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Half Term fun in and around Hitchin


Half term is never far away, so I've been busy adding lots of events to the website!

There's also a category packed with local Holiday Clubs, so if you’re working over half term or simply looking for the kids to go off and have fun for a few hours so you can have some time, then you can find all the info here.

You’ll be pleased to know that there is LOADS going on to keep all ages entertained and to suit all budgets both in Hitchin and beyond (look out for the FREE and LOW COST events and attractions label, along with the places where I've written a review in my Tried and Tested section of the website).

So have a browse of my top picks, and please do share with friends.  

I'll continue to add to this guide as more events are added to the website.

If you have a Half Term event, you can add it to the site for free using this form.

Hitchin Events

Create your own Junk Robot at Hitchin Library
Thu 22nd February 2024 3-5pm
Join us on Thursday 22nd February at 3-5pm, to have a go at creating your very own Junk Robot! Work as a team to recycle materials, create the snazziest looking robot, and enjoy some robot/eco-themed stories. Tickets are £3 per child. Just pop into the library to book a space.
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Storytime and Crafts ay Next Page Books
Sat 17th and Sat 24th Feb - 10:30am
Free Storytime and Craft on Saturday as usual. See you there at 10.30!
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Half Term Craft Days at The British Schools Museum, Hitchin
Mon 19th February 2024 - Thu 22nd February 2024 10am - 12pm
Join us this February Half-Term for children's crafts in our historic Monitorial Schoolroom. Whether it's welcoming in The Year of the Dragon with fearsome paper dragons, or creating beautiful hand-print spring flowers and wreathes to celebrate the new year, there is something for everyone in our first craft session of the year! Crafts aimed at primary-school age children, but anyone and everyone who would like to take part is warmly welcomed. £7 per child crafting (younger siblings can accompany free, and toys are provided for them).
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You can also see my Tried and Tested review of a previous Craft Day here.

Kids Flower Craft Activity at North Herts Museum
Thu 22nd February 2024 10:45am and 12pm
During their time off this February Half Term keep your little ones busy with some cute craft activities
We'll be making a bunch of pretty flowers this time round! They're bound to brighten up your home as we move closer and closer to those warmer months.
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Pop-Up Music Class at Holy Saviour Church Hall
Tue 20th February 2024 10:00
Suitable for children 6 months to 5 years old. This class is led by Joana, an accomplished performer and teacher of piano and singing with more than 7 years of experience in early childhood music education. In this class, you will learn simple rhymes and songs to sing to and with your child. These will deepen the connection between you and your child while developing their speech, understanding of language, ability to memorise (through repetition), and motor and listening skills.
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Little City at St Michaels Mount Community Centre, Hitchin
Tue 20th February 2024 - Sessions at 9:30am and 11:05am
Little City is just that, a Little City for your children. We set our City up in village halls, community centres and church halls. The beauty of us being mobile is that we can reach those parents who may not travel and help you avoid inner-town traffic and parking issues. We offer hot drinks and snacks to all or customers whilst they play. All our team members are DBS checked, Paediatric First Aid trained and fully insured to bring you the best experience possible.
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Half term Princess Party at Fabios Gelato, Market Place, Hitchin
Fri 16th February 2024 4:30-5:30pm
Join us on Friday 16th February, after school to celebrate the beginning of half term with an exciting Princess Party from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at Fabios Gelato shop Hitchin, upstairs in their beautiful event space. For this smaller style event, we only have 12 spaces maximum available for children, however, this does not reflect the glorious space we are using and the jam packed event we have planned! The Ice Queen and the Ice Princess will be leading copy along dances, dancing with pom poms and bubbles, lots of themed popular party games, singing children's favourite songs and lots more!
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ARTventurers Tabby McTat inspired family class at Fairfield Community Hall
Thu 22nd February 2024 10.30 -11.30
Art and creative play, with tons of painting, splatting, printing, singing and dancing too! Suitable for mini artists from 6m up to 7yrs. All centred around the fabulous Tabby McTat.
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Nearby Events

