What's On

Find the Places

Meet the People

Culture Blog

Free half-term fun to enjoy in Plymouth city centre

This February half term, there’s lots of extra free activities to enjoy in Plymouth city centre so you can keep the kids entertained and browse the shops – it’s a win-win!

Free spring-themed craft workshops will take place on 19, 25 and 26 February. Children can make something beautiful to take home with them, with a huge choice including spring flowers, rabbits, lambs, butterflies and bees. All the materials are supplied and there’s no need to book.

For families who want to keep active, head along to the free dance workshops run by Rhythm City Dance, taking place outdoors on 26 February. There’s three sessions to choose from and you’ll leave having picked up some new moves.

The city centre will also be filled with music during half term. Real Steel Band will bring their feel good sound to Frankfort Gate on 26 February.

Local musicians will also be performing ocean-themed music at different city centre locations throughout the week, providing a soundtrack for your shopping.

Chief Executive of Plymouth City Centre Company Steve Hughes said: “There’s loads to do in the city centre during half term, so come in and enjoy a day out. With live music, craft activities and dance workshops there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained – and that’s on top of everything the area has to offer.

Browse the great range of independent shops, treat yourself to a meal at one of our amazing restaurants or make the most of the indoor entertainment options that are perfect for escaping the February weather, including the cinema, theatre, adventure golf, escape rooms and much more.”

Here’s the full timetable for the week’s activities:

Children’s craft workshops
Sat 19 Feb, 10.30am to 3.30pm, Armada Centre (ground floor)
Fri 25 Feb, 10.30am to 3.30pm, The Ground Coffee House
Sat 26 Feb, 10.30am to 3.30pm, Moments Café, (upstairs)

Real Steel Band performance
Sat 26 Feb, 1pm, Frankfort Gate

Rhythm City Dance – dance workshops
Sat 26 Feb, 11am, Frankfort Gate
Sat 26 Feb, 12.30pm, Place de Brest
Sat 26 Feb, 2pm, Place de Brest

Ocean-themed music by local musicians
Mon 21 Feb, 11am to 1pm, Outside Coffee Time
Mon 21 Feb, 2pm to 4pm, Outside the Armada Centre
Wed 23 Feb, 11am to 1pm, Outside the Armada Centre
Wed 23 Feb, 2pm to 4pm, Frankfort Gate
Fri 25 Feb, 11am to 1pm, Outside Power Plant Café,
Fri 25 Feb, 2pm to 4pm, Outside The Ground Coffee House

These activities have been funded by the Welcome Back Fund, part funded by the ERDF and HM Government.

For more information, please see visitplymouth.co.uk

read more...

Untitled design (12)
A captivating and vibrant selection of modern artworks by artists Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt and EJ Hauser are now available to view at the KARST gallery in Millbay, Plymouth
Untitled design (4)
What opportunities are out there for individuals and communities to experience the magic of music production in 2024 and where can you see it in action?
Untitled design (1)
Plymouth writer Laura Horton and designer Natasha Jenkins will be holding crochet workshops on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June, inviting participants to drop in and contribute.
Untitled design (16)
There are just 2 weeks left to enter The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2024, the UK’s most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing.

Could you help Made in Plymouth?

Do you want to shout about the brilliant things you see in Plymouth?

Made in Plymouth wants you to share your stories.

We’re looking for paid Freelance Writers and Content Creators to contribute ideas and content to our platforms!