Creative Half Term Activities and Virtual Events for Kids

2/11/2021 12:05:07 PM
Creative Half Term Activities and Virtual Events for Kids
Fantasic For Families
  • darts (Doncaster Community Arts)

Are you looking for activities and events to entertain all the family this February half term? Look no further: Fantastic for Families has curated a week-long list of creative and interactive activities to entertain your children – no matter how young or old!

Jam-packed with virtual events and activities, we've put together a schedule for you featuring some fun activities from brilliant organisations from across the country. 

We have selected our favourite arts, crafts, films, concerts (plus much more!) for every day of the week but you can pick and choose what suits you. 

As always, we'd love to see your creations, so make sure you tag us on social media.

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Music Monday

Man playing instruments Kick start your week with the Junk Orchestra’s half term online sessions!

Music fun for the whole family (or just the children!) – build instruments, play music together and get the day started with a boogie! All played and enjoyed from your kitchen table! These sessions will be held on Zoom every morning throughout the half term break.

Book your place now; it's FREE and recommended for the whole family.

Time: 9.30am – 10.15am (45 mins)

Recommended for ages: suitable for all the family!

Price: FREE, booking required

Theatre Tuesday

The Hare & The Tortoise graphicsYou are invited to join in the biggest race yet in the animal kingdom. Hear how the Hare boasts that he will be the winner, while a smaller, older animal called the Tortoise has another idea up his shell… 

Join Takeshi from Polka Theatre in this drama and movement workshop where he will take you on a storytelling journey inspired by Aesop’s fable, The Hare & The Tortoise. All you will need is your adventure hat and a pocket full of imagination. After the workshop, you will receive (by email) an Activity Sheet full of other creative ideas so that the fun can continue!

Time: 2.30 – 3.15pm (45mins)

Recommended for ages: 3 – 7 years

Price: Tickets £6, including an activity pack

Book now!

Superhero Workshop Wednesday

Superhero graphicsBe a superhero from your living room thanks to Herts Inclusive Theatre! 

Ideal for a Wednesday morning, the workshop will include craft, games and drama. It is completely inclusive and everyone is welcome, especially those with additional needs. Find out more about booking a place.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm (45mins)

Recommended for ages: 5 – 12 years

Price: £0.00 - £3.50

Virtual Tour Thursday 

Westminster AbbeyJoin Westminster Abbey for a special Commonwealth-themed online tour for families exploring how Westminster Abbey celebrates communities all over the world.

The Commonwealth Day service is held at the Abbey every year to celebrate the worldwide family of nations which make up the Commonwealth. Join in with your family for fun and quizzes as you discover the links that this royal church has with the Commonwealth through their shared history, the building, and the events that happen here.

Book your place for the Virtual Tour.

Time: 11.00am – 11.45am or 2.00pm – 2.45pm (45 mins)

Recommended for ages: 5+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

Price: FREE, booking required

Football Writing Friday

National Football Museum poster

A year on from the first Children's Football Writing Festival, the National Football Museum is hosting some of its favourite children’s authors online this February half term. Watch the festival trailer.

Rounding off the week on Friday is museum stalwart Matt Oldfield. The author of the Ultimate Football Heroes series will be sharing some of the stories from his Unbelievable Football book, winner of the Telegraph Children's Sports Book of the Year in 2020.

All of the talks and activities will be hosted on the museum’s YouTube and Facebook channels and will include simple writing challenges to encourage children to pick up a pen and transfer some of their football flair to paper!

Time: 11.00am – 11.45am (45 mins)

Recommended for ages: 3 – 12 years 

Price: FREE

Sign up for the Fantastic for Families newsletter to keep up-to-date with the best events and activities for families over half term. Check out our activity library and online-event listings for even more ways to get creative at home.

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