Half-term activities keep boredom at bay

The week includes Paint and Glaze sessions like this one, pictured in 2014
The week includes Paint and Glaze sessions like this one, pictured in 2014

Creative youngsters can enjoy a packed programme of half-term holiday fun at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

The programme launches on Friday, February 12 with a Valentine’s-themed Love Heart Hunt, which runs throughout the holiday week.

Youngsters can search for the love hearts hidden throughout the Little Elborow Street venue, with one successful hunter winning a prize.

On Tuesday, February 16, a free Kawaii Balloons workshop runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The drop-in session celebrates the Art Gallery’s new exhibition, ‘Kawaii - Crafting the Japanese Culture of Cute’, and gives youngsters the chance to make cute creations from balloons.

A Masks and Bags workshop on Wednesday, February 17 also takes inspiration from kawaii. The free drop-in session runs from 2pm to 4pm and children can make a bag or mask to take home.

Youngsters can step back in time on Thursday, February 18 at a free Revive the Romans workshop, making a Roman headdress before exploring the Museum’s Roman costume box.

Children can also turn archaeologist and piece together a pottery-inspired jigsaw at the drop-in session, which runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The S programmes closes with Paint and Glaze sessions on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20.

Youngsters can paint plates, cups and more at the sessions, which run from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Prices start from £8.

Cllr Heather Timms, the borough councillor responsible for culture, said: “The programme offers a wide range of activities to inspire young, creative minds during the half-term holiday.

“It also offers a perfect opportunity to explore what else Rugby Art Gallery and Museum has to offer, including the new exhibition, Kawaii - Crafting the Japanese Culture of Cute.”

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all activities.

For more information about events and exhibitions at Rugby Art Gallery
and Museum, visit www.ragm.co.uk