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Half Term Oct/Nov 2013

S I H T N O S WHAT’ ? M R E T F L A H FIREWORKS & N E E W O L L A H INCLUDING


Hello! Welcome to the first Bizykidz online events listing for families in and around Swindon. We will try very hard to bring you a useful online listing like this before each school holiday. The more people who help by letting us know what’s going on in the local area, the better future listings will be. So, everybody, please get in touch! Thank you.

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‘What’s On?’ All/Most of the week

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Halloween facepainting ideas

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Cinema times

8-17 ‘What’s On?’ Daily listings. 25th Oct - 8th Nov.

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We have tried very hard to make sure everything in this listing is correct. However, mistakes do happen, so please confirm opening times, costs and other details yourself before travelling to any of the listed events or activities. We hope you enjoy the new digital format and find the magazine useful. We’d love to know what you think. Contact us... Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bizykidz?ref=hl

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What’s On? On for all/most of the week... 23rd October -3rd November

ROVES FARM: Pumpkins Carve a pumpkin to take home and leave us with the mess and wrap up warm and head out on the tractor ride! *small extra cost applies for pumpkin carving. http://www.rovesfarm.co.uk/ From 19th October

Steam

Half-Term Activity Trail Every Day, 10.00am – 5.00pm Have fun with all the family exploring the Museum in a creative way to stretch all imaginations! Get £5.00 off a standard family ticket from 19th October - 3rd November. http://www.steam-museum.org.uk

19th October - 4th November

Longleat 19th October - 4th November

Legoland

Brick or treat Head down to the Enchanted Forest to enjoy themed activities, lashings of LEGO and 2000 brick orange pumpkins! Children can build LEGO pumpkins to add to the LEGO Pumpkin Patch for the whole Resort to see! http://www.legoland.co.uk To add your event, activity or advert to the next Bizykidz online magazine please contact

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Halloween Spooktacular Festival Admission includes creepy crawly shows, Dracula’s Bat Cave, the ghost train to Witches Wood and a pumpkin trail with FREE chocolate treats to be won. Additional charges apply for pumpkin carving and spooky house tours. http://www.longleat.co.uk/halloween

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What’s On? On for all/most of the week... (contd).... 26th October - 5th November

Bowood House & Gardens

Half Term Fun

26th October - 3rd November

Bristol Zoo

Halloween Festival You’ll have a ghoulish day out at Bristol Zoo with a brand new, spine-tingling trick or treat trail around the Zoo. Prepare to be spooked with creepy animal encounters and join in making Halloween lanterns ready for a spectacular lantern parade (no lantern making or lantern parade on 2nd/3rd November). Halloween face painting at an extra charge.

£5 entry for children dressed head to toe in Halloween fancy dress! (age 2-14 with a full paying adult) http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk

26th October - 2nd November

Cotswold Wildlife Park

enjoy extra activities taking place throughout the week including; Pumpkin hunts, freaky face painting, spooky scarecrow trails, arts and crafts and fancy dress competitions with prizes (Fancy dress and prizes on 26th & 27th October and 2nd & 3rd November only). Entry is included in admissions ticket. Tel: 01249 812102 http://www.bowood.org

28th October - 31st October

Lydiard House & Park

Celebrate the Season Trail An Autumn investigation around Lydiard Park. Two trails are available - one for under 5s and the other for 6-12 year olds. £1 per trail, on sale at the Forest Cafe from 11am to 3pm. http://www.lydiardpark.org.uk

30th October - 2nd November

Howl-o-ween

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Join in the spooky fun at the Cotswold Wildlife Park this Howl-o-ween! Your day ticket includes a spooky train ride, a Wolverine Talk (2.30pm daily) and the Pumpkin Patch, where the gardeners have worked their magic and turned pumpkins into animals, people and ghosts!

11.00am - 3.00pm each day FREE. Drop in, no need to book.

Mummies and Monsters Workshop http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

http://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Get your event details or advert included in the next Bizykidz magazine! info@bizykidz.co.uk

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HALLOWEEN

facepainting ideas to try...

