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What's On this October Half Term

Published: Friday, 11 October 2019

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Take a look at what you can get up to this October Half Term.

Move and Play – Coventry Transport Museum, 11 July – 10 November

Explore an immersive world of games, challenges, and triumph in this must-see exhibition! From disco donuts to nostalgic tennis, thermal cameras to tightrope walking. Adventure through 19 different activities, unearth the impact of movement on your body and put your senses to the test. The UK debut of Move and Play! offers an unmissable experience for visitors of all abilities.

Heritage Storeys – Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 3 October – 3 November

Travel through time and experience the power of interactive storytelling through virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the 175 million year journey of the Herbert's ichthyosaur skull. Trace its route to Coventry from discovery in a quarry, back to this giant marine reptile swimming around Warwickshire's Jurassic seas. 

Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt – Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 12 October – 3 November

This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country. Families will be able to join the search for Wally to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry as part of Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.

Festival of the Dead – Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 19 October – 3 November

Join us to create some spooktacular crafts as part of our Festival of the Dead celebrations. We'll be making. Day of the Dead Windsocks, Sugar Skull Jars, Painted Festival Eye Masks and so much more! Designed for age 3+, but all are welcome. Take a look at the Herbert’s website for more information.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – The Albany Theatre, 22 October

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. This timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage!

Horrible Histories, Awful Egyptians & Terrible Tudors – The Belgrade Theatre, 23 – 26 October

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage!: Awful Egyptians and Terrible Tudors. Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!

Radiant Roman Lamps, Lunt Roman Fort 21 – 25 October

Give thanks to the Gods for another successful campaign, by making your own working Roman lamp! All materials are provided. Don't miss the Lunt’s final open days of the year! All materials are provided.

Halloween Makers Market – FarGo Village, 26 October

Welcome to Halloween Makers Market, back again for another spooky spectacular of creepy crafters! Join FarGo on Saturday 26th October for the best designers and artists around- but spooktacular! From chocolate workshops so you can create your very own treat, to decorations, themed goodies and more, the Halloween Makers Market brings some horror to your homemade!

Coventry Young Explorer’s Discovery Trail – Coventry City Centre

Pick up your free ‘Coventry Young Explorers’ trail from either the Coventry Tourist Information Centre (located inside the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum) or Coventry Cathedral and discover the answers to the 10 questions as you search some of our very special city centre attractions to win your exclusive badge!