February Half-Term 2019

Looking for fun stuff to do with the kids for February half-term 2019?

Calling all (mini) engineers, inventors and daydreamers! We’re challenging kids to get their thinking caps on, while making and creating, with a February half-term bursting with activities all week long.

From arts and craft workshops and storytelling, to live performances and meeting people from the past, there’s loads of family friendly activities to get involved with.

    • Event
    • From 18 Feb 2019 onwards
    • 10:00

    New Mail Rail Family Trail

    Launching just in time for half-term, a brand-new family trail is now available to pick up at The Postal Museum, taking wannabe engineers around the Mail Rail exhibition.

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    • Event
    • 18 February 2019
    • 11:00

    Create a busy engineers toolbox with an illustrator

    Little engineers are invited to come and make their very own Mail Rail toolbox with kids’ story book illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.

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    • Event
    • 19 February 2019
    • 11:00

    Build your own Air Mail glider plane

    Make and decorate your own mini-model glider plane at this drop-in arts and crafts session.

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    • Event
    • 20 February 2019
    • 11:00

    In a spin: Arty painting workshop

    Give spin painting a whirl and make beautiful paint patterns in this arts and crafts workshop.

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    • Event
    • 21 February 2019
    • 11:00

    Mail Movers: Design and craft

    Discover wacky and unusual vehicles used to transport the post – then design your own ultimate delivery vehicle in this fun design and craft session with artist Susie Foster.

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    • Event
    • 22 February 2019
    • 11:00

    Victorian Thinking Cap: Top Hat making

    Victorians were renowned for their outside-the-box inventions. Inspired by their fancy attire, make your own Victorian Top Hat ‘thinking cap’ in this drop-in crafts session.

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    • Event
    • 23 February 2019
    • 10:00

    Gallery Performance: Inventor meet and greet

    Meet the renowned Rowland Hill – the man whose idea of the Penny Black stamp changed communication all over the world.

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    • Event
    • 24 February 2019
    • 11:30

    Storytelling Sunday: Mail Coach journey

    In this interactive session, journey on board an imaginary Mail Coach. Adventurers will meet all sorts of characters and travel through the countryside before arriving in 18th century London town.

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