Free Things to Do in February Half Term

from view of the British museum

February Half-term is sneaking up on us…and it’s time to plan some fun adventures to do without spending a penny! Get ready for a half-term week filled with fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories with our list of free activities to keep the whole family entertained! From fun trails to winter walks, here are some Free Things To Do In February Half Term!

Rushmere Country Park, Bedfordshire

rushmere park
Family winter walks are a great source of exercise and allow us to connect with nature and begin to appreciate the natural world around us. They are the perfect way to spend some quality time together as you explore tall trees, hidden caves and beautiful waterfalls! Plus they are completely free!

Rushmere Country Park has over 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows for you to explore, all under the crisp winter air! There are even some deer and foxes wandering around the park. Will you be able to spot them? Make sure to check out the Sculpture Trail where you’ll find fairy doors and a Giant’s chair.  Keep an eye out for fairies too! 

Looking for more Family Winter Walks inspiration? Check out our list of top Family Winter Walks in the UK! Psstt.. we also have a list of super fun winter walk activities for you to do on your walk! 

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Linslade Rd, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EB

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Horrible Histories Trail at the British Museum:

Horrible Histories Claudius Terattus - rotten romans
Calling all Horrible Histories Fans! The British Museum has put together a Horrible Histories Trail this half term – and it’s completely free! Step into the world of Rotten Romans with a half-term full of playful and exciting Roman-themed activities for families.

Create your very own Roman peg soldier and travel back in time to explore the Roman galleries with their time-travelling trolley. There’s so much to do, from handling objects, playing Roman games and meeting storytellers who will tell tales about those Rotten Romans!

Psstt… Claudius Terattus is in the exhibition too! Make sure to find him, he’ll tell you all about the fate you would have met as a soldier in the Roman army!

Top Tip! The British Museum has advised you to book your free-timed ticket to guarantee entry to the museum.

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Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Rice Lane City Farm, Liverpool

cute goat sat and smiling at Rice Lane City Farm
Rice Lane City Farm has 24 acres of countryside for you to explore this half-term! Meet farmyard favourites in the petting area from saddleback pigs to Ryeland sheep. There are so many cute animals to see! Plus there is an engaging nature trail for you to embark on, you’ll discover everything the farm has to offer!

Get ready to learn all about animal husbandry, farming skills and craft activities at this unique farming experience in Liverpool. There’s even an adventure playground to explore in between all of the animal activities.

They are running a Half Term playscheme where kids can meet the animals and take part in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, bug hunting and sports!

They are even offering free meals for children who are entitled to benefit-related free school meals! How amazing!

Oh, and we did mention that it’s free admission right?

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Rawcliffe Rd, Liverpool L9 1AW

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:30

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Brick Wonders, South Tyneside

Any Lego Lovers? Head on over to The Word in South Tyneside for a lego-tastic free day out! Brick Wonders features LEGO® recreations of some amazing landmarks from across the world! From the Egyptian pyramid to the Grand Canyon, you will be taken on a journey through the wonders of the ancient and modern world. You’ll even see those everyday marvels we take for granted like broadcasting and the internet!

Did you know… the exhibition features over 500’000 LEGO Bricks?! 

Vicky from @north_east_kids on Instagram said “Their standout feature for us was an impressive installation of The Great Barrier Reef. It includes intricate Lego brick replicas of various elements, such as corals, sponges, a sea turtle and a variety of other reef-dwelling sealife including a huge ray. With added sound effects it’s absolutely stunning”

Outside the exhibition space is the Brick Workshop where you can build your very own brick wonders using LEGO bricks There are also a range of fun colouring activities for children to enjoy in the children’s pod on Floor 2.

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Market Pl, South Shields NE33 1JF

Opening Times

Monday: 9 am–7 pm
Tuesday: 9 am–7 pm
Wednesday:9 am–7 pm
Thursday:9 am–7 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: 10 am–4 pm
Sunday: 10 am–4 pm

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Chinese Dragon Trails – Leeds City Museum

golden dragon
With the Lunar New Year approaching, the Chinese Dragon Trail at Leeds City Museum is the perfect half-term activity! Plus it’s completely free to attend!

2024 is the year of the Dragon! The Chinese Dragon is considered a divine, celestial creature, with the ability to control natural elements such as wind and water. It represents qualities like power, strength, good luck, and wisdom.

If you were born in the following years then your Zodiac animal is a Dragon: 1952, 1967, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024.

The Chinese Dragon Trail takes you around the museum to find out more about the Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year. With exciting and engaging activities to take part in, it’s a super fun way to celebrate Lunar New Year! So the only question is, which Zodiac animal are you?

Leeds City Museum has a range of events happening throughout the half-term week alongside the Chinese Dragon Trail, including the Hip Hoppin’ Half Term exhibition, full of breakdancing, music and workshops.

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Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am–5 pm
Thursday: 10 am–5 pm
Friday: 10 am–5 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

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Get ready for an unforgettable half-term filled with laughter, exploration, and fun with our list of Free Things To Do In February Half term for the whole family! With so much to discover and experience without spending a penny, this half-term promises endless fun for everyone.

Looking for more free half-term days out? Or why not check out our top picks of Things To Do At Home This February Half Term? How about trying your hand at some Valentine’s Day Crafts?

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