Looking for family activities or something to keep the kids occupied during half term? Here’s our round-up of half term happenings in the area. If you know of anything that we’ve missed please get in touch and we will add it to the list. You can also view our events calendar which has handy day to day listings of events in the area.

Please check that all details are correct and up to date before going along to an event that is listed below.

Cobbs Play Barn

Valentine’s Bake & Play – Tuesday 19th February 1pm-3pm

Bake & decorate butterfly cupcakes for your Valentine. Spend the afternoon mixing, sifting and creating your masterpieces before burning off any extra energy in the Play Barn’s fantastical play space whilst they bake. All ingredients & equipment supplied. Costs £12 per child, this includes squash, all your ingredients, your cupcakes to take home and time to play in the Play Barn. Booking is essential, call 01488 686770 or email play@cobbsplaybarn.co.uk to book. Payment in full is required at time of booking. Visit the Play Barn website for more information.

Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

Cobbs Play Barn is a West Berkshire Mums partner! See our membership page for details of its offers and to apply for your free membership card. Read our article about the Play Barn here.

Eddie Catz

Half Term Workshop – Animal Magic – Teddy Bears’ Picnic- Tuesday 19th February 11am-2pm

Choose, stuff, fluff and adopt your very own teddy at Eddie Catz. £17 per child, £15 for Eddie Catz members. Price includes bear to take home, a play and lunch & refreshments. For ages 4-8.

Superhero Laser Tag Party-  Wednesday 20th February 5.30pm-7.30pm

A superhero themed laser tag party for ages 6-12. Costs £17 per child or £15 per child for Eddie Catz members. Price includes laser tag and a pizza meal & refreshments.

A Very Messy Special – Mess It Up Messy Play – Thursday 21st February 2pm-3pm

A Messy play session for ages 4 months- 4 years. £6 per child which includes a play and adult admission.

You can book all of these workshops online at www.eddiecatz.com.

Dance Fusion Half Term Workshop – Friday 22nd February 9am-3pm

A dance workshop for ages 3-12. Costs £40 which includes a hot lunch and snack.

Booking information online at www.eddiecatz.com.

Meet Spiderman – Friday 22nd February all day

Spiderman will be visiting at several times throughout the day. Dress in red or blue and claim a free mini slush or bubble tub.

Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

Eddie Catz Newbury is a WestBerkshireMums card partner! See our membership page for details of its offers and to apply for your free membership card. Read our article about Eddie Catz here.

Pop Up Play Village

Winter Wonderland in Bucklebury – Friday 22nd February 10am-11.15am

A winter themed role play session with snowmen building, play dough, winter clothes shop as well as a construction site, supermarket, hospital and baby nursery. £6.50 per child and £5 per sibling (pre-walkers and adults are free with a paying child). Tickets can be bought via the Pop Up Play Village website. Don’t forget to enter code ‘WBM10’ at the checkout to get 10% off!

Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QH.

Pop Up Play Village is a WestBerkshireMums card partner! See our membership page for details of its offers and to apply for your free membership card.

The Real Macaron Company

Macaron Baking for Children – Tuesday 19th February 2pm-4pm

A session for children aged 7-13 years old where they will bake macarons to take home. £22.50 per child. More information can be found via the Facebook event and website.

The Real Macaron Company, 41a Newtown Road, Newbury, RG14 7BS.

The Corn Exchange

Make & Do Holiday Club –Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February

A holiday club for children aged 4-8 where they will take part in creative activities. Costs £25 per child per day or £100 for all five days. For more information and to book, visit the Corn Exchange website.

Horrible Histories: Brand New Barmy Britain – Thursday 21st February- Saturday 23rd February

Horrible Histories live on stage. For ages 5+. Shows at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets from £13.50. Book online via the Corn Exchange website.

The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD.

Nature Discovery Centre

Spring in Your Step Family Trail – Saturday 16th February- Sunday 24th February 11am-3pm

A trail that will to help you explore the reserve. £1.50 and 50p for each additional child. Trail sheets available from the visitor centre. Visit the website for more info.

Wild at Heart Bird Box and Feeder Workshop – Tuesday 19th February 11am-4pm (sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm)

Learn how to help birds during winter and build a bird box. £10 per box. More info and booking on the website.

Wild at Heart: Fantastic Wildlife Friday 22nd February 11am-3pm (sessions at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm)

Spring themed craft for ages 4-8. £3 per child (£5 for two children). More info and booking online.

The Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3FU.

The Creation Station West Berkshire

Creative arts & craft sessions for ages 4+

Slime at Cobbs Play Barn – Monday 18th February 10am-11.15am (£8.50). Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

Sessions at Tops Treats – Wednesday 20th February 10am-11.30am (£10.50) and Slime at 1.30pm-3pm (£12). Tops Treats, 38b Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5LL.

Book via the Creation Station website.

West Berkshire Museum

Family Art Workshop: Fascinating Fossils – Thursday 21st February 10am & 1.30pm

A hands on fossil workshop. Suitable for ages 7+. Costs £8.50 per child. Advance booking required. See more info online.

Messy Museum Day – Friday 22nd February 10am-3pm

Make your own fossil. Aimed at 4-11 year olds but older & younger children are welcome. £2 per child and there is no need to book, just drop in on the day.

