February half-term days out ideas, events and activities in and around Leeds for kids and families in 2020.
There’s so much to do in Leeds for families, you’re spoilt for choice! But we know it can get expensive, so here we’ve picked out 30 of our favourite FREE things to do with kids across the city. Click here for the full round-up.
18th February 2020, 10am
18th February 2020, 2.30pm at Pudsey Civic Hall
19th February 2020, 2pm at Morley Town Hall
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER THEIR LAST SELL OUT VISIT!
All the fun of the circus comes to Leeds this Half Term Holiday when the laughter-packed stage show “Cartoon Circus Live” combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus.
The 80 minute Half Term family show returns to Pudsey Civic Hall on Tuesday 18th February at 2.30pm Morley Town Hall on Wednesday 19th February at 2pm. The show features some of Britain’s funniest clowns, traditional slapstick comedy, magic, illusions, high flying diabolos, cartoon characters, plate spinning, an acrobatic human slinky, puppets, prizes and surprises. There is even a performing piranha.
All tickets only £7. TICKETS ONLY £5 FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE!
To reserve your tickets call/text 07906 854269 or email email@example.com
Cash payment for the tickets on the day.
February Half Term 2020
Suitable for all ages – regardless of the weather!
Creepy Crawlies is the indoor play area within the park. Filled with separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball cannons and a huge play frame for over fives.
We have a new baby area to allow the little ones their own space, see the recent Mumbler blog exploring the new area HERE. It includes a black and white room, a coloured room, an illuminated ball pool and plenty of soft floor space to explore and play.
High Ropes Course
Wired is an amazing and challenging high ropes course in York comprising 22 activities of varying difficulty all of which are designed to test your nerve and ability. The course is 8 metres at the highest point and you are harnessed and secured by a safe roller and lanyard system, with qualified and experienced staff on hand should you need them. It is suitable for children aged 7 years and above, right up to active older people. Find out about our great passes on offer HERE.
We have an amazing holiday club every holiday – with access to all of the park and includes high ropes for the older guys – and nursery facilities for younger children. Find out more HERE.
Open 15th – 23rd February 2020
Want to know more … read our review from August 2019 here
Just a 30 minute drive from North Leeds, you will find the Diggerland Yorkshire theme park in Castleford, WF10 5NW.
2020 Opening Times:
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am-4pm
Join us this half term come rain or shine with for activities for all the family.
Youngsters can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities including a chance to make weather wheels, wind socks during half term, and discover more about the wild weather of the UK on a daily garden trail. The garden detectives will also be joining us and sharing their weather-inspired stories. They have also left a trail in the garden for you to explore and learn.
Garden detective weather trail, Daily. Become a weather hunter this half term and take part in our weather trail throughout the garden.
Whatever the weather crafts, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.30 – 12.30 & 1pm – 3pm, Bramall Learning Centre
Intergalactic, mad capped Garden Detectives, Tuesday 10.30 – 3.30pm Storytelling sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Bramall Learning Centre. Enjoy tales of wild weather and stormy seas during out storytelling sessions led by the Garden Weather Detectives.
Tomato planting, Thursday 11am – 3pm
Outdoor workshop, Friday 10.30 – 12.30 & 1pm – 3pm
Normal garden admission.
No booking required. Suitable for toddlers.
Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel 01423 565418
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Get ready to watch NEW Fleecy Fun Shows with The Magic Hatter, bottle feed adorable new-born lambs and whizz down giant slides in the undercover Bale Play Baaarn, there’s so much February Frolics family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm.
Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every day throughout half term from 15th – 23rd February 2020, what will you do first? Bottle feed adorable new-born lambs, jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride, see cute animals in the Animal Barn and if you’re lucky you might even see some baby animals being born in Lambing Live and the Piglet Maternity Ward.
Plus, don’t miss out on NEW Fleecy Fun Shows. The Magic Hatter will be bringing hilarious comedy magic and unbaaa-lievable February fun, you’d be baaarmy to miss it!!
Spend the whole day at the farm and explore the Bale Play Baaarn with straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant slides, dig’n’play. There’s even a heated seating area where you can grab some delicious freshly baked sourdough pizza from the Piggy Pizza Parlour.
Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York.
Booking advised. Visit the website HERE
15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm
This February half-term, there’s fun for all the family at Stockeld Park! The park is open from 15th – 23rd of February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!
Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all! Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!
Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops! Stockeld Park are welcoming Dragons Den winners, Sublime Science, who will be hosting 35-minute Science & Slime shows that will be full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things and of course, plenty of slime! Limited tickets are available for the Science & Slime shows and are only £2 per child when pre-booked online! The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts, den building, forest walks and build a teddy! Half term is covered at Stockeld Park!
Pre-book online HERE and quote: MUMNLEEDS for an extra 10% discount!
Pre-booking advised. Suitable for toddlers
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.
18th – 21st February 2020
No booking required.
Normal admission applies
Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH, Tel: 0113 378 4079
18th & 20th February 2020
Free events. No booking required.
Head over to Leeds Museums and Galleries for a fun filled February!
Abbey House Museum are taking inspiration from family favourites for February half term with silly science inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl and murky Treasure Island themed murder mysteries!
Leeds Industrial Museum will be hosting their daily mystery matinees in the Palace Picture House and there’s coding with programmable Lego from 18-20 February too!
Meanwhile at Leeds City Museum, there’s a whole host of sustainable activities and workshops inspired by the Fast x Slow Fashion exhibition. Come along and learn all about reusing, recycling and reducing material waste.
Between 18th & 20th February head to Leeds Art Gallery and make space-shifting sculptures in Artspace.
During February half term there’s a whole load of family fun with Crafty Tuesdays and Experimental Thursdays in Thwaite House. Show off your scientific side and get messy with paper, glue, stickers and sparkles! Don’t forget to grab an explorers pack from reception.
Love Birds returns to Lotherton Wildlife World for February Half Term. See the Humboldt penguins being fed at 11am and 3pm daily. Take part in feathery crafts and follow the Love Birds trail to learn more about your feathery friends. Make a nest box for new baby birds on 16th, 19th and 23rd February too.
