Things To Do In February Half Term

February half term is under a month away and will soon be upon us! It’s always a tricky holiday to think about because it’s still winter and chilly and there are still dark evenings. But don’t let that deter you, because there are plenty of ways you can entertain the kids when they’re off from school! Whether you do indoor activities like bowling, going to the cinema, Sea Life aquariums or outdoor activities like Go Ape, adventure mini-golf, outdoor mazes and many more! Whatever you want to do, we’ve got you covered!

Things To Do in February Half Term:

Things to do in the Midlands

Get Outdoors With Treasure Trails!

In February half term the air is fresh and crisp, making it the perfect winter activity with a nice long walk, this holiday. And there’s no better walking trail than with Treasure Trails! With over 1,200 Trails around the UK, there’s plenty of choice for you and the kids. But how about the Stratford-upon-Avon Celebrating Shakespeare Trail? Solve the quest on a self-guided 2-hour walk around Shakespeare’s Stratford and be entered into a monthly £100 draw! You can get quick texts right to your phone if you get stuck on your quest and it’s great for all ages too. A great outdoor walk, coupled with a fun quest, what could be better?! All you have to do before heading off on your outdoor adventure, is purchase your Trail booklet for £9.99 and wrap up warm!

Find out more here

Treasure Trail

Join Thomas & Friends –

Where: Tamworth, Staffordshire
When: 19th – 27th February 2022
Price: Child (under 23 months) free, Child (2-3) from £10.00, Child (4+) from £14.00 and 12+ from £20.00

February half term won’t be complete this year without a fun-filled trip to Drayton Manor Park! With over 25 rides and attractions in Thomas Land, and special entertainment from Sir Topham Hatt and station sweepers Rusty & Dusty! They’ll be hosting an interactive singalong throughout the day at Knapford Station Balcony! There’s plenty more fun to be had at Drayton Manor with its 15-acre zoo and 4D cinema. A family-fun packed day this February half term!

Visit Cadbury’s World and Freddo’s Circus Stage

Where: Bournville, Birmingham
When: 5th February – 27th March 2022
Price: Child (under 4) free, Child (4-15) £14.73 and Adult £19.95

Join Freddo the Frog and Richie Ringmaster as they entertain you and the whole family! With jokes and laughter ringing through the air with Freddo the Clown, be amazed at your mind being read by The Great Freddedo AND witness Spin Master Freddo and his amazing juggling act! And of course, don’t forget the chocolate…who could? Cadbury’s World is the perfect February half term treat for your kiddies.

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Spectacle of Light

Where: Compton Verney
When: 11th February – 6th March 2022
Price: Child (under 3) free, Child (3-15) £11.00 and Adult (16+) £22.00

Discover the dazzling night-time wonder of Compton Verney, with their Spectacle of Light and sound attraction. Venture on the illuminated trail through the enchanting woods, discover magical light installations and embrace the sparkling scenes around you, while you indulge in delicious food! It’ll be a night to remember!

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Spectacle of Light

Things to do in the North East

Visit Ouseburn Farm –

Where: Newcastle upon Tyne
When: during holidays – Weekdays: 09:30 to 17:00 and Weekends: 10:30 to 16:30
Price: free! But donations are welcome

If your little ones love animals, then this is the place to be! With a farm home to sheep, pigs, cows, chickens and reptiles, there’s plenty of animal love to go around. They can help the farmers feed the animals, they can pet them too! And make some furry friends. A heart-warming and fun day out this February half term.

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Ouseburn Farm in the City Centre

Discover The Magic of Imagination

Where: Seven Stories, Newscastle
When: 7 days a week, 10:00 – 17:00!
Price: from £9.95pp
Dive deep down into a world of pure imagination at the National Centre for Children’s Books, Seven Stories, the only place dedicated to celebrating and protecting Children’s literature, with a collection from over 250 authors! Your kiddies can get lost in a world of magic or sit explore with an interactive event like their Once There Was Magic show. An educational but exciting thing to do this February half term.

