Enjoy 20% off standard pay on the day admission prices for Diggerland! (see below for details)
Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery, under the guidance of fully trained staff – no driving licence required!
Diggerland is the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Skyshuttle, hanging tight on Spindizzy, or digging dirt with a 6 ton digger, there is something for all ages!
Admission to Diggerland includes all day access to as many rides and drives as you dare. Admission charges start for anyone 90 cm’s and taller, but visitors should be aware that height restrictions apply. Minimal charges apply for the coin-operated rides. Little visitors under 90cm’s are limited on the amount of mechanical activities they can go on, even accompanied by an adult.
There are play areas, sandpits, bouncy castles and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun. The food facilities provide for all your meal and drink requirements, or you can take along your own lunch and take a seat at our outdoor picnic tables.
All you have to do is download the 20% off Diggerland voucher (click here) and present it on arrival at the Diggerland Yorkshire Park – WF10 5NW.
Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW. Tel: 0871 22 77 007
19th February 2019, 10am -11am and 20th February 2019, 9.30am-10.30am
Please visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
20th and 22nd February 2019
Book online at www.craghousefarm.com/events
Crag House Farm, Otley Old Rd, Leeds LS16 7NH.
16th February – 3rd March 2019, 10am-3.30pm
New for 2019, February Half Term Family Fun – Eco Superheroes
Children can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities during half term at RHS Garden Harlow Carr – create bug hotels, get your hands dirty and learn how to compost or embark on an eco-hunt around the garden. Youngsters will learn about the health properties of plants as well as benefits or being outdoors in the fresh air.
Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel: 01423 565418
19th – 22nd February 2019. Sessions 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
No booking required.
Normal admission applies
Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH, Tel: 0113 378 4079
19th & 21st February 2019
Free events. No booking required.
From feathered fun to fantastical beasts, Leeds Museums & Galleries are sure to guarantee a fun packed programme of events for February half term.
Head over to Abbey House Museum for vile Victorian crafts, morbid murder mysteries and silly science experiments inspired by the era.
For drizzly day hide-aways be sure to check out Mystery Matinees at Leeds Industrial Museum. Their 1920s Palace Picture House can seat up to 25 guests and family tickets are priced at just £9. Be sure to check out their intimate screenings of family favourites and vintage classics.
Lotherton and Kirkstall Abbey are getting a feathery make-over. Celebrate the start of spring with Lotherton’s Love Bird event including wildlife themed crafts, the Lovebirds trail and keeper talks. Speaking of feathered friends, there’s also daily feeds with the penguins at 11.30am. If you fancy doing a good deed for our nesting neighbours then head over to Kirkstall Abbey and help out with crafting bird feeders from natural materials collected from the grounds.
At Leeds Discovery Centre there’s behind the scenes tours of their artefact store, filled with over one million objects from across the globe and millennia. If you fancy delving a little deeper then discover the mysterious world of molluscs at their family-friendly workshop on 20 February.
Elsewhere there’s loads of lovely activities lined-up at Leeds City Museum with drop-in sessions and workshops inspired by their Michael Morpurgo exhibition. If you’re feeling extra creative then join them for a puppet making workshop led by a real-life professional puppeteer!
At Temple Newsam there are tours galore, dressing up, crafts and storytelling and sunflower seed planting at the Stow House on 20 February. Plant your seed and take it away to watch it grow at home.
There’s more messy family fun at Leeds Art Gallery’s Artspace and Creative Tuesdays and Experimental Thursdays over at Thwaite Watermill.
Follow Leeds Museums and Galleries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Library events at North Leeds libraries during February half term, some may require booking.
16th February -3rd March 2019
Plenty to keep all the family entertained at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal this half term.
16th February – 3rd March – Wild & Woolly Decorations
Bring friends and family to the workshop at Swanley Grange to get creative. Drop in to enjoy this family activity making wintery decorations and sculptures out of sticks and wool.
