February Half Term
Looking for things to do this February half term? Fire up your family's imagination by delving into England's history, whatever the weather.
Embark on a Roman quest, hunt for fairies in historic gardens or learn what it takes to be a butler in a Victorian household. There are lots of events to bring the family together in the school break.
EVENTS FOR FAMILIES
Get out there and step into England's story with your family this February half term. Stargaze at the home of Charles Darwin, hunt for Roman clues on Hadrian's Wall, or get stuck in to some creative crafts at Kenwood. Take a look at a selection of our half term events below or search all of our events on our What's On page.Search all events
Dark Skies | Beeston Castle, CheshireWeekends from 3 February - 25 February
Experience the starry night skies at Beeston with expert astronomers.
Half term fun | Whitby Abbey, YorkshireSat 10 - Sun 18 Feb 2018
Join us for family fun this February half term with interactive activities for all ages at Whitby Abbey.
A Taste of the Past | Stonehenge, WiltshireSat 10 Feb - Mon 19 Feb 2018
Join our cooks for a look at the food that fed the builders of Stonehenge some 5000 years ago.
Butler School | Wrest Park, BedfordshireMon 12 - Fri 16 Feb 2018
Step back in time this half term and learn what it takes to be a butler in a country house, with hands-on activities.
Discover with Darwin | Down House, KentTues 13 - Sat 17 Feb 2018
Join the man himself, Charles Darwin, and explore evolution at its birthplace as you delve daringly into science.
Knights & Princesses | Battle Abbey, East SussexMon 12 – Fri 16 Feb 2018
Join our academy with hands on medieval fun and tips on everything from curtsies to combat.
Spy School | Audley End House, EssexMon 12 - Fri 16 Feb 2018
Calling all super sleuths! Can you crack the codes and solve the clues this half term at Audley End House in Essex?
The Fairytale Castle | Dover Castle, KentMon 12 - Fri 16 Feb 2018
Open the book on characters from England's story and explore the tales of one of England's mightiest castles.
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Join our Early Man Quest
Step back in time with Dug, Hognob and the gang from Aardman's new film, Early Man, in cinemas 26 January. Starring Eddie Redmayne,Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams and featuring Stonehenge, Early Man is the latest stop-motion animation adventure comedy from director Nick Park.
To celebrate the release of the film, we're hosting a series of special events at our historic places across the country. Follow the clues and complete our Early Man adventure quest this February half term.Find a quest
Inspiration and top tips for visiting
Discover the wartime tunnels and climb to the top of the mighty Tudor keep at Pendennis Castle. The recreated gun deck brings the noise and drama of a castle under attack to life.
Tintagel is where history meets legend, and a great choice for a family day out. Explore the sheltered beach, beautiful rockpools and Merlin's cave, and an immersive new exhibition centre.
Down House: Home of Charles Darwin
Step back into Victorian family life at Charles Darwin's family home. Explore the garden where Darwin conducted his most famous experiments and learn about his greatest discoveries.
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
With a family exhibition and play area, as well as a new viewing platform on the rooftop of the gatehouse, explore the battlefield of a major turning point in England's story.