Explore a world of conservation and incredible days out this February half term at Howletts Wild Animal Park . See the adorable baby rhino , Mizi and her older sibling , Kasungu as they play in their paddocks and see if you can spot the lovely baby gibbon , born just last month ! Discover the largest herd of African elephants in the UK , see more gorillas , tigers , monkeys and leopards than any other park in Kent . Walk with lemurs as the playful primates explore the branches above and around you and test your skills when you try out the exciting Treetop Challenge or Animal Adventure Challenge !
Join the free talks to find out more about the winter loving animals , try your hand at some crafts and make your own animal mask to wear and take home , test your strength in the ‘ Hang Like A Gibbon Challenge ’ and explore the Valentines Trail to win a Howletts Goody Bag ! Howletts Wild Animal Park , Bekesbourne Lane , Bekesbourne , Canterbury CT4 5EL www . aspinallfoundation . org / howletts / 01227 721286
SIMPLE SIMON IN THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD // 17 FEB
Join children ’ s favourite Simple Simon on another fun filled live theatre interactive adventure show ! Fairy Moonbeam asks Simon and Tommy the cats to help Robin Hood and beautiful Maid Marion fight the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham as he spreads sadness and disaster in Storybook Land !
Fulfilling a long-held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel , Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing , funny and often poignant tale of friendship , love and dedication about one of Hollywood ’ s great film comedians . Jeffrey ( Hide-Hi , You Rang M ' Lord ) stars in this one-man show about friendship , memories and a couple of remarkable lives . Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel ' s visit to the dying man . Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy , this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century .
The classic film about six out of work steel workers with nothing to lose took the world by storm ! Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy , this hilarious and heartfelt production stars Gary Lucy , Andrew Dunn , Louis Emerick , Chris Fountain , Anthony Lewis , Kai Owen and a cast of 14 and is directed by Jack Ryder . Not only has the play been getting standing ovations every night , but it also won the prestigious UK Theatre Award for best touring production . Featuring great songs by Donna Summer , Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones you really should ... drop absolutely everything and book today ! 7.30pm ( Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm ). Price : from £ 18.50 The Marlowe Theatre , The Friars , Canterbury CT1 2AS www . marlowetheatre . com / 01227 787787
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL // 23 FEB
Starring Cheryl Fergison ( EastEnders ), Maureen Nolan ( The Nolans ), Rebecca Wheatley ( Casualty ) and Ruth Berkeley ( Penny Dreadful ) Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UKwide tour . This hysterical show packed full of oneliners about night sweats , hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s , 70s and 80s pop classics . An all-singing , all-dancing comedy set in a department store , where four women with seemingly nothing in common , meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “ The Change ”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “ The Silent Passage ”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman ’ s life . The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing , and signing , all the way home . The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls ’ night out .