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MUM'S THE WORD Half - Term Family Fun

08.02.2018 / words: The Guide 2 Surrey / image: Morgan & West


"What's going on this February half-term?" we hear you say. Find below workshops, activities and amazing events taking place in Surrey.



Junior Builder Week
9th – 17th February / Legoland, Windsor

Junior Builder Week returns to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort’s Hotels this February half term for a brick-filled week of fun. Junior Builder Week 2018 sees a takeover of LEGO® Minifigure in celebration of the 40th birthday of the Minifigure.  Little builders can join in the fun from just £38pp, with an overnight stay and breakfast at the unique LEGOLAND Hotel or, or for the first time, the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel.

For more information visit legolandholidays.co.uk
 


Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids
11th February / Farnham Maltings

Make your way to Farnham Maltings as time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

For more information visit farnhammaltings.com
 


Creative Orchestra with Patrick Bailey
12th February / G Live, Guildford

Create your own piece of classical music with the Creative Orchestra taking place at G Live this half term. Spend two days with conductor and workshop leader Patrick Bailey and professional musicians to help hone your ensemble and playing skills. Any instrument and musical background welcome!

For more information visit glive.co.uk
 


Unicorn Cupcake Decorating
12th February / Farnham Maltings

Everyone’s favourite mythical creature takes centre stage at this fabulous cupcake decorating workshop. Get involved and create beautiful unicorn toppings using fondant, colours and lots of sprinkles! All cakes and materials provided. Booking is essential.

For more information visit farnhammaltings.com
 


The Chit Chat Chalk Show
12th February / Farnham Maltings

The Chit Chat Chalk Show is charming, physical & packed with interaction for children aged 3-8 years & their families. Sitting amongst the set & performers, the children in the audience play an essential part in helping Kiko on her journey to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in.

For more information visit farnhammaltings.com
 


Brooklands Museum
12th – 16th February / Brooklands Museum

Motor on over to Brooklands Museum for a week of automotive family fun this half term. Take a trip up Test Hill in a vintage car, explore the new Aircraft Factory and make your way up to the Flight Shed where you’ll be able to take a seat in the cockpit. If that’s not enough, why not take a tour of the Concorde?

For more information visit brooklandsmuseum.com
 


Teddy Bears Train Ride
12th & 16th February / Denbies wine Estate

Bring your favourite teddy along to Denbies Wine Estate this half term for a very special Teddy Bear’s Train Ride around the estate, complete with storytelling. Be prepared for the cold weather and wrap up warm!

For more information visit denbies.co.uk
 


The Teddy Bears Picnic
13th February / Camberley Theatre

Teddy Bears, tall and small, come to Camberley Theatre this February for the best picnic in town. Join Big Bear and Little Bear as they set out to make friends at the picnic. Sing a long, dance and enjoy the show.

For more information visit camberleytheatre.co.uk
 


Wet & Windy
13th – 17th February / Surrey History Centre, Woking

Visit the Surrey History Centre this February for these free drop in workshops where you’ll learn all about how we have used water and wind energy throughout the years. Make your own watermill and windmill as well as taking part in a fun quiz.

For more information visit surreycc.gov.uk
 


Show the Love Green Heart Cards
13th February / Living Planet Centre, Woking

Throughout February people across the country will Show the Love for all the things that are affected by climate change through the power of green hearts. Join the WWF to make a beautiful green heart themed greetings card and celebrate the wildlife and places you love and cherish.

For more information visit wwf.org.uk
 


Riverbank Landscapes
13th February / The Lightbox, Woking

Make your own 3D Riverbank landscape at this fun and creative workshop held at The Lightbox in Woking. Create your masterpieces using pipe cleaners, new and recycled materials and remember to bring something to transport your creation home once the workshop has finished. Advance booking is essential.

For more information visit thelightbox.org.uk
 


Guildford Pancake Race
13th February / High Street, Guildford

Flip and toss your way to glory as the annual Guildford Pancake race returns to the High Street. Run individually or join a team as you run with a frying pan up and down Guildford’s great highway.

For more information visit charlotteville.co.uk
 


Fantastic Flags
13th February / Haslemere Museum

Head for Haslemere Museum and to this great family drop in session, to find out all about the variety of flags that exist around the world before getting hands-on to create you very own flag.

For more information visit haslemere.com
 


The Gingerbread Man
14th February / G Live, Guildford

A delicous family treat for your February half-term comes in the form of the Gingerbread Man, who comes to G Live in Guildford. Join Ginger as he gets set for his greatest adventure. For ages 3+

For more information visit glive.co.uk
 


Mini Floating Boats
14th February / The Lightbox, Woking

Visit The Lightbox in Woking this February to make mini floating boats. Using corks, as well as recycled materials, get ready to set sail down the canal or even in the bathtub! Suitable for ages 4+.

For more information visit thelightbox.org.uk
 


Children’s Metallic Painting
14th February / Farnham Maltings

Farnham Maltings is the place to be for creative kids this half term. Learn the art of metallic printing at this fun workshop whereby you’ll get to print your own design to create the latest fashion masterpiece. Materials are provided, though you are encouraged to see what you might have at home to bring in and transform.

For more information visit farnhammaltings.com
 


Drop-In-Day: Animal Antics
14th February / Farnham Museum

Love animals? Love art? Head for Farnham museum for day of animal antics inspired arts and crafts. All materials are provided and children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information visit farnhammaltings.com
 


Fancy Dress Love Heart Disco
14th February / Denbies Wine Estate

Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s go down to the disco and have a dance or two. Who will be your Valentine? Find love at this amazing fancy dress love heart disco found at Denbies Wine Estate this half-term.