Over at Temple Newsam design, decorate and take home your very own treasure or trinket box fit for a mansion. Follow the trail through the house and discover other weird and wonderful treasures from the past along the way. There’s springtime sunflower planting on 19th February too. Get stuck in and see your tiny creation grow into a bright and beautiful flower!
At Kirkstall Abbey make a natural bird feeder to help out our feathered friends who might be struggling at this time of year. Be prepared to get messy with creative fun for the whole family to enjoy!
Leeds Discovery Centre is Leeds hidden gem, the artefact store is filled with over one million objects from across the world and millennia. Join knowledgeable guides for a free tour to see everything from fabulous costume to vacuum cleaners, African masks and taxidermy. On 19th February explore the huge collection of insects and creepy crawlies, with some critter themed crafts!
For opening times and admission prices please visit the individual attraction information via; leeds.gov.uk/musuemsandgalleries
17th -21st February 2020, Events at 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5LY.
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Over half-term, Superheroes and their nemeses will be taking over the Royal Armouries for a week of crime-fighting excitement.
The museum is seeking a new generation of heroes to have a go at building their own armour, face painting and meet everyone’s favourite costumed characters.
Come and watch them in live stunt shows, combat demonstrations, get up close to their weapons and armour and find out how they work.
Even if you’re not made of steel and don’t have super powers you can still discover your inner superhero by designing and making your own special armour in a make-&-take craft session (small charge applies).
As well as all the action and adventures there will be face-painting and loads of great photo opportunities with a host of costumed characters.
New gallery display
Royal Armouries is the home of the national collection of arms and armour, an amazing reference source for film and TV armourers and prop makers.
Discover the magic behind the movies with Make: Believe a new display showcasing the museum’s extensive collection of arms, armour and ephemera from cult and classic movies, television shows, stage and more.
Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT.
1st-29th February, Oakwood Library. Find the Fantastic Beasts Competition. Some fantastic beasts are hiding out amongst our children’s books, if you follow the clues and find them all you, you’ll have the chance to win a special prize from the British Library!
15th February, 11am-1.00pm, Oakwood Library. Family Board Game Jam. Join us in the library where we’ll be sharing our collection of exciting board games to play as a family.
17th February, 1.00-2.00pm, Chapeltown Library in the Reginald Centre. Become a Math’s Wizard Workshop. A fun and interactive maths workshop. Learn how to tackle tricky worded maths problems with a magical twist. Suitable for ages 7-9.
17th February, 2.00-3.00pm, Oakwood Library. Pyjama Drama. Pretend, play drama games, sing songs, dance, role-play and have lots of fun! Suitable for ages 2-5.
17th February, 3.30-4.45pm, Holt Park Library. The Story Begins. Holt Park Young Writer’s Squad. Explore new writing styles, experiment with different techniques and create new storytelling adventures. Suitable for age 7+.
17th February, 3.45-4.45pm, Pudsey Community Hub. Lego Club – Harry Potter Book Night. Create Lego portraits of the much-loved characters from JK Rowling’s stories about the brilliant boy wizard. There will also be quizzes and non-Lego crafts.
18th February, 10.30-11.30am, Pudsey Library. Storytelling & Laughter Yoga. Creative play specialists, Sponge Tree, will retell the children’s classic Hairy Maclary in Donaldson’s Dairy using interactive storytelling. Suitable for ages 3-7.
18th February, 2-3pm, Wetherby Library. Make a Digital Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver. Suitable for age 8+.
18th February, 2.00-3.00pm, Moor Allerton Library and Community Hub. Harry Potter Lego Party. There will also be quizzes and crafts. Suitable for age 6+.
18th February, 2.00-3.00pm, Chapeltown Libray in The Reginald Centre. Family Board Game Jam. Join us in the library where we’ll be sharing our collection of exciting board games to play as a family.
19th February, 3.00 -4.00pm, The Compton Centre. A Piece of Cake Maths Workshop. Learn how to tackle tricky worded maths problems with a sweet twist. Partnership event with Explore Learning. Suitable for ages 9-11.
20th February, 10.30-11.30am, Headingley Library. Micro:bit Buzzwire! Make your own buzzwire grame. Design and craft a fiendishky tricky buzzwire course, then code a Micro:bit to keep track of your number of lives, before testing out your game. Suitable for age 7+.
20th February, 4.00-5.00pm, Halton Library. Code Club. Suitable for ages 7-13.
20th February, 2-3.30pm, Crossgates Library. Family Board Game Extravaganza. Family event. Booking required.
21st February, 10.30-11.30am, Moor Allerton Community Hub & Library. Plant a Tree Storytime. A tree themed story session, with creative nature based crafts and the opportunity to plant your own tree to take home from a pine cone. Suitable for age 5+.
21st February, 2.00-3.00pm, Crompton Road Library. A Harry Potter Half-Term. An afternoon of Harry Potter themed crafting. Create your own magical wand to take home, a Hogwarts house tie and even an origami howler! Suitable for families. No booking required.
21st February, 1.30-2.30pm, Chapel Allerton Library. Lego Stop Motion Movie Making Workshop. Learn the basics of film making and complete a stop motion Lego challenge. Suitable for ages 8+ years. Booking required.
FREE Events but booking might be required, check the Leeds Library What’s On website here.
Friends of Roundhay Park (FORP) recently launched the first ever FREE adventure trails in Roundhay Park which have been designed by local children!
The trials are free to use by all park visitors, with clue sheets being accessible in the Lakeside Cafe, Tropical World and the Mansion art gallery. In addition, there will be three large information boards located around the park.
There are two trails, the first is an imagination trail called The Magical Fountains of Roundhay and is aimed at under 6s.
Designed for pre-schoolers this trail route is fully accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. The route is split into 3 sections (ranging from 1km -1.5km in length) which can all be done together or split over several visits – children will need your help to read and understand what to do. Imaginations at the ready
The second is an adventure trial where older children (6+) have to solve The Secret of Roundhay Castle by undertaking various tasks.
Designed for children of ages 6 and older, this trail is longer and more challenging. The route is split into 3 sections (ranging from 1.5km – 2.5km in length) which can be done together or split over several visits.
