Feb 15 2013 By Gazette reporters
Half term 2
LOOKING for things to keep yourself and the kids busy over the half-term holidays? The Gazette has compiled a list of the best events coming up next week in the borough and beyond ...
KIDS can enjoy a whole range of sports at the February Half Term Multi-Sports Camp at The Elms, Ruislip High School in Sidmouth Drive.
From Monday to Friday next week, kids aged four to 12 years old can choose to attend the camps for just one morning or an afternoon, a full day or the whole week and will be taught the basics of a range of sports in an action packed programme.
Sports covered will include football, tennis, cricket, rugby, athletics, basketball and netball, each day costs £19.80 and runs from 9.30am to 3pm.
Certificates are awarded daily. All of The Elms coaching staff are CRB checked and fully qualified.
For further details, or to make a booking call The Elms on 020 8954 8787 or visit www.elmsholidayschemes.co.uk.
On Monday, February 18, youngsters can enjoy the Incredible Crunch Holiday Fun Workshop at The Windmill Studio in Pembroke Road, Ruislip.
The active fun day includes lots of fun making crunchy creations, a scrummy lunch, party fun and a goody bag to take home. The holiday workshop is for boys and girls aged between four and eight years.
The day costs £25 per child and runs from 10am to 3pm. The cost is payable in advance, call 01895 624755, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thewindmillstudio.com for more.
Delve into your family history, and trace your relatives at a special workshop at Uxbridge Library.
Visitors will be shown how to use family tree subscription sites, Ancestry and Find My Past, which are free to use at Hillingdon's libraries.
Drop in to the library, in High Street, Uxbridge, on Monday, February 18, 2.30-4.30pm. There is no charge.
Hillingdon Play Association will be playing in the parks during half term from 11am 1pm.
The sessions are free and will take place come rain or shine on:
Wednesday, February 20 at Pinkwell Park, Carnarvon Drive, Hayes
Thursday, February 21 at Cranford Countryside Park, near to the play area.
Friday, February 22 at Yiewsley Recreational Ground in Falling Lane.
The Compass Theatre in Ickenham is holding a craft workshop for five to 11 year olds on Thursday, February 21 from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm.
The cost is £5 per child.
There will also be a song and dance workshop held on the same days, running parallel to the craft workshops.
Feed the birds of Minet Country Park, in Springfield Road, Hayes, on Thursday, February 21, 10.30am-12.30pm.
You will be given the chance to make your own bird feeders and nest material balls to help busy birds in your garden prepare for the spring.
To book your place, email Jennifer Gilbert of the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust at email@example.com, or call 07909 914962.
Go back in time and through on your vintage glad rags for an 80's retro family fundraiser at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, in Gatting Way, Uxbridge, on Saturday, February 23.
A cake sale, zumba sessions, a lucky dip, face and nail painting, and a raffle with fantastic prizes are amongst the attractions for young and old.
All proceeds will go towards a breast cancer charity.
Activities run between 10am-4pm.
All are welcome, and entry is free but donations are welcomed.
A LITTLE FURTHER ...
The Little Willows arts club in Pinner has a jam-packed programme of arty activities for little ones over half term, February 18-22
Monday (February 18): Tie-Dying, 2-4pm. For children aged six and over
Tuesday: Artsplash - 10.30am-12.30pm, or 1.30-3.30pm. Aged six and over
Wednesday: Giant Pom Poms and Flower Making, 10-12pm. Aged five and over
Thursday: Mother and Daughter Knitting, 10-12pm. Aged six and over
Friday: Make a Bookbag Friend, 10-12pm. Aged five and over
All workshops are £15 each, and include materials and a drink and snack.
Little Willows is at 9 High Street Pinner, HA5 5PJ.
To book a place or for more information, call 020 8868 8355, or visit www.little-willows.co.uk