Standalone farm, Letchworth - Love is in Nature Workshop 
Mon 19th - Weds 21st Feb
Standalone has teamed up with Letchworth based nature lover, and incredible floral designer Alice van der List from All in One Season to bring a unique floral workshop to the farm this Spring. We will supply an abundance of bulbs, a selection of plants, twigs, moss, foliage and other beautiful materials so you can get creative and produce a miniature garden, pot or table centrepiece. With Alice’s expert help and guidance, each child and adult will create a unique, nature-themed masterpiece that can be taken home and proudly displayed!
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Park Play Launch at Jackmans Creamery, Letchworth
Sat 17th and Sat 24th February 2024 10am - 12pm
ParkPlay is a two-hour long play session of fun and games for everyone starting at 10:00am every Saturday morning. You can read all about how we #MeetMovePlay and the types of activities we do on the website.
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Stay and Play at St Paul's Church, Letchworth
Mon 19th February 2024 10-11:30am
Stay and Play- 50p. Aimed at under 5s. Older siblings welcome.
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Stay and Play at Chestnut Tree Family Centre, Letchworth
Weds 21st February 2024 10-11:30am
Stay and Play- free. Aimed at under 5s. Older siblings welcome.
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SOLD OUT - Free Art & Craft Party at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth 
Wed 21st February 2024 10.30am - 11.30am, 12pm - 1pm, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
This Feb half term, Love Letchworth have teamed up with @auntiekittygram and @broadway_studio_gallery to provide children with some FREE crafty, arty, creative fun! All sessions are free but spaces MUST be pre-booked online. Head to or to book. There are no drop-ins at this event.
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Free Face Painting Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth
Fri 23rd February 2024 11am - 3pm
FREE face painting is back this February Half Term! Enjoy free face painting with Face Painting by Mi, thanks to Garden Square Shopping Centre.
11am - 3pm and then explore what the town centre has to offer.
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Craft & Farmers Market in Letchworth Town Centre
Sat 17th February 2024 9am - 3pm
Stalls on The Arcade and Leys Square. 
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My Pet Pals Winter Workshops at Pets at Home, Letchworth
Sat 10th February 2024 - Sun 25th February 2024
You can learn how to take care of small animals and the birds in the garden from our lovely pet experts. Kids will receive an activity sheet and a certificate as well as meeting our amazing animals...all for FREE!
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Little City at The Cloisters, Letchworth
Weds 21st February 2024 - Sessions at 9:30am and 11:05am
Little City is just that, a Little City for your children. We set our City up in village halls, community centres and church halls. The beauty of us being mobile is that we can reach those parents who may not travel and help you avoid inner-town traffic and parking issues. We offer hot drinks and snacks to all or customers whilst they play. All our team members are DBS checked, Paediatric First Aid trained and fully insured to bring you the best experience possible.
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Bricks & Bakes at Henlow Pavillion
Wed 21st February 2024
We have all the Bricks and Bakes ready for you to enjoy! Join us for an hour (or more) to borrow and build one of our many Lego sets, whilst enjoying home-made Bakes, and a drink or two. Buy your ticket for the length of time you would like to build with us, and whilst you're here you can choose whether to concentrate on one must have set, or try your hand with a few (the only rule is one at a time!). With sets ranging from 90 pieces to 500, and Star Wars and Lego Friends to Architecture and animal sets, we're confident there is something for everyone.
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Fossils Galore at Shepreth Wildlife Park
Tue 20th February 2024
Step into a world frozen in time at Shepreth Wildlife Park on February 20th. Embark on a journey through the ages with expert Jamie from the Fossils Galore Museum in March. You will have the opportunity to get up close with some authentic fossils, including a magnificent two-metre mammoth bone! Feel the weight of history in your hands and let your imagination run wild as you learn all the secrets these incredible fossils hold.
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Make History at Wrest Park
Sat 17th - Sun 25th Feb
Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands-on shenanigans at Wrest Park this half-term. Meet our historic performers and have a go at modern archaeology activities.
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Broadway Cinema, Letchworth - Kids Club Movies - £1.75 each