FORP are encouraging children to undertake the trail and upload a photo to social media with the hashtag #littlefriendstrails. The answer sheets, certificates of completion and further information can be found on the FORP website – forp.org/little-friends-trails
With an incredibly interactive layout, the indoor inflatable theme park is specifically designed for people of all ages and all fitness levels. Funzy provides a safe, clean, and stimulating environment as well as place for physical activity for children and families to play and explore.
Visit FUNZY this Half-term for some half-term holiday fun whatever the weather!
DONT FORGET YOU CAN SAVE 20% BY BOOKING ONLINE
Leisure Exchange, Vicar Lane, Bradford BD1 5LD
The perfect family day out in the forest!
Go Ape’s first high-ropes experience in West Yorkshire, set within 1500 acres of parkland, the aerial adventures at Temple Newsam can be found in the heart of Menagerie Wood featuring challenging obstacles as increasing heights, a free-fall Tarzan Swing, four tree-to-tree zips and a 46ft sheer drop called The Plummet. It is a vertical drop experience that will leave you feeling seriously exposed. It’s a true leap of faith!
Treetop Adventure – Elevate your experiences to new heights with Temple Newsam’s Tree Top Adventure. There’s no minimum age limit with this course so no matter how mini your tribe is, as long as they are over 1m tall, you’ll be Tarzan in no time!
Treetop Adventure + – This course is designed for both budding adventurers looking to challenge themselves and adult first-timers. If you’re over 1.2m tall and up for tackling an ambitious circuit with complete security – the dizzying high ropes will give you the adrenaline rush you’re after!
Treetop Challenge – Are you unwilling to compromise on the ultimate experience? Then this feat of endurance and skill is perfect if you’re brave enough and tall enough (minimum 1.4m). With 15-metre-high platforms, you’ll need to engage both your mind and body as you scale the tree to tree crossings that make up this high ropes course.’
Participation and supervision ratios apply – see https://goape.co.uk/locations/temple-newsam for more details.
Temple Newsam Estate. Tel: 01603 895500
February Half Term (17th -21st), 10am-4pm: Children’s Sow & Grow Sunflower planting
Children can enjoy planting sunflower seeds to take home and watch the magic grow!
Children will decorate their own pot with fun stickers before planting their own sunflower seeds, and will receive an information leaflet with sunflower height chart and colouring in sheet – all to take home!
Drop-in Session, £2 per child
Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground and a large indoor play area where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime!
The indoor play area includes a bespoke play frame equipment with slides, swings, rope bridges and tunnels, challenge decks and a mirror infinity deck and sport’s court! There is a separate zone for babies and toddlers including a role play and big interactive piano for everyone to enjoy!
The outdoor play area includes Jumping Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4’s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.
There’s also great food including pizzas, paninis and award-winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen! You can also take your own picnic to eat in the outdoor area.
For feeding mums they have introduced a mother and baby feeding zone and there’s a pram store. Remember to take a change of clothes and towel as children can get wet in the sand and water play area!
Bookable sessions are: 09:15-11:30, 12:00 – 14:15, 14:45 – 17:00.
Booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.
Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY
15th – 23rd February 2020, Sessions 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
The Indoor funfair returns to Harrogate this February Half Term. This fantastic family orientated event includes all your family favourites including the Waltzers, Dodgems, Cup and Saucers, Fun House, Inflatable Slide with rides for all ages of the family.
There is no need to worry how many times the children wish to ride as for £10 they can go on as many times as they can within the 3 hour sessions that are daily 10am-1pm 2pm-5pm from Saturday 15th February until Sunday 23rd February. The doors open 30 minutes before each session so that you don’t miss out on any time on the rides and sessions are limited in capacity to stop large queues.
There is a cafe on site also serving hot and cold food as well as toilet and baby changing facilities. Tickets are available online at or you can pay on the door by cash or card subject to availability. Parking is FREE on site at the Yorkshire Event Centre within the Great Yorkshire Showground. So come along and have a memorable family experience with rides to suit all ages of the family including parents.
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Great Yorkshire Showground
31st January – 23rd February 2020
Featuring a fully covered outdoor real ice rink, a cosy Skate Escape visitor café together with a range of themed rides and attractions suitable for all ages. With ice skating sessions, a weekly Penguin Club especially for young budding skaters, ice skating lessons and accessible sessions, you are sure to find something fun to do on the ice for all the family!
In addition to the open-air ice rink, there will be an array of winter-themed attractions including the Ice Jet, the Ice Slide plus the new STARFLYER: Experience the nearest thing to flying as you soar over 30m into the sky and spin through 360 degrees! Enjoy these and the other winter-themed rides for children of all ages.
Alongside general public ice skating, skating lessons with a qualified coach will be available every Saturday and Sunday mornings.
A special ‘first steps to skating’ tuition programme for Leeds schools children will also be available during term time for schools to book and a weekly dedicated accessible session every Thursday morning at 10 – 10.45 am is available for wheelchair users and for other disabled persons who may prefer a more quieter and relaxed environment.
Plus, visitors will be able to enjoy tasty winter treats at the cosy Skate Escape visitor café.
Admission tickets for all public ice skating sessions are priced at (including booking fees):
For more information on session times, prices and how to book, please visit www.millsqleeds.com/icecube
Millenium Square, Leeds.
18th – 21st February 2020, Sessions 10am- 12pm & 1pm-3pm
Drop in, free and suitable for all.
Open 10am -5pm Tuesday – Fridays, 11am-5pm, Weekends. Closed on Mondays
Leeds City Museum.
17th – 21st February 2020
149-151 Bradford Rd, Pudsey, LS28 6AT
15th – 23rd February 2020
Join us this February half term and explore our exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there. Take part in our ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting our sea creatures – you might be surprised what you find!
Enjoy the family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.
The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.
Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm).
This February half term, show your love and appreciation for our adorable yet very mischievous meerkat mob. Join us for feeding time and interactive talks from our amazing keepers at 10:30am and 2pm every day. Think you know our meerkat mob well? Take part in a fun quiz and show off your knowledge. There are prizes to be won!