16th February – 3rd March – Clay Man Trail 10am-4pm
Find faces in the trees, build dens and make your very own wood staff!
19th & 26th February – Den Building Competition
Drop by the play area to use the sticks and tarpaulins to build a shelter. Challenge friends and family to see who can build the best one! We’ll test it using a watering can…
21st & 28th February – Make A Staff
Come along to Swanley Grange to make your own staff. Our volunteers will be on hand to help you cut off any extra branches and smooth it down.
23rd February & 2nd March – Make A Clay Face 11am-3pm
Get creative and make a clay face and decorate with nature on trees around the estate. Drop in.
23rd February & 9th March – Spot The Birdy, 11am -3pm
Drop by Studley Lakeside to take a peek through a telescope to see the water-loving birds dipping and diving. Our Wildlife Team will be there to help you spot them and to tell you more about your feathered finds.
24th February – Dying Gladiator Day, 10am-4pm
Take part in an interactive gladiator inspired games and chat to our conservation experts to learn all about what it takes to look after Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, specifically how we’re working on replacing a statue that’s been missing from the garden for over 100 years…
Photos by Chris Lacey
Drop-in events, no booking required. All events are free, but normal admission charges still apply.
Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY. Tel: 01765 643189
We have a different half term in Leeds to Harrogate this year! But this was so popular in October half term thought it would be good for a weekend activity or maybe an after school treat!
Events & Attractions and Yorkshire Event Centre are back with the Harrogate Indoor Funfair!
So join us from, 25th February – 3rd March 2019 for some wholesome family fun. The Yorkshire Event Centre will be transformed into an indoor funfair ensuring that whatever the weather it won’t ruin your plans or dampen your spirits!
You can expect to find your favourites again including Dodgems, Waltzers, Cup and Saucer, Mini Miami and an Inflatable Play Centre as well as new rides for you to try including Go Gator, Twister, Frozen Swing and the Ghost Train plus many more as well as prize winning games stalls (extra charges apply) including Hook a Duck and Whack a Minion!
We listened to feedback and our session times have changed slightly, the funfair runs every day from 25th February until 3rd March, 10am – 5pm, during this time two sessions are available, 10am-1pm then 2pm-5pm. Tickets are available to purchase for £10pp (under 3’s free) as well as non rider tickets for £2. This year we also have a family ticket, offering funfair goers 4 rider tickets for £35. As the ticket suggests – you can’t ride with a non-rider ticket. To get yours head to the Harrogate Indoor Funfair Facebook Page or visit our website www.indoorfunfair.co.uk
A number of tickets have been made available for each session for payment on the door when you visit if you prefer but we would advise booking to guarantee your entry.
Head to the Yorkshire Event Centre website or to our Facebook page
Keep an eye out for competitions running on Facebook up until our opening day, 25th February for your chance to win a family ticket for any session!
1st – 24th February 2019
Organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Radio Aire and now in its 19th year, the Ice Cube will be open from Friday 1 February until Sunday 24 February 2019.
The hugely-popular event will once again feature an undercover ice rink, allowing visitors to enjoy an outdoor skating experience whatever the weather!
In addition to the open air ice rink, there will be an array of winter themed attractions including the Ice Jet, the Glacier Run Simulator plus the new Airmaxx along with other winter themed rides for children of all ages.
Back for its second year, the Penguin Club will run every Saturday and Sunday mornings, providing a chance for younger children to take their first steps on to the ice in a safe and fun environment with the assistance of the popular penguin skating aids.
Alongside general public ice skating, skating lessons with a qualified coach will be available every Saturday and Sunday mornings.
For more information on session times, prices and how to book, please visit www.millsqleeds.com/icecube
Millenium Square, Leeds.
19th – 22nd February 2019, 9am-4pm
Head over to The Bowery, Leeds for a half term full of inventing, creating and testing for 7-11 year olds.