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Thanks for letting us use your brilliant photos Mel and Jodie! Mel’s Fun Faces: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mels-Fun-Faces-Glitter-Tattoos/131112770299869 Tel: 07402 272054 Smart Face Art: https://www.facebook.com/smartfaceart Tel: 07900 988856


What’s On? On for all/most of the week... (contd).... 28th October - 1st November

Tenpin Swindon

School’s Out! Eat & Play 2 games of bowling with a meal at a great price. Junior £6.99, Adult £9.99. Available Monday to Friday during the school holidays until 5pm. http://www.tenpin.co.uk/half-term-offers/

21st October - 4th November

Laserquest Swindon

Exclusive Bizykidz Offer This October school holiday get 3 games of Laserquest for just £6 whilst the kids are off school. At nearly two hours of entertainment it's fantastic value. To qualify, please mention ‘Bizykidz’ at reception and bring a print out of this page with you. Valid for groups of up to 5 players, between 21st Oct - 4th Nov 2013 inclusive. Standard terms and conditions apply & the offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Games are not transferable between players. Booking is not available. Management reserve the right to refuse entry.

http://www.lqswindon.co.uk/

Cineworld, Shaw Ridge Despicable Me 2 £1.50 per seat. £1 if booked online. Saturday 26th Oct: 10.15am. Sunday 27th Oct - Thursday 31st Oct: 10.30am daily.

Planes £1.50 per seat. £1 if booked online. Saturday 26th Oct: 10.10am. Sunday 27th Oct: 10.10am. Monday 28th Oct - Thursday 31st Oct: 10.30am daily. http://www.cineworld.co.uk/

Empire, Greenbridge Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters £1.25 per seat. Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th Oct: 09:30am and 11:50am. 2nd & 3rd November (Times to be confirmed).

Planes £1.25 per seat. Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th Oct: 09:30am and 11:30am

The Croods £1.25 per seat. 2nd & 3rd November (Times to be confirmed).

One Chance Parent & Baby Showing. £6.50 adult, £5.95 child. Monday 28th Oct: 10:00am http://www.empirecinemas.co.uk/ Get your event details or advert included in the next Bizykidz magazine! info@bizykidz.co.uk

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Daily listings.... 25th October

Library Storytime Storytime for under 5s. Moredon & Rodbourne Cheyney library: 10am-10.30am. West Swindon library: 10.30 - 11am. 25th October

Arts Centre

Marty Macdonald’s Farm A family show with a colourful farmyard and host of loveable characters. Suitable for 3 – 8 year olds. 1pm. Plus arts activities 12pm – 12.45pm. http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

25th October & 26th October

Longleat

Fiendish Fireworks To celebrate Halloween there’s a spine tingling display to accompany a specially compiled medley of tunes under the theme ‘Spooks and Spells’. Fireworks are included with a Longleat Day Ticket or Annual Pass. Starts at 6:30pm. http://www.longleat.co.uk/fireworks

26th October

The Brunel

Halloween Make & Do A Halloween themed Make & Do children’s craft workshop is taking place on 1st floor of the plaza between M&S and Boots. 9.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm – 3.30pm. http://www.thebrunel.co.uk

26th October

Library Storytime 8

Storytime for under 5s. Central library: 11 - 11.30am.


What’s On? 26th October & 27th October

Legoland

Fiendish Fireworks Is it a bird, is it a plane?... no, it's a LEGO DC Universe Superheroes themed Fireworks extravaganza! Book online... http://www.legoland.co.uk

28th October

Lydiard House and Park

Celebrate the Season Activity 26th October

Roves Farm

Bonfire and Firework Party A family fireworks party designed especially for young children with NO BIG BANGS! Massive bonfire lit by longbow archers shooting their fire laden arrows. Teeny Pops children's disco will also be there so don’t forget your dancing shoes! Gates open 5pm, Bonfire 6.30pm, Fireworks 7pm. http://www.rovesfarm.co.uk

Create your own art work to add to a giant collage of the Park and Garden. Donations. Suitable for children aged 12 years and under. Drop in between 11.00am to 3.00pm. http://www.lydiardpark.org.uk/

28th October

Coate Water

The Gruffalo 10am to 11am or 12noon - 1pm BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! This story telling event will take you on a walk in the deep, dark woods, to investigate reports of a creature at Coate Water with terrible tusks and terrible claws! Suitable for children of all ages. Book in advance on 01793 490150. http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

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29th October

Arts Centre

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! 28th October

Library Rhyme Time Especially for under 3s. West Swindon library: 11 - 11.30am.

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

28th October

29th October

Pinetrees Library

Stanton Park

A mix of lively stories and rhymes followed by colouring and fairy tale craft activities for under 5s. 10am-10.30am: Story and Rhyme Time 10.30am-11am: Fairy Tale crafts. Story time is open to all, but places are limited for family craft sessions: contact the library in advance to secure your free place! Tel: 07785 454357

10am - 11am or 12noon - 1pm. This storytelling event will take you to the deep, dark woods, to investigate reports of a creature with terrible tusks and terrible claws! Suitable for children of all ages. To book call 01793 490150.

29th October

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

Stories, Rhyme & Crafts

Upper Stratton Library

Pirate Stories & Craft

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A show full of fun & feathers for children 3 years old and up. 11.30am & 2.00pm. Plus arts activity, making birdy beaks, wild wings and bus driver caps. 1pm – 1.45pm.

