It can be fairly simple to amuse the little ones during half term but what about the early teens. Let’s face it any older and they don’t want much to do with you anyway and can probably amuse themselves. Here’s 5 local to Leighton Buzzard ideas to kill a couple of hours at least:-
Waddesdon Manor New Zip Wire and Giant Colouring Doodle all ages
This February half-term the grounds will be open for fun family days out. Get creative in the Coach House as you help illustrator Scott Walker colour in giant Waddesdon inspired doodles during this drop-in activity (11am-3pm) and adventure in our Woodland Playground complete with a brand-new zip wire. Just the place to run around and burn off some energy before refuelling with a delicious hot lunch at the Stables Café. Grounds admission applies.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at MK Theatre For ages 7+ years
MK Theatre are showing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this half-term. This is the first tour of the new production. Featuring memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film as well as a host of new numbers, this sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses. Featuring the unique humour of Roald Dhal this is sure to have something for everyone of all ages.
Free Boxing for ages 12-19 years
Weekly from 5-6pm at Pages Park Pavilion. Supported by TACTIC staff, Sports Leader and Leighton Town Boxing Club, boxing is an excellent form of exercise teaching discipline, self-defence, stress relief and building confidence.Sessions are FREE, and places are limited, so don’t delay, book your place today on 01525 373838 or by emailing email@example.com. TACTIC also have a free gaming room.
Safari School for the Animal Crazy for ages 8 – 17 years
At Woburn Safari children aged 8 – 17 years old can join the education rangers on one of these monthly, weekend sessions of behind-the-scenes fun!
Find out what it is like to be a keeper at Woburn, and help the teams care for the 80+ species of endangered, exotic and native animals that live in the Park – AND get to see areas that the general public are not allowed to go! Places need to be booked and there is only one session per month.
Further afield London Anime and Gaming Con – all ages
It’s not local to Leighton Buzzard but worth a mention for scoring major ‘cool parent points’. There’s something for all the family and under 8s go free. From Lip sync battles, board games, cosplay masquerades, quizzes, gaming tables and of course plenty for the hardcore anime and manga fans too.