Although it feels like Christmas has only just been and gone, now that we’re into February, half term is just around the corner. If you’re starting to worry about how to entertain the little ones, never fear: check out our round-up of half term events and activities…
Did you know that The Roman Baths have around 2,500 Roman coins on display? Investigate their extensive collection and create a coin fridge magnet with your design on. This craft session, included in the entry price, will run from 12th–16th February, in morning and afternoon slots. There will also be a chance to see how the Romans dressed by trying on togas and tunics during the weekends of half term, 16th–17th and 23rd–24th February.
The Holburne Museum
Get creative at The Holburne Museum’s craft workshop and design and make a unique sign for your bedroom, inspired by the beautiful Georgian doors of Bath. This free session will run on 20th February, from 10:30am–12:30pm.
See a show with your little one at The Egg’s family-friendly performances during half term. On 16th and 17th February, catch Star Flower, the story of two nocturnal creatures who find friendship in their night-time world. From 18th–20th February, join The Ladybird Detectives as they go on the trail of their most daring detective duty ever. And from 20th–23rd February, experience a modern retelling of a classic fairytale as Hansel and Gretel tackle situations that would leave the bravest adult shaking in their boots.
National Trust in Bath
Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath Skyline and Dyrham Park are all hosting fun half term activities. Go in search of natural Green Hearts by exploring the wonderful garden at Prior Park or embark on a nature trail through the grounds of Dyrham Park and discover the wild side of the parkland.
Museum of East Asian Art
Celebrate the Lunar New Year from 20th–23rd February at the Museum of East Asian Art, with an afternoon of crafts inspired by the Lunar New Year. Make fans, money packets and masks, and learn more about this ancient tradition in these daily sessions. Head to the museum on 19th February for their celebration of the Year of the Pig with a day of storytelling, filled with imagination and wonder, as they explore a series of East Asian folk stories about pigs.
The Mission Theatre
For fans of George Orwell’s classic novel, don’t miss Bath Spa University’s production of Animal Farm at The Mission Theatre. With showings from 21st–23rd February, the talented cast are sure to inspire with their magical adaptation of one of the most famous political tales of all time.
The Edge Arts
Join artist educator Victoria Willmott at The Edge, Bath University’s arts hub, and get creative at a series of fun and informal artistic activities taking place on 16th February. You can drop-in and stay for ten minutes or an hour – the choice is yours!
Victoria Art Gallery
As always, Victoria Art Gallery have plenty in store this half term, with family crafts and activities. Get artsy with their range of special materials and create a seasonal picture on 20th February, or a stylised picture full of shapes on 22nd February, drawing inspiration from all the painting and sculptures in their gallery.
The Bishop’s Palace
Venture to beautiful Wells and the historic Bishop’s Palace for a wealth of half term fun. Create all things space-related on 19th February, including alien masks, constellation lanterns and flying rockets. Or enjoy a range of nature experiences, such as pond dipping, seed sowing and hunting for minibeasts on 21st February.
Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park
Back by popular demand, Lambing Live will be at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park between 16th–24th February. They will have 20 ewes ready to lamb twins and triplets every day, and shepherds giving talks about the lambing process and plenty of sheep facts. Even better, the lambs will be in the public view during the day, allowing you to get up close and learn all about them!
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre provides the perfect day out for the whole family during February half term! Bounce, dodge and leap into countless hours of fun at their Better Trampoline Park, which features a wipeout area, foam pits, basketball hoops and a dodgeball court. Why not get competitive at their eight-lane tenpin bowling? Perfect for parties and family play, it’s the ideal place for a fun packed day. Or let the little ones blow off some steam at their indoor soft play area. The five-story, fully enclosed soft play structure allows for climbing, crawling, hanging and running in complete safety!