February half-term fun

A child jumping in a muddy puddle

There's lots going on this February half-term from Wild Tribe in the woods to a Dartmoor fairy stories trail in the garden.

This half-term at Castle Drogo you could pick up a Dartmoor fairy stories trail from visitor reception and follow it around the garden to claim your prize at the end. (£1).

Or join the Wild Tribe at Fingle Bridge Meadows on Sunday 12 February, 11am-2pm for bushcraft activities. On Sunday 12 February the session is build a home for nature, children can make and take home their own bird box, bug hotel and spider web catchers. (Booking essential on 01647 433306, adult £4, children £6).

Join the Wild Tribe at Fingle Bridge Meadows for bushcraft activities.
A child building a den

Or if you want to shelter from the weather the castle is open during February half-term for behind the scenes tours. These tours with a knowledgeable guide will include a mixture of information on family history, building and design, the current building project and ongoing conservation work. You'll also be able to see the house team moving the collection around the castle ready for it to open in March.

In the visitor centre families can pick up colouring in sheets or have a read of a book from the second hand book shelf. Local photographer John Howells will be running an exhibition of his work in visitor reception from Saturday 11-Sunday 19 February, 11am-4pm.