Feb 15 2011 By Charlotte Hudson
SHORT of cash and stuck for ideas to keep your little ones occupied during half-term?
Look no further - we have come up with some interesting ideas for you...
Spaceport in Seacombe has Wallace and Gromit workshops running from February 18 to 20, where children and parents can make their own Gromit to take home, and Kelda, a giant puppet, will be there on Saturday February 19, performing for visitors.
As holidays can be a juggling act for mums and dads, a Holiday Activity Club is being held at Tranmere Rovers recreation centre, during the full half-term week, which costs £15 - action-packed activities are on offer such as sporting events on the centre’s indoor astro turf pitch and dance and drama workshops in the new studios.
In Birkenhead, at the Grange and Pyramids shopping centre, Ben and Holly, stars of popular tots show Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, will meet and greet fans on Tuesday February 22 - kids can get a picture with the characters and will be given some free stickers!
To unleash their creativity, CBeebies TV presenter Mike Amatt is bringing his whacky show to Bromborough Civic Centre on Thursday February 24, where he will teach children how to draw cartoon characters including Spongebob and The Simpsons - tickets are £6 and the show starts at 11am or 2pm.
For those more adventurous children, why not have a day out at Ness Botanic Gardens - they are holding Boredom Busters, from February 21 to 25, with fun crafts activities ranging from salt dough modelling to exploring the gardens and finding ‘bugs and beasties’.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery has a couple of free events happening to keep the children amused - for the under- 5s, they can get hands-on and engage themselves with a ‘storysack’, and seek out farm animals and dragons, or older children can visit the Old Master Drawings exhibition.
For the parents - why not relax and take a break from the kids for an hour? Thornton Hall Hotel does spa treatments and has various packages available.