10.30-11am: Family Craft session 11am-11.30am: Story and Rhyme time. A mix of stories and rhymes plus colouring and craft activities for under 5s. Story time is open to all, but places are limited for the craft session: contact the library in advance to secure your free place! Tel: 01793 829023 http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

The Gruffalo

29th October

Lydiard House and Park

Spooky Stories

Hear spine-tingling tales of ghostly goings-on at Lydiard Park. £1 per child. Suitable for children 7 years and under. Sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Coach House Education Room. http://www.lydiardpark.org.uk


What’s On? 29th October

Library Storytime Storytime for under 5s. Central library: 11 - 11.30am. Penhill library: 10.30 - 11am. Wroughton library: 10.30 - 11am. 29th October

Library Rhyme Time Especially for under 3s. Highworth library: 10.30 - 11am. 29th October

Covingham Library

Spooktacular Halloween 3.30-5.30pm. Dressing up competition, Halloween arts and crafts and Halloween treats! Contact the library in advance as places are limited. Cost: £1.00. Tel: 01793 520125

30th October

Wootton Bassett Theatre

Spookley the Square Pumpkin 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm. Non-scary interactive fun for little ones aged 3-7 years. Adults £5, Under 7s £6. http://www.woottonbassett-theatre.co.uk/

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30th October

30th October

North Swindon Library

Link Centre

Storytime for under 5s. 11am - 11.30am.

Face off 19.45. Kids Go Free! Ice Hockey EPL League action.

Library Storytime

Swindon Wildcats http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

30th October

Coate Water

31st October

Spooky Orienteering

Library Storytime

There’s ghostly goings on at Coate Water! Follow the trail and find the spooks and ghouls, before it gets dark. Suitable for children of all ages. Drop in between 10am to 1pm. Pick up a map at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Book in advance on 01793 490150.

Storytime for under 5s. Covingham library: 10.30 - 11am. Highworth library: 10.30 - 11am. 31st October & 1st November

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

30th October

Lydiard House and Park

Potions, Pestilence and Apothecaries A fun craft session to create a fragrant herb sachet to protect yourself from illness. £2 per child. Suitable for children aged 12 years and under. Drop in between 11am to 3pm to the Coach House Education Room. http://www.lydiardpark.org.uk

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Swindon & Criklade Railway

Halloween Ghost Train

6pm-8.45pm. Ride the spooky ghost train and see how many ghouls you can spot. Adult £7, Child £5, Senior £6, Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £22. http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org


What’s On? 31st October

Jolly Roger

Halloween Disco Party 6pm. New scary walkthrough, disco, Pirate Pete, fancy dress competition, games. £7 per child. Adults free. To reserve your tickets call now on 01793 522044.

T U O D L O S

http://www.jollyrogerplay.com

31st October

Brinkworth Busy Bees

Craft ‘n’ Play Session 10am - 1pm (bring your lunch). Decorate Halloween fairy cakes, make bats and decorate finger puppets. Brinkworth village hall, £1.50 for the first child and 50p for each additional child.

SOLD OUT extra date

29th Oct Book now

https://www.facebook.com/BrinkworthBusyBeesParentToddlerGroup

31st October

Arts Centre

Theo The Mouse & Wendy

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1.30pm. Theo the Mouse and his best friend Wendy are coming for an afternoon of pure family fun and laughter. Their show is filled to the brim with jokes, songs and magic, suitable for any little person over 2 years of age. Plus arts activities at 12.30pm – 1.15pm. http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events Get your event details or advert included in the next Bizykidz magazine! info@bizykidz.co.uk

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31st October

31st October

Kidz About

The Brunel

6.30pm - 8.30pm. Call 01793 524646. £8 per child & accompanying adult. Additional adult ticket £1.

9.30am - 11.30am, 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Twisty Tina the spooky balloon modeller will be roaming the centre. Students will be offering face painting, transforming you into ghosts, vampires and monsters!

Halloween Party http://www.kidzabout.com

31st October

Lydiard House and Park

http://www.thebrunel.co.uk

Spooky Stories

1st November

Hear spine-tingling tales of ghostly goings-on at Lydiard Park. £1 per child. Suitable for children 7 years and under. Sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Coach House Education Room.

Storytime for under 5s. Moredon & Rodbourne Cheyney library: 10am-10.30am.

http://www.lydiardpark.org.uk/

31st October

Arts Centre

Library Storytime

1st November

West Swindon Library

Library Storytime

3.30pm – 5pm. Learn magic tricks, make masks and play group games in the spooky Halloween themed studio! Suitable for 4+yrs and don’t forget your Halloween costumes. Tickets £6.

