School hol­i­days are fun

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

There’s just a week of school left be­fore the hol­i­days are here — and not just any hol­i­days. These ones are three times longer than all the oth­ers.

Te Manawa knows that not ev­ery­one goes away over sum­mer, so fam­i­lies will need a mu­seum hol­i­day pro­gramme that’s jam-packed with ac­tiv­i­ties, pro­grammes, and maybe a lit­tle learn­ing along the way.

The fun be­gins on Tues­day De­cem­ber 17. Vis­i­tors will be fa­mil­iar with Week­end Dis­cov­ery Time. The Learn­ing team has de­cided to make it an all-week­long thing, turn­ing it into Christ­mas Dis­cov­ery Time. From 10am to 3pm, vis­i­tors of all ages can join in with Christ­mas-themed ac­tiv­i­ties, up­stairs in the Wilkins Theatrette. Make cards for the fam­ily or dec­o­ra­tions for the tree . . . and it’s ru­moured that there might even be a bit of Christ­mas karaoke.

Wilkins theatrette is next to Santa’s Cave too, so if any­one needs a break or some in­spi­ra­tion, the man in red and all the won­der­ful dis­plays sur­round­ing him will be right there.

Christ­mas Dis­cov­ery Time runs un­til Fri­day De­cem­ber 21.

From Jan­uary 8, also a Tues­day, the Learn­ing team will be run­ning daily art, science or tech­nol­ogy ses­sions, where vis­i­tors can get hands on with pro­gram­mable ro­bots, or try a science ex­per­i­ment, or learn a new artis­tic tech­nique.

All of these ac­tiv­i­ties are free, suit­able for all ages, and re­quire no book­ing. Keep an eye on the Te Manawa Face­book page to learn more about what’s coming up.

There’s so much to do at Christ­mas Dis­cov­ery Time.

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