February half term in the South East

Have an outdoor adventure whatever the weather at your local National Trust place this February half term. Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and get the children out into nature. Become a bird detective with winged heroes Bat and Robin at Hughenden or join us at Petworth House and Park for an exciting long-weekender of activities in celebration of the night sky. There are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in the South East this half term.

Boy using a magnifying glass to look at a tree

Buckinghamshire 

Have an outdoor adventure whatever the weather in Buckinghamshire this half term. Become a bird detective with winged heroes Bat and Robin at Hughenden or, a warrior or goddess on an adventure at Stowe. Then let off steam in our natural play areas.

Children doing craft activities

West Sussex 

Bring the family to Petworth for a celebration of the night skies, including lantern decorating, story telling and singing. At Nymans the woodland and garden are perfect for winter adventures in nature.

The view from the top of Claremont's amphitheatre in winter

Surrey 

February half-term is the perfect time to shake off the winter cobwebs and get outdoors. We've got half term trails lined up and plenty of activities to inspire your mini explorers in Surrey.

Visitors sitting on fallen tree

Berkshire 

The snowdrops are out, the daffodils are coming and there's plenty to see and do at our places in and around Berkshire. Our properties are perfect for stretching little legs at half-term.

A view through winter trees at Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

East Sussex 

Meet Princess Acorn and Sir Knight Oakley on a trail at Bodiam Castle. Play nature bingo at Bateman’s or tick off some of your 50 Things at Sissinghurst. There's lots to do in East Sussex.

Children playing in the rain outside Ightham Mote, Kent

Kent 

Follow the outdoor family art trail at Chartwell, become a detective at Scotney Castle with a murder mystery adventure or channel your inner explorer and hunt for plants at Emmetts Garden.

Two young girls running in brightly coloured wellies and winter coats

Hampshire 

Solve nature-themed spring clues at Uppark and Hinton Ampner, or be an Insect Investigator at Winchester City Mill. At The Vyne there’s a new garden adventure to discover, or come indoors for our Conservation Award challenge and certificate.

Young boy jumping in puddles

London 

Find family fun at our parks and places in London this February. There's the chance to meet the 'Tiger Who Came to Tea' at Osterley Park and House, go wild with seed bomb making masterclasses at Morden Hall Park or use your senses to feel words, notice sounds and find your inspiration under the 'Poetree' at Ham House.

Family winter walk

7 ways to get your kids out for a winter walk

A child who has run around in the fresh air is so much nicer to be around. And if it’s in a beautiful place then we’re happy too. But persuading a child away from a screen in a cosy room into the cold outdoors for a walk can be tricky. Here are a few tips