Inspiration

If you plan on spending this February half term in Yorkshire then you’ll be spoilt for choice as a cavalcade of events ride into the county.

February Half Term at National Railway Museum

This half term, NRM are on a mission to future-proof our lifestyle with a theme of energy and sustainability.

Can you work together to find new ways to power our trains, reduce our waste and protect our planet?

How many vegetables would it have taken to power the 1.73 billion rail journeys made in Great Britain last year? How could kites inspire a totally new way of powering our network that doesn’t rely on burning fuel?

Tell them what you think while you take part in new challenges, classic shows and live demonstrations this February half term.

The Deep: Plastic Travels

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.

Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Cathedral is one of Yorkshire's hidden gems and is the oldest building in the city. Visitors are constantly surprised and uplifted by this intimate venue so, this half term, make it your goal to explore this magnificent building and learn all about its history with a host of family friendly activities.

Follow the Pelican Trail for children where you can explore the Cathedral with your family and see if you can spot the pelicans, be inspired by the beautiful stained-glass windows and heraldic shields and even design your own.

Half term Fun at Thornton Hall Country Park

All the usual farm fun and activities can be found at Thornton Hall Country Park this February Half Term. 

Additional daily activities included in your admission:

Mondays = Pony Club
Tuesdays = Circus Workshops
Wednesdays = Tractor Madness
Thursdays = The Bee Centre
Fridays = Critters 2 You

Become an Eco Superhuman at Harlow Carr

Get your hands dirty with a range of family themed activities at Harlow Carr, whatever the weather! Including a garden trail and drop-in family craft workshops.

Fresh Air Feb this Half Term at The Den

It may be cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun both indoors and outdoors this February Half Term!

Between 18th-24th February there is a whole host of things to see and do including stick raft building, capture the flag games and den building. There is also a Wildlife Day with The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to celebrate #NationalWildlifeDay.

Spring Half Term Family Fun at the Workhouse

It's spring cleaning time at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon! Bring your little helpers to the Workhouse for a taste of Victorian work! Workhouse children were well-scrubbed - have a go at making your own soap then try out our carbolic soap in the Laundry.

Paw Patrol at KWVR

Guess what guys? Chase & Marshall are coming back to see all of their little pals here at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway! On 20th & 21st February 2019 Chase and Marshall will be returning after a hugely popular visit in 2017.

Cutting Edge Fun at Thackray Medical Museum

What does the heart do, how does it do it and why is it one of the most important organs in the body? 

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.