Ideas for February half term days out with the kids

February is upon us, so if you’re looking for some inspiration for things to do with the family over half term, look no further.

From theme parks and arts festivals to history and getting one with nature, February is the season when doors open after a January break, lambs start to appear, and the weather can be very sketchy… but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop!

She loved meeting all the sheep in the maternity wing with the lambs in the spring
Meeting the lambs at the National Forest Adventure Farm last spring

So whether you have thrill-seekers, nature-lovers, future astronauts, superheroes, mini historians, or all of the above, here is my top lineup for ideas for February Half Term!

Twin Lakes Theme Parkfind out more here

Calling all superheroes – Twin Lakes has a fantastic Superhero Half Term spectacular from February 14th – 23rd. You can join in the Superhero Academy, meet the mascots, enjoy arts and crafts, and so much more. Plus you have all the rides both indoors and outdoors to enjoy AND if you come dressed as a superhero, you get a FREE ticket to their sister site at Wheelgate Park in Mansfield!

Check out our review here of when we visited in October for more on what you can expect at Twin Lakes.

Rollercoaster fun at Twin Lakes Theme Park
Rollercoaster fun at Twin Lakes Theme Park

Hawkwise at Cattows Farmfind out more here

For something very different, the lovely Hawkwise are running a photography session with their beautiful owls at Cattows Farm, especially for children.

There will be a small group of just 5 children and tickets are just Β£20 – so booking is essential to secure your spot. Click on the link above to book your slot or find out more.

We love Hawkwise and they are fantastic with children – so patient, friendly, and making learning about owls a fun and engaging experience.

Check out our review here of when we last met them at Cattows Farm.

She was so proud of herself for holding the owl!
She was so proud of herself for holding the owl!

Spark Arts Festivalfind out more here

The Spark Arts Festival is an incredible event hosted in Leicester every year, helping children of all ages immerse themselves in arts, whether that be painting, expression, music or more. We’ve been to several events over the years with the Spark Arts Festival and know how inclusive, fun and special they are!

From art and dance, through to printmaking and performances, the activities take place in various locations around Leicester, from libraries to the Curve – so take a look at the lineup here for more.

There are always fantastic interactive activities for children across the city
There are always fantastic interactive activities for children across the city

Thomas Land, Drayton Manorfind out more here

Thomas Land has some fantastic ticket offers on for February Half Term, with adult tickets at just Β£18 and children Β£12, allowing you access to Thomas Land as well as their fantastic zoo!

With shows on throughout the day, train rides and even the chance to meet some of Thomas’ friends, we’ve loved all our visits to Thomas Land, so it is really worth taking up this offer if you can!

Click here to find out about our visit to Thomas Land and what to expect when you’re there

Meeting the Fat Controller at Thomas Land
Lily meeting the Fat Controller at Thomas Land

West Lodge Farm Parkfind out more here

We are huge fans of West Lodge Farm Park, and love all the events they put on, whatever the weather. We are super excited to come back this half term to check out their Lambing Festival, from the 15th to 23rd February.

With the chance to get up close to the newborn lambs, get involved with bottle feeding the newborns, and enjoy all the other fun on the farm, as well as their fantastic indoor play area, this is really one not to miss!

Check out our review here to find out more about all the fun things to do at West Lodge Farm Park.

Trying to head off on her own tractor ride...!
Lily loves all the activities at West Lodge Farm Park, whatever the weather

National Forest Adventure Farm – find out more here

Another favourite place of Lily’s is the National Forest Adventure Farm, and another place who we know puts on fantastic events, all year round.

This February half term sees their New Life on the Farm event, where you can meet their newborn lambs, feed the lambs, get involved with farm-related activities, make a scarecrow and more!

Check out our review of the National Forest Adventure Farm to find out more about what you can enjoy on the farm!

The jumping pillows at National Forest Adventure Farm
The jumping pillows at National Forest Adventure Farm

National Space Centre, Mission Mars find out more here

For something a little different, head to the National Space Centre for their interactive Mission Mars for an out of this world half term experience.

