School Holidays Harrogate

February Half Term

Planning your School Holidays? When are the North Yorkshire term dates 2019/20


2019 February Half Term: Monday 25th- Friday 1st March (note this is a week later than many other local authorities- take advantage and book a cheap getaway!)

2019 Easter: Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April (Good Friday is Fri 19th, Easter Mon is 22nd April)

2019 Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May

2019 May Half Term: Monday 27th May (Bank Holiday Monday)- Friday 31st May

2019 Summer Holidays: Tuesday 23rd July- Tuesday 3rd September

2019 October Half Term: Monday 28th October- Friday 1st November

2019 Christmas Holidays: Monday 23rd December- Monday 6th January 2020

Visit the official North Yorkshire Council website here

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Arts and Crafts with Katie – Holiday Club


Art Club runs every school holiday, offering children age 7-11 an opportunity to explore art and crafts through various fun activities. Contact Katie to book your child’s place or for more information. Every session is £10 per child for 3 hours. February half term club will run on 28th February 1pm – 4pm at Fairfax Community Centre, Harrogate.

Phone: 07889363381


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February Half Term At Fountains Abbey

16th February -3rd March 2019

Wild & Woolly Decorations

Bring friends and family to the workshop at Swanley Grange to get creative. Drop in to enjoy this family activity making wintery decorations and sculptures out of sticks and wool.


Saturday 16 February (until 3 March)

Clay Man Trail 10am-4pm

Find faces in the trees, build dens and make your very own wood staff!


Tuesday 19 February (also 26th February)

Den Building Competition

Drop by the play area to use the sticks and tarpaulins to build a shelter. Challenge friends and family to see who can build the best one! We’ll test it using a watering can…

Thursday 21 February (also 28 February)

Make A Staff

Come along to Swanley Grange to make your own staff. Our volunteers will be on hand to help you cut off any extra branches and smooth it down.


Saturday 23 February (also 2 March)

Make A Clay Face 11am-3pm

Get creative and make a clay face and decorate with nature on trees around the estate. Drop in.


Saturday 23 February(also 9 March)

Spot The Birdy


Drop by Studley Lakeside to take a peek through a telescope to see the water-loving birds dipping and diving. Our Wildlife Team will be there to help you spot them and to tell you more about your feathered finds.


Sunday 24 February

Dying Gladiator Day


Take part in an interactive gladiator inspired games and chat to our conservation experts to learn all about what it takes to look after Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, specifically how we’re working on replacing a statue that’s been missing from the garden for over 100 years…

Photos by Chris Lacey


Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden  North Yorkshire

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February Half Term Family Fun at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Children can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities during February half term school holidays at RHS Garden Harlow Carr Harrogate

New for 2019, February Half Term Family Fun – Eco Superheroes

Create bug hotels, get your hands dirty and learn how to compost or embark on an eco-hunt around the garden. Youngsters will learn about the health properties of plants as well as the benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air.

The daily garden trail runs from 16 Feb – 3 March and daily activities weekdays from 23 Feb – 1 March (10am – 3.30pm)


Normal garden admission.

For more information visit:

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane
North Yorkshire

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Harrogate Council February Half Term Play schemes

Are you looking for affordable school holidays childcare in the Harrogate & Knaresborough area this February Half Term?

Running throughout all school holidays, Harrogate Council’s active funday playschemes offer a whole range of themed activities for your child to enjoy in a safe, stimulating environment. All schemes are registered and regulated through Ofsted.

The playschemes are held at:

  • Ripon Leisure Centre 01765 601353
  • Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre, Pateley Bridge 01423 711442
  • Jennyfield Styan Community Centre, Harrogate 01423 521667
  • Knaresborough Community Centre 01423 862702



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Harrogate Indoor Funfair


Events & Attractions and Yorkshire Event Centre are back with the Harrogate Indoor Funfair!

So join us this February Half Term, 25th February – 3rd March for some wholesome family fun. The Yorkshire Event Centre will be transformed into an indoor funfair ensuring that whatever the weather it won’t ruin your plans or dampen your spirits!

