School Holidays Harrogate

February Half Term

Visit our brand new fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY, just a 40 minute drive from the centre of Harrogate.

  • Book an hour long session on our 2 state-of-the-art obstacle courses:
    • Ninja Course – for primary school age children
    • Warrior Course –for big kids & grown ups
  • Selection of Children’s Fitness classes
  • Parkour for ages 7+ years / Ninja Gymnastics including babies and pre school age Taking bookings now for new term!
  • Adult fitness classes – Boot Camps, Circuits and Warrior training for events
  • Children’s Parties – Ninja and Warrior parties for all age groups
  • Corporate Team building days
  • Alternative training sessions for sports teams

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Read the full Mumbler review here

The magic of trees, Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February (closed Monday), 11am–3.30pm

Experience the magic of trees this half term and follow the trail as a tree detective. On selected days join a ‘naked tree walk’ to look at the trees without their leaves and spot the first signs of spring or get creative in an artrageous workshop. It’s also the last chance to experience Gerard Hobson’s Winter Wildlife in Print exhibition. Depending on the weather the snowdrops should be opening more and more creating a carpet of white along the ha-ha walk.

Trail and Winter Wildlife in Print exhibition – every day.

Naked tree walk – Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Head out exploring for this 30 minute session with the gardeners looking closely at the bare branches of the trees as they give away their seasonal secrets. Spaces limited so sign up on arrival.

Artrageous! – Wednesday 19 and Friday 21, 12 noon – 3pm.

Get hands-on and create tree silhouettes in the family workshop, please note the room is accessed by stairs only.

The events are free, but normal admission charges apply for Beningbrough or free to National Trust members and under fives.

Lambing Live 2020 at Birchfield Ice cream Farm
Opening 1st February 10am – 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.
Lamb feeding times at 11 am and 2pm.
There will be other new born animals during spring to see too.
Take a walk down to the woodland and explore what nature has to offer, Let your little ones create adventures in the den building area. The woodland is always changing with each season, during march – April it will be a carpet of blue and purple as the bluebells are on show. As you walk past the duck pond be sure to take a look at what animals live on and around the pond.
Pop on your wellies and waterproofs and make some memories at the farm !
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!
( for more information visit the NHS website)
Check out our website here
facebook  Birchfield ice cream farm

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February Half Term 2020

Suitable for all ages – regardless of weather!

Creepy Crawlies is the indoor play area within the park. Filled with separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over fives.

We have a new baby area to allow the little ones their own space, see the recent Mumbler blog exploring the new area HERE. It includes a black and white room, a coloured room, an illuminated ball pool and plenty of soft floor space to explore and play.

High Ropes Course
Wired is an amazing and challenging high ropes course in York comprising 22 activities of varying difficulty all of which are designed to test your nerve and ability. The course is 8 metres at the highest point and you are harnessed and secured by a safe roller and lanyard system, with qualified and experienced staff on hand should you need them. It is suitable for children aged 7 years and above, right up to active older people. Find out about our great passes on offer HERE.

Holiday Club
We have an amazing holiday club every holiday – with access to all of the park and includes high ropes for the older guys – and nursery facilities for younger children. Find out more HERE.

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Get ready to watch NEW Fleecy Fun Shows with The Magic Hatter, bottle feed adorable new-born lambs and whizz down giant slides in the undercover Bale Play Baaarn, there’s so much February Frolics family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm.

Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every day throughout half term from 15th – 23rd February 2020, what will you do first? Bottle feed adorable new-born lambs, jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride, see cute animals in the Animal Barn and if you’re lucky you might even see some baby animals being born in Lambing Live and the Piglet Maternity Ward.

Plus, don’t miss out on NEW Fleecy Fun Shows. The Magic Hatter will be bringing hilarious comedy magic and unbaaa-lievable February fun, you’d be baaarmy to miss it!!

Spend the whole day at the farm and explore the Bale Play Baaarn with straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant slides, dig’n’play. There’s even a heated seating area where you can grab some delicious freshly baked sourdough pizza from the Piggy Pizza Parlour.

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York.

Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST.

Booking advised. Visit the website HERE

Pull on your woollies and welly boots for a stomping good half term holiday in North Yorkshire. See spiders’ webs glisten in the frost and hear the birds chattering at the bird hide. Find your own connection with nature and engage your senses on the family trail, through craft and stargazing. Plus, see if you can spot the first signs of spring: snowdrops.

