Monday, 13 February 2012

Regional Roundup: UK Half-Term activities

A number of activities are taking place during the course of the UK's school half-term week, not least of which are tours of the BBC Television Centre in London (the home of Doctor Who production for many years). Tours are available throughout the year, and further details can be found on the normal and special CBBC versions from the BBC website.

Entering its last few days in London, the Doctor Who Experience at Olympia has a number of activities planned during the course of the week - see our earlier news article for full details.

On Valentine's Day (14th February), the Ashley Centre in Epsom will be teaming up with the British Heart Foundation to present some free activities: "The Ashley Centre's David Tennant lookalike (the 10th Doctor) will be joined by two daleks and will be sharing some good advice on heart health with visitors to the Centre." [Ashley Centre, 11 Feb 2012]

Monkwearmouth Station Museum in Sunderland will play host to Meccano madness on Thursday 16th February as part of half-term celebrations, including Daleks, the TARDIS and K9! The constructed exhibits are courtesy of the North East Meccano Society, who will also display creations like buses, trains, and fairground rides. Manager Jo Cunningham said: "These models are amazing and so big. I think the adults will enjoy the day as much as the children." [Sunderland Echo, 11 Feb 2012]

A number of "Doctor Who"-related activities are taking place at the Explosion Museum in Gosport, where visitors can "follow our time travelling Doctor back to the Blitz and discover the real reason that Priddys Hard didn't get bombed." Plus, Tardis Making in the Museum Coffee Shop". [About My Area, 12 Feb 2012]