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Keep the children busy this half term with these super local events

PUBLISHED: 08:57 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:55 06 September 2013

Guinness World Record for most balloons popped with a pogo stick: The Totally Bonkers Science Show at Plymouth Pavilions

Guinness World Record for most balloons popped with a pogo stick: The Totally Bonkers Science Show at Plymouth Pavilions

Our hand-picked selection of February events includes something for everyone's children this half-term

Keep the children busy this half term with these super local events


Our hand-picked selection of February events includes something for everyone's children this half-term

2 February
Wembury Story Makers
Find out the stories that the children from Wembury school have been weaving with the help of story maker, sara Hurley.
2-4pm. Wembury Memorial Hall, PL9 0HY. Contact South Devon AONB 01803 861384.

2 February
Global Adventures
Join a professional storyteller for a fantastic voyage around the world on the Good ship of Tales for stories from far and wide. World culture-themed colouring and word activities also available. For 4 years plus. 1.30-2.15pm and 2.30-3.15pm. Free. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth. 01752 304774.

5 February
Guinness World Records totally bonkers science show
An entertaining and informative journey exploring the science behind the record attempts. How has the human body changed over time?How long can you stick someone to a wall and defy gravity? How do you measure the loudest audience?7pm. 14.50/12.50. Plymouth Pavilions. 0845 146 1460

15 & 22 February
Family Ghost Tour
Explore the Gun battery and its maze of spooky passages, hear tales of times gone by and beware of unexpected visitors.6pm, 7.30pm. 12/8 (includes hot drink). Tours last one hour. English Heritage Dartmouth Castle. english-heritage.org.uk/dartmouth16 FebruaryMosaics for a Landscape make beautiful mosaic tiles with artist, Jane stevens inspired by the Gordon baldwin: Objects for a Landscape exhibition. suitable for 6 years plus. 10.30am-12pm. Free. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth. Call 01752 304774 to book.

20 February
Frankenstein
Miracle Theatres adaptation of mary shelleys gothic novel is a futuristic musical comedy of love, revenge and short circuits. For children 7 plus.2.30pm, 7.30pm. 10/6. Exeter Phoenix. 01392 667080.

20 February
Interesting Insects
See specimens from the museums insect collection up close through a microscope and then create your own.10.30am-1pm. Free. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth.

23 February
On Safari
Make a jungle-themed gift bag to take home, inspired by objects on display in the natural world and world culture galleries. For 5-11 years. 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm sessions. Free. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth. Call 01752 304774 to book.

23 February
Under the Microscope
Discover the strange and wonderful creatures of the miniature world using the microscopes in a university lab. View bugs, pollen and ancient microfossils and bring along your own curiosities for experts to identify. 11am-1pm. 3/2. Under 5s free. Davy Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth. Booking essential online: plymouth.gov.uk/museumwildabout plymouth.

21-24 February
Madagascar Live
Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and the plotting penguins escape from their home at New Yorks Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Juliens Madagascar. Relive the animal escapades, brilliantly recreated in an arena production of lively storytelling, dance and music, including the hit song Move It, Move It.Various times. 20-50. Westpoint Arena, Exeter. 08444 999955. madlive.co.uk

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