February half term in the South West

There was lots to look forward to for February half term 2020. Here's a taste of what happened for half term in 2020, check back here nearer the time to find out what's coming up for February half term in 2021. Whatever the weather, there will be adventures to be had, with events and activities for all the family.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 130 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Children hide from the rain under umbrellas in Saltram garden

February half-term fun at Saltram 

Pull on your wellies and throw on your coat; whether it's '50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4' or a visit to the west wing of the house, there's lots to see and do.

Family walking at Greenway, Devon

Half-term fun at Greenway 

Brush off the winter blues with a stroll around the woodland garden or take part in the outdoors family trail. Whatever the weather, there's lots of things to keep families entertained over the half term when Greenway reopens on Saturday 15 February.

Get back to nature this half-term at Kingston Lacy

Celebrate the first signs of spring this half term at Kingston Lacy 

Discover carpets of snowdrops in the Fernery and enjoy spring themed craft activities in the laundry. Whatever the weather wrap up warm, put your wellies on, and get ready for an adventure.

A child in costume at Corfe Castle

February half-term fun

Interactive fun inspired by history - historic games, a medieval siege engine and the Great Escape. From Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 February.

Get weaving at a willow workshop at Barrington Court

Shake off the cobwebs at half term

There's plenty to see and do, from exploring wildlife to weaving willow.

Make a bird box at Montacute House

Get ready for spring this half term

It's all about nature at Montacute House – February is the time to make plans for the rest of the year.

Exploring the parkland

Little explorer's guide to Lacock

Grab your wellies, pack some snacks and dig out the binoculars...we're going on an adventure! If you're unable to print the trail at home, please ask at Visitor Reception.

The back garden of Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall

Tintagel Old Post Office February half-term opening

The house and garden team have blown away the winter cobwebs ready for the doors to be flung open for half term, 15-23 February. Expect open fires, the smell of Cornish teatime treats or finding out about the origins of the everyday phrases we still use. Please click to read more about half-term opening at Tintagel Old Post Office.

Using a fire steel to make sparks at Lydford Gorge

February half-term fun at Lydford Gorge

There are activities to keep families entertained over the February half term, including fun with sticks, fire and hand tools.

A child jumping in a muddy puddle

February half-term fun at Castle Drogo

There's plenty going on this February half term from a nature trail around the garden to Wild Tribe on Sunday 16 February.

Children playing in the dunes at Studland Bay

Half term at Studland Bay

Enjoy the outdoors at beautiful Studland Bay this half term - solve clues and enjoy play and craft activities or experience sunset as a family.

Child at the wild play area, Coleton Fishacre, Devon

February half-term adventures at Coleton Fishacre

There's plenty of things to do with your little-ones come rain or shine at Coleton Fishacre when it reopens on Saturday 15 February. You can explore the woodland and build a den in the wild play area, complete a trail indoors or out and a '50 things to do before you're 11¾' event taking place in half term on Wild Wednesday.

Daffodils in front of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Valentine's Day Flower Count at Lacock Abbey

Signifying the start of spring, colourful flowers are a welcome sign of the longer, warmer days to come. But can you help us count them?

A child on the play area at Tyntesfield

February half term at Tyntesfield

Spring is well on its way, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season at Tyntesfield.

Family in the garden at Dyrham Park

February half term at Dyrham Park

Stretch your legs and shake off those winter blues this February with activities running each weekday.

a close up of a snowdrop flower at Glendurgan

February half-term trail at Glendurgan 

Put a spring in your step with the signs of spring children's trail, which starts when Glendurgan reopens for half term on Saturday 15 February.