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Travel February half term days out near me: the best days activities for families during the school holidays around the UK

17:56  18 february  2020
17:56  18 february  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Showcasing the best of UK space exploration, with lots of activities around the Birmingham Science Museum. Dive straight into the action at the Destination The rangers at Pen y Garreg Dam in the Elan Valley will take you behind the scenes, guiding you around the dam and up the central tower for a

To help, we’ve outlined the UK school holidays in 2019/20 below, handily separated by country. We hope that’s helped you get your head around the UK school holidays and half term dates; now all that’s left to do is start thinking about a few days Lisa is Brand Manager at Day Out With The Kids.

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Changing Seas — Hull

This new exhibit at The Deep aquarium features lots of fascinating creatures. Learn about climate change and how it affects our oceans – and what this means for marine life. From Sat, adults £15, children £11.75, thedeep.co.uk.

Mission Mars — Leicestershire

The National Space Centre is looking into the future of human life on Mars, in relation to four international space missions planned for 2020. Expect hands-on activities. Sat-23 Feb, adults £15.50, children £12.50, spacecentre.co.uk.

Festival of Archery — Warwick

If your kids are into kings and warriors, they will love this Medieval Festival of Archery at Warwick Castle.

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Some of the days out are exclusive to half term itself, with festivals and events specific to the middle week of February . Set amongst some of Britain’s most spectacular forests, the 28 Go Ape sites offer fun yet challenging activities for all the family , including swinging through the forest on zip wires

Additional holidays and days off. Schools in the UK also close for a number of public holidays and If you are a working parent during school holidays in the UK , you may need to look into childcare Most parts of the UK will have holiday schemes or a program of activities for various age groups

There will be 15 professional archers putting on daily shows, plus archery sessions. Sat-23 Feb, from £13 in advance, warwick-castle.com.

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Puddle Jumping Championships — County Durham

Got a strong wellie-throwing technique? A stomping skill for puddle jumping? Up for the welly boot obstacle course? Head to WWT Washington Wetland Centre. Sat-23 Feb, adults £8.75, children £4.99, wwt.org.uk.

Bugs and Beasties — Stockport

Track down the bugs living in the house at Lyme Park. Pick up a trail sheet to discover who lurks where and ask the team what it takes to protect the treasures around the house. Sat-23 Feb, adults £9.50, children £4.75, nationaltrust.org.uk/events.

Destination Space — Birmingham

Showcasing the best of UK space exploration, with lots of activities around the Birmingham Science Museum. Dive straight into the action at the Destination Space show. Mon-21 Feb, adults £14, child ren £10.25, birminghammuseums.co.uk.

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9. Pancake Day , 16th February . Another annual event that falls during the half - term break. National Trust properties across the UK will be hosting a series of half - term entertainment including Half - term sees the return of Stephenson’s famous locomotive Rocket replica to York’s National

Find half - term holiday events and activities in London including child-friendly shows and great things to do with the kids over the February half - term Get inspired with our guide to half - term events and activities . The best indoor activities in London for kids. Rainy days just got a whole lot more fun.

Science and Industry Museum — Manchester

Whether you travel by train, tram, bike or bus, make your way to the museum for loads of transport-themed fun, including an interactive science show. Sat-23 Feb, free, scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk.

Fantasy February — Norfolk

Enchanting activities, magical quests and lots more fantasy fun await at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. Children in fantasy fancy dress get 50 per cent off admission. Mon-23 Feb, £9.95, roarrdinosauradventure.co.uk.

Family fun at Aerospace — Bristol

Visit this museum of aeroplanes, helicopters, space rockets and satellites for a packed programme of events, including make-and-take activities, story time sessions and talks. Sat-23 Feb, adults £17, children £9, aerospacebristol.org.

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Secret Spies at Sudeley Castle — Gloucestershire

Solve the Sudeley mystery by completing a trail of puzzles, codes and riddles written in Hieroglyphics, Morse Code, Nautical Flags and more. Sat-23 Feb, adults £16.95, children £7.95, sudeleycastle.co.uk.