With a whole host of live science shows, interactive activities and talks with experts, there is plenty for everyone to learn about Mars, while enjoying all the fun of the National Space Centre while you’re there.

Check out our review here to find out more about what to expect

So much to do at the National Space Centre for all ages
So much to do at the National Space Centre for all ages!

Snowdome Tamworthfind out more here

For something very different, head to Snowdome Tamworth and check out their real snow fun! You’ve something for all ages, whether you’re looking to escape the weather, get your snow legs set for an upcoming ski trip, or just do something active!

There’s ski and snowboard lessons, tobogganing, a snow fun park, ice-skating, climbing wall, tubing and more. With sessions for under 4s and over 4s across the SnowDome, there’s really something for all the family to enjoy playing in the real snow!

Check out our visit at Christmas to their Winter Wonderland where we got to enjoy tubing, sledging and more!

Great fun for all the family - all sizes of slopes too!
Snow tubing at SnowDome Tamworth. Great fun for all the family.

Boost Trampoline Park find out more here

We’re huge fans of Boost Trampoline Park, but they’re definitely one of our go-to places during the holidays too. We may rep for Boost Trampoline Parks, but it has always been one of Lily’s favourite places to head, whatever the weather!

There are family-friendly sessions throughout the day, a cafe to enjoy a snack and drink, a small soft-play for under 4s, and even a school holiday club for those who want somewhere safe and fun for the kids while you have to work – Lily loved the holiday club in October half term!

For a discount on all sessions, use code LILY10 when booking online at ether Leicester or Northampton!

Check out more about our visits to Boost Trampoline Park here

Foam pit fun at Boost Trampoline Park, Leicester
Foam pit fun at Boost Trampoline Park, Leicester

Warwick Castle – find out more here

Warwick Castle is hosting a Festival of Archery this February Half Term, with tickets from just Β£13pp.

If you’re keen to learn about history, in the grounds of a real medieval castle, you can enjoy a fantastic live show, with arrows being fired and even feel the heat of the flaming arrows! There are guides to help you learn more and even the chance to try out archery for yourselves (extra costs), but for something very different this Half Term, don’t miss out!

You can even stay in their wooden lodges for a special medieval sleepover – something that’s definitely on my to do list this year!

Go back in history at Warwick Castle this half term
Go back in history at Warwick Castle this half term

National Trust Stoneywell – find out more here

We’ve always enjoyed our visits to the house at Stoneywell, and in October Half Term we enjoyed their nature trail, which will be making a comeback for February Half Term too.

National Trust has a fantastic 50 Things to Do guide which can help you discover more about nature, while using the maps to explore the beautiful woodlands surrounding the Stoneywell house. There’s even a lovely little tearoom!

Even though it is free with your National Trust membership, make sure you book in advance online to reserve your space, as spaces are limited throughout the day. For more information about visiting with families, click here to read our review.

Half term nature trail at Stoneywell National Trust
Half term nature trail at Stoneywell National Trust

Manor Farm Park & Woodlandsfind out more here

Have you guessed how excited we are about the lambs this half term? Manor Farm Park has a fantastic setup for families, so not only can you meet the newborn lambs you can also get involved in a whole host of other activities.

From feeding the animals to riding on Ernie the Milk Float and even exploring the woodlands, there really is so much to do here. Just don’t miss out on the owls – so many beautiful birds, and even your chance to hold one too!

What’s more, there’s even a huge indoor play area if the weather gets bad, and some lovely places for a coffee too!

Check out our review here to find out more about Manor Farm Park & Woodlands.

Manor farm park and woodlands
Exploring Manor Farm Park & Woodlands

Great Central Railway – meet Paw Patrol find out more here

Last, but definitely not least, the Great Central Railway will be hosting Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th February.

Not only can you meet everyone’s favourite pups, but you can also enjoy steam train journeys on the route, face painting, funfairs and more, with activities at different stops along the route.

Meet Chase and Skye from the Paw Patrol this half term