February half-term in Hampshire

You'll find loads of February half-term adventures at our places in and around Hampshire. Indoors and out, there are new activity trails and challenges to enjoy. Kids will learn fascinating nature facts at Hinton Ampner and Uppark, and on Winchester City Mill’s Insect Investigators trail. Find out how we look after precious treasures indoors at The Vyne, in return for a special certificate. There’s dressing up fun at The Vyne too. When you want a break, our cafes are kitted out to make life easier, with small portions and lunch boxes, colouring equipment and changing facilities.

Half term fun at Nymans

The Vyne 

There’s plenty for children to get up to this half-term at The Vyne. Discover how we look after historic treasures, with the Conservation Award. Pick up details on this self-led activity inside the mansion (12-3pm, £1). There’s Victorian dressing up to enjoy too, and outdoors two garden trails full of fascinating facts to discover (10am-4.30pm, free). 15-23 Feb.

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

Hinton Ampner 

Hinton’s new Spring is in Sight trail takes kids on an outdoor adventure as they find out what’s waking up in the gardens. From snowdrops to early buzzing bees this 30 minute trail will keep all ages busy exploring spring nature. The nearby parkland is perfect for 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ challenges – collect a booklet when you arrive. 10am-4pm, £2 per trail, 15-23 Feb.

Hot drinks and cakes from the restaurant

Uppark House and Garden 

Uppark’s Waking up from Winter trail gets kids outdoors and solving nature-themed clues. Find out what plants, animals and even people are doing at Uppark during spring sunshine and showers. This 30 minute trail is suitable for both little ones and older children. The nearby café has welcoming hot chocolate, babychinos, pick ‘n’ mix lunch boxes and more, for kids to enjoy. 10am-4pm, £2 per trail, 15-23 Feb.

Mother and daughter making flour using mill stones

Winchester City Mill 

The Mill’s new insect trail will have kids tracking down all the different insects that live here. Complete the trail booklet and solve the quiz to qualify as an Insect Investigator (10am-3pm, donation). 15-23 Feb. The Mill is a great place for Pooh Sticks and bird-spotting from its island garden. There’s live milling in the weekend, and a delicious baking demo too (15 Feb, 11am-3pm).