February half-term adventures in Yorkshire

If you're looking for things to keep the kids busy this half-term, then take a closer look below at what's going on in Yorkshire. Craft a candle holder at Fountains Abbey and weave a willow igloo at East Riddlesden Hall. Where will you visit first?

A girl having a go at carding wool

Half-term crafts at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal 

Knit, weave and meet some woolly friends at Swanley Grange. Kids can also make a medieval style candle holder or a lantern in the craft workshop. Call into the play area on your way home, it's right next to Swanley on the path back to the visitor centre.

Three children making mud pies in the garden

Plant willow at East Riddlesden Hall 

Roll up your sleeves and help to plant willow. We'll then weave it into an igloo-shaped den in time for the summer. Kids can also make a bird feeder for the garden and get busy baking cakes in the mud pie kitchen.

Follow the family owl trail around Beningbrough's gardens

Make feathered friends at Beningbrough Hall 

Enjoy all things owl related at Beningbrough during the school holidays. Pick up an owl mask trail when you arrive and set off in search of owls in the garden - the sculpture variety - but if you're lucky, you might spot a real one in the trees. You can also craft an origami owl in the hayloft - it's trickier than it looks.

Families on the blue cycle trail at Nostell

Have an active half-term at Nostell 

Bring your bike and take a ride through Joiner's Wood on our purpose built cycle trail. Ride around the trees, past the lake and out into the parkland. We're sure you won't get tired, but if you fancy a break, come and make a den in the woods .

Building a bird box at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant

Feathery February at Nunnington Hall 

Help wildlife this winter and make a bird box or fat feeder at Nunnington this during half-term. All materials are provided and there's no need to book, just turn up.

A child in costume mixes flour in the kitchen

Go back in time at Ormesby Hall 

Would you rather polish dirty boots or empty a chamber pot? These are just some of the jobs a Victorian child would have done at Ormesby Hall. Discover what life would have been like back then and have some fun along the way.

Three children cook marshmallows on a campfire

Outdoors activities at Hardcastle Crags 

Step into a different type of classroom this half-term. Join us for wild art or cook on a campfire. We'll show you how to light a fire without matches, then make popcorn and bake campfire bread.

Family enjoying the rocks on a winter's day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

Adventures at Brimham Rocks 

Have a scramble over the rocks and see if you can find a giant salamander's footprint. It was left in the rocks over 320 million years ago and is one of many fantastic features to find at this natural play area.