Bolton Library and Museum Services

February Half Term events

All the listed events are free, drop in sessions suitable for children aged 4 to 11. For more information call 01204 332853 or email

Bolton Central Library and Museum

February half term activities

School’s out!

Dinosaur Week at Bolton Central Library and Museum

Saturday 15 February to Saturday 22 February, 11am to 3pm

Join us at Bolton Central Library and Museum for our special nature themed events during February half term to celebrate the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus to Rochdale (its only tour stop in the North West). For more information:

From 11am to 1pm handle pre-historic objects and fossils.

Activities will take place from 1pm to 3pm.


Saturday 15 February: Craft a Dino crown


Monday 17 February: Join us to make a handprint Dippy


Tuesday 18 February: Build a Dino skeleton


Wednesday 19 February: 11am Construct a city and make a mask, 2pm to 2.30pm listen to stories and get hands on with fossils from our collection, 2.30pm to 3pm let’s do the Dinosaur stomp.


Thursday 20 February: Create a Dino collage.


Friday 21 February: Make a Dino chomper.


Sat 22 February: Design a Dino egg. 


Children’s health and well being drop in Friday 21 February, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Join us for the launch of the Reading Well Book collection for children. These books will help to support the mental health and wellbeing of children.

Come along and speak to the Early Years Communication and Language Service staff who will be offering information on services and how to help improve the physical, health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Also, there will be information on the text service ‘Chat Health’ for parents and young people.


Community Libraries

Snake weaving, Saturday 15 February, 2.15pm to 3.15pm, High Street Library

Weave together paper strips to create a snake for you to colour in and decorate.


Family quiz, Sunday 16 February, 2pm to 3pm, High Street Library

All the family can test their general knowledge at High Street Library’s popular quiz sessions. There’ll be a mixture of questions to suit all!


Teenage Reading Club 11+, Monday 17 February, 12pm to 1pm, High Street Library

It’s half term so that means another Teenage Reading Club session - a group for young people aged 11 and over who enjoy reading or who want to get into books. This is a fun and friendly meet up where you can discuss books and get reading recommendations.


Spin Drum, Monday 17 February, 2pm to 3pm, High Street Library

We’ll give you a straw, beads, paper and some string and we’ll show you how to make a Spin Drum.


Comic Diary, Tuesday 18 February, 12.45pm to 5pm, High Street Library

To celebrate the birthday of the popular author Jeff Kinney join us to create your own comic diary. There’s space for you to write fun facts about yourself as well as draw cartoons of how your day has been!


Micro:bit coding, Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February, 10am to 4pm,  Breightmet Library

Drop in and have a go at Micro:bit coding.


Fun February Challenge, Tuesday 18 February, 11am to 12pm,  Breightmet Library

Create a paper windmill and see who’s goes the fastest!


Pop-up story time and crafts, Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February, 1pm to 3pm, Harwood Library

Come along for David Walliams’ themed stories. Plus there’ll be crafts, puzzles and a character trail.


Fun February Challenge, Thursday 20 February, 11am to 12pm,  Breightmet Library

Test your problem-solving skills with our fun STEM challenges.


Origami Workshop, Thursday 20 February, 11am to 12pm, High Street Library

Learn the ancient art of paper folding and make some fun animal shapes. Fun for all the family.


Family games, Thursday 20 February, 2pm to 3pm, High Street Library

Join us at 2pm for some fun family games including Articulate, Pictionary and charades. You can also spend the rest of the afternoon playing snakes and ladders, chess and top trumps!


Frozen event, Thursday 20 February, 1pm to 2pm,

Bromley Cross Library

Come along to our Frozen Event! Children can come along and dress up as their favourite Frozen character, or any other character.  Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years, stories and songs, follow the frozen trail and help Olaf find his nose!


The Early Bird Catches the Worm - Kinetic art, Saturday 22 February, 2.15pm to 3.15pm, High Street Library

Colour and cut out s moving picture of a bird wrestling with a worm!


Book Bingo, Sunday 23 February, 2pm to 3pm, High Street Library

Come along for a fun family session of Book Bingo. Can you tick off all the book titles on your list before anyone else?