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February Half Term Activities & Events

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.


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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 clownsgalore123@aol.com

Cash payment for the tickets on the day.


07906 854269
clownsgalore123@aol.com

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.

Holiday Club
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.


01904 692221
info@webadventurepark.co.uk
webadventurepark.co.uk/

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Open 15th – 23rd February 2020

Enjoy 20% off standard pay on the day admission prices for Diggerland!

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 (February half term)
  • Open every weekend from 7th March – 21st October 2020, 10am-5pm
  •  23rd – 31st May 2020, 10am-5pm (May half term)
  •  27th June – 6th September 2020 (Summer holidays)
  • 25th October – 1st November 2020, 10am-4pm (October half term)

0871 22 77 007
mail@diggerland.com
www.diggerland.com/

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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


01423 565418
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

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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


01904 499700
info@pigletsfarmpark.co.uk
pigletsadventurefarm.com/

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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.


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk/

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18th – 21st February 2020

No booking required.

Normal admission applies

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


0113 378 4079
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/abbey-house-museum/

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18th & 20th February 2020

Free events. No booking required.

Kirkstall Abbey


0113 378 4079
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstall-abbey/

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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


museumsandgalleries@leeds.gov.uk
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/whats-on/

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17th -21st February 2020, Events at 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Booking required.

Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5LY.


0113 257 5750
info@rainbowfactorykids.com
www.rainbowfactorykids.com/events

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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.

FREE Event.

Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT.


0113 220 1999
enquiries@armouries.org.uk
royalarmouries.org/event/superheroes/

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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.


www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

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

 

BOOK ONLINE HERE

Leisure Exchange, Vicar Lane, Bradford BD1 5LD


01274 307130
bradford@funzy.co.uk
funzy.co.uk/

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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.

Read our Mumbler review here

Temple Newsam Estate. Tel: 01603 895500


01603 895500
goape.co.uk/days-out/north/temple-newsam

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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.

Read our Mumbler review here.

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY


0113 285 3506
grasshoppers@tonggardencentre.co.uk
grasshoppersplay.co.uk/index.php/indoor-outdoor-play

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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.

Follow us on Facebook for more details and take a look at our fantastic reviews.

Booking advised.

Great Yorkshire Showground


01759371844
info@eventsattractions.com
indoorfunfair.org/harrogate

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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):

  • £9.00 adults
  • £7.50 Leeds card /Leeds card extra
  • £7 Child (under 13) / Breezecard holders

Booking required.

For more information on session times, prices and how to book, please visit www.millsqleeds.com/icecube

Millenium Square, Leeds.


0113 376 0318
events@leeds.gov.uk
www.millsqleeds.com/icecube

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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.


museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-city-museum/

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17th – 21st February 2020

149-151 Bradford Rd, Pudsey, LS28 6AT


0113 256 0477

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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.

Booking advised.

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


01482 381000
info@thedeep.co.uk
www.thedeep.co.uk/

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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.


0113 237 0754
parks@leeds.gov.uk
tropicalworld.leeds.gov.uk/

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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.


01751 472771
www.forestryengland.uk/zog

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ARTventurers West Leeds February Half Term

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).

Booking required.

St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BR. Tel: 07786 994331

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park – February Half Term

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

Baby Boogie at Kirkstall Leisure Centre

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.

Board Games Morning at Keepers Coffee & Kitchen

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

Boomchikkaboom February Half Term

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

Bouncy Castle & Soft Play at Kirkstall Leisure Centre

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.

Bramley Baths February Half Term

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

Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm – School Holiday Activities

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

 

Brimham Rocks February Half Term

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

Booking essential

Brimham Rocks. Tel: 0344 2491895

Build your own bird box at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

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.

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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Road, LS7 2QG. Tel: 0113 262 9759

 

Cannon Hall Farm Lambing Festival

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.

  • Introductions to the new arrivals
  • 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 play areas including the soft play centre.

Booking advised. 

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

Connect Wall with Floor in Artspace at Leeds Art Gallery

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.

FREE Event.

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA

Crafty Tales at Goose

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.

Creative Tuesdays & Experimental Thursdays at Thwaite Mills

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

Eureka! February Half Term Hullabaloo!

15th – 23rd February 2020.

Packed full of extra activities including special guest performers!

Discovery Road, HX1 2NE Halifax. Tel: 01422 330069

Fab February Family Fun at Lightwater Valley

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.

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

 

Family Fun Creative Craft Workshop at Cardigan Centre

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

Farsley and Calverley Children’s Centre Holiday Activity

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.

Farsley Farfield Primary School, Cote Lane. 

Jurrasic Specials at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

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

 

February Half Term at Leeds Discovery Centre

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.

Carlisle Rd, Leeds LS10 1LB. Tel: 0113 378 2100.

February Half Term at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

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

February Half Term at Middleton Park

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

A CBBC Games Half Term at National Science and Media Museum

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

February Half Term at Nostell Priory

17th & 18th February 2020, 11am-3pm

Celebrate National Nest Box Week with messy bird feeder making and other birdy activities in the gardens.

FREE Event. 

Normal admission applies.

Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QETel: 01924 866742

February Half Term at Ponderosa Zoo

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

February Half Term at RSPB Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s

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.

