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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.

Two children peer through a summer play installation

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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Children playing at a table in the Lego Room at The Children's Country House at Sudbury, Derbyshire

Kids’ indoor activities for rainy days 

How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Here's a selection of indoor activities that won't be ruined by a sudden downpour.

Girl sword-fighting under a tree in the grounds of Wray Castle, Cumbria. Wray Castle is set in beautiful grounds on Lake Windermere's western shore.

Places for kids to dress up 

Dressing up is a fun way for children to get in touch with the past. We've picked our top places to try on costumes and play make-believe.

Girl playing with a football on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset in summer

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

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

Family in the garden at Sizergh with a pushchair, Cumbria

Family-friendly walks 

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

A family exploring the Adam Tower at Chirk Castle, Wrexham.

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.