Hot Lists Thursday, January 26th

Things to do in Herefordshire this Half Term

Hot Lists Thursday, January 26th

Things to do in Herefordshire this Half Term

For grown ups there are proven benefits of being bored; the boost to creativity, long term planning, even altruism.

As a kid, however, lolling about during the school holiday can be mindnumbingly painful. Fortunately for Herefordian parents and offspring of all ages, there are half term workshops, classes, and courses to keep bad boredom at bay, and good boredom bubbling.

Here are our recommendation for things to do in Herefordshire during the February break (Feb 6 to Feb 12).

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Charlotte's Web trail @ Croft Castle, near Leominster

Feb 11 - 19 | 10am-4pm | Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, Nr Leominster, HR6 9PW | entry from £5 | 01568780246 | more info

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EB White's beloved book Charlotte's Web - the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte - was published in 1952 and for half term, Croft Castle is inviting families to take part in a themed trail around the grounds. If you can spot E.B. White's characters, you'll claim a prize at the end.

Ideal for little ones who love the Great Outdoors.

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Dick Whittington @ The Conquest, Bromyard

Feb 10 - 18 | 7.30pm, with 2.30pm matinees on Saturday | Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Road, Bromyard, HR7 4LL | £6 - £10 | 01885 488575 | more info

Who said panto was just for Christmas? Not Conquest Productions, the Herefordshire am dram group who are staging Dick Whittington at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard from Feb 10 -18.

Penned by Norman Robbins, it's a traditional pantomime which takes diabolical liberties with the true story of Dick Whittington: a poor lad who comes to London to seek his fortune.

The show will run Friday, Feb 10 to Saturday, Feb 18.

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Disney's 'Moana' (PG) @ The Courtyard, Hereford 

Feb 10 - 16 | 11.00pm (2.30pm on Mon) | The Courtyard, Edgar St, Hereford, HR4 9YJ | £5 (U16) | 01432 350555 | more info

Everyone loves a half-term film. Check out the latest from Disney, a story about adventurous teenager Moana who sets sail on a daring mission, that comes from the directors behind Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.

 

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Wildplay @ Kington Rec 

Feb 14 | 1.30pm to 3.30pm | Kington Recreation Ground, Park Avenue, Kington, HR5 3AN | Free | 01432 356872 or 01432 530088 | more info

The good people at Wildplay will make natural boats to race down the River Arrow, write some valentines messages, play with skipping ropes and hunt for nests around the Rec. 

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Wildplay @ Whitehouse Community Hub, Hereford

Feb 14 | 10pm to 2pm | The Whitehouse Community Hub, Whittern Way, Tupsley,Hereford, HR1 1PG | Free | 01432 356872 or 01432 530088 | more info

Meet at the community hub for fire starting in the morning and cooking on a campfire in the afternoon. 

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Half term tennis camps @ Hereford Tennis Centre

Feb 13-15 | 9.30am-11.30am (4 - 9yrs old), 11.30am-3.30pm (9-14yrs old)| Sollars Cl, Hereford HR4 0LX | 07792 290679| more info

Mini tennis and junior tennis camps for any budding Andy Murrays, £45 for 4-9yrs, £65 for 9-14yrs.

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Wildplay@ Villa Street Gardens, Hereford

Feb 15 | 1pm to 3pm | Villa Street Gardens, Hunderton, Hereford, HR2 7JJ | Free | 01432 356872 or 01432 530088 | more info

Come along to play in the garden to plant seeds, decorate trees and cook on a campfire.

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The Flying Potter's Children's Pottery Sessions @ Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury

Feb 15 | 9.30am - 3.30pm | Home Farm, Eastnor, near Ledbury, HR8 1RD | £15 | 01531633886 | more info

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Professional ceramic artists encourage youngsters aged four to 12 to get hands on with clay. Different themes include having a go on the potter’s wheel or working with coloured slips. The one-and-a-half hour sessions take place throughout the day.

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llustration course / theatre bootcamp / GIF workshops & more @ Hereford College of Arts

Feb 15 | 9.30am - 3pm | HCA, Folly Lane Campus, Hereford, HR1 1LT | £20 | 01432 845302 | more info

A wealth of one day short courses at Hereford College of Arts, aimed at 9-16 year olds. Taught by experts and with access to specialist resources, you can enrol on workshops including Fantasy Make-up (ages 9-11), Fashion Illustration (ages 11-16), GIF Master (ages 11-16), and 3D Create & Make (ages 11-16). The deadline for enrolments is Friday, February 3.

See the full run down of workshops here: hca.ac.uk.

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Animal Trackers @ Queenswood Country Park, Leominster

Feb 15 | 10.30am - 12.30pm | Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, HR6 0PY | £3 kids, adults free | 

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Can you tell a fox print from a dog print? Would you know which animal ate the pinecone on the woodland floor? Not the comments of a Zen master, but genuine questions posed by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust who will host this outdoor event on Wednesday, Feb 15.

Increase your wildlife detective skills while searching the woodland for signs of life and try your hand a making a plaster cast footprint.

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Vacation Creation @ Hereford Library

Feb 14 - 18 | 11am to 3pm | Hereford Library, Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9AU | free | 01432 358232 | more info

A host of artists, crafts people and performance practitioners will be running free creative workshops at the reopened Hereford Library throughout half term.

No need to pre-book, all workshops are on a first come basis. 

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Valentine's Arts & Crafts @ Withington Village Hall, near Hereford

Feb 13 | 9.45am - 11.15am | Withington Village Hall, Coppice Close, Withington, near Hereford, HR1 3PP | £7 | 07786394704 | more info

A Valetine's themed crafts session, hosted by the Creation Station, that's suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Expect sequins, buttons, googly eyes etc. Booking is essential and can be online at bookwhen.com/alisondenning.  

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Wildplay @ Kington Park

Feb 16 | 1.30pm to 3.30pm | Kington Park, Old Eardisley Road, HR5 3EA | Free | 01432 356872 or 01432 530088 | more info

Enjoy having a treasure hunt, cooking on a campfire, and looking through binoculars. 

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