If you’ve fallen in love with our little friends, make sure you pop into our shop where you’ll be able to purchase your very own meerkat toy to take home with you! Don’t forget to check out our new eco-friendly range too.
Make the most of your visit to Tropical World and journey through all our exciting and exotic zones including rainforests, mangroves and deserts, meeting the animals that live there along the way. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, our café will be serving delicious refreshments to fill any hungry tummies.
While you’re there, don’t forget to pop over the road to Roundhay Park where you’ll find 700 acres of rolling parkland, woodland and gardens, as well as two children’s play areas.
There is no additional cost for this event. Usual admission prices apply. Under5’s FREE.
Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.
Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER.
We have lots more days out ideas, family walks and bike rides in and around North Leeds listed on the Mumbler website here
Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!
As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.
Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from www.forestryengland.uk/zog
No booking required.
Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT.
21st February 2020, 10.30-11.30am
Join ARTventurers West Leeds as they set sail for lots of ARTy, messy fun at the Julia Donaldson’s ‘Snail and the Whale’ inspired holiday class.
A fun, messy and sensory art session for children aged 6 months to 7 years. Explore and creating with plenty of paint and glitter!
£7.50 per child (includes snack).
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BR. Tel: 07786 994331
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am – 4pm (Last Entry 3pm)
Find out about fossils at Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park this February. We’re celebrating Darwin Day with a week of evolutionary events, including: Themed talks and hands-on activities and evolutionary Arts & Crafts.
Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, York, YO23 3FR
Thursday 20th February 2020, 10.00am-11.00am
Nursery rhymes, soft play, music, disco lights and toys! Lots of fun. Suitable for ages 4 months up to 2 years. Tickets: full £4.00/Leeds Card £3.50/Leeds Extra £2.50.
Booking is advisable. Call 01113 3782086. Kirkstall Leisure Centre, LS5 3BE.
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10.00am – 12.00noon.
Come down to Keepers for a morning of board games. The games are suitable for all ages and abilities. You can play an old favourite like Go for Broke or Guess Who or I can teach you a new game like Exploding Kittens or Kodama. There’ll be a fantastic selection to choose from. £2 per person.
76 Otley Old Road, LS16 6LQ
15th February, 12.00pm-2.00pm, Our Place, The Valentine Family Hangout. Soft Play and Bouncy Castle, with dress up costumes. Crafts, dancing and singing to celebrate Valentine’s season and story time. All ages.
16th February, 11.00am, Our Place, The Family Valentine Ball. A Rave-style session with snow machine, dance battles, singing, parachute fun and lots more. Age 0-8.
17th February, 9.00am, Our Place, The Greatest Showman Holiday Camp. A full day event, exploring circus and acting skills, crafts, movement and take part in a vocal workshop. Age 5-11.
17th February, 10.30am, Revolucion de Cuba Leeds, Half Term Family Rave. Dance battles, snow machine madness, dance routines, good music and 100% good vibes. Age 2-8.
18th-19th, 10.00am, Our Place, Family Hangout. Soft Play and Bouncy Castle, dress up costumes and movies in our Netflix Den amongst other activities, not forgetting good music! All ages.
20th February, 10.00am, Our Place, Messy Playa Mayhem. Explore their senses; pour, mix, squeeze and squelch materials not normally available to them. Suitable for babies from sitting-5 years.
21st February, 10.00am, Our Place. Nerf War. A fun filled experience mixing a Nerf Master War & Boomchikkaboom vibes! High energy games with music, foam party AND prizes to be won.
All events require booking. For more details on locations, how to book and age suitability, visit the Boomchikkaboom Facebook page or website.
Our Place, Unit 3 Buslingthorpe Green Indutrial Estate, LS7 2HG
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9.30am-10.30am& 10.30-11.30am
Bouncy castle and soft play at Kirkstall Leisure Centre.
Two sessions: 9.30am-10.30am age 1-4 & 10.30am-11.30am age 2-6.
Ring for more information: 0113 378 2086. Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE.
17th – 21st February 2020
Crash courses take place over one week in the February half-term school holidays between Monday to Friday and each lesson lasts for 30 minutes. Courses are aimed at Tiddlers, for those youngsters aged three and over who can’t swim and need to build up confidence in the water.
414 Broad Lane, Leeds LS13 3SR. Tel: 0113 256 0949
15th -23rd February 2020 – English Birds
Take a look at English birds this half term, activities include bird identification hunt, bird feeder making, animal feeding as well as the normal indoor and outdoor play.
15th – 23rd February 2020 – Lambing Live
Children will have lots of fun whilst learning on the farm and hopefully have the chance to see babies being born! A farmer will be on hand to answer questions and there will be lambs to feed. Please be advised this is event is not suitable for pregnant women.
Fiddlers Green Brimham Rocks Road, Hartwith, HG3 3HB. Tel: 01423 779759
23rd February 2020, 11.00am-5.00pm
Bring your nature explorers to Brimham for this bird box making workshop. With 70 bird boxes at Brimham Rocks there are plenty of birds to spot. Discover how the rangers and volunteers look after these bird boxes and make your own to take home.
Children aged 5+ are welcome. £5 per bird box.
1 hour sessions. 11.00am, 12noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm amd 4.00pm
Brimham Rocks. Tel: 0344 2491895
17th – 21st February 2020, 10am – 3pm
Sessions 10.30am – 12pm & 1.30pm-3pm
For just £5, you can put together a bird box to take home! We will be running workshops twice a day Monday to Friday during the half term holiday.
Drop-in, no booking required.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Road, LS7 2QG. Tel: 0113 262 9759
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.30am – 6.30pm
During February half term Cannon Hall Farm will welcome new lambs as well as a packed programme of entertainment.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley. Tel: 01226 790427
18th – 20th February 2020, 11am – 4pm
Head to Artspace, the family fun area of the art gallery dedicated to inspiring young minds through crafts and creative activities!
During the February half term school holidays enjoy creating and making shape-shifting sculptures.
Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
19th February 2020, 10am-11am
Storycraft Theatre will be hosting Crafty Tales at Goose, where they are bringing along a very Hungry Caterpillar! Everyone will be making their very own crafty caterpillar before heading to the blue room for an interactive story!
