Awesome Activities for Half Term

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Stonehenge at half term

The February half term holiday is upon us and I don’t know about you, but it’s really snuck up on me this year! One of my children is happily enrolled on an activity camp for the week, but I’ve been having a look at day trips that I can take my other children on to get out and about and be active during the break. I thought I would share them with you, although some of these places may be a little far for us to go in a day they might be on your doorstep, so I’ve included all the ones that have caught my attention. I hope that if you have family time over the week they might be helpful pointers for awesome days out.

For counties with half term 11th – 19th February

Eden Project half term activities

Eden Project

The Eden Project are partnering with the team behind Tom Gates over half term, and hosting creative, colourful workshops. What’s more, they have extended their free child offer so every paying adult can bring one child under the age of 16 with them for free!


Explore Japanese flame pots at Stonehenge, and have a go at making your own ‘Dogu’ (a clay figure) to take home. Stonehenge is an English Heritage site, but National Trust members in England can also visit for free. Take a look at the website for more information.

Jorvik Viking Festival

This is an annual festival held in central York. With Viking related craft and storytelling it is bound to enthral all ages. The events are listed here, so you can get a sense of what is going on through the week.


Imagine Children’s Festival

The Imagine Children’s Festival returns to South Bank in London for its 21st year. From family trails to music to wellbeing sessions, there is likely to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Illuminate Festival 2023

Returning to Oldham for its sixth year, is the Illuminate Festival. Explore the illuminated town, watch street performances and be inspired by the community parade.

For counties with half term 18th – 26th February

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

This half term, prepare to be whizzed back in time at Kenilworth Castle. With tales of Henry VIII, Robin Hood and an opportunity to try your hand at archery, this looks to be a great day out.

Herbert Art Gallery

The Herbert Art Gallery is the latest venue to house Dippy the Diplodocus. Public viewing starts on Monday 20th February. Tickets are free but booking is advised as the gallery is expected to be very busy, especially during the school holidays.


The Ironbridge Museums are hosting a number of space themed activities this half term. These include making your own flying creature from air drying clay, having a go at marble painting and decorating your own tile. There is also a kids eat free offer on at selected venues, take a look at their website for more details.

All Things Wild

All Things Wild in Honeybourne are running a Mammoth Adventure during the half term holiday! Day tickets start from £6 – be sure to book in advance.

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Minibeast handling sessions are on offer at Stratford Butterfly Farm this half term! Booking in advance is strongly recommended as this gorgeous butterfly paradise is in high demand during the holidays.


Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a lovely half term week. If you are looking for easy stay at home activities, you might like this post which covers some popular ideas in our house!