Half term

Things to do at half term

Gemma Gibb, Families Editor

February half-term heralds that spring is on its way. Hurray! Whether your week is the 13th or the 20th, here is our round up of the best cultural adventures to leap out of the house to.

For you early ones, Waterside Arts Centre’s Puss In Boots features ingenious puppetry, staging and an avalanche of fruit and nuts and make your way over to Steam, Sweat and Spinners, the Museum of Science and Industry’s celebration of Victorian ingenuity.

For you later ones, book now for the hilariously horrid new production of The Twits at Liverpool Playhouse and Compagnie Animotion’s re-telling of Grimm’s The Musicians of Bremen through contemporary circus and live music in the splendor of the newly refurbished The Met in Bury. Head to Chester’s impressive WayWord Festival for literary and other creative larks from the team behind the new Storyhouse cultural venue.

Here are our picks

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  • 1. People’s History Museum

    Political banners in the People's History Museum
    Image courtesy of the People's History Museum.

    Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER - Visit now

    There is always something stimulating and creative for big and little kids alike at this national museum of democracy. It’s never to early to learn about past struggles and that  ‘there have always been ideas worth fighting for’.

  • 2. The Lowry

    The Lowery Theatre and Gallery in Salford Quays Manchester.
    Image courtesy of Visit Britain

    Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, Manchester, M50 3AZ - Visit now

    Aside from the cracking programme of family shows throughout the year, head up to The Lookout gallery – The Lowry’s dedciated creative family space to make, do, create and chill out.

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