Half term is already upon us, how time flies! If you are looking for something to do with your little ones this half term, we have hand-picked some great events happening across the UK to help keep you busy and having fun this holiday!
Explorers week at Wild Place Project, Bristol
At the Wild Place Project in Bristol, half term is set to be a week full of fun and activities running from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd February. Activities include an explorers trail, mini beast hunts, craft activities, storytelling, animal talks and much more! Tickets are £7.75 for adults and £6.25 for children, book them here today!
Keep your little bees busy this half-term
This half-term (16th-20th February) Wyevale Garden Centres will be launching their first ever Little Diggers events, which are activities to inspire children to become budding gardeners and get their hands dirty at 28 centres across the country.
The Little Diggers programme will kick off with Busy Bee Week, teaching children that far from being scary, these little bugs are a gardener’s best friend. Participating centres will be a hive of activity over the week with a whole host of fun and informative events taking place. From baking days to craft workshops to seed planting, there’s all sorts going on and plenty of chances for kids to get stuck in and learn more about these busy bees. During this week of buzzy events children will also get a free bee inspired ice cream with every kid’s meal.
For your nearest centre, bookings and event times, please visit http://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/busy-bee-week
The Great Spitalfields pancake race
Participants in this charity race through the cobbled streets of Spitalfields are in for a flipping good time on Shrove Tuesday. This very silly fundraiser for the London Air Ambulance will see teams of four in fancy dress grab their crepes and run in pursuit of taking home the winner's frying pan, which is specially engraved. If you want to take part, entrants should register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or enter on the day if they bring a donation. Each entrant will be rewarded with hot pancakes – very tempting!! The race starts at 12.30pm on Tuesday 17th February and its completely free to either join in or just watch. For more informtion, please click here.
Mr Tumble and Mr Bloom featured at CBeebies Land, Alton Towers
This February half term come and see your favourite Cbeebies stars appear live in the new Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers. Join Mr Bloom and The Veggies for a brand new exclusive show live from 14th-20th February and also Justin Fletcher for a sing-a-long on 21st & 22nd Feb at Alton Towers Resort. Both shows have limited availability and your place needs to be booked in advance, so guarantee your place by booking your February half term tickets here.
The Fairytale Trail, Leeds Castle
Children young and old will be captivated by the Leeds Castle Fairytale Trail during February half term. Answer clues about traditional fairy tales as you follow the trail through the beautiful castle grounds and gardens. The Fairytale Trail is just £1 to enter with a chocolaty prize to be won (entrance ticket also required). Children will be entertained by fairytale stories each day located in the marquee by the maze and adventure playgrounds. For more information, please click here.
Spirit of the Orient, The Electric Woods in Isle of Wight
A stunning spectacle of Oriental themed light, colour, sound and entertainment will mark the coming of the Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s electric woods during February’s half term school holiday. Visitors to the electric woods can experience the park’s magical illuminated woodland with a far eastern twist to capture the spirit of one of the world’s most popular celebrations. Wandering through the woodland, experience a stunning sound and light show which creatively interprets the legendary Oriental story of the ‘Journey to the West’.
Enjoy Chinese themed entertainment and dancing, including authentic performances of a traditional lion dance – and a traditional tea ceremony where you can sample authentic Chinese teas. Children too can join the celebration by taking part in a real dragon procession, parading through the woods with a 12metre long dragon costume, accompanied by music!
To complete the experience, an authentic oriental menu will be served at the woodland ponds where floating lanterns will bring magical reflections to the water and themed music will add to the ambience. Tickets are priced at £9.95 and include unlimited returns over the nine evenings. Plus all visitors will receive a free fortune cookie too!