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.

'The Rescue', a black and white cartoon by William Heath Robinson


Mottisfont's half-term fun is inspired by the eccentric and hilarious illustrations in their Heath Robinson exhibition. You'll discover all sorts of activities and challenges around the grounds. Have a go at inventing your own curious contraption - there's a competition for the best design. Until 29 March.

Keep your eyes peeled on this family trail in aid of The Vyne's tapestries.

The Vyne 

There's so much to get stuck into at The Vyne this half-term. Jigsaw pieces hidden in the grounds will help you create an oriental tapestry on our Lost Tapestries trail. Seek out Tudor animals too, or 16th-century-themed 'treasures' on the geocaching challenge. Daily activities, suitable for tiny tots to older cihldren.

Two kids in wellies in a muddy puddle

Hinton Ampner 

Try out Hinton’s new nature-themed trail around the nooks and crannies of this pretty garden. Families will learn all sorts of fascinating facts about wildlife on this fun challenge. 10 – 18 February, suggested donation £1.

A little girl runs with a kite flying out behind her

Uppark House and Garden 

Get the kids outdoors in some fresh winter air this half-term. Our new trail will have them hunting for signs of spring around these easy to navigate gardens. We’re high up on the South Downs too, so why not bring a kite? 10 – 18 February.