School Holiday & Seasonal Events North Leeds

February Half Term Activities & Events

Planning your School Holidays? When are the Leeds term dates 2019/20


Spring mid-term: Close Friday 15 February – Open Monday 25 February 2019

Spring: Close Friday 29 March – Open Monday 15 April 2019

Easter:  Close Thursday 18 April – Open Tuesday 23 April 2019

Summer mid-term: Close Friday 24 May – Open Monday 3 June 2019

Summer: Close Wednesday 24 July 2019

Autumn mid-term: Close Friday 25 October – Open Monday 4 November 2019

Christmas: Close Friday 20 December 2019 – OPen Monday 6 January 2020

Spring mid-term: Close Friday 14 February – Open Monday 24 February 2020

Easter: Close Friday 3 April – Open Monday 20 April 2020

Summer mid-term: Close Friday 22 May – Open Monday 1 June 2020

Summer: Close Monday 20 July 2020

Further details on Leeds School Holidays can be found on the Leeds Council website  here

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A Day at Diggerland – The Ultimate Adventure Park Experience!

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ARTventurers North Leeds February Half Term Workshops

19th February 2019, 10am -11am and 20th February 2019, 9.30am-10.30am

Booking required.

Please visit the website or email for more details.

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Crag House Farm Half Term Events

20th and 22nd February 2019

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Crag House Farm, Otley Old Rd, Leeds LS16 7NH.

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February Half Term Family Fun – Eco Superheroes at RHS Harlow Carr

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

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February Half Term at Abbey House Museum

19th – 22nd February 2019.  Sessions 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

No booking required.

Normal admission applies

Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH, Tel: 0113 378 4079

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February Half Term at Kirkstall Abbey

19th & 21st February 2019

Free events. No booking required.

Kirkstall Abbey.


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February Half Term at Leeds Museums and Galleries

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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Half Term Activities

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…

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Harrogate Indoor Funfair February 2019

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

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!

Booking advised.

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Ice Cube Millennium Square

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.

Booking required.

For more information on session times, prices and how to book, please visit

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Millenium Square, Leeds.

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Ingenues February Half Term Activity Days

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

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Leeds City Museum February Half Term Activities

19th – 22nd February 2019 . Sessions 10am-12pm & 1-3pm

FREE events.

Leeds City Museum. Tel: 0113 224 3732

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Shake Rattle & Boogie Drop In February Half Term Classes

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



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The Deep – Plastic Travels, February Half Term

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.

Booking advised.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

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Tropical World – Roundhay

Tropical World 2019 North Leeds Mumbler

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.

Booking advised.

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754

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Days Out Ideas

We have lots more days out ideas in and around Leeds here

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Zog at Dalby Forest

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

No booking required.

Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel: 01751 472771

Abbey House Museum NEW Danger Zone Exhibition

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

Baby Boogie at Kirkstall Leisure Centre

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

Bird’s Nest Billy at Carriageworks Theatre

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.

Booking required.

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318

Bolton Abbey: February Half Term

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

Boomchikkaboom February Half Term

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.


Bramley Baths February Half Term

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!

Inflatable swim
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.

Disco Swim
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

Cannon Hall Farm Lambing Festival

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.

Booking advised.

Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley. Tel: 01226 790427

Creation Station Slime Workshop

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.

Booking required.

Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club, Hall Park, Horsforth.Tel: 07763937676

Creative Tuesdays & Experimental Thursdays at Thwaite Mills

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

Eureka! Half Term Hullabaloo!

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

Fab February Family Fun at Lightwater Valley

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.

Pre-booking required. 

N.B. The full theme park is not open.

Water Ln, North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT. Tel: 01765 635321


Family Forestcraft at Oakwell Country Park

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.

Booking essential.

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.

Family Fun Twigs n’ Stix Forest School

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.

Booking required.

Bramhope Scout Campsite, Occupation Lane, Bramhope, LS16 9HR. Tel: 07715 001394

Farsley and Calverley Children’s Centre Holiday Activity

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.

Booking required.

Farsley Farfield Primary School, Cote Lane. Tel: 0113 2058134

February Family Festival: Art, Dance, Movement and Music at The Tetley

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

February Frolics at Piglets Adventure Farm

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!

Booking advised.

Piglets, Nr York, YO32 9ST. Tel: 01904 499700

February Fun at Stockeld Park

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

February Half Term at the Rainbow Factory

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.

Booking required.

Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5LY. Tel: 0113 257 5750

February Half Term at Thornton Hall Farm

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

February Half Term Events at The Little Bookshop, Chapel Allerton

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.


Flamingo Land Winter Opening

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

From the Vaults at Leeds Industrial Museum

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

Half Term Mini-Beast Hunt at Swithens Farm Shop

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

Hawksworth Wood YMCA Family Fun Afternoon

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

Here Be Dragons at Temple Newsam

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 February Half Term Timetable

Honey Pottery Half Term Workshops

20th -22nd February 2019

20th, 10am-12pm – Slime workshop

21st, 10am-12pm – Hand clay build

22nd, 10am -12pm – Sewing class.

Booking required.

131 New Road Side, Horsforth. Tel: 0113 345 1211


Hope Pastures Pony Days and 1-2-1s

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

Pre-booking advised.

Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344

Horsforth Children’s Centre Half Term Play & Learn Session

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


Jack and the Beanstalk at Carriageworks Theatre

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+

Booking required.

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318

Jazz in the Jungle by Opera North

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)

Booking required.

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds (Book via Opera North Website)


JORVIK Viking Festival 2019

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.

Booking required.

19 Coppergate, York YO1 9WT

Heart Dissection Workshops at Thackray Medical Museum

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.

Pre-booking required. 

141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West YorkshireLS9 7LN. Tel: 0113 244 4343

Kirkless Light Railway – Fancy Dress February

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

Kirkstall Children’s Centre Arts and Crafts

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.

Booking required.

Kirkstall Children’s Centre, Norman Street, LS5 3JN. Tel: 0113 2786075


Kirkstall Leisure Centre February Half Term Timetable

Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS5 3BE. Book activities  by ringing 0113 3782086

Lambing Live at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, Harrogate

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

Leeds Gymnastics Additional Needs Drop-In Session

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

Lotherton Love Birds, February Half Term

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

Meet Chase & Marshall from Paw Patrol at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

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

Mini Magic Flute by Opera North at Leeds Central Library

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.

Booking required.

Leeds Central Library, Leeds (Book via Opera North Website)

Minskip Farm Shop Alpaca Experience

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.

Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9HY. Tel: 01423 329063

Moo Music February Half Term Sessions

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

National Coal Mining Museum

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

Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong at Carriageworks Theatre

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.

Booking required.

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318

Nunnington Hall, York

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

Operation Ouch at The Science and Media Museum, Bradford

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

Pink ‘n’ Mix

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:


Pop up and Play at Kirkgate Market Kitchen

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

Sensory Room for Families with Additional Needs at Leeds City Museum

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

Slime! at Leeds Discovery Centre

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.

Snowdrop Trail at Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

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

The Arium – February Half Term Fun

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).

The Great Leeds Valentine’s Fair

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

War Games at The Royal Armouries

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

Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Murton Park – Be a Viking!

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.*

Pre-booking required.

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park, YO19 5UF. T: 01904 489966

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – February Half Term Activities

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