May half-term fun near Saffron Walden and Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 13:21 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 04 May 2018

The Pixie's Scarf is at Haverhill Arts Centre

The Pixie's Scarf is at Haverhill Arts Centre

PAUL BLAKEMORE

CINEMA

Saffron screen:

Ready Player One (12A) 3pm on May 26 and 28 and 7.30pm on May 31. Mary and the Witch’s Flower (U), 2pm on May 27, 3pm, May 29. The Greatest Showman sing-a-long (PG) 3pm, May 31 and June 3. Tickets, Saffronscreen.com or Tourist Information 01799 524002.

Haverhill Arts Centre:

Peter Rabbit (PG) May 29 and May 31 at 2.30pm, tickets £5 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk.

Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishop’s Stortford:

Tangled sing-a-long (PG) with prize for best dressed child. May 26, 10.30am and 1.30pm. Peter Rabbit (PG) May 28 at 11am, adults £3, under 16s, £1. The Greatest Showman sing-a-long (PG) on May 31 at 7.30pm. £8, £6, family £24. Sherlock Gnomes (PG) June 2 at 11am. Tickets £3 adult, £1 under 16s, from 01279 710200 or rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk.

THEATRE

Haverhill Arts Centre:

The Pixie’s Scarf, puppets and music, May 30 at 2pm. Tickets, £6.50, £5.50 and family £22 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk.

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford:

The Little Mermaid by Ballet UK. May 27 at 3pm. Tickets, £17.50, concessions £15, child £11.50. Professor Pop’s Bubble School, June 1 at 2pm, suitable for 4+. Tickets £12/£10, family £40, from 01279 710200 or rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk.

Cambridge Arts Theatre:

The Play that Goes Wrong. 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees, Thursday and Saturday. 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.

DAYS OUT

Audley End Miniature Railway:

Mermaid and Pirate Festival from May 26-June 3. Postcode CB11 4JB. 01799 542134 or www.audley-end-railway.co.uk.

Audley End House:

Meet the Toymakers, play with vintage toys and meet the people who made them. May 28-31, 11am-5pm. Adults £18.10, ages five to 15, £10.90, concessions, £16.30, family £47.10. www.english-heritage.org.uk.

ACTIVITIES

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford:

Play in a Day, May 29, Primary school children are invited to create a piece of theatre in a day. From 10am. Family join at 7pm to see the show. £40 per child. Book on phoenixtheatrearts.com.

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford:

Nick Sharrat’s Big Draw Along. Children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt shows how to draw Tracy Beaker, kings and cats and crazy creatures. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on. 2pm. Tickets, £12/£10 or family special £40. 01279 710200 or rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk.

MUSEUMS

Imperial War Museum, Duxford:

Air Show May 26-27. Children admitted free. See: www.iwm.org.uk.

Bishops Stortford Museum:

Table Top and War Games Day. May 28, 10.30am-4pm. Free entry. Crafts activities, £2. Book on 01279 710200.

Braintree Museum:

Around the World in crafts, from Hawaii, Spain, Egypt and Japan from May 29-June 1, from 10.30am to noon. Free with the museum’s entry fee, £2 children, £3 adults. Booking essential on 01376 328868. Under fives are free but adults must stay with them.

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