If you're wondering where to take the kids this half term, there is so much going on in The New Forest:
Onyx Craft Room, Brockenhurst Village Hall, every Thursday, 5.00pm to 6.00pm - Bring the children and let them enjoy Freestyle/Street/Hip Hop/Rock n Roll.
Forest Arts Centre, Friday 13th February 2015, 2:00pm until 4:45pm and 7:30pm until 10:15pm - Winner of 3 Golden Globes! Boyhood is a drama about the life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 - 18. Starring Ella Cottrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.
14th to 22nd February 2014, 10.00am to 5.00pm - In the National Motor Museum, there is a rare opportunity to handle and learn about historical motoring objects. See over 250 vehicles on display, from the earliest examples of motoring and family cars of the 30s and 40s through to classic cars of the 70s and 80s and rare motoring oddities such as a giant orange on wheels. Elsewhere in the museum, you can try your hand at racing your friends and family on the giant Scalextric track.
In Palace House, costumed guides will be talking to visitors in the Kitchen about what cooking in a Victorian country house was really like
In the Abbey, join the Monk to discover what life was like for the monks that lived there in the 13th century
Meeting Half Moon car park off Blackhill Road, East Wellow, SO51 6AQ
Sunday 15th February, 10:00am until 3:00pm - Get involved with one of our Tree Planting days at Foxbury to make your mark on the New Forest landscape. Supervised children over 8 years of age are welcome.
Please bring stout footwear (possibly wellies), warm clothing that can withstand a few knocks, gloves and a packed lunch. We will provide hot drinks and all tools.
Forest Arts Centre, Tuesday 17th February, Time 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm - Five interweaving stories, five small worlds, five very different journeys. This is beautiful theatre for young people - for one day only at Forest Arts. Step inside Mimika’s beautiful white tent and experience an intimate, atmospheric and spellbinding show. Using an immersive soundtrack, puppetry, digital animation and miniature landscapes Mimika create a gentle theatre experience full of magical and poetic imagery. Doors are opened to reveal moving images, a wooden set transforms into a river bank, a tiny fox plays in a pop-up meadow and a cat and a girl dream their stories. All without a word being spoken. Suit ages 5-11 years.
Tuesday 17th February and 19th February, 10:00am until 4:00pm - Themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family. Cost: Free entry for under 16s. No booking required, just drop-in. Standard museum entry applies to accompanying adults. Suitable for all ages.
Wednesday 18th February, 10:15am until 12:15pm - Family workshop - go along and create your very own 'Fantastic Fossil' using plaster of paris and draw inspiration from the museums fossil collection.Cost: £3.00 per child with one accompanying adult, advance booking recommended.
Thursday 19th February, 10:30am until 12:30pm - Go along for a chance to discover life in the Stone Age and handle real objects from the period, you will also get the chance to make decorative headdresses, spears, and mini mammoths.
Milford on Sea Community Centre, Thursday 19th February, 6:45pm until 9:30pm. The Hundred Foot Journey Directed by Lass Hallström with Helen Mirren and Om Puri is showing as part of the Love Milford Week.
Friday 20th February, 9:30am until 6:00pm - The chance for all the children in the village to have a fun day.
9.30am-11.30am: Seahorses Stay & Play Group at Community Centre - All Pre-School Age Children | £1 per family
10am-12pm: 'Why We Love Milford' Banner Making at C.Centre - All Ages, Just drop-in when you like to draw Organised by MoS Girlguiding
10am to 2pm: Cake Decorating at All Saints' Church Hall - All Ages - Just drop-in to decorate - Organised by MoS Pre-School
10am to 3pm: Farm Open Day at Aubrey Farm (Keyhaven) - All Ages | Bring the kids to see the animals and to learn about farming - *Lisa’s Larder open on day
12noon to 3pm: Mission Milford at All Saints' Church Hall - All Primary School Age Children | 'Learn to be an MI6:8 Secret Agent: Rap, Disguise, Code Breaking & Craft | Organised by 'Churches Together'
2pm to 4pm: FROZEN Sing-a-Long at Community Centre - All Ages Organised by MoS Primary School PFA
5pm to 6pm: Free Drama Workshop at Community Centre - Ages 6 to 10, One Hour, Organised by MiCO
Friday 20th February, 10:00am until 12:30pm - Bring your 4 to 6 year olds for fun and activities:
At the Treehouse:
Friday 20th February – Ponds, Amphibians and Streams: 10.00am – 12.30pm
At the Farm:
Friday 17th April – Get Going in the Garden 10.00am – 12.30pm
Friday 20th February, 11:00am until 12:00pm - Join Treehouse Theatre for an exciting and interactive storytelling of 'The Magic Paintbrush' a Chinese folk tale about a boy who loves to draw and finds his pictures come to life. Performances at 11am & 2pm, post-show art activities will also be available.