Busy Activities Programme for Half-term

February 13, 2024


CRAFTS are at the heart of Tameside Council’s programme of activities for the spring half-term break (February 12 to 16).

Portland Basin Museum, Ashton, has organised Make, Do and Play holiday workshops for many years but the latest two are a little bit different.

On Tuesday, 13 February, families get the chance to make their own pop-up St Valentine’s Day cards for that someone special.

Two days later, “All Creatures Great and Small” offers the chance to create your own creatures from paper and card. You could choose from a colourful spirally snail, a long wiggly caterpillar, a beautiful bird, or create your own animal or mini-beast.

Both events take place from 11am to 3pm, cost £1.30 per person, and are suitable for all ages. However, children must be supervised at all times.

Portland Basin, which is free to enter, has a host of other activities, including the Tameside at Leisure exhibition and the 100-year-old street. Children aged five and under will love the Nuts and Bolts educational play area.

Make me a Story sessions, at Tameside’s libraries, comprise crafts, games and a treasure hunt with a storytelling theme, and are ideal for children aged four to 11.


Monday, 12 February (10 to 11am), Hyde; Wednesday, 14 February (2 to 3pm), Stalybridge; Thursday, 15 February (2.30 to 3.30pm), Denton, and Friday, 16 February (10.30 to 11.30am) Mossley.


There’s no need to book, just come along on the day.

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