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Holiday Boredom Relief Jodrell Style
Frankie the Sunda Gharial Crocodile at Chester Zoo
The county of Cheshire has thrown a lifeline to Yorkshire parents eager to relieve offspring boredom during the forthcoming February half-term holiday!

Science centre, Jodrell Bank, is one of several places offering rescue packages to fraught parents keen to find something new for their inquisitive kids to do.

The attraction, just 64 miles and a couple of hours drive from Leeds, has been named the UK nominee for World Heritage site status in 2019.

And in keeping with its prestige status as a place of science excellence, parents are being urged to ‘reach for the stars’ as the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre promises to answer searching questions like: What is dark matter?, and How can the visible appear invisible?

These and other puzzles will be posed at family-friendly Half Term Science Shows (10.30am, 11.30am and 3pm between 19-23 February). In the shadow of the giant Lovell Telescope near Holmes Chapel, younger children can also discover how planets sound, smell, look and feel at the Half Term: Under 5s Journey through the Solar System sessions.

Further details are available here.

As well as science here are some other ‘Cheshire Bests’ for youngsters:

Build a Den at Beeston Castle
Building a den in the woods at Beeston Castle, a medieval fort perched on a crag overlooking the Cheshire Plain, is one of the crafty highlights of a special half-term activity titled Nature Craft (10.30am-3.30pm, 19-23 February).

For more details please visit here.

Play with Words at Storyhouse
Chester’s new arts centre, Storyhouse, will host the WayWord Festival this half-term break (various times, 17-24 February), with a bumper pack of activities, including rhyme-time for tiny tots, beat-boxing, stand-up poetry, musical storytelling and more.

For further details please visit.

Puddle-Jumping at Chester Zoo
And rain won’t stop play at Chester Zoo, which has a waterproof Wet Weather Trail (10-25 February) to follow, from the Asian Forest to the Plant Project. Alternatively, kids who like to have a splash about can learn about Puddle Science (rainy days, 12-25 February), with the assistance of experts in white coats who will be on hand to help welly-wearing little ones rate the size, depth and splashability of different puddles before jumping in.

Further details are available on the Chester Zoo website.

Stuff a Scarecrow at Tatton Park
Kids can hunt down the 30-plus scarecrows located in the gardens of Tatton Park, a historic estate near Knutsford, and have a go at making their own during the Scarecrow Festival (17-25 February).

Further details are available here.

All of the above and a whole raft of other family activities can be found here on the Discover Cheshire website.

Holiday Boredom Relief Jodrell Style, 1st February 2018, 22:40 PM