  • Weds 21st: Ice Age (U) 10:30
    The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, known as Scrat.
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  • Thurs 22nd: Ice Age - The Meltdown (PG) 10:30
    Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny is not in fact the last of the woolly mammoths.
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  • Fri 23rd: Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG) 10:30
    When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.
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Kid Zone 2024 - Lego Make & Take, plus Facepainting on Event Island, Stevenage
Sun 17th March 2024 11-3pm
Monthly series of free events full of fun for children and families on Event Island in the Town Centre.
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Snowdrops at Benington Lordship Gardens, Stevenage
Sat 4th February 2023 - Sun 26th February 2023 11am - 4pm
The gardens are opened every year in February when they are carpeted in a spectacular display of naturalised snowdrops around the remains of the Norman keep and surrounding moat. Hellebores, aconites and winter flowering shrubs are also in flower, as well as the coloured stems of acers, cornus and willow around the ponds.
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Lamb Bottle Feeding at Church Farm, Ardeley
Sat 10th Feb - end of April
Join us for lamb bottle feeding this spring. This is a unique and memorable experience for people of all ages. Commencing from February 10th, running until the end of April. Times vary- see full details on listing.
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Children's Feb Fest in Luton
Mon 19th - Fri 23rd Feb
Feb Fest is an arts event for children and young people that runs every February half term in venues across Luton. A popular family favourite, Feb Fest is jam-packed with stuff to do and things to see, including theatre shows, drama, dance, puppetry workshops, creative activities and lots more.
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You can also see my Tried and Tested review of a previous Culture Trust event here.

Woodland Trees Trail at Jordan's Mill

Sat 17th - Sun 25th Feb (closed Monday 19th)
We love nature at Jordans Mill and even though many of our orchard and woodland trees have lost their leaves for the winter, our woodland animals need help matching the fallen leaves with the trees they came from. So, can you match each leaf and seed on your trail sheet to the trees on posters around the site? Grab your coats and wellies, get out in the fresh air join in the fun with our Woodland Tree Trail. No need to book just pick up a trail sheet from the Mill Shop, £4 per child with a prize at the end.
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You can also see my Tried and Tested review of a previous visit here.

Tales Of The Jungle Book at Olde Watermill Shopping Village
Thu 22nd February 2024 - Sat 24th February 2024
The Olde Watermill team who brought you Santa's Grotto, present JUNGLE LAW! a half term show for all based on the popular Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli is lost in the deep dark jungle, can you help Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther to return him home before Shere Khan the Tiger or the monkey tribe catch him? Starring colourful costumed animal characters in this fun family adventure full of songs, dancing and loads of joining in.
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Craft Activities at Hobbycraft, Stevenage and Biggleswade

  • Kids' Personalised Canvas Painting Workshop
  • Kids' Clay Bead Rainbow Making

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You can also see my Tried and Tested review here.

February Half Term at Herrings Green Activity Farm
Sat 17th - Sun 25th Feb
Meet and handle the owls, animal meet and greets, flying displays, have a go at flying an owl, crafts, tea room, gift shop.
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You can also see my Tried and Tested review here.

