Half Term Activities in Essex

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Half term at RHS Gardens Hyde Hall
A range of events over the half term week including a Scarecrow Garden Trail, special art and craft workshops; a Creepy Crawly Roadshow; Build a Bug Hotel; face painting and more.
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Half term at Colchester Museums
Colchester Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, Natural History Museum
Monday 15th February 2016 – Friday 19th February 2016
Boudica, fossils, Year of the Monkey, dolls houses, and more.
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Victorian Games Galore
Audley End House and Gardens
Monday 15th February 2016 to Friday 19th February 2016, 11am to 4pm
“From skittles to quoits, croquet to chess, play like a Victorian as you step back in time this half term. Discover games that time forgot and master the skills needed to outmanoeuvre your opponents and astound your family.”
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Mad Science Week!
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Monday 15th February 2016 to Friday 19th February 2016
“Grab your goggles and take hold of your test tubes! This February half-term we’re bringing science fun back to the Farm Park with spectacular demonstrations from our friends at Mad Science plus our daily activity timetable will showcase science in Barleylands style!”
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February Forest Fun
The View, Chingford and nearby…
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Thursday 18th February 2016 10am to 3pm
“Join us in the woods for a host of fun activities to brighten up February half-term. Play laser tag deep in Epping Forest using the trees as your shield! Special activities taking place in The View throughout half-term include traditional skipping, storytelling and Tudor Toddler Time!”
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Half term at IWM Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford
“At IWM Duxford during February half term, visitors can discover the magnificent Lancaster bomber in detail and enjoy an exciting activity trail with fun family backpacks. February half term activities are included in general admission to IWM Duxford.”
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Stow Maries Aerodrome: Sopwith Pup Biplane Exhibition
The Forum, Southend
Monday 15th – Saturday 20th February 2016 | Free Admission
“An exciting exhibition relating to the World War I aerodrome at Stow Maries, featuring a replica full sized Sopwith Biplane. Volunteers from the aerodrome will be available to talk to the public and discuss the contribution of local aircraft and airfields. The exhibition will also contain information panels, video presentation and recorded music.”
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