Free half term events and activities in Stockport

Stuck for affordable half term activities? From Storytime to STEM, Stockport Libraries have a range of activities on offer during half term for families – all free of charge.

STEM drop in
On Tuesday 18 February between 1pm and 4pm Stockport Central Library are hosting a fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) drop-in session with the theme of “Living in a world by STEM” and will feature 3 main activities:

• the Driverless Car Challenge where you can learn to code using BBC Micro:Bit to program a self-driving vehicle
• play the Energy Island interactive game where the goal is to generate maximum power output whilst minimising cost and pollution. Players with the highest score wins
• learn about the UN Sustainable development through a snakes and ladders inspired boardgame

We'll also have Colby the Code and Go mouse and Coderpillars and other activities for younger children to learn about coding. From pre-school to teenagers we have plenty on offer. For more information, please visit our STEM drop in event page.

Autism friendly session
On Wednesday 19 February from 1-3pm, Cheadle Library will host one of our monthly Autism Friendly Library Sessions. These sessions are dedicated for the Autistic community. Visit the Autism friendly session event page on our website for more information.

Storytime for under 5s
Our regular Storytime’s for under 5s will continue throughout the half term. This is an opportunity to sit, relax and listen to a range of stories, rhymes and carry out a craft activity. Visit our Libraries event page to find out more about Storytime for under 5s in your local library.

And for busy mums and dads …
Did you know joining the Library gives you access to eBooks and audiobooks, plus e-magazines and newspapers? So, come and join your local library and after your busy half term days, you can relax in the evening with your favourite read… completely free of charge.

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