February Half Term Fun!!


Family Learning Activity – Repainting Tower Bridge

16th February • 10:30-16:00

Suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 6-10
No advance booking required, activity Inclusive with ticket entry, visit www.towerbridge.org.uk for further details

Did you know that Tower Bridge hasn’t always been painted it’s iconic red, white and blue, it used to be painted brown? Find out when and why the colour was changed and create your own picture of Tower Bridge in the colours you would choose at our next family activity event. All participating families will receive a Family Activities Pass, entitling you to free entry to Tower Bridge on any Family Activities Day in the next six months.

Become a Half Term Hunter at Leeds Castle

Become a first-class junior hunter this half term on the grounds of Leeds Castle in Kent.
From 16th to 24th February, families can throw on their wellies and thinking caps as they venture through the Leeds Castle estate on a special hunters trail.

With an exciting activity booklet on-hand to help guide you through the grounds, hunt for the special clues and hints in order to complete the challenge. Those who complete the adventure will be rewarded with a chocolate prize at the end.

Once you have completed the trail, be sure to explore the Falconry Centre and let off some steam in the yew-tree maze and grotto, before settling down to re-energise in the oak-beamed Castle View Restaurant.

Celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2019, “the loveliest Castle in the world” has a full packed programme of events, activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy in 2019. Open all-year-round excluding Christmas Day, admission tickets to Leeds Castle provide unlimited access for 12 months from the date of purchase, meaning you can also enjoy many of the Castle’s popular events at no extra cost. Some of these events include the annual Grand Medieval Joust, Motors by the Moat, and the exclusive Carnival of History in July, held in celebration of the milestone anniversary.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Leeds Castle again and again with your annual ticket from exploring the maze and formal gardens, to watching the free-flying falconry displays and punting on the moat.

From April 2019, be sure to also check out the brand NEW Adventure Golf, modelled on the Castle and its attractions, and the NEW Knight’s Stronghold, a new thrilling adventure playground.

A valid admission ticket to Leeds Castle is required. There is an additional fee of £1 for the Half Term Hunter trail. Family admission tickets cost £74 for 1 adult and up to 5 children or 2 adults and up to 4 children. Tickets are also available to purchase separately. Book online for advance discounts at: www.leeds-castle.com

Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 within easy reach of London. Grounds open at 10am daily and the castle is open from 10.30am. Last admission is 3pm and gates close at 5pm.

For further press information and images please contact Gemma Wright, Senior PR & Filming Officer, Leeds Castle on Telephone 01622 767866 or via email [email protected]

A Musical with Bite

Following on from Brookside Theatre’s critically-acclaimed festive production of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol in December, the award-winning theatre team invite you to stop in and see the amazing new plant Audrey II as they present the hit cult musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS this February.

Fuelled by Faust and fertiliser, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical sci-fi spoof.

In this gleefully gruesome musical, based on the 1960 Roger Corman cult classic, Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant. His attempts to satisfy the growing plant’s demand for more, more, more are accompanied by a great score of witty parodies of 60s music.

Between bites, the carnivorous Audrey II, named after Seymour’s secret love, brings the house down singing rhythm and blues à la Otis Redding and James Brown.

The Broadway smash hit was turned into a motion picture in 1986 starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Green, and Steve Martin and the show’s music was written by Oscar winning composer Alan Menken and includes several well-known tunes such as “Suddenly Seymour,” “Somewhere That’s Green” and the title song.

The production is directed and designed by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Jai Sepple. “Our Little Shop of Horrors will be a gory, scary, glitter and sequins treat for all the family. The theatre’s intimate auditorium will be sure to provide a brilliant arena for a musical spectacular this February, drawing the audience right into the middle of the classic cult story.”

The cast is led by talented local actors Sam Towler as Seymour and Libby Richardson as Audrey and they are joined by Steve Probert as Mr Mushnik, Chris Ribbing as Orin and Neesha Robinson, Koreen Samuel & Simone Elesha as The Urchins. The line-up is completed by a massively impressive Audrey II puppet who is sure to take centre stage and steal the show!

So feed your need for musical hilarity this February with this delicious gem, but whatever you do… DON’T FEED THE PLANTS!


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