Half Term Bradford Museums


Join us for an exciting February half term in Bradford! The city's museums have a range of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Kids can unleash their creativity in the inspiration den building workshop, upcycle their old clothes, embark on a cosmic play sensory experience, and enjoy messy play. Don't forget to explore the fascinating exhibitions and collections, and visit the gift shop for a souvenir. Head to Bradford Museums this half term for a week of creativity, learning, and fun for the whole family!


Tuesday 13 February - 11am - 12.30pm & 1,30pm - 3pm

Scout Den Building : Come and learn how to build a Scout Den in the Museum. Using natural materials and lots of imagination you can create your own Den for your friends and family. Free. Drop in. All ages including Early Years.

Tuesday 13 February - 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1,30pm - 3.30pm

Rebelling against The Fast Fashion Machine : Upcycle a new outfit! Adult and child workshop. Suitable for children over 10 with 1:1 adult supervision. Bring a piece of your old clothing which needs a revamp and upcycle with buttons, fabric paints, embellishing etc. We will be using sewing machines, irons and needles. Please e-mail to book a place (16 available); Alison.brophy@bradford.gov.uk

Tuesday 13 February -11am -12.30pm & 1.30- 3pm

Join us for some construction challenges and a recycled materials craft designed by pupils at Fagley Primary School. Drop in, all ages.

All week : Scouting Badge Seekers Trail

Explore the Museum and find the Scout badges on display. Find out more about being a Scout and how their badges link in with some of the amazing exhibits in the museum! Suitable for all the family. Free.


Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 February - 11am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3pm

The Art of The Samurai : Come and see Samurai costumes and swords and learn about the myths and legends of ancient Japan in our fantastic new exhibition! Have a go at Anime drawing with a real Anime artist. Learn tips and techniques to get the best out of your drawings. Or take part in relaxing Tai Chi with all the family. Drop in, suitable for all ages.


Wednesday 14 FebruarySaturday 17 February - 10-11.30am Sessions for under 5’s! 12- 3pm Families drop in

Playbox at Bolling Hall : We will doing everything “outdoorsy” in our outdoor playbox. Come and launch a rocket, build a den or make a bug house! Dress warmly and ready to get messy! Childminders please book by e-mailing miroslava.zarkov@bradford.gov.uk

Wednesday 14 February : Day for Cosmic Play

Thursday 15 February : Imagine, build and create (den building)

Friday 16 February: Messy play (mud kitchens, planting)

Saturday 17 February: Traditional Sports and Games

*** CARTWRIGHT HALL : Please note Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is closed during the February Half Term for essential maintenance.***

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February Half Term Activities at Bradford Museums

Type:Half Term Event

Bradford Industrial Museum, Bolling Hall Museum, Cliffe Castle Museum

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Cliffe Castle Exterior © Phil JacksonCliffe Castle Museum and Park, KeighleyA former mansion built 1875 - 1882, now the local museum in a park.

People looking at stained glass windowsBolling Hall, BradfordA primarily 17th century mansion house, containing period furnished rooms as well as temporary exhibition space.

Exterior of an old mill buildingBradford Industrial Museum, BradfordBradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.

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