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Top 5 Awen activities of February half-term 2018

With a fabulous range of activities planned for February half-term this year, there's plenty for all ages to get excited about. Whilst some of the organised events are returning according to popular demand, our team have also arranged some brand new and unique activities to take place in our venues. Whether you are looking for something to get your children creative, or searching for an entertaining show that will delight the whole family, check out our top pick of events coming to Awen’s venues across February half-term.

 

Family Willow Weaving Workshops at Bryngarw Country Park

Are you looking for an activity to get your children creative this half-term? Our team at Awen Cultural Trust have organised for the fantastic Out to Learn Willow group to lead a workshop that will demonstrate how to make fun and exciting willow crafts. From butterflies and fish to hearts and swords, children will have the chance to get creative and take home each of their fabulous creations.

Monday 19th February at Bryngarw Country Park. To book a ticket please visit, www.bryngarwcountrypark.co.uk

Glamorgan Folk Tales at Bettws Library

How do you get rid of a bothersome giant? Have you got a secret like Effie? What would you do with an invisible seed?

Join storyteller Cathy Little at Betws Library whilst she shares some brilliant and magical stories from her brand-new children’s book. Glamorgan Folk Tales includes stories of exciting adventure which are all meant to be heard.

Monday 19th February in Bettws Library at 14:00pm and 21/02/19 in Y Llynfi Library at 14:00pm. This event is free though booking is essential and can be accessed via Porthcawl Pavilion’s website at, www.grandpavilion.co.uk.

Monstersaurus in Maesteg Town Hall

“Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size,

But there are no underpants in space, so here’s a big surprise…”

From the creators of the bestselling children’s books ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, this children’s show is sure to be monter-ously good. Follow the young investor Monty as he creates a world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters. What is he going to do with them all? Can you help him? Set to include thrills, spills, magic and mayhem, this energetic show is certain to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Featuring original music and audience participation, Monstersaurus should not be missed.

Tuesday 20th February at 11am and 14:00pm in Maesteg Town Hall. Tickets for this show is essential and can be booked via the Maesteg Town Hall website at, www.maestegtownhall.com.

Birdbox building in Bryngarw Country Park

You can encourage birds into your garden this spring by providing plenty of places to nest. This will provide you will plenty of fascinating bird behaviour to watch, all whilst encouraging your children to learn about the fabulous wildlife we have living in South Wales. To get started, join our Bryngarw Park rangers this February half-term and build your own bird box.

Back by popular demand, this activity is set to take place in the visitor centre with all building materials provided. Perfect to keep the little ones occupied, come along and get involved before taking a stroll to spot the different species of birds that habitat in our beautiful country park.

Wednesday the 21st and Friday the 23rd of February at 11am in Bryngarw Country Park. Slots to build birdboxes are scheduled every 10 minutes between 10am to 3pm. You can book tickets by visiting the Bryngarw Country Park website at, www.bryngarwcountrypark.co.uk.

Soap Soup at Carnegie House

Set in the wet lands of Dartmoor, the deliciously visual storytelling of Soap Soup will bring your most unforgettable adventure yet. Inspired by the evocative tale of The Pixies’ Scarf by Alison Utterly, this show combines charmingly funny characters, cleaver puppetry and wonderful music. Suitable for ages 3+, this show is sure to entertain the whole family.

Saturday the 24th February at 11am in Carnegie House, Bridgend. Tickets are essential for this event and can be accessed at, www.carnegiehouse.co.uk.

Set to include laughter, adventure and mayhem, be sure to purchase your tickets for these brilliant half-term events now!