Top Events for Half Term in Essex

With plenty of fun indoors and out, there’s a great day to be had whatever the weather. Keep your youngsters entertained with the best half term events Essex has to offer… 

TALES FROM THE SHED at Royal Albert Hall

This fun, interactive theatre show at the Royal Albert Hall is full of colourful puppets and live songs - perfect for kids! Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive shows for young children presented by the inspirational theatre company, Chickenshed. Shows are informal, lively and ultra-engaging, as the performers and audience share the same space.

When: 12th-13th February 2018
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Price & Times: £7-£10 at 11am & 1.15pm.

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Mega Camps at Various Essex Locations

Mega Camps understand that every child is unique, hence their incredible amount of activities – from arts & crafts to sports – Mega Camps have something appealing for every child. Also, your child can select their own itinerary, allowing them to switch between break dancing and magic lesson at their own pleasure. Click here for their brilliant half term offers.

When: 12th - 16th February 2018
Where: Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Dartford, Gidea Park, Hornchurch, Leigh-on-Sea, Thurrock.
Prices & Times: Packages £35 - £150, 9am-5pm.

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Lambing Live at Barleylands

Join the friendly farmers at Barleylands for Lambing Live, and ask all your questions about the adorable new borns. Get up close and personal to the animals and enjoy the interactive talks about shepherding. With a huge bouncy jumping pillow, go -karting and mini tractor rides, there's plenty to keep everyone entertainment in the spring fresh air.

When: 10th - 18th February 2018
Where: Barleylands Rd, Billericay CM11 2UD
Prices & Times: Adults £12, Children (2-16) £11, Under 2's Free. 10am - 5pm

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Share the Love Week at Colchester Zoo

This year, Valentines Day falls in the middle of half term and, to celebrate, Colchester Zoo will be hosting their heartwarming ‘Share the Love Week’; inspiring youngsters to learn all about the natural world. To entice you even more, Colchester Zoo are also offering a fantastic 20% off E-ticket throughout February so you can enjoy all this for less!

When: 10th February - 18th February 2018
Where: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, CO3 0SL
Prices & Times: Normal admission prices, 9.30am - 5pm.

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Peppa Pigs Adventure at Cliffs Pavilion

The incredibly popular children's cartoon has been recreated for a special live action show, with performances taking place at Southend's Cliff Pavilion during the February half term. Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, join Peppa and friends in their outdoor adventure - full of games, laughter and live music!

When: 16th & 18th February 2018
Where: Cliffs Pavilion, Station Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
Prices & Times: Adults £20, U16’s £18, various times.

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at Margate

This event isn't in Essex, but If you have older children and searching for activities for them during half term, then why not take a short road trip down to the seaside town of Margate in Kent? Kent's largest gaming festival, GEEK, will be taking place in the famous Dreamland amusement park. Try out the latest games and retro consoles, and enjoy the rides and amusements in Dreamland itself. A great day out!

When: 16th - 18th February 2018
Where: Dreamland Margate, 49-51 Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ
Prices & Times: £7 - £14, 10am - 5pm.

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Mega Camps Essex February Early-Bird Offer

Don’t miss out on this incredible offer…  Mega Camps Essex are currently offering an Early Bird Offer for their February Half Term workshops. Starting from only £33, you can give your child a day full of entertainment which develops their skills in areas they are passionate about. Mega Camps understand that every child is unique and has a variety of interests, and so run an incredible amount of activities – from arts & crafts to sports – to appeal to each and every individual. Not sure what your child wants to do? Not to worry – your child can select their own itinerary each day. Learn how to be a magician or even how to break dance! It can be hard trying to find child care during half term. Mega Camps offer a day or week packages, so you don’t have to worry about your work. What are the benefits of enrolling your child on a Mega Camp? Many of the activities involve physical activity and varying levels of exercise, which is hugely beneficial for your child’s physical health. If your child doesn’t enjoy regular exercise or playing outside, Mega Camps encourage an active lifestyle for your children, which is great for those who don’t get many opportunities – or perhaps don’t usually enjoy! – regular exercise or playing outside. As well as these health benefits, your child will also be able to mix with other children participating in the same workshops, generating great social interaction and hopefully developing lasting friendships.

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