All ages welcome and booking is essential. (*This session is charged £5/child in addition to entry.)
Goose, Hornbeam Business ParkHarrogate, HG2 8RE. Tel: 01423 815444.
18th -21st February 2020, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Come rain or shine Thwaite Watermills have it covered with indoor make and play activities this February half term.
Crafty Tuesdays – join in some crafty cookery related fun! Make edible gingerbread cookie men, decorate your marvellous creations and then munch on them on the way back home!
Take part in weird and wonderful science experiments as part of the Experimental Thursday programme!
No booking required.
Normal admission applies.
Thwaite Lane, Stourton, LS10 1RP. Tel: 0113 378 2983
15th – 23rd February 2020.
Packed full of extra activities including special guest performers!
Discovery Road, HX1 2NE Halifax. Tel: 01422 330069
15th – 22nd February 2020, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Aimed at the under 8’s, Fab Feb Family Fun features a whole host of fantastic indoor and outdoor activities.
There will be a selection of fairground rides, meet the farmyard animals, jump high on the bouncy castles, be amazed by the UV puppet show, see magic tricks and slide down the slides in the indoor ans outdoor play!
£7.95 per person and under 3yrs go FREE. Pre-booking required.
N.B. The full theme park is not open.
19th February 2020, 10am -12pm
Families will be able to get creative with a range of craft activities including; junk modelling, biscuit decorating, sensory activities and more!
Recommended for ages 3-8 years.
FREE, drop in activities.
145-149 Cardigan Road, LS6 1LJ. Tel: 0113 275 9282
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10.00am-11.00am, Playtime!
A really fun activity which will include lots of exciting activities for your little ones. The session costs £1.50, suitable for aged 2-5.
To book, call 0113 205 8134.
19th & 20th February 2020
Get up close with an animatronic 8ft T-Rex and mischievous Raptor, and join our experts as they teach you how to be a dinosaur ranger. There’ll be cute baby dinosaurs for those not quite brave enough to meet the bigger boys, and live reptiles waiting to meet you too.
See the Oxenhope Exhibition Shed transformed back to the Jurassic era, ride the specially decorated diesel train and enjoy spotting the dinosaur eggs at each station.
Advance booking essential to include Dino Ranger experience.
Oxenhope Railway Station, Keighley BD22 9LB. Tel: 01535 645214
19th February 2020, 10.00am–12.00pm
Minibeasts and Crawly Critters. Explore our huge collection of insects and creepy crawlies with critter themed crafts and a tour of our amazing store, containing over 1 million objects!
20th February 2020, 11.00-11.45am and 2.00-2.45pm
Behind the Scenes Store Tours. . These unique tours highlight fascinating objects and delve into the stories behind some of our most unusual items.
No booking required.
Normal admission applies.
18th – 20th February 2020, 12.30 – 3pm
This half term celebrate all round cleverness as part of the new “Leeds to Innovation” exhibition at Armley Mills. Get hands on with the collection and be inspired by Leeds innovators past and present, before building your own innovative creation from Lego.
This fun, hands on workshop is suitable for children aged 5-11 years. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Mystery Matinees, Every day in school holidays at 2pm
Watch a classic film in one of the UK’s smallest cinemas. The Art Deco Palace Picture House will be screening family favourites and vintage classics every day during the holidays. Grab a family ticket for just £9 which includes entry into the museum and the Leeds to Innovation exhibition.
No booking required.
Normal admission applies.
Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2QF
18th & 19th February 2020, 1pm-3pm
FREE children’s activities running in the park during February half term.
Children are free to come and go, but all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The Visitor Centre cafe is open until 2:15 p.m.
Meet near the Middleton Park visitor centre.
Free Event, Drop-in.
Middleton Park, LS10 4HX
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am-6pm
Discover the world of videogames with CBBC. Try brand new games, have a go at coding and play along with the experts!
There’ll be play zones previewing the latest CBBC game releases and a new coding gameshow in Wonderlab. Younger children can chill out with one of the CBeebies apps, packed with games, stories and activities from favourite CBeebies friends.
Entry is free but some activities may have a small charge.
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
17th & 18th February 2020, 11am-3pm
Celebrate National Nest Box Week with messy bird feeder making and other birdy activities in the gardens.
Normal admission applies.
Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QETel: 01924 866742
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.00am-4.00pm
This half term is all about Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates at Ponderosa Zoo as we launch our brand NEW Reptile House! From our resident Mangrove Snakes to our Spiny Tailed Iguana and Red Footed Tortoise, the reptile house is the perfect place to learn about these extraordinary creatures. Talk and Animal Encounter Times: 12pm: Small Mammal, 2pm: Tortoise.
Admission prices apply. See website for more details.
Off Smithies Kane, Liversedge, Heckmondwike, WF16 0PN. Tel: 01924 235276
14th February – 23rd February 2020, 10.00am – 4.00pm
There’s loads going on to entertain you and all the family at Fairburn Ings. There’s a led nest box building session (Thursday 20th February, booking essential) as well as craft activities. We’ve also got quiz trails available so you can boost your wildlife knowledge.
Fairburn Ings, WF10 2BH, Castleford.
Caves by torchlight – 18th – 24th February 2020
Held over the half term break and includes a torchlight tour of the caves and a full English breakfast with tea/coffee or juice.
Treasure Tuesday 18th February 2020
Join us for our weekly treasure hunt in the caves – you will have fun finding the treasure which you can take home with you & there is fossil rubbing & finding too!
Greenhow Hill, Harrogate HG3 5JL. Tel: 01756 752780
15th February – 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm
Head to Temple Newsam for a whole load of February half term fun! Design, decorate and take home your very own treasure or trinket box fit for a mansion. Follow the trail through the house and discover other weird and wonderful treasures from the past along the way.
The house is closed on Mondays but Home Farm is open daily during the school holidays.
No booking required.
Normal admission applies.
Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE. Tel: 0113 336 7460
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10am – 12pm, Half Term Brunch & Play. Soft play and games for under 5s, as well as refreshments for grown ups. A continental breakfast is included in the ticket price. Tickets £5 per child, adults free of charge when accompanying a child.
