Puppet playtime this Stevenage half term

03 Feb 2017

Take a trip to the puppet theatre this February half term as Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres and museum raise the curtain on a range of activities for young people to enjoy.

Activities at our play centres in Pin Green, Bandley Hill and St Nicholas include puppet making, rickshaw racing, and rocket building and launching. Stevenage residents who are aged five to 14 are welcome at the play centres, which open from 9am till 12.30pm and from 1.30pm till 5pm on Monday 13 to Friday 17 February.

Puppet playtime comes to Stevenage Museum from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 February. Take a seat at the toy theatre on Wednesday, discover the art of shadow puppets on Thursday and have a natter with a talking puppet on Friday morning. Sessions take place between 11am and 12pm, and 2pm till 3pm at a cost of £3 per child. There is no charge for concessions and everyone is free to attend the paper puppets drop-in session on Friday afternoon.

A Nest Box Event will take place at St Nicholas Park on Wednesday 15 February from 11am till 3pm and nature enthusiasts will be able to make bird feeders, badges and other crafts. Making a nest box to take home costs £3 and face painting is £2. You can pre-book by calling 01438 218800. 

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “Half-term in Stevenage is always packed full of fun ways for young people to get out and about, try new things and be entertained. Our play centres and Museum are pulling the strings this half term with a number of puppet-themed activities, while those with a nose for nature can enjoy a nest box event at St Nicholas Park.”

For more information on what is on at the council’s play centres, visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/play. For more information on what is on at Stevenage Museum contact 01438 218881 or email museum@stevenagegov.uk. For more information on what is on in Stevenage’s parks, contact ParksandAmenities@stevenage.gov.uk