Half term activities in Kirklees

There is lots going on across Kirklees this half term, and there is very much a theme as it is also National Nest Box Week.

Tolson Museum

Wednesday, 21 February: 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

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At Tolson Museum children will be able to build nests out of straws, make a simple bird feeder using cereal and string, draw some of the stuffed birds on display in the museum and make a bird collage.

There will also be a quiz to identify pictures of birds hidden around the museum. Further activity sheets and information on nest box building will be available to take home.

More information

There are two activity sessions, one from 11am to 1pm and another from 2pm to 4pm. Tolson Museum’s activities cost £2 per child and there is no need to book places. More information is available by calling: 01484 223240.

Bagshaw Museum

Tuesday, 20 February- 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

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Bird loving youngsters can also get creative at Bagshaw Museum this half-term, with bird-themed activities on Tuesday, 20 February. In addition there will a free themed trail around the museum throughout half-term week.

More information

There will be two sessions at the museum in Wilton Park, Batley, one at 11am to 1pm and another at 2pm-4pm. There is a charge of £2 per child per session; no booking required.

For further information will be available by contacting Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, on 01924 324765.

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Various dates and times

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There will be a fun quiz for bird brains in the historic Hall. The quiz, which will run from Saturday 17, to Sunday, 25 February, is free but normal Hall admission charges apply. Please note the Hall will be closed on Monday and Friday of that week.

For youngsters who love the great outdoors Oakwell will also host Bushcraft activities on Monday 19 February for children over 5 and Bush Babies activities for under 5s on Tuesday 20 February.

More information

The Bushcraft session is from 10.30am to 12noon and costs £7.50 per child; Bush Babies run from 10am to 11.30am and costs £5 per child, including a juice drink.

Places on both sessions must be booked in advance. Under 8s attending the Bushcraft session must be accompanied as do all the children attending the Bush Babies session.

For further information or to book places on the outdoor activities, call in to the Visitor Centre shop, next to the car park at the top of Nova Lane, Birstall, or telephone 01924 324761.

Victoria Tower, on Castle Hill

17 to 25 February- 12 noon to 4:30pm

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The tower will be open from 17 Feb to 25 Feb from 12noon to 4.30pm. The Tower will then be closed until it reopens on Good Friday for the Easter holidays.

Children visiting the tower on Tuesday February 20 from 12noon to 4pm will be able to make their to make their very own fire breathing dragon finger puppet and help make a Castle Hill’s very first Dragon ‘Hodge Podge’ to display in the Tower.

Friendly dragons ‘Bennie’, ‘Custard’ and ‘Cinders’ will be there to help everyone along with the fun.

More information

The cost of the activity is included in the admission charge which is £1.90 for adults, 55p for children and £3.75 for families (2 adults and 2 children). Free for Kirklees Passport holders.

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