West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AS

Shaw House

3 Little Pig Tails – Monday 18th February 2pm-3pm

An interactive show for ages 3-7 (younger and older children also welcome). Tickets £7-£9, under 2s free. More info and booking online.

Family Activity Day – Wednesday 20th February 10am-3.30pm

Decorate a ceramic bird. Suitable for 4-11 year olds but older and younger children are also welcome. £2 per child and there’s no need to book, just drop in on the day.

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR

Basildon Park

February Half-Term Parkland Trail – 16th-24th February 10am-5pm

Suitable for children of all ages – pick up a trail from visitor reception for £2 and explore Basildon Park (normal admission charges apply, trail is an additional £2).

Storytelling in the Stableyard shop – 16th – 24th February 1pm-1.30pm

A storytelling session in the second hand bookshop in the stableyard shop. A free event, normal admission charges apply.

Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, RG8 9NR. Visit the website here.

Roves Farm

Scarecrows – 16th-24th February                                    

Visit the Roves Farm website for more information.

Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG.

Millets Farm

The Tin Soldier –18th & 19th February

Magic Peter – 20th & 22nd February

The Grow Shop – 21st February

Children’s Jewellery Making Workshops – 19th-21st February

Half Tern Activity Sessions with SPR Expeditions – 18th-21st February

Visit the Millets Farm website for more information on these events.

Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.

Bucklebury Farm Park

February Half Term Fun on the Farm

Activities, nature trails, den building, face painting and more. Visit the website for more information.

Bucklebury Farm Park, Pease Hill, Bucklebury, RG7 6RR.

West Berkshire Libraries

Drama Workshops – Tuesday 19th February at Newbury Library:

10am-10.45am for 4-7 years. Games, songs & dance with a superheroes theme.

11am-11.45am for 8-13 years. Drama, songs & dance with a Jack & the Beanstalk theme.

Both workshops £3 per child and booking is required. Call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library to book.

Half Term Fun! Wednesday 20th February 10.30am-12pm @ Hungerford Library

Crafts, games and a story reading for ages 3-5 years. A free event.

Dobble Day – Thursday 21 February 2.15pm-5.45pm at Theale Library

Suitable for ages 6+. Drop in to the library to give the card game Dobble a go.

Chess Workshop – Thursday 21 February 3.30pm-4.45pm at Thatcham Library.

A free event for children over the age of 6. Booking is required. Call 01635 866049 or email thatchamlibrary@westberks.gov.uk.

Fraud Scene Investigators:

Thursday 21 February 10am-12pm at Newbury Library

Friday 22 February 2pm-3.30pm at Hungerford Library

For 8-12 years. Help to solve a fraud. A free event but booking is required. For Newbury call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library. For Hungerford call 01488 682660 or email hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk.

Half Term Fun! Friday 22 February 3.30pm-4.45pm at Hungerford Library

Stories and crafts for ages 7-12. A free drop in event.

Room on the Broom storytime & craft at Newbury Library – Friday 22nd February 11am-11.45am

A free drop in event.

Carnival Fun! Friday 22nd February 2pm-4pm at Thatcham Library

For 5-11 year olds. Stories and mask making, a free event.

Hungerford Library: Church Street, Hungerford, RG17 0JG.

Newbury Library: The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AU.

Theale Library: Church Street, Theale, RG7 5BZ.

Thatcham Library: Bath Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AG.

Visit the West Berkshire Council website for more information on our local libraries.

Arlington Arts

Snow White Red Rose Brown Bear – Tuesday 19th February at 3pm

A theatre show for ages 4+ with puppets, music and more. Find out more and book tickets on the Arlington Arts website.

Pop Divas Live! Wednesday 20th February at 4pm

A concert featuring tributes to some of today’s female pop stars. Find out more on the Arlington Arts website.

Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Snelsmore, Newbury, RG14 3BQ.

Kennet Centre

Huskie Experience – Wednesday 20th February 11am-3pm

A free event where you will be able to get close to some huskies. See more information on the Kennet Centre Facebook page.

Kennet Shopping Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN.

Parkway Shopping Newbury

Cake Decorating Competition for Kids at Lakeland – 18th-24th February 11am-3pm

Children will be able to decorate a cake with either an animal or dinosaur face using icing and cutters. A winner will be chosen at the end of each day and will win a baking bundle. More information can be found on the Facebook event.

Meet Igglepiggle & Fireman Sam – Wednesday 20th February 10am-3pm

Igglepiggle & Fireman Sam will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. See the Facebook event for more details.

Parkway Shopping Newbury, RG14 1AY.

4 Kingdoms

Lambing Week – 16th-24th February 10am-5.30pm

Visit 4 Kingdoms to see the lambs and lots of other animals. More information on the Facebook event.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park, Newbury Road, Headley, RG18 8JY.

Beale Park

Meet the Bugs – Wednesday 20th February 1.30pm-3.30pm

A chance to get close to some of the smaller residents of Beale Park. Run on a first come, first served basis. A free event (normal park admission charges apply).

Half Term Recycling Trail

A recycling themed trail around the park. Costs 50p (in addition to normal admission charges).

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, RG8 9NW. Visit the website here.

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