Welcome to What’s On In Warwickshire, February Half Term. Your guide to everything happening for families locally.
Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass – Sunday 18th February
Sun 18th February, 2.30pm – The Bridge House Theatre. Ages 3+
Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50. Family of 4 (including at least one child): £34
The Bridge House Theatre is situated in the heart of the Warwick Schools Foundation on the Myton Road in Leamington. It has plenty of parking and is perfect for families due to the size of theatre and location.
Family Parties at The Royal Priors
Family Parties are back in the Royal Priors for February Half Term. Once again, we will have an inflatable, soft play, colouring in, and for the adults… bean bags to sit and relax. We’ll be raising money for a very worthwhile children’s charity Zoe’s Place.
British Motor Museum
Mini Motorists, Under 5’s Activity Mornings,
Monday 19 February – 10.30 – 12.00pm
Enjoy the Museum’s Mini Motorist under 5’s activity mornings and discover through play, the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.
Drop-in between 10.30am and 12pm and explore the Museum with your toddler.
Join us for a special selection of activities that are designed with the 5’s and under in mind. There are lots of interactive and enjoyable things to do to keep little ones entertained. All Mini Motorists activities are included in the entry price.
Facilities: We have a children friendly Café with high chairs and children’s lunch box meals as well as excellent coffee, tea and cake. There are baby changing facilities on the Museum level located in the disabled toilet. There is a lift or escalator to the Café, but the Museum is all on one level and buggy friendly. Buggy parking is available.
There is no need to pre- book for any of the Mini Motorists sessions, you are welcome to just come along on the day. But you can buy your Museum ticket in advance online – under 5’s are FREE, adults are £14 and concessions £12. There is also the option to Gift Aid or donate your entry fee and get an Annual Pass at no extra cost, which means you can come back for all the sessions.
Join us for two weeks of ‘Star Car’ fun.
Star Car Crafts -10am to 4pm in our Learning Space
Design, build or colour your own ‘Star Car’ with a choice of themed craft activities: Make a Star Car , Lego® Star Car, Design a Car for a ‘Star’!
Parker & Penelope Tours – 11.45am and 1.30pm
Join our costumed guides Parker, or Lady Penelope on a ‘Star Car’ family tour of the Museum, meet at the Family activity station in the Welcome Gallery at 11.45am or 1.30pm.
Star Car Trail -10am – 5pm
Explore the ‘Star Cars’ in our collection by following this self-guided trail. Simply pick up a trail sheet from the Family Activity Station in the Welcome Gallery.
Under 5’s go free and one entry allows free return entries for the next 12 months!
Jephsons Jungle Club 20th February, 10:00-12:30
Come to the Glass House in Jephsons Gardens in Leamington Spa. We will be making bird feeders and a craft robin to take home. This is a free the activity which will take around 15 minutes.
David Walliams’ – Awful Auntie – Live on Stage
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 February 2018 – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
Warwick Race Course Family Fun Day – Friday 23rd February
Budbrooke Chase Family Fun Day, 23rd February 2018 – 12:35 – 5.20PM
We welcome you to gallop along to Warwick to enjoy something fun on a Friday, for just a fiver!
Some great racing too, with the valuable Budbrooke Chase taking place and live music as you enter the course from The Peas, and balloon art from Mr Twister.
Bring the kids along, for some half-term entertainment. Remember they can go racing for free!
Coventry Transport Museum – Family Trail
Saturday 17 February to Sunday 25 February
£1.50. Aimed at children age 3+
Pick up our February half term trail from reception during opening hours, and have fun exploring the museum!
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
February Half Term: Poptastic Art – 17 – 24 February 2018
10:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 February (excluding Sunday 18)
Get colourful and creative as we delve into the world of Pop Art this half term, with a different activity each day. Create bright and bold prints, turn famous faces into colourful masterpieces and collage yourself using recycled materials.
Monday 19 February
Give yourself a new look as you use newspaper and magazine prints to collage your self-portrait.
Tuesday 20 February
Tissue Paper Famous Faces
Give famous faces a splash of colour and layer up tissue paper to create these bold portraits.
Wednesday 21 February
Experiment with colours and create wonderful watercolour paintings using our ready printed templates.
Thursday 22 February
Colourful Cardboard Stamping
Cut, create and master the art of block printing using your own unique cardboard stamps.
Friday 23 February
Scrap Fabric Flags
Delve into the world of crafting and collaging with fabric as you redesign two very famous flags.
