School holidays can be tough when you work full-time. Thankfully the Winchester Science Centre has a holiday program that can keep the kids entertained for the holidays, with their February Half Term Holiday Club running from Monday February 12th till Friday February 16th.
You can book your kids in for the full week (£165) or just choose a couple of day sessions (£35 per day). Check out the full program for an idea of what to expect.
Monday February 12th - Our Atmosphere Kids will learn all about our atmosphere, the air we breathe, and how things like air pressure, the water cycle and vacuums work. Kids will watch Secret World or Gases and take part in various crafts and science experiments.
Tuesday February 13th - Under Pressure
Day two follows a similar theme and is all about air pressure. Kids will make mini air cannons and a mini hovercraft, as well as learning how air pressure helps us travel the world.
Wednesday February 14th - Bubbles & Balloons Experimenting with bubbles and balloons, kids will learn all about surface tension and why humans can't walk on water. They'll craft a model water molecule and even make an unpoppable balloon. There are some fun activities and experiments that they'll be able to replicate at home.
Thursday February 15th - Changing States Kids witness changing states when the kettle boils or they make ice in the freezer, but now they'll be able to really understand what happens. They'll learn more about the three states or matter, and how different materials make good insulation. Craft activities include growing epsom salt crystals, making a hot air balloon, and even making popcorn.
Friday February 16th - Fizz, Pop, Bang The final day of the holiday program involves kids having fun experimenting in the chemistry lab. This is a day jam-packed full of experiments with loud or fizzy results.
There is also a breakfast and afternoon club for parents who require childcare for longer hours. These run from 8am till 9am and from 4pm till 6pm. The regular holiday club runs from 9am till 4pm. Signing up for either the breakfast or the afternoon club is an extra cost. You can also purchase lunch for your children in advance, but kids are welcome to bring their own lunch along for the day.