Things to do this February half term

Finding things to do to keep the kids entertained during half term can be tricky, so we've put a list together of things you may not have heard about! From animal farms to indoor water parks, there's something to get the whole family involved come rain or shine, and remember, you're always only a short drive away from your nearest Robinson's inn.


  1. Jodrell Bank - Space lovers? Discover the galaxies at the third biggest telescope in the world, credited with assisting the moon landing! There's loads for both adults and kids of all ages to learn and it's a perfect rainy day activity.
  2. Biddulph Grange Garden - these beautiful Victorian gardens display a huge range of global plant species. Take a trip around the world right here in Cheshire.
  3. White Nancy - This is a structure at the top of Kerridge Hill and overlooking Bollington. This is a beautiful walk that is fairly easy for all ages and takes under an hour- with many routes available you can choose your ideal length.
  4. Teggs Nose rock trail - This is a circular walk around the Tegg's Nose summit and quarries where you can learn about the fantastic geological facts and history behind the rocks. There's also a version for younger children where they will need to help Danny the Dragon Fly find the missing word!
  5. Lyme Park - Lyme is a glorious manor house surrounded by gardens, moorland, a deer park, a playscape, cafe and tearooms, making it a great place to spend a dry day out with whole family.
  6. Awesome Walls, Marple - This huge climbing centre has over 200 climbing routes and is a perfect activity for kids over 6 years old on a rainy day. If you're a complete climbing beginner you'll need an guide to take you along for safety which you'll need to pre-book so keep that in mind if you're visiting.
  7. Cotebrook shire centre - If you and your kids love horses this is a great day out and is suitable for rainy days. As the only shire horse centre in the UK open to the public you can meet some beautiful horses which are a huge part of our very own brewing history!
  8. Go Ape Delamere - Go Ape are open every day throughout half term, offering treetop adventures and segway trips for children over 10 years old (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
  9. White Peak Alpaca Farm - Visit this fantastic alpaca breeding farm in the Cheshire countryside for a great low cost day out for all the family. Farm entry is only £5 each and children under 2 go for free- perfect to get the kids engaged with animals. Please note you must pre-book your visit.


  1. Trentham Monkey Forest - This forest is like no other in the UK, with 140 free-roaming monkeys who call it home!
  2. Alton Towers- The famous theme park will open in half term for their pirate takeover where your little ones will complete treasure hunts, learn to drive a pirate ship and loads more!
  3. Waterworld- This indoor waterpark is packed with thrilling slides, a lazy river, a mini village for your babies and toddlers and an indoor mini golf! Plus there's a spa next door so mum can get a well deserved break while dad watches the kids.
  4. Churnet Valley Railway - Got a train fan on your hands? Classic steam trains run along this railway daily- whether you want to watch them from outside or travel on them, Churnet is a great spot.
  5. Peak Wildlife Park - Dedicated to preserving biodiversity, Peak Wildlife Park is a perfect place for conservation, education and all around fun! With penguins, polar bears and loads more, there's so much to learn.


  1. Stump Cross Caverns - These pre-historic caverns are filled with stalactites and crystals. The twist and turns of the natural cave formations are fascinating and they've been there for 300 million years.
  2. Skipton Castle - This medieval castle perches at the top of Skipton high street. This castle withstood a three year siege during the civil war and you can learn all of it's rich history.
  3. Thornton Hall Farm - Come rain or shine Thornton Park will be there for you and your family to meet all of their animals. They also host lots of great events for the little ones, check out their pages to see what's on.
  4. Dales Way walk - This is an 80 mile stretch from Ilkley to Windemere which follows mostly riverside paths all the way through the Yorkshire Dales- every inch of the stretch is beautiful!
  5. Ilkley Moor - This is a short walk with panoramic views and is home to the famous 'Cow and Calf' rock formation.
  6. Worth Valley steam train journeys - These heritage steam trains will be running along scenic routes every day during half term and kids go free, plus they're dog friendly, so the whole family can come along!


  1. Gisburn Forest- With fantastic cycling trails, nature, dramatic scenery and some of the clearest skies in the UK for stargazing, this is a fantastic spot for so many reasons.
  2. Trail of the Pendle Witches- Take the famous trail of the Pendle Witches and learn their terrible story.
  3. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre - Some of this areas wetland superstars include otters and flamingo's!
  4. Horse + Bamboo - Crafts, board games, movies and puppet shows, there's something on throughout half-term.
  5. Greenlands Farm Village - At Greenlands farm kids can bottle feed lambs, handle exotic animals, combat their friends in laser tag, build their own bear and loads more great activities!
  6. Windmill Animal Farm - Another great farm open to the public- where your little ones can bottle feed lambs, handle a variety of animals, ride a mini steam train and they've also got loads of peddle tractors and go karts!
  7. Preston Wall climbing centre - During school holiday's and weekends Preston Wall climbing centre offer fun climbing for kids and families where you can all learn to climb together (children must be 5 or over) - just make sure to book in advance.

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