Welcome to our what’s on guide for February half-term in the East Midlands. 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 for 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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Belton House – Lincolnshire
When? Friday 14th – Sunday 23rd February Event – Half Term Fun About – Winter wildlife family trail – Pick up a wildlife trail and become a naturalist for the day. Trek the parkland route and discover what wildlife can be found at Belton over winter. Free badge for all great explorers. Plus arts and crafts, art adventures, ranger packs and more. read more….
Things to do February Half Term East Midlands 2020
Bluebells Dairy – Derbyshire
When? Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February. Event – Superhero Academy. About – An amazing interactive and adventurous hour long experience with your favourite superheroes. Tickets include regular farm entry.
Bolsover Castle – Derbyshire
When? Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February. Event – Get hands-on with history, mini musketeers. About – Find out what life was like for 17th Century musketeers. Whether it is practising musket drill, gunpowder making or learning what life was like for a soldier, there is lots to discover. Ticket includes regular entry. read more….
Chatsworth House – Derbyshire
When? Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February. Event – Half-term in the farmyard and playground. About – Alongside our usual fun, get stuck in to some creative crafts, become an intrepid traveller as you go on a water blasting quest through Stand Wood, and, if you dare, handle some spiders and other reptiles from around the world.
Conkers – Leicestershire
When? Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February. Event – February Half Term Adventures About – Daily adventures, crafts, story time and ranger activities. Conkers is even more fun than normal for the kids – as a great daily programme of extra activities and entertainment is laid on – all included in the normal standard ticket price. read more….
Great Central Railway – Leicestershire
When? Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th February. Event – See Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol About – The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at Loughborough. There will also be face painting, a mini funfair and of course rides on a steam train.
Lincoln Castle – Lincolnshire
When? Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February Event – Crime and Punishment About – Step inside the Victorian Prison and meet some unsavoury criminals from Victorian Lincoln. Explore the Prison to locate the prisoners, discover more about them and take your evidence to the Judge. read more….
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park – Lincolnshire
Manor Farm park and Woodlands – Leicestershire
When? Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February. Event – Lambs born in half term About – See the newborn lambs, enjoy a full day of animal adventures and visit our craft room to make something to take home. read more….
Matlock Farm Park – Derbyshire
When? Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February. Event – Half-term. About – February half term will see the return of our very popular Wallaby Encounters and ferret racing. There will be short pony rides on every day (£2.50) and more.
Midland Railway Butterley – Derbyshire
When? 15-16th February and 19th – 23rd February. Event – Trains running. About – Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside. Their diesel trains have really large windows and so there is an excellent view all round. Plus you can see into the cab and see the driver in action, as well as the track ahead.
National Space Centre – Leicestershire
When? Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February. Event – Mission Mars About – Explore our science zone filled with fun hands on Mars themed activities. Join us for a live science show to explore the exciting missions launching to Mars in 2020. read more….
Pink Pig Farm – Lincolnshire
When? Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February Event – SuperHero Super Afternoon Tea About – Adult & sidekick versions, of our Superhero Super Afternoon Tea. Our afternoon tea has developed special powers & is extra tasty. Will your tastebuds be able to handle its super deliciousness? It might be too powerful for us, so will be available during February half-term only. read more….
Rand Farm – Lincolnshire
When? Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd February Event Lambing Live – About – Some of the sheep that have been on the farm over the winter are expected to lamb in time for the February half term holidays. There will also be daily opportunities to bottle feed our cade lambs at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm every day! read more….
Robin Hoods Wheelgate – Nottinghamshire
When? Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd February Event – Super Hero Half Term About – If you come to the park wearing anything like a superhero you will receive a Twinlakes ticket for one person – one dressed up person = one ticket! (this does not apply to under 95cm or persons gaining free entry). Plus meet and greets and more. read more….
Rufford Abbey – Nottinghamshire
When? Saturday 15th February to Sunday 1st March Event – Enchanted Fairy trail About – Price: £2 per trail sheet. Put on your fairy wings and follow the trail around Rufford Abbey’s Enchanted Forest to discover a world of mystery. read more….
Sudbury Hall – Derbyshire
When? Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February. Event – February Half term About – Join the garden trail to find out about the gardens history. If you fancy warming up indoors, head into the Billiard Room where you can practice your sketching skills, build an indoor den, play nature themed games, or simply relax!
Tattershall Farm – Lincolnshire
Twinlakes – Leicestershire
When? Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd February Event – Super Hero Half Term About – join us here at Twinlakes Park to take part in Superhero Feb Half Term Fun, it’s an action packed hero takeover. To claim a free ticket for entrance to our sister park, Wheelgate Park Mansfield, all you have to do is visit us dressed as a superhero, how good is that? read more….
White Post Farm – Nottinghamshire
When? Monday 17th to Friday 21st February Event – Frozen February About – Meet Anna, Elsa and Kristoff, journey through the enchanted forest walk-through, join in our Frozen singalong shows, learn all about our reindeer with Kristoff and much more. Of course all of our magical Frozen activities are alongside our usual farm fun, it is going to be an event to remember. read more….
For even more Lincolnshire half-term inspiration please check out – 22 February Half Term Things to Do Lincolnshire
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