Upstage Academy are extremely excited to announce our next Masterclass will be an ACTING Masterclass with none other that EastEnders & Wicked star AARON SIDWELL! Well known for playing Steven Beale in EastEnders! Yes, we can not believe it either!
This is Upstage Academy’s first Acting Masterclass, the masterclass will be held at Upstage Studios on Monday 25th February 10.30am to 4.30pm.
This is an open workshop and will sell out quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.
Aaron Michael Sidwell is an English actor and singer; who is best known for playing troubled Steven Beale in the British Soap opera EastEnders. His decision to quit EastEnders was owing to him accepting the role of Fiyero in the UK and Ireland tour of Wicked. Speaking about it on the Lorraine show Aaron said “When an opportunity like that comes up you have to take it”
What a fabulous idea for a Christmas Present for our Actors!
For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hesketh Farm Park in Bolton Abbey will be opening its gates for the first time this year during the North Yorkshire February Half Term (25th Feb – 2nd March) and will then be open each weekend in March which is new for 2019.
Farmer Chris, his wife Sue and their team on the farm have been busy over the winter making sure that all of your favourite activities are ready for Spring. The go kart track has been renovated, there’s a brand new Big Green Tractor for budding farmers to ride, the playground has been spruced up and the indoor maze has a fresh layer of straw.
A brand-new Sand Pit has been built, with 3 interactive play zones including tunnels, shoots, levers and excavators. If you wrap up warm and the sand pit is perfect for cooler days this Spring. Grab a cuppa from our café to keep your hands warm while your little ones play. Don’t forget you can bring your own picnic. We’ve got a large indoor and outdoor picnic zone.
During Half Term and on each weekend we’re open we will be offering lamb and calf feeding, egg collecting, pig brushing, guinea pig petting and tractor rides.
Phone: 01756 710444
Address: Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6HA
Children can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities during February half term at RHS Garden Harlow Carr Harrogate
New for 2019, February Half Term Family Fun – Eco Superheroes
Create bug hotels, get your hands dirty and learn how to compost or embark on an eco-hunt around the garden. Youngsters will learn about the health properties of plants as well as the benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air.
Running between 23rd February – 1st March there will be:
• Crafts – Make your own superhero mask
• Plant some sweet pea seeds
• Make your own bug house
• Make your own wormery and learn about composting
• Garden Detectives madcap storytelling sessions
The daily garden trail runs from 16 Feb – 3 March and daily activities weekdays from 23 Feb – 1 March (10am – 3.30pm)
Normal garden admission.
For more information visit: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Events & Attractions and Yorkshire Event Centre are back with the Harrogate Indoor Funfair!
So join us this February Half Term, 25th February – 3rd March for some wholesome family fun. The Yorkshire Event Centre will be transformed into an indoor funfair ensuring that whatever the weather it won’t ruin your plans or dampen your spirits!
You can expect to find your favourites again including Dodgems, Waltzers, Cup and Saucer, Mini Miami and an Inflatable Play Centre as well as new rides for you to try including Go Gator, Twister, Frozen Swing and the Ghost Train plus many more as well as prize winning games stalls (extra charges apply) including Hook a Duck and Whack a Minion!
We listened to feedback and our session times have changed slightly for our February Half Term Funfair, the funfair runs every day from 25th February until 3rd March, 10am – 5pm, during this time two sessions are available, 10am-1pm then 2pm-5pm. Tickets are available to purchase for £10pp (under 3’s free) as well as non rider tickets for £2. This year we also have a family ticket, offering funfair goers 4 rider tickets for £35. As the ticket suggests – you can’t ride with a non-rider ticket. To get yours head to the Harrogate Indoor Funfair Facebook Page or visit our website www.indoorfunfair.co.uk
A number of tickets have been made available for each session for payment on the door when you visit if you prefer but we would advise booking to guarantee your entry.
Head to the Yorkshire Event Centre website:
https://eventcentre.co.uk/whats-on/ for more details
or to our Facebook page
Keep an eye out for competitions running on Facebook up until our opening day, 25th February for your chance to win a family ticket for any session!
Read our blog for more info!
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oin us at Minskip Farm Shop for an incredible, one-on-one Alpaca Experience
Minskip Farm Shop are excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with their amazing Alpacas this half term! Book a session with your family or friends (minimum of 4 people), and you will have the opportunity to spend a whole hour with their four alpacas – two Mums and their little babies!
Limited spots available, please book your place here: https://minskipfarmshop.com/february-half-term/ The cost is 10 pounds per person and there must be 4 people per booking. Children under 18 months are free! If you wish to add further people to your booking (up to 8 people in total per booking), you can pay for additional people at this link.
Our alpacas can’t wait to meet you and your little ones…
Ripon Museums will open for the 2019 season on Saturday 9th February and they’ve got a lot planned including plenty of family-friendly activities running during the school holidays!
Spring Half Term Family Fun
25th Feb – 1st March
It’s spring cleaning time at the Workhouse! Bring your little helpers to the Workhouse for a taste of Victorian work! Workhouse children were well-scrubbed – have a go at making your own soap then try out our carbolic soap in the Laundry. Some workhouse boys were trained to be boot black boys so that they could earn a living when they left – make some boot polish to a Victorian recipe and you will always have shiny shoes. Then, as a treat (and Workhouse children did get the occasional treat), go through to our kitchen and bake some Laundry day biscuits to Victorian recipe. Follow our Soap Suds Trail around the Museum and out to the garden.
Family activities included in normal admission prices.
Visit the website here.
To read more about upcoming activities at the museums see our blog.
Saturday 16 February (until 3 March)
Wild & Woolly Decorations
Bring friends and family to the workshop at Swanley Grange to get creative. Drop in to enjoy this family activity making wintery decorations and sculptures out of sticks and wool.
Saturday 16 February (until 3 March)
Clay Man Trail
Find faces in the trees, build dens and make your very own wood staff!
Tuesday 19 February (also 26th February)
Den Building Competition
Drop by the play area to use the sticks and tarpaulins to build a shelter. Challenge friends and family to see who can build the best one! We’ll test it using a watering can…
Thursday 21 February (also 28 February)
Make A Staff
Come along to Swanley Grange to make your own staff. Our volunteers will be on hand to help you cut off any extra branches and smooth it down.
Saturday 23 February (also 2 March)
Make A Clay Face
Get creative and make a clay face and decorate with nature on trees around the estate. Drop in.
Saturday 23 February(also 9 March)
Spot The Birdy
Drop by Studley Lakeside to take a peek through a telescope to see the water-loving birds dipping and diving. Our Wildlife Team will be there to help you spot them and to tell you more about your feathered finds.
Sunday 24 February
Dying Gladiator Day
Take part in interactive gladiator inspired games and chat to our conservation experts to learn all about what it takes to look after Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, specifically how we’re working on replacing a statue that’s been missing from the garden for over 100 years…
Photos by Chris Lacey