Around the world in half term 


Young people in Bolton are being offered a round-the-world trip – from the comfort of the museum and library.

Bolton Museum and Library, in Le Mans Crescent, has organised a series of fun activities for half term, entitled Around the World in Seven Days.

Each day from Saturday, February 19 to Saturday, February 26 there will be free quizzes, storytelling, object handling and craft workshops based on a different continent of the world.

The quizzes will take place in the museum and children’s library all day, while storytelling takes place in the children’s library each day at 11.30am and object handling in the museum will be held between noon and 3pm.

Craft activities are available on a first come, first served basis at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in the museum’s learning studio – places must be booked on the day to avoid disappointment. Friday’s workshops will take place at 1pm and 2.30pm.

First on the agenda is Europe, on Saturday, February 19, followed by Egypt on Monday, February 21 and then the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and South America throughout the week.

North America is the final destination on Saturday, February 26 when visitors will get the chance to make their own snowy owl.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Adult and Community Services, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “The activities organised by the museum and library service are an excellent way of keeping young ones occupied throughout the half term holidays.

“They are fun, informative and free and sound perfect for my own grandchildren.”

To book the craft workshops on the day call into the museum.

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Karen Spibey
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Further details
Bolton Museum
01204 332211