew Kirtley Building (Railway Museum), ‘West Shed Experience’, Demonstration Signal Box andVictorian Railwayman's Church all of which are open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Heanor Leisure Centre

MONDAY 18th FEBRUARY Trampolining - 13:00-14:00 £3 (£2 Family Members)

TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY Playzone - 09:30-11:30 £2.10 (£1.10 Family Members)

WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY *NEW* GUGAFIT!! 10:00-11:00 £3 (FREE Family Members)

THURSDAY 21st FEBRUARY Splash Out! 10:30-11:30 Street Surfing 17:00-18:00 £3.00 (£2 Family Members)

FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY Trampolining - 13:00-14:00 £3 (£2 Family Members)

SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY Splash Out! - 14:30-15:30 Roller Disco - 16:00-17:00 £2.30 (£1.30 Family Members) + £1 Skate Hire

*Play for £1 Racket Sports Enjoy badminton and table tennis courts for only £1.00

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm and Weekends (*Subject to availability)

Ripley Leisure Centre

Monday  FA Tesco Skills  - 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm FREE 5-11yrs  Street Surfing - 3.45-4.45pm 5yrs + £3.50 inc skate hire

Tuesday Derby County FC - 9am-3pm 5yrs+ £12.50 per day (£20 for 2 days) Beach Party in the pool 8-15yrs £3.75

Wednesday Derby County FC - 9am-3pm 5yrs + £12.50 per day (£20 for 2 days)

Thursday Play Zone 9.30-11.30am 8mths - 5yrs £3 Guga Fit 2-3pm 5-11yrs £4.30 Active Zone 4-5.30pm £4.30

Friday Trampolining 10am - 12.15 (3x45min sessions) 5yrs+ £3 Mini Tennis 1-2pm 5-11yrs £3 Roller Mania 3-4.30pm All ages £3.50 inc skate hire

*Play for £1 Racket Sports Enjoy badminton and table tennis courts for only £1.00

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm and Weekends (*Subject to availability)

Heanor Clarion Go-Ride Session

Go-Ride Cyclo Cross/Mountain Bike Skills and Racing

Age Range: 8yrs to 16yrs – All abilities welcome

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2013 10am-3pm

Shipley Country Park (Visitors Centre car park),

£10 per person per day

(Packed lunch and bike with gears ‘working’ needed)

E-mail or call to book your place Dean Hughes – British Cycling Go-Ride Coach 07534 281 264 deanhughes@britishcycling.org.uk

Crich Tramway

The Tramway museum opens its doors for the 2013 season just in time for the February Half Term, with a full range of trams in operation and spring crafts available for children of all ages in the learning centre every afternoon from 1 - 3pm.

Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th – Mask Making

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd – Rocking Birds

 Denby Pottery

The Denby Craftroom opens this year on 15th February, in time for the Half Term Holiday! Tours are at 11am, 12pm, 2pm or 3pm daily. Find out how we make our pottery, then have lots of fun making a clay souvenir to take home, and painting on plates. Between 18th and 22nd Feb there will be a special 'fire to keep' offer of just £6.95 per piece (normally £7.95).

Craftroom Tour Entry: £5.25 adults and senior citizens,£4.25 children. The Tour lasts around 60 minutes and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Booking is recommended but not essential, call 01773 740 799.

Other Places to Visit

Heage Windmill

Shipley Park

Crossley Park

Belper River Gardens

Kedleston Hall 

Gulliver's Kingdon, Matlock Bath

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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...

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