Yes, it’s February Half-Term next week. One of the tougher half-terms in the sense that the weather doesn’t always cooperate, the children are inside more, and you end up with high-energy kiddos with cabin fever! In Hertfordshire, however, there’s plenty to do. Here are a few ideas:

Awesome Engineers Half Term LEGO Workshop, 20 February

Awesome Engineers Ltd run workshops and centres, encouraging children and adults to get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through building working LEGO® models. The mission is to stimulate and support greater engagement and understanding of STEM skills through inspiring and creative model making programmes.

More information, here:  http://local.mumsnet.com/hertfordshire/half-term/404001-awesome-engineers-half-term-lego-workshop

Family Scavenger Hunt, 19 February

Join in with Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Scavenger Hunt and get crafty this February half term.

Follow our trail through the park and have a go at a traditional scavenger hunt or bring your camera along and try our photographic scavenger hunt! See what you can make with your findings or make a special photoframe ready to frame your best photo!

Find us by Thieves Lane car park (nearest postcode SG14 2TD), free event, no need to book just turn up and have fun!

More information, here: http://local.mumsnet.com/hertfordshire/half-term/403257-family-scavenger-hunt

“The Elves and the Shoemaker” by the Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company, 14-18 February

Sat in his kitchen workshop, Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes and tries to sell them online. They are so bad that no one really wants them, not even his neighbour (who thinks he should give up and get a real job!). Then one night, two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… and Sam’s life is never quite the same again!

The inescapably eccentric Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company present an up to date re-telling of everyone’s favourite story about Elves and shoes. There are stunning puppets, music and surprises aplenty. Craft workshops 16 – 18 Feb, 1pm • £6

More information, here: http://local.mumsnet.com/hertfordshire/half-term/394831-the-elves-and-the-shoemaker

POP: CBBC’s Christian Lee, 20 February

Mr Bean meets Charlie Chaplin by Winner of CBBC’s The Slammer

The most fun-filled show for children and families around!

With his faithful teddy bear, deckchair and fantastic basket of tricks, Christian is all set for a lovely day at the seaside … until the day takes a turn and things don’t quite work out as planned. Join our hapless hero and be astounded in this totally word-free clown and magic show that follows his exciting adventures at sea. Mr Bean meets Charlie Chaplin in this mind-blowing feast of illusion, comedy and a MASSIVE balloon!

POP is performed by award-winning comedy magician Christian Lee – winner of CBBC’s The Slammer and associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star.

More information, here:  http://local.mumsnet.com/hertfordshire/half-term/403464-pop-cbbcs-christian-lee

Ricky Pancake Race , 17 February

Teams from local businesses will be racing along the High Street while flipping pancakes. Many dress up and it’s a fun, outdoor activity that’s free to come and watch. There are plenty of cafes and tea shops to visit to warm up afterwards!

More information, here: http://local.mumsnet.com/hertfordshire/half-term/402759-ricky-pancake-race

Get Wild, Open daily

This jungle themed adventure area provides children aged 1 – 12 with an exciting setting in which to play.

Get Wild! hosts an assortment of slides, tunnels, rope walks, climbing frames and much, much more! Fun and excitement are guaranteed in a safe environment where children can crawl, run, swing, slide, play, climb and grow and there’s even a dedicated area for toddlers.

But we haven’t forgotten about mum and dad! There is plenty of space for ‘grown ups’ to relax with a coffee, to read the papers or catch up with friends, whilst the kids burn off all that energy. With so much to do, you won’t hear complaints of boredom amid the screams of laughter!

More information, here: http://local.mumsnet.com/hertfordshire/soft-play/338182-get-wild

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