Fill February half-term with fun

Whether your children are little adventurers, animal lovers or creative creatures, there are plenty of activities taking place throughout Worcestershire this half-term to keep all tastes occupied, check out a few of the ideas below.
Transport Enthusiasts

Embark on a journey at the Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster

If you have children that love trains and have always dreamt of being train drivers, then the Severn Valley Railway is the place to visit this February half-term.

Their ‘Make me a Train Driver” workshops mean your little ones can be immersed in the full, train driver experience. The package includes a ‘train-tastic’ theatrical workshop, building their own LEGO train to take home, a short ride on a diesel train, games and much more.

There’s also the chance to marvel at the magnificent hand-built miniatures from Manchester Model Tramway Group, and maybe even the chance to drive a tram too!

Workshops take place at Kidderminster station at specified times throughout the day.

Animal Lovers

Discover the Pride at West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley

Come and meet the latest arrivals at the park, seven adorable lion cubs! They will be venturing out onto the Safari drive-through for the very first time in the February half-term, the perfect opportunity to watch the cubs Hunter, Hercules, Hernatty, Harabi, Hodge, Havoc and Hira explore their new surroundings.

Once you have spotted all of the animals on the Safari drive-through check out the daily feeds, talks and animal encounters, Land of the Living Dinosaurs, Boj’s Giggle Park, the Adventure Theme Park and more, this venue provides a full day’s entertainment, for further details

Other venues for visiting animals all offering something different include; Cob House Country Park (FREE), All Things Wild, Attwell Farm Park and Little Owl Farm Park
History Buffs

Experience ‘Days of Gore’ at Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

This ‘Days of Gore’ theme at the museum this half-term gives the children the opportunity to delve into gooey, gory and gruesome truths of yesteryear.

Costumed interpreters will teach them all about medieval medicine, historical hygiene, execution and torture. There will also be crafts, a trail, gooey feel boxes, make your own slime, miniature train, pony rides (weather permitting) and plenty of gory activities to get involved with.

The Magical and Mysterious

Find Harry at Arley Arboretum, Upper Arley

Harry Potter fans will love visiting the Arboretum this half-term. Start off with the novel sticker book trail where you journey around the arboretum in search of Harry, completing your sticker book as you go. Match all the hiding places to claim a small thank you gift from the Wizard’s Hut (Kiosk)!

You will then be ready for your magical Harry Afternoon Tea! Served at Arley House with Harry Potter themed tables and a sumptuous spread of whizzy food, adults and kids are in for a real treat. Make sure you leave time to explore the acres of woodland, adventure play trail and maze all available on-site. Booking is required for the activities.

If they are looking for a magical adventure, why not head to Whitlenge and explore the ‘land of stories’ and see if you can spot a fairy hiding in the enchanted forest. The Swan Theatre are also offering a host of performances, including spellbinding bubble tricks from the Amazing Bubbleman,  a creative performance of Roald Dahl’s imaginative work and an ensemble of the The Curious Garden to name a few.
Outdoor Explorers

Embrace the outdoors with The National Trust, Worcestershire

2020 celebrates 125 years of the National Trust being founded, so what better reason to embrace the outdoors and enjoy the February half-term activities taking place across the various National Trust properties in Worcestershire. There is plenty of fun for the whole family to be had at The Firs, finding out all about Edward Elgar’s life, try your hand at Victorian Games, make music on the instruments in the sound garden, tinkle on the piano and explore the woodlands.

At Croome, travel the Tree-mendous trail and experience nature in a totally different way using the brand new Croogles, or begin your 50 things to do challenge booklet at Hanbury Hall and see how many stickers you can collect for completing challenges.

Your little explorers will also love; Worcester Woods Country Park (FREE), Gheluvelt Park (FREE), Walking the Malvern Hills (FREE), Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve, the spring citings event with the Worcester Wildlife Trust or for the more daring swinging from the trees on a Go Ape experience.
Rainy Day Play

As we can’t rely on the British weather, some options for indoor activities include;

Softplay venues such as Little Acorns
Indoor climbing at Redpoint
Ice skating or laser quest both available at Ice Quest
Family swim at Malvern Splash
or why not try your hand at the escape rooms at CyberQ

For more relaxing activities, try the children’s morning film showings at Vue Cinema (Discounted rates), release their artistic talent with pottery at Green Frog Pottery or visit The Hive for storytime.

For more days out with the kids don’t forget to visit our Family Fun website page.