Looking for things to do with the kids during the school holidays? We have compiled a list of great ideas. Whether you need childcare during this time or ideas for you all to enjoy, we have covered it all. Please do mention KidAround when calling or enquiring – it does help!
HOLLY’S FOREST SESSIONS
Holiday Family Forest Fun
Monday 18 10:00-12:30
WILD ADVENTURES IN THE WOODS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: include mini beast hunting, sawing, cooking on a fire, rope walks, mud painting, bushcraft and more!
Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Henny Road, Lamarsh, CO8 5EX
BOOKING/PAYMENT: £10 for the first child in each family unit, then £3 per each sibling and per each adult
Wild Bushcraft Kids’ Holiday Club
Tuesday 19 from 10:00-15:00
BUSHCRAFT, SURVIVAL SKILLS AND GENERAL WOODLAND ACTIVITIES FOR UNACCOMPANIED 6 TO 12 YEAR OLDS
Loshes Woodland, Gt Henny, CO10 7LX
PAYMENT: £34.00 in advance
THE SAVOY LONDON
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Monday 18 – Friday 22
Written and illustrated by beloved author Judith Kerr and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, has charmed children and parents alike since its first publication in 1968. The Savoy has partnered with HarperCollins Children’s Books to create a unique children’s Afternoon Tea – The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Savoy.
For what is The Savoy’s first children’s Afternoon Tea offering in its 129-year history, the iconic picture book is the inspiration for a feast of teatime treats that are drawn from the tea that Sophie and her mummy shared with the visiting tiger.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Savoy is priced from £40 per child aged from five to 12 years old and comprises sandwiches, tiger striped scones and pastries that playfully reference moments in the story. The tea is served on bespoke chinaware also inspired by the story and available to buy from Savoy Tea.
Call to book: 020 7836 4343
Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 February
This half term plan a trip to KidZania London, the indoor city run by kids at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush, and get stuck into a host of activities alongside some exciting new additions to the real-life adventures on offer.
KidZania understands that it can be tricky for parents KidZania to strike the right balance between education and fun outside of school, so these new activities over the half term have been designed with this in mind. The focus is on teaching kids new life skills and prioritising healthy eating during the holidays. Plus, it get’s even better with treats to take away!
Sure to be a hoot for kids, the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB) – the country’s largest nature conservation charity – will be joining the KidZania city from Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 February. Kids will be taught how to create their own bird feeder, which they can take home to help wildlife in their own garden, especially important at this frosty time of year. The activity will inspire everyone to give nature a home, whilst giving children fun facts and top tips for keeping birds safe in the wild. The early-bird catches the worm, so be sure to book activities now before missing out! Book your tickets at www.KidZania.co.uk
VIKING JUNIOR ACADEMY
Monday 18 – Friday 22 and inset day on Monday 25
Fun and exciting days packed with activities for children aged 4 to 11 years.
Each day will have a variety of activities and resources on offer for all who attend, these will include; Art & Craft, Design & Creation, Music & Drama time, Outdoor Activities: Football, Ball games, Parachute games, Balancing and Climbing, Treasure hunt, Team games. Also for this half term we have a rugby coach coming in to do a session with the children (this at an additional cost to the daily price).
Please contact Viking Junior Academy on 07583 261354 to book any sessions, we are open between the hours of 8-6 with the option of an early drop off from 7.30am. The price for a full day (8-6) is £32 which includes breakfast, a cooked lunch and a light tea also including a morning and afternoon snack. Or £30 to take up the option of no meals. This option includes just drinks and morning and afternoon snacks. Half days are available on request. This is subject to up take.
