February half term fun at Brockhampton

A family exploring in the woods

Can you believe it’ll soon be February half term again? How times flies when you’re having fun.

February is a lovely time to visit the Brockhampton estate as the spring flowers are starting to make an appearance and the days are beginning to get lighter. Why not visit us this February to see the seasonal changes first-hand? For little ones we have a trail running throughout the half term holiday. Pick up a 'Wassail Trail' sheet in Visitor Reception and find out about the strange and unusual traditions of wassailing, helping us bless the Brockhampton orchards encouraging a bountiful harvest. Sheets are £2.50 and include a prize at the end.

Don't forget to pick up a '50 Things' guide from Visitor Reception too, there's lots of good ideas on here for all weather activities. If you’re planning on joining us on Tuesday 18 February then you’ll be able to drop-in on Really Rural’s ‘Make a stick trail’ workshop. Families can learn how to create symbols and signs with sticks and follow a specially laid trail in the orchard before creating a trail of their own in the woods. 

On Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 we will be making eco-friendly birdfeeders. If your little ones would like to join in and give nature a helping hand then come along and make one with a biodegradable cardboard cup, fat, seed, cheese and raisins to take home and hang in your garden. On Saturday 22 February children can enjoy some nature-inspired crafts which they can take home with them to stick into their very own nature diaries, for February we will be making daffodil collages and paper feathers.

winter view of manor house
Manor house in winter
winter view of manor house

The whole estate will be open daily so you can pick up a light lunch and peruse in the shop before heading inside the historic manor house. Our estate remains open year-round for walkers but February half term will be an excellent time to explore, with the grounds gradually coming back to life after a long winter.

snowdrops at Brockhampton
Snowdrops- small white flowers on green stem
snowdrops at Brockhampton

Out on the estate keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such a Muntjac deer wandering the woodlands. Don’t forget to look down too, see if you can spot any snowdrops or spring crocuses appearing. The estate runs over 1700 acres of beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Meaning there’s space for everyone to explore so pull on your walking boots and who knows what you’ll find.