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February half term has officially begun and with all this bad weather it’s hard to keep the children entertained.

Lucky for you we’ve got a range of cheap things you can do to cure their boredom.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

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The Salford Museum has got a range of events over half-term ranging from arts and crafts to historic talks.

Starting from the 18th till the 23rd Feb you can get to know the museum by paying just £2 for a gallery trail which includes a pack of colouring pencils and stickers while getting to know the museum.

The museum also offers free activities including washday Wednesday on Feb 19th where there will be a chat and a demonstration on how residents would have done their laundry at Lark Hill Place followed by a free session on Thursday about Lark Hill Place through the ages.

Ordsall Hall

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Ordsall Hall has got plenty on this half term too!

On Thursday take yourself to Tudor training school for just £2 where you can meet a Tudor as well as taking on the challenge of Tudor life.

As well as this you can get to know Ordsall Hall through buying one of the trails for £2

Salford Libraries 

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To keep the little ones occupied the library is hosting What the Ladybird Heard on Wednesday (at Lower Kersal Library) and Thursday (at Height Library). These events include spellbinding storytelling, a minibeast hunt, creative activities, and every child can make a ladybird to take home. All of this between £1 and £3.

As well as this you can head to Pendleton Library on February 21st to meet the builders for free including stories and lego. This event is perfect for 0-11 years and you can just come along!

The Quays 

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The Quays has plenty to offer including a cinema, museums, galleries and shows.

The Vue cinema can be found on the second floor of the Lowry Outlet Mall and has just recently been refurbished with stylish reclining chairs. During the holidays the cinema holds mini mornings from 10 am and it only costs £2.49. Currently, you can watch Doolittle as well as Sonic the Hedgehog and Spies in Disguise.

As well as a cinema, the Lowry Outlet also has a ping pong parlor for free and is open from 10 am!

On February 20, The Imperial War Museum is holding ‘We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses’ from 11 am till 3 pm. The museum and the event are free so it is well worth a visit and to explore the interactive and educational museum.

To find out more about what’s going on in Salford head to our website!


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