TAMESIDE Council’s libraries and cultural services have combined to put together a programme of half-term activities that leave absolutely no room for holiday boredom.
Children’s theatre and outdoor activities combine with science and old favourites such as Meet Tommy Atkins – a First World War Soldier and Make Do and Play drop-in art sessions to provide a full week of fun.
Libraries’ big event is the week-long festival of science. Youngsters can try all sorts of wacky experiments, explore the solar system, indulge in a little coding using a BBC micro:bit computer, or learn about fingerprints and forensic science.
Booster Cushion Theatre Company is bringing its madcap production of “Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” to the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, in Stalybridge. You can expect lots of audience participation but places are going quickly.
The original 1pm performance is full. Another one has been arranged for 11am but it is filling up fast.
If nature's your thing, have a go at “Home Tweet Home” and make your own bird box.
Also, there’s the Tameside Hack on February 21 and 22. The response has been amazing and the places were taken up very quickly. If you would like to register, in case any vacancies become available, or to hear about future digital events visit: www.tameside.gov.uk/TamesideHack
Cllr Frank Travis, Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for culture, said: “With such a wide range of activities on offer, and so many of them for free, everyone can look forward to a fun-filled half-term with lots to do.”