On Tuesday 19th February there is a hands on session all about exciting electronics. During this we will be using a variety of circuits in order to make excellent creations to take home and learn about electronics.
On Wednesday 20th February we are looking for children who marvel at mechanics who want to spend a day making and testing their inventions.
On Thursday 21st February there is a for a hands on session exploring printmaking, using all sorts of familiar and unfamiliar tools.
Finally on Friday 22nd February, we will be wrapping up the week with a workshop for children fascinated by how the body works. In this, we will learn about the senses and make maxillofacial prosthetic casts to take home.
All workshops are suitable for children aged between 7-11 years and will take place at The Bowery, 54 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2AL .
Places are £35 each with a 10% sibling discount. Please use the discount code SIBLING when placing your order to redeem this offer.
To book visit the website www.ingenues.co.uk
19th – 22nd February 2019 . Sessions 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Leeds City Museum. Tel: 0113 224 3732
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.
For more information and to book call Kimberley on 07984 158281 or email email@example.com
16th February – 3rd March 2019
Take the journey from shelf to shore as we explore the voyage of everlasting plastics and impact they have on our oceans. Solve the clues in the message in a bottle trail, get your face painted at craft corner (choose your favourite animal design from shark, penguin, jellyfish and clownfish) every day from 11am to 4pm. We will also be joined by local wildlife charity RSPB who will be teaching us all about how to protect the variety of life along the Humber and across the Yorkshire coast. Positioned on the third floor, use the binoculars and see what wildlife you can spot. More details on their website here.
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).
Tropical World offers a unique opportunity to explore the jungle, desert, nocturnal and aquatic habitats with plants and animals such as crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats!
One of Tropical World’s most loved zones is the butterfly house where you are able to witness first-hand their fascinating life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly. There are between 20 and 30 species of butterflies at Tropical World including Owl Butterflies which can grow up to 20cm – the same size as a large dinner plate!
You can really get up close and personal with all the inhabitants of Tropical World which makes it a fantastic immersive experience. With such a large variety of exciting and exotic animals to discover and learn about, Tropical World is a fun and educational day out for all the family.
Once you have finished exploring all there is on offer at Tropical World, you can grab a bite to eat and drink in the café which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer.
FEBRUARY HALF TERM: 18th -24th February 2019, 10am-4pm
This February half term and Valentines, show your love and appreciation of the rainforest at Tropical World.
Explore our tropical habitats and the animals that live in them. Learn how you can help the rainforest with fun and educational activities for children of all ages.
There is no additional cost for this event. Usual entry prices apply.
Winter Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
For more details visit the Tropical World website or Facebook Page.
Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754
We have lots more days out ideas in and around Leeds 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. Tel: 01751 472771
Running until 31st December 2019
Danger Zone explores some of the surprising everyday threats that were hiding in plain sight in homes and workplaces over the past 150 years.
Looking at the potentially deadly risks people unwittingly took through exposure to seemingly innocuous items like medicines, food and even the clothes they wore, the exhibition will also chart how the evolution of health and safety has helped us be more aware of the potential perils we continue to discover today.
Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall
18th & 21st February 2019, 10am
Come and have fun with nursery rhymes, toys and soft play at the baby fancy dress disco.
60 minute sessions for babies and toddlers 4 months to 2 years.
Not suitable for siblings older than 2 years.
Suitable for babies and toddlers. Booking required.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre. Tel: 0113 378 2086
19th – 20th February 2019. Performances 11am and 2pm
Fidget Theatre bring Billy’s fantastical wishes to life with their trademark wit and warmth. Using imaginative storytelling, puppetry and playful audience interaction Bird’s Nest Billy will delight family audiences in this unforgettable adventure.
Bird’s Nest Billy is an adventurous, playful show for 3-7 year olds and their grown-ups.
Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318
18, 20, 22, 25, 27 February and 1st March 2019, 10.30 am – 3.00 pm
The Airedale Woodman – Traditional Horse Logging
Peter the Airedale Woodman and his horse Galum will be working in Strid Wood. This is a fantastic opportunity for children and families to watch Peter fell trees and pull them out of the wood with his horse.
Due to the nature of this type of work, it is weather dependent and the horse will require rests throughout the day.
This is a free event. The estate’s usual admission will apply.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX
Half Term Events from Boomchikkaboom:
18th February 2019. 10-30am-12pm. Boo’d Up Family Rave, Revolucion De Cuba, Leeds
19th February 2019. 10.30-11.30am. Peppa’s Valentine Mess, St. J0hn’s Church, Farsley
19th February 2019. 1-2.30pm. The Greatest Show4-11 Lock-In, Thorner Victory Hall, Thorner
20th February 2019. 10am, 11am, 1pm. Be My Baby Valentine Rave, Mumspace, Mothercare, Crown Point
21st February 2019. 10.30-11.30am. Moana Messy Playa Special, Revolucion De Cuba, Harrogate
22nd February 2019. 1-2pm. Moana Messy Playa Special, The Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay
22nd February 2019. 10am-12.30pm. Boomchikkaboom presents Incredibles 2, Cineworld, White Rose Shopping Centre
23rd February 2019. 12.30-2.15pm. Family Rave, St. Edmunds, Roundhay
For more details on locations, how to book and age suitability, visit the Boomchikkaboom Facebook page or website.
Are you looking for some family fun this half-term holiday? Bramley Baths has it covered!
Lazer sword splash
Back by popular demand! Grab your inflatable laser sword and travel to a galaxy far far away with our family friendly fun swim set to an out-of-this-world soundtrack.
The hour-long sessions run on Monday at 1pm and 2-15pm and Friday at 1.15pm. We’d advise arriving early!
Fancy playing on the giant inflatable in our pool? Our amazing obstacle course fills the pool to challenge the adventurous. The session runs on Tuesday, 2.30pm-3.15pm. No under fives or non-swimmers, please!
Family fun swims
Dip in for family fun in the Bramley Baths pool with floats, toys and plenty of warm water to splash around in. These sessions run daily – check out our timetable for more.
Enjoy a fun family swim set to a funky disco beat with fun floats this half term! Our Disco Swim runs Thursday 1pm-2pm – we’d advise getting there early!
View the timetable here.
414 Broad Lane, Leeds LS13 3SR. Tel: 0113 256 0949
16th -24th February 2019, 10.30am – 6.30pm
During February half term Cannon Hall Farm will welcome new lambs as well as a packed programme of entertainment.
- Daily talks from our shepherds about the lambs and sheep
- Lamb bottle-feeding demonstrations
- Tractor trailer rides plus sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, Shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions.
- Access to the amazing soft play centre.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley. Tel: 01226 790427
22nd February 2019, 2-3pm & 3.30-4.30pm
Learn how to make your own slime – and let us clean up the mess!
Visit the slime bar to add colour and glitter!
Finish by decorating your own slime tub!
Funky Overalls are provided, as well as additional Latex Free Gloves.
Ages 4+ -11 years, £6 per class.
Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club, Hall Park, Horsforth.Tel: 07763937676
16th -24th February 2019, 10am -5pm
Come rain or shine Thwaite Watermills have it covered with indoor make and play activities this February half term.
Explore the beauty behind stained glass on Creative Tuesdays and use materials to craft your own creations. Explore your scientific side during Experimental Thursdays, make and paint a new fossil friend to take home.
No booking required.
Normal admission applies.
Thwaite Lane, Stourton, LS10 1RP. Tel: 0113 378 2983
16th- 24th February 2019. 9.30am-5pm (10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday).
Visit Eureka this half term with special guests Noisy Toys, including “The Acoustratron” – a monstrous mechanical-electromagnetic-acoustic noise engine. The Acousatron amplifies acoustic sounds from everyday objects, and salvaged instruments form the core of this monstrous mechanical-electromagnetic-acoustic noise-engine.
