Half Term Fun for the Family in Worthing
9th February 2011
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7 Fun Things to Fill Up Your Half Term

Before we know it, half term will have crept up on us and the kids will be nagging that they’re bored. Or if you get fed up of not being able to get a response through the fuzz of the games console, then look no further than thebestofworthing for the cream of the crop in entertainment ideas for each day of your half term.

Saturday: Worthing Ice Rink

Having only opened on February 5th, Worthing’s Ice Rink is now open for business. Though you may have missed the special guest appearance by Hollyoaks star, Chris Fountain, come along and hone your ice skills before the rink closes again on the 6th March.
Tickets can be booked online on their website or over the phone on 01903 222934, though can only be purchased at the onsite ticket office when buying on the day.

Sunday: Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green

This award-winning all-year attraction can provide fun activities for the whole family, with a wide mix of farm animals and play facilities. And the weather needn’t be a problem – much of it is under cover. The park is perfect for children aged 2 to 11 years old, with activities such as bottle feeding, small animal handling, tractor trailer rides, horse and pony rides, and the farm museum.
There is also a huge amount of adventure play on offer, with a massive 25ft climbing wall for big kids and adults, vintage merry-go-rounds, pedal karts, bumper boats, indoor soft play areas, and a woodland walk.

Monday: The Wind in the Willows at The Pavilion Theatre

That old family favourite comes to Worthing's Pavilion Theatre this half term, starring the infamous Dave Benson Phillips as Toad. Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep's adaptation of this Kenneth Grahame classic follows the familiar tale of Mole's adventures with Toad of Toad Hall, providing some fantastic family entertainment this half term.

The Wind in the Willows will run from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th of February, with tickets priced at £10.00 for children, £12.00 for adults, or £35.00 for a family of four.

Visit the Pavilion Theatre website for more information and ticket booking.

Tuesday: Adur Outdoor Activities Centre

Offering a vast range of adventure activities, the Adur Outdoor Activities Centre has something for everyone. From the 350m2 climbing wall, to mountain bikes, orienteering, kayaks and canoes, there are a wide range of events happening during half term.

Get some fresh air and try something daring; visit the Adur Outdoor Activities Centre website for more information.


Wednesday: Harry Potter Day at the Glynn Owen Youth Centre

The perfect idea for any of those Harry Potter fanatics out there – a two film marathon showing the Sorcerer’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets, in a journey back to how it all began. With the final films being shown soon, this is the ideal chance to freshen up on the beginning of the infamous wizarding fantasy.

Running from 10am until 5pm, the day will include a Hogwarts meal of a hotdog and drink, and a fancy dress competition to find the best-dressed character from any of the films! Tickets are priced at £5 for the day, call the Glynn Owen Centre on 01903 20201 for more information.

Thursday: Bird Art Bonanza at Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve, Chichester

Allow your imagination to run wild with Family Thursday at Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve; create your very own piece of bird art at this fun family event – make sure you wear old clothes! No need to book for this one, just turn up with the kids.

Go here for more information on Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.

Friday: Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

There’s nothing like a bit of educational fun, and Worthing Museum is full to the brim with so much to see. Running until the 12th of March is an exhibition of art and antiques from Rupert Toovey, of BBC Bargain Hunt Fame. There’s also a collection of stunning metal and stone sculptures built from recycled elements in the Worthing Museum Garden, plus much more. With Roman hoards, costume and toy collections, and hands on activities for children, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has bundles of things to see and do, and so make sure you check out ‘the jewel in Worthing’s crown’.

Visit the Worthing Museum website for further information.

Even if these events don't quite catch your eye, there is plenty of excitement going on in Worthing - whatever the weather! Keep an eye on our events page for fun for the whole family, and don't forget those special offers for a half term bargain.

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