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Things To Do February Half Term In Tameside

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9 Feb 2024

Keep the kids entertained this year with our guide of things to do over February Half Term for kids in Tameside 2024.

The school holidays are on the way, which means weeks to keep the kids busy and hopefully, us parents staying sane.

If you are looking for inspiration to keep the kids busy we have put together a full list of fun things to and what’s on across Tameside for families over the February Half Term.

Read on for our top picks.

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Free and Cheap Holiday Activities In Tameside 

With the cold weather and often rainy days, it is not always easy to entertain the kids over the February half-term. 

However, we are lucky that there are lots of great free and cheap events going on in Tameside over the school holidays. 

To help you find the best cheap and free events in Tameside this half term we have put together our top picks of free and cheap events on across Tameside.

Free Half-Term Activities, Claredon Square Hyde

free half term activities hyde claredon

Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th February 2024. 

Claredon Square will be running some fun free family activities over the half term. 

There will be: 

  • Craft and making activities 
  • Soft Play 
  • Bouncy Slide

All the activities are free and drop-in and will be running from 10.00 am to 2.00pm .

More information about the free half-term activities in Hyde. 

Free Make Me A Story Half-Term Events at Tameside Libraries

Half term at Tameside Libraries
Monday 12th to Friday 6th February 2024Kids can enjoy free half-term fun sessions at Tameside Libraries. The sessions are drop-ins, free and include games, crafts, treasure hunts and stories. The events will be running at: 

  • Hyde Library, Monday, 12th February 2024, 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • Stalybridge Library, Wednesday 14th February 2024, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • Denton Library, Thursday 15th February 2024, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Mossley Library, Friday 16th February 2024, 10.30 am to 11.30 am

More information about the Make Me A Story Session at Tameside Libraries 

Free Activities at IKEA Manchester 

child doing crafts at IKEA

Monday 12th to Wednesday 21st February 2024

You can keep the kids busy this half term with some great free activities at IKEA Manchester. Here’s what they have in-store:

  • A Drawing For Your Valentine – Monday 12th February (1.00 pm to 3.00 pm) and Wednesday 14th February (11.00 am to 4.00 pm). Design a drawing and frame for your valentine to take home. Drop-In.
  • Valentine’s Breakfast with BJORN – Wednesday 14th February (10.00 am to 11.00 am ) IKEA Family Members can join in some crafty activities and more. Plus the restaurant will be open to buy breakfast. Booking required. 
  • Messy Modelling – Monday 19th February (10.00 am to 4.00 pm) Make your play models with the messy dough. Drop-in
  • Lets get Crafty – Wednesday 21st February (10.00 am to 4.00 pm) Enjoy a free craft session with drawing, colouring and stickers. Drop-in.

They also offer kids meals from 95p and are doing half-price food on Fridays – see here for more kids eat free offers.  

More information and how to book the half term activities at IKEA see here. 

Messy Mondays, Claredon Square Hyde 

Messy play Manchester

Monday 12th February 2024

Join The Mess and Play Company for a messy play session. 

Designed for little ones from 6 months to 5 years kids can have fun with all sorts of materials. 

Sessions cost £5.00 per child with a free drink for the grown-up. 

It will run from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon and booking is required.

For more information and to book tickets to the Messy Play session see here. 

Make, Do and Play, Portland Basin 

Make Do and Play Portland Basin

Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th February 2024.

Portland Basin will be running it following Make, Do and Play craft sessions over the half term. 

  • Tuesday 13th February 2024 – Make Pop Up Valentines Cards
  • Thursday 15th February 2024 – Create your cardboard mini-beasts

The sessions run 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, cost £1.30 per child and are suitable for all ages. 

More information about the craft sessions at Portland Basin here.

£2.50 Half Term Family Films, Hyde Festival Theatre 

£2.50 films hyde festival theatre

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February 2024

Hyde Festival Theatre will be showing the following family films over the half term: 

  • Super Mario Brothers Movie – 15th February 2024 at 1.00 pm 
  • Matilda Sing A Long – 15th February 2024 at 6.00 pm 
  • Trolls Band Together – 16th February 2024 at 1.00 pm 
  • Wonka – 16th February 2024 at 6.00 pm 

Tickets to these showings are just £2.50 each and need booking in advance. 

More information and to book tickets here. 

Family Fun Day, Ashton Town Centre

Ashton Family Fun Day

Saturday 17th February 2024

Head to Ashton Town Centre for a free family fun day It’s Appning Ashton. 

Running from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm there will be craft activities and performances at the Market and Ashton Library including: 

  • Carnival rhythms of ‘Cacophony Arkestra’,
  • The misadventures of a charming postman in ‘Special Delivery’,
  • Storytelling of ‘The League of Curiosity’, l
  • Walking performers including ook out for dodos, and octopuses, plus a very distinct pair of pensioners
  • The wonderful wares of ‘Phantasmagoria’ and making own crafty creations.

There will also be a fun fair with rides starting at just £1.50 – see below. 

More information about the Ashton Family Fun Day here. 

£2.50 Movies for Juniors at Cineworld Ashton 

cineworld movies for juniors

Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th February 2024

A trip to the cinema always makes a great holiday treat.

The kids are occupied for an hour or two and you can sit back and relax  – with the exception of the odd toilet break of course. 

To help with the cost Cineworld Ashton will be showing Movies for Juniors kids films during the summer holidays which cost just £2.50 per person plus a booking fee. 

The films usually change each week from on Fridays. 

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Half-Term Fun Fair In Ashton Town Centre 

Heaton Park Fun Fair ride
Credit – Michael Mulhearn Fun Fair
Friday 9th to Sunday 18th February 2024Ashton town Centre will be home to a great fun fair this half term. There will a range of rides available including the big wheel with prices starting at £1.50 with their special offer. 

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Cockfields Farm Barn Yard Baby Bash

Cockfields Farm Half Term

Saturday 10th to Sun 25th February 2024

This February Half Term, Cockfields Farm in Ashton Under Land will be giving you the chance to meet their new baby goats. Plus if you are lucky you may even get to see a live birth. 

There will also be lots of animal activities throughout the day including feeding meerkats, grooming bunnies and lots more. 

If that’s not enough they have a big play area, sand and water play, indoor role play and lots more to tire the kids out. 

Read More >>> February Half Term at Cockfields Farm 

Slides, Inflatables and Fun Swimming Sessions at Tameside Pools 

a swimming pool with a large red slide

Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th February 2024

A trip to the swimming pool makes a great half-term day out and Tameside pools have some extra fun in-store. 

Kids and adults alike can enjoy fun sessions with toys, inflatable and even slides at their Swim , Slides and Waves at Hyde Leisure. 

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