Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Half Term with Science Museum Group

Half term, Science Museum Group, half term museum
Image copied from Science Museum Group website

Time flew by pretty quickly this month! Another two and a half weeks and half term will be here. After our busy trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan, we will be staying put during that time (apart from our Tree Fu Tom party of course!). But there are lots to do during the half term if you are planning for day outs, especially with the Science Museum Group. Just the National Railway Museum (York) and National Media Museum in Bradford alone have scheduled some fantastic events throughout the half term! I was invited to both, unfortunately we had to give them a miss, which we might regret by the look of their schedules!

Half term, Science Museum Group, half term museum

Event: Big Fun with Little Trains
Date and Time: Saturday 16th February to Sunday 24th February 2013 10am - 6pm
Admission: Free apart from Craft Activity - 50p, Steam Ride - £2, Diesel Minature Ride - £2, Steam Minature Ride - 50p

Activities include:

Chuggington Stack Track Challenge - stack the TOMY diecast track as high as you can, and you can even bring your TOMY Chuggington diecast for a test drive! Prizes to be won throughout the days

Craft Activity - Make your own model train to take home

G-Wizz Garden Railway - complete with grass, plants and water feature

Pedal trains - foot powered steam locos for 3 to 7 years olds

Meccano and LEGO workshops, Thomas & Friends Interactive Layout, and many more (see website for more activities and times)

Clay and Abby are really into Clay's Chuggington Over & Under starter set at the moment, and they would be gutted if they knew that their parents aren't taking them for such a fab opportunity to try the new Stack Your Track playset!

We've thoroughly enjoyed National Railway Museum in York in the previous half term, and it's definitely a museum worth going!

Disclosure: I was sent a Chuggington train toy to be used at the visit with the Stack your Track activity, in case we were going, but they did not ask me to mention the event if we aren't going, hence this is not a compensation for this post

Half term, Science Museum Group, half term museum

Event: Horrid Henry's House of Horror
Date and Time: Saturday 16th February to Sunday 24th February 2013 9:30am - 6pm
Admission: Free for all activities, though some sessions are advised to book a day in advance

Activities include:

Drawing Horrid Henry - a special film presentation from illustrator Tony Ross, showing children how he drew Henry

Story Time with Francesca Simon - The author of Horrid Henry will be reading some of her favourite Horrid Henry stories

Monster Animation - Make your own monster animation

Menacing Makeovers - makeup artist demonstrates how to apply gruesome cuts and scars just like they did in the films

Horror Display - shows some special effect objects from the museum's own cinematography collection

And many more! Check out their website for a complete list of activities, which are all fab for Horrid Henry's fans and horror films lovers (me! Me me me!!)! Nevermind, there is always a next time. We will definitely go to National Media Museum one day!

Will you be going to any or both this half term?