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
Feb half term dates 2023 for Staffordshire and Cheshire Schools – 20th February to 24th February 2023.
There are so many wonderful days out in Staffordshire. Check out our guide on free days out in Staffordshire that all the family can enjoy! We will aim to keep this page updated as much as possible with Feb half term events and days out in Staffordshire, but you can also head over to our Staffordshire kids facebook page too. Please do contact us if you know of an event that can be included here.
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 (prices are Adult – 17 to 64 years old – £14.95, Child – 2 to 16 years old, under 2’s come free! – £12.95)
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 day out with kids. 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 animal membership and are frequent visitors to the estate. You can purchase tickets here for Feb half term entry!
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 £33.00
Click here for more information and to book a session
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 cold and rainy!
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!
Middleporty Pottery are holding February half term play with clay – On 18 – 26 February 2023 10am – 4pm. Play-with-Clay Participant is £3.00 and a Membership Play-with Clay Participant is free. Book tickets here
Emma Bridgwater are offering half term at the factory with options to book the decorating studio, early bird breakfast and decorating and a free Children’s Factory Trail. Head over to Emma Bridgwater for more info
World of Wedgwood are holding family friendly play with clay sessions , Wednesday 22nd – Saturday 25th February Ages 3+ Book tickets here
Remember to check out the venue beforehand just to check if rebooking is advisable over Feb half term.
Trentham Monkey forest
Trentham Monkey Forest closes for the winter but reopens in February 2023! If you haven’t visited before, Trentham Monkey Forest is such good family friendly day out in Staffordshire 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.
Trentham Monkey Forest offers affordable annual memberships or click here to book a day ticket
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. More to follow as the 2023 events are launched! For February half term (18 – 26 February) you can welcome new life to the farm plus help Farmer Fogg fix his farm in time for Spring! Car parking is free. For opening times and to book
Wildlings at Hem Heath Woods. Following the Forest School ethos of free choice and planned by Level 3 Forest School leaders, Join the team to enjoy the outdoors. Every Thursday from 19th January – 23rd March 2023,. 20.30 – 12pm Free event, booking essential.
Wildlings at The Wolseley Centre Friday 20 January 2023 – Friday 24 February 2023, 10:30 – 12:00 (Age 6months to 5 years. £6.50 per child, £3.50 per additional child. Book tickets here
Yoga Squirrels @ Park Hall Country Park. Monday 20 February 2023 from 10.30-12.00pm for ages 2-5 years. This event is free. To book a place here
Wild Yoga @ Park Hall Country Park, Monday 20 February 2023 1 – 2.30pm for ages 5-12 year. This event is free. Book a place here
Wildfamilies Drop-In at Biddulph Grange Country Park. Tuesday 21 February 2023 from 1pm-3pm. Cost: £4 per child for all ages.
Wildfamilies Drop-In at Tittesworth Water, Wednesday 22 February 2023 from 10.30am – 3pm. Cost: £4 per child for all ages. For more information here
Watch a film!
Mitchell Arts Centre is showing a number of family-friendly films during half-term including Minions: The Rise of Gru, Peppa my first cinema experience, my little pony the movie, Encanto and Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s child. What’s more, tickets cost £3.50 a child, and one adult goes free per paying child.
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.
Visit a museum
Royal Air Force Cosford, Free. Book tickets here
The Museum of Cannock Chase. Thursday 23rd Feb. Dragon Quest. Dragon and princess themed craft event. Tuesday 21st Feb Lego event Ring 01543 877666 to book
The National Memorial Arboretum has something for all ages this half term, from the Stickman outdoor trail and sensory play areas to interactive storytelling workshops. The workshops are free and running, 11am, 12pm and 1pm | 20 – 24 February 2023. Arts and crafts sessions are free Various times between 12pm and 3pm | 20 – 24 February 2023. There is a stickman indoor cinema (free) 10.15am, 1.30pm and 2.15pm | 20 – 24 February 2023. Events are free, booking is essential and car parking is £4 in advance, £6 on the day. Book tickets here
Go Ape, Cannock Chase
Visit the Go Ape website for more information and to book
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.
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.
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