I’ve compiled a list of lots of great events and attractions for families over February Half-Term in Yorkshire. Let me know if there are any more activities that deserve a mention!
20th – 26th of February
There’s always lots to see and do at the Jorvik Viking Festival. From Storytelling to ‘Have-a-Go’ Sword Combat and Archery.
Have a look at everything going on during the festival.
This is a lovely visit to do if you are in York for the day. Learn all about the history of cholcate in York and make your own chocolate bars. Lots of chocolate tasting throughout the tour to keep the kids amused.
Have a look at our review of York’s Chocolate Story.
11th – 27th February
Eureka, the National Children’s Museum has a ‘Space Trek’ themed activity on over February Half Term.
February Family Fun 18th-26th February
From steam rides to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family this February half term. Join in with Flying Scotsman model making, take a ride on the Miniature Railway and find out all about speedy locomotives in our exciting Need for Speed science show.
From 11am until 3.30pm there will be two trails themed around finding your way with a map and compass – one for younger visitors and a more challenging option for older children. Eden from Stories Alive will be here on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 February for free story sessions throughout the day.
The event is free with normal admission.
Have a look at our review to see what else there is to do with the kids at Beningbrough Hall.
February Frolics 18th-26th February
Ooh, it sounds like Piglets have been busy over the winter! They are introducing a new Bale Play Barn with a straw bale mountain, giant drop slide, junior tractor drivers’ area and a giant drop slide. They will also have a ‘Sheep Show Live Stage Show’ – a humorous show about sheep.
Have a look at our review of Piglets in May.
Snowdrop Spectacular 4th February – 5th March
If you fancy a pretty woodland walk this February with the kids then take a look at Burton Agnes Hall’s Snowdrop Spectacular. From 11am to 4pm every day. Adults £7, children £4 and under 5’s are free.
Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.
Join the Garden Weather Detectives and experts from the Royal Meteorological Society for crafts, trails, stories and more – come rain, hail or shine! Lots going on at different times on different days so have a look at their website to see which activity you fancy.
February Fun 18th-26th February
Stockeld Park is one of my favourite places all year round. February sees the outdoor skating rink still in place, as well as the Enchanted Forest and the Maze. The Indoor play area will also be in place to let the kids play while you have a cuppa.
They are also hosting a ‘Mad Science Wek Special Event’ so check the website to read all the details.
I’m including this one as it’s somewhere I have always wanted to visit but never quite managed. Lots of Herriot related memorabilia, as well as the restored 1940’s house, and a ‘farrier’s workshop’. I am secretly hoping Miss H will become a vet one day!
Looking for something a bit different? DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!
Have a look at our review of Jorvik Dig.
15th February – 18th February.
If you are looking for a good children’s play over February Half-Term then Babe, the Sheep Pig is playing at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.