What to do in activities this half term

14:24 17 February 2014

Children and staff from the two schools at the centre.

Children and staff from the two schools at the centre.


Activities in Huntingdonshire and further afield this half term.


Whistles and Walking Sticks – The Norris Museum, St Ives, February 20.

The museum’s Trading Stories display will feature crafts and trades that flourished in St Ives during the 19th century. Children can meet local craftsman Adrian Wright and watch him make wooden whistles and walking sticks. They can also decorate a wooden spinning top or egg cup to take home.

INFORMATION: 11am-3pm. Entry free, but donations are welcome.

Half-Term Sports Camp – St Ives Football Club, February 17-19. Featuring sports fun for children aged between four and 12. Sports include football, dance, gymnastics and rugby as well as problem solving and much more.

INFORMATION: 9am-3pm. Costs £15 per child, per day, or £40 for all three days. Call Chris Honor on 07825877965 to book or for more information.

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring – The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights, February 19, 1.30pm-3.30pm Families can make frog and toad homes, minibeast houses, crafty hedgehogs and willow nests. They can also discover bird ringing with a special demonstration.

INFORMATION: 1.30pm-3.30pm. Donations of £2.50 per person or £6 per family. Call 01487 710420.

One Leisure Centres – Huntingdon, Ramsey, Sawtry, St Ives, St Neots. There will be a whole host of events at One Leisure centres in Huntingdonshire. Activities include swimming courses, football matches, laser tag, art sessions, and cooking lessons.

INFORMATION: For more details, contact your local One Leisure. Huntingdon: 01480 388600; Ramsey: 01480 387900; Sawtry: 01480 387800; St Ives Indoor: 01480 388500; St Ives Outdoor: 01480 388555; St Neots: 01480 388700.

Family Drop-In Workshops – St Neots Museum, February 20-22. Children can make a medieval clay tile and a gruesome clay gargoyle.

INFORMATION: 11am-3pm. Costs £2 per child.

Archaeological finds session – St Neots Museum, February 22. Families can have some fun and get involved in pot washing with archaeologist Terry Mortlock.

INFORMATION: 11am-1pm. Admission free.

Tours – Wood Green, The Animals Charity.

The tours give people the chance to discover more about the work to rehome unwanted pets. 10am and 1pm on Tuesday, February 18, £5 per person.

On Friday, February 21, there will also be a family fun drop-in session from 10am-noon, including making pet toys, colouring and animal story time, for £5 per child. To book email handson@woodgreen.org.uk or call 0844 2488181.

Further afield

50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 and Three Quarters - Wimpole Hall, throughout the holiday.

A range of activities to tick off children’s wish lists, including den-building, kite-flying and bird feeding. On both February 16 and 22, they can learn to make kites, with den-building on February 23. They can also make bird feeders, Feb 17-21.

INFORMATION: Normal admission prices plus £1 for the bird feeded and £2 per kite. Den-building costs £2.50 with a minimum age of five. Book at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate.

Trips out


Hamerton Zoo Park, near Sawtry - open 10.30am-4pm. Costs £9.50 for adults and £6.50 for children.

Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon. Free.

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton. Free.

Linton Zoo - open 10.30am-4pm. Costs £9 for adults, £8 for OAPs, £6.50 for children aged 2-13 and free for children under two.

The Raptor Foundation, Woodhurst - open 10am-5pm. Costs £5.50 adults, £4.50 seniors, £3.50 for children and free for children under four.

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre, Peterborough – open 10am-4pm. Entry £5.25 adults, £4.35 for seniors, £3.70 for children and £17.50 for a family.


Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon - 1.30pm-4pm Tuesday-Sunday and Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm.

Huntingdon Gym - Parent and toddler sessions for children from three months to five years old. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am- 11am, Wednesday and Thursday 1.30pm-2.30pm, and Sunday 9am-10am, 10am-11am, and 11am-12noon. Costs £3.50 per child.

Crystal Lakes Play Barns, Low Road, Fenstanton - open seven days a week, 10am-6pm. Costs £3.80 off peak or £4.90 on peak.

Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, near Waterbeach – 12noon-5pm. Costs £5 adults, £3 children and £4 concessions. Families £13.

Brewsters Fun Factory, Eaton Socon – Sunday-Thursday 12-8pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-9pm. Admission £2 per child.

Cracker Jacks, Eaton Socon – 9.30am-6.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Open 11am-6.30pm Wednesday, 9.30am-5pm Friday, and 10.30am-5pm Sunday. Costs £4.25 for over fours, £3.75 for children between one and three, and £1.50 for children under one.

Leo’s Funzone – Huntingdon 9am-5pm Monday-Sunday. St Neots 9am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4.30pm at the weekend.


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