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10am – 12pm, Kids’ Plant Pot Workshop. Children can decorate their own plant pot; before planting seeds and taking their new plant home to grow! 10am & 11am, with the 10am session designed to go at a slower pace for tiny tots, and the 11am session moving at a quicker pace for bigger kids. Tickets £5.
Thursday 20th February 2020, 10am – 12pm, Half Term Spring Party. A ‘mini-beasts and flowers’ themed Spring party during half term. Featuring lots of fun, games and prizes for all. Tickets £5 per child.
Booking is required for each event and children must be supervised at all times.
Beck and Call, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood, LS7 2NP. Tel. 0113 266 1192
15th – 23rd February 2020, 11.00am-3.00pm
This February Half Term, join in the free do-it-yourself craft sessions in the Learning Studio! the whole family can enjoy!
Inspired by our latest exhibitions, experiment with origami, build model boats or design your own very own superhero mask.
Suitable for all ages and levels of abilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE Event. Drop-in anytime between 11am-3pm.
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. Tel: 0113 320 2323
17th – 23rd Februry 2020, 10am -4.30pm
Normal admission applies, some events have extra charges.
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148
14th – 24th February 2020
Visit White Rose this February Half Term to enjoy a collection of 16 Nick Jr. characters brought to life from more than 500,000 toy bricks and interactive fun!
Characters include favourites from PAW Patrol, Abby Hatcher, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and Shimmer and Shine, and families are encouraged to discover the larger-than-life models throughout the centre with a trail map.
Once all characters have been found, participants will receive an exclusive sticker book to take away.
FREE activity, trail maps can be collected from the Customer Service Centre.
White Rose Shopping Centre.
15th -16th February 2020, 10am-4pm
A Paw Patrol party at Swithens Farm. We have Chase & Marshall with us for the weekend plus there will be a paw patrol disco with party games for the children, lots of prizes to be won. Why not join Chase & Marshall for some rescue training! We have a face painter & temporary tattoos available for the children (small additional charge applies). Plus lots of activities for all the family all weekend.
No booking required.
Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell, LS26 0BT. Tel: 0113 282 8828
Open daily until 27th March 2020 from 10am – 4pm
Zoo Only Package: Monday-Friday. The zoo is open, as well as the Peter Rabbit playgrounds and various walks. £8for adults and children aged 4+. Free entry for children aged 3 & under.
Zoo Plus Package: Saturday & Sunday. As above, with additional attractions including the sea lion show; Live Appearances from Peter Rabbit & Lily Bobtail; and 5 rides for young children. £12.50 for adults and children aged 4+. Free entry for children aged 3 & under.
Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. T: 0800 40 888 40
15th -23rd February 2020, 10am-4pm
Pull on your woollies and welly boots for a stomping good half term holiday in North Yorkshire. See spiders’ webs glisten in the frost and hear the birds chattering at the bird hide. Find your own connection with nature and engage your senses on the family welly trail, through craft and stargazing. Plus, see if you can spot the first signs of spring: snowdrops.
Drop-in events, no booking required.
Normal admisison applies.
Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY. Tel: 01765 643189
21st February 2020, 10am-3pm. Sessions 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
Join the groundwork team for a day of den building and nature walks. Get outside and shake off those Winter blues. Includes a FREE lunch.
Bramley Falls Park, meet at the Pollard Lane entrance
Tel: Groundwork on 0300 303 3292 (Option 0)
19th February 2020, 1-3pm
Pop down to Popalong this half term to get little hand and footprints captured or to do some pottery painting with Popolo Ceramico South/West Leeds.
Prices vary depending on items chosen. Paint you own is from £8.
149-151 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey. Tel: 0113 256 0477
18th February 2020, 11.30am – Mindfulness theme
20th & 21st February 2020, 11am – 3pm, will see the return of Puppet Kingdom with drop-in puppet making workshops, plus puppet shows & singalongs.
Playlab in St Johns Centre
18th & 19th February 2020, 10am-11am
Free play, crafts and bile story session
Suitable for children 6 years and under.
St Andrews Roundhay United Reformed Church
Opens again on the 15th February 2020
Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales near Bolton Abbey There’s loads to do including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun in the giant indoor sandpit or playing hide and seek in the straw maze. They have a small cafe and room for picnics.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710444
17th February – 23rd February 2020
Hobbycraft Leeds are hosting a number of free 30 minute slime making workshops. Workshops will run between 10:30am – 1:15pm on Monday 17th February, Tuesday 18th February, Thursday 20th February, Friday 21st February, and Sunday 23rd February. These workshops will run up to 30 minutes depending on how many children attend the workshop.
Remember to bring a container to take your slime home. This workshop is FREE but advance booking via eventbrite is essential.
Hobbycraft, Junction Street, Crown Point, Leeds, LS10 1EW
17th – 21st February 2020
A fun range of activities for children over the schools holidays. Download the full timetable for holiday activities and camps here.
Clay Build – 17th February 2020, 10am-12pm (Ages 8+ years)
Slime Workshops – 18th February 2020, 10am-12pm
Tie Dye – 20th February 2020,10am-12pm (Ages 8+ years)
Sewing Workshop – 21st February 2020, 10.30am-1.30pm
Pony Pampering : 19th February 2020, 10.30am -12pm
Meet the ponies and spend time pampering (brushing) them. £5 donation per person/child to pamper a pony and receive a rosette. The visitor centre will be open for refreshments.
Pony Day: 20th February 2020, 10am -3pm
On a Pony Day children learn how to care for ponies under expert supervision. The emphasis is on fun and on building confidence and skills. The day includes activities such as leading and grooming the ponies, feeding and mucking out, as well as quizzes, games and pony puzzles.
£30 donation per child.
Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344
17th, 19th, 21st February 2020
Activities for children run by Horsforth Children’s Services.
Booking required. Booking open until 14th February 2020
Horsforth Children’s Centre. Tel: 0113 3367724
18th February 2020, 1pm workshop, 2pm film
Hyde Park Picture House family screening Hyde and Seek is on the road and will visit Horsforth Library in half term. Before the film, from 1pm, join in a special Wild Things mask-making workshop!