Noisy Toys will be moving into the Theatre along with the Acousatron from 11am-4m daily.
Monday to Friday – Watch out for the Squirrels! Fool’s Paradise are also bringing a couple of their furry, inquisitive friends The Nutkins! These larger-than-life, cute critters will be out and about meeting visitors.
Discovery Road, HX1 2NE Halifax. Tel: 01422 330069
21st -26th February 2019, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Aimed at the Under 8s, featuring a host of fantastic indoor and outdoor events, rides and activities on offer throughout the holidays. There will also be special UV puppet show performances in the brand new show barn and families will be able to visit the Riggmoor Mobile Farm.
N.B. The full theme park is not open.
Water Ln, North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT. Tel: 01765 635321
18th February 2019, 10.30am-12.00pm
Outdoor family activity days. Children must be 5 and over and accompanied by an adult.
£8 per child & £2 per adult.
Also running from 19th -24th February is the half term trail. Pick up your activity pack (£1.50) from the Visitor Centre shop and enjoy a winter walk around the park. Running 10am-4pm.
Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. Tel: 01924 324761.
21st February 2019, 10am-12pm
Have fun with all the family – discover the secrets of the wood, develop your bushcraft skills, build shelters, identify trees, use and make tools and light fires.
All washed down with Hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Bramhope Scout Campsite, Occupation Lane, Bramhope, LS16 9HR. Tel: 07715 001394
20th February 2019, 10:30am-12pm
Come along to our Down in the Jungle holiday activity!
Lots of jungle themed craft activities for children aged up to 8 years old (and their younger siblings). This session is £1.50 per child.
Farsley Farfield Primary School, Cote Lane. Tel: 0113 2058134
18th – 23rd February 2019. 11am-3pm
A week of FREE family fun, including making, music, dance and craft all inspired by the New North South Partnership – a three-year programme of activity across eleven arts organisations from the North of England and South Asia.
Activities will include experimenting with Bollywood dance moves, keep to the beat of Bhangra drumming, while also learning traditional art techniques, such as making Rangoli tiles inspired by South Asian patterns!
Some workshops require pre-booking.
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. Tel: 0113 320 2323
16th February – 3rd March 2019.
Join Piglets Adventure Farm for unmissable family fun this February Half Term! With NEW live Animal Shows and bottle feeding adorable newborn lambs, you won’t want to miss out!
PLUS check out the New Giant Slides in the Indoor bale play barn with straw bale mountain, rope swing and so much more!
Piglets, Nr York, YO32 9ST. Tel: 01904 499700
16th February – 3rd March 2019. 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
With their fabulous outdoor covered Ice Skating Rink as well as The Enchanted Forest with large Adventure Playgrounds, Maze to be explored and Electric Scooter trail*, there is plenty to keep the whole family busy this February half term.
Special Events also include Building Week; Stockeld Rangers; and Build a Teddy*.
*additional charges apply to Electric Scooters & Build a Teddy Session
No booking required.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN Tel: 01937 586333
18th -22nd February 2019, Events at 10am, 12pm, 2pm
There will be two exciting events during February half term; Learn to train your own dragon (18-19th Feb) OR jump into the world of Roald Dahl to defeat the Grand High Witch (20th-22nd Feb). Both events will include the usual Rainbow Factory adventure, crafts, games and much more!
Events last 2 hours and include party food.
Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5LY. Tel: 0113 257 5750
16th February – 3rd March 2019, 10am -4.30pm
- Monday 18th February – Pony Club (pony rides, grooming & horse care.)
- Tuesday 19th February – Circus Workshops with special guests ‘The Rapide Brothers’.
- Wednesday 20th February – Tractor Madness (tractor rides, sit-ons & tractor themed fun.)
- Thursday 21st February – Special guests ‘The Bee Centre’ (learn all about bees & taste real honey.)
