Children’s events for a grade A half-term

Half-term is coming, but there’s no need to panic as Celebrate:MK has got you covered.

There are various special events going on around the city and Mimi Launder has picked out some of the best ones to keep the kids off your back…

Railway exhibition, Saturday February 11:

Not even 24 hours in and the stir-crazy screams and bickering are already beginning?

Get yourself back on track with the Milton Keynes annual all-day Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 11 at Stantonbury Leisure Centre.

As one of the biggest and best-attended model railway shows in the region, it is always popular with families. Plus, it’s only £1 for children.

Children’s theatre show, Sunday February 12:


Your children aren’t into trains? You aren’t either? Not to worry, Stantonbury Theatre will whisk you away for an hour on Sunday February 12 to a land of fairy tales.

The award-winning A Pocketful of Grimms (age 4 plus) features adventurous retellings of Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and more.

Escapism can be enjoyed by both eager kids and tired adults.

Teenage theatre show, Thurs Feb 16 – Sat Feb 18:

If your kids think they are too old for traditional fairy tales, perhaps High School Musical will hit the teenage sweet spot.

Stantonbury Theatre has the UK’s leading youth musical theatre production company stamping the Disney hit out on stage from the February 16 to 18.

MK50 library exhibition All month To celebrate Milton Keynes’ 50th Birthday, MK Central Library’s Timeline Exhibition promises to take you on a journey through the last 50 years in an exhibition running throughout February.

Drop in to teach your kids – and yourself – more about home through memorabilia, artefacts and archive images.

Museum activities, All week:

MK Museum, in Wolverton, has stepped up with five days of action for children during half-term.

You have to provide adult supervision but it sounds like fun as there will be extraordinary science experiments with a wacky professor, magic lantern shows, demonstrations, displays and more.

This article was originally published in the February issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full digital edition here.

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