Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February, 10am – 2pm

Calling all parents, grandparents, childminders and carers – FREE holiday activities are back at Blackburn Market.

It feels like we have barely got over the January hangover, with resolutions either cemented in as the norm or abandoned as a bad idea. The year is now really beginning to take off, routines re-established and all of a sudden, out of nowhere half term is around the corner!

Fear not, for Blackburn with Darwen Council has partnered with the award winning Crafty Vintage to present Let’s MAKE, an exciting and engaging programme of free holiday activities to entertain you and your family this February Half-Term.

The activities are designed to get young people involved in music, arts, kids crafts and be entertained by a variety of hand selected tutors, artists and performers. You will be able to grab a coffee and possibly even a sweet treat whilst you watch your little ones be creative, relax, learn, laugh, make friends and have fun. Once you have refueled, you are welcome to join in too – family time is all about making memories together after all!

Councillor Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “Our market are at the heart of the community and serve as a fantastic meeting place. I am pleased that we are able to provide free holiday activity for families this February. There is a wide range of stalls at the market too; you can support our traders by shopping whilst you are there.”

Laura Johnson, Crafty Vintage said: “I loved being involved in holiday activities in Darwen last year. It is very rewarding to see the joy on the faces of children when they achieve or create something new. In partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, we are expanding the programme to cover Blackburn Market too.

“Expect to see magic shows, face painting, craft activities, caricaturist, pottery making on a Potter’s wheel and a Story Mixing Station.

The programme will run from 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday at Blackburn Market.

Monday 18th February:

  • Lizi Pots (Potter’s Wheel)
  • Face Painting

Tuesday 19th February:

  • Story Mixing Station

Wednesday 20th February:

  • Bizzie Bee Crafting
  • Dub-ble Take Caricatures

Thursday 21st February:

  • Brian The Magician
  • Lou Face Painting

Friday 22nd February:

  • Bizzie Bee Crafting
  • Crafy Corner

Watch out for more information at Blackburn Market’s Facebook page.

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