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What’s On This Half Term In Southern England – February 2016

Written by Louise Winter


Here is our guide to events happening this February half-term in the South of England.

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park; Wiltshire – Save 20% when you book through Days Out With Kids!

For a wild half-term day out, a visit to Longleat is a must! With so much to do, including the Safari drive, a jungle cruise, and the chance to feed Rainbow Lorikeets as well as so many other attractions. Have a wander round the magnificent Longleat House, and take the little ones to Adventure Castle for a run around before your journey home.

Half-term at Marwell Zoo; Winchester, Hampshire, 13th – 21st February, 10am – 4pm

Search for hidden stamps on a cool trail around this fascinating zoo and say hello to the animals as you go round. There is the chance to win annual membership to Marwell so don’t forget your pen! Good Luck!
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February Half-term Activities; Winchester Science Centre, Hampshire, 12th – 22nd February, 10am – 4pm

This fab Science Centre has so much planned for the half-term to keep the kids entertained including interactive activities, films and live science shows to watch!
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Dinosaur Discoveries; Torquay’s Dinosaur World, Devon, 13th – 21st February, Open from 11am

Surround yourself with some incredible dinosaurs this half term and take part in a very fun Family Explorer Quiz as you enjoy the new interactive exhibits! The children will love trying to win themselves their very own 160 million year old fossil which they get to take home! Wow!
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Bushcraft for Kids; Cotehele, Saltash, Cornwall, 16th – 18th February, 10am – 12pm and 1:30 – 3:30pm

This half term at Cotehele, you’ll find out some very useful survival skills with a survival expert. During this fun and very hands on day, you’ll learn how to light a fire and build a shelter, as well as participate in lots of active outdoor activities!
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Family Discovery Days; New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, 16th – 18th February, 10am – 4pm

Head into the New Forest for a family day out suitable for all ages. There will be themed trails, a quiz, and plenty of craft activities for those children looking to get creative this half term!
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Hands-On Half Term; Beaulieu National Motor Museum House and Garden, Hampshire, 13th – 21st February, 10am – 5pm

There’s lots of fun things going on at Beaulieu this half term including the new display this year called ‘Driving Change’, where all the family can visit activity stations collecting stamps and filling up a pass book. Children will also experience a Victorian kitchen and find out what it was like cooking in these times.
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What can I make with a plastic bag? Fashion Museum, Bath, Somerset, 15th February, 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30 -3:30pm

Take your own plastic bag along to the Fashion Museum and find out what item of clothing you can make from a plastic bag at this fun workshop. How about a trousers, a dress or even a pair of boots! You will then be able to show off your fantastic creations in a fashion show!
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Half Term Activities; Hobbledown Children’s Farm, Epsom, Surrey, 15th – 19th February, 10:30am – 5:30pm

Pop along for a super fun day out where there is still plenty to do even if the weather is horrible! Don’t miss the very special puppet show and meet some lovely farmyard residents. If the kids still have bags of energy, take them to the indoor playbarn and let them run riot!
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February Half Term at Poole Museum; Poole, Dorset, 16th – 21st February, 11am – 3pm

There are plenty of fun free activities this half term for the kids to get stuck into! Explore this fascinating museum whilst following a self-guided trail finding answers to hidden clues, listen to stories, and make a twirling ladybird, plus plenty of other crafts too!
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Victorian Life at the Fort:Playtime; Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Fareham, Hampshire, 15th – 19th February, 10am – 4pm

As the Fort was built in Victorian times, this half term there will be plenty going on with a Victorian theme. Send the kids back to school, where they will learn about the British Empire and have a lot of fun playing Victorian indoor games!
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50 Things Activity Week; Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield, East Sussex, 15th – 19th February, 11am – 12:30pm

There is plenty going on this half term so as well as enjoying the beautiful gardens, visit the Events Room and get the little ones making kites or a bug hotel to take home with them!
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Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure; Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, 13th – 21st February, From 10am

Visit Leeds Castle for a lovely family day out to follow a trail in search of giant chocolate bars around this stunning castle. Keep your eyes peeled for a special golden ticket, solve the riddles, and you may even be rewarded with a chocolately treat at the end!
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I hope this gives you some inspiration of things to do with the kids this half-term. Don’t forget, visit our website Days Out With Kids for more ideas of where to take the children as well as events all over the country!



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