February half-term in Hampshire

You'll find loads of new February half-term adventures at our places in and around Hampshire. Indoors and out, there are activity-led trails and challenges to enjoy, whatever the weather. Kids will learn fascinating nature and history facts too; they can even pick up baking tips. 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. Every visit you make helps keep these places open for the future.

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, 11am-4pm, 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.

Mother and daughter making flour using mill stones

Winchester City Mill 

16-24 Feb: Explore the Mill's nooks and crannies on our new ‘What Am I?’ trail. Your clue book will help you unlock the secrets of the Mill - there are symbols to collect on your journey, and prizes for all successful adventurers, 10am-3pm. On 23 Feb, our baking demo will give families some great baking tips, 11am-3pm. Activities free.

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 what Uppark's plants, animals, even people do during spring sunshine, snow and showers The trail is suitable for tiny tots and older children, and takes about 30 minutes to complete. 10am-4pm, £1.