You can expect to find your favourites again including Dodgems, Waltzers, Cup and Saucer, Mini Miami and an Inflatable Play Centre as well as new rides for you to try including Go Gator, Twister, Frozen Swing and the Ghost Train plus many more as well as prize winning games stalls (extra charges apply) including Hook a Duck and Whack a Minion!


We listened to feedback and our session times have changed slightly for our February Half Term Funfair, the funfair runs every day from 25th February until 3rd March, 10am – 5pm, during this time two sessions are available, 10am-1pm then 2pm-5pm. Tickets are available to purchase for £10pp (under 3’s free) as well as non rider tickets for £2. This year we also have a family ticket, offering funfair goers 4 rider tickets for £35. As the ticket suggests – you can’t ride with a non-rider ticket. To get yours head to the Harrogate Indoor Funfair Facebook Page or visit our website

A number of tickets have been made available for each session for payment on the door when you visit if you prefer but we would advise booking to guarantee your entry.

Head to the Yorkshire Event Centre website: for more details

or to our Facebook page

Keep an eye out for competitions running on Facebook up until our opening day, 25th February for your chance to win a family ticket for any session!

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Hesketh Farm Park February Half Term

Hesketh Farm Park in Bolton Abbey will be opening its gates for the first time this year during the North Yorkshire February Half Term (25th Feb – 2nd March) and will then be open each weekend in March which is new for 2019.

Farmer Chris, his wife Sue and their team on the farm have been busy over the winter making sure that all of your favourite activities are ready for Spring. The go kart track has been renovated, there’s a brand new Big Green Tractor for budding farmers to ride, the playground has been spruced up and the indoor maze has a fresh layer of straw.

A brand-new Sand Pit has been built, with 3 interactive play zones including tunnels, shoots, levers and excavators. If you wrap up warm and the sand pit is perfect for cooler days this Spring. Grab a cuppa from our café to keep your hands warm while your little ones play. Don’t forget you can bring your own picnic. We’ve got a large indoor and outdoor picnic zone.

During Half Term and on each weekend we’re open we will be offering lamb and calf feeding, egg collecting, pig brushing, guinea pig petting and tractor rides.


Contact Details:

Phone: 01756 710444

Address: Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6HA

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Holiday Camps with Think Cricket

Running 9.30am-4pm every school holiday in Harrogate for 6-13 year old boys and girls of all abilities. £25 per day with discount for booking the full week and for siblings.

Fun in the holidays

Competitions, games and enjoyment is at the heart of the camps

A Great Intro to the game for beginners 
Players leave with a memorable cricket experience after being coached with players of your age, experience and ability

Technical coaching for older players
Players with experience play in hardball net sessions and games

Making holiday childcare affordable
Accepting childcare vouchers and applying sibling discounts

Book online at

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Kiddycook Harrogate

Hello from KiddyCook Harrogate

We have some fantastic cooking activities for your children to do starting with February half term till August 2019.

Join us at Harrogate Ladies College on Wednesday 27th February: A fun holiday class full of magic sparkles! Create, make & decorate cupcakes & biscuits to a Unicorn/Spaceship theme. Then in the afternoon learn how to make Fresh Pasta. Very messy!

For children aged 2 upwards, join a Cook ‘n’ Book session of “Little Red Hen Makes Pizza” at Kidzplay Harrogate on Thursday at 10am.

Stuck for After School activities then visit Kidzplay Harrogate on Monday starting 4th March with KiddyCooks 6wk Kitchen Science programme.

We look forward to seeing everyone this year at Springtime Live & Great Yorkshire Show.

CONTACT Emma 07710 247149

To book & pay for a place (please disclose allergies at time of booking)

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Kids Eat Free in Harrogate Revolucion de Cuba

Advertising Feature for Revolucion de Cuba

Are you looking for somewhere to eat with the kids for free this February half term in Harrogate?

Then look no further than the brilliant Revolucion de Cuba on Parliament Street, Harrogate! They are open from 10am and serve food 10am-10 pm everyday.


