Half term happiness


Planned what you’re going to occupy the children with this half term? If not, don’t despair! We have loads of ideas to make this holiday as stress free as possible and the best bit is that much of it is all on the doorstep of Ninewells-

Friday 10th February-

Dark & Light: Part of the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival– The opening concert of the Festival will feature Dark Room, a multi-sensory journey through darkness to the light, performed by New York dancer Giorgia Bovo with Jazz pianist Andrea Manzoni and projection artist Simone Bosco

Saturday 11th February-

The Lancaster Experience at IWM Duxford –  Family friendly sessions to learn and hear the amazing stories of Bomber Command as you peer into the legendary Lancaster Bomber. The Lancaster Experience offers an insight into the dangerous and difficult conditions endured during wartime missions; find out about the role the aircraft played in the war, what the crew did and the specific history behind IWM Duxford’s own Avro Lancaster.

Sunday 12th February-

Orchids 2017: Another India at Cambridge University Botanic Garden  – An exploration of India’s natural heritage and part of a wider University of Cambridge Museum (UCM) event India Unboxed marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from Britain.  Visitors to the Botanic Garden will be introduced to the many varied species of orchids growing throughout India’s diverse habitats, as different parts of the Glasshouses will showcase species from the cool growing orchids found in the Himalayas to the tree hanging species found in the steamy tropics.

Monday 13th February-

Street Science at Heffers Bookshop– Experience Cambridge Science Centre’s newest pop up programme ‘Street Science’ this February half term.

Tuesday 14th February-

Love food festival at Burwash Manor Farm – a fun-tastic week of children’s cookery classes including bread for beginners, eating for energy and Caribbean fun!

Wednesday 15th February-

Twilight at the museums– As darkness falls, museums and collections across the City open their doors for an exciting evening of FREE family exploration and adventure

Thursday 16th February-

Spy School at Audley End House – Calling all super sleuths, secret agents and intrepid investigators! Sharpen your detective skills with hands-on training in cracking codes and solving clues.

Friday 17th February-

Build a bird nest– Help build nest boxes for Trumpington Meadows nature reserve, as part of the BTO’s National Nest Box Week.

Saturday 18th February-

Cambridge History Festival – A diverse, entertaining and informative programme of over thirty events that will appeal to all ages. Our third annual festival, this year supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and local businesses, is a fantastic opportunity to delve into the past and discover lesser known Cambridge, as well as the city’s connections with the famous and the infamous.

Sunday 19th February-

Why not take a trip to the local Wandlebury Country Park and take in some air just a 19  minute cycle ride from Ninewells , stop for a spot of lunch on the way back at Gog Magog Hills farm shop’s café on the way back or if the unruly weather does not permit why not visit the Light Cinema or Cambridge Tenpin Bowling both located less than 10 minute drive from Ninewells.