October half-term activities in/around Cambridge?

(12 Posts)
1dilemma Fri 16-Oct-09 22:36:49

HI
Can anyone tell me if they know about any of these? looking for my dcs who are 4 and 5. My Mum would have to take them since I will be in hospital (having the next one!) so nothing requiring too much adult participation (but she would be happy to stay and supervise!)

I'm thinking about craft in museums, library, swimming or sport etc etc

Claire2301 Wed 21-Oct-09 17:34:15

Have you tried Denny Abbey? It's on the A10 just past Waterbeach, they tend to do lots of activities? Good luck with the next one!

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 21-Oct-09 18:23:53

ooh depending on where around cambridge, just had an email from local health visitor with surestart stuff for our center...

PUMPKIN PLAY

FREE OCTOBER HALF TERM ACTIVITIES
for 0-5 year olds

Monday 26th October 2.30pm to 4pm
Community Room, Cheveley Primary School

Tuesday 27th October 9.30am to 11.30am
Victoria Hall, Fordham

Wednesday 28th October 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Burwell Early Learners

Thursday 29th October 9.15am to 11am
Village Hall, Isleham

Thursday 29th October 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Bottisham Children’s Centre

Friday 30th October 11am to 1pm
Soham Children’s Centre

Come and join us for some fun with
paper lanterns, masks, colouring, puppet story time, creepy crawly corner and more!
Ring Kate or Jill for more information on 01353 727188 or 01223 813574

not sure if any of these are near you but it would be worth callingyour local surestart to see what they have planned

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 21-Oct-09 18:26:35

vent Halloween at Wimpole
Venue Wimpole Hall (in Cambridgeshire)
Description Explore the Hall & Gardens at night and meet the strange inhabitants of Wimpole on this ghostly evening - but only if you dare!
Booking Booking Essential 01223 206000
Additional Info
Timed Tickets in half hour slots between 6pm - 9pm. Spooky food available in the Restaurant.
Where to Meet Please meet in front of the Hall
What to bring Fancy dress recommended
Contact Administration, 01223 206000, wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Scheduling Information
30 October 6pm - 9pm
Timed tickets in half hourly slots
Pricing
Adult £7.50
Child £6
Family £26

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 21-Oct-09 18:27:31

ATURDAY OCTOBER 31st 1pm - 6pm Make Pumpkin Scarecrows, build a Haunted House have a go at apple bobbing and see the lanterns lit at dusk. + Prizes for best scary costumes!

Booking essential £5 per child. Children must wear suitable outdoor clothing and be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to book a place please call 01223 420060 or email miltoncountrypark@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 21-Oct-09 18:30:14

look here for a bigger list

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 21-Oct-09 21:48:56

ooh did I say too much and kill the thread? shock blush

Claire2301 Thu 22-Oct-09 16:50:29

He he! Looks like it!!!

WouldntTouchThemWithYours Thu 22-Oct-09 17:05:01

There are LOTS of activities listed here

WouldntTouchThemWithYours Thu 22-Oct-09 17:06:42

Oooh ignore me, that's October blush

WouldntTouchThemWithYours Thu 22-Oct-09 17:10:05

*SATURDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2009

FAMILY TOUR at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral.
Suitable for all the family.
Phone: 01284 748721.
Time: 11:00.
Website: www.stedscathedral.co.uk

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

ZIPPO'S CIRCUS on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.
New production recreating the golden era of the traditional horse-drawn travelling circus, following a journey through circus history to the very latest dare-devil circus acts including the legendary Wheel of Death.
Phone: 0871 210 2100
Cost: £20-£6.
Website: www.zipposcircus.co.uk

CRITTER TREE at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.
A Big Draw event. Explore the Animal Kingdom, and with artist Alex Hirtzel draw the creatures that form the leaves on the branches of a swaying tree of life. Add your animals and watch the tree grow. Everyone welcome. No booking required. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Phone: (01223) 336650.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Cost: Free.
Website: www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/museum