LEE VALLEY PARK & FARMS
Have an extensive list of activities during the half term, visit their website for further information:
LEISURE WORLD COLCHESTER
Monday 18 – 22 February, 8am-5.30pm
A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 7-11. deal for working parents. Activities include fun in the Leisure Pool, trips to Ninja UK, Escape Room and Tenpin, multi sports, trampolining and a trip to Belong (Game). From £32, includes lunch. Book online at https://colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/holidayfun
Monday 18-22 February, 9am-3pm or 8am-5.30pm
A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 1-6, which includes swimming as a core part of the day’s activities. Ideal for working parents. From £27, includes lunch. Book online at https://colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/holidayfun
TREE HOUSE CLUB
Wild Things Holiday Camp
February 18 – 22
How about a bit of forest school fun in the February half term holidays? Join our very popular holiday club – each session has a different theme, from bug hunting and campfires to den-building, outdoor experiments, brushcraft and more. Get 25% OFF with any 2 day booking. Adventure Week – book a full week & get 15% OFF.
Full Day 7am – 7pm
Cost: Prices start from 30.00
Spaces fill up quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment. Ages 2-11.
To secure your child’s place call us on 01277 656 921 (Billericay) 01268 956 005 (Wickford) Brentwood (01277 402 016) or visit www.thetreehouseclub.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
21st of Feb
Laser Mayhem get the kids out in the fresh air active playing outdoor laser tag around Russian battle tanks, planes helicopters, forts and much much more, 2 hours of running around, fully supervised, whilst you can drink tea and coffee, or come back to pick up them up. We have heated rooms and there is a café at the bottom of the road, our half term sessions book our really quickly to please book as soon as possible www.laser-mayhem.co.uk/book
22nd of February, Mayhem Mini paintballing from 8 years old, if your kids are begging to play paintball why not try our new low impact paintballing this half term? 2 hours or action we play 6 games they get 70 shots per game, body armour, full head shield goggles, armoured gloves and mini paintball rifle. Using smaller paintballs at far lower speeds mini paintballing the can have a lot more fun and it does not hurt like regular paintballing.
IMAGINE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2019
13-24 February 2019
Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival turns eighteen in 2019 – but it’s nowhere near growing up! The annual festival returns 13-24 February 2019 for a half-term week of the best in children’s theatre, comedy, family parties, hands-on activities, DJs, dance, immersive experiences and full-on fun for children and their grownups.
With more than 180 events jam-packed into twelve days and fifty percent of the festival completely free, Imagine is the biggest festival of its kind in London. It is dedicated to families experiencing and enjoying all kinds of art and culture together.
AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES
Fairy Garden Workshop
Tuesday 19th February 2019
10.30am or 1pm – Booking Essential
Back by popular demand our brilliant workshops.
Come along and make your very own Fairy Garden to take home.
The price of £19.95 includes some craft items, tub, plants and some fairy accessories.
Recommended age of 4+
All children must be accompanied by an adult .
Complimentary Tea or Coffee /Juice and biscuits.
Contact details – email email@example.com
Tel. No. 01206 899698
Website – http://www.fairygardensuk.co.uk
UFFORD PARK RESORT
Little Adventurers Day Out for February Half Term
Please find details available on their website here: https://www.uffordpark.co.uk/offers/little-adventurers-day-out/
Les Miserables Workshop
10 to 1pm. 6-18 year olds.
TheatreTrain Braintree, Tabor Academy, Panfield Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5XP
Tel no: 01787 473150
Mobile: 07742 732693
COLCHESTER MUSEUM & HOLLYTREES MUSEUM
We Love Valentines
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY | HOLLYTREES MUSEUM
Join us to discover the origin of Valentine’s cards. Create your own fabulous version, to keep or give to someone special. Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages Suitable for ages 4+ | Price: £5. visit: http://www.cimuseums.org.uk/activities
THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY | COLCHESTER CASTLE MUSEUM Medieval Archery Ready your arrows and see if you can hit the target this half term with our exciting archery sessions. Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm. Suitable for all ages Suitable for ages 7+ Price: £5 (after Castle admission)
Booking required, call 01206 282941 visit: www.cimuseums.org.uk/activities
FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY | NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Creature Encounters Meet some extraordinary animals & discover more about the animal kingdom. Which mammals, birds or reptiles will you meet?. Sessions at: 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages Price: £5 per person (ages 2 and under free) visit: www.cimuseums.org.uk/activities