One kid eats free with an adult who purchases a meal (or 3 tapas dishes) from the full priced “Cantina”  menu. Find them at 18-20 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2RN

Do you want to find out more about taking kids to dine at Revolucion de Cuba Harrogate? You can read our full Mumbler review here

Kids eat free in Harrogate



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Lambing Live 2019 at Birchfield Ice cream Farm

Opening 1st February 10.30 – 4pm

Tuesday  – Sunday (Closed on Mondays except bank holidays and school holidays)

With spring just around the corner we will be opening up the lambing sheds once again for the ever so popular Lambing Live.
Visit our real working farm and see what life is like at one of the busiest times of the year. If you are lucky enough you may even see a lamb being born.
Help feed the pet lambs at 11 am and 2pm

There will be other new born animals during spring to see too.
The woodland walk and den building area will be open for your little ones to explore.

The café will be open serving Hot & Cold food, drinks and yummy Ice cream (Café opening times 10-5pm)

This is a working farm so put on your wellies and wrap up warm for a fun day at the farm!

The cost is £2.50 per person (under 2’s are free)

Check out our website
Birchfield ice cream farm

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Leeds Camps at Harrogate High School

Mon 25th February to Fri 2nd March 2019

Leeds Camps offers a variety of different activities across the school holidays.
We make all our camps safe, fun and engaging to all who take part – living up to our saying – A Camp for Every Child.

We’ve been delivering holiday camps within Leeds for over six years and we passionately believe that our workshops can improve every child’s confidence, leadership and social skills.

This February/March half-term we will be delivering an amazing 10 different camps at Harrogate High School!

Children will be able to choose from

Football, Dance & Gymnastics, Kids Kitchen, Minecraft, Super Science, Magnificent Magic, Virtual Reality & Gaming, Tournaments day, FIFA & Football, Greatest Showman and new this February – CIRCUS day, to make their half-term holidays the most action-packed possible!

For more information or to book your place please visit our website.

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Mary Poppins Animation Workshop at Harrogate Film Festival 2019

Are you children Mary Poppins mad? Do they want to learn about animation magic?

This February half-term come along to a fun Mary Poppins themed animation workshop for all the family (from ages 4+)

The Harrogate Film Festival Mary Poppins Animation Workshop is at the Mercer Art Gallery on 2nd March 2019

Draw a chalk drawing and leap into it, just like Bert’s in Disney’s classic, ‘Mary Poppins’! Discover movie special effects and stop motion animation techniques in this magical animation workshop for all the family. Ride a horse, visit a circus or dance with Penguins. Where will Mary and your imagination take you?

Led by animator David Bunting (pictured), who crafted storyboards for ‘Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!’ and ‘The Tigger Movie’, you’ll be sure to have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!

Workshops run at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm so pick your time slot upon booking.

BOX OFFICE: 01423 502 116

Mary Poppins Picture for the Harrogate Film Festival 2019

Then don’t forget to book your tickets for the screening of the original Mary Poppins film & magic show as part of the Harrogate Film Festival

MARY POPPINS – 3PM & 6PM on 2nd March 2019 at the ROYAL PUMP ROOM MUSEUM

This is going to be magical! We’re screening the legendary Mary Poppins in the historically glorious Royal Pump Room Museum. In true Mary Poppins style, there will be a 30-minute magic show, with a professional magician, before the film starts. Children might even learn a trick or two and some are inspired by the film itself!

We will then go onto film the 1964 classic starring Julie Andrews embarking on a series of fantastical adventures.

Come on down for this magical experience. We expect this to be a popular one!

Book your tickets here

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Minskip Farm Shop February Half Term Activities


Join us at Minskip Farm Shop for an incredible, one-on-one Alpaca Experience

15th February – 3rd March

Minskip Farm Shop are excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with their amazing Alpacas this half term! Book a session with your family or friends (minimum of 4 people), and you will have the opportunity to spend a whole hour with their four alpacas – two Mums and their little babies!

