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Staffordshire February Half Term 2024: What’s on

Staffordshire February Half Term 2024: What’s on

Wondering what there is to do in and around Staffordshire this February half term? February half term is sometimes tricky to keep kids entertained as the weather can be fairly cold and rainy and you may be looking for a little inspiration to keep kids entertained in Staffordshire on a wet day! Here are a few ideas for days out with kids and February half term events in Staffordshire.

Half term events Staffordshire 2024

February half term dates 2024 for Staffordshire Schools this year is Monday 12 February – Friday 16 February 2024

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There are so many wonderful days out in Staffordshire. If you are looking for general days out rather than specific events, check out our guide to the best family days out in Staffordshire.

For those wet and dreary days when the sun refuses to make an appearance, you may find our guide on things to do on rainy days in Staffordshire helpful. Don’t forget there are plenty of things to do with kids in and around Staffordshire that don’t cost the earth – throw on the wellies, wrap up warm and head out for a lovely walk with armed with plenty of snacks and a flask of hot chocolate.

This post will be updated as soon as we hear about the amazing February 2024 half term events – but you can also head over to our Staffordshire kids facebook page too.

1) Peak Wildlife Park

Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District you will find the wonderful Peak Wildlife Park. Come up close and personal with lemurs, penguins, otters, read squirrels to name just a few! You can also book a unique and memorable animal encounter and ‘be a keeper’!

Peak Wildlife Park offers an annual membership offering unlimited entry to the park for the year! Click here to book your tickets online

Staffordshire February half term

2) Trentham Estate

Always a firm favourite you can always rely on a visit to Trentham Estate over Feb half term!

There is so much to do for all ages at Trentham – Trentham Gardens is a great family day out

Take a walk around the lake, head to the adventure playground, stop by at the Trentham shops and eateries for cake and hot chocolate, or try the enhancing fairy trail to discover the famous fairies around the lake!

We purchase an anual membership and are frequent visitors to the estate. You can purchase tickets here

Half Term at Trentham events TBC

Trentham Estate in Staffordshire

3) Clip ‘n’ Climb

Clip ‘n’ Climb is always a winner – especially on a cold rainy day over the winter!!! Climbing is a great way to keep active and fit and Clip ‘n’ Climb Stoke is a wonderful family friendly climbing centre designed to be fun for EVERYONE regardless of ability! 

The climbing sessions last for aprox 75 Minutes- and the sessions include a 15 minute safety briefing and harness fitting. The sessions are for 4 + but the family sessions can include toddlers age 2-3 years, (a non climbing adults must be present to assist).

Prices range but a family ticket for 1 adult and 2 children to climb is around £36.00

Click here for more information and to book a session

Staffordshire February half term

4) Pottery Painting

February half term is a good time to head off to one of the many places where you can paint a pot in Staffordshire – especially if it is a cold and rainy day!

We are huge fans of Amerton Pottery, World of Wedgwood, Emma Bridgwater Middleport pottery and Royal Stafford Ceramic cafe, who all welcome kids of all ages for pottery painting.

  • Amerton Glaze Craze – Paint a Pot studio are holding a Tots Tales Feb half term event Monday 12th February – painting and story session is by ticket only. The event is nearly sold out but more dates to be confirmed. Book Tickets here
  • Emma Bridgwater is another favourite of ours and you can book a session at the decorating studio. Head over to Emma Bridgwater for more information and to book
  • World of Wedgwood have plenty of things to do for kids, including play with clay, a visit to the Decorating Studio to get creative! Book tickets here

Remember to check out the venue beforehand just to check if rebooking is advisable over Feb half term.

pottery painting in Staffordshire

5) Trentham Monkey forest

Trentham Monkey Forest closes for the winter but reopens on the 10th February 2024! If you haven’t visited before, The Monkey Forest is such good family friendly day out in Staffordshire and one that all the family can enjoy! The Monkey Forest is a unique family friendly attraction where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary Macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire Forest.

Click here for our Trentham Monkey Forest review.

Trentham Monkey Forest offers affordable annual memberships or click here to book a day ticket

Trentham Monkey forest review Staffordshire February half term

6) National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm is based in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire and offers farm animals in abundance, and indoor and outdoor fun for all ages.  Over the year the farm hosts a number of events including Easter, Summer, Halloween and Christmas events.

