What’s On In Medway & Gravesham February Half Term 2022

It feels like Christmas has only just happened. Yet here we are, it’s February half term next week! I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for things to do in half term for kids in Gravesham and Medway. Some things were booked up in January (while my head was still trying to recover from Christmas and a million birthdays). However, all the things in this post still have availability at the time of writing!

Multiple Days

Dig Deep

“Dig Deep is a hands-on half term activity for budding archaeologists to experience the thrill of an underwater discovery (whilst keeping your feet firmly on dry land!). Mini-maritime adventurers can search our giant discovery pit for surprising treasures and ship artefacts that have been buried on the seabed. Your young explorer will be armed with a scoop and brush and encouraged to dig deep to undercover maritime finds beneath the sand.”

See what we thought of it here.

Where: The Historic Dockyard, Main Gate Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

Time: Hourly slots during opening hours (10am – 4pm)

Cost: Free with admission to the Dockyard (tickets start from £15.50 and are valid for 12 months)

Ages: All

Booking required: Yes, at the desk upon arrival

Booking/more info: https://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/dig-deep/

 

February Mini Youth Sports Camps

“Whether they’re into basketball, football, boxing or rounders, or fancy burning some energy at an inflatable pool party or with laser tag and nerf guns, there’s an opportunity for all!”

Where: Medway Park, Mill Road, ME7 1HF/Strood Sports Centre, ME2 3JG

Time: Various sessions available

Cost: From £10

Ages: 7-12

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.medway.gov.uk/sportscamps

 

Activity Trail

“Explore the woods following our self-led activity trail and see what you can discover about the park. All completed trails will receive a small prize.”

Where: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Kent, DA12 3HX

When: All week, from 10am – 4pm

Cost: £3

Ages: All

Booking required: Kind of. You can pre-book online or pick up a trail sheet at the park.

Booking/more info: https://bookings.kentcountryparks.co.uk/events.html#/kcp_event_list?category=trail&park=shorne%20woods

 

Swimming Crash Course

4 day crash course. “Daily swimming lessons build muscle memory and water confidence.”

Where: Gravesend

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: nwkent@angelasswimschool.co.uk

 

Soccer School

Where: St George’s School, Meadow Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7LS

When: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th February, 10am – 3pm

Cost: £20 per day

Ages: ?

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://form.jotform.com/FCAcademy/FebHalfTermSoccerSchool

 

Active Kids Holiday Club

“Enjoy arts and crafts whilst staying active with our fun sports games and team challenges”

Where: Riverview Infant School, Cimba Wood, Gravesend, DA12 4SD

When: Monday 14th – Friday 18th February, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Cost: From £23 per day

Ages: 5-12

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.zoneallsportsandcare.com/holiday-camps

 

Holiday Camp

“Lots of fun, prizes, football and competitions”

Where: Woodlands Sports Centre, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, ME7 2DU

When: Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th February, 10am – 3pm

Cost: £25 per day or £80 for the week

Ages: ?

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/902594983743349

 

Monday 14th February

Forest School

Where: Nurstead Woods, Off Nurstead Lane, Meopham

Time: 10am-12:30pm session and 12:30-3pm session

Cost: £15 for one session or £25 for both

Ages: 4-12

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.facebook.com/WildatHeartLearningKent/photos/a.103053588209380/454277866420282/

 

Fruity Valentine’s Wand Making

Bring your child along to decorate their own Valentine’s wand, filled with delicious heart shaped fruit.

Where: Jasper’s Community Cafe, Medway Adult Education Centre, Eastgate, ME1 1EW

Time: 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm or 1-2pm

Cost: £2 per child

Ages: ?

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.facebook.com/jasperscommunitycafe/posts/988583368736689

Tuesday 15th February

Story Time 

Reading of a story aimed at 3-8 year olds followed by a free activity. We love The Moat House Coffee Shop for their friendly staff, reasonably priced tasty food and toys for children to play with while you eat.

Where: The Moat House Coffee Shop, Crow Lane, Rochester, ME1 1RF

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Free

Ages: 3-8 year olds

Booking required: No

Booking/more info: https://www.facebook.com/TheMoatHouseCoffeeShop/photos/a.110366464681292/158205356564069/

 

Animal Encounters

“The sessions offers the opportunity to meet and handle reptiles and rodents including Lizards, Tortoise and Corn Snakes, led by animal enthusiast River Lismer.”

Where: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Kent, DA12 3HX

Time: Hourly slots available from 9:39am – 2:45pm

Cost: From £2

Ages: 4 years upwards

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://bookings.kentcountryparks.co.uk/events.html#/kcp_event_list

 

Shortbread Hearts Decorating

Bring your child along to decorate their own shortbread heart with lots of tasty sweets!

Where: Jasper’s Community Cafe, Medway Adult Education Centre, Eastgate, ME1 1EW

Time: 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm or 1-2pm

Cost: £2 per child

Ages: ?

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.facebook.com/jasperscommunitycafe/posts/989136068681419

 

Wednesday 16th February

Glow In The Dark Family Mile

“This will be a unique and exciting Mile, exploring the ancient woodland in the area, with glow sticks to help illuminate the way and add a touch more fun!” Wheelchair and pushchair friendly (depending on weather conditions).

Where: Lordswood Healthy Living Centre, Sultan Road, Chatham, ME5 8TJ

Time: 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All

Booking required: No

Booking/more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/5378863685461134/

 

Thursday 17th February

Charles Dickens Rochester For Kids Tour

” The walking tours are age-appropriate for age 8 and upwards (school year 4) and HIGHLY ENTERTAINING, with a quiz as we wander around the Rochester Charles Dickens knew as a child and used frequently in his novels and short stories. Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations and The Mystery of Edwin Drood all feature buildings and locations in Rochester, and we’ll be finding out about Rochester’s secret contribution to Christmas as we celebrate it today – and it’ll be a surprise for children adults alike! At the end of the walk, the winner of the quiz will receive a prize for paying attention!!”

Where: Starting from the main doors of Rochester Cathedral, The Precinct, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SX

Time: 11am – 1pm

Cost: From £12

Ages: 8 years and upwards

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rochesterhistoryguidedtours/t-xpjkzr

 

Saturday 19th February

Mallet Making Experience 

Come along and learn how to make your very own camping mallet using green timber from Shorne Woods Country Park. Includes a hot drink.

Where: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Kent, DA12 3HX

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Cost: £20

Ages: Tickets are for 1 adult and 1 child over 8 years

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://bookings.kentcountryparks.co.uk/events.html#/kcp_event_list?category=mallet&park=shorne

 

Clay Monster Workshop

“Make your very own monsters using clay, feathers, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. This fun, relaxing project allows kids to explore their imaginations and enjoy crafting a quirky character to suit their personality.”

Where: Hobbycraft, Strood Retail Park, Commercial Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 2AB

Time: 10-11am or 4-5pm

Cost: £5

Ages: I’d estimate 5 upwards

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://classbento.co.uk/kids-clay-monster-decoration-workshop-rochester

 

Sunday 20th February

Animal Encounters

“The sessions offers the opportunity to meet and handle reptiles and rodents including Lizards, Tortoise and Corn Snakes, led by animal enthusiast River Lismer.”

Where: Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne, Kent, DA12 3HX

Time: Hourly slots available from 9:39am – 2:45pm

Cost: From £2

Ages: 4 years upwards

Booking required: Yes

Booking/more info: https://bookings.kentcountryparks.co.uk/events.html#/kcp_event_list

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