Welcome to our what’s on – things to do – guide for February half-term in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 2020. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home. This is our ultimate guide to the best events or places to take kids, make sure you bookmark this page so that you can keep checking back. Another issue we often find at February half-term is some places aren’t even open. Hopefully, this post will keep you busy in one of the coldest school holidays of the year. We still love to get out and about in the winter – nothing some gloves, a hat, scarf and wellie boots can’t fix.
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All the following attractions are open during February half term.
Things to do February Half Term East Yorkshire 2020
Burton Agnes Hall
Snowdrop Spectacular – Every February, millions of hardy snowdrops push through the cold winter ground to create a magnificent ‘white carpet’ across the woodland floor at the Cunliffe-Listers’ Elizabethan family home. Wander through a wonderful blanket of snowdrops in our woodland walk. The hall is closed, but the gardens and new adventure playground are open.
Burton Agnes Hall – Rudston Rd, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB
Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park
This is a small animal park with a busy daytime schedule. Including wallaby feeding where you can go in their enclosure and hand-feed them. Reptile handling, bird of prey flying display, owl handling and more.
Bridlington animal park – Carnaby Covert La, Bridlington YO15 3QF
Burnby Hall Gardens
The cliffs surrounding Flamborough head are stunning and you can enjoy great views in either direction. This is also a good place to spot wild sea birds nesting on the cliffs. If you can make the steep walk down to Flamborough’s north beach (at Flamborough head) it is a beach worth visiting. You will need to check the tide times though. When the tide is out there are mini caves and rock pools. There are a lot of steps down and back up again though, but it is worth it. The lighthouse will be shut.
Flamborough Head – Lighthouse Rd, Bridlington YO15 1AR
Beach Cove is a relatively large indoor soft play area with an outdoor playground. Outdoors they have an adventure playground with a zip wire, giant bouncy pillows, a giant sandpit and an electric racing track.
Bugtopia is next door to Beach cove. When you visit Bugtopia at Hornsea you have the option of just visiting their tropical rainforest room or you can also book onto one of their regular animal encounter experiences.
Hornsea Freeport – Rolston Rd, Hornsea HU18 1UT
They have archery for children aged 5 and over. An all weather indoor low ropes course for 7+ (5 if they are with an adult, minimum 1.2m). Plus an outdoor high ropes course for those over 1.4m. Other fun things are a big leap and super side for 5+. Climbing wall also for 5+ plus zip wires (1.2m and over), roller skating, adventure park and more.
Let Loose – Hull Rd, Woodmansey, Beverley HU17 0RS
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a nature reserve on the cliffs of the Yorkshire coastline. It is a very popular place for nesting sea birds including gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills and more. It’s a lovely spot to go for a walk along the cliff edges and to see what birds you can spot. Make sure you pick a nice clear day for your visit though as the mist can easily block your view. For children, they have self-guided trails (including a Puffin Trail, Gannet Trail and Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail) and Discovery Backpacks for hire throughout the year.
RSPB Bempton Cliffs – Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Servant trail – Discover more about the servants at Sewerby Hall and who did what job where with our Servant Trail. Plus playground, small zoo with penguins, lemurs, farm animals. Grounds and house.
Sewerby Hall – Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA
Sledmere House and Gardens
There is a farm park. It is small but there’s plenty of friendly characters including goats, pigs, horses and rabbits. Plus the Spotty Pig Adventure playground. Here you will find a zip wire, swings and plenty to climb on. There is a circular walk around the perimeter of the deer park and straight across it. (closed during the rutting season). There are other grounds you can walk around including a very impressive walled garden. The house is shut.
Sledmere House – Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG
This is a large aquarium with tanks including a large coral reef, endless ocean tank with loggerhead turtles and small sharks, Gentoo penguins, rockpool sessions, interactive exhibits, under 1metre soft play, glass lift through a large tank.
The Deep – Tower St, Hull HU1 4DP
Visit a Soft Play Centre
If there’s a day where you really don’t fancy a day outdoors how about a soft play centre? East Yorkshire has 10 of them. Head on over here to take a look and choose where to visit.
How about a day trip to Bridlington? I have a list with lots of things to do in this seaside town. We even saw the boats running in January so I’m sure there will be plenty to do this February half-term. The rides will be shut.
There are plenty of things to do in Hull. Excellent free museums include Hull and East riding museum, Maritime museum and our favourite the Streetlife museum. There is also the Dinostar museum, East Hull community farm, the excellent East park, bowling, ice skating and so much more. For more inspiration and to find out more head on over to read my things to do in Hull post.
Indoor wooden adventure play area with wobbly bridges, slides, sand and water play. Outdoors climbing, den building, sand and water play and more.
William’s Den – Castle Farm, Wold Hill HU15 2LS
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