- Friday 22nd February – Special guests ‘Critters 2 You’
Normal admission applies, some events have extra charges.
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148
18th – 22nd February 2019
Join The Little Bookshop throughout half term for events and activities celebrating bookshop favourite Roald Dahl.
Matilda’s Reading Challenge (18th-23rd Feb) – Read a whole book over half term, draw a picture then come and tell us all about it to get 20% off your next book.
George’s Marvellous Medicine Slime Workshop (18th, 20th & 22nd Feb) 35-45 minute worksop, includes tutorial, slime with an airtight container to take home. £6 Ages 6 +. Booking required.
Special Storytime with Eleanor McKone (19th Feb) Join Eleanor McKone, author of Piper’s Passport for this fun and interactive story time. Suitable for primary school aged children. Free. No booking necessary, first come first served.
47 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD. Book via The Little Bookshop website.
Open daily from 10am – 4pm
Zoo Only Package: Monday-Friday. The zoo is open, as well as the Peter Rabbit playgrounds and various walks. £7.50 for 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 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
19th-21st February 2019, 12.30-3.30pm
Visit the very special pop-up display of items hand-picked and unwrapped from the depths of the collection. Get up close and personal with the collections, handle objects and have a chat with curators.
Normal admission applies.
Armley Mills, Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2QF
16th -24th February 2019, 10am-4pm
Grab an activity pack from the till & see if you can spot all the Mini-Beasts hiding around the farm.
Once you’ve spotted them all & the worked out the mystery word, hand in your completed sheet for a chance to win some great prizes. There will also be fun Mini-Beast activities going on throughout the holidays.
No booking required.
Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell, LS26 0BT. Tel: 0113 282 8828
21st February 2019, 1pm – 3pm
Join in a free afternoon of family fun including; multi-sports, arts and crafts, games and playtime for tots.
Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 6HQ. Tel: 0113 2612484
16th-24th February 2019, 10am-5pm
Join in some beastly activities at Temple Newsam this February half term. All activities will be themed around the new Fantastical Beasts exhibition coming in March.
Follow the Dragon spotting trail, make your own spinning spiral dragon, dressing up and the chance to enjoy the regular Wednesday afternoon storytime. In the Farm make a ‘fire-breathing’ farm animal and plant a snapdragon to take home (daily 10am-4pm).
Normal admission charges apply.
No booking required.
Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE. Tel: 0113 336 7460
Holt Park Active Leisure Centre, Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX
Call 01133781301 to book you spaces or pop to reception.
20th -22nd February 2019
20th, 10am-12pm – Slime workshop
21st, 10am-12pm – Hand clay build
22nd, 10am -12pm – Sewing class.
131 New Road Side, Horsforth. Tel: 0113 345 1211
Pony Day: 21st February 2019
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.
10am – 3pm. £28 donation per child.
Pony 1 -2 1s Family Fun: 20th February 2019
Meet the ponies and spend time grooming them. The visitor centre is open for refreshments and we also run tours and fun activities for the family.
10am-12noon. £3 donation per person/child if you wish to brush a pony
Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344
20th February 2019, 9.30am-11am
Enjoy messy play, arts and crafts, role play, singing and snack!
All children aged 0-8 years. £1 per family.
No booking but limited spaces so arrive early.
11 Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AF. Tel: 0113 259 1786
24th February 2019, 11am and 2pm
The Lyngo Theatre and Patrick Lynch (from CBeebies) tell the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.
It’s a show with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!
Running time 50 minutes. Ages 3+
Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318
20th February 2019, 12pm
Children aged from 4-7 can join Opera North for a music and movement workshop to the accompaniment of live jazz, before settling down to watch The Jungle Book on the big screen. Everyone is encouraged to bring a rug and picnic to enjoy during the film.
£6 per person (£1 extra siblings)
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds (Book via Opera North Website)
20th – 27th February 2019. 9am – 6pm
With an exciting programme of events including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there will be something for everyone.