FAMILY WOODLAND DAY at Melwood Local Nature Reserve, Royston.
Families in the Royston area are being invited to free den-building, collage-creating and other green activities at the Melwood Nature Reserve. There will be tea, coffee, squash and biscuits but people are advised to bring a packed lunch and wear clothing for all weathers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Charlotte Lowry on 01223 715557 or 07884 116606.
Time: 11am to 3pm.
Cost: Free.
Website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/countryside/natureconservation/designatedsites/MelwoodLNR.htm

WEAPONS AND WARFARE at West Stow.
Explore Anglo-Saxon weaponry and warfare with living history group Eoferwic. Also see fabulous costumes, crafts, cooking and forging.
Cost: £6 adults/£5 children and concessions/ £17.50 family ticket.
Phone: 01284 728718.
Email: weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk
Website: www.weststow.org

THE MAGIC AND MYSTERY OF FLIGHT at Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
A chance to sit in a real ejector seat; explore and try on the flying equipment from a Lancaster Bomber; learn about the war-time role of the aircraft and hear the heroic stories of the men who flew in the historic Lancaster; watch a large model aircraft being built and learn about the science of flight; take part in craft activities and competitions; and see fun and exciting demonstrations of science.
Time: 10:00 - 16:00.
Cost: Normal admission/children free.
Phone: 01223 835 000.
Website: www.iwm.org.uk

THE COUNTRY HOUSE REQUISITIONED at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Re-creation of World War II Daily Life as Kentwell is taken over by the forces.
Mr & Mrs Starkie Bence, the owners of the Hall, remain in residence (in a small part) and do their best to carry on normally as the army take over most of the House. See how being requisitioned affected everyday life for the owners and their staff.
Time: 11:00 - 17:00.
Cost: £9.50-£6.50.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

DRUMMING WORKSHOP at the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.
Following the success of last year's drumming workshop, please book in advance to sample and play rhythms from Haiti and Brazil. Part of the Festival of Ideas. For ages 5+. 8 workshops throughout the day, each lasting 45 minutes.
Time: 10:00 - 16:00.
Phone: 01223 766766.
Website: www.cambridgefestivalofideas.org

DRAWING TOGETHER IN THE COMMUNITY at Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge.
A Big Draw Event. Drop-in and draw at Ross Street Community Centre, with artists and students from Cambridge School of Art.
Time: 11:00 - 13:00.
Cost: Free.
Website: www.thebigdraw.org.uk/bigdraw

FAMILY WORKSHOP at Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn.
A Big Draw event. Tell us about your favourite things and we will create colourful stories. Drop in - booking not required.
Time: 14:00 - 16:00.
Cost: Free.
Phone: 01954 718881.
Website: www.wysingartscentre.org

HALF TERM FAMILY FUN at Welney Wetland Centre.
Join us for the first of the afternoon swan feeds. Plenty of family activities to try. Find out about our super swans as well as the rest of our winter visitors with our migration magic self-led trail out on the reserve. Try out our swan arts & crafts and help us make decorations to hang in the centre ready for December.
Cost: Normal admission applies.
Phone: 01353 860711.
Email: info.welney@wwt.org.uk
Website: www.wwt.org

*SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2009

WEAPONS AND WARFARE at West Stow.
Explore Anglo-Saxon weaponry and warfare with living history group Eoferwic. Also see fabulous costumes, crafts, cooking and forging.
Cost: £6 adults/£5 children and concessions/ £17.50 family ticket.
Phone: 01284 728718.
Email: weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk
Website: www.weststow.org

CHILDREN'S DAY at Welney Wetland Centre.
Pumpkin carving, story-time, arts & crafts and lots more. Take a walk out on the reserve to follow the migration magic trail and find out about the winter visitors you can see from our hides.
Time: 10am - 5:00 pm.
Cost: Normal admission applies.
Phone: 01353 860711.
Email: info.welney@wwt.org.uk
Website: www.wwt.org

