February Half Term

School holiday ideas in Hull & The East Riding for February Half Term 2020

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Cook Stars Workshop

cookstars hull and holdernessCookery workshops for children in school holidays. For February half term 2021:

  • Sunday 14th February, 2.30-4pm. Valentine’s Online Workshop. Make, bake and decorate gorgeous lovebug and weave a valentines heart.
  • Tuesday 16th February, 3-4.30pm. Stacked Pancakes with Fresh Berries

Each child will receive their fun craft in the post before the session. £8.50 per child, £2.50 for siblings. Ingredient lists and instructions will be emailed before the session. Session takes place live on zoom.

For more information and to book please call Sarah on 07555 575605 or email sarah.pittaway@cookstars.co.uk. Or you can find more info on her website here or follow her on facebook here.

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The Red Owl Co – Pamper Parties at Home

red owl co pamper parties in hull

A great idea for a valentine’s themed activity over February half term!

Pre pandemic I used to hold children’s pamper parties. I have put together a pamper party box so that you can make and do all the things I would do at a party. You can use the box for a birthday or a treat or just something fun to do at home!

This does require adult supervision for younger children and you need to provide a few things such as a mixing bowl and a spatula or whisk. Ingredients for chocolate face masks. Boxes are £20. What’s included in the box:

  • Bath bomb ingredients-sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, almond oil, glitter, rose petals, mica powder for colour and moulds. This makes approximately 3-4 bath bombs.
  • Body scrub ingredients-sugar, fragrance oil and almond oil and a tub to keep it in.
  • Nail polish for nail painting.
  • Hand cream for hand massage.
  • Recipe for chocolate face mask.

I also have a bath bomb box. This contains the ingredients for the bath bombs. £9.50.

These boxes can be delivered locally. For info and to order please email littleredowl03@yahoo.co.uk, call 07714695783. Or follow me on Instagram

At Home and Online Ideas for Half Term

There are lots more ideas on the Mumbler Lockdown Section!

You can find a long list of Stay at Home Ideas here.

And a list of Online Activities & Resources here.

Avenues Fairy Trail

This February half term – Looking for fairies in Hull? Welcome to the Avenues, Dukeries & Ella Street Facebook page. Share photos, download the map and claim prizes. Find out more and download maps on their facebook page here

City Group X – FREE Born to Move Classes for Kids

Hull-based City Group X are holding 3 free Les mills born to move classes via zoom during the February half term:

  • Monday 15th feb, 10 am : 5-8 year olds
  • Wednesday 17th feb, 10am : under 6 year olds
  • Thursday 18th Feb, 10 am : 8 – 12 year olds

To join visit www.citygroupx.com or send us a message via our Facebook page.

Colouring Sheets – Valentines Cards

Something to do over half term week…Print off and colour in these lovely cards and send them to your family for this Valentines Day at home!

You can download and print off all 4 designs by clicking here.

East Riding Libraries Activities

East Riding Libraries have created a new section on their website to group together free library resources which may be helpful to support those home schooling and for ideas to do over February Half Term. The support includes:

  • Computer Coding for Kids
  • Reading Well for Children
  • Better Health
  • Children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Books for children about COVID-19
  • Fun Phonics
  • Words for Life
  • Countdown for Kids.

The new section also includes links to BBC Bitesize learning; Lego Bits and Bricks; the Encyclopedia Britannica Junior; National Geographic; and the Booktrust Hometime Cupboard. Resources can be found on their website here.

Also this half term – East Riding Libraries are inviting families to collect a FREE activity pack and book, from their local library during half term, 15 – 20 February. Each pack will contain a free copy of the book My Pet Star to keep, a rhyme sheet and a lovely My Pet Star to colour in and either hang up at home or return to your local library for them to display. All packs can be collected at the library doors during their current opening hours.

Hull Libraries – Lockdown Reads & Half Term Activities

With reading providing escapism and great home learning, Hull Libraries has published a list of must read books, as part of the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award, find them here. Why not try to read them all in lockdown? Our picks include:

  • Granny Magic, Elka Evalds
  • My Headteacher is an Evil Genius, Jack Noel

Hull Libraries are inviting families to join them online once again this February half-term to take part in a range of free activities to be enjoyed from home. Includes

  • Street Dance
  • We’re Going on a Story Hunt
  • Helping Hands craft
  • Zoom through Space with Cosmic Carol

All are free but you need to book a place on their website here.

Hull Museums Half Term Activities

Hull Museums and the Ferens Art Gallery have teamed up with a local artist to create a free family activity booklet packed with fun and exciting crafts and activities for February Half Term! A free copy of the booklet can be downloaded here… the Magical Museums Activity Book. Also this February half term online from Hull Museums –

Saturday 13 February, 11am-12noon: Free online family workshop in partnership with The Herd Theatre. Bird has got a question, and is off to Streetlife Museum to find out the answer. Take flight with Bird in an online workshop for children under five and their families. Explore Streetlife Museum, play games, sing songs and get crafty from the comfort of your own home. FREE, booking essential. Suitable for: Under 5s and their families. Book tickets here.

