Well, February Half Term has crept upon us and if you are still feeling the expense of Christmas we have pulled together 10 activities that are either free or low cost in and around North Leeds. The weather can often be unpredictable in February Half Term so we have included a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities as well.
There’ll be FREE fairground rides in the event space (classic carousel and ladybird roundabout), children’s story-telling sessions, a book swap and tons more activities to keep the kids occupied.
On Tuesday 13th they will also be serving scrumptious pancakes with a selection of toppings in the café.
Daily arts and crafts will run as usual throughout the week. For more details click here.
Free drop-in event
The Arium, Thorner Lane, Scarcroft, Leeds LS14 3FB
So many great free events taking place at libraries across Leeds as part of the Library Fest event. We have included events at North Leeds libraries below:
12th February, 2-3.30pm, Chapel Allerton Library. Magical Minecraft. Ages 7 -11 years
13th February, 10.30-11.30am, Moor Allerton Library. Galaxy Jars, explore the universe and create your own cosmos in a galaxy jar. Ages 7+
13th February, 10-11.30am, Oakwood Library. Magical Minecraft. Ages 7 -11 years
13th February, 10.30am-11.30am, Wetherby Library. Mad About Cat’s Session, Learn all about your furry friends with a visit from the Cat Protection League, suitable for children 5+
14th February, 2-3pm, Moor Allerton Library. Journal Making
14th February, 2-3pm, Chapel Allerton Library. Fantasy Creative Writing Workshop, design your own character, choose a setting and write the story. Ages 8 – 12 years
16th February, 2.30pm-4pm, Wetherby Library. Fantasy February Lego Event. Ages 6-11 years
17th February, 10.30-11.30am, Moor Allerton Library. George’s Marvellous Experiments. Ages 7+
Free events but booking required via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents
12th -16th February
Visit The Little Bookshop for a week long half term celebration of books. Free story time and craft sessions everyday.
12th February: Join Alison in the workshop space for an inclusive storytelling and activity session, 3-4pm, (booking required via website). Free craft drop-in session based on the ingenious Rose Revere Engineer! (10am-11am) Suitable for ages 5-10.
13th February: Free craft drop-in session based on loveable children’s book character Miffy (10am-11am)
14th February: Free craft drop to celebrate Valentines Day, the children are invited to make something special with love (10am-11am)
15th February: Free craft drop-in session inspired by Professor Astros Frontiers of Space (10am-11am)
Free events but booking required
To book the above events visit The Little Bookshop website here
47 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD.
14th February, 10am-12pm. Children get the chance to meet the ponies and spend time grooming them. The visitor centre is open for refreshments and they also run tours and fun activities for the family. £3 donation per child if they wish to brush a pony. Pre-booking advised as the sessions are popular. For more information click here.
Hope Pastures, Weetwood Ln, Leeds LS16 5PH
Fun, action-packed week of activities at local leisure centres including Bouncy Castle and Soft Play at Holt Park leisure centre, Baby Boogie and Disco Party at Kirkstall Leisure Centre.
To download the February Half Term Holiday Programme for Kirkstall, Holt Park, Wetherby, Fearnville, Scott Hall, John Charles and Aireborough Leisure Centre click here
There will be lots of superhero-themed family activities for you this February Half Term. Make your own shields, masks or accessories on 13th and 16th February or get involved in some silly superhero science on the 14th February. In the murder mystery Mr Marvel the magician has been found dead in his favourite costume — can you solve the clues? Crack the case on 15th February.
Normal museum admission applies. *Closed Monday*
Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH
13th -16th February
This February Half Term holiday, Leeds City Museum will be celebrating Chinese New year with crafts and activities inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Free, drop-in activities including a Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt, face painting, banana carving, dance performances. Sessions take place from 10-12pm and 1-3pm Tuesday to Friday.
Free drop-in event.
Leeds City Museum, City Museum Cookridge St, Leeds, LS2 8BH. *Closed Monday*
10th – 25th February
Celebrate your Love of Birds with Lotherton this February Half Term. There will be daily keeper talks and family-friendly activities at Wildlife World plus bird box making in the Nestbox Education Centre every Sunday and Wednesday. Have a go at the Love Birds trail around the house and estate. The house will be open downstairs, where there will be plenty of bird-themed crafts for all the family!
Open 11.00am – 4.00pm. Normal admission into the estate applies.
Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB.
13th to 21st February
Find out more about the remarkable women who battled their way into the history books in a half term holiday event packed with performances and displays.
Free drop-in event.
Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT
For more ideas for February Half Term see our full What’s on Guide here or visit our Days Out page.