Be at one with nature in Stevenage this half term

05 Feb 2016

Nature-themed activities are on the agenda this February half term as Stevenage Borough Council puts on a range of exciting activities for young people to take part in.

Activities at our play centres in Pin Green, Bandley Hill and St Nicholas include creating bug homes, making bottle bird feeders and a scavenger hunt. 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 15 to Friday 19 February.

A Nest Box Event will take place at Hampson Park on Wednesday 17 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 £1. You can pre-book by calling 01438 218800. 

Stevenage Museum is hosting a range of mythical activities from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 February. On Wednesday a Pixie Doors event will take place, an air of mystery will descend on the Museum on Thursday with Secret Gardens, and on Friday morning Pesky Pixies and Fairy Folk are in town. Sessions take place between 11am and 12pm, and 2pm till 3pm at a cost of £2 per child. There is no charge for concessions and everyone is free to attend the arts and crafts drop-in session on Friday afternoon.

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “This half-term in Stevenage is packed full of fun ways for young people to get out and about and stay entertained. Whether they’re interested in nature or just want to play games, our play centres, parks and Museum have got a range of exciting activities on offer.”

For more information on what is on at the council’s play centres, visit For more information on what is on at Stevenage Museum contact 01438 218881 or email For more information on what is on in Stevenage’s parks, contact