AN AUTUMN MISCELLANY at Burwell Museum, Mill Close, Burwell.
Fenland Bygones and items of interest not normally seen at the Museum - could possibly include: Antique bicycles, classic cars, vintage cameras and photographic equipment. We should also have the large collection of radio controlled model boats with the opportunity to have a go with one yourself. Refreshments Kiosk open. Further information on our website.
Time: 12:00 - 17:00.
Cost: £3/ £1.
Phone: 01638 605544.
Website: www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

HALLOWEEN AT DENNY at the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, Waterbeach.
Pumpkins galore at our final farewell event of the season. Follow the witch's trail and see how many things you can fit on her broom! Apple bobbing, face painting, fancy dress contest, ghost walks and lots more.
Time: 10:30 - 16:00.
Cost: Normal admission.
Phone: 01223 860988.
Website: www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk

BEGINNING WITH BLOBS at The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge.
Clay, dance and music are combined to show the evolutionary paths of three imaginary beings that begin their lives as identical Blobs in a deep dark sea. Inspired by Darwin's theory on evolution and ideal for ages 4 - 8.
Time: 14:30 - 15:20.
Cost: £9 (£5 conc).
Phone: 01223 511511.
Website: www.junction.co.uk

THE COUNTRY HOUSE REQUISITIONED at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Re-creation of World War II Daily Life as Kentwell is taken over by the forces.
Mr & Mrs Starkie Bence, the owners of the Hall, remain in residence (in a small part) and do their best to carry on normally as the army take over most of the House. See how being requisitioned affected everyday life for the owners and their staff.
Time: 11:00 - 17:00.
Cost: £9.50-£6.50.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

ZIPPO'S CIRCUS on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.
New production recreating the golden era of the traditional horse-drawn travelling circus, following a journey through circus history to the very latest dare-devil circus acts including the legendary Wheel of Death.
Phone: 0871 210 2100
Cost: £20-£6.
Website: www.zipposcircus.co.uk

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

*MONDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2009

ZIPPO'S CIRCUS on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.
New production recreating the golden era of the traditional horse-drawn travelling circus, following a journey through circus history to the very latest dare-devil circus acts including the legendary Wheel of Death.
Phone: 0871 210 2100
Cost: £20-£6.
Website: www.zipposcircus.co.uk

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

FAMILY PRINTMAKING at Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge.
An opportunity for adults and children to participate together in printmaking skills inspired by Kettle's Yard. Produce beautiful prints to take home, led by artists from Curwen Print Study Centre. Suitable for artists of all abilities aged from 8 years. Please book in advance, all materials provided. Part of the Festival of Ideas.
Phone: 01223 748 100.
Time: 13:00 - 15:00.
Price: £10/£7.
Website: www.kettlesyard.co.uk

FAMILY FUSION FUN DAY at Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catherine's Road, Arbury, Cambridge.
A free arts event for children and young people with disabilities and their families. We'll have loads of great activities for all the family to join in; you can create a piece of art or a funky t-shirt or play some games with us! There'll be food and drink for all and a sensory zone where you can relax.
Phone: 01223 555841.
Time: 11:30 - 15:00.
Price: Free.
Website: www.speakingup.org/innovative-projects/index.php?action=1041

*TUESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2009

FREAKY PLANTS AND FANTASY FLOWERS at the University Botanic Gardens.
Inspired by exotic forms from the Botanic Garden, a model maker will help children create their own model plants with Playdoh. Book in advance.
Phone: 01223 331875.
Time: 14:00 - 15:30.
Cost: Normal admission prices for adults, children £5.
Website: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR and THE WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Using actors and amazing 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips in this groundbreaking theatrical presentation that will leave you gasping!
Box Office: 01223 503333.
Cost: Children: £10, adults: £15, family ticket: £40.
Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

STORYTELLING AT THE FITZ at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Join in storytelling and story making with Marion Leeper. For family groups with children 8 yrs and under. A Festival of Ideas event.
Phone: (01223) 332900.
Time: 10:30 - 11:15.
Price: Free.
Website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

ZIPPO'S CIRCUS on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.
New production recreating the golden era of the traditional horse-drawn travelling circus, following a journey through circus history to the very latest dare-devil circus acts including the legendary Wheel of Death.
Phone: 0871 210 2100
Cost: £20-£6.
Website: www.zipposcircus.co.uk