For February half term (10th – 25th February 2024) you can say hello to the cute new arrivals in the Animal Barn and on the Ewe Maternity Ward, have a go at feeding the baby lambs and try your hand at our Farming activities. For more information and to book your tickets

The Activity day camps are also back for February half term and are running from Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024. Aimed for children aged 4 – 12 years old, offering a great opportunity for your little ones to enjoy the farm and get some fresh air (Childcare vouchers are accepted) To find out more and to book

Car parking is free.

7) Alton Towers Resort

Click here for our Pirate Takeover, Alton Towers REVIEW

Alton Towers has announced its return of the Pirate Takeover, inviting guests on an all-new voyage full of
live entertainment and family rides & attractions from 10th – 25th February 2024.

This year, Alton Towers Resort will transform into a swashbuckling haven across areas of Towers Street, Mutiny Bay, the Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings, and the CBeebies Land Hotel.

Day tickets are available for £15pp.Visit

The website for more information and to book your tickets or Feb half term stay

Staffordshire February Half Term 2024: What's on

Photo credit – Alton Towers Resort

8) Get outside

  • Wildlings at The Wolseley Centre: Monday 12 February 2024, 10:30 – 12:00 to discover, play and explore outdoors. Book in advance. Children aged 6 months – 5 years. Book tickets here.
  • Get Wild at The Wolseley Centre: Monday 12 February 2024, 1.30 – 3.30pm. Aged 8 – 16 years. Booking essential.
  • GetWild at Bramshall Park: Tuesday 13 February 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Age 8 – 16 years. Booking essential.
  • Wildfamilies Survival Skills at The Wolseley Centre: Tuesday 13 February 2024, 1.30 – 3.30pm. For more information
  • Wildfamilies Drop In at Biddulph Grange Country Park: Tuesday 13 February 2024, 11am – 1pm
  • AIMING HIGH Wildfamilies at The Washlands, Wednesday 14 February 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm please visit the Staffordshire Connects website, or call  0300 111 8007 to book.
  • Wildfamilies Woodland Adventures at The Wolseley Centre: Wednesday 14 February 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Activities are aimed at children aged 7+ but younger children welcome! Booking essential.
  • GetWild at Newton Park: Thursday 15 February 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Ages between 8-16. This activity is free of charge. Booking essential.
  • Wildfamilies Care for Birds at The Wolseley Centre: Friday 16 February 2024, 10am – 12pm. Booking Essential

9) Watch a film!

Mitchell Arts Centre is showing Peppa’s cinema party on Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th Feb 2024 – 10.30am Tickets: £4 per child, one adult goes free. To book head over to the website.

A cinema visit is a great thing to do over half term with kids. Cinebowl Cineworld, Odeon Vue, there are an abundance of cinemas in Staffordshire to choose from.

To keep the cost down, don’t forget the mini morning sessions at Vue Cinema. The mini morning sessions cost from £2.49/€2.99 per ticket and run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am, plus every day in the school holidays.

10) Visit a museum

Royal Air Force Cosford, Free. Book tickets here

The Museum of Cannock Chase. Ring 01543 877666 to book

The National Memorial Arboretum has something for all ages and entry to the Arboretum is free, however do book your visit in advance to guarantee entry and save on parking. The grounds are open from 10am – 4pm.

11) Go Ape, Cannock Chase

Click here for our Go Ape Cannock review

Go, Ape Cannock Chase is an outdoor activity centre in Staffordshire. Considered an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty here you will find nearly 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings on their challenge course. The Treetop Adventure course is a one hour Staffordshire high ropes course suitable for children (and adults) over 1m tall.

12) Family Friendly park run

Hanley park run, is a free, family friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! It is on every saturday at 9 am and takes place at Hanley Park just off Cleveland Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4DX. Visit the course page for more details and to register.

Trentham Gardens park run is a feee 5K community event for all the family held ever Saturday at 9 am taking place at Trentham Gardens, Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 8JG. Don’t forget to register!

Free things to do with kids

Don’t forget entertaining kids over half term doesn’t have to cost the earth.

There are so many free things to do in Staffordshire, from family friendly walks, a scoot in the park, family friendly bike rides, or a free visit to a museum. Head out for a walk with kids, explore, craft and create some free outdoor activities that all the family can enjoy!

There are some great family friendly parks in Staffordshire Cannock Chase Forest, Wolseley Centre, Brampton Park, Westport Lake, Beacon Park, Victoria Park, Phoenix Park name just a few.

Staffordshire February half term

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