There’s loads going on at WayWord this February half-term (Sat 17 – Sat 24 Feb), with everything from coding and acting to music and comedy.

We don’t want you to miss out, so have created a few ‘mini guides’ to help you make your WayWord the perfect half-term treat!

Magic Monday!

Spend the day at Storyhouse on Monday 19 Feb, your first proper day of half-term!
Age 4+:

  • 10am: Artful Playground: Interactive Musical Storyelling – A FREE magical thrill-ride of storytelling and music!
  • 11am: Enjoy free arts and crafts in The Kitchen. You could even buy a chocolate brownie!
  • 12.30pm: Have a dance in The Kitchen with the Artful Playground Swing Band.
  • 1pm: Grab lunch in The Kitchen
  • 2pm: Go get messy at the Paint It! drop-in in The Den, and enjoy more free arts and crafts.
  • 3pm: Clean up then settle down with a book in the Storytelling Room, or pop up to the Willard Wigan Exhibition to see mini masterpieces.
  • 4pm: Head to The Kitchen at WayWord Flicks, to enjoy The Gruffalo on the big screen.

Enjoy the Show!

Everywhere is a stage this half-term at WayWord, so come and enjoy the show!
Age 7+:

Get Stuck In

Do you enjoy a more hands on experience?

Stay Curious

Whether you’re a budding scientist or a technician of the making, there’s plenty to keep curious minds engaged.

Be Inspired

Whether you like music, art or comedy, WayWord will delight and inspire you this half-term

  • Sat 17 Feb, 2pm: Find out how to Beatbox with Lee Gibling in this hour-long workshop
  • Sun 18 Feb, 10am: Discover the huge talent behind the tiny art with Willard Wigan
  • Mon 19 Feb, 3pm: Witness the witty, stand-up poetry of the brilliant Sara Hirsch
  • Tue 20 Feb, 10am: Learn and try different techniques in this Print Studio Workshop
  • Wed 21 Feb, 2.30pm: Go on a musical journey around the world with Kabantu

Completely Free

Storyhouse is a place for everyone, and there’s plenty of free activities and events to enjoy. Here are just a few:

  • Sat 17 Feb, 11am – 3pm: Go ape and create your very own Chimp Puppet
  • Sun 18 Feb, 3 – 4pm: Grab your headphones and dancing shoes and head to the Silent Disco!
  • Mon 19 Feb, 2pm – 4pm: Get creative in The Den all week in the afternoons
  • Tue 20 Feb, 4.30pm: Step into the Bronze Age for some prehistoric fun at the Cavemen Party
  • Wed 21 Feb, 10.15am & 11.15am: Rhymetime for under 5s is the perfect morning treat
  • Thu 22 Feb, 2pm – 4pm: Create a self-portrait or a collage for Nature Day
  • Fri 23 Feb, 10am – 5pm: Enjoy a traditional or a new Board Game from our library
  • Sat 24 Feb, 3.30pm: See the talented youngsters in the Play in a Day performance


You can see the full listings of WayWord events here,

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