KOOL KITES FOR KIDS at Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds.
Come along and join our kite-making workshop. Design and create a kite from recycled materials and then fly it in Ickworth Park. Recommended ages 4-11. Booking essential on 01284 735961.
Time: Workshops from 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
Cost: Children £3.50, accompanying adults free.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-ickworthhouseparkandgarden

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

HALF TERM EVENTS: LINE DANCING at Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge.
Artist-led creative art workshop where we will have fun making 3D line drawings, with inspiration from the Helena Almeida exhibition. For 9-12 year olds. Advance booking is essential.
Phone: 01223 748100.
Time: 10:30 - 12:30.
Price: £10 (£7 conc).
Website: www.kettlesyard.co.uk

THE NIGHT KEEPER at the Junction, Cambridge.
In a mysterious museum, Maggie stumbles through a magic dustbin into a secret wing. Can the museum's night keeper convince her that history is more than a load of old rubbish? Children's theatre show with live music, puppets and a lot of mess bring to life a new adventure for anyone 4+.
Time: 14:30.
Price: £5.
Website: www.junction.co.uk

NIGHT EXPLORERS at Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds.
Follow the torch-lit trails looking for night-time wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4-7 years. Wear outdoor gear, bring a torch and packed tea. Pre-booking essential on 01284 728706
Time: 5pm - 7pm.
Cost: £4 per child.
Website: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/nr/sites/lackford.html

WINTER WILDLIFE at Wicken Fen, near Ely.
Make bird feeders and food, plus find out how to help other garden animals through the winter months. Listen to wintry wildlife tales. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years. Booking essential on 01353 720274.
Time: Sessions from 10.30am-12.30pm or 2pm-4pm.
Cost: £4.50 per child.
Website: www.wicken.org.uk

DROP IN AND DRAW at the University Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.
Take a voyage around the world and through time investigating fossils, rocks and minerals at the Sedgwick Museum. Draw what you discover in your very own Darwin Notebook. Part of the Festival of Ideas.
Time: 10:30 - 13:00.
Price: £1.50.
Website: www.sedgwickmuseum.org

HANDS-ON FAMILY DOG WORKSHOPS at Wood Green Animal Shelter, London Road, Godmanchester.
Enjoy a guided educational tour - meet all the animals, find out what's on their menu and visit behind the scenes. Plus get hands-on in the dog section through making up feeds, meeting our puppies, watching a dog training demonstration and then have a go yourself! Suitable for all the family. Booking essential as places limited.
Phone: 07983 320870.
Price: Free/donations.
Website: www.woodgreenenterprises.co.uk

*WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2009

BOB THE BUILDER'S LIVE SHOW: SPUD'S BIG MESS at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Theatre show. Children can sing along with their favourite characters like Wendy, Spud, Scoop, Dizzy, Scrambler and many more in Sunflower Valley.
Time: 2.00pm & 4.30pm.
Phone: 01223 357851.
Website: www.cornex.co.uk

OUTDOOR FAMILY WORKSHOP: THE FOUR ELEMENTS at the Cambridge Steiner School, Hinton Rd, Fulbourn.
A creative family workshop and Cambridge Steiner School open day. Come and have fun with the four elements - water, fire, earth and air. We'll be making Japanese steamed bread and soup, pizza making in our new brick oven, using clay to sculpt creatures, mountains and valleys, and building windmills that really go round. Creative fun for the whole family - everybody welcome. Booking: Please call 01223 882727 or 842079 to reserve your place. If you'd just like to look around or find out more about the child-centred education Cambridge Steiner School offers, come along too - the guided tour starts at 11am and is free.
Workshop cost: £10 per family.
Time: 10am to 1pm, followed by a bring-and-share picnic (including the food we make!).
Website: www.cambridge-steiner-school.co.uk