You will be able to:

  • Spend time with the alpacas
  • Learn how to greet them
  • Rub noses with them
  • Hear them hum
  • Feel their super soft fur
  • Feed them
  • Learn about their function on the farm & how they protect the hens
  • Take as many pictures as you want
  • Make memories for a lifetime

Limited spots available, please book your place here: The cost is 10 pounds per person and there must be 4 people per booking.  Children under 18 months are free! If you wish to add further people to your booking (up to 8 people in total per booking), you can pay for additional people at this link.

Our alpacas can’t wait to meet you and your little ones..

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Sporting Influence February Half Term Camp

Sporting Influence Activity Camps are fun, inclusive, professionally run camps available to all children in school years 1 – 9. Sporting Influence camps are now in their 5thyear and constantly growing with new games, ideas, sports and themes. Current themes include,

Dodgeball Mondays

Trampolining/Tennis Tuesdays

Whacky Water Wednesdays

Team Thursdays

Football Fridays

Although these themes run throughout the respective days the children also have a variety of other options (UP TO FIVE PER HOUR). Other common games/sports at our camp include:




Arts & Crafts


Swimming (Every day)

Mat Rounders

Capture the Flag


Hula Hut Throwndown


Board Games/DVD Hour

KS1 Fun Games

Here are some testimonials from parents who have used our camps previously.

“I know the children are safe – checking in collecting children process gives me peace of mind. The range of activities is fab and the staffs enthusiasm is great and definitely rubs off on the children.”


“My two children love Sporting Influence. They love the staff, all the different activities and are hugely motivated by the wrist bands that are earned each day. Always recommend to friends who are looking for options in the school holidays.”

For more visit:

01423 522999 (Office)

07517973417 (Camp Mobile)

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Swimming Pool Timetables February Half Term

The Swimming Pools in the Harrogate Area run a revised timetable during February Half Term

You can see and download the various timetables for the 2019 February Half Term holiday (February 25th to March 3rd 2019) by clicking on the links below

Knaresborough Pool

Starbeck Pool

The Hydro  

Nidderdale Pool 

Ripon Pool 

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The Grange Partnership Half Term Activities

Ahoy me hearties and all merpeople out there! Come and spend your February half term with the Grange Partnership @ Bilton Grange School.


It’s mermaids and pirate week so we will have our amazing pirate role play for you to shiver your timbers and make those pesky land lubbers walk the plank!


Over the week we will be getting messy with face painting, making slime, playing with sea foam, baking pirate cupcakes and digging for treasure on our very own pirate beach.


We have lots of crafts lined up for you from paper plate sharks teeth to making your own treasure map, jelly fish and parrots.


There will be an array of mark making for you so you can get creative with stencils, ink pads, charcoals and puzzle pages.


We welcome children from 3 years upwards. Please contact us to discuss your child’s needs if they are under school age.


We will be playing outside (weather depending) everyday and we have got our quiet corner all good and snuggly if you just need a sit down and a rest.


















Contact us on 01423 509333 or find us on Facebook at and our website


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Unleash your Eco Superhero at Harlow Carr!

Youngsters are invited to unleash their inner eco superhero and enjoy a range of all-weather eco-friendly activities during half term at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate (25 February – 3 March 2019).

Green-themed activities include a chance for children to make their own superhero mask from recycled household materials. They can get their hands dirty sowing seeds, making bug houses and learning how to compost and hear tall tales of real life eco superheroes with the Garden Detectives. A daily garden eco-hunt trail starts on 16 February.

Activities vary daily so check the website for full details


February Half Term at Knaresborough Library

Hockey Camps with Harrogate Hockey Club

Our hockey camps, age 7 – 14, concentrate on having fun, making every player better, offering a wide range of hockey skills and making friends. £25 per day or £110 per week, 10% sibling discount on all bookings!
Making a booking – ring Megan 07457 942990

Sicklinghall Feb half term forest school

February 25 & 26, 10am-2pm

Carlshead Farm, Sicklinghall

£42 (£21/day), for 5-11yr olds

Join us this February for the usual mix of woodland activities such as tree climbing, wild games, den building, natural craft and campfire cooking.  Our forest school practitioners are looking forward to heading into the woods for more fun and adventure at this forest school.