Children

Young creatives get chance to run a new arts festival in Spalding

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Children’s Easter egg hunt in Spalding town centre under way

A free Easter egg hunt organised by Spalding optician Molsom and Associates is under way. Children aged 4 to 12 can collect a clue/entry form from the practice in Hall Place. The clues lead to paper eggs displayed in nine other shops/places in the town centre. Molsom’s Vicky Harvey said: “Each egg has a message to write on their sheet ...

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New £200,000 high ropes course at Weston ready to launch

South Holland’s first high ropes course is due to open this month following a £200,000 investment and five-month project. It’s the latest attraction at Weston’s Fun Farm – originally a farm diversification project into soft play, which later expanded to include Laser Storm laser tag game. Owner Albert Slator said: “We wanted to do something different. From Easter through to ...

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Helping hand for grown-ups during half-term

The South Holland Centre is giving grown-ups a helping hand this half term with a Stage ‘n’ Screen offer for £10 per adult or child.   This special deal includes a 2D matinee screening of the hit family film Sing, plus a ticket for a wonderful live show Fairytales Gone Bad with pre-show mask-making.   The hilarious family movie Sing ...

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Variety of activities for the half-term holidays

A variety of activities are on offer at the South Holland Centre to keep youngsters busy during the half-term holidays. Family favourites Rhubarb Theatre are returning to the Spalding stage with their exciting new Granny’s Game show on Wednesday, October 26, at 2pm. Rhubarb use mask, puppetry, physical theatre, song and dance to weave a tale inspired by the real-life ...

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Disco fun for under sevens

Grab your dancing shoes and join the grooviest under 7s in town for the South Holland Centre’s popular Top of the Poppets family disco. This regular afternoon of music, dancing games and family fun is back on Saturday at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £3 per child, with no charge for accompanying adults and babes in arms. They are available from the ...

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Creative workshop for kids

Once Upon A Time… is a perfect workshop for little ones taking place at Peterborough’s Key Theatre during the summer holidays. Take a trip to the land of Make Believe with stories by Glenys Newton and Janina Vigurs and meet all sorts of characters along the way. Find inspiration in the stories that you hear and create something special to ...

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Kids can get sporty and arty during the summer

Youngsters can keep boredom at bay during the school summer holidays with the help of South Holland District Council’s popular Summer Fun brochure. Each year the brochure lists the wide range of leisure and cultural opportunities for children, young people and families in South Holland over the summer break. The 2016 edition has been distributed to every school child in ...

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Keep the kids busy this summer

There’s no excuse for boredom this summer when the South Holland Centre is offering a host of arts and drama activities to keep the kids entertained. Children aged four to seven can explore their inner dino at a Dinosaur Drama Day run by Act II Theatre Company on Thursday, July 28, working towards a short performance at the end of ...

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Looking for summer holiday entertainment?

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays, why not check out The Umbrella in Spalding? The Westlode Street youth club has three events running during the holidays. On Monday, July 25, there is the Little Mix Dance Day, a fun packed Little Mix-inspired dance workshop. There is an Army and Camo Fun Day ...

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Gruffalo’s Child is sure to delight

Gruffalo’s Child King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Thursday, June 23, 1.30pm and 4.30pm and Friday, June 24, 10.30am and 1.30pm Tickets £11.50 Box office 01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the ...

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Live the magic of Neverland

Following a sell-out production of Alice in Wonderland, the magic and wonder of Peter Pan will come to Baytree Garden Centre in a half term treat for all the family from this Sunday to Sunday, June 5. Journey beyond the stars to meet Peter Pan and Wendy as they battle the dastardly Captain Hook. The show is fast moving, with ...

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Get in touch with nature this half term

Your family will find lots of fun filled events for half-term week at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Back by popular demand is a brand new treasure trail round the beautiful reedbed. Follow the clues round the trail; get the questions right and you win a prize! This runs throughout the holiday, from this Sunday to Sunday, June 5. The trail is ...

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Out of this world space weekend at historic hall

Families can enjoy a special event at Ayscoughfee Hall next month which will be literally out of this world! The historic Spalding venue is holding a Space Weekend on June 4 and 5 to coincide with the return to Earth of Astronaut Tim Peake from the International Space Station. The event will see a mobile planetarium from Starlincs put up ...

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Magic of Peter Pan

Following the sell-out production of Alice in Wonderland, the magic and wonder of Peter Pan will come to Baytree Garden Centre, Weston, in a half term treat for all the family from May 28 to June 5. The show is fast moving, with catchy songs and plenty of audience participation. Children of all ages will be able to meet Tinkerbelle ...

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Try junior sailing fun

Welland Yacht Club is holding Sunday junior sailing sessions over the coming months. Sessions run on: April 17 and 24, May 8, 15, 22 and 29, June 19, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, August 28, September 11, 18 and 25. The sessions are designed at introducing anyone under 16 into the national sailing scheme. No previous experience of watersports ...

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Easter egg-citement at Frampton Marsh reserve

You are in for a fun-filled Easter holiday at RSPB Frampton Marsh, with a whole clutch of special activities. All through the school break, you can turn detective and try to crack the clues on the Easter egg hunt. After picking up an entry sheet from the visitor centre, you follow the tricky trail and unscramble the puzzle. If you ...

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Fun Easter egg hunt

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Thorpe Hall’s Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday. The Easter Bunny will be hiding piles of eggs in the gardens and, to mark the hospice’s 25th anniversary, there’ll be some special silver eggs among them. There’ll be a host of activities on the day – young visitors can have their faces painted and ...

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Easter fun with Alice and her Wonderland friends

Alice in Wonderland Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre, Weston Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 10, 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm. Tickets £5 www.baytreetheatre.co.uk Following their sell out production of Jungle Book, Hammond Feel the Magic return to Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre this Easter with a brand new production of Alice in Wonderland which will be presented in the Baytree Theatre. The ...

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Audiences will want more

The Remarkable Tale of Oliver Twist – by Red Earth Theatre South Holland Centre, Spalding Tuesday, 1pm Tickets £7.50 Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Everyone has heard of Oliver Twist, the small Victorian boy who dared to ask for more. And on Tuesday Red Earth Theatre bring the original story of the famous orphan to the South Holland Centre stage. ...

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