Top ideas to banish the boredom during half-term in Huntingdonshire

Artistic endeavours underway at Crafty Monkey in St Neots.

Artistic endeavours underway at Crafty Monkey in St Neots. - Credit: Archant

Here’s a list of events and activities being held across Huntingdonshire during next week’s half-term.


The Norris Museum in St Ives is holding a competition during half-term to help its efforts to raise £130,000 to unlock further funding.

The contest will feature 50 questions about people, places and the history of St Ives, Huntingdon and Ramsey, compiled by Mick Napier, museum assistant.

It costs £1 per entry – you can work as a group or individually – and the quiz is available from the museum on Broadway, St Ives. There is £50 prize money for the winner.

It runs from Monday, May 25 and the closing date for entries is 4pm on Saturday, June 1.

Also, look out for the Norris Museum stall on the St Ives Market on Friday, May 29 where staff and volunteers will be raising money for the museum.

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The fundraising group aim to reach a target of £130,000 to help secure a grant of £1.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund which will be used to expand the museum and create updated and lively displays for families and visitors of the future.

You can also pledge a donation for the charity at


Young people in Huntingdon and Bury are invited to join a trip to the Raptor Foundation on Thursday (May 28) where they will meet reptiles, birds of prey and meerkats.

The trip has been organised by the Holiday club in Huntingdon and Bury, set up by the Papworth Trust.

Places are still available for young people with additional needs and their siblings. The holiday club is suitable for young people aged 11 and over and the sessions – running from 10am to 3pm – cost £5 per day.

For more information or to book a place, call 0800 9525000 or email


Youngsters can put their artistic talents to good use at Crafty Monkey in Moore’s Walk.

The craft studio hosts a range of sessions for creative children including pottery, painting and ‘build a bear’.

Items can be made or painted and taken home and even be a gift, perfect with Father’s Day coming up.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, it can cater for individuals or groups.

Crafty Monkey is at 12 Moore’s Walk, St Neots. Prices start from £4. To book, call 01480 219222.

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Frosts Garden Centre in Brampton invites children to get creative with ‘Build a Buddy’ on Wednesday (May 27) and Friday (May 29).

The activity will allow children to choose a soft toy to handcraft their own cuddly buddy, complete with its own birth certificate and take-home carry box.

Build a Buddy takes place at 10am, 12noon and 2pm and costs £9.99 per child. It will be followed by 30 minutes of party games and dancing fun.

Each child will also receive a biscuit and glass of squash.

For more information on events at Frosts and to book, visit or call 0800 9549484.


Cambridge United are staging half-term soccer schools in this area.

The League Two club have events running between Tuesday (May 26) and Friday (May 29) at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre and Huntingdon Leisure Centre.

All children who attend for all four days will be given a written progress report and personal action plan.

Anyone who catches the eye of the coaches could also be picked out and offered a trial with United’s youth development system.

Places are £25 for one day or £80 for all four days at both venues. They can be booked by visiting or by calling 01223 566500.


Crafty Clay and Wacky Weaving will be taking place at St Neots Museum on Thursday (May 28) and Friday (May 29).

The workshop will allow children to create clay vegetables and to weave a basket to take home.

The sessions will run from 11am–3pm at a cost of £3 per child and everyone who pays to attend a workshop has free entry to the museum on that day.

No need to book, just drop in and join in.


The Highwayman Brewers Fayre pub restaurant in Colmworth Business Park, Marlborough Road, Eaton Socon is inviting families to a series of activity mornings taking place through half-term.

A range of activities will be taking place each weekday from 9.30am-12noon.

There promises to be something for boys and girls aged up to 10, from arts and crafts to face-painting and activity packs.

Andy Hewson, general manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming families to the pub restaurant and there’s really something for everyone.”

For more information, call 01480 408540.