February half-term in Hampshire

Looking for something to do with the little ones in Hampshire this February half-term? All our places listed below have imaginative new trails to try around the gardens. Invent a curious contraption at Mottisfont, seek out spring nature at Uppark and Hinton Ampner, or challenge kids on The Vyne's Lost Tapestries hunt. It's a last chance to visit The Vyne's amazing rooftop walkway too. Every visit you make will help us keep these places open for families in future years.

Thelwell cartoon of a pony causing havoc at a fair


16 - 24 Feb: inspired by Norman Thelwell’s hilarious cartoons of naughty ponies in Mottisfont’s gallery, this half-term trail takes kids on a gallop through the gardens, packed with fun, country pursuit-type challenges, 10am-5pm, £1 per trail. Indoors, explore the hidden world of Mottisfont's house pests, 10am-3pm, free.

Half term fun at Nymans

The Vyne 

From 16 Feb: discover Pesky Pests on The Vyne’s new house trail (£1 per trail), and delve into our Victorian dressing up selection (free). There’s outdoor fun too, on the Victorian Children’s trail (£1 per trail), and toys to hunt for on the woodland geocache (free). Click through for times.

Little girl riding on woman's shoulder along parkland path in winter

Hinton Ampner 

16-24 Feb: Hinton’s new spring birds trail introduces kids to some of our favourite feathered friends, and the places they might live. You’ll find out lots of fascinating facts about them as you solve the clues on this journey around the gardens and park, 10am-4pm, £1 per trail.

Hot drinks and cakes from the restaurant

Uppark House and Garden 

16-24 Feb: The weather has a big impact on our spring nature. This activity trail takes families around Uppark’s gardens as they solve clues and find out ??????. The trail is suitable for ages ? to ?, and takes about ? minutes to complete. We’re high up on the South Downs too, so why not bring a kite? 10am-4pm, £1.