Out & About | February Half Term in the Cotswolds 2018

With February half term having crept upon us almost without realising we thought we would share with you lots of events that are going on in the Cotswolds  area this year. 

Chipping Norton Theatre

Dogs Don’t Ballet
Perfect for ages 3+ on Saturday 10th February at 11.30 and 2.30.
“Biff is not like other dogs. He does not do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff thinks he is a ballerina! Based on the award-winning book, the show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!” Click here for booking details.

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Dance and Drama Week
For children 8-16yr olds. Sunday 11th – Thursday 15th February.
“Explore stagecraft, acting and ballet dancing during this action-packed play in a week, based on Noel Streatfield’s Ballet Shoes. Pirouette back to the 1930s stage school with the opportuinty to work with former ballerina, Ali Maxwell and theatre paractitioner, Emily Scates.” More information on this group can be found here.

Science Oxford: Light Fantastic
Wednesday 14th February at 111.30 & 2.30pm.
“Can we make everyday objects seem invisible, and what can infrared light tell us about the birth of stars? How do insects use light to see the world and what has that got to do with bank-note forgeries? Answer these questions and more, in our fun family exploration of the amazing properties of light.” To book your place click here.

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Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw Along
Saturday 17th February at 11.30
“Join this much-loved children’s writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.  Nick’s best-selling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He’s also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels. He’ll be showing you how he creates characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways to invent your own crazy creatures and giving loads of top tips as your draw along with him. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.” For more information click here.

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Blenheim Palace – Chienese New Year
Saturday 17th February
“Enjoy a traditional Double Guan Yin Chinese Lion dance accompanied by a drummer and tuck in to some delicious Chinese street food from a variety of stalls in the Great Court. Don’t miss out on special photos and meet-and-greet opportunities with the lion, then venture into the Palace to warm up and discover the magnificent Great Hall festooned with strings of Chinese lanterns.” For booking information click here.

Science Oxford – Owl Detectives
For children aged 6-11 on Tuesday 13th February from 10.30-11.30 & 12-1
“Owls are outstanding: they have amazing eyesight, fantastic hearing and can fly without detection in their pursuit of prey which they devour whole, bones and all! Join Science Oxford’s resident ecology expert, Roger, to learn more about these wonderful animals and dissect an owl pellet to identify the unlucky creatures that formed the owl’s last meal.” Click here to find out more.

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Hope you all have a lovely half term, and let’s pray for some beautiful spring weather!

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