Tickets for this screening are Pay-What-You-Can.
15th-23rd February 2020
Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe; visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. Whether you’re well-versed in the sagas or looking for a thrilling half-term break, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.
JORVIK Viking Centre, 19 Coppergate, York YO1 9WT
20th February 2020, Parties at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3.00pm.
The Chocolate Party where children can make and decorate their own chocolate pizza, enjoy a chocolate lolly and a soft drink, have their faces painted. All under the expert guidance of Oliver’s Chocolate Parties & Peekaboo!
Booking required. £15 per child
3 City Square, Leeds, LS1 2AN. Tel: 0113 244 9625
19th February 2020, 2-5pm
A mocktail kids party with a 1920’s theme! Teach your kids to make great mocktails! Dress as your favourite 1920’s icons, or just bring your best fedora!
FREE Entry, limited places.
King on the Lane, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY. Tel: 0113 440 7360
19th February 2020, 10am-12pm
Artist Leon Varga will guide children and parents through the process of print. They will have the opportunity to use either our screen printing equipment, Lino print or block print.
This is an opportunity for parents and carers to get creative with your young ones and experiment with colour and printing techniques.
Recommend a ration of no more than 2 children to 1 adult. Suitable for ages 5+.
Units 3 & 4 Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, LS3 1JL. Tel: 0113 246 7510
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm
All children who visit during February half term 2020 will travel for HALF PRICE. That’s just £3!
In addition to the kids’ half price travel, there will be craft activities available in the heated marquee at Shelley Station. There’s no need to book in advance and the activities are totally FREE for all valid ticket-holders.
Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727
Details of 2020 February half term coming soon.
Kirkstall Children’s Centre, Norman Street, LS5 3JN. Tel: 0113 2786075
Opening 1st February 2020, 10.30am-4pm (Tuesday – Sunday, Closed on Mondays except bank holidays and school holidays)
Visit a real working farm and see what life is like at one of the busiest times of the year. If you are lucky enough you may even see a lamb being born! Help feed the pet lambs at 11 am and 2pm The woodland walk and den building area will be open for children to explore.
This is a working farm so put on your wellies and wrap up warm for a fun day at the farm!
Please note that this event is NOT suitable for pregnant women.
Oakmount, Harrogate HG3 4JS. Tel: 01423 781792
18th February 2020, 10.15-11.15am
Leeds Gymnastics welcome children aged 4-11 years with mental/physical disabilities, sensory impairments (along with siblings and families too).
Children with additional needs £5.50 each, siblings £4.50.
Come and explore our gym with your children, and enjoy all the equipment we have to offer in a relaxed and sociable environment.
*Any children with Downs Syndrome wishing to attend must have completed the British Gymnastics AAI Screening with a doctor before they can attend.
Leeds Gymnastics Centre, Limewood Rd, Leeds LS14 1AB. Tel: 0113 265 6662
17th February 2020, Sessions at 11am and 12.45
Get ready for spring! The birds will soon be looking for nesting sites. Give them a helping hand and make a bird box to take home and hang outside. If we have time, there’s the chance to make a bird feeder too (please advise if your child has a nut allergy).
The workshop will be led by the Rangers team who will assist with the craft activity and provide all materials and tools needed.
Booking required vis Friends of Roundhay website.
Education Centre, The Mansion, Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park,
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.00am -4.00pm
Love is in the air at Lotherton as they celebrate the wonderful birds at Wildlife World this February half term.
Learn more about our Humboldt penguins, take part in feathered crafts and follow the Love Birds trail. Take part in some bird care creations, make a bird box or bird feeder to take home for your garden, daily 11am to 3pm from the Nestbox Education Centre.
Love Birds is a free event with normal admission into Lotherton
No booking required.
Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB
15th -22nd February 2020
Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. Our purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays. Suitable for ages 0-15 years.
Standard sessions:10:30am, 12pm and 2pm. Mini Mayhem sessions: Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st February at 10:30am and are for children aged 5 and under only.
Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel: 01709 720002
17th February 2020, 9.45am-10.30am 0-5 yrs, 10.45am-11.30am 0-5yrs & 11.45am-12.30pm baby. Moo Mash Up!
All the best songs piled into one lively and interactive session.
Adel War Memorial,LS16 8DE.
18th February 2020, 10.30am-11.15am. Mixed Story Moo.
Moo Music songs, interlinked with a favourite book. Interactive, multi-sensory session with music and props. Suitable for just moving to confidently walking.
The Milk Churn, Scarcroft, LS14 3HQ.
19th February 2020, 9.45am-11am, Messy Moo.
Enjoy your favourite Moo Music playing and a variety of Messy stations full of goo, food, paint and more! Suitable for sitting to 5years.
Adel War Memorial, LS16 8DE.
Booking is essential.
16th February 2020, 2pm
Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bringing their love of enlightenment to the stage!
The Carriageworks, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318
February Half Term – Woodland Wildlife
Visit your local Pets at Home store for a My Pet Pals Woodland Workshop this February half term and children also receive a free bag of Wild Bird Seed as well as meeting small furries.
Workshops are aimed at kids aged 5-11, helping to teach them all about our favourite woodland animals and whet we can do to help them during the colder months.
Booking required via Pets at Home website.
Nearest stores are: Leeds Crown Point, Kirkstall Bridge, Meanwood, Colton
15th February – 23rd February 2020
Work hard, Play Harder! @ Pit and celebrate 100 years of Miners’ Welfare, getting hands-on with mining-themed activities.
Daily traditional games, plus special events including Meet Peggy Thorpe, Game on, Make your Own Soap, Explore the Pithead Baths. Suitable for 7 years and upwards.
Caphouse Colliery, Overton, WF4 4RH. Tel: 01924 848806
15th 23rd February 2020, 9am-5pm
Take a step into the clever world of coding in a future-focused half term, with robots, dancing, toys and stories.
Leeman Rd, York, YO26 4XJ. Tel: 03330 161 010
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.30am – 4pm
Join in bird inspired trails and activities this half term holiday. Make a bird feeder or build a bird box and find out more about the birds in your garden.
