Friday, 23 October 2009

Bored Silly? Half term ideas

Half term looms, so better be prepared. Parental survival depends on meticulous preparation.As ever, check details and availability with the venue before setting off with a carload of sugar-hyped children. Have fun!

Mikron Theatre present

Tales of the Thames

With drama and music

Fri 23 Oct £9/£7

Bollington Art Centre

See link below

UP (U)

A Disney Pixar production

'A terrific family adventure with story,

characterisation and inventive animation

and old-fashioned values of clarity and simplicity:

entertaining and visually dazzling."
The Guardian

Fri 23 Oct- Sun 1 Nov

£5.50/£4.50 /4.00 Groups of 4 or more before 6pm: £4.00 each

No performance Sat 31 Nov


Ask an Engineer/Astronomer

Ask a Jodrell Bank Astronomer or

Engineer all those burning questions

you have about the telescope or

Jodrell Bank.

26- 30 Oct 2pm normal admission charge

Jodrell Bank

Trees in Autumn, a guided walk of the Arboretum

Join the Arboretum Curator on a guided walk of the Arboretum and see the fantastic National Collections in spectacular autumn colour. suitable for children. Normal admission charge applies,

Wed 28 Oct 11.30 am

Jodrell Bank

Craft Club – Toadstool Trio

Drawing, clay models and felt pictures for Children age 6 – 11 years.

Thur 29 & Fri 30 Oct 10am -12noon. £5

booking essential 01625 612045.

Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield

Plant a bulb

Holiday fun for young gardeners

26 Oct – 1 Nov 11am – 4.30pm normal charges apply

Children must be accomp. by an adult.

Lyme Park

01663 762023

Halloween Happening

An afternoon of spooky craft activities in the timber yard followed by light refreshments. Children must be accomp. by an adult.

28- 31 Oct 2-4pm £8

Lyme Park

booking essential 01663 762023

The Tin Cup

That Hat ! But how can I ever afford that ???

Kristin Hurst has been blending her own style of

movement, masks, puppets and music on the

stage since 1994. The Tin Cup reaches audiences

of all ages and nationalities with its wordless

and comical approach to storytelling.

Ages 5 to 105+

Sun 1 Nov 2pm £8/£5/Families of four £22

Bollington Art Centre

See link below

Ring 01625 573413

Further a field:

Science Slam

Enjoy a variety of activities including building a model solar system, as part of Manchester Science Festival. Visit to find out more.

Sat 24 - Fri 30 Oct 12 -3pm £3

Urban Ghosts and Ghouls
Create a creepy mask to spook your friends and family or decorate a trick or treat goodie bag at our giant Urbis Ghost-fest!

Sat 31 Oct & Sun 1 Nov 12 - 3pm £3

Urbis on Film

This introductory workshop will show you how to shoot, edit and screen your very own film! Places are limited so you will need to book.

Sat 24 Oct 10:30am OR 1:30pm*, £5 per Family. *please choose preferred date and time

All at Urbis Manchester

Looking ahead

Bonfire & spectacular firework display

Organised by Henbury Parish Council

all proceeds to the millennium green trust.

Hot dog & drink incl.

Sat 7 Nov 5.30pm £5/ £2

Henbury Millennium Green

1 comment:

Macclesfield Loop said...

Its ages since Ive seen a kids film I really enjoyed as much as this. I was extrememy irritated ( and queasy) by the second half of that 'meatballs' one. The pace of UP is great, not that frenetic in your face stuff thrown at kids all the time. Its sad, but in a good way( a hanky is essential), with great characterisation and up beat without glossing over stuff.
Refreshingly the child hood hero proves to be an egotistical rotter who comes to a nasty end. Ha! Highly recommended.