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February Half-Term Happenings

Keep the kids entertained this half-term with heaps of family fun at venues across the city... 



18 - 22 FEBRUARY

Alphabetti Theatre



Wander over to Alphabetti Theatre for a unique February half-term experience! Created by The Worriers and Alphabetti Theatre (winner of the Best Children’s Show Award, British Theatre Guide 2017), settle in for a fantastical family friendly show that follows Georgia’s mission to design and build the world’s very first rocket! After a fabulous theatre performance, youngsters are then invited to take part in the 'Everyone's an Engineer' workshop! Grab your thinking caps and invent your very own rocket using recycled materials, just like Georgia from Rocket Girl! A perfect day out for all members of the family, make sure you take advantage of their special half-term family ticket (5 people) for just £28!




18 - 20 FEBRUARY

Laing Art Gallery



Keep creative little ones busy this Feb with an amazing art class over at the Laing Art Gallery. The gallery's ever-popular Art Academy is back for another dose of half-term fun and this time, they’re allowing guests to explore exhibitions and try out a range of different art techniques! Get involved in clay experiments, go bananas with acrylics and watercolours, before diving into the world of illustration!




15 - 23 FEBRUARY

Life Science Centre



Calling all astronauts - there’s a rocket-fuelled extravaganza ready for launch this February half-term, and we wouldn't want you to miss it! The team at Life Science Centre are preparing for all things extra-terrestrial and we’ve all been invited! Immerse yourself in the brand-new live science theatre show, Destination Space; find out about cutting-edge satellites built right here in the North East, explore the Universe at the incredible Space Zone and capture the moment with a selfie in Mission Control! If that's not enough, young space cadets can create their own air-powered rockets, get up close and personal with a real satellite before gazing up to the stars inside the Planetarium. Did we mention that kids aged 4 and under go free?




15 - 23 FEBRUARY

Great North Museum: Hancock



Tuesday 18 February

Museum Story time (under 5s) & Explorers' Day: Travel back in time for a foot-stomping reading of ‘Dear Dinosaur’ by Nicola O’Byrne before embarking on an explorers' day around the museum!


Wednesday 19 February

Storytelling with the Moss Troopers: Immerse little ones in Middle Eastern history with exhilarating and fascinating Moss Trooper stories.


Thursday 20 February

Tales of Engineering (under 5s): Perfect for kids who love to build! Check in for an engineering-related story session and get all hands on deck with a series of cool activities for little ones!


Friday 21 February

Family Silent Disco - Museum Safari: Get your boogie on at the Great North Museum’s famous, family-friendly silent disco. Dancing shoes at the ready, folks!



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