February Half Term at Stump Cross Caverns

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

February Half Term at Temple Newsam

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

February Half Term at The Beck and Call

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

February Free Do-it-yourself Craft Sessions at The Tetley

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

February Half Term at Thornton Hall Farm

17th – 23rd Februry 2020, 10am -4.30pm

  • Monday 17th February –  Critters! Get up close and personal to a wide selection of friendly creatures and creepy crawlies.
  • Tuesday 18th February –  Farm Fun Day with lots of farm activities all day long
  • Wednesday 19th February – Professor Pumpernickel will be performing his amazing Science show.
  • Thursday 20th Februar y – Magical Unicorn Day. Enjoy rides on our special Thornton Hall ‘Unicorn’ plus other themed activities including Glitter and Grooming and face painting
  • Friday 21st February – Critters! Get up close and personal to a wide selection of friendly creatures and creepy crawlies.
  • Saturday 22nd February – Farm Fun Day with lots of farm activities all day long
  • Sunday 23rd February –  Jason the Juggling Jester. His amazing juggling skills and entertainment act will have the children amazed.

Normal admission applies, some events have extra charges.

Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148

February Half Term at White Rose Shopping Centre – Nick Jr. Toy Brick Character Trail

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.

Half Term Paw Patrol Party at Swithens Farm Shop

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

Flamingo Land Winter Opening

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.

Pre-booking advised.

Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. T: 0800 40 888 40

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Half Term Activities

Go Wild at Bramley Park

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

Booking essential.

Tel: Groundwork on 0300 303 3292 (Option 0)

Half Term Ceramics at Popalong Cafe

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.

Booking Required. 

149-151 Bradford Road, Stanningley, Pudsey. Tel: 0113 256 0477

Half Term Fun at Leeds Playlab in St Johns Centre

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

Half Term Stay & Play at St Andrews Roundhay URC

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

Hesketh Farm Park

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.

Read our Mumbler review here. 

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710444

Hobbycraft Slime-Making Workshops

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

Holt Park Leisure Centre School Holiday Timetable

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.

Honey Pottery Half Term Workshops

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

Booking required.

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

Hope Pastures Pony Days and Pampering

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.

Booking required. 

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

Horsforth Children’s Services School Holiday Sessions

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

Hyde & Seek Pop Up Cinema at Horsforth Library

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.

Booking advised.

Horsforth Library

Jorvik Viking Festival

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

Kids Half Term Chocolate Party at The Restaurant Bar & Grill

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

Kids Mocktail Party at King on the Lane

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.

Booking required.

King on the Lane, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY. Tel: 0113 440 7360

Kids Print Workshop at Seagulls Paint

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+.

Booking required.

Units 3 & 4 Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, LS3 1JL. Tel: 0113 246 7510

Kirkless Light Railway – Fancy Dress February

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

Kirkstall Children’s Centre Arts and Crafts

Details of 2020 February half term coming soon.

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

 

Lambing Live at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, Harrogate

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

Leeds Gymnastics Additional Needs Drop-In Session

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

Little Friends of Roundhay Park Forest Craft

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,

Lotherton Love Birds, February Half Term

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

February Half Term Magna Mayhem

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.

Booking advised.

Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel: 01709 720002

February Half Term at Moo Music

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.

Tel: 07932501904

Morgan & West : Unbelievable Science at Carriageworks Theatre

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!

Booking required.

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

My Pet Pals Activity Club

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

Work hard, Play Harder! at the National Coal Mining Museum

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

National Railway Museum – February Half Term

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

February Half Term at Nunnington Hall, York

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.

  • Saturday 15th/22nd and Sunday 16th/23rd February, 12pm -3pm Build a bird box £6.
  • Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February -12pm – 3pm Make a bird feeder £3.50 or Make a nest gatherer £2

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Normal admission applies

.Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283

Ogg ‘n’ Ugg and The World’s First Dogg at Otley Courthouse

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.

Booking essential.

Otley Courthouse Arts Centre, Otley, LS21 3AN

Opera North Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

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

Peppa Pig: My First Concert at Leeds Town Hall

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!

Booking essential.

The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD. Tel 0113 247 6647

Rooted Wings Forest School – February Half Term

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.

rootedwingsfs@gmail.com

 

School Holiday Leeds & Wetherby Leisure Centres Family Activity Timetable

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.

February Half Term Trail at Oakwell Hall Country Park

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

Scott Hall Leisure Centre School Holiday Timetable

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

Sensory Room for Families with Additional Needs at Leeds City Museum

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.

Booking required.

Leeds City Museum

Shake Rattle & Boogie – Drop In February Half Term Classes

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

Sing-a-long The Greatest Showman at City Varieties Leeds

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!

Booking essential.

Swan St, Leeds, LS1 6LW. 0113 243 0808

Snowdrop Trail and Kids Eat Free* at Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

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

St Edmund’s Roundhay Holiday Drop-In Days

17th & 20th February 2020, 10am – 4pm

Drop-in for games, Lego, k’nex, crafts and refreshments.

All ages welcome.

Free Entry.

St Edmund’s Roundhay

Superhero Selfie Week at Trinity Leeds

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)

FREE Event.

Trinity Leeds.

The Bear at Leeds Playhouse

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

Booking required.

Leeds Playhouse, Leeds LS2 7UP. Tel: 0113 213 7700

The Great Leeds Valentine’s Fair

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

The Snail and the Whale at York Art Gallery

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

World of their Own Wild West School Holiday Workshops

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.
Sessions  include:
– 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

Xscape Yorkshire – School Holiday Activities

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

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

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.*

Pre-booking required.

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

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – February Half Term Activities

18th February and 22nd February 2020

  • 18th February: Outdoor Sculpture Building – Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Sessions 11.00am and 1.30pm.
  • 22nd February: Family Drawing in Paradise – Join in imaginative drawing activities in the beautiful chapel. Free event. Various times.
  • 22nd February: Playful Sculpture Walk. Join in a playful and interactive walk to wake up minds and make discoveries. Various times.

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