Saturday 24 February
Pop! Bang! Boom! (Free craft activity)
Colour, cut and layer your own comic book style onomatopoeia art and turn into a funny badge to adorn your outfit with.
£2.50 unless stated (Under 2s are free)
Suitable for age 3+, but all are welcome.
Mini Mornings and other films at The Vue Cinema – Leamington Spa
Children and adults go from £2.50 at selected viewings at Mini Mornings all year round.
MINI MORNINGS AT VUE IN LEAMINGTON DURING THE HOLIDAYS ARE at 10:00 AM
Click here for mini mornings listings
Arty Splats – The Tiger Who Came To Tea Session
To celebrate half term we invite you and your babies/toddlers to join us for some specially themed Arty Splats sessions. With take home art, GIANT art, sensory and messy play, songs, music, bubbles and much more! We guarantee fun for all of you and your Under 5s , £6 a child with additional siblings £3.50 a kid, older siblings welcome too!
Come and have an ‘Arty, an Arty Splats Day!!!’
Ryton Pools Country Park
Ryton Pools is a 100 acre park with great facilities including two play areas, toilets and plenty of bike riding paths to explore! There are always lots of fun events happening so check out the link below for up to date listings.
please see the website here and have a look at the listings below:
SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY TO SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY – February Half Term Fun Trail at Ryton Pools Country Park
Join in this half term and follow the half term fun trail around the park – collecting the clues as you go. Will you be able to complete the trail to claim your badge?
Fun for all the family. Collect your trail sheet from the Visitor Centre
Cost: £2.00 per trail sheet
Monday 19th February – Frosty Fairy and Elf Adventure to the Magic Kingdom at Ryton Pools Country Park
Come and make a magic willow wand and discover what things the naughty goblins have been up to in the woods! See if you can find the key to the magic kingdom and use some wishing magic to see if the fairies are about in fairy forest. An event for children aged 3 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Meet: The Visitor Centre £4.00 per child. Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592
Tuesday 20th February – Pine Cone Feeders at Ryton Pools Country Park
Come and get messy and have a go at making your own pine cone feeder to feed the birds in your garden during the colder weather! Learn a little about the birds visiting your garden and have a peak out of our windows to see who’s on our feeders. Wrap up warm as we will make them outside and you may get messy!
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Meet: The Visitor Centre £4.00 per child. Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592
Wednesday 21st February – Toddler Trundle at Ryton Pools Country Park
A weekly event for the tiniest of tots! Leaf fun, stories, mud pies and collecting treasures will be amongst some of our activities designed for the smallest naturalists. After the walk and activities, head back to The Courtyard Café for refreshments (extra cost for refreshments, exclusive reduced- price Toddler Trundle menu available). A quarterly programme is available from the Visitor Centre giving activity details for each week.
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Meet: The Visitor Centre Courtyard. Cost: £2.50 per toddler (excluding refreshments)
Thursday 22nd February – Bird Boxes at Ryton Pools Country Park
Make a nest box for this year’s nesting birds. Find out fascinating facts about these birds and where the best place to put up your nest box is. Take a look around the courtyard using our homes trail sheet, along with our bird watching specialist Ranger, to see who lives where. Up to two children can make 1 box between them. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years who must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a hammer!
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Meet: The Visitor Centre. Cost: £9.00 per box Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592
Friday 23rd February – Campfire and Dens at Ryton Pools Country Park
Come and have some fun discovering how to design and build your own woodland shelter that’s camouflaged, big enough for your team and waterproof … ish! The Rangers will be on hand to provide tips, materials and help. When all the shelters are built we will light a small fire and toast some marshmallows. An event for children aged from 3 years, who must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 will need adult supervision during the activity.
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Meet: The Visitor Centre. Cost: £4.50 per child. Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592
There’s lots of activities happening at Brandon Marsh this half term
Monday 19th February: Hedgehogs & Creepy Creatures & Den Building
Tuesday 20th February: Book Club, Wildlife Watch & Prickly Friends
Wednesday 21st February: Wildlife Watch, Weekly Walks
Thursday 22nd February: Nature Tots
Friday 23rd February: Frosty Fairies & Wintry Wizards, Teeny Tiny Den Building
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only 10 – 4. Redwings is a lovely place to visit with the children where you can see horses and donkeys being looked after by the sanctuary. You can ‘adopt’ a horse and enjoy the small cafe and playground. Redwings is all outside so wait for good weather.