Book your tickets via Jorvik Viking festival website or Festival Box Office on 01904 615505.
19 Coppergate, York YO1 9WT
18th – 23rd February 2019. Sessions 11am, 1pm, 3pm (no 3pm workshop on 23rd)
Back by popular demand, these totally unique workshops are perfect for children who love to get hands-on. With the help of experts from St. James’s Hospital, you will be given an animal heart and guided through a dissection to understand how it functions and the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.
Normal museum admission charges apply and there is an additional charge of £3 per heart payable on arrival.
141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West YorkshireLS9 7LN. Tel: 0113 244 4343
16th – 24th February 2019, 10am-5pm
All children who visit in fancy dress between Saturday 16th February and Sunday 24th February 2019 will travel for HALF PRICE. That’s just £2.75!
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
18th February 2019, 1.30-3pm
Children can make their own rocket, bus, robot or anything they choose!
Pop along and join in the fun of making your own creations from recycling products.
£1 per child.
Kirkstall Children’s Centre, Norman Street, LS5 3JN. Tel: 0113 2786075
Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS5 3BE. Book activities by ringing 0113 3782086
Opening 1st February 2019, 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
19th February 2019, 9-10am
We welcome children aged 4-11 years with additional needs (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. This is a legal requirement of our Governing Body, and we therefore must apply it at our club.
Leeds Gymnastics Centre, Limewood Rd, Leeds LS14 1AB. Tel: 0113 265 6662
16th February – 3rd March 2019, 10am -4pm
Get your beaks stuck into activities celebrating our feathered friends this half term!
Keep the family entertained with Wildlife World themed crafts, the Love Birds trail and keeper talks. There’s daily feeds at 11.30am and 3pm with the penguins.
For more feathered fun become a bird boffin on our natural science day on 20th February and make your own nest box on 19th & 21st February.
Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB
21st & 22nd February 2019
Enjoy a visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and children can see their favourite rescue pups, Chase & Marshall! The heroic pups will be making appearances in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed based at Oxenhope Station at intervals throughout the day.
Children will also be able to enjoy other fun packed activities such as face painting, balloon making, colouring and more.
Advance booking only.
Haworth Station, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ. Tel: 01535 645214
18th February 2019, 11.00am, 1.45pm and 3.00pm
A family-friendly mini-opera inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, this bitesize performance packs fun, fantasy and enchanting music into just half an hour, making it the perfect choice for any music-lover over 4 years old.
Before the show begins, everyone is invited to take part in a creative arts experience. The creations will feature in the performance and can be taken home afterwards.
Leeds Central Library, Leeds (Book via Opera North Website)
15th February – 3rd March 2019
Minskip Farm Shop is excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with their amazing Alpacas this half term! Book a session with your family or friends (minimum of 4 people), and you will have the opportunity to spend a whole hour with their four alpacas – two Mums and their little babies!
Limited spaces, booking required.
Story Moo, 18th and 19th February at 10.30am, Milk Churn Scarcroft
20th February FREE sessions for current and past members to create a video (See Moo Music Facebook page for more details)
Messy Moo, 22nd February at Adel War Memorial Hall. 9.45am.
For more details on sessions visit the Moo Music North Leeds Facebook Page or call Caroline on 07932501904
18th February – 24th February 2019
Join in the half term full of fun with the FREE explosive Science Show! The entertaining 30 minute show introduces children to some famous inventors and explains how the safety-flame lamp was invented and why it was so important to miners. Explosions guaranteed!
No need to book just drop in and enjoy. Suitable for all the family.
Performances at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Caphouse Colliery, Overton, WF4 4RH. Tel: 01924 848806
21st January 2019, 2pm
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! He’ll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special ‘royal’ twist!
Suitable for aged 4 years and above.
Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318
23rd – 24th February 2019, 10.30am – 4pm
Head outdoors to follow the ‘Hetty the hibernating hedgehog’ trail, and get ready for spring by making a bird box or building a bug hotel for the smallest of critters in your garden.
