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February half term 2023 fun for families in Buckinghamshire

| February 10, 2023

Families looking for low-cost ideas to entertain their children during the upcoming February half term need look no further than the local area for inspiration.

Buckinghamshire’s libraries, leisure centres and museums have a wide range of events and activities taking place across the week. A number of Bucks libraries are hosting events.

Why not join the brass players of Alina Orchestra for a special kid’s version of Band in a Van? Children can take part in some fun interactive games and afterwards the band will invite attendees to shake some percussion, conduct the group or sing along to some popular songs.

The event is free and there is no need to book in advance:

  • Hazlemere Library : Thursday 16th February 2023, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Chesham Library : Thursday 16th February 2023, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Aylesbury Library : Friday 17th February 2023, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Princes Risborough Library : Friday 17th February 2023, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

What about joining the Curious Investigators, Scribble and Clipboard on an exciting adventure as they sort through the recycling and discover a strange egg? This highly visual show is aimed at children aged between three and seven and is taking place at:

  • Bourne End Community Library : Thursday 16th February 2023, 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • Burnham Community Library : Friday 17th February 2023, 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • Aylesbury Library : Saturday 18th February 2023, 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • High Wycombe Library : Sunday 19th February 2023, 1.00pm

Suggested donations are £5 per ticket. Tickets must be booked in advance and children need to be accompanied by an adult who must also have a ticket.

Other libraries around the county will be hosting regular and extra activities during the week including Bounce and Rhyme, Explore Learning Workshops, Duplo and Lego play sessions, arts and crafts and book clubs. Most are free but sometimes booking is necessary. Visit the website for more details on what’s happening in your local library.

If you are looking for something more physical, leisure centres across Buckinghamshire have a wide variety of activities taking place this half term including:

  • Swimming crash courses at Swan Pool in Buckingham. Crash courses are designed to enable children to quickly develop their confidence and ability in the water and are available for a range of swimming abilities, catering for complete beginners, up to children who can swim up to 25 metres.
  • Family swimming sessions will be available throughout the half term holiday at Aqua Vale in Aylesbury and in Wycombe, Chalfont and Chiltern leisure centres.
  • Adventure climbing at Wycombe leisure centre.
  • Soft play at Chesham leisure centre.
  • Climbing and soft play at the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre in Amersham.
  • Fit for Sport holiday camps offering multi sports to messy arts and crafts at the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre.

Further information can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website.

Buckinghamshire’s museums also have a wide selection of interesting and varied exhibitions and activities taking place ranging from craft workshops to an autism reality experience in Aylesbury.

Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘Our libraries, leisure centres and museums offer a wide range of fun activities and events aimed at children and families throughout the year.

During school holidays there is even more to choose from with the majority of activities at affordable prices and some are free, which is great news for everyone. And if you just want some fresh air and exercise, then I’d recommend visiting Waddesdon Greenway, or one of our country parks and green flag parks.

There are also lots of other activities and events taking place around the county during half term. Further details of what’s on can be found on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service website. You can even search for events based on location, age group, and type of activity.

*Source of information : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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