For more information visit denbies.co.uk
 


Earth Hour Wishing Wands
15th February / Living Planet Centre, Woking

Join the WWF at The Living Planet Centre in Woking and get ready for Earth Hour!  Watch a short inspirational film and then create a beautiful wishing wand with your powerful promise to make a change and protect our planet. All workshops are bookable workshops, and last 45 minutes.  Suitable for children aged 4+

For more information visit wwf.org.uk
 


Learn to Paint with Watercolours
15th February / The Lightbox, Woking

Taking inspiration from the ‘Turner in Surrey’ exhibition, learn how to use watercolours to paint your own landscape. You will learn new techniques and produce a final watercolour painting on paper which would rival Turner’s work. Remember to bring something to take your work home in.

For more information visit thelightbox.org.uk
 


The Sundowners Present: Seussical
15th – 17th February / Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking

Find your inner child and enjoy the perfect half term treat of Seussical, performed at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking. Presented by Runnymede Drama Group’s youth group The Sundowners, join a cast of classic Dr Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat In The Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie la Bird, and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo as they take to the stage in an explosion of colour and song.

For more information visit atgtickets.com
 


Marvellous Magic
15th February / G Live, Guildford

Abracadabra and alakazam! Learn the tricks of the trade with real magicians at this Marvellous Magic event held at G Live this half-term. Learn a variety of close up magic tricks in this fun and entertaining workshop aimed at 7 – 11 year olds.

For more information visit glive.co.uk
 


Bonkers Bake Off
16th February / G Live, Guildford

Love food? Love words? Write some Ridiculous Recipes with playwright Rachel Barnett at G Live this february! Explore funny food in the footsteps of Roald Dahl and Lewis Caroll, and create your own Bonkers Bake-Off experience as a group of young writers.

For more information visit glive.co.uk
 


Raver Tots
17th February / Princes Hall, Aldershot

Unleash some serious dance moves this February as Raver Tots comes to Princes Hall in Aldershot. A family rave where kids and parents hit the dance floor together, expect face painting, UV lights, bubbles, balloons and confetti as well as the chance to see some of the UK’s biggest DJs including residents Nicky Blackmarket, Brandon Block and Artful Dodger.

For more information visit princeshall.com
 


Comedy Club 4 Kids
17th February / G Live, Guildford

Come one, come all to the Comedy Club 4 Kids held at G Live this half-term. Laugh out loud to some of the best stand-up comics on the circuit doing what they do best, but without the rude bits.

For more information visit glive.co.uk
 


Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, Compton

Throughout the week of half-term, wander your way to Watts Gallery Artists’ Village in Compton for a week of arts and crafts workshops and activities. Create Terracotta Tealight Cottages at the pottery studio, enjoy the art of architecture and make 3D paper houses in the learning studio or step back in time and take a tour of the house where George and Mary Watts lived.

For more information visit wattsgallery.org.uk
 


Guildford Spectrum

Get fit and get active at Guildford Spectrum this February half-term with a range of exciting activities to get involved with including ice skating, ten pin bowling, four pools including a leisure pool, a soft play area, indoor climbing wall scalextric track and more.

For more information visit guildfordspectrum.co.uk
 

Fishers Adventure Farm Park

This award winning family park, found just a stone’s throw from the Surrey borders in West Sussex is the perfect place to escape and enjoy nature. Whether you’re looking to meet the farm animals or take on an outdoor adventure, Fishers Farm offers plenty by way of entertainment and activities for all ages.

For more information visit fishersfarmpark.co.uk
 


Bocketts Farm Park

Celebrating 25 years in the business, the brilliant Bocketts Farm found near Leatherhead is a great place to experience a working farm. Make new friends and meet the animals that live on the farm, take a tractor ride and even watch a pig race!

For more information visit bockettsfarm.co.uk
 


Skywalk Adventure

Take to the trees this February and experience the Skywalk Adventure found at Sandown Park in Esher. Fly down zip wires, cross rickety bridges and take to the tyre swings in this fun and action packed day out for the family.

For more information visit skywalkadventure.co.uk
 


Go Karting Farnborough

Do your little ones have the need for speed? Dash over to Farnborough’s Team Sport and enjoy their extended 800 metre, multi-level track for thrills and spills this half-term. Take on crazy corners and straights in one of their eco-electric karts and race to find your place on the leader board.

For more information visit team-sport.co.uk
 



COMING UP…
 
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave
24th February / Farnham Maltings

DMC Legend and Hear the Drummer get Wicked producer DJ Chad Jackson takes to the ones and twos on the latest leg of the Around the World in 18 Raves nautically themed family rave tour. For families and kids aged 0 – 8 years olds expect a cacophony of colour and sound in Farnham this February. Presented by the Big Fish Little Fish gang, be sure to book a ticket quick as these shows typically sell out.

For more information visit farnhammaltings.com
 


Rapping Up The Solar System
25th February / Brooklands Museum

Learn all about the solar system at this educational musical extravaganza taking place at Brooklands Museum. Enjoy live experiments and demonstartions as well as building a solar system from fruit, balloons and toilet roll. Join Rapper and Presenter Jon Chase as he combines science, rhyme and education for a fun and informative day out.

For more information visit brooklandsmuseum.com
 


Awful Auntie
8th – 11th March / New Victoria Theatre, Woking

David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie comes to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre this March. Book tickets today for a fun family day out.

For more information visit atgtickets.com
 


Innovate Guildford
17th March / G Live, Guildford

The free family festival of science and art returns to Guildford’s G Live this March. Take part in activities and workshops and get a glimpse of the future.

For more information visit glive.co.uk