Drop-in event, no booking required. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283
16th -24th February 2019, 10am -6pm
This February half term, enjoy action-packed activities, awesome experiments and much more as The National Science and Media museum joins forces with hit CBBC show Operation Ouch and presenters Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx will help children to explore the wonderful world of medicine.
Featuring action-packed activities, awesome experiments, behind-the-scenes footage, sneak peeks and challenges for all the family, it’s science with the gross bits left in!
Entry is free but some activities may have a small charge.
No booking required
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
Pick n Mix activities, suitable for the whole family, hosted by InterAct Church and Community Partnership.
20th February 2019, 12-1pm. Stories in the Tipee. Children must be accompanied by someone aged 16+. Running alongside Holy Trinity Community Café which runs 11.30am-1.30pm. Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Drive, LS6 4LF
201th February 2019, 1.30-2.30pm. Family Sports and Games. Children must be accompanied by someone ages 16+. Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Drive, LS6 4LF
21st February 2019, 12-2.30pm. Board Games, Arts and Crafts, Table Tennis. Running alongside Stainbeck Church Community Café which rungs from 11am – 2pm. Stainbeck Church, Stainbeck Road, LS7 2PP
Sessions are free to attend, although donations are always welcome. Please contact Vanessa in advance if you’re attending: firstname.lastname@example.org
18th – 22nd February 2019, 11am – 3pm
Come along and join us at Leeds Kirkgate Market, Giant Games including Jenga, Connect 4, Table Tennis, Pass the pig and with a chance to colour our Leeds Kirkgate giant bunting. All activities are free to attend, Let the children burn off some energy while you have five with a coffee or lunch from some of our amazing traders.
Leeds Kirkgate Market – Market Kitchen
21st February 2019, 10:30 am
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
20th February 2019, 10am-12pm
Come and discover our amazing molluscs (slugs and snails!) in our arts and craft family workshop.
Free family workshop including a behind the scenes tour.
Leeds Discovery Centre, Carlisle Road, LS10 1LB . Tel: 0113 378 2100 to book.
26th January – 28th February 2019, 10am-4pm
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?
Event free of charge but normal admission applies.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Thorp Perrow, DL8 2PS
16th – 24th February 2019 (9am-4pm)
Free family fun at the Arium this half term with two free fairground rides (ideally suited for ages 7 and below), story-telling sessions and our colouring and crafts table. There’s no need to book a place everyone is welcome to just come turn up. And don’t forget to try our new breakfast menu!
Family friendly cafe. An accessible site with plenty of parking.
Drop-in event, no booking required
Tel: 0113 378 9985
The Arium is close to the A64 end of Thorner Lane. If you turn off the A64 onto Thorner Lane, it’s the second turning on your right (after the cemetery).
14th February – 24th February 2019
The Leeds Valentine’s fair is back for another year of fun for all the family with over 50 rides and attractions. The fair will be at the Elland Road Car Park.
£1 entry fee and then pay as you ride.
Open daily 1pm-1opm, except Fri 9th 5pm-10pm
13th – 24th February 2019, 10am-5pm
This half term The Royal Armouries are going to be fighting some pretty big battles. Join them and have a go at strategic war games old and new. There’ll be hi-tech on-screen games and the more traditional dice and counter games, as well as a packed programme of combat demonstrations and dramatic performances.
Free event, no booking required.
Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999
23rd-24th February 2019, 9am – 4.30pm
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, make a clay lamp 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
19th February 2019, Sessions 11am-12pm * 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come rain, come shine
Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come Rain, Come Shine is about playful making in the fresh air.
Booking required via YSP website. Tickets £3.
24th February 2019, 11am – 4pm
Trees from the wood: Family drawing
Drop into our light filled underground gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities.
YSP, West Bretton, WF4 4LG. Tel: 01924 832 631