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Half Term Holiday Activities - 09/10/2007 11:50:44

October 2007


Half Term Workshops at the Merlin Theatre
Tel:01373 465949
Monday 22nd October

10am to 4pm, �20

9 to 13 year olds

Mixing up the Musicals

with Louise Barrett of Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre

A day of musical theatre dance with a contemporary and creative twist...  Come and spend the day with a choreographer learning steps from the big shows. Boys and girls who love musicals and want to learn the basics will be introduced to performance techniques in musical theatre combined with fun dance tasks that help you develop your own choreography - with your own style!  Learn what its like to be part of a west end show!
Parents are invited to watch a performance at


Tuesday 23rd October

10am to 4pm, �20

8 to 12 year olds

Play in a Day

with Lisa Joyce

Taking the story of this year's pantomime Snow Queen...  come and explore the themes of friendship and greed that exists in real life as well as in fairy tales.  Using props and costumes we�ll explore the characters that you may see through the looking glass and perform your pieces at the end of the day!

Parents are invited to watch a performance at 3.45pm.


Wednesday 24th October

10am to 1pm, �10

6 to 10 year olds

Performing with Puppets

with Marc Parrett of Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Get some tips from an expert on how to manipulate puppets.  Using Marc�s own beautiful handmade puppets (and any puppets you have at home), learn the tricks of the trade from a professional puppeteer and create your own puppet show.  Marc has made puppets for The RSC, Aardman Animations and Bristol Old Vic and has performed nationally and internationally.

Parents are invited to watch a performance at 12.45pm.


Thursday 25th October

10am to 1pm, �10

7 to 12 year olds

Bollywood Dance

with Prerna Chandiramani

An introduction to this fun dance style characteristic of the Indian film industry.  The dances combine Indian classical dance, bhangra and western styles such as Hip Hop.  A full body workout to some groovy Bollywood hits along with learning a unique dance style while making new friends.


Friday 26th October

10am to 1pm, �10

7 to 12 year olds

Mixed Media Scenic Workshop

with Edwina Bridgeman

Work with Artist and Set Designer Edwina Bridgeman to create a mixed media prop or piece of scenery for the Merlin�s Christmas show, Snow Queen.   It could be a giant snowflake or a butterfly puppet.  Everyone will be involved in creating the large piece as well as making your own decoration to take home.  Please wear old clothes.


A drink will be provided during the workshops, but please bring a snack if required and lunch for all day workshops.

For dance workshops please wear loose comfortable clothing (ie. not jeans) and be prepared to work in bare feet.


20 October 2007 - Everything you wanted to know about fungi and more
Stourhead Learning Centre & Estate
Expert Michael Jordan shares his knowledge on identifying fungi, their lifestyles and the vital need for conservation. Bring lunch, cakes & hot drinks provided.
10am - 4pm. Adult: �30
Tel: 01747 842012


23 October 2007 - Tall Trees & Tall Stories
Stourhead Learning Centre & Garden
Join the Head Gardener to learn about the life of trees, where they come from, how we grow them and how we fell them... For unaccompanied children aged 5+, includes refreshments & materials.
10.30am - 1pm. Child �5
Tel: 01747 842012

25 October 2007 - Dirt Busters!
Stourhead Learning Centre & House
Go behind the scenes in the House, in the attics and cellars and behind the curtains looking for nasty beasties!
10.15am - 1pm. For unaccompanied children 7+. Child: �6
Tel: 01747 842012


27 October 2007 - Fungi Foray
Stourhead Learning Centre & Garden
For Adults: Join Michael Jordan to learn about mushrooms, followed by an indoor workshop & hot drink.
10am - 12.45pm. Adult: �11 For Children: Hunt for mushrooms. For children aged 5+. 2 - 4.30pm. Child: �8 refreshments provided.
Tel: 01747 842012


27 October 2007 - Westfest 2007
Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet
Slammin'Vinyl present the west of
england's largest dance music event this year. 7pm - 6am all night. Advance saver tickets available from Frome Tourist Information or
Tel: 020 8363 5566

