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Your guide to half-term activities in Havering

PUBLISHED: 16:30 28 May 2018

Fairlop Waters Open Day to celebrate the first anniversary of the rejuvenated boat house. Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside. Couldn't get names but they said yes to a photo for the paper, as they set off for a taster session in a kayak.

Fairlop Waters Open Day to celebrate the first anniversary of the rejuvenated boat house. Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside. Couldn't get names but they said yes to a photo for the paper, as they set off for a taster session in a kayak.

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What's happening in Redbridge this half-term?

Monday

TGI Film Night – Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford Circus stalls, performers and Trapeze demonstrations alongside face painting and lots of other fun! Finish the day with a showing of the film The Greatest Showman.

Opens at Midday (film showing at 2.30pm). Redbridge Drama Centre. All tickets £8.

Book tickets at redbridgedramacentre.co.uk or call: 020 8708 8800.

Slime Time – The Exchange, High Road, Ilford

Daily at 11am/ 12noon/ 1pm/ 2pm/ 3pm.

Graduate with a Bachelors of Slime at the Exchange Ilford Slime Workshops on Level 1.

Activities are FREE, however booking is essential.

Not suitable for children under 5.

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Call 020 8553 3000.

Tuesday

Mini Beast Trails and Crafts – Valentines Park, Cranbrook Road, Ilford

Hunt around the gardens in search of the weird and wonderful bugs that live amongst the plants, flowers and herbs growing in our gardens and make your very own little mini-beast finger puppets. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

From 11.30am to 1pm.

Suitable for 5 years plus.

£5 per child. Booking essential.

Call 020 8708 3141.

Angular Architecture – Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead Library, Wanstead

Pop on your hard hats as the children become architects. They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future.

Suitable for children aged 7-9 years. From 11.30am-12.30pm. Call: 020 8708 7400.

May Half Term Sports Camp - Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre, 181 Forest Rd, Fairlop

From Tuesday 29 May-Friday 1 June

Suitable for children aged 8-16 years. Your chance to gain RYA and BCU proficiency awards and gain RYA and BCU qualified experienced instructors. Enjoy Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking and much more!

From 8.45am-5pm daily Cost for the week: £120.

Booking essential.

Call: 020 8500 1468.

Wednesday

Tweet, Tweet – Valentines Park, Cranbrook Road, Ilford

Visit the aviary in the gardens and find out more about our colourful, feathered friends and a chance to make a little mobile house. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

From 11.30am to 1pm. Suitable for children aged 5 years and above. £5 per child. Booking essential. Call: 020 8708 3141.

Code your First Animation – Keith Axon Library, Chadwell Heath

Suitable for children aged 4-7 years. From 2pm-4pm. Call: 020 8708 0790.

Craft session - Make a Barge – Redbridge Central Library Heritage Centre, The River Roding, Ilford

Suitable for children aged 4-10 years. Come along and make your own boat and find out about the fascinating history of the river and these barges. From 2.30pm-3.30pm. Cost: Free. Booking essential. Call 020 8708 2414.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford

This production injects a bear-sized helping of music and mayhem into this classic fairytale making it “just right” for the entire family.

Show begins at 2:30pm.

Tickets: Adults - £15, Children - £10.

Booking essential.

Call: 020 8553 4466 or visit kmtheatre.co.uk.

Thursday

Piece of Cake – South Woodford Library & Gym, High Road, South Woodford

Suitable for children aged 9-11 years. Take a trip to the bakery as they learn to divide up their favourite treats to help the master their fractions and decimals.

How much cake will they get if they need to split it between the whole?

From Midday-1pm.

Book a place by calling 020 8708 9067.

Wii Gaming Fun, Gants Hill Library, Gants Hill

Free event playing your favourite games.

Suitable for 5 years and above.

From 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Booking essential.

Call: 020 8708 9274.

Introduction to BMX – Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Road, Ilford

This course is an induction to the basic techniques needed to ride the BMX track safely for children age 8 – 16 years old. From10am-1pm.

Call: 020 8500 9359.

Friday

Rapunzel - a family musical. The Broadway Theatre, The Broadway, Barking

Join Rapunzel on the eve of her birthday as the evil witch Horabella tries to capture her to ensure she gains eternal beauty. Britian’s Got Talent star George Sampson will be playing the role of the The Prince.

Performances at 11am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

A Family Ticket is for four people including at least one child for £64 (booking fee included).

Book online at barkingtheatre.com or call 020 8507 5607.

Saturday

Boxing Class – Redbridge BBC Clayhall Park, Ilford

Get the training and skills in the art of boxing For 11 plus years. Cost: £2. Contact Khumran by calling 07954 795064.

Sunday

Wheelchair Basketball – Jack Carter Centre, Cranbrook Rise, Ilford

Join the Frenford Falcons Wheelchair Basketball Club by learning the basics of this popular sport. For youth and non-league players, beginners welcome.

From 12noon to 1pm. £3 per session.

For ages 10 years and above.

Booking essential.

Call: 020 8518 0992.

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