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February Holiday Activities
Forest of Dean
Date: Saturday 10th – 25th February 2018
Where: Taurus Crafts, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU
Taurus Crafts, the popular visitor centre near Lydney, is running a full programme of creative activities to help keep the kids entertained this February half term.
With new activities, and 2 free activities the centre is upping its game and making sure there is something to appeal to all.
“We value ‘hands on’ experiences and the chance to get involved in making at Taurus Crafts, and our activity programme this February really delivers.”
“We have a new collaboration with local artist Jayme-Lee Cooper and with artisan baker and teacher Isabel Partridge. Making forest dwellings with Jay will be great fun, she uses her artist-eye to help the kids turn a pile of found materials into a magical dwelling for mythical folk, where Isabel combines her teaching profession and baking passion to make the best cupcakes and cookies in the area and helps you to literally put the icing on the cake”
With a free puppet performance from ventriloquist Leesa Cartwright, and Wendy’s free recycled materials sessions the chance is there for budding makers on a budget to try something out and go home having had a day out to remember.
Along with these new and free activities, the centres classic activities are all up and running and include: stone carving, reptile encounters, jewellery making, pottery painting, candle dipping and chocolate making.
To get all the details dates and times it’s easy to join Taurus Crats e-newsletter or check their Facebook page and website, they are all kept up to date.
The centre is open daily 10am until 5.30pm and is free to get in with a large free car park. Located just outside Lydney town on the A48.
February Holiday Activity Programme
Luxury Valentine cookie. Decorate & individually gift wrap cookies on a stick with Isabel’s Bakehouse. £8 for 4 (40min) or £5 for 2 (20min) age 7+. Bookings can be taken in advance, email Isabel@isabelsbakehouse.com. 10.30-11.10, 12.00-12.40, 1.30-2.10, 2.45-3.25, 10th Feb.
Stone carving with Cat’s Eye Carving. £5 for 20 mins, have a go. £15 for 30mins or £30 for 1hr, to have a go on a 4 inch square piece of limestone to take home. Age 5+. 10.30 - 4.30, 12th, 14th, 19th & 21st Feb.
Forest Creature Dwelling. Create a mini forest dwelling with a local artist, using materials found in the forest. £2.50 each (30min) Age 5+. 10.00-5.00, 11th,14th,18th,21st,24th & 25th Feb.
Black Rock Reptiles. Join Black Rock Reptiles for a fun educational, hands-on experience with exotic reptiles. £2 per person, (as long as you need) all ages. 11.00-2.00, 16th & 23rd Feb.
Cupcake Selection Box. Join Isabel’s Bakehouse to decorate & gift wrap cupcakes. £8 for 4 (40min) or £5 for 2 (20min) age 7+. Bookings can be taken in advance, email Isabel@isabelsbakehouse.com. 10.30-11.10, 12.00-12.40, 1.30-2.10, 2.45-3.25, 17th Feb.
Jewellery Making. Make beaded hearts, bracelets, earrings, necklaces & keyrings with Balm Jewellery. New activity: decorating hair scrunchies & bows, £4 (20min approx) all ages. 11.00-4.00, 12th, 19th,21st Feb & (13th Feb, 12.30-4.00).
Wendy’s Workshops. With Mad Dog Designs create something different this school holiday using scrap materials. Free (20min approx) all ages. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 11th, 17th ,18th, 19th, 23rd & 25th Feb.
Paint Your own pot. Paint pottery items then have them glazed & fired. From £6 (20min approx) all ages. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 10th ,11th ,15th ,16th ,18th ,22nd ,23rd ,24th & 25th Feb.
Make & Take. With a Taurus Crafts’ potter throw a pot on a potter’s wheel & take away an unfired pot, £10. To have your pot fired & clear glazed, £15 (20min approx) age 4+. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 17th Feb.
Candle dipping. Make a candle by dipping into different coloured wax to create a rainbow effect. £3 each (15-20min), age 6+. 11.00-3.00, 13th & 20th Feb.
Make & paint a chocolate. Come to The Chocolate Bar & make your own exciting chocolate. From £5 per person (20min approx - pick up around 10min later) all ages. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00, 12th,14th ,15th ,16th ,19th ,22nd Feb.
The Mermaid & the Magic Fish. Watch Lullaby Leesa & her amazing puppets Pirate Pete & Big Croc. Have lots of fun & make a mermaid or fish puppet for your own show. Free or Optional donation (40min approx) all ages. 10.30, 11.30, 2.00, 14th & 20th Feb.
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