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Things to book now for February half term 2019; There's plenty of activities for the whole family.

Byline: Elle May Rice

Half-term can be a difficult time for parents, with a house full of wild kids and nothing to do with them - especially in the colder weather.

Spending some quality time with your little ones while they're off school is always a treat, but what do you do?

We've taken a look at some of the events coming up thisFebruary half term, which runs from February 16 - 24, that are definitely worth booking in advance.

There's everything from discos and circus trips to storytelling and interactive experiences on this list so far:

Activity for All sports centre in Bootle has launched its very own inflatable theme park with 12 different attractions.

The theme park includes two inflatable assault courses, a gladiator duel, a giant helter skelter slide, bouncy castles, 15ft soccer darts, basketball shootout, beat the goalie, Nerf shooter and a tots area.

The theme park will be open for the whole of the February break meaning kids can have an active and productive half-term indoors.

Parents can relax in the bar area and enjoy a hot drink while the children burn off some of their energy.

Guests can pay for an hourly slot ([pounds sterling]8) or purchase an all-day wristband ([pounds sterling]15).

To book, call 0151 521 8099

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A 90-minute walk through production, theAlice Experiencetransforms St George's Hall to create a magical, colourful - and slightly mad - wonderland.

Get ready to tumble down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and meet the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat.

There will be a sing-a-long with the playing cards, a game of croquet and, of course, a tea party - just make sure you don't lose your head to the Queen of Hearts.

The interactive experience will get curious little minds twitching and is recommended for those aged three years and over.

The event runs from February 9 to 23, with tickets from [pounds sterling]6-[pounds sterling]12.

Tickets are available viaTicketQuarter.

Chester Zoorecently announced its 2019 calendar, which includes major plans for new habitats and visitor experiences this year - including the Lego: Big Cats exhibit.

The world's biggest felines -- from lions to tigers, cheetahs and leopards - are set to be spectacularly constructed from thousands of LEGO bricks.

The major exhibition will feature 12 life-sized big cats, joined by a host of other specially-created LEGO animals on public display for the first time.

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Families are invited to explore a trail through the zoo, marvel at the big cats display, have a go at creating their own animal models and join the Zoo Rangers to discover more about big cats.

The Lego: Big Cats exhibit runs from Wednesday, February 13 to Tuesday, April 30.

Tickets can be booked via theChester Zoo website.

If your little ones are obsessed with football, Activity for All has something for them too.

The camp, delivered on 3G pitches, is suitable for kids aged 4 to 11.

It is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm during the half-term.

To book, call 0151 521 8099

Enticing your video game-loving child away from their console can be difficult, but Whizzfit may have just come up with a solution.

Bringing the Fortnite phenomenon to life, Whizzfit is hosting a 90-minute live action event this February half-term.

The event, held at De La Salle Academy on February 17, will give participants big and small the chance to show off their skills with nerf guns and put their flossing to the test.

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The Fortnite-themed event is suitable for children aged five and upwards, while parents have the option of joining in, or putting their feet up while they watch.

Tickets start at [pounds sterling]15 each with a discount for groups of four.

To book go towww.whizzfit.comor call 0203 039 3739.

Tatton Park is hosting a Scarecrow Festival this February half-term, where families will get the chance to follow the scarecrow trail around the garden, and find their favourite one - there are 30 to choose from.

You can also join a special deer feeding trailer ride on certain days, where families can watch the daily deer feed and get up close with the hundred on deer on the Tatton estate.

Scarecrow Festival runs from Saturday, February 16 to Sunday, February 24, 10am - 4pm.

Normal admission fees apply.

Find out more via theNational Trust website.

Speke Hall is welcoming families to its Sleepy House Mouse Trail around the hall this half-term where there are plenty of secrets to discover.

There will be family-friendly activities, including storytelling and nature-inspired crafts available.

Outside, families can follow the interactive Giant Child of Hale trail or run about in the woodland play area.

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The hall is open for half-term fun from Saturday, February 16 to Sunday, March 3, 11am - 4pm.

Normal admission fees apply.

Find out more via theNational Trust website.

What's On

Direct from its Hong Kong appearance, Gandeys circus is heading to Liverpool with its Greatest Show tour.

The Greatest Showman-inspired production will head toAintree Racecoursethis February half term - and bring its fully-heated 1,500 seat big top with it.

Guests can expect to see performers high in the roof walking, dancing and riding a bike on a single silver thread.

They will also be treated to fearless performances from acrobats on a soaring rocket, and the 'rubber man' who can contort into incredible shapes.

The circus will be in Liverpool from February 15 to March 3.

For more information and tickets,

There's a family disco heading to the Baltic Triangle this half-term too courtesy of Our Kids Social.

Our Kids Social is bringing its unique family friendly events toConstellationsand even the adults will get to don their dancing shoes.

All guests have to do is grab a headset and boogie the day away.

With two channels of music to choose from, guests can listen to exactly what they like - kid's pop or adult guilty pleasures.

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The event is suitable for little ones four and over, though younger siblings are welcome.

The silent disco takes place at Constellations on Wednesday, February 20, from 10am to 11am.

Tickets start from [pounds sterling]4 and are available to book viaTicket Light.

Throughout half-term, Mattel Play will be putting on live shows with its resident characters Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder and The Fat Controller from Thomas and Friends.

Monday to Friday during half-term there will be special crafting activities.

Along with this, Mattel Play is set to host it's monthly autism-friendly session on the afternoon of February 20.

To find out more and book tickets visit theMattel Play website.



Things to book now for February half term

Credit: Activity For All

Activity for All has opened an inflatable theme park

Credit: James Maloney

The Alice Experience at St George's Hall,


Activity for All is hosting a soccer camp


Tatton Park is hosting a scarecrow festival

Credit: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Credit: Liverpool Echo

Gandeys Circus is heading to Liverpool

Credit: Our Kids Social

There is going to be a family silent disco at Constellations

Credit: Liverpool Echo

Mattel Play! Liverpool
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Date:Feb 3, 2019
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