February half term events for all the family

Children building a den

Come rain or shine, there'll be plenty of family-friendly events going on over February half term 2019.

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Girl stomping in mud in woodland on winter's day

Go wild in the great outdoors

There might be a bit of a chill in the air, but if you wrap up warm you’ll find that there are still lots of adventures to be had in the great outdoors. Gibside in Northumberland is a great spot for a squelchy, barefoot mud walk, or you could head to Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk to learn all about identifying flowers, building fires and how to use a map. You can also give nature a helping hand at Crom in County Fermanagh, where the rangers will teach you how to build a nest box for birds to hang in your garden.

The trebuchet in action at Corfe Castle

Travel through time

You might not be able to go travelling in a time machine yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the past this half term. Why not visit Corfe Castle in Dorset see how far the medieval siege engine can launch a missile? If you prefer more recent history, head to Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire to have a go at some of the tasks of working in a cotton mill, or visit Tyntesfield near Bristol to learn how the Victorians used to make tasty herbal tea.

Thelwell cartoon of a pony jump

Keep the kids busy on a rainy day

Even rain doesn’t have to spoil your fun, as there’s still plenty to do indoors. Why not head to Tredegar House near Newport to find out how the servants would have lived in the 19th century, or raid the dressing-up box full of costumes from different eras? You could also discover visit Mottisfont in Hampshire to discover the exhibition of bright and hilarious cartoons by artist Norman Thelwell, and make your own work of art to take home.

Child running through the woods

Find half term events near you 

From bug hunts and nature trails to crafty workshops and den building, we’ve got plenty of events to keep the whole family happy. Where will you go adventuring this half term?

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Make a stay of it
Visitors in the garden in autumn at Knightshayes, Devon

Half-term holidays 

Whether it’s just for the weekend, a mid-week break or the full school holiday week, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable break when you spend your half-term holiday with us. Set off on a camping adventure, cast adrift in a coastal cottage or cosy up in a woodland cabin.