Are Valentine’s days spent differently now you have children, or do you still like to mark the day with that someone special? We’ve found some romantic, yet seriously fun days out for all the family meaning you can still celebrate with kids in tow.
Love Heart Hunt at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, London
11-19 February 2017, 10.00-16.30
Love is in the air this half-term so see how many love hearts the kids can spot hidden in the zoo! Enter your answer in a draw for a chance to win a free family day ticket. Find out more.
Half-Term Show the Love Week at RSBP The Lodge, Bedford
11-12 February 2017, 10.00-14.00
All the family can join in with some Valentine’s celebrations this week by visiting this beautiful reserve and joining in with their Climate change event. Have a go at creating a large green heart from natural materials ready to be framed and taken home. Find out more.
Teddy Bear Zip Wire Challenge at Corfe Castle, Poole
11-19 February 2017, 10.00-16.00
This half-term back by popular demand is the Teddy Bear Zip Wire where kids can watch their special furry friend take the challenge of this fearsome task! For Valentine’s Day there is a special themed quest called ‘Romance and Courtship’ kids…. and teddies might enjoy afterwards! Find out more.
Wild Clay Hearts Craft at Dyrham Park, Chippenham
18 February 2017, 13.00-15.00
This half-term kids can show their ‘love’ for nature making a fun wild clay heart using clay and materials they have found by foraging in the park. Find out more.
Beatrix Potter Guided Walk – Love of a Lifetime; Hill Top, Hawkshead, Cumbria
Sunday 19 February 2017, 13.30-16.30
Bring the family to enjoy this romantic guided walk on Valentines Day to explore the beautiful places that inspired Beatrix Potter to write her famous stories. She fell in love with her husband there, so this really is a place for a love story. Find out more.
Flirty February Half Term; Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire
11-19 February 2017, 10.00-15.00
Celebrate Valentines day with a lovely family lunch in the Stables Tearoom, and afterwards you will be given a poetic scroll to head out and discover flirty facts on a children’s trail through the grounds. Find out more.
Habitat Helpers, Morden Hall Park, London
13-17 February 2017, 11.00-16.00
Right at the end of the Northern Line, Morden Hall Park is a green oasis in the heart of South London. This half-term is all about wild animals and their habitats, so have a go at making bird boxes then head out on a bird spotting trip along the new wetlands boardwalk. Knowledgeable National Trust rangers will be on hand to help you identify what you see. Find out more.
Top Secret Hillside Trail, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
11 – 19 February 2017, 10.00-16.00
This National Trust property was once a secret map-making site during World War II. Now you can find out about Second World War code breaking on the Top Secret Hillside Trail around Hughenden and try making your own top secret map. Afterwards why not check out the 1940s living room, ice-house bunker and have a run around the woodland. Find out more.
Go Wild in the Woods, Barrington Court, Somerset
14 February 2017, 12.00-15.00
Wrap up warm and throw your wellies on for a wild day in the woods. There’s loads of room to run around and the rangers at Barrington have prepared some messy, muddy, fun activities for you to try. You’ll spend the afternoon outdoors so put on a few layers and be prepared to get muddy. Find out more.
Bushcraft for Kids, Cotehele, Cornwall
13-15 February 2017, 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-15.30
Head to the woodlands at Cotehele for a morning or afternoon of wild bushcraft. Learn to build a shelter, light a controlled fire and other wilderness survival skills. The day is run by Jack, a bushcraft expert from Serious Outdoor Skills. Find out more.
4D Chocolate Adventure, Cadbury World, Bournville, Birmingham
Opens daily, various time
Surround yourself with chocolate this Valentine’s day and experience the amazing 4D Chocolate Adventure at Cadbury World. Ride the Crunchie rollercoaster and dive into liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk! After your visit, don’t forget to visit the shop for extra special Valentine’s gifts for that someone special. Find out more.
Charlotte’s Web Trail, Croft Castle and Parkland, Leominster, Herefordshire
11-19 February 2017, 10.00-16.00
Families can step back in time to the 1950’s with the ‘Charlotte’s Web’ themed trail around the grounds. See if you can spot E.B. White’s characters around Croft and claim a prize at the end. Find out more.
Love Birds Week! Lotherton Hall, Aberford, Leeds
11-26 February 2017, 10.00-16.00
There’s plenty going on for for those Love Birds out there with special bird themed activities and crafts. Your little ones will be entertained with Bird Keeper talks, feeder making and feathery arts & crafts in the Bird Garden and House. Find out more.
Puxton Park, Weston super Mare, Somerset
11-17 February 2017, 09.00-19.00
As well as plenty of activities going on for half term to keep the children entertained, visit Puxton Park on Valentine’s Day as there many interesting events to enjoy with the whole family member! If you are visiting on Tuesday 14 February, don’t forget to dress up for their Fairy Tale Dress Up Disco to get £1 off entry ticket. Find out more.
Magic Lantern Festival, Chiswick House and Gardens
until 26 February 2017, 17.00-22.00
Wander around Chiswick House and Garden to enjoy spectacular light installations and beautiful hand-made lanterns in the shape of animals and plants. Find out more.
Rewards and Fairies Winter Garden Trail at Bateman’s, East Sussex
until 21 February 2017, 10.00-17.00
As it is Valentine’s Day and in celebration of Shakespeare’s love story ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ why not treat the kids to an outdoor adventure following a romantic sculpture trail in search of little hidden homes where some of Puck’s woodland fairy friends live. Find out more.
February Half Term Children’s Trail at Claremont Gardens, Esher
11-19 February 2017, 10.00-16.00
This half-term bring the family to explore this lovely garden on a special Valentine’s trail where you can learn all about the romance and love of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold. If you manage to find all the clues there is a prize waiting for you! Find out more.
Love Birds at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Ely
14 February 2017, 10.00-16.00
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day and kids can find out all about some of the birds that live here and make a special bird box to take home. Enjoy bird watching with a Ranger and see how many different species your family can spot. Find out more.