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Welcome to What’s On In Warwickshire, February Half Term 2020.

Your guide to everything happening for families in Warwickshire during February Half Term 2020.

February Half Term runs from Monday 17th February 2020 – Friday 21st February 2020 in Warwickshire.

If you’re looking for a holiday club please click here for our dedicated listing to holiday clubs in the Warwickshire area.

If you are running an activity & would like to promote it, you can do here for free just send us an email here with all the details.

Looking for a quick link to days out? Just click on the pictures below to visit the websites or scroll down for more local inspiration & daily events!


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Or why not take advantage of our 10% off discount at Go Ape Coventry! 

Use the code TIFM20 Click here to book!

Saturday 1st February 2020 

The Musical Box, Stratford-on-Avon – Open Day! Free lessons in singing, guitar, ukulele and bass guitar lessons.

Visitors to the Open Day will be able to tour the studio, meet the teachers and take advantage of free lessons in an instrument of their choice.

The Musical Box Stratford-upon-Avon, Unit 3a, Grove Business Park, Atherstone-on-Stour, CV37

Visit the website here for more information or email

Ryton Pools Country Park

With Free Entry (remember change for the car park though £3 0r £3.50 depending on time of year), 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 info below for up to date listings.

Please note the following activities require booking – see this link to book. 

Monday 17th Feb – Children’s Willow Hearts Making 10:30am

Tuesday 18th Feb – Frosty Fairy Adventure to the Magic Kingdom 10:30am

Wednesday 19th Feb – Frosty Campfire, Dens and S’mores at Ryton Pools Country Park 10:30am

Thursday 20th Feb – Willow Bird Feeders 10:30am

British Motor Museum

February FUTURES half-term

Dates: 15 February – 1 March

Fuel their imagination this half term with a range of FUTURE themed family activities. Drop into our Learning Space to design and make your car of the future using recycled materials, then light it up with LED headlights. Explore the Museum with our new family trail or join one of our daily family tours. Visit the ‘The Car. The Future. Me.’ exhibition to investigate the future of transport!

Our ever popular Science Shows are back daily from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 February exploring POWER and, on Thursday 20 February, for one day only, the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton will be delivering ‘Rover Robots’.

All activities are included in Museum admission. A family ticket is just £40 for an annual pass.

Click here for more info

Coventry Transport Museum 

Make and Play Engineers – Pixel Art

Wednesdays 19 | 26 February

Pixel art is the theme for our Make and Play Engineers sessions during this February half term. Pixel art is used to make characters for computer games. Without using computer screens, explore patterns, contrasts and colours as they would be used in pixel art. Use all our big resources (from carpet tubes to pipes) and build extraordinary creatures that could have escaped from computer games. Find yourself playing with balance, gravity and tension while doing so.

Drop in | Free. Please ask at Reception for the exact location of the session. Designed for age 2 – 8, but all are welcome

Please note, children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Click here for more information

If you’re visiting the Coventry Transport Museum, why not pay a visit to the nearby ….

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum 

February Half Term | Wonderful Weaving

​The Herbert Art Gallery are celebrating the weaving history of Coventry with two weeks of colourful, woven craft activities. 

Saturday 15 February – Saturday 29 February 2020 (excluding Sundays)

Daily activities:

Saturday 15 | Monday 17 | Tuesday 18: Cardboard Circle Weaving – A fun way for children to learn weaving, using cardboard circles as the loom and discovering how to weave colourful wool in and out of spokes.

Wednesday 19 | Thursday 20: Cardboard Loom Coasters – Create a stripy ‘mug rug’ coaster using square cardboard looms and learn – an easy method for weaving patterns.

Friday 21 | Saturday 22: Woven Paper Plate Bowls – Use recyclable materials to make a stunning woven bowl. Perfect for storing little trinkets and treasures in.

Monday 24 | Tuesday 25: Cup Weaving Pen Pots – Add a splash of colour to your desk with a woven pen pot made from paper cups and wool.

Wednesday 26 February | Thursday 27: Woven CD Dreamcatcher – Create a gorgeous dreamcatcher from old CD’s to hang above your bed.

Friday 28 | Saturday 29: Trollen Wheel Weaving – We’re going back in time to the days of the Vikings with this Nordic inspired activity. Make a beautiful woven bracelet using a trollen wheel.

Designed for age 3+, but all are welcome

Drop in | £2.50, under 2’s are free

Click here for more info

Warwick Racecourse – Friday 21st February 2020

Entrance to Warwick Racecourse is just £5 on Friday 21st February. Children go FREE with every paying adult!

“The day features great racing including the valuable Budbrooke Chase and falls during half term so we have lined up lots of entertainment for the younger racegoers amongst you.”

Perfect your arts and craft skills with ‘make and take’ activities including rosette making, paper craft and horse hoppers.

Gates open at midday and the first race is at 2pm

Find more information here

What’s on at the theatre?..

Belgrade Theatre

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Based on the book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 February 2020

Click here for more info & to book.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre – Swim or Clip & Climb!

Try out Newbold’s Climbing wall for £12 a session in the holidays or perhaps it’s swim fun you’re after? Click here for more info on swim times & to book the climbing wall.

Mini Mornings and other films at The Vue Cinema – Leamington Spa

Vue Cinema Leamington Spa

Children and adults go from £2.50 at selected viewings at Mini Mornings all year round. So if you’re looking for a rainy day activity, it’s possible to go without breaking the bank!


Click here for mini mornings listings, this week in Leamington Spa the movie is Bumblebee – PG

Click here for the Vue website 

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.

Click here to see the website

Hatton Adventure World

Slithering into Hatton from 15th to 23rd February 2020

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY and by popular demand we welcome the return of Giant Snakes to Hatton. With a mixture of Reticulated Pythons, Burmese Pythons, Tegu, Boa Constrictors to name but a few, you won’t want to miss out on this slithering selection of serpents! Discover all about these amazing creatures or if you’re brave enough get up close and personal in our handling sessions! PLUS all the usual Hatton fun!

Visit their website here

Warwick Castle – February Half Term 2020

Festival of Archery at Warwick Castle 15th – 23rd February 2020

Encounter the centuries-old art of archery like never before at the UK’s only Medieval Festival of Archery this February half term!

Be part of the action in a brand new live action show, for a limited time only, at a real medieval castle.

Click here for more information

Kenilworth Castle  – Knights and Princesses

Saturday 15th – Sun 23rd February 2020.

Get set for a truly historic half term and discover what it was like to live, work and fight in a real-life castle. Whether it’s learning to sword fight or transforming into a little lord or lady, there’s plenty of hands-on fun to keep the kids entertained. And once the little adventurers have put their skills to the test, let imaginations run wild as you explore Kenilworth’s mighty castle walls.

See Kenilworth Castle’s Website here.

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:

Do you National Trust? There’s loads of local National Trust properties in Warwickshire, Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House, Charlecote Park , Coughton Court.

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:

Stanwick Lakes:

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. 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!

For even more inspiration click here to have a look at our TOP TEN FREE PLACES TO VISIT IN WARWICKSHIRE, AS VOTED FOR BY WARWICKSHIRE MUMS

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