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11 things to do this half term in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Fun for all the family throughout the school holidays

Things to do this May half term in Chester and Ellesmere Port

If you are looking for something to do with your family in the May half-term holiday, we have put together a list of activities suitable for all ages.

Spring Shopping Fair, Arley Hall, Northwich

The Arley Hall in Northwich

Simply Cheshire will be showcasing Cheshire’s most talented, independent designers, artists and producers who are either from or whose business is based within the county from those who are selling internationally to individuals just starting out.

When: May 22-23.

Cost: Adults £8 (£6 in advance), children over 12 £2.50 (£2.00 in advance), under 12’s free and VIP package £30.00 in advance only.

More info: www.simplycheshire.co.uk.

Bubble Zorb Football, Cheshire County Sports Club, Chester

A crazy new way to play football and helping to change and save lives in one of Africa poorest countries.

Bubble Zorb Football involves strapping yourself into a large bubble which covers the top of half of your body, allowing players to bounce and crash into each other as much as they like, all whilst remaining completely safe.

When: Saturday, May 23, 1.30-4.30pm.

Cost: £10 per player, with all funds going to Kick4Life.

More info: www.bubblezorbfootballuk.com.

Family Fun Day for Cameron, The Rake, Ellesmere Port

Fundraisers have been planned to help Ellesmere Port youngster Cameron Rowley, eight, who has cancer

Family Fun Day at The Rake (formerly Rake Hall) where there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, henna art, raffles and a disco. All proceeds will go to fund treatment for Cameron Rowley, eight, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer.

When: May 23, from noon-4pm.

Shark May-Hem, Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

Bamboo shark at the Blue Planet Aquarium

Celebrating the ocean’s ultimate predators with new shark trails, exhibitions and talks on site as well as a guest appearance by Finlay, the Sale Sharks mascot.

When: May 23-31.

Cost: Normal admission price.

More info: www.blueplanetaquarium.com.

Amazed by Science, Cheshire

One of Sumatran Tiger Cubs that can be seen at Chester Zoo

The Cheshire-wide festival focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths, in one of the most science rich areas of the UK. Includes a week of activities at Chester Zoo.

When: May 23-31

Cost: General admission prices may apply.

More info: www.amazedbyscience.co.uk.

Warriors at Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle, looking towards Chester

Visitors are invited to join the medieval townsfolk of Beeston to cheer on the warriors as they prepare for battle, practice their skills and compete in the final battle in the main arena.

When: May 24-25.

Cost: Adult £7.60, child (5-15 years) £4.60, concession £6.90 and family £19.80. Discounts available for members.

More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk.

Pirate Cruises, National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

The National Waterways Museum

Pirate Cruises running twice daily. Pirate themed canal boat trip with on board activities and prizes for the best dressed pirate.

When: May 26-30, 11am and 2pm.

Cost: £7.

More info: 0151 355 5017.

Open Air Cinema at the Neuromuscular Centre, Winsford

Afternoon outdoor screening of The Lego Movie plus entertainment for children and stands to buy burgers, hotdogs, popcorn and ice cream before watching the movie.

When: May 27.

Cost: Adults £7, children £4 (under 16) and family of four ticket £20.

More info: www.nmcentre.com.

Roman Treasure Chests, Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Make and decorate your own treasure chest and fill it with chocolate coins. Children’s activities are aimed at four-12 years unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: May 26, 2-4pm

Cost: Free.

More info: www.events.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk.

Make an Art Installation with Frances Disley, Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Work with artist Frances Disley to help create a temporary installation which will go on display in the museum’s entrance hall. Inspired by our collections, you will have the opportunity to create your own work using collage and print techniques.

When: May 27, 2-4pm

Cost: Free.

More info: www.events.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk.

Neston Players presents Enchanted April, Neston Civic Hall

Cheryl Barker playing Lotty and Gordon Wallis playing Mellersh in rehearsal for Neston Players' production of Enchanted April

Neston Players are putting on a production of Enchanted April, based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. Set in the 1920s, the play revolves around four women who for different reasons are at an unhappy points in life and embark on an expedition to transform their lives.

When: May 27-30.

Cost: £8 (£7 for concessions).

More info: www.ticketswirral.com.

If you know of any other events happening over half term tweet us @ChesterChron or @EPPioneer or post it on our Facebook page.

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