Junior Bird & Animal Workshops at Herrings Green Activity Farm
Sat 17th February 2024 10am-12pm
February 17th - Fur & Scale: Children will have the opportunity to meet our skunk, pat a pet with the rabbits and guinea pigs, meet some of our reptiles and creepy crawlies. The sessions run from 10.00 - 12.00, parents are welcome to sit in the tea room and wait until the session has finished, drop off and collect at 12.00 or pay the general admission and meet up with the children once the session has finished. These workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 6 years.
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The Three Little Pigs at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City
Mon 19th February 2024 2pm
Following the huge success of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff', Lost The Plot Theatrical hit the road with another family classic... It's time to get blown away in this brand-new musical adventure of The Three Little Pigs! Join our three pigs as they excitedly leave the family sty in search of new adventures! Will they make a pig's ear out of it, or will they raise the roof? It'll take brains, bravery and curly-tails to build bridges and forge friendships with each other and those they meet along the way.
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Half term activities at The Galleria, Hatfield
Mon 19th February 2024 - Fri 23rd February 2024
There's plenty to keep the little kids (and the big ones) entertained this half-term. 
Visit Get Wild, our jungle-themed indoor play area right in the heart of the centre. Kids aged 1-12 can enjoy an assortment of slides, tunnels, rope walks, climbing frames and more. Booking is recommended as spaces are filling fast - book now! 
Experience something unique and captivating for all ages at Dino Ride. Ride realistic animatronic dinosaurs, all with individual sounds and moving features in this exciting interactive experience for the whole family. 
Big Up the Sky will be onsite offering free activities including, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon modelling and bracelet making and much more. Plus, kids get the chance to meet Disney Princesses and super heroes. Don't forget your camera for those selfies!
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Half Term at Hatfield Park
Sun 18th February 2024 - Sun 25th February 2024 10:30am - 4pm
Wrap up warm, grab your wellies and come and join us as we get back to nature this February Half Term! Embark on a journey into nature at our "Woodland Workshop", where children are invited to explore, create and connect with the park and woodland around them. The Woodland Walks will be open to explore from 10:30am and will close at 4pm.
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East Beds Model Railway Society Show at Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade
Sat 17th February 2024 10am - 4:30pm
Model railway exhibition with 15+ layouts, refreshments, free parking, cash only.
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Swords and Sceptres at Royston Museum
Sat 17th February 2024 - Sun 25th February 2024 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm)
Calling all noble knights and mighty monarchs! Join us for hands-on family fun this half term inspired by knights, kings and their castles. See our website for full details. £3 per child, free for Friends of Royston Museum.
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Further Afield Events

February Frolics at Willows Activity Farm, London Colney
Sat 17th - Sun 25th
Come and watch the smallest members of our flock start to arrive at Willows, supervised by Tuck the Shepherd - we can't wait to welcome 'ewe'. During our February Frolics half term event there'll be live lambing, newborn lamb bottle feeding demonstrations and a full day's programme of fleecy fun for a baa-rilliant day out. 
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Milkshake Live On Holiday at The Alban Arena, St Albans
Sun 18th February 2024 3pm
Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Dora, Pip and Posey, Blue from Blues Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus two of your Milkshake! presenters for an all-new adventure! Pack your bags and jump aboard the Milkshake! train as we go on an all singing, all dancing holiday together! It's a family show not to be missed!
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The Sooty Show at The Alban Arena, St Albans
Thu 22nd February 2024 2.30pm
Celebrating 75 amazing years in show business, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are planning a very special birthday party and you're all invited. However, in true Sooty style nothing goes to plan!
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Meet a Roman Soldier and 'The Romans are coming!' at Verulamium Museum, St Albans
Sat 24th February 2024 11am
Visit Verulamium Museum during half-term to meet Decanus Laurentius Calvus Petronius, a Roman Soldier posted to Verulamium during the rebellion of Boudica. The performance will take place on Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 February at 2.30pm and last about 45 minutes
The Romans are coming! Join in and roll some dice as Roman and Ancient Briton model soldiers fight over a village of roundhouses and a Roman Villa. Who will have the luck of the dice roll? Who will hold their nerve? Who will be triumphant? Fun games for all the family.
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St Albans South Signal Box - Special Half Term Opening
Wed 21st February 2024 10am - 5pm
Come and visit the largest preserved Midland Railway signal box in the UK and one of the few preserved boxes that's open to the public and next to a busy main line railway. Signalling demonstrations are run on the operating floor upstairs whenever asked for. Railway videos and a slideshow of the restoration are shown downstairs, with many signalling items on display, including single line 'tablet token' machines, and other railway-related exhibits.
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Muddy Monsters Beginners Cycle Racing at St Albans Cycling Hub
Sat 24th February 2024 9am
Off-road winter, muddy kids' cycle racing fun! Designed for novices - no racing experience required. Any kind of bike with two working brakes allowed. Helmet required, gloves recommended, keep warm! Under 14s.
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TOP SECRET - The Magic of Science at PAC | Performing Arts Centre, Huntingdon
Sat 24th February 2024 2.30pm
Fusing the mystery of magic with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hang on to your seats as we transform the venue into a real life science laboratory. Experience the non-stop action packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination. Top Secret is a fast moving colourful magical science show filled with mystery, suspense, lots and lots of mess! Top Secret will inspire and educate every young budding magician and scientist, as well as proving fun and exciting entertainment for all the family.
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Half-term fun at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge

