February Half Term

11 - 19 February 2017

Keep the kids smiling with a range of exciting half term events and activities. ... There is plenty to see and do in Derby;

A Romantic Affair at Kedleston Hall - 11 - 14 Feb

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in the exquisite surrounds of one of the country’s finest stately homes. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, sensuous cello playing and a fire-lit meal in the sumptuous Caesars’ Hall before journeying through the house to witness the intimate drama of the first meeting between those two great Romantic poets and rakish lovers, Byron and Shelley.

The Giant Jam Sandwich - 11 - 18 Feb

The Giant Jam Sandwich - 11 - 18 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

New Perspectives Theatre Company brings John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway’s classic picture book The Giant Jam Sandwich to stage in a brand new touring production at Derby Live’s Guildhall Theatre.

Build a Bird Box - 11 - 19 Feb

Build your own bird box to create homes for wild birds in your garden. You can also make a bird feeder to keep our feathered friends well fed this winter.

Half term excitement at Hardwick - 11 - 19 Feb

Discover what's new at Hardwick this year with all the family. Take part in a family craft to help us celebrate our embroidery Lucretia returning from conservation, or explore the great outdoors and visit the play trail.

'Wombling Free' Outdoor Trail - 11 - 19 Feb

'Wombling Free' Outdoor Trail - 11 - 19 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Be a Womble and find what the everyday folks have left behind on our outdoor trail.

Half Term in the Farmyard & Adventure Playground - 11 - 26 Feb

To give your little ones a great place to spend their half term, our farmyard and adventure playground will be open for the February school holidays.

Pirate & Princess Week - 11 - 26 Feb

Pirate & Princess Week - 11 - 26 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join in the Pirate and Princess fun at the Alton Towers Resort this February half term!

New Life on the Farm! - 11 - 26 Feb

New Life on the Farm! - 11 - 26 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

This half term holiday, join us as we welcome new life to the Farm!

Make & Take Day - 13 Feb

Make & Take Day - 13 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

The first of our popular Make and Take Days for 2017. Join us for a day of creative fun with QUAD artists

Monstersaurus - 13 - 14 Feb

Monstersaurus - 13 - 14 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem - now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?!

KidsQUAD: Half Term Photography Club - 13 - 14 Feb

Creative arts activities for kids aged 7-11 years.

Half Term Recycled Crafts in Caesar's Hall - 13 - 17 Feb

Turn junk into treasure and make some clever crafty creations from recycled materials. This is a drop in event and no booking is required.

Womble Craft - 13 - 17 Feb

Womble Craft - 13 - 17 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

The Wombles were created in the 1960s, the same decade that the National Trust started to look after Sudbury Hall!

Free School Holiday Fun at intu Derby - 13 - 17 Feb

Come and join us for free fun throughout the school holidays, as we'll be whipping up a tasty week filled with fun cooking activities for your little chefs.

Valentine's Day Fair - 13 - 19 Feb

Valentine's Day Fair - 13 - 19 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

The Valentines Fair will be in the Market place over the School Half Term Holiday this February.

Georgian Jollies: Mr & Mrs Pickford - 14 Feb

Georgian Jollies: Mr & Mrs Pickford - 14 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

It’s Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than to take a closer look at Mr and Mrs Pickford – who were they, what did they do?

The Art Hub: The Orrery - 15 Feb

The Art Hub: The Orrery - 15 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Today we are being inspired by Wright’s masterpiece – A Philosopher Giving that Lecture on the Orrery, in which a Lamp is put place of the Sun.

DigisQUAD: Half Term Mixed Reality Game Design - 15 - 16 Feb

Join our Digital Artists in Residence to experiment with, make and play digitally interactive games based on real world experiences/spaces moderated by digital interventions.

February Half-Term Holiday Club! - 15 - 16 Feb

We're offering two days jam-packed with exciting outdoor activities this February Half-Term with our adventurous Mount Cook Holiday Club!

Georgian Jollies: Stamp & Print - 16 Feb

Georgian Jollies: Stamp & Print - 16 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Stamp, print and press a beautiful pattern inspired by the ones found in Pickford’s House! Create your own spectacular artwork and take a piece of Pickford’s House home with you.

The Art Hub: Wildlife Workshops - 16  Feb

The Art Hub: Wildlife Workshops - 16 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

We’re delighted to welcome back the team at Wildlife Workshops to the museum. From snakes and tarantulas to degus and millipedes bring the whole family to meet these fantastic creatures!

Flower Power Pots Workshop - 16 Feb

Flower Power Pots Workshop - 16 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Design and decorate a flower pot inspired by the 1960s.

Family Friday: Roman Revelry - 17 Feb

Family Friday: Roman Revelry - 17 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us for an Ancient Roman adventure!

MinecraftLab - Habitat - 17 Feb

MinecraftLab - Habitat - 17 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Defining the world around you is great fun in Minecraft and even more fun with others.

Nature in Focus: World Pangolin Day - 18 Feb

Nature in Focus: World Pangolin Day - 18 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Come and celebrate World Pangolin Day with us. Meet our Pangolin mascot and learn more about these engaging and endangered animals.

Kids with cameras walk - hidden shots revealed - 18 Feb

Join us on this photography walk for children, teaching them some handy tips.

Matheson Marcault: Customisation - 18 Feb

Matheson Marcault: Customisation - 18 Feb

Family Fun, School Holidays

Matheson Marcault: Customisation is a day of live multi-player gaming where participants can decide and alter the game as a group as well as learning about play testing, the iterative nature of game design and the possibilities of digitally mediated physical play.

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