Fun ideas to keep you entertained this half-term

PUBLISHED: 14:33 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:29 18 February 2019

Family fun at The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Family fun at The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Saffron Photo 2017

Half-term is here again. Here are some ideas for holiday fun.

CINEMA

SAFFRON SCREEN

How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World (PG) February 15, 5pm. February 17, 2pm, February 18, 3pm, February 19, 3pm, February 20, 3pm. February 21, 3pm.

Mary Poppins Returns (U) Relaxed screening, February 22 3pm.

A Dog’s Way Home (PG) February 23 and 24, 2pm.

Live Screening, Don Quixote by the Royal Ballet, (12A) February 19. 7.15pm. £20/£18, ages 19-30 £15, 18 and under £10. Saffronscreen.com or Tourist Information 01799 513053.

HAVERHILL ARTS COMPLEX

February 18: Mary Poppins Returns, 2.30pm. £5

February 19: Live Screening, Don Quixote by the Royal Ballet, (12A). 7.15pm. £16.50, members £13.50, concessions, £10.50.

February 21: Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. 10.30am. £5.

01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

RHODES ARTS COMPLEX

February 16: Kids for a Quid screening £1 for children, February 16, 11am, Mary Poppins Returns (PG). Adults £3.

February 19: Don Quixote. Live screening from the Royal Ballet. (12A) 7.15pm £16.50, children, £11.50. 01279 710200 or rhodesartscomplex.co.uk.

MUSEUMS

SAFFRON WALDEN

New Exhibition, Living with History, the origins of towns in Essex. Tuesday-Saturday 10am -.4.30pm, Sundays, 2pm-4.30pm.

Adults £2.50, discounts, £1.25, children free

February 20 Matchbox Builds. Activity sessions. 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm. 30-minute ticketed sessions at £1.50 each. Pre-book. Children must bring an adult. Museum Street, CB10 1JL. 01799 510222 or www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org.

BRAINTREE

Tuesday, February 19: Art and Magic Day 10am-4pm no booking needed. Magic tricks with a magician, trails and scavenger hunt, wand making, cup cake making. Free with admission. 01376 328868.

Half Term Crafts

Wednesday, February 20: 10.30am-noon. Magical Sand Art. Booking needed.

Thursday, February 21: Magical Blow Art making animal or monster pictures 10.30am-noon. Plus Toddler Time 10.30am. Storytelling and craft. £3 parent and toddler, £1 additional child. Booking needed

Friday, February 22: Magical Marbled Art. Booking needed. Activities for five to 10 year olds. Free with admission, children £2, under 5s must be accompanied by an adult (£3). 01376 328868.

MUSEUM OF CAMBRIDGE

Until February 24, Exhibition, Barnwell at War, The everyday lives of working people in the East of Cambridge during the First World War.

February 20, Twilight at the museum, 4.30pm-7.30pm. Explore weird and wonderful objects from the museum’s collection in an interactive session with arts and crafts, object handling. Follow the trail and discover hidden secrets within the museum.

February 22: Workshop, 11am-1pm. What would soldiers send to their loved ones in WWI? It wasn’t just letters but handmade gifts as well. Injured WWI soldiers would spend time carefully decorating heart-shaped pin cushions to send home to family members at home as a token of love. Decorate your own for someone special. Suitable for ages 8+

2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ. Adults, £5, children £3, under 12s free. 01223 355159.

THEATRE

HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE

February 20, Skewbald Theatre, Mimi and the Mountain Dragon. Storytelling and puppets for ages 3+. £7/£6 family £24 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk.

JUNCTION CAMBRIDGE

February 24: Mathilda and the Orange Balloon, presented by The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble so suitable for people who are deaf and those who can hear. 11.30am and 2.30pm. (45 minutes) ages three to eight, £10 adult/£6 child. Mathilda discoveres there is more to herself than being a sheep. 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk.

EVENTS

SAFFRON WALDEN

February 23: Model Railway Club Exhibition. 10 Working layouts. United Reformed and Salvation Army Halls, Abbey Lane, CB10 1AG. £3/£2.50, children five to 16 £1. Free for special needs and carers. 01799 521029.

DAYS OUT

THE GARDENS OF EASTON LODGE

February 17 and 24: The Gardens of Easton Lodge in Little Easton host two Snowdrop Sundays. From 11.30am. Guided tours. Adults £4.50, Children under 16 admitted free. Dogs on leads welcome. Little Easton near, Dunmow CM6 2BD. See: www.eastonlodge.co.uk. 01371 876979.

AUDLEY END HOUSE

February 18-22: Audley Butler School, learn how to buttle. Suitable for all ages. 11am-4pm. Adults, £11.80/£10.60 ages five to 17, £7.10, family, £30.70. Audley End Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF. See: www.english-heritage.org.uk.

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