Sat 17th February 2024 - Sun 25th February 2024
Come and take part in our Snowdrop Scramble trail! An interactive trail for all of the family: learn some fun facts about snowdrops while taking in their beauty along the way to the Woodland Play Area. Collect the hidden letters along the path and unscramble them to find out the magic word at the end of the trail.
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Wassail Crafts and Bird Trail at Wimpole Estate National Trust
Sat 17th February 2024 - Sun 25th February 2024
Help us find some feathered friends that have hidden on the ground floor of the house as part of the Wassail toy bird trail and then head to the basement where you will be able to create your own artwork, using recycled paper 'feathers'. On Home Farm, head to the activity barn to create a paper plate chicken and blow off some steam at the new playground. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Big Tractors Experience at Foxholes Farm, Hertford
Sat 17th February 2024 - Mon 19th February 2024
Our Big Tractors Experience Day is back due to popular demand. It is on 10am to 3pm (last entry 2.30pm) between Saturday 17th and Monday 19th of February, and Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th of February. It is a great opportunity for you to come and sit in a variety of our tractors and pretend you are driving them. Our machinery include a JCB, Forage Harvester and other tractors with their attachments.You will be able to see some of animals in their winter homes and be able to feed them at an additional charge.
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The Bubble Show at Watford Palace Theatre
Thu 22nd February 2024 11am
Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, science and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles, and even fire bubbles! Actor, storyteller, and Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker, is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza!
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Fireman Sam: The Great Camping Adventure at Watford Palace Theatre
Sat 24th February 2024 12.30pm & 3pm
Brand New for 2024. Norman wants to go on an adventure to impress his friends, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains. But when Norman discovers a rare red squirrel, one of the explorers decides to take the glory for themselves, leaving Norman stranded in a cave. Now it's up to Fireman Sam to save the day and ensure everyone is safe on their camping adventure! Join Sam, Ellie, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in this UK premier, as you become a Pontypandy Pioneer and explore the mountains. With fire engines, helicopters and brand new songs this is one adventure not to be missed!
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Pokemon Card Swap at Cedars Nature Centre, Cheshunt
Sun 18th February 2024 11-1
Our pokemon card swap station was so popular during pokemon day that we are making it a regular event! Included in our normal entry price of just £2.40 entry , no need to prebook, bring your cards to swap!
Entry includes access to the zoo and our daily talks and meet and greets as well as the swap station.
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Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble on Volcano Island at The Spotlight, Hoddesdon
Sun 18th February 2024 2pm/4pm
Join our brave Rangers for another action packed Dinosaur Adventure in the all new and exciting show: TROUBLE ON VOLCANO ISLAND. When the island's ancient volcano becomes active, it spells danger for everyone - including the Dinosaurs! It's a race against time to help our Rangers and favourite Dinosaurs in this thrilling prehistoric expedition, to save Volcano Island from imminent disaster. This amazing, immersive and interactive show is guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. Remember to join us after the show for a free photo opportunity and meet the dinos!
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Pop Princesses Live at The Spotlight, Hoddesdon
Wed 21st February 2024 1 & 6pm
A Magical show where the beautiful Princesses go on a NEW adventure. This is the children's pop concert with a big difference. The four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses are back with their NEW SHOW for 2024 They just love to sing! It's the perfect mix! Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals.
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Sky's the Limit: Through Adversity and Beyond at RAF Museum, Hendon
Thu 15th February 2024 - Sun 18th February 2024 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm
RAF founder, Hugh Trenchard's pivotal flying lesson has been cancelled and without it he may not be inspired to form the RAF. It's up to Astra, the Museum's time-travelling hero, to convince Hugh of the merits of a Royal Air Force. Visitors will meet pioneers like Katherine Wright, endure the dangers of trench warfare and experience the defence of Britain in WWII. Joshua & Nadia of Zoom Through History are super excited to welcome visitors for the flight of their lives as this immersive production invites visitors to shape the course of history!
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Holiday Workshops at Woburn Safari Park
Mon 19th February 2024 - Fri 23rd February 2024 9am - 3pm
An adventurous day of hands-on activities ideal for children who are passionate about animals and their conservation! Join our team for a Day on the Wild Side - a great day of animal-based activities for 8 to 17 year olds! Activities for each session will vary day-to-day, but may include tasks like enrichment making, preparing delicious and nutritious feed, learning about the different species and helping provide care for the animals, as well exploring the reserves and getting to see areas of the park the general public are not allowed to go!
