The snow may already seem a distant memory but there’s plenty in store at Medway’s Sure Start Centres this half term to keep children smiling.

A whole host of activities are been laid on for families during the February break next week, including messy play, story time and Valentine’s themed arts and crafts.

Here are some photo opportunities at Medway’s Sure Start Centres next week:

Tuesday, 14 February, 10 to 11:30am:
Woodlands Children’s Centre are holding a Valentine’s Day themed arts and crafts morning at Woodlands Primary School, Woodlands Road, Gillingham. Children will be getting creative icing biscuits, playing with red play dough and are invited to wear something red on the day.

Thursday, 16 February, 2 to 3pm:
Messy play at Lordswood Children’s Centre, Lordswood Lane, Chatham.

Friday, 17 February, 9.30am to 1pm:
Fun, Fitness and Food at Brompton Children’s Centre, Brompton Westbrook Primary School, Kings Bastion, Brompton.

Families and children will be able to find out how to cook up tasty treats using their leftovers at a special workshop.

Cornflake chicken, spicy popcorn, vegetable pizza, muesli cake and dips are just some of the dishes on the menu, all made out of common household leftovers.

Also on the bill at the free family themed events will be apron colouring competitions, a health themed quiz, dancing, a raffle and goodie bags.

There are 19 Sure Start Centres across Medway. To find out about your nearest centre and what’s on offer, call the Medway Family Information Service on 01634 335566 or email