St Albans is full of fantastic activities for families this February half term. For a list of what’s on for kids in St Albans visit The Mummsyphere What’s On page or why not try these half term activities in and around St Albans to help keep boredom at bay…
Dark Sky Wales will be creating an incredible indoor planetarium at Dunstable Downs on Saturday 13th February to Monday 15th February 2016. You can explore the universe and take a guided tour across the sky. The event is suitable for all ages and no booking is needed, however there is expected to be high demand so be prepared to queue!
Visit Willows Activity Farm on Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February 2016 for their February Frolics Lambing Event. You can visit the Lambing Marquee to see live lambing, or check out the programme of events for newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations, pat-a-pet in the farmyard, take a ride on Tristan the Runaway Tractor and much more! It is going to be baaa-rilliant!
Verulamium Museum have a special programme of half term activities for 6 to 11 year olds from ‘Incredible Icarus‘ or ‘Gruesome Gorgons‘ to ‘Arion and the Dolphins‘. These workshops must be booked in advance by calling 01727 751810.
If you have younger children, then on Monday 15th February and Friday 19th February 2016 2-4pm drop into the Verulamium Museum and children aged 3 to 11 years can make a mosaic picture to take home for just £1.50 per child.
If you are a resident in St Albans District don’t forget to take along proof of residency to gain free access to the museum.
St Albans Cathedral discovery morning is free, just turn up anytime between 10am-12 noon on Thursday 18th February 2016. This half term the challenge is to discover hidden treasure in the Cathedral. You can spend the morning searching for clues and exploring the dark corners of the building. There will also be special activities for the children along the way. After you have worked up an appetite stop at Abbot’s Kitchen in the Chapter House at the Cathedral for lunch, before heading into Verulamium Park or St Albans City Centre.
Wrap up warm and bring torches and lanterns to Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre on Friday 19th February 2016 5.30pm to 8pm for a candlelit family walk in the woodland. A special trail, suitable for pushchairs (although likely to be muddy!) will feature floodlit trees and Swedish candles. You can also visit Ashridge throughout half term in the daylight and decorate your own lantern to bring to the Candlelit Walk.
Go along to Aylett Nurseries and learn all about National Nest Box Week from Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 10am to 4pm. Aylett’s experts will be on hand to answer any questions. Children will have the opportunity to make a bird feeder using an apple and sunflower seeds, which they can take home and hang outside. No booking is required just turn up and join in.
More ideas for keeping boredom at bay
- Helen gives you three unusual days out with kids at half term if you’re in and around London, plus a bonus craft activity for a pyjama day!
- Penny has three easy creative projects to do at home which could also fire their imaginations for bigger activity, because we love it when one thing leads to another.
- Alice has some simple but successful tips for keeping kids entertained on the beach even in this cold February weather.
- Marianne has three fun suggestions to do with the kids over half term in Kent.
- Becky has three thrifty and simple ideas for half term happiness
- Cass shares her favourite three ways to have fun at half term without spending a penny!
- Joanne has some great ideas for indoors ‘days out’ in case of horrid weather.
- Michelle introduces you to three fun seaside towns in East Sussex.
- Joy explains how throwing a party can help with half-term entertainment.
- Emma shares three ways to enjoy half term on a budget.
- Sarah showcases five different ways you can entertain the little ones in Norwich this half term.
Have a great time, whatever you are up to this half term!
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