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Meet Peppa Pig at Woburn Safari Park
Sun 18th Feb from 11:30am
Every child's favourite little piggy, Peppa Pig, is visiting Woburn Safari Park on Sunday 18th February! The lovable character will be appearing to meet her fans at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm - don't forget to bring your cameras for a great photo opportunity with Peppa herself! See some of your favourite wild animals in the Road Safari, before you head down to the Safari Hangout in the Foot Safari to meet Peppa Pig. You can see Peppa Pig at no extra cost to your standard admission - book your event ticket online now. You can enjoy all the usual fun at Woburn Safari Park and will also be given a flyer with details of how to join the priority queue at a time slot to meet Peppa Pig.
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Meet Bluey at Woburn Safari Park on the 23rd February!
Fri 23rd February 2024 11.30am-3.30pm
Playful pup, Bluey will be visiting all the way from Australia and appearing at Woburn Safari Park at intervals on Friday 23rd February! Head off on a safari adventure to see an array of animals from lions and bears, to giraffes and rhinos, among others, in the Road Safari. Then head down to the Safari Hangout in the Foot Safari to meet your favourite Blue Heeler, Bluey. The energetic Australian pup will be appearing to meet fans at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm - don't forget to bring your cameras!
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Family Activities at Duxford
Throughout Half Term
This winter, dive into the science behind cameras as you take on the role of a Photo Interpreter. Find out what it takes to take secret photos from up high in the sky! You'll take part in exciting missions and explore how light and reflection make a camera work. You'll discover how the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) spied on their enemies from the air in their daring missions deep inside enemy lines. Finally, you'll use your new skills to design and build your own pinhole viewer worthy of an PRU operation!
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Magical Lantern
Festival at Gulliver's Land, Milton Keynes
Weekends from Sat Jan 27th, then daily from Sat Feb 10th - Sun Feb 25th
Land of Lights is an immersive lantern trail that's perfect for people of all ages
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Lamb Bottle Feeding at Aldenham Country Park
Sat 17th Feb - Mon 6th May
Book this favourite activity early to avoid disappointment. Wonderful for all ages and everyone can get involved. Meet, hold and feed your very own lamb. Loved my adults and kids alike. Bring your big & little ones for a treat.
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Vets in Action at Whipsnade Zoo
Sat 17th Feb - Sun 25th Feb
As part of a great family day out at the UK's biggest Zoo this February half term, kids can step into the role of a vet at Whipsnade Zoo during a fun week of interactive family events celebrating the incredible work of our vets.
Start at the specially created zoo vet centre where junior vets will be prepped with lab coats before helping experts examine, diagnose and carry out treatments on toy animals, experiencing first-hand the huge variety of work carried out by the Zoo’s vets, vet nurses and zookeepers – from a red panda health check to caring for rescued tortoises.
Plus, brand new for 2024, older children (7+ recommended) will have the opportunity to take on the role of forensic vets, helping to solve wildlife crime.
Additional demonstrations and talks throughout the week will take families further inside the exciting world of the Zoo, explaining everything we do to keep our residents in tip-top condition.
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London Brick Festival at The Royal National Hotel
Sun 18th February 2024 10am - 4pm
This will be a great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan. With lots to see and do including speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, traders selling loose bricks, new LEGO sets, retired LEGO sets, minifigures & accessories plus a dedicated building area.
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February Half Term - Colossus 80 at Bletchley Park
Tue 20th - Thurs 22nd Feb
Did you know the first large-scale electronic computer was designed and built for Bletchley Park? Learn more about the Lorenz cipher and the machine designed to break it - Colossus - as we celebrate 80 years since the first Colossus was built.
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- Communicate in the language of computers.
- Find and create patterns.
- Learn about teleprinter code and have a go at punching your own.
- Break our codes and try writing your own to test your friends and family!
- These sessions are suitable for families with children aged 7-14, accompanied by an adult.
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A magical half term at Old Macdonalds Farm, Brentwood
Sat 17th February 2024 - Sun 25th February 2024
It's going to be a magical February half term at Old MacDonald's Farm and Fun Park. We have a host of entertainment for 2024 featuring our wonderful Singing Princesses.Plus you can meet and greet our dragons, ride on all of our rides, see our wonderful animals and get involved in our Half term shows.
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'Open-as-usual' Days Out Attractions