Monday 15 February, 11.00am – 11.45am: Artist Led Family Workshop: Self Portraits with Jason Wilsher – Mills. Join Jason to create an amazing self-portrait with a difference! and get inspired by his method of using objects to represent who we are. FREE, booking essential. Suitable for: all ages. Book tickets here.

Wednesday 17 February, 11.00am – 11.45am: Artist Led Live Workshop : Create a character with Jason Wilsher – Mills. Join Jason to learn how he designs incredible characters based on stories collected from the community. Jason will encourage you to share ideas about characters which he will turn into live drawings! FREE, booking essential. Suitable for: all ages. Book tickets here.

Friday 19 February, 11am-12noon: Ancient Egyptians Online Family Workshop with The Herd Theatre. Join us for a free online family workshop in partnership with The Herd Theatre. Bird has got a question, and is off to Hands on History Museum to find out the answer. FREE, booking essential. Suitable for: Under 5s and their families. Book tickets here.

Daily Craft Activity Films. We’ve created some amazing craft activity films to compliment the Magical Museums Activity Book! We’ll be releasing a new film each day on our social media channels or you can watch them all on the Magical Museums web page 

  • Saturday 13 February – Balloon Car craft activity
  • Sunday 14 February – Boat Building Challenge
  • Monday 15 February – Art and Technology
  • Tuesday 16 February – Roman Mosaic craft activity
  • Wednesday 17 February – Sculptures
  • Thursday 18 February – Drawing landscapes
  • Friday 19 February – Ancient Egyptians and Mummification
  • Sunday 21 February – Fairtrade

For more information call 01482 300300. Wilberforce House, HU1 1NE. Hands on History Museum, HU1 1RR. Hull and East Riding Museum and Streetlife, HU1 1NQ.

Little Bunny Bakers Cookery School

February Half Term: I’ve got two busy days of workshops coming up in February for everyone to enjoy… two one off pre-recorded Bake Along classes in February that anyone can join in with, we are making mini banoffee pies and the world’s most delicious miniature cheesecake! Sessions now FULL.

Little Bunny Bakers is a local cookery school for children based in Beverley. Would you like your baker to have the opportunity to develop key life-skills in the kitchen, as well as develop friendships with others who have a passion for making and baking too? All levels welcome, from those who spend every weekend baking up a storm, to those who have never tried before. All they need is the enthusiasm to have a go.

Contact Saskia for details and bookings – littlebunnybakers@gmail.com.

Northern Lights Drama School Holiday Masterclass

February Half Term Masterclass with West End Star Tim Mahendran (currently playing ‘Francois’ in ‘&Juliet’). Online via Zoom.
Tuesday 23rd February: 5.30 – 6.30pm (group one) 6.30 – 7.30pm (group two)
Suitable for 9-16 years (all welcome – not just NLD pupils!)
Only £5.00 per pupil (subsidised by Arts Council England)

Booking is required via ClubsBuddy

For more info call 01482 655656 or email info@heynld.co.uk

Sewerby Hall – February Half Term

The grounds and gardens are open for local families to enjoy their daily exercise. Pre booking is essential to keep numbers limited and you need to book a time slot and proof of address that you live locally. Please visit the Sewerby Hall website here.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.

Virtual Dark Skies Festival

north yorks moors dark skies festivals12th – 28th February 2021. The North York Moors National Park along with the Yorkshire Dales and Go Stargazing will be bringing the wonders of the night sky into the your living rooms during this half term for the Dark Skies Festival.

Among the stellar line-up of speakers will be scientists sharing the latest cosmic discoveries and upcoming developments in space including the landing of NASA’s spacecraft on Mars on 18 February. Astronomers will take viewers on stargazing and moonwatching safaris and we’ll encourage you to step outside your front door and look up for your own DIY tour of the night sky.

As the full moon appears in the second week of the virtual Festival, experts will be bringing a live MoonWatch with an informal questions and answers session for those keen to understand more about the lunar landscape. On other evenings you’ll be able to watch wildlife and conservation experts as they share why it’s so important to conserve our night skies and prevent the spread of light pollution particularly to protect wildlife species such as moths and hedgehogs.

Together with photographers sharing top tips on taking great astro images, plenty of early evening sessions aimed at capturing youngsters’ imaginations, we hope the virtual Festival will act as a teaser for when you can once again visit the UK’s largest dark sky reserve area, covering a whopping 3,500 square kilometres of northern England.

The programme will be a mix of free and paid-for events. More details on their website HERE