Activities to keep young minds engaged
February half term is, more often than not, a challenge. It’s still quite dark and we can usually expect rain. This year’s back-to-back storms are different but not really surprising. If the weather where you are is wet and cloudy, take heart - children look forward to spending this time doing things they usually wouldn’t have the chance to on a school day. Three ideas from the kids themselves:
- cuddling under a blanket and watching a tv show or film
- baking cakes and cookies
- playing board games with family and drinking hot chocolate
If you’re lucky enough to have some good weather, brave the chill and go outside. Here’s a list of activities that caught our eye.
Life in the Universe 3D at We The Curious
Fly to distant worlds, learn how astronomers search for planets, and debate whether humans are ready to meet aliens. How the show ends depends on what you decide! Tickets cost £3.50 for non-members and shows last 30 minutes. More information is available on their website.
Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Lacock
Join Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand whilst exploring the beautiful grounds of Lacock Abbey. The trail costs £2 and can be purchased from visitor reception between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
The Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl combines comedy and artistry with audience participation to keep everyone mesmerised. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis will be at the Lighthouse Theatre, Poole on February 23rd and at Swindon Arts Centre on February 27th.
Wild Animal Adventures with Wild Place Project
Spot animals from all over the globe, including giraffes, lemurs and gelada baboons. Explore the Bear wood where bears and other animals live in their natural surroundings as they would have done in England thousands of years ago. General admission tickets cost £15.40 and £12.10 for children aged 2-14 years. Find out more about prices and book your tickets here.
Superworm Trail near you
Join Superworm and friends on their brand-new forest adventure! Follow the new Superworm trail and see what amazing facts you can discover about the small but mighty creatures in Julia Donaldson's much-loved Superworm story.
Puddle jumping at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Children of all ages are being encouraged to get out into the fresh air and have fun jumping in puddles this February half term. Perfect your splash to be the Puddle Jumping Champion and win a prize, competitions take place daily at 2pm in Welly Boot Land. Find out about admission prices and book online here.