Foundry Wood is a managed access community woodland. Through volunteer work parties the site is fully accessible with paths and facilities for all to use.
If you have small people who like trains, they will love watching the trains zoom past from the top of the wood and you can even take your dog for a walk through the woods or build a den. A lovely little place to visit if you have an hour to kill, we advise parking in Victoria Park and walking across.
The woodland is open usually between 10am – 5pm for adventures.
Warwick Arts Centre
A Tiger’s Tale
Hatton Adventure World – Big Top Bonanza
Half Term Holiday 17th – 25th February 2018
The Spectacular Circus Show is returning to Hatton!
- Marvel at our Amazing Acrobats and Awesome Aerialists
- Applaud our Comical Clowns and Champion Jugglers
- PLUS all the usual Hatton Favourites with Animal Handling, Funfair Rides (for younger children), Laser Combat (8 years +) and Thrills and Spills for all in Snorty’s Superslide Mania.
The earlier you book the more you save… TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW WITH EARLY BOOKING ONLINE DISCOUNT – Visit the website here
Market Hall Museum – Warwick
Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 20th February 10am – 3pm
Come along for Spring-inspired craft activities including make your own kite and spring garden to take home. Suitable for under-5s, older siblings welcome. £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Market Hall Museum – Thursday 22nd February 10am – 3pm
Discover the sounds of prehistoric Warwickshire, record your own sound to add to the mix and have fun with our dinosaur family activities. £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
All Things Wild
WHO’S READY FOR A NEW ADVENTURE? – 10th – 25th February
Who’s ready for a new Adventure? is our February half term theme and we have lots of exciting things planned, including:
Meet Wilbur the Wild Explorer
Visit ‘Adventures’ our brand new explorers base camp
Explore our new farmyard safari…
Learn about animals from all over the world
All alongside the normal wild fun!
In need of some fresh air?
Here’s our favourite places to visit to let the children scoot, bike or run, click for more information:
Thinking of getting a National Trust membership? Here’s a top tip..
A family membership for two adults & up to 10 children is £114.60 a year or £9.55 a month BUT if you buy on the National Trust Scotland site here it will cost £90 a year for two adults and up to four children National Trust Scotland Membership is world wide, so includes all the UK properties, you can see the list here.
Run free at:
St Nicks Park, Warwick – With large playground, cafe, crazy golf, fun fair in summer months, skateboard ramps and a nice measured mile walk St Nicks is a popular choice. – Pay for parking.
Oakley Woods – Yes there’s a cemetery there but park to the left and you can explore beautiful woodland for miles and miles, dog friendly and the seasons are stunning with snowdrops in winter and bluebells around Easter. Build dens, explore & remember your wellies! Free – no parking charge.
Victoria Park, Leamington Spa – Playground, sandpit for small people, skate ramps and a circular path perfect for biking, scooting and running off steam. – Free Parking
If you’re heading to Victoria Park you can head over the road to Foundry Wood where you can spend an hour or so exploring woodland and watching the trains go by.
Ryton Pools it’s in our guide above but Ryton Pools deserves a special mention aside from the activities they run during the holiday, it’s a beautiful place to visit all year round, again perfect for bike rides, it has two big adventure playgrounds a cafe and gorgeous long walks. Perfect for running off steam. Just pay for parking and enjoy.
Looking to travel for adventure?
You could try one of these:
Go Plane spotting at Sheldon Country Park, right next to Birmingham airport, the planes fly right over your head! Perfect place for a picnic in nicer weather and it also has a children’s play area and cafe.
Salcey Forest – About an hour’s drive from Leamington Spa, Salcey Forest is a Forestry Commission forest which has an adventure playground, cafe, long stunning walks with opportunities to off road, build dens and climb the stunning tree top walk with gorgeous views from the top. We love it because its dog, pushchair, bike and scooter friendly, Just pay for parking £4 all day.
Cannock Chase Forest – Woodland walks, the Midlands best bike trails and adventure playground. Cannock Chase is highly recommended for a fun day out a little further afield. You can even Go Ape if you fancy extra adventure!
Looking for bigger days out, just click on the pictures below to visit the websites:
For more days out nearby click on the photos below for more fun!
This listing is being updated as i type 🙂 Please feel free to let me know if there’s something exciting happening we don’t yet know about! You can email us here or comment below.