HERE is our round-up of free events to keep the children entertained this half-term.

Half term tales at The Hive, every day this week from 11am until 2.45pm.

Librarians will read the best bits of books aloud to youngsters from Monday until next Sunday.

Secret recipes activity at Charles Hastings Education Centre, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester from 11am until 1pm.

Can you tell a fake remedy from a real one used in the 1800s? Come along and help the curator with your detective skills.

For more information, call 01905 760738.

Messy church at Chapter House, 8 College Yard, Worcester Cathedral from 10.30am until 12.30pm and 2pm until 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Drop-in messy church workshops for families, focusing on much loved bible characters and stories. Free activities for children.

For more information, call 01905 732900.

Dress and play like a Georgian. From 11am until 3pm on Thursday at St Swithun's Church in Church Street, Worcester.

Create a miniature keepsake to wear and take some with you and dress and play like a Georgian with hats and toys.

Fun for the whole family in the atmospheric surroundings of a true Georgian gem in the heart of Worcester.

Worcester’s Civil War Story at The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester.

Worcester's Civil War Story evokes the momentous build-up to the Battle of Worcester. Discover an interactive exhibition at The Commandery, former Royalist battle headquarters in 1651, and experience a pivotal moment in English history.

Step into the dramatic debate between Royalist and Parliamentarian beliefs, encounter powerful pieces of the past, imagine daily life as a militia soldier 300 miles from home, and test your strategic skills in the battle room.

Children go free, but there is a charge for adults here, although you can get a Worcester City Residents’ annual ticket for £5 if you bring proof of residency.

Rag rugging at Tudor House, in Friar Street, Worcester from 10am until 4pm on Saturday.

On Saturday, children can learn to rag rug using traditional Victorian techniques with artist and crafter Sarah Wilks. She will guide people through the steps to create a sample of bespoke rag-rugging to take home.

As part of the city-wide Love Worcester Heritage Festival in 2018, they will be playing host of a whole range of villainous Victorians and their wicked ways.

Learn more about their bad habits and naughty deeds with the children's activity pack and trail throughout the festival.

The workshops are running at 11am and 1.30pm, each lasting an hour.

Chinese New Year at the Guildhall in High Street, Worcester from noon until 2.30pm on Sunday.

All are welcome as the Worcestershire Chinese Association celebrates the new year.

Traditional Chinese firecrackers and lion dance held outside the Guildhall and magician, martial arts a raffle and gifts for children, all inside the Guildhall.