Shuttleworth, Biggleswade

Open throughout Half Term
The perfect family day out. Come and enjoy our amazing gardens, follow the woodland sculpture trail and discover a unique collection of vintage aircraft, all set in 875 acres of parkland at Old Warden Park.
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Hertfordshire Zoo (previously Paradise Wildlife Park), Broxbourne
Open throughout Half Term
Hertfordshire Zoo reopens after a revamp on Saturday Feb 10th and is set in the beautiful surrounding of Broxbourne Woods in the heart of the Hertfordshire Countryside. The Zoo is home to over 800 exotic wild animals, as well as the incredible World Of Dinosaurs, Tumble Jungle, National Speedway Museum and Safari Adventure Golf, as well as many play areas.
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You can also see my Tried and Tested review here.

Shepreth Wildlife Park, Royston
Open throughout half term
Come along to listen to animal talks from our keepers, explore the zoo, play in soft play and see the dinosaurs. Café open.
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You can also see my Tried and Tested review here.

Woodside Animal Farm, Slip End near Harpenden
Open throughout Half Term
You can get up close and personal with our animals. Feed them, pet them and even cuddle them during our 'Cuddly Encounters' hands on sessions. As well as our wide range of farm, zoo and exotic animals there are tractor & trailer rides, animal demonstrations, a mini fun fair, crazy golf and lots of outdoor play fun. For rainy days there's the heated indoor soft play centre and café.
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Wimpole Estate
Open throughout Half Term
A National Trust working estate still guided by the seasons, with an impressive mansion, parkland, gardens and Home Farm.
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Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, Beaconsfield
Open throughout Half Term
Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the world's oldest original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 90 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone.
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