Children enjoy some half-term fun

NDET 95170'Matthew (7) and Richard (4) Frost at Broomhill college's Potato craft day making potato prints.
NDET 95170'Matthew (7) and Richard (4) Frost at Broomhill college's Potato craft day making potato prints.

KIDS spent half-term getting crafty at activities organised across the area.

Erewash Museum has been hosting a week of discovery-based workshops with arts and crafts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and science experiments all day on Thursday.

NDET 95173'Isabelle Williamson aged 8 with her family emmie (11) and Owen (5) and mum Maria Williamson at Erewash Museum's half term craft event.

NDET 95173'Isabelle Williamson aged 8 with her family emmie (11) and Owen (5) and mum Maria Williamson at Erewash Museum's half term craft event.

Cllr Mike Wallis, lead member for culture and leisure, said: “Science and the whole world of discovery is such fun and so exciting for young people.

“I am delighted that our museum is providing a whole week of crafts on this theme and I am sure it will be extremely popular.”

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus also had a range of activities on offer to keep the kids amused with the Food Hub running potato week to mark the launch of the farm shop’s potato products.

The Food Hub sells seed potatoes, potato growing bags and planters, compost and feed and teaches people how to get started in growing their own.

NDET 95167'Elsie (5) and Cezanne (8) Smallwood-Miles planting potatos at the potato craft day at Broomhill College.

NDET 95167'Elsie (5) and Cezanne (8) Smallwood-Miles planting potatos at the potato craft day at Broomhill College.

Children enjoyed planting up potatoes and were given the chance to take their efforts home as well as getting arty with potato printing.

And on Wednesday children were given the chance to meet the mammals at the college’s animal centre.

Activities continue until the end of this week. For information call Erewash Museum on 0115 9071141 and The Food Hub on 01332 836631.

NDET 95171'Lydia Fox aged 7 with her brothers Matthew (4) and Elliott (7) fox and mum Lynne Fox at Erewash Museum's craft event.

NDET 95171'Lydia Fox aged 7 with her brothers Matthew (4) and Elliott (7) fox and mum Lynne Fox at Erewash Museum's craft event.