Get ready for a whirlwind of fun as Bradford Council’s venues gear up for a spectacular half-term extravaganza, promising a plethora of engaging events and activities for families across the district.

At the city’s museums, children are in for a treat with a diverse range of activities. From delving into captivating exhibitions to tapping into their creativity at inspirational den-building workshops, the options are limitless. Young ones can also embark on a Scouting Badge Seekers Trail, upcycle their old clothes, immerse themselves in an outdoor cosmic play sensory experience, revel in messy play, partake in construction challenges, and indulge in recycled materials craft sessions. The agenda is equally diverse, offering a chance to explore the Art of the Samurai, try their hand at Anime drawing, and unwind with relaxing Tai Chi sessions.

Notably, from February 10 to 24, Cliffe Castle Museum and Park in Keighley will participate in The Twitchers Museum Adventure. Organised by Kids In Museums and Walker Books, this national family trail celebrates the release of Feather, the latest book in the Twitcher Series by bestselling author M G Leonard. Families can pick up a free activity sheet to join in the adventure.

The National Science and Media Museum is set to captivate Oastler Market on February 14, taking science shows, astronauts, story-time, sandbox play, Lego building, and spacecraft excitement to the market. For more details, visit:

Bradford Council’s Markets Team has collaborated with the National Science and Media Museum for this special event, promising a day of wonder and discovery.

Libraries across the district are not to be left out, boasting an enticing lineup of events. From Valentine’s Day story-time and craft sessions to Pancake Day stories and songs, film screenings, dance workshops, table-top games, colouring activities, and sports-themed events, there’s something for everyone. Renowned author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst will also host stories and craft sessions based on her book We Are All Astronauts. The libraries will also feature Explore Learning Superhero Shapes Workshops and Explore Learning Maths Wizard Workshops. For more information, visit:

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “Teams across the council’s museums, libraries and markets have put together an excellent programme of events and activities to help children and their families to have fun during the February half-term holidays.”

For a comprehensive guide to half-term activities in Bradford Council Museums, visit: