free activities at Accrington Market Hall

Half-term fun announced for Accrington Market this February

Accrington Market Hall will invoke superheroes, Royal princesses, and wizardry during a boredom-busting array of free family activities over February half-term.


Tuesday 14th February

The fun gets underway on Tuesday 14th February with Valentine’s Day-themed children’s crafts by ‘Busy Bugs Crafts’, and biscuit decorating with ‘Cook Stars’. Pop down between 11am and 3pm to take part, no booking is required.



Friday 17th February

Budding young witches and wizards can enjoy broomstick training, spell casting and enchantments with characters at the venue at 11am on Friday 17thFebruary. The spellbinding hour-long workshop will also include themed games and interactive theatre.

Saturday 18th February

Superhero and Royal Princess training academies will take place at the market hall at 11am on Saturday 18th February. Children can choose which one they would like to participate in on the day.


There will be photo opportunities with the characters at the end of Friday and Saturday’s brilliant workshops – run by Just Imagine UK. Free crafts and activities will also run throughout both events until 2pm and no booking is needed.

Cllr Marlene Haworth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Markets, said:

“There’s something for everyone this Spring half-term with a host of great events and activities for the family to enjoy! And remember, all events are FREE, so it’s a perfect opportunity to keep the kids entertained while browsing the market hall’s fantastic array of stalls, or enjoying a hot brew or tasty snack at one of our cafes.”

The free activities and events taking place at Accrington Market Hall are sponsored by Hyndburn Borough council, to help local families come together this half-term.