February Half Term Activities in Yorkshire 2022
February Half Term Activities in Yorkshire 2022
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 list of fantastic February half term activities in Yorkshire.
From lambing season on the farm to pizza making and nature trails amongst snowdrops. Instead of dreading a half-term locked indoors, take the family out and explore new exciting areas of Yorkshire.
Half Term Activities in East Yorkshire
Wrap up this half term and see the spectacular sight of the snowdrops on display at Burton Agnes Hall. Enjoy this perfect woodland walk for all the family to see the first signs that spring is on the way. Definitely save room for lunch as their wood-fired pizzas are some of the best in the region. Garden admissions apply and under 4’s go free.
Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Dive in at The Deep to explore ‘Extinction’ and the history of life on earth. With a discovery of the history and development of life in the oceans. Take part in some fun half term activities including hatching dinosaur eggs, using your palaeontology skills to identify the species and witness a volcano eruption with the use of some clever science.
Tower Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU9 1TU
Burton Constable Hall have teamed up with Beverley Pizza Co. to put on a fun and educational activity for all those future chefs. Get creative with the designing of your own chef hats and takeaway pizza boxes. Learn about the ingredients and their origin that are used in the pizza making class. All ingredients and equipment provided.
Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN
Next on our list of half term activities in Yorkshire is Sledmere House’s nature trail. Follow the trail to find footprints where you can then learn all about the different animals that roam around the estate. Afterwards, visit the adventure playground and see the little fluffy faces in the farm park.
Half term activities in North Yorkshire
Join in the self-led trail at The Coniston Hotel’s stunning Yorkshire Dales estate this half term. Rewarding yourself with a freshly prepared picnic that includes a selection of sweet and savoury treats. Your ticket also includes a trail sheet and estate map to help you on your adventure.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA
Enjoy regal half term activities at this former royal residence where you can explore the private grounds. Take in the picturesque views of the 12-acres that surround the Grade II 17th-century stately home including the impressive snowdrop walk. We highly recommend treating yourself afterwards to lunch or afternoon tea in their award-winning restaurant.
Church Street, Goldsborough, Knaresborough, HG5 8NR
Who said Afternoon Tea is just for adults? At The Grand, the children are the VIPs too. Kids can enjoy all the classic favourites including delicious sandwiches, scones, strawberry milkshakes, and mini jam doughnuts. Available for children up to the age of 12, £17 per child.
The Grand, York, Station Rise, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD
Visit Stockeld Park this half term where there are several activities taking place. It’s ‘Talking Animals’ week where their animal statues come to life with a fun quiz to complete. Plus, they also have the enchanted forest, five themed large adventure playgrounds, a maze and ice skating.
Stockeld Park, Wetherby Road, Wetherby, LS22 4AN
Unearth the diverse wonders beneath your feet at Harrow Carr’s family-friendly garden trail – their first paperless trail where you simply explore the grounds and find the exciting things to learn, see and do!
On Monday 21st, Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th February check out their test tube planting to learn about the science behind plant growth. Sow a seed in a test tube filled with nutrient-rich gel, to take home and watch the roots appear.
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
The Dark Skies Festival is returning to The North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Discover many different half term activities at night to heighten your senses such as zip wires, kayaking, astrophotography workshops, stargazing safaris, and mindful experiences.
For 2022 they have new additions including exhibitions, art workshops and stargazing at spectacular sites such as Aysgarth Falls and Gilling Castle.
Visit Spillman’s Farm this February half-term to experience a true farming day out and see what lambing time is like on the farm. See lambs born every day. They also have a variety of other animals for you to see during your visit including alpacas, chickens, ducks and rare breed sheep. Pre-booking is essential.
Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, YO7 3NB
Perfect for all kids fascinated and intrigued by the animal world, see Joe’s exotic animal show at this interactive event. You’ll be introduced to the animals and be able to get up close and touch many of them. Showtimes on the three days are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Half term activities in South Yorkshire
Visit Cannon Hall Farm during one of the most exciting times of the farming calendar – lambing season. They have over 100 pregnant ewes expecting lambs during the two-week period. Join them to help welcome the new lambs to the world.
Tickets include the introduction to new arrivals, daily talks from farmers, sheep and ferret racing and access to fantastic play areas. All tickets must be booked in advance online.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT
Wentworth Woodhouse are launching a new virtual ‘Hide and Find’ game during half term where children can search for 15 different characters that are hidden throughout the gardens. All that is needed to play is a smartphone.
Their Garden Food Kiosks will be offering an extended menu and a pop-up shop will be available. During the school holidays, children go free to explore their delightful gardens with a paying adult.
Wentworth House, Rotherham, S62 7TQ
This February half term Tropical Butterfly House have a number of interactive activities with their Dino Trail. Complete the trail sheet to earn your reward. Hear how a T Rex roars, design your own dinosaur and go on a dig to find one of the special dinosaur bones hidden around the park. Plus, there’s a chance of free keeper talks and meet the amazing armadillo pair – Bert and Ernie!
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
Experience lambing time at Boston Park Farm this February half term. There is also a chance to meet the farmers to learn about their flock of sheep each day as well as lamb feeding, animal handling sessions and a sheep hunt around the farm. Other activities include outdoor climbing frames, swings, soft play area, play kitchens and a bale pyramid to climb.
Half term activities in West Yorkshire
Beck and Call in Leeds are putting on a number of different activities for all the family during half term. On Monday 21st February there’s a Kid’s Craft Workshop to decorate your own clay animal figure and 3D paper animals to take home.
On Wednesday 23rd February they have another Kid’s Craft Workshop where you will help your little ones decorate and make their own wooden puppets and colour their own 3D animals.
Thursday 24th February is time for their half term kid’s disco with Rainbow Elf Entertainment. Save room for lunch and tuck into their mouthwatering menu whilst there.
Beck and Call, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood, LS7 2NP
Wakefield’s Rhubarb Festival is returning for 2022 with a wide range of entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the delights of the market with street food vendors and the food and drink market serving up some delightful rhubarb inspired treats. Families can also enjoy gardening, growing and foraging workshops, as well as exciting street entertainment and music.
They also have a whole new programme of celeb chef demos curated by our own Yorkshire Food Guide team to help you cook up a (rhubarb-based) storm in your own kitchen.
Wakefield City Centre
If you or your little ones love everything meerkat then there is nowhere better to visit this half term. Tropical World’s meerkat mob are full of energy, and you can experience this with interactive talks and feeding times throughout the two weeks at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2ER
Flock to Temple Newsam for some feathery fun during February Half Term.
For the eagle eyed, grab some binoculars and go on a hunt around the house to find their feathered friends. Fly on down to the farm for our native bird trail and join them for bird crafts in the Joiner’s Shop from 10.30am – 3pm daily. Build your own nestbox in their special sessions from 10am-12pm Tuesday-Thursday too.
Temple Newsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE
Join the team at The Crown at Boston Spa on Wednesday 23rd February for a very special pizza-making class. They provide the dough and toppings and then your little ones can put together their own pizza creation to be baked in the oven by the chefs. Free event, from 11am.
128 High Street, Boston Spa, LS23 6BW