What’s On: February Half Term 2023

child on climbing wall

We’re fast approaching half term, so we’ve gathered a list of events and activities in Frome to help you keep your little (and not so little) ones occupied and entertained.

For more ideas of activities and local days out, you can also take a look at our Family Friendly page.

Paint your own pottery at Made at Nest

Made at Nest coffee and carIf you’re looking for something crafty to do with the kids but in your own time, then look no further than Made at Nest.

You can choose from a selection of over 70 different ceramic items to paint and enjoy a cuppa and piece of cake in the process.

Open Tuesday – Sunday.

Westway Cinema

Puss_in_Boots_The_Last_Wish_posterIf you need to get out of the house, but the weather isn’t looking good, then why not head to Frome’s fabulous independent Westway Cinema.

Next week you can catch family movies Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and Epic Tails for just a fraction of the price of other cinemas.

Frome Boulder Rooms

child on climbing wallFrome Boulder Rooms are running special sessions all week from 13th-19th February.

Climbing and Craft club for 6-8 year olds; coaching for juniors aged 9-11; and coaching for ages 12-15.  And kids don’t have to have all the fun – there are also family sessions running throughout the week.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Pirates & Mermaids Scavenger Hunt – 11th-19th

Scavenger hunt posterIf you’re in need of fresh air, why not head over to Palette and Pasture for their pirate and mermaid themed scavenger hunt (and maybe even an ice cream!)

Collect every item to earn your treasure.

Winter Wildlife Week at Longleat – 11th-19th

children skatingLongleat has a week of activities planned to add to your visit this half term.

Enjoy arts and crafts, live performances and even a mini skating rink in the Longhouse.

Children can also solve a series of riddles around the park to earn themselves a certificate and prize.

Football Camp – 13th

Close up for footballer's feet9-13 year olds can enjoy an afternoon of indoor football with FA qualified coaches as part of the Young People’s Sport and Physical Activity project in Frome.

Basketball Camp – 14th

basketball going through hoopIf football’s not their thing, 9-13 year olds can also take part in an afternoon of basketball with EBBA qualified coaches, also part of the Young People’s Sport and Physical Activity project in Frome.

Felt Hand Puppet Workshop – 14th

felt hand puppetIt wouldn’t be a proper school holiday in Frome without at least one workshop from local felt artist Bessie Bidder!

Join Bessie, and in two hours, turn some fluffy fibres into your very own hand puppet.

Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish – 14th

Dinosaurs and all that rubbish posterOne small step for man, one giant pile of rubbish left behind! Man’s dream to reach the stars leaves the world in ruins and disturbs the sleeping dinosaurs. Will they wake up and save planet Earth?

Roustabout present an imaginative adaptation of Michael Foreman’s environmental tale with dancing dinosaurs, fuelled by rock’n’roll.

For ages 3+

Playing with Plays – 15th

Illustration of kids with hands in the airTri.Art invites 7-12 year olds to discover how plays are created and learn drama techniques in a fun, safe environment.

Skills covered throughout the session include devising, exploring text, stage craft and acting.

Bird Box Building – 16th

bird box buildingJoin Frome’s Wild Bunch team to build a bird box for your garden suitable for tits or robins.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

Encanto Singalong – 16th

EncantoWarm up your vocal chords and singalong to all your favourite songs from Disney’s Encanto. Showing on the big screen at the Merlin Theatre.

For more information on events during half term and beyond visit our What’s On page.