February Half Term Activities

An eclectic mix for all budgets this half term to keep families amused and entertained.

The talented makers and performers at Taurus Crafts are set to put on a fabulous programme of activities to keep families amused and entertained during the February half-term holiday. With activities every day from Saturday 15th February until 23rd February there will be something for everyone to have a go at.

The eclectic mix of activities includes free performances by professional puppeteer Lullaby Leesa, Arnie Kazam’s magic show is back by popular demand after sell-out performances throughout 2019, as well as the phenomenon of FOD Rocks.  The founder of FOD Rocks, Amy Sampson, will be running the painting session so why not decorate a pebble or two and then hide them somewhere at Taurus Crafts or in the Forest of Dean for someone to find. For those who are looking to create keepsakes of their visit to take home, visitors can try a traditional craft experience with stone mason Carrie Horwood who will guide them through the process of using genuine mason tools in her half-hour Stone Carving activity.


February Half Term Activities

  • Customer Notice: Due to adverse weather, the soap making activity with Bubble And Fizz won’t be going ahead as planned tomorrow (21.02.20), we apologise for any disappointment that this may cause. 
  • We have added an additional jewellery making date with Balm Jewellery on Friday 21st February, so why not come along and make beaded jewellery and charm bracelets 

click here to download the flyer and activities timetables

Wizarding Wonders. Enjoy a fantastical magic show by Arnie Kazam, full of laughter, intrigue and wonder. £1 per child/£2 per adult (40min) All ages. 12.00-12.40 + 2.00-2.40.

Rocky Road. With Isabel’s Bakehouse make a delicious rocky road traybake to take home. £8 (30 min approx) All ages. 10.30-3.30.

Cupcake Decorating. With Isabel’s Bakehouse decorate delicious cupcakes. £8 for 4 cupcakes (40min approx) or £5 for 2 cupcakes (20min approx) All ages. 10.30-3.30.

Jewellery Making. With Balm make beaded jewellery and charm bracelets. £3 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.

Stone Carving. With Cat’s Eye Carving  learn to carve on a 4 inch square piece of limestone. £15 (30 min) Age 5+. 10.30-12.30 + 1.45-4.30.

Candle Dipping. Make a candle by dipping into different coloured wax to create a rainbow effect. £4 (15-20min approx) Age 6+. 11.00-3.00.

Creature Wings. Make angel or dragon wings using wire and material. £5 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.

King Arthur and the Snow Tiger. Watch a puppet show with Lullaby Leesa. Free or donations (40min approx) All ages. 10.30, 11.30, 2.00.

Make and Take. Throw a clay pot on a potter’s wheel and take away an un-fired pot. £10 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00- 1.00 + 2.00-4.00.

Chocolate Making. Make an exciting colourful chocolate with The Chocolate Bar. From £5 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-2.00.

Flower Bombs. Make your own eco-friendly wildflower seed bombs to help transform unloved spaces. £3 (20mins approx.) All ages. 11.00-4.30.

Petal Creations. Press flowers and other plants into clay to create coasters or fun decorations. From £4 (20min approx.) All ages. 11.00- 4.30.

Paint a Pot. Unleash your inner artist and paint a pottery item to take home the same day. From £6 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-1.00 + 2.00-4.00.

Woodland Faces. Create the face of a woodland spirit using air dry clay and decorate with materials found in the forest. From £4 (20mins approx.) All ages. 11.00-4.30.

Fod Rocks. Get creative with Amy Sampson in a range of activities including rock painting. From £1 (as long as you need) All ages. 2.30-5.00.

Bird Feeders. Create your own natural bird feeders. Caution: Peanut butter used. £3 (20min approx.) All ages. 11.00-4.30.

Soap making. – Due to adverse weather, the soap making activity with Bubble And Fizz won’t be going ahead as planned tomorrow (21.02.20), we apologise for any disappointment that this may cause. 

Squishy Keyrings. Customise your own squishy, choose from a range of items. From £4 (approx. 20min) All ages. 11.00-4.30.

Slime. Make your own surprise slime, jumbo slime or classic slime with glitter, polystyrene balls and more. From £4 (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.30.

Mini Dwellings. Build a mini den for fairies, dragons and unicorns to live in, using natural materials. From £4 (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-4.30.


“Our pottery painting activity will be running on both weekends during the school break and is now such an established part of the local scene that we are getting the second generation of makers ,coming along with their children, who enjoyed the activity themselves when they were young.”

With more activities added to programme frequently its well worth following our facebook page and checking for website updates.

February Half Term Activities