Lessons in history

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It’s Half Term this week coming, but there is no need to panic – there are plenty of things to do keep little ‘uns happy this holiday.

And none better than a trip to Milton Keynes Museum.

The history hub – which recently announced plans for a stunning new rebuild – has five-days of fab fun ready to run from Monday.

Professor Beamish will be on hand to deliver extraordinary science demonstrations, there will be fantastic magic lantern shows and you’ll be able to step back in time and make music the way the Victorians did.

GO! experienced the massive hands-on appeal of the museum when we popped along with three young visitors recently.

Chloe, Lucy and Emily sampled a Victorian school lesson and got busy on the pianola in the parlor before having heaps of phone fun in the telephone exchange.

People popping along next week will be able to do the same, and will have the added attraction of the First World War exhibition, Milton Keynes; the Great War Remembered.

It has been pieced together by the Living Archive and will show throughout next week.

MK Museum will be open daily between 11am and 4.30pm.

Visit www.mkmuseum.org.uk for details.

> 360 Play has an extensive range of fun and creative play activities for two to 12 year-olds...and mum and dad.

The Knowlhill centre is the perfect place for youngsters to run off excess energy, and if you want to make tracks nice and early, breakfast is served in the 360 Cafe.

For more information visit www.360play.co.uk

> The Parks Trust has a frighteningly good time on the cards this Tuesday – with a special Tricks and Treats event at Shenley Wood.

Perfect fun for those aged four years and up, it runs 10am to midday and admission is £3 per child.

Pre-booking is essential.

Visit www.theparkstrust.com

> Mead Open Farm is in the midst of its freaky fortnight as we approach halloween.

Attractions include creepy tots corner, spiders den and the new trick or treat tractor ride.

But if you seek a bigger thrill step inside the haunted castle, or jump aboard the ghostly pirate ship with a real pirate...

Mead Open Farm is located at Billington, just south of Leighton Buzzard.

For more details visit www.meadopenfarm.co.uk