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10 things to do this half term

Looking for things to do with the young’uns this half term? Look no further. For teens and tots alike, we’ve got street art, outdoor theatre and more in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny outdoor theatre, Moira Furnace, 28 May

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Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face Mr McGregor himself! But how will they ever escape? Bring your chairs or picnic blankets, get a drink and nibbles from the wonderful horsebox bar and settle down for a family treat!

Tudor History Day, Rockingham Castle, 29 May

Step back in time and find out what it’s really like to live like a Tudor. You’ll have the exciting opportunity to interact and engage with the six wives of Henry VIII and find out what it was really like to be married to one of history’s most infamous kings and meet little Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen of England, Elizabeth I and the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Abstract Pattern Collages, Attenborough Arts Centre , Sat 28 May

Photo by Robert Keane on Unsplash

Budding artists will love this workshop where they can get really creative. Explore colour, and its impact on wellbeing using coloured paper and drawing materials to approach some guided mindful pattern drawing techniques. This workshop is for everyone, whatever your skill or experience level.

Bring the Paint! Leicester, 23- 29 May

The award winning international street art festival, Bring The Paint, returns to Leicester and this time they’ve got 48 large scale murals across the city, workshops for all to attend, skateboarding showcases, spray painting, badge and comic book making workshops, cycling tours, artist talks, music and great food of course, making it an incredible celebration of street art.

I Grew Up 80s, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, 14 May – 28 Aug

Okay, so this one is more for you rather than the kids! Take a trip back memory lane and get all nostalgic with the family with this national touring exhibition that explores the cultural landscape of 1980’s Britain. Featuring everything from Betamax to BMX, Dirty Dancing to Donkey Kong. Leg warmers are optional! Plus, it’s all free!

Sister Act, The Little Theatre, 24-28 May

Enjoy this hilarious musical based on the 1992 hit film. The amatuer production follows the story of Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring singer who seeks protection within the walls of a convent after witnessing a crime. Whilst there she takes charge of the choir and while helping the nuns find their voices she learns the true meaning of love and friendship. Preach it sister!

Martian May, National Space Centre, Leics, 28 May – 5 June

Join the Mission Commanders on the Red Planet this half term head to a planet with two moons and lots of robots. Book a day ticket and your visit will include an opportunity to drive a Martian rover, immerse yourself in a full-scale version of the Mars surface, head to the lab to test our space soils and take a look at an actual piece of Mars in the Solar System gallery. Sounds out of this world!

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face Mr McGregor himself! But how will they ever escape? Bring your chairs or picnic blankets, get a drink and nibbles from the wonderful horsebox bar and settle down for a family treat!

The Jubilee Rutland County Show, The Rutland Showground, 4 June

The Rutland Show is back! The 2022 show will take place during the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend and will feature the much loved traditional agricultural show elements alongside fabulous attraction, family entertainment, great shopping, delicious food and drink and more.

Aqua Park, Rutland, Oakham, opens 21 May

Slip, slide, splash and crash in Rutland’s mahoosive Aqua Park. Covering over 8,000 square meters, it’s the biggest biggest inflatable wipe-out water park in the UK, located in the north shore of Rutland Water. You can climb walls, jump on trampolines, use the balance bards, rockers, blast bags, tackle the BEAST and more. Makes a great day out for big kids and little ones too.

1 comment on “10 things to do this half term”

  • Rachel Dixon May 21, 2022

    There is a family fun day happening 2-5th June at Sacrewell too 🙂 and a theatre show on 4th June

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