February Half Term in Cheltenham – Wednesday 15th February

Forecast: Overcast with showers

According to the Beeb, today is expected to be the worst of the week weather-wise.  Booooo.

Don’t let the forecast dampen your fun, check out some of these ideas for things to do in Cheltenham today.

INDOORS

Jet Age Museum – With a treasure hunt plus chances to climb aboard a real Vulcan bomber cockpit, this free activity is a good one for little (and large!) wannabe avaitors. Find out more…

Museum Explorers at The Wilson – Using museum artefacts to inspire fun, arty and creative activities. £2 per child.  Find out more…

Love-themed Play Scheme – £2 per family and suitable for children aged 0-11.  Hester’s Way Children’s Centre.  Find out more…

Half term fun at Hollywood Bowl – There’s loads happening on and off the lanes at Hollywood Bowl including face-painting, colouring competitions, a treausre hunt and bowling pin challenges. Find out more…

Princess & Pirate Day – Bishops Cleeve Library is holding a free Princess and Pirate day with songs, crafts and a special visit and story from Princess Ariel.  Find out more…

Bounce and Play – Cheltenham Bouncy Castles will once again be filling All Saints Academy with a variety of inflatables, from classic bouncers to ball pits and interactive games.  Find out more…

Storytime with children’s author Annie Stewart –  A free event at Cheltenham Children’s Library for the whole family.  Find out more…

Kids’ Introduction to Synchronised Swimming – A rare chance to try out synchronised swimming at Leisure@ Cheltenham. Described as a mixture of dance, gymnastics and swimming!  Find out more…

Children’s Crafts – A free craft event at Charlton Kings Library.  Suitable for children aged 3 – 10.  Find out more…

Family Day – For children aged 3 – 16, with workshops including circus skills, mime, clowning, arts and crafts plus special guest ‘The Rig’ from CBeebies.  Find out more…

Family Day

Rhyme Time Bishops Cleeve – Stories, colouring and songs from 18 months to school-age at Bishop’s Cleeve Library every Wednesday, 10:30 – 11am

Waddlers and Toddlers – A baby and toddler group with ride ons, walkers, a craft table, mini trampoline and dedicated baby area.  Find out more…

Cineworld Movies for Juniors – Discounted cinema showings for kids this half term,  Choose from Ballerina, Storks and Trolls.  Find out more…

 

OUTDOORS

Visit one of Cheltenham’s 50+ play areas.  Find more details here

Scavenger Trail – There’s a Valentine’s scavenger trail at Crickley Hill. Follow clues and answer questions with a small prize for anyone with all the answers.  £2 per map
Find out more…

 

DAY TRIPS

As you’re going to be getting wet anyway, how about a trip to Slimbridge to take part in the South West Puddle Jumping Championships?  Open from 9:30 for exploring the whole attraction, with the competition taking off in Wellyboot Land at 2pm.  Visit the Slimbridge site for more information.

 

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