What’s on in Deal this February half-term for the family

Don’t let the wind and rain get in the way of enjoying this half term. There’s plenty going on in and around Deal. Here’s a taste of what’s on:

DOVER CASTLE: TIME TRAVELLERS GO…SECRETS AND SPIES Saturday 15 – 23 February

Dover Castle runs some great family days during school holidays and this half term it’s time for our children to become super sleuths, secret agents and investigators. The idea is to develop detective skills with hands-on training in disguise and cracking codes and clues. Only £1 entry to English Heritage members. Full admissions charges to non-members. www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/events/time-travellers-go-secrets-and-spies-dov-15-feb

SOUTH FORELAND LIGHTHOUSE TEA ROOMS AND CONSERVATION DAY Saturday 22 February
The delightful Mrs Knotts tea room is open at weekends during March and April between 11 am and 3 pm. A former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is now a vintage tea room with mix and match bone china tea cups, tempting cakes and fresh bakes. There is no admission charge to use the tea room (please note closed Sat 15th due to the strong winds).
On Saturday 22 February there is a special conservation day where you can find out how this Victorian lighthouse is cleaned and cared for during winter.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/south-foreland-lighthouse

SCAVENGER HUNT AND BEACH ADVENTURE AT SAMPHIRE HOE (a GREEN GANG EVENT) Sunday 16 February at 2 pm (suggested £2 donation)

A family event that involves an easy walk to the beach where you will then scavenge for wildlife treasures and have a chance to do the pebble challenge. Lasts an hour and a half. Dogs on leads are allowed. http://www.samphirehoe.com/uk/news-events/events/

DOVER MUSEUM  – FAMILY DAYS Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20th February (10.00 am – 3.30 pm; free entry on family days)

Dover Museum has a Rag Rug Making day on the Wednesday and a games day on the Thursday where the whole family can play with traditional games. Whilst visiting the Museum take the opportunity to visit the Bronze Age Boat – the world’s oldest known seagoing boat. http://www.dovermuseum.co.uk/Bronze-Age-Boat/Bronze-Age-Boat.aspx

VUE CINEMA WESTWOOD CROSS KIDS AM

Kids love a cinema visit and by going in the mornings during half-term you pay only £1.75 per ticket or £3 of a 3D film. There’s a good choice of films including Walking with Dinosaurs in 3D. http://www.myvue.com/offers-savings/kids-am

ASTOR THEATRE FAMILY SHOW BLAST OFF!! Saturday 22 Feb at 2.00pm

A family show about The Noisy Animals the biggest band in the world who blast off into outer space on a mission. Very lo-fi technological wizardry. Recommended for children aged 4 and over. Family tickets cost £22 for a family of four. http://theastor.org