Things to do in Manchester half term: your activities guide to February school break, including Science Museum

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Here is our what’s on video guide to some of the best events to enjoy during February 2022 half-term, from Legoland and the Sealife Centre and fun with science and crafts.

February half-term is here, meaning many parents will be on the hunt for things to do with the kids.

The school holidays can sometimes be a difficult one for families to keep youngsters entertained if the weather is wet but fortunately, there are a number of fun things happening across Greater Manchester during the school break for children and families to enjoy between 21 February and 27 February 2022.

Check out our video guide too.

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People’s History Museum

For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began, People’s History Museum is opening seven days a week.

There are three family trails for visitors to experience. One exploring stories around migration, one exploring the life and legacy of late MP Jo Cox and a game of I-Spy in which youngsters going around the museum can solve the clues and spot a number of treasures.

You can find out more here.

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Sea Life Manchester & Legoland Manchester

Always a popular draw on wet days, Sea Life Manchester is open daily and is the perfect place to spot the wonders of water creatures. From marvellous giant green sea turtles to colourful clownfish (made famous by Finding Nemo!), the dazzling displays will captivate little ones and grown-ups alike.

You can pre-book your timed slot here - or you can extend your day out with a visit to nearby Legoland on a joint admission ticket.

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The colourful attraction is perfect for little builders and there is a mini-beast theme in February where tiny ones can join the Little Play Squad sessions to build an insect to go to the Queen Bee’s tea party.

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Science and Industry Museum

There is lots on this half term at the science museum, including Get Curious on Wedensday 23 February. Meet scientists and experts working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) who will be armed with amazing facts and hands on activities for youngsters. Even better, admission to the museum is free.

Superhero Takeover at the Printworks

Superhero fans are in for a treat this February half-term, as seven famous film heroes are set to take over the Printworks.

The life-size statues, complete with a giant Hulk, arrived at Printworks where fans are invited to get a free selfie with their favourite heroes.

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The iconic venue is offering fans the opportunity to brush shoulders with the likes of Captain America, Spiderman, Batman and more all in one place.

You can find out more here.

Exciting Science Tour

Exciting Science is touring around Greater Manchester. The brand new, educational show aims to amaze all ages from four years upwards, as the team try to put the exciting back into science.

The show promises to be an all-action show with plenty of whizzes, bangs and pops to keep kids on the edge of their seats.

It’s next at the Middleton Arena on Saturday 26 February.

Crafty Families

For those of you who want to get crafty over the half-term, there is the chance to create your own piece of art.

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Crafty Families will be heading to Salford on Saturday 26 February to celebrate The Quays.

The exciting and engaging art class is aimed at families and under 11s.

You will get the chance to learn a bit of history about the area whilst making your own 3D model.

You can find out more including how to buy tickets here.

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