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We've found all the bank holidays , Inset days and Edinburgh school holidays in 2019/20 so you can simply get down to As well as those essential dates, we’ve whipped together a few activities and our top days out for the Edinburgh Edinburgh School Holiday Dates. Term Starts: 14th August 2019.

Lambing Live — Bristol

There are 19 ewes ready to lamb at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park – just head to the indoor animal-handling barn where shepherds will be giving talks on the process. Sat-23 Feb, included in £11 entry price, avonvalley.co.uk/events/lambing-live.

Imagine children’s Festival — London

The Southbank Centre hosts a celebration of all things children’s literature. Feed and interact with dinosaurs or go on an adventure with Pippi Longstocking. Until 23 Feb, prices vary, southbankcentre.co.uk.

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Model-Making Workshop — Kent

Dreamland theme park in Margate is teaming up with Aardman Animations for a workshop where you can learn how to craft one of your favourite characters – Shaun the Sheep, Gromit or Morph – out of clay. Sat, £12, dreamland.co.uk/events.

Godstone Farm Olympics — Surrey

There will be farm-themed challenges, from a toy tractor race to a welly wanging contest. Collect all five rings to earn your spot at the winners’ podium. The play areas and animal zones are also open. Sat-23 Feb, £10.25, godstonefarm.co.uk.

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Arthur’s Amble — Edinburgh

Join a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St Margaret’s Loch in Holyrood Park. Learn about the turbulent past of Arthur’s Seat, created by fire and ice. Dog-friendly. Free but booking required. Sat, free, whatsoninedinburgh.co.uk.

The Welsh Wildlife Centre — Pembrokeshire

Stretch your legs while looking for wildlife in the river, forest, marshland and fields. Join slate painting, clay modelling, a nature trail and sessions about animals. Sat-23 Feb, some free, welshwildlife.org.

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Dylan’s Animals — Swansea

Dedicated to the life and works of the Welsh writer, the Dylan Thomas Centre is a great place to find out about the man himself. Over half term join a host of animal-themed family workshops. Sat-23 Feb, free, dylanthomas.com/events.

Dam Open Hour — Powys

The rangers at Pen y Garreg Dam in the Elan Valley will take you behind the scenes, guiding you around the dam and up the central tower for a bird’s eye view of the wall and water. Tues, adults £5, child £1, elanvalley.org.uk/events.

Time Travelling Heroes at The Royal Mint Experience — various

Taking place in Pontyclun, Glamorgan and Cardiff. A tour guide named Dinosaur Dean leads you on a fun quest. Various dates between Sat and 22 Feb, £5, royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience/events.

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Walled City 400 — Londonderry

Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Derry Walls with an eclectic range of musical ensembles, dance, exhibitions, films, archaeology demos and workshops. Tues-31 March, prices vary, some free, walledcity400.com.

Animal adventures — Surrey

Come face-to-face with more than 1,000 animals as you explore the zoo at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Dive into the Sea Life Centre, enjoy the rides or watch the daily interactive show. Sat-23 Feb, from £15, 

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Lightopia — West London

Explore the immersive city of light at Chiswick House and Gardens. The event features 47 groups of light installations. Children go free with the code KIDSFREE at Eventbrite. Sat-1 March (kids promo until 23 Feb), adults £20, eventbrite.co.uk.

Multi Sport Kids Camp — Renfrewshire

Get Active Coaching is running a sports camp for children to try out a variety of activities, including hockey, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, basketball and badminton. Sat, £5, whatsonrenfrewshire.co.uk.

Battle of Bannockburn Experience — Stirling

Stand shoulder to shoulder with Robert the Bruce on the site of his greatest victory, with fully immersive 3D scenes bringing the battle to life. Tues-21 Feb, adults £11.50, children £8.50, nts.org.uk.

Narnia Exhibition — Oxfordshire

Dorchester Abbey is playing host to an interactive exhibition that will let families step through the wardrobe and discover the magical world of Narnia. Sat and Sun until 8 March, daily from 17-21 Feb, adults £5, children £2, dorchester-abbey.org.uk.

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