10.30am-11am: Story Time 11.15am-11.45am: Fairy Tale Craft A mix of lively stories and rhymes followed by colouring and fairy tale craft activities for under 5s. Story time is open to all, but places are limited for family craft sessions. To book: 01793 465555.

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/events

Halloween Horrors!

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Halloween Fun

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What’s On? 1st November

Pinetrees Community Centre

Halloween Disco and craft party

1.45pm-3.45pm for tots to 9yrs, 4pm6pm for ages 10+yrs. Prizes for the scariest costumes. 50p per child (pay on the door). 1st & 2nd November

Longleat

Fiendish Fireworks To celebrate Halloween there’s a spine tingling display to accompany a specially compiled medley of tunes under the theme ‘Spooks and Spells’. Fireworks are included with a Longleat Day Ticket or Annual Pass. Starts at 6:30pm. http://www.longleat.co.uk/fireworks

1st & 2nd November

Legoland

Fiendish Fireworks Is it a bird, is it a plane?... no, it's a LEGO DC Universe Superheroes themed Fireworks extravaganza! Book online... http://www.legoland.co.uk


1st, 2nd & 3rd November

2nd November

Bristol Zoo

Library Storytime

Family Friendly Fireworks Bristol Zoo’s Family Friendly Fireworks will be back for three evenings of great family entertainment. Beautiful, lownoise fireworks without the loud bangs that might frighten your little ones or the animals. Gates to open at 5 pm. Advance booking is essential. https://www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/bristolzoo/sessions.aspx?tid=37

Storytime for under 5s. Central library: 11 - 11.30am. 2nd November

Faringdon House Grounds

Fireworks & Bonfire

Commences 7pm. Gates open 6pm. Children’s fairground rides, coconut shy, candy floss & sweet stalls, refreshments. http://www.fireworksinfaringdon.co.uk/

2nd November

Wyvern Theatre

Family Fun Day

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10am - 1pm. Try your hand at illustrating in the style of Horrible Science’s Tony De Saulles in a free family workshop. The workshop will be a free ticketed event, will run from 12 mid-day to 1pm and will be followed by a book-signing by Tony. Tickets can be reserved by phoning the Wyvern Ticket Office on 01793 524481. You can also decorate a cupcake in the Cafe, take a backstage tour or simply sit back and have a coffee

whilst the kids join in with the colouring competition and get their faces painted. Or, at 11am at Swindon Central Library, listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk told by a member of this year’s pantomime cast. You may even bump into The Gruffalo, Daisy the Cow or Mr Potato from Peppa Pig. FREE event. https://www.wyverntheatre.org.uk


What’s On? 6th November

Ferndale Primary School

Fireworks Spectacular 2nd November

Polo Ground

The Swindon Lions' Fireworks Spectacular Gates open and funfair starts: 5.30pm. Firework display: 7.15pm prompt. On the gate - Adults £8, Child / OAP £5. In advance - Adult £6, Child / OAP £4. 2nd November

Lydiard Park

Scouts Firework & Bonfire Display Live music, entertainment and refreshments. £8 adult, £3 child, available on the gate only. Car parking at the Hook Street entrance only. http://www.plscouts.org.uk/group/fireworks/

Opens 6pm. Advance tickets from the school office: £5 per adult, £4 per child (3 to 15), Family ticket(2 adults/2 children): £16. Higher prices on the gate. http://www.ferndaleprimaryschool.co.uk

7th November

St Francis CofE Primary School

FAITH Fireworks

Fireworks display. Gates 5.30pm, display starts 6.30pm. 01793 727624. http://www.schoolswire.org/public/stfrancis013.html.nocache

7th November

Haydon Wick School

Firework Display Gates open at 6pm, display at 7pm. Tickets are £3.50 or 2 for £6. Tickets can be purchased from the school or from the Haydon Centre. 01793 706606.

5th November

http://www.haydonwick.swindon.sch.uk/home

Westlea Primary School

8th November

Bonfire and fireworks Bonfire, BBQ and fireworks. From 5pm. http://www.westleaprimary.co.uk

5th November

New Inn, Stratton

Firework Fun!

Opens 6pm, display 6.30/6.45pm. Fireworks, BBQ, Glow Sticks, ‘Sparkler Corner’ (adult supervision required). http://www.facebook.com/events/468915729888371/

Brookfield School, Shaw

Firework Display

Doors 6pm, display starts 7pm. Advance tickets - family (2+2) £10, £3 per person, 3 and under free. Hot and cold refreshments available. Tel 07778 365019

Please stay safe and enjoy the fireworks!

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