HALF-TERM: A round-up of what’s on to en­joy near you

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AMER­SHAM

Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Harry Pot­ter Cre­ative Writ­ing Work­shop at Amer­sham Li­brary, Chiltern Av­enue HP6 5AH.

Put your mag­i­cal knowl­edge of Harry Pot­ter to the test and try be­ing a news­pa­per re­porter in one go with Ex­plore Learn­ing’s cre­ative writ­ing work­shop.

Suit­able for ages 10 plus. Free.

Call 0845 230 3232 or email lib-ame@buckscc.gov. uk.

Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 18 from 10.30am to 11.15am.

Re­cy­cling Crafts at Amer­sham Li­brary, Chiltern Av­enue HP6 5AH.

Go to Amer­sham Li­brary this half-term for a craft ses­sion us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

At­ten­dees will be mak­ing pig­gy­banks and hang­ing tur­tle dec­o­ra­tions.

Suit­able for ages five to 10 and ad­vanced book­ing is re­quired. Cost is 50p.

Call 0845 230 3232 or email lib-ame@buckscc.gov. uk.

Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 18 and Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 from 9am to 3.30pm.

Spring half-term rugby camp at Amer­sham & Chiltern Rugby, in Ash Grove, Wee­don Lane HP6 5QU.

Matt Allen (academy direc­tor) and David Neale will be pro­vid­ing young play­ers with an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop and learn core rugby skills in a safe and en­joy­able en­vi­ron­ment.

The camp is suit­able for all abil­i­ties cov­er­ing age groups from un­der-sixes to un­der-14s, from be­gin­ner right through to club and county play­ers.

It is open to both mem­bers and non­mem­bers.

ASHRIDGE

Daily un­til Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 15 from 10am to 3.30pm.

Fam­ily Win­ter Trail at Ashridge Es­tate, Mon­u­ment Drive, Ashridge HP4 1LX.

Wrap up warm and fol­low the win­ter trail.

Learn more about how Ashridge wildlife spends the win­ter months and look for life among the leaves. Cost is 50p per child. Call 01442 851 227 or visit www.na­tion­al­trust.org. uk.

Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 to Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 from 10am to 3.30pm.

Lan­tern mak­ing at Ashridge Es­tate, Mon­u­ment Drive, Ashridge HP4 1LX.

Go along to make and dec­o­rate your own lan­tern to take home or bring to the es­tate’s can­dlelit walk on Fe­bru­ary 20. Cost £1 per child. Call 01442 851 227 or visit www.na­tion­al­trust.org. uk.

Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Can­dlelit Walk at Ashridge Es­tate, Mon­u­ment Drive, Ashridge HP4 1LX.

Fol­low the can­dlelit trail through the woods at night.

See the flood­lit trees and Swedish can­dles along the way.

Cost is £1 per child. No book­ing nec­es­sary.

Call 01442 851 227 or visit www.na­tion­al­trust.org. uk.

AYLES­BURY

Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14 to Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 22 from 11am to 4pm.

Knights and Princesses Week at Wad­des­don Manor HP18 0JH.

Lots of me­dieval fun through­out the week.

Can you dis­cover what is locked in the cave?

Com­plete the ex­pe­di­tion to claim your prize at the end.

Fancy dress strongly ad­vised. Cost £2. Book­ing not needed.

Call 01296 653 226 or email bookings. wad­des­don@na­tion­al­trust. org.uk.

Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14 from noon to 5pm. Valen­tines’ Day Cham­pagne Af­ter­noon Tea at Wad­des­don Manor, HP18 0JH.

Treat your loved one to a cham­pagne af­ter­noon tea in the Manor Restau­rant with pastries and dainty open sand­wiches.

Cost £25 (adult) and £8 (child).

Call 01296 653 226 or email bookings. wad­des­don@na­tion­al­trust. org.uk.

Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 to Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 from 10.30am to 3pm.

Fam­ily Cook­ery School at Wad­des­don Manor HP18 0JH.

Have fun cre­at­ing a se­lec­tion of good­ies with our team of chefs.

The course will in­clude lunch or af­ter­noon tea, all cook­ery in­gre­di­ents and a goody box to take home.

Suit­able for seven to 11-year-olds. Cost £20.

Call 01296 653 226 or email bookings. wad­des­don@na­tion­al­trust. org.uk.

Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 to Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm.

Won­der­cump Messy Half-Term Fun at Bucks County Mu­seum & Roald Dahl Chil­dren’s Gallery, Church Street HP20 2QP.

Dis­cover Roald Dahl’s glo­ri­ump­tious sto­ries and make your own fiz­zpopp­ping cre­ations to take home.

Mon­day – James’s Gi­ant In­sects; Tues­day – Mug­glewump Mon­keys (in­volves sewing); Wed­nes­day – Enor­mous Crocodile Pup­pets; Thurs­day – Matilda’s Bril­liant Book Bags; Fri­day – BFG Dream Bot­tles. Cost £3.

All chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult for all ac­tiv­i­ties.

