February half-term fun in the North East

Looking for something to do with the little ones this February half-term? Wrap up warm and make the most of the fresh air- whatever the weather. From muddy trails at Gibside and Seaton Delaval Hall, to making your own mini garden at Cragside, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in the North East.

Three children playing in a den

Adventures at Cherryburn 

Head on a bat trail, make your own printed masterpiece or head to the wild garden and build a den at Cherryburn. With events on every weekday of the holiday, there’s plenty to keep the kids busy this February half-term.

A family look at plants in the woodland

Family fun at Cragside 

From designing a mini garden, to flipping pancakes in the kitchen, to studying plants with Naomi Gnome, there's plenty to do at Cragside every day of the holiday.

Children walking in their wellies

Plodge at Gibside 

It’s all about plodging at Gibside. Wrap up warm, get outdoors and make the most of nature and the fresh air - whatever the weather. Throughout half-term, hunt for hidden wellies on the wellyteering trail or take part in activities such as plodging and welly wanging.

A family walk through Seaton Delaval Hall's woodland

Outdoors family fun at Seaton Delaval Hall 

There’s no such thing as wrong weather at Seaton Delaval Hall. Just the wrong clothing, so don your wellies and waterproofs and visit Seaton Delaval Hall for some half-term fun. Create the muddiest of mud pies in our 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 ¾ activity, build a den in the woods or try a spot of geocaching.

A man holds a little girl up to see the view from Souter's Lantern Room

Family fun at Souter Lighthouse 

It's all about nature and outdoor fun at Souter this half-term, with bird-themed events and action-packed sports days to keep the kids busy between Monday 12 and Friday 16 February.

Family with dragon heads on Wallington's lawn

Plant some snow drops at Wallington 

Lend a hand with planting snowdrops. Drop in during half-term (10-18 February) and help us plant another 100,000 snowdrop bulbs. The gardening team will be there to show you the ropes and help you get hands-on with nature - all you need is enthusiasm and clothes you don't mind getting muddy!

Boy looking to see what he has caught in his pond dipping net

Nature fun at Washington Old Hall 

For the first time, Washington Old Hall is open for February half-term and it’s a perfect time to let your little ones explore the outdoors. To celebrate, pot up your own plant to take home, have a go at pond dipping, or give nature a helping hand by making a willow bird feeder and see what birds come to your garden in the Spring.