HALF term maybe over but there's still plenty going on across Bolton this week to keep the whole family entertained.

Here's five of the best activities to get stuck into...

Magical adventure

GET the whole family active at a fun interactive session in one of Bolton’s best loved green spaces.

Designed for families with pre-school aged children, Active Families will run at Moss Bank Park this Thursday, February 27 from 11.30am until 12.30pm.

At this week's event families will step out on a magical adventure at a session all about mythical creatures.

Children will scour the park for materials to make a magical fairy house and decorations for their tiny friends to use as cups, beds, clothes, garden paths et cetera, using only natural finds.

The event is free and aims to provide families with a new way to enjoy being out in nature.

To take part meet outside the Moss Bank Park café. Places for the session can also be reserved on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website.

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Become an 'Audience with Murder'

THE Marco Players is hosting the well-known play Audience With Murder, first created by Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield.

What begins as an innocent play reading by four amateur actors soon develops into a murder mystery full of twists and turns. The play runs from Wednesday, February 26 until Saturday, February 29, with performances at 7.30pm each day.Tickets cost £9 and can be booked on the Marco Players website, by email or by phone.

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Take a guided tour of Smithills Hall

THE historic Smithills Hall will run a guided tour on February 27.

Guides from the Friends of Smithills will steer guests through around 700 years of fascinating history at the hall, from its construction, to the ruin of its chapel by fire and its designation as a museum in 1963.

Admission is £5 or £4 for concessions, and the tour will start at 1pm. Bookings should be made in advance on 01204 332377 but you can pay on the day.

Meet the artist

ARTIST Chris Lenaughan will be speaking at the Chetham Arms pub about her life and paintings.

Chris set up Harepath Art in 2017, drawing inspiration from hares and other animals.

Hosted by the Friends of Turton Tower, all money raised from a raffle will go towards the landmark’s upkeep.

The talk will start at 7.30pm on Tuesday, February 25 and admission is free, although places can be reserved on the Turton Tower website.

Women's poetry event

The Octagon Women’s Group will be putting on a short poetry performance entitled Departures and Arrivals.

The group works with asylum seekers, whose experiences of travelling form the basis of the poems.

The Women’s Group was also inspired by the adventures of the titular character in Shirley Valentine, which closes at the Octagon on Saturday, February 29.

Arrivals and Departures is free to attend but bookings should still be made via the Octagon website.

The performance will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, February 26.