Bookshelf of Children's books

Get Wild at Northumberland College Zoo!

Where: Northumberland’s College Campuses
Price: Child (under 3) free, Child (3-17) £5.50 and Adult £7.50

Fancy living on the wild side…? Then this is a perfect place for you and the kids! For those who love animals, the Northumberland College Zoo has a superb range of animals just for you. From meerkats, parrots, monkeys and other mammals, to invertebrates, reptiles, aquatics and even amphibians; there’s definitely going to be your kiddies favourite animal here!

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Meerkat at Northumberland College Zoo

Things to do in the North West

Head To Blackpool Pleasure Beach!

Where: Blackpool
Price: Child (11 and under) from £30.00 and 11+/Adult from £36.00

Who’s up for an adventurous and thrilling fun-tastic day out! Meeee! And there’s no place better than the UK’s very own Blackpool Pleasure Beach. An absolutely fun day out for everyone, with over a hundred rides to satisfy everyone’s thrill radar, there’s plenty of fun to be had! So, what are you waiting for?

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach at sunset

‘Dive Under the Seaaa’, at Blue Planet Aquarium

Where: Cheshire
When: Every day from 10:00 – 17:00
Price: Child (under 90cm) free, Child (over 90cm/under age 12) £14.75 and 13+/Adult £20.75

Discover the captivating world under the sea, with a trip to an aquarium. With 100 displays to see and Europe’s largest shark collection, you’re in for a treat. You can also explore Coral Cave, the Flooded Forest and plenty more exhibits where you can marvel at the living displays of an array of fish. Beautiful to the eye and educational too, as you can learn about what dangers they face and how they live.

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Watch The Smartest Giant in Town –

Where: The Lowry, Manchester
When: 14th – 19th February 2022
Price: from £17.50

A heartwarming story about a giant called George, the scruffiest giant in town. But then he decides he wants a new look and buys the smartest clothes around. But as he walks through town, he meets an array of different animals all needing help (and some clothes) is he able to help them all? You’ll have to watch the play to find out!

Read more here

George the Giant

Things to do in the South East

Be Dazzled by Circus Zyair!

Where: The Hop Farm, Tonbridge
When: 11th – 20th February 2022
Price: from £12.99

Be amazed as you watch Circus Zyair, a colourful, thrilling and action-packed show that will set to dazzle you with high energy acts, music, laughter and an electric atmosphere from acts all over the world. A truly remarkable and magical show for the whole family.

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Circus act at Circus Zyair

Have a Blast at Bewl Water’s Adventure Play Area

Where: Bewl Water, Kent
When: every day from 08:00 – 17:00

If you just want a play day for your kiddies, then Bewl Water is the place to be, because it has an outdoor area as well as soft play! With a range of timber structures, slides natural landscaping, a Pirate ship (that has been extended!) and plenty more. And the soft play has 2 floors of fabulous fun, slides and a sky tunnel. Perfect for little kids during the February half term!

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Light Festival –

Where: Battersea Power Station, London
When: 1st January – 27th February 2022
Price: free!

Light up those dark February nights with Battersea’s right Festival! With 6 spectacular illuminations on display across London’s most exciting riverside, you’re in for a real treat. Enjoy some Japanese patisserie and British seafood and much more too! Make it a fabulous day out with the kids.

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Battersea Light Festival

Bounce Your Way To A Fun-Filled Day!

Where: Anglia Retail Park, Ipswich
When: please see the website for more information

Do your kids have immense energy that you don’t know what to do with? Well, trampoline parks are an incredible way to let it all out! With trampolines, gladiator beams and much more. There are even sessions for toddlers and kids in SEN, so it really is for everyone.

Bounce your way here

Kids playing on the trampoline

Things To Do In The South West

Marvel At The Moon

Where: Exeter Cathedral
When: 3rd – 27th February 2022
Price: free!