Drop-in event, no booking required.
Normal admission applies
.Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283
22nd February 2020, 2.30pm
Can you imagine life without dogs? No? Well, no worries, because Ogg ‘n’ Ugg are here to save us from a life of doglessness. Join our two intrepid Yorkshire hunter gatherer heroes as they pal up with their mortal enemies the wolves and – despite flying meat bones, time-travelling sticks, and sabre-toothed tigers – finally get to pat the world’s first Dogg. For ages 3+ and their families.
Otley Courthouse Arts Centre, Otley, LS21 3AN
15th February 2020, 11am and 2pm
The perfect introduction to opera for 4-7 year olds and their families.
The classic Dr Seuss book is beautifully brought to life, teaching us all (even the grown-ups) the very important life lesson – you cannot know what you will like until you have tried it!
Featuring two opera singers and a nine-piece orchestra, this short performance will begin with an interactive workshop introducing families to the music, instruments and themes within the piece.
Booking required via Opera North Website.
Leeds Central Library, Room 700
18th February 2020, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
Peppa Pig and her family will be brought to life with puppetry for a special show. Joined by a full orchestra, you can uncover the world of classical music in a fun and interactive way with songs and dancing and watching Daddy Pig learn how to conduct an orchestra!
The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD. Tel 0113 247 6647
21st February 2020, 9.30am-3pm, half day 9.30am-12pm
Forest school adventure day at Esholt Woods
Half/ full day tickets & sibling discount available.
Lots of fun to be had including; dens & shelter building, campfires and fire skills, tool based woodland crafts, wide games, hot chocolate & s’mores and team challenges.
Download the School Holiday 2020 family and children’s holiday activity timetable and special events for Leeds Leisure Centres HERE.
Includes Kirkstall, Fearnville, Pudsey, Scott Hall, Holt Park and Wetherby Leisure Centre.
16th – 23rd February 2020, 12-4pm
Pick up your activity pack from the Visitor Centre shop and enjoy a winter walk around the park this half term.
£1.50 per pack.
Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall
17th – 21st February 2020
A fun range of activities for children over the schools holidays. Download the full timetable for holiday activities and camps here.
Tel 0113 3781285 to book
20th February 2020, 10:30am – 11.30am
A pop-up sensory room with bubble tube, dark tents and tactile toys, for a calmer moment on your museum trip in the holidays.
Leeds City Museum
15th – 23rd February 2020
If your normal class has stopped and you’re looking for ways to entertain your toddler or pre-schooler Shake Rattle and Boogie have drop-in classes running in Calverley, Adel & Horsforth. (Check online timetable for timings).
For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281
16th February 2020, 2pm
Experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the sceen so you can join in as loud and proud as you want. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential!
Swan St, Leeds, LS1 6LW. 0113 243 0808
Throughout February 2020
Collect a map as you arrive and follow Curator Faith’s snowdrop trail through the Arboretum to see some interesting varieties and learn more about these stunning flowers. We have 37 varieties of snowdrop at Thorp Perrow – how many can you spot? There’s also a KIDS EAT FREE* offer between 15th to 23rd February. For every adult lunch from the menu, we’ll give you a kids lunchbox meal, absolutley free. *Terms and conditions apply, see Thorp Perrow Arboretum website for more details.
Event free of charge but normal admission applies.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Thorp Perrow, DL8 2PS
17th & 20th February 2020, 10am – 4pm
Drop-in for games, Lego, k’nex, crafts and refreshments.
All ages welcome.
St Edmund’s Roundhay
14th – 23rd February 2020, 9am-6pm
Trinity Leeds has re-assembled the greatest selection of life-size superheroes for another week of #Superheroselfies!
Upload your selfies to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #SuperheroSelfie to be in with a chance of winning a year pass to Everyman Cinema! (See Trinity website for competition T&Cs)
18th -22nd February 2020
The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.
With dazzling puppetry, delicious music and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Children encouraged to bring their own ‘bears!’
Recommended age 3-8 years. Duration 55 minutes
Leeds Playhouse, Leeds LS2 7UP. Tel: 0113 213 7700
14th February – 23rd February 2020
The Leeds Valentine’s fair is back for another year of fun for all the family with over 70 rides and attractions. The fair will be at a new venue for 2020 Woodhouse Moor.
£1 entry fee. OAPS and under 1m free. All children’s rides £1.50.
Open daily 1pm-9pm, except Friday 14th 5pm-9pm
Woodhouse Moor, LS6 2NA
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm
There’s a Snail and the Whale theme to activities at York Art Gallery this half term, with workshops inspired by the popular book. Join a prop-making workshop and enjoy an interactive storytelling session as well as other themed activities (Days vary for workshops, check website for more details)
Gallery admission applies.
York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW
18th February 2020, 3.30-5pm
20th February 2020, 10am-12.30pm
In the school holidays, we open up the ‘ol Wild West for Play Experiences and special Wild West Workshops & Play.
– An hour’s play or more in the Wild West play village
– A 45 minute ART or STORY workshop
– Lunch (after the morning session) or tea (after the afternoon session).
Booking required via website
I7A Hornbeam Park Oval, Harrogate
From testing your strength and learning new skills to laughing out loud, there’s something for everyone! Take a leap of faith at Gravity Aerial Adventures, hit the real snow slope sledging at Snozone and have a round of golf in Volcano Falls Adventure Golf
Take part in their Charity Lego Walk challenge for the Yorkshire Children’s Trust 20th February 2020.
Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA. Tel: 01977 664794
17th-21st February 2020, 10am – 4pm
Take part in a multiple award winning Viking experience which is usually only available to school groups. You will get to dress as a Viking, learn how to use a spear and shield, play and make a Viking game to take home with you, and see what it was really like to live in a Viking Longhouse.
*Please note that the actual Farming Museum will not be open for this event. However the playground and the cafe will be.*
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park, YO19 5UF. T: 01904 489966
18th February and 22nd February 2020
Some events have a charge and booking is required. See YSP website for full details on location.
West Bretton, Wakeﬁeld WF4 4LG (SatNav WF4 4JX) Tel: 01924 832 631