Top tips for half-term fun this October near Saffron Walden and Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 15:35 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:36 17 October 2018

Ballet Cymru present A Child's Christmas in Wales at The Mumford Theatre. Photo: Ballet Cymru and Sleepy Robot Photography

Ballet Cymru present A Child's Christmas in Wales at The Mumford Theatre. Photo: Ballet Cymru and Sleepy Robot Photography

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Top Tips for fun at the October half-term

The Morgan and West Magic Show is at Cambridge JunctionThe Morgan and West Magic Show is at Cambridge Junction

THEATRE

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

October 20: Ballet Cymru present A Child’s Christmas in Wales. 7.30pm. Tickets, £12.50, concessions £10.30, children/students £8.50 from www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/mumford-theatre or 01223 352932.

Haverhill Arts Centre

October 22: The Musical Puzzle. Concert then children can try the instruments. Ages 2-7. 10.30am and 2pm. Tickets, £5 adults, £2.50 children, £12 family from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

Chelmsford Civic Theatre

October 21 and 22: Little Baby Bum Live. Sunday, noon and 2pm, Monday 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets, £14, special discounts £7 from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres.

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford

October 22: Ballet Theatre UK present Beauty and the Beast. 6.30pm. £17.50, £15,50, under 16s £11.50 from 01279 710200 or rhodesartscomplex.ticketsolve.com

Foakes Hall, Dunmow

October 23-27: The Dunmow Players present Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets, £17.50 plus concessions from www.thelittleboxoffice.com/thedunmowplayers.

Cambridge Junction

October 21: Nick Sharratt’s Drawalong. 11.30am and 2.20pm. £10 adult, £6 child (4+)

October 22 and 23: Morgan and West’s Magic Show. Monday 11.30am and 2.30pm. Tuesday 2.30pm. Tickets £10 adult, £6 child.

October 28: Ellie Dubois Circus a one-hour show at 3pm. Suitable for 5+. Tickets £12.50, £8 concessionss. 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

October 23 and 24: Little Baby Bum. Shows noon and 2pm on the Tuesday, 10.30am, 2pm and 4pm on the Wednesday. Tickets, £14. Under 18 months free from 01223 357851 or tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

October 23-27: Horrible Histories, Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians. Matinees and evenings. Adults, £25, chldren, £19. 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.

CINEMA

Saffron Screen

October 21: Royal Ballet Mayerling 2pm. Adults, £19, concessions, £17, ages 19-30, £15, 18 and under, £10.

October 22: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (U). 3pm.

October 23: Incredibles 2 (PG) 3pm.

October 26: The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG) 3pm.

October 27 Funny Girl The Musical starring Sheridan Smith 3pm. Adults, £19, concessions, £17, ages 19-30, £15, 18 and under, £10.

October 28: The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG) 2pm.

Tickets, saffronscreen.com or Tourist Information 01799 524002.

St Mary’s Church, Radwinter

October 27: Silent Films, Sherlock Junior and The Tramp. Doors 6.45pm. Tickets, £7.50, 18s and under £5.50 from saffronscreen.com or Tourist Information 01799 524002 or 01799 599751.

Haverhill Arts Centre

October 21: Royal Ballet Mayerling. 7pm. £16.50, £13.50, £10.50 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

Exhibitions

Wellcome Genome Campus

October 20: Family friendly open day. 1pm-3.30pm. Free but need to book. open-saturdays.eventbrite.co.uk

DAYS OUT

Audley End Miniature Railway

October 20-31: Hallowe’en specials. Need to book 01799 542134. Discounts with code: HALLOWEEN20.

MUSEUMS

Braintree Museum

October 23: Once Upon a Time in Braintree. 10am-4pm. Pirate-themed activities. Interactive exhibition, cupcake decorating, face-painting, pirate self-defence 11-1pm. Free with museum admission children £2, free for under fives.

Half-term crafts 10.30am to noon: October 24: Haunted School. October 25: Spooky Decorations. October 25: Toddler time from 10am. October 26: Goulish Games. Booking essential 01376 328868 or www.braintreemuseum.co.uk

Chelmsford Museum

October 22-26: Hocus Pocus explore the history of witches in Chelmsford. Interactive exhibition on how witches became associated with Hallowe’en. Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Entry free.

October 27: Relaxed exhibition for people on the autistic spectrum 10am to noon.

Saffron Walden Museum

October 26: Museums at Night. Children must bring an adult. 01799 5130333.

Museum of Cambridge, Castle Street.

Until November 11, At Last! Votes for Women, exhibition of suffragette banners, badges and documents. 10.30am last entry 4.30pm. Tuesday-Sunday.

£5 adult, £3 children, under £12s free. 01223 355159.

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