HALF TERM WORKSHOPS: LIFE IN PAINT at Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge.
Combine painting and photography to become the centre of your own masterpiece. Artist Suzi Hirst will take inspiration from Helena Almeida's exhibition. For 5-8 year olds and their carers. Advance booking essential.
Phone: 01223 748100.
Time: 10:30 - 12:30.
Price: £10 (£7 conc).
Website: www.kettlesyard.co.uk

YOUNG WARDEN'S ACTIVITY at Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds.
For 10-15 year olds. Wear outdoor clothes and bring packed lunch. Pre-booking essential on 01284 728706.
Time: 10am - 2pm.
Cost: £6 per child.
Website: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/nr/sites/lackford.html

FREAKY PLANTS AND FANTASY FLOWERS at the University Botanic Gardens.
Inspired by exotic forms from the Botanic Garden, a model maker will help children create their own model plants with Playdoh. Book in advance.
Phone: 01223 331875.
Time: 14:00 - 15:30.
Cost: Normal admission prices for adults, children £5.
Website: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR and THE WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Using actors and amazing 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips in this groundbreaking theatrical presentation that will leave you gasping!
Box Office: 01223 503333.
Cost: Children: £10, adults: £15, family ticket: £40.
Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

TREASURE TRAIL at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens.
Become a treasure detective and unlock the masterpieces of the house.
Time: 11:00 - 17:00.
Price: Normal admission.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/angleseyabbey

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

*THURSDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2009

BRAMBLEFIELDS FAMILY NATURE WALK at Bramblefields Local Nature Reserve, Cambridge.
Led by Ellis Selway, a local wildlife expert. Take a closer look and discover the wildlife at this important nature reserve, with a scavenger hunt suitable for children aged 4-10 years and a hot soup lunch in a secret area of the reserve! Meet at Brownfields Community Centre, Off Green End Road. Please book a place - see website.
Time: 11am-1pm.
Website: www.lnr.cambridge.gov.uk/events/

NIGHT WALK at Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds.
Dissect an owl pellet and go on a night walk. Wear outdoor gear, bring packed tea and a torch! Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. Pre-booking essential on 01284 728706.
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Cost: £6.
Website: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/nr/sites/lackford.html

TREASURE TRAIL at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens.
Become a treasure detective and unlock the masterpieces of the house.
Time: 11:00 - 17:00.
Price: Normal admission.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/angleseyabbey

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS at Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely.
Make monster masks, glittering spells and spooky biscuits! Suitable for ages 6-12 years. Places limited so please purchase your ticket in advance.
Phone: 01353 666655.
Time: 11:00 - 12:30.
Price: £1.50 per child.
Website: www.elymuseum.org.uk

SHOCK HORROR MASK MAKING at the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach.
Get spooky and make a gruesome mask. Aimed at children 4+ accompanied by an adult. No need to book.
Time: 12:00 - 16:00.
Price: Normal admission.
Website: www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR and THE WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Using actors and amazing 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips in this groundbreaking theatrical presentation that will leave you gasping!
Box Office: 01223 503333.
Cost: Children: £10, adults: £15, family ticket: £40.
Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

STORYTELLING AT THE FITZ at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Join in storytelling and story-making with Marion Leeper. For family groups with children 8 yrs and under. A Festival of Ideas event.
Phone: (01223) 332900.
Time: 12:00 - 12:45.
Price: Free.
Website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

DROP IN AND DRAW at the University Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.
Take a voyage around the world and through time investigating fossils, rocks and minerals at the Sedgwick Museum. Draw what you discover in your very own Darwin Notebook. Part of the Festival of Ideas.
Time: 10:30 - 13:00.
Price: £1.50.
Website: www.sedgwickmuseum.org

HANDS-ON FAMILY DOG WORKSHOPS at Wood Green Animal Shelter, London Road, Godmanchester.
Enjoy a guided educational tour - meet all the animals, find out what's on their menu and visit behind the scenes. Plus get hands-on in the dog section through making up feeds, meeting our puppies, watching a dog training demonstration and then have a go yourself! Suitable for all the family. Booking essential as places limited.
Phone: 07983 320870.
Price: Free/Donations.
Website: www.woodgreenenterprises.co.uk

*FRIDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2009

GU PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP at the University Centre, Mill Lane.
Graduate Union-sponsored group. Free for all students with children and their partners. Toys and refreshments provided.
Time: from 10am.
Cost: free.

