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What’s on for February Half Term

Updated: Jan 25

February half term is almost here and there are plenty of fantastic things going on across the North East to keep everyone entertained. After a pretty miserable January, I think most of us are looking forward to most attractions reopening, so that we can get out and about around again. I know we are!

I have tried to include a variety of options some free, some you have to pay for. If you are struggling and need more budget friendly ideas feel free to send me an email and I will do my best to come up with some ideas for you. You can email at

What's On For Half Term

🌼22nd Fulwell Mill, Ready Teddy Go INFO

🌼21st Pup On Patrol Breakfast - Lanchester garden centre INFO

🌼25th & 26th Durham Fire & Ice INFO

🌼Kielder & Hamsterley forest launch ZOGG the new self led trail INFO

🌼Craft activities everyday at Durham Cathedral INFO

🌼Raymond Briggs Exhibition Running until 26th at The Bowes Museum INFO

🌼Half Term Trail at High Force Waterfall INFO

🌼23rd & 26thHalf Term Heritage train rides the museum also reopens - Stephenson Railway INFO

🌼21st Family Bird walk with Seascapes at Seal Sands INFO

🌼23rd & 24th Wildlife Explorers Half Term Camp at Rainton Meadows (Booking required) INFO

🌼18th - 26th Hauxley Nature Reserve Spring Photo Trail INFO

🌼 Howick Hall & Gardens Snowdrops will be appearing INFO

🌼Carnival Season based crafts and activities - All Newcastle Library branches INFO

🌼Preston Park Half Term Fun inspired by books INFO

🌼Butterfly World Stockton reopens INFO

🌼22nd-23rd Family Fun Days - Baltic INFO

🌼26th Freight in February - Tanfield Railway INFO

🌼 Half Term Crafts at Jesmond Libraries INFO

🌼Coast to Coast with Rockpool School - Watergate Café INFO

🌼23rd Treasures & Curiosities at Newcastle Cathedral INFO

🌼20th Roald Dahl Inspired Crafts - Holy Trinity Church Sunderland INFO

Keep scrolling for more ideas

WWT Washington

🌼18th -26th Mudfest

🌼23rd HT Crafts

🌼24th Author, Storytime & Crafts

🌼26th Pond Dipping

Find out more HERE

RSPB Saltholme

🌼11th - 26th Welly Dogs & Friends

🌼18th-26th Nest Box Building (Charges apply)

🌼18th-26th Harry Otters Valentines Trail (Charges apply)

Find out more HERE

Discovery Museum

🌼Transport Trail

🌼21st Discovery Days - Locomotives

🌼22nd The Cat, the mouse & the runaway trail

🌼22nd Street Scientists

Find out more HERE

Great North museum Hancock

🌼Half Term fun

🌼21st Relaxed opening

🌼Wonder Wednesday Monsters in the wild

Find out more HERE

Oriental Museum Durham

🌼18th Make a terracotta Warrior

🌼22nd Make a Bes Jar

🌼24th Print Power

Find out more HERE

Raby Castle

🌼Bear Hunt Trail - Plotters Forest

🌼Half term fun Raby Castle

Find out more HERE

National Glass Centre

🌼20th - 23rd Stained Glass window cards - Sunderland Landmarks Age 4+/ £3 Drop in

🌼20th Pattern Making, Age 5+ £3 / Drop-in

🌼21st-22nd Glass Painting , Age 5+ £5 / Drop-in

🌼21st -24th Glorious Glitter Globes

🌼22nd Photo From the Future

🌼23rd - 25th Fused Glass Artwork, Age 6+ / £12 / Booking essential

🌼Where's Whimsy Trail running until 26th

🌼Photo Memento running until 26th

🌼20th & 24th Sandcasting: Cat, Fish, Owl

Age 6+ / £20 / Booking essential

Find out more HERE

Souter Lighthouse

🌼21st & 23rd Make a bird ball

🌼22nd & 24th Build a bird box

Charges apply find out more Click HERE

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

🌼Chinese zodiac animal trail until 24th Feb £1 per trail / No booking required

🌼20th Football kit design workshop, FREE but places must be pre-booked

🌼24th Inspired by football tattoos, £2 per child / Places must be pre-booked/ Suitable for children aged 3+

To find out more click HERE

Wharton Park - Durham

🌼20th Feb - Natural Wildlife Mosaics

£10 per child per session

🌼21st - Dark Skies Bright Lights

Make your own natural lantern

£12 per light

🌼22nd Animal Architecture - The building blocks of life

Build a bat box, bee hotel, insect hotel, Hedgehog house building

Prices and times vary

🌼Winter Fairies Trail

Download the Love Exploring App to enjoy this self led trail.

To find out more about events in Wharton Park Click HERE

Bamburgh Castle

🌼18th & 26th Follow the footsteps of Uhtred at Bebbanburgh

🌼20th Meet Marley The Pony

Find out more HERE

High House Barn

🌼16th & 22nd Family Stargazing Evening

£10 per person

🌼Meet the Blackberry Donkeys

🌼21st Bird Feeder making and Nature Walk

£5 per child - Adults go free

🌼23rd Crafting and Creatures with Angela's Ark

£10 per child Adults go free

🌼24th Reptile experience with Angela's Ark

£5 per person

🌼25th Family Scarecrow Making

£20 per scarecrow (max 5 people)

To find out more about events at High House Barn click HERE

Science at Life!

🌼Brand new area opens for the first time - WOW Zone! Sensory exhibits, light displays, The big machine which stands over 6ms tall and is controlled by you!

🌼Experiment Zone - hidden chemistry of the sea and the effects of climate change

🌼The Sea and Me - New Live Shows

🌼Head into the making studios and get creative with your own moving wave sculpture

🌼Take a tour of the night Sky in the planetarium

🌼Play zone is suitable for under 7s

Family of 5 is £40.50 To find out more Click HERE

Art Centre Washington

🌼Bright Lights: Youth Arts Exhibition 2023

2 February – 11 March

🌼22nd Stop-Motion Animation & Character Design, FREE/ Suitable for ages 11+

🌼25th Sound Design and Storytelling Workshop, FREE/ 13-19 year olds

On at the Theatre

🌼19th Little Red Riding Hood - Princess Alexandra Yarm INFO

🌼21st Ministry of Science - Princess Alexandra Yarm INFO

🌼21st -23rd The Singing Mermaid - Northern Stage INFO

🌼24th - 25th How long is a piece of string Hullabaloo INFO

🌼25th Jungle Book Middlesbrough Theatre INFO

🌼26th Jungle Book Playhouse Whitley Bay INFO

Find out more about what's on at a theatre near you HERE

Check out these other handy posts

Family friendly things to do in Durham

9 Train Themed Days Out in the North East and North Yorkshire.

Family Friendly Things To Do In Northumberland

Family friendly things to do in Sunderland

North East Reservoirs Worth a Visit

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