February Half Term Activities

Hooray the February Half Term Holiday is nearly here and we have a fantastic range of activities for you and your family to enjoy when it’s cold and wet outside. Market Hall Museum, Warwick reopens it’s doors after a £1.1 million refurbishment kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery so come and help us celebrate! Plus visit Warwickshire libraries and discover Jurassic Beasts.

web1The Grand Reopening of Market Hall Museum

Saturday 18th February 10.30am – 5.00pm

Join us at 10.30am and be one of the first to step inside the new Warwickshire Museum!

Be amazed by the new displays and interactives, and join one of our special MusGuided Tours (from theatre company Talking Birds) for an alternative and offbeat look at the collection! Get creative and help us build a life size Warwickshire bear with Ruth and Adrian Spaak. Try out one of the new family museum trails and listen to a selection of Show and Tell talks by our museum curators and archivists. All activities are FREE, just drop in. Click here to see times of performances and talks.

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Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Tuesday 21st February – 10.30am – 3.00pm

Bring along your little ones and let them discover the new museum. Play with pattern, design, and lots of lovely materials at this creative session. Cost: £2.50 per child. Suitable for under 5s, older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in.

horace-lyme-2013-in-mouth-copyJurassic Beasts

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Wednesday 22nd February 10.30am – 3.00pm

Discover more about Warwickshire’s Jurassic past and get up close with fossils from the handling collections. Help us complete an underwater dinosaur diorama. Create an articulated sea beast that would have roamed Jurassic Warwickshire and make a terrifying dinosaur mask to wear home.  Cost:£2.50 per child, children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in

Plus visit Horace the Travelling Pliosaur Cinema

Market Place, 11.30am – 1.00pm and 2.30pm – 4.00pm.

Horace the Pliosaur is a giant, 35 foot-long sea lizard. Fresh out of the Jurassic ocean, Horace is 165 million years old. That’s even older than your Grandad. Brought to you by performing professors and dotty groom Joe, audiences are invited to explore Horace and help prepare him for the day, brushing his teeth and massaging his paddles, before venturing inside his belly on a cinematic journey full of slimy surprises! Performances will be free but ticketed. Tickets can be collected from 10.30am from a steward stationed by Horace.

flycycle-2017-hires-copySTEAMpunk Spectacular

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Friday 24th February 10.30am – 3.00pm

Celebrate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics with a day of STEAMpunk fun. Build a flapping bird and create some steampunk-style goggles! Follow the mathematical museum trail and find out if you can hold your nerve in a tea dueling competition. Come dressed up in your best STEAMpunk clothes or try on some replica costume. £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in, children must be accompanied by an adult. PLUS Take a FREE ride in ‘Pif-Pafs’ spectacular, theatrical vehicles, which will be taking trips around the Market Place during the day. Sponsored by Phillips 66.

Jurassic Beasts at Warwickshire Libraries

Discover some fascinating facts and handle some fossils from Warwickshire’s Jurassic past. Create an articulated sea beast and a terrifying dinosaur mask. Suitable for primary school children only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations welcomed.  Click here to book tickets in advance  Search ‘event name and location’.

Monday 20th February – Rugby Library 10.00am – 11.30am, Nuneaton Library 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 23rd February – Atherstone Library 10.00am – 11.30am, Southam Library 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Friday 24th February  – Leamington Library 2.30pm – 4.00pm