Witness the spectacular art exhibition of a 7m replica of the moon, featuring high-resolution NASA imagery of the impressive lunar surface. The approximate scale of the moon in the show is 1:500,000, impressive right?! With it illuminated, it truly is a marvellous sight indoors or outdoors it’s an art piece all will marvel at.

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The Moon Exhibit at Exeter Cathedral

Go On A Roarrsome Adventure At Torquay’s Dinosaur World

Where: Torquay, Devon
When: please see website for more details
Price: Child (2 and under) free, Child (3-16) £6.95 and Adult £6.95

A fun interactive indoor exhibition all about dinosaurs! Discover full-sized and scaled dinos up close, marvel at incredible fossils, learn about the intimidating beasts and much more! Get involved in an explorer quiz and the kiddies can even sit on a dinosaur too! A fab February half term adventure.

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Discover the Myths and Monsters at Victoria Art Gallery

Where: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
When: until 27th February 2022
Price: see website for more information

Oh no, monsters have taken over the Victoria Art Gallery! You have to see!

A family-friendly exhibit that links Myths and Monsters to the worlds of literature, art and myths. Full of interesting and amazing art! A unique but fun day out this half term.

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Myths and Monsters Art Gallery

Things to do in Scotland

Visit the beautiful Culzean Castle

Where: south of Ayr, Scotland

One of the most beautiful castles in Scotland, Culzean Castle impresses you with stunning gardens, grounds and a children’s play area too! A tree-top assault course, zip wires, slides tunnels and more! With stunning views of the cliffside too, it’ll make a great day out this February!

Read more about the Castle here

Culzean Castle

Watch the Continental Circus Berlin

Where: Silverburn, South Side Glasgow
When: 4th – 20th February 2022
Price: from £13.00

One of the finest circus shows in the UK, the magic is brimming from everywhere! With a lineup of brilliant circus acts, music groups, youthful energy and fabulous performers from all over the world. From balancing on a motorbike, the Globe of Death, beautiful aerialists, quick-changing artists, high wire walkers and much much more! A show for everyone!

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Ski Down The Snowy Slopes of Cairngorm

Where: Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland
Price: please see the website for more information

For those older kids who love the thrill of adrenaline and the winter bite, this may satisfy their half-term break. Head over to Cairngorm Mountain and take to the slopes, whether they already know how or they wish to learn! They have lessons for beginners and offers snow sports too! The perfect, winter outdoor attractions for your kids this school holiday.

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Someone skiing on Cairngorm Mountain

Things To Do in Wales

Discover WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre –

Where: Llanelli, Wales
Price: Child (under 4) free, Child (4-16) £5.81 and Adult £9.18

Discover a safe haven of wide-open spaces alive with bustling nature at Llanelli Wetland Centre! Whatever the weather, grab your wellies and explore the wetland and saltmarshes and 450-acres of pools, lakes, lagoons and reedbeds. Also discover the world’s rarest birds, that currently take sanctuary there. And the flamingoes too!

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Channel Your Inner Scientist at Techniquest

Where: Cardiff Bay, Wales
When: opening times are updated on their website
Price: Child (under 3) free, Child (3-15) £9.05 and Adult (16+) £10.90

Bring out the science in you with a trip to Techniquest. With two floors of amazing models, mesmerising machines and mind-boggling interactive displays! Launch a rocket yourself and witness what a hurricane would feel like. There are more than 100 exhibits there, so plenty of fun activities for everyone!

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Exhibit at Techniquest

FAQs –

When is February half term?

In England and Wales, half term is from the 21st – 25th February 2022.
In Scotland, half term is from the 11th – 18th February 2022.
In Northern Ireland half term is from the 17th – 18th February 2022.

Dates may vary, please check your local government website.

But take a look at our blog on school holidays!

What can I do with the kids during half term?

There are so many events and activities you can do in February half term. This blog post is all about it!

When is the next school holiday?

For most, the next school holiday will be the Easter holiday in April.

We hope we’ve given you plenty of ideas for things to do this February half term! If not, there’s plenty more on our website, check them out! Have fun!

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