HALLOWEEN AT WIMPOLE at Wimpole Hall & Gardens.
Explore the Hall & Gardens at night and meet the strange inhabitants of Wimpole on this ghostly evening, but only if you dare! Fancy dress recommended. Spooky food available from the Restaurant. Booking essential.
Tel: 01223 206000.
Time: Timed Tickets in half hour slots between 6pm - 9pm.
Cost: Adult £7.50, child £6, family £26 (2 adults, 2 children).
Website: www.wimpole.org

BINK AND THE HAIRY FAIRY at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal.
Lord Murkor is an incredibly powerful, wicked elf with an incredibly evil and sinister plan, and if that plan works then he will rule the Kingdom of the Elves! Fun-filled musical for children and their grown ups.
Phone: 01284 769505.
Time: 18:00.
Price: £9-£7.
Website: www.theatreroyal.org

WOODLAND ADVENTURE at Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds.
Hunt for minibeasts, collect and plant seeds, build shelters, make popcorn and get arty in the woods! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking essential on 01284 728706.
Time: 1pm - 3pm.
Cost: Adult £1.50, child £3.50.
Website: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/nr/sites/lackford.html

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR and THE WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Using actors and amazing 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips in this groundbreaking theatrical presentation that will leave you gasping!
Box Office: 01223 503333.
Cost: Children: £10, adults: £15, family ticket: £40.
Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

TREASURE TRAIL at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens.
Become a treasure detective and unlock the masterpieces of the house.
Time: 11:00 - 17:00.
Price: Normal admission.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/angleseyabbey

HALLOWEEN CREEPY CRAFTS at the Cambridge & County Folk Museum.
Spooky craft session making witches, cats or bats to scare away the Halloween ghouls. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential on 01223 355159.
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Cost: £2.50 per child (includes admission to the museum), accompanying adults free.
Website: www.folkmuseum.org.uk

BATTY HALLOWEEN at Wicken Fen, near Ely.
Come along in your spookiest outfit for some ghostly goings on. Apple bobbing, mayhem and madness at the Fen. Suitable for children aged 4 - 10 years. Booking essential on 01353 720274.
Time: Sessions from 10.30am-12.30pm or 2pm-4pm.
Cost: £4.50 Child.
Website: www.wicken.org.uk

GHOST STORIES BOAT TRIP down Wicken Lode at Wicken Fen.
Get chilled by the spooky fenland tales, as you drift in our boat. Warm up afterwards with a Halloween supper in the café at Wicken Fen. Booking essential on 01353 720274.
Time: Trips starting at 6.30pm or 7.30pm.
Cost: Adult £15, Child £12.
Website: www.wicken.org.uk

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

*SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2009

MATERNITY FASHION SHOW at The Maltings, Ely.
We invite all mums and bumps to our maternity clothing fashion show from new online baby boutique bumps'n'more. Stalls all day, two fashion shows.
Time: 11am-4pm (fashion shows at 12.30pm and 2.30pm).
Cost: Free admission.
Phone: 01353 650077 (request a brochure).
Website: www.bumpsnmore.co.uk

HALLOWEEN HORROR at Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds.
An evening of ghouls and ghosts! Terrifying tours of the shadowy state rooms and spooky stories outside by candlelight plus spookily haunting fire displays outside. West wing open for hot drinks, soup and home-made cakes. BBQ outside. Booking essential on 01284 769505
Time: 6.30pm - 9pm.
Cost: Adult £9, child £7, Family £28.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-ickworthhouseparkandgarden

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR and THE WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Using actors and amazing 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips in this groundbreaking theatrical presentation that will leave you gasping!
Box Office: 01223 503333.
Cost: Children: £10, adults: £15, family ticket: £40.
Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

TREASURE TRAIL at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens.
Become a treasure detective and unlock the masterpieces of the house.
Time: 11:00 - 17:00.
Price: Normal admission.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/angleseyabbey

