FREE Half Term Activities and Events In and Around Oldham and Tameside

Half term already I hear your cry? It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago the kids were last off school.

There’s loads going on this February half term to keep the kids entertained in and around Oldham, Tameside and Greater Manchester. Best of all, this list below is all FREE actvities!

Active Treasure Trail and Elmer Crafts.

‘We have hidden some of our favourite active book characters around the library. Can you find them all?’
Get moving and have a go at copying their fun actions. You can also get crafty and create your own Elmer the Elephant! Pop into any of the Oldham libraries anytime this half term to take part. Free, drop in.
Monday 18th Feb – Friday 22nd Feb

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Space Modelling

Space Modelling, Create spacecrafts in a lunar landscape. No need to book, just come along on the day. Use your imagination to build, play and explore space with Oldham Play Action Group.

Saturday 16th Feb – 11am – 2pm at Denton Library, M34 2AP.

Holiday Fun At Gallery Oldham

Free family activities take place during all school holidays. Activities run from 1 – 4pm each day. Face painting and craft activities at each session.

Most suitable for ages 4–10 years.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for all family activities.

All holiday activities are FREE (face painting is additional for just £2). No need to book, just drop-in from 1–4pm

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th Feb. Gallery Oldham, OL1 1AL

The Boy In The Dress – Story and Craft Session

Dennis is an ordinary boy but he feels different. He creates a whole new persona and puts it to the ultimate test – can a boy wear a dress?
Have a go at designing a new football kit for Dennis’ football team or a fabulous new frock!
Ages 5+. Free, no booking required

Tuesday 19 Feb – Oldham Library, OL1 1AL – 1.30pm-3.00pm

Free Feb Half Term Activities

Free activities for families including sports and circus skills with Fullcircle NW. Everyone is welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 19th Feb – Dunwood Park, Shaw, Oldham, 11am-3pm

Friday 22nd Feb – High Crompton Park, Oldham, 11am-3pm

Hands On Science

Constellations Space Workshop for children aged 8+. In this workshop, investigate and indentify constellations. Children get to make their own star finder to take home too.

Tuesday 19th Feb – 9.30am – 10.30am at Dukinfield Library, SK16 4 DB.

Supertato! Half-Term Story and Craft Session

Oh my goodness, whatever can we do? There’s an evil pea on the loose! Try to calm your frayed nerves because, never fear, Supertato is here to save the day!
Come along to hear a Supertato story and make your very own Supertato.
Ages 5+. Free, no booking required.

Wednesday 20 Feb – 10.30am-12.00pm – Oldham Library

Boxing Taster Sessions

Get active with 0161 Community. Join in these fre boxing sessions, there’s no need to book! All ages are welcome to these fun and free family sessions.

Wednesday 20th Feb – 6pm at Chadderton Library and Wellbeing Centre, OL9 0JW

Thursday 21st Feb – 5.45pm at Fitton Hill Library, OL8 2QD

Meet Tommy Atkins: First World War Soldier

Have you ever wondered what a soldier wore, what he ate, how he lived, fought and died in the ‘Great War for Civilisation’?

Wednesday 20th Feb – 11am -3pm at Portland Basin, Ashton – Under – Lyne.

JellyTots Greenfield

Mums and Tots group that stays open during the school holidays. Unlimited breakfast buffet and selection of hot drinks. There’s a baby area, an area for ride on cars, huge carpeted area for soft play plus a large selection of toy. Each session is finished with songs and stories.

£3.50 for up to 3 children, 50p any extra children.

Thursdays9.30am – 11.30am – Boarshurst Band Club, OL3 7EW

Looking for more inspiration this half term? Check out some of our favourite local places to visit, the best bit…. more are free!
Why not wrap up, grab the bikes or scooter and head to the park?
Have you seen what’s going on at Cockfields Farm this Half term? Check out Hogfields at Cockfields.
For loads more ideas and inspiration, look here.