Saturday, 15 February 2014

February Half Term 2014

Looking for something fun to do in the Bromley half term? Maybe some of these suggestions can help? 

The Church House Gardens in Bromley town centre (main access next to the Churchill Theatre)  have a wonderful play area, skate park and duck pond.

Hussywell Park (BR2 7DD) is shaded, small and quiet with a lovely play area for young children and a small duck pond.

Kelsey Park (BR3 3LS)  - large park with river and ducks, a large play area, a small food hut, Ice cream van and toilets! Lots of benches and picnic spots. Some parts of the park are dog free zones.

Northbrook park (SE12 0PS) - Has a fantastic climbing frame, zip wire and a wooden Wigwam in their large play area. 

Widmore Recreational Ground (BR1 2RN) is a quiet set back play park and basketball court.

Scadbury Park (BR7 6LS) - A large open space and woodland area with lots of walks and nature trails to take. 

Kings Meadow (BR1 5AF) - rectangle open space with a path all around a large green space and a play area in one corner. - The Lavender House Cafe is close by. 

The Lavender House Cafe - A wonderful cafe with a lovely outdoor play area and kids menu.
http://www.thelavenderhousecafe.co.uk/

Horniman Museum and Gardens have a wonderful events listing for half term - including a farmers market, making polar bear dens, nature trails and african drumming!  some events are free or drop in sessions too. http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit

Bromley Museum in Orpington 

Dinosaur Dramatics! Half-term at Bromley Museum

Dinosaur puppets
18 February 2014 - 20 February 2014
Location: Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: £1 per child
Make finger and stick puppets and a theatre to create your own dinosaur show!Drop in activity from 2 pm until 3.30 pm (session ends at 4 pm)Aged 4+, adults must accompany children.

Bertha James Day Centre Model Railway Exhibition

22 February 2014
Model railway exhibition to raise money for the Age Concern run day centre
Location: Bertha James Day Centre, 34 Masons Hill, Bromley, BR2 9HJ
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Cost: Adults £3.00 Children £1.00
14 Layouts, full trade support, raffle, hot and cold refreshments. On site parking for disabled only, other parking at Norman Park, Hook Farm Road, Bromley Common for a free shuttle bus.www.berthajamesmodelrailwayexhibition.weebly.com
TWIST and PULSE STREET DANCE WORKSHOP
Tuesday 18th February 2pm-4pm.
The stars of Britain’s Got Talent will be working with the children to create a routine with a performance at the end, as well as a QandA session and opportunities for autographs and photos.
For children 5+
Tickets £20 with half price sibling discount.

The Studio Chislehurst

BALLET WORKSHOP
Wednesday 19th February 11am-1pm.
A beautiful ballet interpretation of The Ugly Duckling. This much-loved story will be told through ballet and mime, with costumes, performance and games.
For children 3+
Tickets £10 with half price sibling discount.

The Studio Chislehurst

PRINCESS WORKSHOP
Wednesday 19th February 2pm-4pm
Would-be princesses are invited to dress-up and join in a fun-packed workshop featuring magical storytelling with songs, dancing and games.
For children 4+
Tickets £10 with half price sibling discount.
The Studio Chislehurst 


For details of current classes: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Studio-Chislehurst


The Studio Chislehurst, 95 High Street (above Prezzo), BR7 5AG Chislehurst
Tel:
07759 123678
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The Cat in the Hat at Greenwich Theatre

The Cat in The Hat
Wed 19-Sun 23 February 2014
Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat In The Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.
With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?
What the Ladybird Heard
What the Ladybird Heard Bromley Library

Come along to Central Library on Wednesday, 19th February and/or Saturday, 22nd February at 2.15pm and find out 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Suitable for children aged 3-6 years. 

Jungle Tales – half term event

Stories and Crafts with a jungle theme for 4 -7 year olds. Listen to stories and make your own jungle character. Places are free but limited in some libraries, so must be booked in advance. Contact the library for details. https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bromley/news-and-events

FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

VENUE: OUTSIDE ZARA
STARTS: 17 FEB
ENDS: 21 FEB
TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
Join us for FREE Children's Activities outside Zara at intu Bromley this Half Term.  There's a different activity every day so your little ones will never be bored!  This holiday's theme is Pirates and Fairies so get ready to decorate your own fairy wings, bandanas, pirate hats and eye patches along with treasure chests, fairy wands, pirate swords and bunting.

Jo Jingles 
Mon 17th 11am
Cafe Dolce Vita 103a Queensway, Petts Wood
A Circus themed event - a prize for best costume. £8 includes music session (songs, instruments and  puppets) face painting and lunch box - the cafe also has a children's play area.

Christmas Tree Farm Downehttp://www.xmastreefarm.co.uk
Open 9-4 £3 per adult £1.50 per child (age 2+) lovely farm with plenty of animals to pet and feed. 

Coolings Nature Trail
Set in the garden centre, there's a lovely nature trail with a bark path (managable for prams) lots of interesting animals - wallaby's and hides holes such as wooden huts and an arch of trees.


Ruxley Rascals 'Fantastic Fairy Cakes!'

17 FEB 2014 - 21 FEB 2014  (10AM - 4PM)
£2.99
Fabulous fun for little ones! Join the Ruxley Rascals this February half term decorating two fairy cakes with rainbow coloured icing and sweets!
Price includes two fairy cakes (baked by our chefs in-house), a selection of icing and sweets to decorate, and a FREE gift bag to take both cakes home in!
Ruxley Manor also has a soft play area.
National Galley - Trafalgar Square
We love to go here with colouring pads and crayons - the gallery fully welcomes little artists. 
The gallery is free - but please leave a donation! 
The cafe is very expensive (£2.80 for a small plain gingerbread man!) so take your own snack!
We always buy a postcard after each visit and write about our visit. 
The galley has a lovely events listing for the half term
Pinterest
Absolutely full of printables, crafts and activities - perfect for rainy day inspiration! http://www.pinterest.com/beachpebble/
Emma in Bromley xx (@beachpebble)

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