We know what you’re thinking… It can’t be half term coming up already can it? Worry not as true to form, Farnham Maltings has a jam-packed half-term programme full of craft activities, adventure films and a high octane, family-friendly rave to kick the whole week off.

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave camp bestival big fish little fish
Sat 11 February, 2pm – 4pm
£12 (Adults), £8 (Children), pre-walkers free
Sold Out

Back again, after their previous two sell out shows, the Big Fish Little Fish crew present their award-winning, critically acclaimed family rave to Farnham. This year, they are teaming up with popular family festival Camp Bestival to bring their brand new 2017 theme, Pop Stars & Rock Stars.

The whole family can indulge in some proper rock excess fantasies with the Camp Bestival Pop Stars & Rock Stars Photo Booth at each event. Get creative with a panoply of props and pose to your heart’s content. And that’s not all, if you Tweet, Facebook or Instagram your photo booth snaps with the hashtag #CB17ontour and #BFLF you could win one of three Camp Bestival 2017 family tickets up for grabs!

DJs Baker & Beale will play rave classics and up for it party music with club visuals. The Captain Cookie craft area has themed crafting, mural and playdoh to help entertain and there will be a separate baby chillout and toddler play area to take a rest from the rave action. Tickets are selling fast, so get booking now!

film maltings: Pete’s Dragon
Wed 15 February; 11am, 2pm & 6pm
Book tickets

“endearing boy-meets-monster tale…” ★★★★ The Guardian

The chosen film of half term week is the heart-warming family adventure, Pete’s Dragon. This Disney remake of the 1977 original, sees orphaned jungle resident Pete be rescued by “puppy-like” dragon Elliot. After five years of living together in harmony, their home is threatened by the growing lumber industry and the worst of the oncoming community. Don’t forget, you can now order a delicious homemade pizza for just £8.50 at the Riverside Café ahead of the 6pm film screening!

workshops 

Have fun creating your stationery using the ancient Japanese printing technique of
Suminagashi to produce exciting marbling effects. For ages 7+.

 

Learn to play drums and rhythms from across Africa and then join

the Big Top in a fabulous circus skills workshop, learning to use diabolo, juggling scarves
and spinning plates and more. For ages 7–13.

 

Customise your very own tote bag with your own design using different fabrics, buttons
and other decorations. There will be some sewing or if you prefer – sticking! Materials
included. For ages 8–14.

 

A full day of dancing with Matthew Bourne’s dancers, learning choreography
from the brand new show, The Red Shoes. For ages 11–18.To book contact Rachel at: rachel@thedancemovement.co.uk

 

Help create the logo for this year’s SPARK Youth Arts Festival to celebrate
its 10th anniversary. Join professional artist Marios Panteli and use graffiti, paint and illustration to create a huge mural that will hang outside the Maltings throughout
March. Here’s what they made last year. For ages 7–16.

Join the team at the Museum of Farnham for a fun-filled session, celebrating arts and crafts from around the world. Drop in any time during 10.30am–12.30am & 1.30pm–3.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 3–7.

 

also coming up this season…spark 2017 artwork

Spark 2017
Fri 24 – Sun 26 March 2017 

Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, Spark Youth Arts Festival returns in March for a weekend of creativity and participatory engagement. The jam-packed weekend includes an Art Exhibition on the Friday, a Dance-a-thon and free creative workshops on the Saturday, and a spectacular Mothers Day finale of more workshops and performances on the Sunday. For more information, please visit the individual event pages on our festival page.

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