February Half Term Activities & Offers
February Half Term Activities & Offers
As another half-term fast approaches, parents begin frantically assembling a packed schedule to ensure the kids remain entertained. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a wide selection of fantastic half term activities in Yorkshire and offers from across the region, all exclusive to Yorkshire Food Guide readers! Instead of dreading a half-term locked indoors, take the family out and explore new exciting areas in Yorkshire, certain to keep everyone entertained.
Shoot the Bull
This half term, why not try something new and take the little ones to the Hull Truck Theatre to experience an entertaining performance? The theatre will be putting on performances of The Wizard of Oz and The Twisted Tale of Hansel & Gretel. Whilst there, viewers can choose to sample dishes from Shoot the Bull’s tasty permanent kitchen, ensured to keep all family member’s attention captivated and their stomachs happy. The street food-inspired menu features delicious mac & cheese bites and a signature beef burger served with a choice of fries or poutine. So why not add this to your list of half term activities in Yorkshire?
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB – Find out more
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Visit Sewerby Hall and Gardens this February and take part in a workshop of activities at their zoo which is aimed to raise awareness around conservation work. Kids will also be offered the opportunity to create their own fruit kebabs before interacting and feeding the animals. After the animals have been fed, why not take a trip to the Clock Tower Cafe which serves a selection of sandwiches, homemade treats and seasonal specials!
Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA – Find out more
Burton Agnes Hall
Wrap up and head out to Burton Agnes Hall to enjoy the breathtaking display of snowdrops this February Half Term. Every year the magical ‘white carpet’ emerges as the hardy snowdrops push through the cold winter ground at this stunning stately hall. After enjoying the sight of the snowdrops, head over to the courtyard, where you can find scrumptious locally roasted Fairtrade coffees and speciality teas, home-baked treats and warming meals.
Burton Agnes Hall, Rudston Rd, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB – Find out more
Malton Cookery School
The Malton Cookery School is offering families a selection of classes to come together and take part in fun and competitive cookery classes this half term. Whilst learning important kitchen skills, the cookery school hopes to encourage confidence within a kitchen setting, as well as embracing the exciting and delicious world of food. So why not get messy in the kitchen with the kids whilst simultaneously bonding with them on an exciting new adventure?
Malton Cookery School, 15 Market Street, Malton, YO17 7LY – Find out more
Minskip Farm Shop
When looking at half term activities in Yorkshire, Minskip Farm should be high up on your list. The farm is inviting and welcoming visitors of all ages to their farm to run around and interact with their beloved animals. While the kids tackle the straw bale mountain and explore the vegetable garden, adults are given the opportunity to purchase some of the farm’s fresh and organic produce.
Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9HY – Find out more
Providing a wide variety of half-term activities in Yorkshire, Bolton Abbey offers groups and families the opportunity to cross the 60 stepping stones which were used daily by the workers at the Priory, challenging both children and adults. Take a scenic walk through the valley before facing the tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful waterfall, ensured to impress the whole family. Situated on the Bolton Abbey Estate, The Devonshire Arms Brasserie provides guests with a luxurious experience, needed after a hectic day with the kids! Those who choose to dine will be faced with an impressive menu, serving everything from a classic East Coast Haddock & Chips to a Bolton Abbey Farmed Aged Steak.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX – Find out more
One of the UK’s finest stately homes, families are invited to picnic by the lake at Castle Howard – or visit one of the many cafés – before exploring enchanted forest paths and discovering wild and beautiful flowers in the Garden. Children can ride the land train through the Castle’s grounds and into the lakeside play area before blowing off some steam on the swings and slides in the Adventure Playground. So why not add Castle Howard to your list of things to do this February half-term in Yorkshire?
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA – Find out more
Jorvik Viking Festival
Recognised as the largest Viking Festival throughout the entirety of Europe, the Jorvik Viking Festival will be providing an appealing programme of events, including workshops, markets, dramatic combat performances and so much more. So why not do something different and exciting this February half term in Yorkshire, simultaneously entertaining the entire family.
Jorvik Viking Centre, 19 Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT – Find out more
Kids eat free this half term at Sheffield’s beloved Cutlery Works! Children and adults are invited to take part in an engaging arts & crafts workshop hosted by My Arty Party. Enjoy a quiet hour by yourself or with friends to taste something new from the exciting food hall as the kids explore their artistic abilities this half term in Yorkshire.
Cutlery Works, 73-101 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, S3 8AT – Find out more
Cannon Hall Farm
Described as ‘the best day out in Yorkshire’, Cannon Hall Farm is a family day out which should not be missed. Visitors are encouraged to attend one of the farm’s most exciting times in the farming calendar – Lambing season! Shepards will be caring for over a hundred sheep due to give birth over the half-term period, educating and entertaining younger visitors as they are shown how to care and feed the lambs, with bottle-feeding demonstrations.
Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT – Find out more
Weston Park – Discovery Days: Ancient Egypt
Head on down to Weston Park in Sheffield this February Half term to celebrate the opening of their brand new Ancient Egypt gallery with Egyptian-themed crafts and fun for all the family. Get inspired by everything from mummies and myths, to pyramids, pharaohs and the art of hieroglyphics.
Weston Park Museum Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TP – Find out more
The Beck & Call
Located in a pleasant and friendly suburb in North Leeds, The Beck and Call offers high-quality food and drink to guests in a pleasant and relaxed environment. The Beck and Call are offering a selection of family-friendly days, including ‘Brunch and Play’, a ‘Plant Pot Workshop’ and a ‘Spring Party’. Kids are invited to take part in soft play and games, giving parents a chance to sit back a relax with a hot drink. Depending on what day you choose to attend, prizes can be won, as well as a continental breakfast being provided for both kids and adults.
Beck and Call, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood, LS7 2NP – Find out more
The Piece Hall
The Piece Hall is a beautiful Grade 1 building which was originally built as a cloth hall for weavers to sell their intricate work. In a class named ‘A Colourful Woven Notepad’, children are encouraged to create a special notepad that will display and hold their artistic drawings. Once the notepad has been formed and before the doodling commences, attendees will be asked to protect it with a cover specially woven from sparkling materials. After the class, why not treat yourself and your little one to lunch in the Elder’s relaxing and informal dining experience, situated underneath the arches of The Piece Hall.
The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE – Find out more
Putting on an entire week packed full of fun activities, families are encouraged to head over to Temple Newsam to create treasure trinket boxes and take part in other activities. Preparing for Spring, staff are beginning to plant flowers and are putting on a fun day out where children can join them in scattering sunflower seeds, before returning to Temple Newsam to admire the growth of their bright and beautiful flowers.
Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE – Find out more
The Hepworth is doing something slightly different this half term and are offering activities for a wider age range of children and students. Children aged between 2 and 12 are invited to take park in a Sculpt in Ink session where they will be prompted to imitate the beautiful sculptures and draw their favourite shapes taken from the galleries. Students in years 10-13 are offered the opportunity to engage in a specialist art masterclass in collaboration with Leeds Arts University to develop skills ahead of applying for college and university.
The Hepworth, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW – Find out more