27 October 2007 - Halloween Ghost Tours
Haynes Motor Museum

Listen to spooky & sinister stories about the museum and some of the exhibits.
Tel: 01963 440804

28 October 2007 - Autumn Colour Walk
Stourhead Visitor Reception
Experience Stourhead in all its golden glory with the Estate Manager on a walk through the woodlands. Discover how the wider landscape is managed for everyone, for ever. 10.30am. Adult: �7.50 Child: �5
Tel: 01747 841152



Key Centre for Children & the Community (adjacent to Christ Church First School)

FREE half term fun 2 � 3.30pm

Monday 22nd October �       A Taste of China

Tuesday 23rd October �      Pattern Paradise

Wednesday 24th October � Fabulous Flowers

Call 01373 453371



Craft Workshop

26 October 2007

Cricket Pavillion, Old Showfield, Frome
Kite Making for 5 - 12 yr. olds. 3 - 5pm. Cost: �3.

For details & booking Tel: 01373 301676



World Sport Ministries Get Sported Camp

Frome Community College, Bath Road

Various sporting activities including Rugby, Football, Athletics, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee

22nd October � 26th October

Open to Boys & Girls aged 5 -15 yrs

9.30am � 4pm

�75 per week/�17 per day or �65pw/�15 per day if more than one child attends.

More information call Damien Hodge 01225 851630


Frome Leisure Centre

Princess Anne Road

Tel: 01373 465446


Gym & Trampolining

This fun and energetic Workshop is professionally

tutored and suitable for children of all abilities, aged

4 years and over, who want to learn and develop

Gymnastics and Trampolining skills.

Date: Friday 26th October

Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Age: 4 - 10 yrs

Cost: �6.25 per child



Bouncing on a Trampolining is always a big

favourite with children of all ages. Come and

join in the fun under the expert guidance of our

qualifi ed coach.

Date: Wednesday 24th October,

Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm : 4 - 7 yrs

3.00pm - 4.00pm : 8 yrs +

Cost: �3.70 per child


Holiday Kidz Club

Come and try a whole range of different sports

and activities at Kidz Club. You will learn and

experience all kinds of sports from Football and

Basketball, to Curling and Uni- Hoc. The sports

and games are organised and supervised by a

member of our Team.

Date: Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th October

� Dry Sports

Time: 9.30am - 11.00am

� Swimming

Time: 11.00am - 12.00noon

Age: 8 - 14 yrs

Cost: �3.40 per Child


Arts �n� Crafts

Let your children demonstrate their creativity! They

will enjoy a range of activities and will be able to take

their masterpieces home with them. Please note that

old clothes should be worn.

Date: Monday 22nd October

Time: 11.00am - 12.00noon

Age: 5 + yrs

Cost: �4.00 per child


Group Crash Courses in Swimming


� Pre-School Lessons

Date: Monday 22nd - Friday 26th October

Time: 8.30am - 9.00am

Age: 3 yrs - 4 yrs

Cost: �20.00 for 5 day course.

Working on Duckling Awards 1-5.

A basic introduction into the water, working on

confi dence using buoyancy aids.


� Beginners Lessons

Date: Monday 22nd - Friday 26th October

Time: 9.00am - 9.30am

Age: 4 yrs +

Cost: �20.00 for 5 day course.

Working on ASA Levels 1-4.

Aiming to swim 5m with the use of swimming

aids, progressing to working without any support

aids in the key strokes.


� Improvers Lessons

Date: Monday 22nd - Friday 26th October

Time: 9.30am - 10.00am

Age: 5 yrs +

Cost: �20.00 for 5 day course.

Working to ASA Levels 4-8.

Must be able to swim 5m unaided on both front

and back. Progressing to 10m & 25m on front

crawl, breast stroke and back stroke.


One 2 One Crash Courses in


Intensive courses with our highly qualifi ed

instructor. All abilities and ages welcome. Call

Simone to book your course on 07807 308259.