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February half-term family activities

Three young children explore the formal garden at Dinefwr. They're wrapped up warm for winter, wearing wellies, and balancing along the stonework around a garden sculpture feature.
Children exploring the formal garden at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Get ready for a half-term adventure with outdoor family trails, nature-inspired activities and fun crafts at the places we care for. Discover what's on near you.

Find February half-term events

There are plenty of activities at the places in our care to keep the kids busy this February half term. Solve a murder mystery at Scotney Castle in Kent, travel back to the 1920s at Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire or learn about the forgotten origins of fairy tales from around the world at Buckland Abbey in Devon.

A man and child explore the ruins of Fountains Abbey. The man is holding the little girl as they look up at the stone walls of the abbey.

Enjoy some family fun

Looking for places the whole family will enjoy? Discover family-friendly cycling trails, places to get closer to nature and historic buildings where you can learn about the past.

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Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

A family walking down a wide gravel pathway with long garden beds either side. The grand manor of Dyrham House can be seen in the background and the family are wrapped up warm for winter.

Family-friendly walks 

Enjoy a family-friendly walk with these trails suitable for buggies and little legs. Go wild in natural play areas and compete in woodland den building.

A family picnicking at Wray Castle, Cumbria

Family-friendly castles to visit 

Looking for enchanting family days out? Look no further than these fairy-tale castles, perfect for days out with little knights and dragon-slayers.

A family of four are strolling through woodland at Rowallane Garden, County Down, where the leaves on the trees have turned yellow. The family is looking at something out of the shot.

Enchanted forests to visit with the family 

Looking for magical days out with the family? Discover our best enchanted forests where children can let their imaginations roam.