What's on at Half Term in and around Newbury?...
17th February 2011
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Whilst Spring is starting to show a few signs of arriving, the weather is not yet showing many signs of improvement! However, detailed below are our top tips for some of the best activites to keep the kids and family busy during next weeks Half Term School Holiday... 

Half Term Kids Lunchtime Movie Club - at The Carnarvon Arms

Between 21st - 25th February from 12.30, visit the Carnarvon Arms and them us for a relaxing lunch whilst the kids enjoy a movie for free. Maximum 2 kids per every 2 adults having 2 courses.

Brand new musical play for children ages 3 - 7 - at Arlington Arts

Enjoy "The Very Noisy Night" - a brand new musical play for children ages 3 - 7 and  adults based on the enchanting book by Diana Hendry and Jane Chapman, gently told with enchanting music and magical storytelling. A heartwarming winter's tale about growing up, it explores the fact that we're all frightened of something, but we each learn to overcome our fears. 11.30am on 21st Feb.

Half Term Fun  - at Eddie Catz

Mini Scribblers Art Class: Go come along, get creative, and have lots of arty fun making spring crowns, planting daffodils, some pottery, jewellery making, creating spring bugs and lots more. Feb 22nd 10.30 - 11.15 toddlers aged 1-4 and 10.30 - 12.30 kids aged 4 - 12.

Laser Tag Shootout Event: Back by popular demand.....Join the Eddie Catz team for this giant Laser Tag event! The battle will commence once the teams have been formed, safety briefing done and laser guns switched on. Lights, smoke and music will create the perfect atmosphere for this fun and energetic game. Feb 23rd 18.00 - 20.00.

Theatrical production of loved Children's Book - at The Corn Exchange

Children's Laureate Michael Rosen's ever popular Smarties Book Prize winner "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" is brought vividly and noisily to life on stage. Look out for the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud-fight. What a surprise awaits you in the cave on the other side of the dark forest! 21st - 23rd Feb. 

Story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar - at The Discovery Centre Thatcham

See this delightful story brought to life with puppets, props and drama - Mighty Morphin' Animals.

Children will see how animals can change completely during their life cycles. With hands and feet-on experiments they will learn how a butterfly finds food, take part in a caterpillar story and watch a complete life cycle on screen. 'Readit' the frog will hop on to show everyone how his baby grows up. The lively show will have you laughing, popping, counting and shouting 'arhh!' in equal measures. Feb 24th 11.30. Great refeshments availalbe at the Discovery Centre Cafe.

Sports Courses - at Northcroft Leisure Centre

Street Dance Gym Skill and Trampolining: Go along and join in this combined street dance, gym skills & trampolining course. Learn new skills, meet new friends and have so much fun its contagious!! This course is open to boys and girls aged 5 - 12. Feb 21st from 09.30.

Football crazy CSL Soccer Sports Camp: If you're a budding Beckham, Lampard or Rooney come along and improve your skills and techniques with FA qualified coaches. Leran skills, drills, fun and excitement, try your hardest to win prizes. Feb 21st - 25th from 09.00 

Rhymetime and Storytime - at Lambourne Library

Join the regular sessions for babies and toddlers (0-4 year olds) with their parents or carers. 23rd Feb 10:30 - 11.00

Trouble in Pantoland - at Kennet School Thatcham

Join the Wicked Queen, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Widow Twankey and a whole host of other Pantoland residents as they try to protect the kingdom with only a Frog, in this fun family Panto. Feb 24th - 26th


For full details of Events and What's On in and around Newbury please visit our Events Pages.






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