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

GHOST WALK at Wicken Fen.
Experience Wicken Fen's spookiest night of the year. The Boardwalk is lit by pumpkins, but beware the ghouls... 7+ years only please. Booking essential on 01353 720274.
Time: Timed tickets available from 6.30pm.
Cost: £5.
Website: www.wicken.org.uk

IN STEAM at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge.
The museum comes to life again as the boiler is stoked up and a number of the steam engines are run.
Time: 11am - 5pm
Website: www.museumoftechnology.com

CHILDREN'S HERALDIC WORKSHOP at the Cambridge & County Folk Museum.
Make your own coat of arms at this hands-on craft session. Ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places limited, call to book a place.
Tel: 01223 766766.
Time: One-hour slots available between 10am and 3pm.
Cost: Normal admission charge.
Website: www.folkmuseum.org.uk

BINK AND THE HAIRY FAIRY at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal.
Lord Murkor is an incredibly powerful, wicked elf with an incredibly evil and sinister plan, and if that plan works then he will rule the Kingdom of the Elves! Fun-filled musical for children and their grown ups.
Phone: 01284 769505.
Time: 18:00.
Price: £9-£7.
Website: www.theatreroyal.org

ELY FIREWORK SPECTACULAR at Ely Park, Cherry Hill.
Firework spectacular. Gates 6pm, bonfire 6.45pm, fireworks 7.15pm. Tickets on sale from Ely Tourist Information Centre, Oliver Cromwell's House and various outlets in Ely & Soham.
Time: 18:00.
Price: £4-£1.50.
Website: www.visitely.org.uk

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO at Milton Country Park, Milton.
Make Pumpkin Scarecrows, build a Haunted House have a go at apple bobbing and see the lanterns lit at dusk. Prizes for best scary costumes! Booking essential. Children must wear suitable outdoor clothing and be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to book a place please call 01223 420060 or email miltoncountrypark@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk
Time: 1pm - 6pm.
Price: £5 per child.
Website: www.miltoncountrypark.org

HALLOWEEN FUN DAY at Wandlebury.
Come along and join in the Halloween fun, carving pumpkin sculptures and other spooky craft activities, then join the Rangers on a candlelit twilight walk before returning to the Education Centre for hot soup. Prizes for the best fancy dress. Don't forget to bring a torch if you wish. Booking is essential.
Phone: 01223 248706.
Time: 16:00 - 19:00.
Price: £5 per pumpkin.
Website: www.cambridgeppf.org.uk

*SUNDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 2009

FAMILY MUSIC DAY at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
Britten Sinfonia's fun and informative event for families to learn about how music is played and composed. Activities during the day include instrument-building, percussion, gamelan, and singing workshops. No prior musical knowledge or experience needed, but if you do own an instrument, bring it along.
Time: 11am to 5pm.
Cost: Adult £10, Child £7, Family £29.
Website: http://bit.ly/fmd09

HALLOWEEN FUN BY DAY at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Some Halloween fun and lesser scares for little and younger folk among the Scaresville Village sights during daylight (when the scares are not fully operational). There will also be lots of other Halloween-type fun such as Pumpkin cutting and ghoulish face painting.
Phone: 01787 310207.
Time: 11:00 - 16:00.
Website: www.kentwell.co.uk

IN STEAM at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge.
The museum comes to life again as the boiler is stoked up and a number of the steam engines are run.
Time: 11am - 5pm
Website: www.museumoftechnology.com

GAME WEEK at Audley End House and Gardens.
This half term, marvel as you watch Mrs Crowcombe - Audley End's resident cook - make the most of the hunting season with her amazing recipes. See the entire process from gutting to garnishing... there promises to be more feathers and fur than ever before! Booking not required.
Time: 10am - 5pm.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

1dilemma Thu 22-Oct-09 22:39:07

wow Guys thanks ever so much for all the ideas will be trying a few

I checked this at the time then it fell off my active convos but thanks again (and enjoy your holiday grin)

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