IF you’re looking for something fun and interesting to do with the kids this half term, look no further as we give you the lowdown on what’s on in February.


Imperial War Museum North

War at Sea: Jump aboard for sea themed family activities inspired by IWM’s collections. Discover which animals sailed the seas and learn some sailor slang in interactive storytelling sessions.

Open Studio: A chance for your whole family to get creative. See how far you can gaze with your very own telescope and design a message in a bottle! Drop in and have a go.

Find out more at www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north


HMS Belfast

Impress your friends and family by designing your very own t-shirt, inspired by traditional Navy tattoos.

Learn about the history of Navy tattoos as well as the important role that HMS Belfast played in Operation Overlord – the largest naval, air and land operation in history!

For more details, visit www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast


IWM London

Roll up your sleeves over half-term and have a go at drawing your favourite artworks on display in major exhibition Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War, then transfer your design into a print you can keep!

Full details at www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-london


National Army Museum

Outbreak 1914: Wales Goes to War

The National Army Museum has partnered with six Regimental and Corps Museums to offer a series of temporary exhibitions exploring the early months of WW1.

Explore the experiences of local regiments or corps and their roles within the British Army during the war and discover rarely seen fascinating objects and captivating stories.

Visit www.cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk for full details or www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on for other regional events.


National Memorial Arboretum

Help create a wonderful wildlife painting!

There are also activities and walks all for children and young people aged 8 to 14 – the sessions are always great fun and there is lots to discover.

Admission is £1.00 per child. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Contact 01283 245 100 or email info@thenma.org.uk

Visit www.thenma.org.uk/ for full details.


The Tank Museum

Find out how camouflage techniques are used in combat and how the Armed Forces take inspiration from nature when trying to stay hidden.

Discover how crews work and fight together, conceal and live with their vehicle.

Sit inside the Chieftain Main Battle Tank and an original First World War Mark IV Tank and find out more about how these machines operate.

There will be talks, tours and trails as well as activities for the whole family.

For more info, visit www.tankmuseum.org/home


The Museum of Army Flying

Half-term week, 11am-2pm, there are a range of drop-in activities for families including aviation themed crafts like making gliders!

You can also try your hand at a range of puzzle tables, activity trails and dress-up stations all included in the normal admission price.

For more info, visit www.armyflying.com

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