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Half term fun in Richmond
13 Feb 13 , 2023 Monday

Half term fun in Richmond

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There’s lots going on in Richmond this week with plenty to keep the kids entertained during half term. Here are just a few events and activities to choose from.

If you head down to The Station, then you can take part in a Wild Birds Activity Trail. Spring is just around the corner, and soon our native birds will be looking for new spots to build their nests.  Find and identify the wild birds that are nesting around The Station and collect all the answers to get a small prize. Trail sheets are just £1 per child and are available from The Station Shop between 10am and 4pm every day throughout half term. 

The Station Cinema also has a full programme of films during the week, including Puss In Boots – The Last Wish which has various screenings and Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical showing on Wednesday 15 February.

If you have some time to spare then check out a brand new exhibition opening in The Station’s Gallery on Friday 17th February. Change Makers is a mixed media exhibition by the pupils of Hunton & Arrathorne Community Primary School. Through the desire to positively change the world, the children have set about creating a variety of artwork designed to encourage the viewer to stop, consider and make a conscious decision to join them in changing the world for the better.

Find out what it was like to be alive in Georgian times by taking a fun guided tour at The Georgian Theatre Royal. You will be taken behind the scenes of the UK’s oldest working theatre in its original form and hear entertaining stories about the riotous audiences and the colourful lives of those who were on and off the stage. Tours run Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm, with the last tour leaving at 3pm. Tickets are only £3 per child with adults at £8.

Richmond Castle (English Heritage) is open this week and next to cover half terms throughout the country, so why not wear out little legs with a trek up the steps of the Keep for an impressive view of the town and countryside beyond. The famously tricky quiz on offer at The Green Howards Museum (adults £7, under 10s free) is also a great way to make your way round the three floors of history on offer at the attraction in the centre of the market place. Work as a team, or battle between you to earn your prize at the end.

And finally, don’t forget the great outdoors. There’s nothing better than a lovely walk and getting close to nature. Richmond Information Centre has a selection of local walking booklets or why not get one of the popular treasure trails that explore the town’s hidden gems whilst cracking the clues along the route.

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