Call 01296 331 44, email mu­seum@buckscounty mu­seum.org or visit www. buckscoun­ty­mu­seum.org.

BEA­CONS­FIELD

Ev­ery day dur­ing half term.

Join in the mad­ness and may­hem with the Odds Farm Park Crazy En­ter­tain­ers.

Sev­eral shows each day at the farm, off Wooburn Com­mon Road.

There are also baby kid goats to feed, an­i­mals to brush, egg col­lect­ing and other baby an­i­mals to meet.

Visit www.odd­s­farm. co.uk. Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14. Bekon­scot model vil­lage, in War­wick Road, reopens for the sea­son.

Visit www.bekon­scot.co. uk for prices. Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14. Bea­cons­field Young Cinema. Babe screen­ing at the Na­tional Film and Tele­vi­sion School, in Sta­tion Road, at 3pm

A tale about an un­prej­u­diced heart and how it changed a val­ley for­ever. Go along to the new youth screen­ings. Visit bycg.uk. Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 Pan­cake Party at St Michael and All An­gels Church, War­wick Road.

The Church of Eng­land churches come to­gether for a pan­cake party from 4pm to 5pm.

For pri­mary chil­dren and younger.

Call 01494 676 931 for more de­tails. Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 Sto­ries in the Af­ter­noon at Bea­cons­field Li­brary, Reynolds Road, Bea­cons­field HP9 2NJ, from 2.15pm to 2.45pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 0845 230 3232 or email lib-bea@buckscc.gov.uk.

CHE­SHAM

Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14 to Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 22.

£1 swim and ten­nis for ju­niors at Che­sham Moor Gym and Swim, Moor Road, Che­sham HP5 1SE.

Ju­niors up to the age of 16 can swim for just £1 each this half-term.

More than 40 hours of timetabled swim­ming takes place over the week.

The cen­tre is also of­fer­ing chil­dren ten­nis court hire for £1 per per­son through­out the week.

A ju­niors dou­bles game of ten­nis costs £4 or a sin­gles match costs £2.

Call 01494 776 975 or visit www.che­sham­moor fit­ness.org.uk/swim­ming.

Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 to Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 from 10am to 5pm.

Di Bur­nett Youth Theatre – Ki­dac­tors at The Old Drill Hall, Belling­don Road, Che­sham HP5 2HA.

Di, Kim and Elyot Bur­nett are run­ning their half-term one-day hol­i­day drama work­shops for seven to 12 year-olds.

The young­sters are given a theme and the day cul­mi­nates with a per­for­mance they have de­vised them­selves.

The cost is £35 a day or £30 for sub­se­quent days with a £5 dis­count for sib­lings.

Call 01494 773 917 or 07977 147 273, email teen­ac­tors@msn.com or visit www.dibutr­nett.com.

Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 to Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, from 10am to 3pm.

In­door half-term hol­i­day foot­ball with Wy­combe Wan­der­ers Sports & Ed­u­ca­tion Trust at Che­sham Gram­mar School, White Hill, Che­sham HP5 1BA.

Ses­sions in­clude warm-ups, skill ses­sions, skill games, com­pe­ti­tions and small-sided games with pro­fes­sional coach­ing from FA-qual­i­fied WWSET coaches.

All chil­dren who at­tend a full course will re­ceive a go­ing away gift.

Suit­able for boys and girls aged four to 11.

Cost is £75 for five days or £55 for three days.

Call 01494 455 734, email ed­ward.chem­lal@wwfc.com or visit www.wwset.co.uk.

Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 from noon to 5pm.

Great Pan­cake Party at Truly Scrump­tious, High Street, Che­sham, HP5 1DE.

The Car­diomy­opa­thy As­so­ci­a­tion is hold­ing a Great Pan­cake Party.

Staff from the char­ity will be cooking and serv­ing piles of pancakes with lemon and sugar or berries and yo­ghurt.

Visit www. car­diomy­opa­thy.org or call 0800 0181 024.

Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 from noon to 5pm.

Pan­cake Day with a Fair­trade Twist at Trinity Bap­tist Church, Red Lion Street, Che­sham HP5 1EZ.

Pancakes served with Fair­trade sugar.

Fair­trade tea and cof­fee avail­able. There will also be a Fair­trade stall with Traid­craft goods.

Cost is £1.50 for a pan­cake and drink or £2.50 for two pancakes and a drink.

Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 to Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Ahead Tu­ition Hol­i­day Ac­tiv­ity Camp at Che­sham Guide Hut, Lown­des Park, Bury Lane HP5 1HL.

Camp for chil­dren aged four to 11.

A range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing multi-sports, cooking and bak­ing, arts and crafts, team build­ing, ac­tive ed­u­ca­tion and more. Costs £25 per day.

ON THE BALL: (Above) Chil­dren can take part in a foot­ball course at Che­sham Gram­mar School; (left) Ahead Tu­ition will be run­ning multi-ac­tiv­ity camps in Che­sham again this half-term

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