Not sure how to keep children entertained during half term in this unpredictable weather? Rain or shine, come along to the exciting half term events at Maltings that will surely make you look forward to school holidays again!

theatre shows

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!
Sun 11 February, 2.30pm – tickets
Recommended ages 5+

Start the half term by joining the time-travelling magicians Morgan & West and their engaging show More Magic for Kids! Expect a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the children and adults. The 60 minute show is aimed at children 5 years+ but under 5s are welcomed too.

The Chit Chat Chalk Show, by The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre
Mon 12 February, 11.30am & 2.30pm (free bookable workshop at 1pm) – tickets
Recommended ages 3 – 8

Does your child enjoy dancing, acting and a spot of doodling while watching a live show? The Chit Chat Chalk Show will have your child entertained with all the above. The show follows Kiko on a magical chalky adventure where the children will dance, draw and giggle their way through from beginning to end! This show is charming, physical & packed with interaction for children aged 3-8 years & their families. Please come in clothes you don’t mind getting chalky! A 13:00 workshop is available for those who have booked tickets for either performance.

workshops

Unicorn Cupcake Decorating Workshop – tickets
Mon 12 February, 2pm (10.30am sold out)
Recommended ages 7+

Come and have fun decorating and making unicorn cupcakes, using fondant, colours and lots of sprinkles! All cakes and materials supplied.

Snapshots to Fab Shots Workshop – tickets
Tue 13 February, 10am
Recommended ages 11+

For young photographers – have fun with photography while learning about your camera’s menus and icons. Take a photo walk around the old Maltings building with resident photographer Angela Walker, discovering how to find different angles, improve composition and take exciting close-ups. Beginners are welcome. Bring your own camera.

Drama Workshop – tickets
Tue, 13 February, 10am
Recommended ages 7+

Join this creative and fun drama workshop with Theatre Sparks director Kevin Davey.  This drama workshop will allow your imagination and creativity to run free! Take part in exciting exercise and theatre games, learn how to improvise and create a scene plus work with a script and bring the words to life!   No experienced needed just bring energy, enthusiasm and a love of theatre!

Children’s Metallic Printing Workshop – tickets
Wed 14 February, 10am
Recommended ages 6+

Have fun creating metallic prints at this guided workshop. The foils work best on fabrics such as cottons. A range of materials will be supplied, but see what you have at home to up-cycle and transform. Bring in a couple of t-shirts to the workshop or even a tote bag.

Fascinating Photograms Workshop – tickets
Thu 15 February, 10am
Recommended ages 7+

A chance to make super shadow pictures or photograms in the Maltings’ darkroom.  You can use any object or shape, including flowers or leaves, to create your design, then magically turn it into a permanent image using traditional photo paper and chemicals – no camera required!  All materials are provided, and photograms can be decorated and taken home.

family film

#filmmaltings – Paddington 2
Wed 14 February, 11am & 3pm (8pm sold out) – tickets
Cert. PG.

There is something for everyone this Valentine’s Day! Bring you whole family to the screening of Paddington 2 on 14 February at the Maltings – the story continues the adventures of Paddington now settled in well in London. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in an antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it.

a date for your diary… Spark Festival 

Spark is the Maltings annual children and young people’s multi-arts festival bringing people together from across Waverley to enjoy, participate, watch and celebrate the arts.  Throughout the weekend we have an exciting programme of free workshops, pop up craft, exhibitions and performances for all the family to enjoy! Visit the webpage for more information.

Saturday 24 March: Free Creative Workshops 

Get dancing, improvising, making, crafting and just get creative in these fantastic free workshops. From drama to circus, to drumming to crafting to mosaic making – no previous experience required! A great chance to try something new, meet people and just have fun. Including a whole family workshop with Matthew Bourne’s resident dance company, New Adventures & RE: Bourne. Booking is essential for all workshops, please contact emma.jones@farnhammaltings.com.

Sunday 25 March: Live Performances

Spark: The Doodle Dance Show, 2pm – tickets

A magical journey of friendship and adventure. Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this playful, interactive story-show where you can create a world populated by crazy birds, dancing pirates, strange underwater creatures and more! We guarantee this is the most fun you can have with your family and a giant piece of paper! Suitable for children 3 years+.

Spark: Celebration Performance, 6pm – tickets

A celebratory showcase performed by children and young people from across Farnham and Waverley. Featuring dance, drama, music and film – the perfect finale to the Spark Festival weekend.

All events are on sale now. Please visit the what’s on page for more information and to book tickets. 

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