Family Days Out
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February Half-Term

Make history this half-term by joining characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands-on shenanigans at sites across the country.

Get active outdoors and enjoy great-value days out with fun-filled family activities at your favourite castles, abbeys and historic houses.

Read on to find out what’s happening near you and book online now to get the best price.


Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands on shenanigans at our sites across the country this February half-term.

Just click the site nearest you below to book online and save 10%.


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10 Sites To Visit This February Half-Term

Whether it's an activity-packed, history-filled or budget-friendly day out you're looking for this half-term, here are some of the best English Heritage places to go (or things to do) with the kids to make history this half-term. 

Find out more

Holiday Fun and Games

Things to do this February

There are lots of ways to keep little ones entertained whilst they're away from school. Make the most of the holiday by exploring our favourite tips, guides and how-tos. From arts and crafts to affordable days out, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

  • Top 10 Castles

    Need a recommendation for your holiday day out? We asked our Facebook fans to pick their favourite castles and these are their top 10 choices.

  • Our Best Play Areas

    Our play areas are the perfect place for your kids to burn off energy during the half-term holiday. Here are our favourite play areas from historic places around the country.

  • Days out for under £20

    Browse our top picks for family days out that won't break the bank, from Norman Castles to atmospheric abbeys, all with plenty of space to roam and explore.

  • Crafts and activities

    Arts and crafts are perfect for kids on a rainy day in. If you find yourselves stuck indoors this February half-term, download some of the templates and get making.

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Making the most of winter

There may be a chill in the air but winter is a great season to go exploring, so we’ve put together ideas to help you plan the ultimate winter day out.

Enjoy walks that take in some of our most atmospheric properties, read about the best places to escape the crowds and be inspired by English Heritage Members’ recommendations of their favourite things to do this season.

Plan for a winter day

Best Rainy Days Out

The weather can be unpredictable in spring, but don't let that put you off exploring. We have plenty of weather friendly places where families can hide, discover and play.

Check out our rainy day info, see our map of rain-proof historic sites and enjoy a great day out whatever the weather may have in store. 

Don't let rain stop play!

Save with membership

With a family membership, you can enjoy access to more than 400 historic places for a full year, plus discounted entry to hundreds of family events and our exclusive Members' magazine.

Family membership starts at just £5.50 a month.

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