February half-term family adventures at Stowe

Kick off the winter blues and escape to the great outdoors with your family this February half-term. Day four of the holidays and cabin fever hits! To channel your kids' pent up energy we prescribe running, jumping and getting creative on the below activities which are available throughout the week whatever the weather.

Women of Stowe trail

From a warrior knight to an all-powerful goddess, pick up a guide and discover the hidden stories of women at Stowe as you have your own adventure around the garden. The trail is free of charge and normal admission applies – available daily, until Mother's Day 10am-5pm.

Wild Wednesday: Feathery friends

Join the wild team to learn more about our feathery friends, collect your own bird spotting guide and make a bird feeder to take home. How many birds will you spot? Receuve a sticker for completing one of our '50 Things' - go bird watchig, and take home your own '50 Things' scrapbook. Wednesday 14 February, 10.30am-12noon. £2 per child, booking essential, and normal admission applies.

Family explorers

Every month there’s a different theme for your family to enjoy whilst having a go at some of the 50 Things to see and do before you’re 11 ¾. Borrow a free family explorer guide when you arrive or download it here to print and bring with you. In February it’s nature trackers; which animal tracks can you spy in the garden? Can you tell the difference between an otter and a fox? Available daily throughout the month.

Children check their trail notes

What's on at Stowe

Step into a world of adventure trails and outdoors fun throughout the school holidays and weekends.

Close up of otter on the River Itchen

Stowe nature trackers guide

Learn all about tracks and trails this half-term at Stowe. Take a peek or print it to bring along with you when you visit.

Rain experts

Here are our top tips for embracing the rain and having fun at Stowe for fearless families. 

  • You can complete these 50 Things: No.6 running around in the rain, No.5 Skim a stone, No.13 make a mud pie, No.22 explore inside a tree. Pick up a free 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ scrapbook from New Inn and start your adventure today. It’s full of hints and tips for success.

  • To dodge rain showers, use the temples as shelters

  • Temples with shelter, some benches or to use for picnic spots are: The Lake Pavilions, Concord and Victory, Ancient Virtue, The Grotto, The Cascade (there are small nooks to sit in), Queens Temple, The Fane of Pastoral Poetry

Puddle jumping and running in the rain
Enjoy splashing in puddles this season
Puddle jumping and running in the rain

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Show nature you care by getting outside and getting involved