20 great half-term activities in Nottingham and the Midlands

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Children can get curious and engage with STEM subjects (science, technology, maths and engineering) at Nottingham’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. There's free creative family fun at the Nottingham Contemporary, with drop-in workshops all week. Meanwhile in Birmingham, learn about Anglo-Saxon life and culture with Birmingham Museum’s interactive drama Buried History.

Brick Wonders Worksop

Lego fans behold – The Harley Gallery is showcasing over 70 fantastically detailed Lego models, ranging from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to natural landmarks and modern inventions. Visitors can also take part in educational workshops and hands-on activities.

Sponge Edgbaston

Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through a new malleable kind of family dance show, set to a 1970s-influenced score. Ideal for babies, young children and families.

Cirque Berserk Birmingham

Looking for a traditional circus experience with a contemporary twist? With a huge range of jaw-dropping acts, prepare to be on the edge of your seat at this thrilling show at The REP.

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs Birmingham

Come and test your knowledge against TV scientist Ben Garrod in this interactive show. Children will get to ask anything they've ever wanted to know about dinosaurs and show off their most interesting dino facts.

Explorers' Half-Term Fun Bewdley

Bring your explorers along to West Midlands Safari Park this half-term. In addition to the safari, seaquarium and Land of the Living Dinosaurs, help our onsite 'Dr. Livingstone' find the missing egg with the free explorer's trail.

Wild Explorers Club Worcester

Those who sign up to the Wild Explorers Club will get exclusive access to the animals and reptiles at All Things Wild. Lunch, drinks and snacks are included in the price.

Children's craft workshops Chesterfield

Tuck into a biscuit and a cuppa while your little ones enjoy a range of bookable and drop-in craft activities at Straight Curves.

Multi-activity and performing arts holiday clubs Ripley

Book a wide range of holiday clubs and activities across Derbyshire and Nottingham with Premier Sport. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities.

Tools for the Job trail Nottinghamshire

Gather the family together and embark on a journey through Clumber Park's Walled Kitchen Garden. From a rabbit's tail and two kittens to leather slippers for horses and a football rattle, there's plenty to discover.

Lego Saturdays and Sundays Derby

Every weekend at QUAD there'll be huge bags of Lego to play with. Suitable for all ages and it's absolutely free.

Gastro Space Leicester

Discover the world of space gastronomy at the National Space Centre. From bogies, burps, bums and trumps, learn more about the gross stuff our bodies do in space.

Half-term activities at Brocks Hill Oadby

There's a different activity for families every day at Brocks Hill Country Park. Go on a Healthy Hearts hunt, have fun with salt dough or even create your own Valentine's Day crafts.

Bird Week Hereford Bromyard

To celebrate our feathered friends Hereford Garden Centre will be inviting children to get crafty. Activities include painting a nest box and making your own feeder. Suitable for children aged three to eight.

Lambing Week Stafford

There's nothing cuter than newborn lambs, so head to Lower Drayton Farm to celebrate the arrival of the first lambs of the year. As well as helping to feed these new arrivals, there's plenty going on at the farm to keep children entertained.

Granny's Game Grantham

Watch this exciting family show at the Guildhall Arts Centre, where a trip around Granny's board game leads to a globe-trotting adventure.

Wriggle Dance Theatre – The Colour Of Me Stamford

Experience a rainbow of emotions through colour. With live music and projection, this interactive dance theatre performance promises to delight, tickle and inspire young audiences.

Brick Week Warwick

Help build a life-size Mini Cooper out of LEGO bricks, or design a British motor car with only 25 bricks – Warwick's British Motor Museum has many challenges for children. Suitable for all ages.

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