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Some ideas of activities for weekends, half-term and the Easter Holidays

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Pre-Prep School Activities West Lodge Farm Park Go and see the Spring lambs being born, explore the woods and follow trails to the troll bridge. There is also piglet racing and an adventure play barn. www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

RSPB Nature Reserve The Lodge Potton Road Sandy SG19 ZDL -

Self led trails and activities Build a Bird Box (15/02/18 - 17/ 02/18 11.00am until 12.30pm) £10

Manor House Museum - Meet a unicorn over half term at the Manor House Museum, Kettering at their Folklore and Fairytale fun day. £3 per child. (01536 534219) Minimeadows Farm The place to meet new lambs and bottle feed them. Open 10:00-17:00 www.minimeadowsfarm.com Wakerley Great Wood Waymarked trails and it’s free! Location off A43 near Corby


Salcey Forest Tree top walk Catanger in Towcester Walk with Llamas National History Museum, Birmingham

Dippy the Diplodocus - May until September

Grant Museum of Zoology, London The Museum of ordinary animals

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Great Missenden Family ticket ÂŁ21.00


Prep School Activities

Anne Frank & Family 24th January - 18th February Free to Visit Anne Frank and Family, an exhibition of family photographs by Otto Frank, taken before World War Two will be free to visit at The Higgins Bedford from 24th January – 18th February 2018. The exhibition has been brought to Bedford by the Anne Frank Trust and forms a central part of Bedford’s Holocaust Memorial events. The exhibition has been shown in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, as well as in New York, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. It is accompanied by a collection of period toys, clothes and books, reflecting those captured in the photos, as well as educational resources for younger visitors. http://www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk


Acorn Forest Schools Forest School Holiday Club Our Forest School Holiday Club is for children aged 4-12 and is based in Salcey Forest (Northants) and Shenley Wood (Milton Keynes). The club runs in every holiday except Christmas, usually for 3-4 days a week.

Activities Include: • • • • • • • • •

Building and Lighting Fires Cooking on a Campfire Tree Climbing Den and Tree House Building Natural Crafts Mini-Beast Hunting and Nature Tracking Tool Use Rope Swings and Rope Bridges Scavenger Hunts

Fees:

Easter/May/Summer: Full Day – 08:30-17:30 – £28 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and tea) Morning – 09:00-13:00 – £16 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack and lunch) Afternoon – 13:30-17:30 – £16 (includes hot chocolate, afternoon snack and tea) October: Full Day – 08:30-16:30 – £26 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and tea) Morning – 09:00-13:00 – £16 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack and lunch) Afternoon – 13:00-16:30 – £16 (includes hot chocolate, afternoon snack and tea) February: Morning – 08:30-13:30 – £18 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack and lunch) We release the dates, times and booking details for each school holiday roughly one month prior to the first day of the holiday. To view current availability, please visit our booking page.

https://acornchildcare.co.uk/forestschools


Irchester Country Park Welcome to the Irchester Ironstone quiz trail challenge! Follow the orange waymarked Ironstone Trail around the park to discover the fascinating heritage of the park and complete the quiz trail challenge on your mobile or tablet. http://www.northamptonshireparks.co.uk/irchester-country-park/irchester-ironstonequiz-trail-challenge/Pages/default.aspx

Half Term at IWM Duxford Monday 12th February - Friday 16 February The Lancaster Experience. Free with admission. Cinderella: A Museum Adventure. Performances and talks are free, book free tickets for the dance workshops here.

Discover the exciting activities at IWM Duxford this Half Term. The Lancaster Experience Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Open from 11.30am to 3.30pm Family friendly sessions to learn and hear the amazing stories of Bomber Command as you peer into the legendary Lancaster Bomber. The Lancaster Experience offers an insight into the dangerous and difficult conditions endured during wartime missions.

Find out about the role the aircraft played in the war, what the crew did and the specific history behind IWM Duxford’s own Avro Lancaster, found in our AirSpace exhibit. A member of IWM staff will begin the day with an introductory talk at 11am which will last approximately 30 minutes. The main body of the aircraft will then be open for visitors to look into until 3.30pm.


Cinderella: A Museum Adventure Wednesday 14th February Dance performances at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm Dance workshops at 12.30pm and 2pm Enjoy the exciting collaborative dance project in response to Cinderella, a thrilling and evocative love story set during the Second World War by the ever successful English choreographer, Matthew Bourne OBE. Suitable for: All ages http://www.iwm.org.uk

Humour for Half Term If you are remaining at home and looking for something cultural to do with the family this half term, why not take your children to see a live broadcast of the RSC’s latest production of ‘Twelfth Night’? One of his greatest comedies, this is showing at The Castle Theatre, in Wellingborough, on Wednesday 14th at 7.00pm. Enjoy! Mrs Drye

Senior School Activities


Forthcoming Productions Include: Russian State Ballet Siberia Hamlet Wind Band Spectacular Shrek the Musical Pirates of Penzance Madame Butterfly Opera Boys Bletchley Park Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers is now a vibrant heritage attraction https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/ Competitions https://www.stem.org.uk/enrichment/competitions-challenges Chester Farm – Archaeological Site http://www.chesterfarm.co.uk/about-chester-farm/Pages/visiting-chester-farm.aspx Astronomy Club – Base in Chelveston http://www.astronomyclubs.co.uk/Clubs/Details.aspx?ClubId=154 V & A Museum – A A Milne and E H Shephard – Until 6th April http://neneastro.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Stargazer-Newsletter-January2018.pdf https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/winnie-the-pooh-exploring-a-classic


Forthcoming Productions Include: The Winter’s Tale Wellingborough Rotary Music Festival Beauty & The Beast

Forthcoming Productions Include: Hamlet First Encounters – Julius Caesar King Lear Macbeth Matilda the Musical The Merry Wives of Windsor Romeo & Juliet Titus Andronicus Twelfth Night February Half Term Activities What’s On

Or why not try the Royal Opera House http://www.roh.org.uk/


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