Wondering what to do at February Half Term? There is a plethora of things going on in the North West. Check out this comprehensive post on Things to do in Manchester in February here.
Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things Liverpool One
Incorporating imagery and ideas from some of Michael Rosen’s most beloved books, Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things will draw families into the writer’s creative world to discover hidden rooms and secret clues that reveal the inspiration behind the stories and poems.
Each session will be led by an expert Story Hunter who will invite visitors to swishy swashy through the Bear Hunt, explore the depths of a giant chocolate cake and discover whats lurking in Uncle Gobb’s Dread Shed.
It will quite literally draw children into the literature, bringing stories and poems to life before their eyes and fostering a love for reading and a creative approach to storytelling.
The Narnia Experience
The Narnia Experience is brought to life once again by Crosby-based community theatre charity In Another Place, the company also behind 2016’s hugely successful production, The Alice Experience which we loved.
Visitors are invited to step through the enchanted wardrobe where they will discover a wintery forest scene and whisked to the magical land of Narnia. Take on the role of either Lucy or Edmund and follow the adventure from their perspective in this classic children’s tale by C.S. Lewis.
The Great Hall will be beautifully transformed as visitors go on a journey through the White Forest and across the land of Narnia in this large-scale, immersive and interactive trail. Get set to meet all the favourite characters along the way including Mr Tumnus, Mrs Beaver and The White Witch.
The Narnia Experience is an ideal day out for the whole family, from children 3+ to adults alike, and is perfect to enjoy during the February half-term holidays.
Set to be a huge production, In Another Place have gathered a team of around 500 volunteers to produce the event who have been drawn from community groups and churches across Liverpool, many individuals are also getting involved.
This event is expected to sell-out fast, so be sure to book your tickets early and don’t miss out visiting Narnia!
The Narnia Experience returns to St George’s Hall from 8 – 25 February and is open daily from 9:30am – 7:30pm with admittance every 15 minutes.
Roald Dahl – The Twits
One of my favourite Roald Dahl books – The Twits is on The Playhouse Liverpool at Half Term from 21st February to 25th February. It’s previously been on at the East Midland Theatre and they had this to say:
“A five-star Dahl-ing of a very funny show”
“You would be an utter Twit to miss it!”
“The audience loves every daft second”
“The energetic cast are stupendous”
“Delightful acting, live musicianship, acrobatics and singing skills”
Shark in the Park
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage at the Lowry on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February!
The Evening Times reviews the show as
“The innovative, yet minimalist, stage set-up ably captures the audiences’ attention, while the succession of crafty props are deployed to great effect.
A handful of well-timed sing-alongs also keep the youngsters on their feet, but don’t be surprised to see reprisals of the infectious ice cream song breaking out in the exit queue.”
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show plays at TheLowry from Wed 22 – Sat 25 February.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will feature a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s best loved books for the stage: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Eric Carle’s books have captivated generations of readers with their iconic hand-painted illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing millions of children to a bigger, brighter world, and to their first experience of reading itself.
We are away or I would have love to have gone.
NB: Featured Image : Christopher Flickr