Why not cast the net a bit wider this half term and try out some different ideas for family fun? Have a read below to get inspired! Happy half-term!
With more than 600,000 artefacts and specimens, Maidstone Museum represents one of the best and largest collections in the south east outside of London. Undoubtedly the star of Maidstone Museum’s Egyptian collection is the only adult human mummy in Kent! If this tickles your fancy or indeed any of the other collections, why don’t you spend a day exploring? Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
You can also check out their special half-term activities here.
Described as an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill, The Horniman Museum is one not to be missed. Their collection includes anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium, a Butterfly House and natural history collection. Over half term they are running a Carnival Drumming workshop and a Carnival Dance workshop.
Birthplace to Charles Darwin himself, Down House, owned by English National Heritage has lots to offer. Alongside the house and garden exploration, there are lots of exciting half term activities planned from Stargazing nights to Discover with Darwin hands-on workshop.
Tunbridge Wells Museum
Celebrate life on the farm with a series of arts and crafts straight from the barnyard during half term! This event is drop-in, so there’s no need to book!
EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School
Dogs Don’t do Ballet is showing on 11 February. Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!
There’s a packed programme of entertainment from animal encounters to fabulous Big Top shows at Kent Life this half term. You can even get involved with feeding their small furry friends! Check out the list of events here.
Some lovely events are scheduled at Sevenoaks Bookshop over half term. Perfect for the younger readers, author Sarah Finan is reading from her new picturebook, Eric the Lone Wolf … followed by some fun and simple craft activities. The older children might like to meet Jessica Townsend, author of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow on 15 February. There is also a Superhero Workshop on Friday 16 February, 11.00am held at The Drive Methodist Church.
The Hop Farm
Circus Zyair is back for 2018 and promises to be a truly magical experience for the whole family! The circus will be at The Hop Farm for half term from 9-18 February 2018.
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
On the 15 February there’s an entertaining Wiggly Wild show at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, led by a qualified ranger, you’ll learn about unusual live exotic animals such as stick insects, beetles and giant millipedes, with some crazy props for brave volunteers!
And if you’re still searching for ideas, don’t forget to take a peek at out What’s On Guide for further ideas!