Jorvik Viking Centre, York: The exhilarating spectacular that is the Jorvik Viking Festival is coming to town for its 31st year. Ragnarok, the doomsday of the Norse Gods, took place in York in February 2014. Following this cataclysmic clash of titans we have all woken up in a brave new Viking world - and the Vikings of JORVIK are looking forward to welcoming you back to their city in 2015! Taking our inspiration from Viking firsts you will find over 80 Norse themed events across nine days during February half term
Any day of the week during February half term you can grab your wellies and hit the trail to follow clues around the estate. You'll discover how the monks lived simply in the abbey and then be a grand guest of the Georgians in the water gardens. Wrap up warm and tag along on a wildlife wander to see what creatures you can spot, or stop by the bird hide to watch goldfinches and woodpeckers flocking to the feeders. With acres of countryside to explore, woodland play area, paths and walks, the whole family can get out and about at Fountains Abbey this February half term.
The first weekend of the half term sees the return of the fantastic Coastival Festival in Scarborough too. Come Back in Time with Coastival 2015 for your fix of retro, vintage and some of the best bits of previous years.
Winter Zoo at Flamingo Land is open daily across February Half Term from 10am to 4pm. In addition to Muddy Duck Farm, Reptile River and the Aquarium, the new Wallaby Walkway and The Lemurs walk-through provides visitors with an unrestricted view of these animals. Daily keeper talks include penguins, lemurs, hippos, giraffes and tigers, plus a sea lion show.
Holiday Fun at Ryedale Folk Museum. Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school holidays, Ryedale Folk Museum have themed cooking in the cottage, children's crafts and a museum trail. Running from 11am until 4pm, these days are a great way to entertain the family!
Whatever the weather this February half term, Come & Explore fully roofed Skipton Castle and experience over 900 years of history. Discover the dungeon, kitchens and banqueting hall and then visit the tearooms for a bowl of homemade soup.
Go Ape Dalby Forest re-opens its forest doors this February half-term for an adventurous 2014! Go Ape provides fun for all the family whatever the weather, so why not unleash your inner Tarzan and live life adventurously with a trip to the UK's leading forest adventure?
National Railway Museum, York: Calling all future engineers, signallers and train announcers! Discover your dream job on the railways during the February school holidays. Build a railway line, repair a train and get your flag and whistle at the ready when you become a Station Guard. There are plenty of action-packed activities for the whole family to enjoy including safety sessions with the British Transport Police and hands on fun in the Chuggington play area.
How Stean Gorge is open every day. The family friendly visitor centre set in the heart of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. Step into nature and discover How Stean Gorge. Wander along the footpaths, negotiate the wobbly bridges and venture through caves. This isn't a walk in the park, it's the real thing! As you venture along the spectacular steep-sided gorge, water rushes over large rocks carving them into fantastic shapes. Fossils from a bygone age are there for the discovery and wildlife in in abundance throughout the seasons.
Have you Felt the Bubbles Melt at York's CHOCOLATE Story? Join them this half term as they pay homage to the nation's favourite minty chocolate bar: Aero - which turns 70 this year. The week of celebrations will include exhibition features, demonstrations and hands on activities for chocolate-lovers young and old. Originally created by Rowntree's in 1935, the bubbly chocolate bar continues to be one of the nation's favourite sweet treats.