February half term fun in Yorkshire

Get out and about in Yorkshire this next half term, with a fun-packed region ready to entertain your little ones.

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  1. Stump Cross Caverns near Grassington: Visitors can explore the well-preserved prehistoric caves, navigating through twisting passageways and discovering incredible rock formations. The site is suitable for all ages and weathers, offering a guaranteed and educational day out.
  2. Thornton Hall Farm near Skipton: This location features farm tours, animal petting, pony grooming, soft play areas, and more. It’s an excellent spot for animal-loving families.
  3. Marks & Spencer’s Archive in Leeds: Half Term Family Fun “Discover our exhibition with something for all the family. Enjoy free refreshments and try our exhibition trail to claim your free pack of Percy Pigs!”
  4. Go Ape!: Choose from Dalby near Pickering / Scarborough or Temple Newsam near Leeds for treetop fun for all the family, with high ropes, nets and ziplines.
  5. York Fish & Chips Cruise: Under 3’s go free, available on Fridays and Saturday during February half term, have a fish & chip meal with the family whist enjoying the sights of York.
  6. Brodsworth Hall: Engage with historical characters and enjoy interactive storytelling, costume dressing, and creative activities like designing a mythical creature.
  7. Dronfield Hall Barn: Hosts craft activities perfect for a family day of arts and crafts.
  8. The Sheffield College: Offers a Multi-sport Holiday Club for children aged 8 to 14, including a variety of sports and activities.
  9. National Science and Media Museum: An out-of-this-world experience awaits with space-themed activities including astronaut training and badge making related to space missions.
  10. York Art Gallery: Hosting a special exhibition titled “Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels,” alongside a range of events and workshops for all ages.
  11. Beverley Library: Dive into the ocean with storytime sessions featuring popular children’s books like “The Snail and The Whale”.
  12. Kirkstall Abbey: Love Birds Week includes bird watching, handling sessions with Wise Owl Birds of Prey Rescue, and other bird-based activities.
  13. Wakefield Rhubarb Festival: Enjoy food and drink markets, workshops, children’s activities like face painting and craft sessions.
  14. Hornsea Hub Swimming Pool: Offers a range of swimming activities including public swim, aqua babies, and pool inflatable sessions.
  15. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Enjoy a historic train ride through the beautiful countryside, with museums and interesting stations to explore along the way.
  16. National Coal Mining Museum: Delve into the history of mining with underground tours and explore the outdoor areas and adventure playground.
  17. Ponderosa Zoo: Home to a variety of animals from lemurs to alpacas, the zoo aims to educate visitors on conservation and animal welfare.
  18. The Folly: Museum of North Craven Life: Offers storytelling sessions and hands-on heritage crafts like rag rugging.
  19. Beningbrough Hall: Explore the wilderness play area, enjoy garden strolls, and partake in family-friendly activities.
  20. Flamingo Land Theme Park: Offers a zoo experience with over 140 species and activities like playgrounds, rides, and animal meet and greets.
  21. Castle Howard: Participate in a night-time photography workshop as part of the North York Moors’ Dark Skies Festival 2023.
  22. William’s Den: Features a large play barn and extensive outdoor play areas including a zip wire and den making area.
  23. Burton Agnes Hall Snowdrop Spectacular: Enjoy a walk among thousands of snowdrops creating a ‘white carpet’ across the woodland floor.
  24. Stockeld Park: Hosting a Science and Slime Week with family fun activities.
  25. Beetle Bank Farm, York: Offers an adventure playground, sand pit, tractor rides, and more.

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