Half-term in Salford

Anybody will tell you the nightmare of occupying kids during the half-term (running from Monday, February 18- Friday, February 22). However, there are a range of things to do this half-term in Salford. Ranging from shows to outdoor activities, there is something for everybody this half-term.

Funny Looking Kids Presents Kids Comedy Club at Ordsall Hall.

Start your half-term in Salford early with the comedy club for kids being held on Sunday, 17 February. This event is the first one of its kind in Salford and promises plenty of fun with the “jokes, sketches, quizzes and mayhem”.

This event is aimed at children from the age on seven, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are £5 and are available here.

 Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show at The Lowry.

Based on the Classic Children’s book “Elmer the Patchwork Elephant”, this play brings to life the beloved characters at The Lowry from Tuesday, 19 February- Thursday, 21 February.

This play, which has been adapted from book to stage by Suzanne Maynard Miller, aims to show children of all ages the importance of being yourself. With songs by Allison Leyton-Brown, this show will send an important message to children in a fun and cheerful way.

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.”

A Relaxed Performance will be shown on the Wednesday, 20 February , where the usual performance will be toned down to make it more appropriate for those with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties.

Tickets for the show are available here.

Tree Planting Day at Little Woolden Moss in Irlam 

Join in with the local community and attend the Tree Planting Day at Woolden Moss on Tuesday, 18 February.

This event, which is being held from 10:30am- 3:00pm, is part of the Woodlands Trusts MOREwoods scheme. This is a scheme ran by the “UK’s largest woodlands conservation charity” that aim to protect the woodlands, to benefit people and wildlife.

This is the perfect outdoor event for your half-term in Salford, as there are 1500 trees to be planted which means you can have a busy day or come along to plant one.

Everyone is welcome to help plant the buffer zone of trees along the edge of the reserve, which will establish habitats for the wildlife in Salford.

Washday Wednesday at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

As part of the return of Lark Hill Place at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, they are hosting this event on Wednesday, 20 February.

Fitting with the Victorian Street, there will be demonstrations on how the resident from the 1800’s would have done their laundry using antiques like “possers” and “donkey stone”.

This educational event is free and will run from 11am- 2pm.

We were there: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses at the Imperial War Museum North.

The event being hosted is perfect for half-term in Salford. This will allow you the opportunity to meet veterans and witnesses of the Second World War and Cold War.

Here, they will tell stories of their experiences during the war and allow families to gain a first-hand understanding of what life was like during the war.

This free event is on Tuesday, 19 February and will run from 11 am – 3 pm.

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