Half-term treats for youngsters

HALF-TERM fun for Hartlepool’s youngsters promises to be craftily good.

There will be plenty to do for children and adults alike with a series of free activities lined up on four of the five days of the holiday next week.

Hartlepool Borough Council learning and access officer Jo-Anne Cole said: “It is going to be a fun week with plenty of events to engage people and help get them into crafts.

“It also gives children and adults the chance to work together.”

Jo-Anne is hoping this year’s fun will be just as successful as the 2010 events, pictured.

Half term highlights this year begin with a chance for children to make a wand on Monday, October 24, at the Museum of Hartlepool.

The wand-making sessions run from 10.15am-11am, 11.15am-noon, 1.15pm to 2pm, and 2.15pm-3pm.

Advance booking is necessary by contacting (01429) 523449.

A day later, the museum will encourage children to design and make a tote bag using fabric pens. This is a free drop-in session which runs from 1pm-3.30pm.

Then comes a chance for children to get messy on Wednesday, October 26.

A finger painting session for children aged under five will be held at the museum from 10.30am-11.30am. This is a drop-in session where youngsters can use their own patterns to paint.

The last in the half term sessions will be held at Hartlepool Art Gallery on Thursday, October 27, from 1pm-3.30pm.

It gives children a chance to make craft items with a Halloween theme.

Anyone wanting more information should email learningteam@hartlepool.gov.uk or telephone (01429) 523449.

There’s more fun in store at the Town Hall Theatre in Raby Road, Hartlepool, where the Lost Sock Princess is staged at 2.30pm.

The Puppet Lab production is a magical adventure for children aged three and over, and youngsters are being urged to bring along their own lost sock.

There’s a workshop from 2.30pm-2.45pm with the show from 3pm-3.50pm.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by contacting the box office on (01429) 890000.