Nature is all around us but if we don’t know what we’re missing until it’s gone then we’re in trouble. Learning to love the wildlife, plants and landscape all around us is part of the fun of growing up. Rolling in the mud, building dens and making fun things out of sticks. Bring the kids along to get outside this half term and discover what you can do with your family.

For full details of our full events for the week have a look at our website

Visit FUNZY this Half-term for some half-term holiday fun!



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Looking for something to do at half term?

Stump Cross Caverns have loads going on:

Caves by torchlight – 18th – 24th Feb – £19.95 per adult/£12.95 per child

You will be escorted around the caves by our fantastic tour guide by torch light.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the hidden secrets within the caves & explore the natural and mystical wonders within.  This will be held over the half term break and includes a full english breakfast with tea/coffee or juice.

Treasure Tuesday 18th – Adult £14.50 (inc treasure)/£9.50 without. Children £10.50 including treasure

Join us for our weekly treasure hunt in the caves – you will have fun finding the treasure which you can take home with you & there is fossil rubbing & finding too!


During the half term week at 4pm there will a brilliant film showing everyday – just get in touch if you would like to find out which film is on.

The cinema will also be showing a film on Wednesday 6pm every week (these are more grown up films) and then family friendly showings are Saturdays at 10am and 4pm and sundays at 4pm. These all need to pre booked – do contact us to book in!

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The Indoor funfair returns to Harrogate this February Half Term. This fantastic family orientated event includes all your family favourites including the Waltzers, Dodgems, Cup and Saucers, Fun House, Inflatable Slide with rides for all ages of the family.

There is no need to worry how many times the children wish to ride as for £10 they can go on as many times as they can within the 3 hour sessions that are daily 10-1 2-5 from Saturday 15th February until Sunday 23rd February.  The doors open 30 minutes before each session so that you don’t miss out on any time on the rides and sessions are limited in capacity to stop large queues.

There is a cafe on site also serving hot and cold food as well as toilet and baby changing facilities. Tickets are available online at or you can pay on the door by cash or card subject to availability. Parking is FREE on site at the Yorkshire Event Centre within the Great Yorkshire Showground.  So come along and have a memorable family experience with rides to suit all ages of the family including parents.

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Harrogate Museums

Our 2020 February Half Term Soccer Camp will take place from Monday 17th February to Thursday 20th February.

The camp will run at St John Fisher’s High School on their state of the art 3G pitch.


Featuring a goalkeeping day run by our first team goalkeeper Joe Cracknell on Wednesday 19th February.


Our camps run from 9am to 4pm, and are designed to provide boys and girls with high quality coaching through a variety of different activities in a fun and safe environment.


All attendees will receive a Harrogate Town medal for their participation in the camp.


Boys and Girls from 6-14 years old can attend from £28 per day, or £24 per day for members of our Player Development Centre.


Alternatively, all four days of the camp can be purchased for £95, or £82 if a member of our Player Development Centre.


To apply, please send the below application form to, who will also be able to answer any enquiries.


To see a gallery of our last camp or to download an application form please follow the link –

Join our coach Mike on Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February at 10-11am for our introduction to diving intensive course.
Give diving a go this half term. Your child will learn the basics of diving, technique, shape and practice skills with our fully qualified instructor.
Price: £16.40 for two days.
Call 01423 556767 or email to book a place.”


February Half Term Fun – ‘Whatever the weather’ – Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February 2020

Join us this half term come rain or shine with for activities for all the family. Youngsters can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities including a chance to make weather wheels, wind socks during half term, and discover more about the wild weather of the UK on a daily garden trail. The garden detectives will also be joining us and sharing their weather-inspired stories. They have also left a trail in the garden for you to explore and learn.

Garden detective weather trail – Daily

Become a weather hunter this half term and take part in our weather trail throughout the garden. Find out about different types of weather – from sun and snow to hurricanes and hailstorms – and learn about the different weather systems that affect the planet.

Whatever the weather crafts – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.30 – 12.30 & 1pm – 3pm

Bramall Learning Centre Make a rainbow windsock so you can test if it’s calm and clear or blowing a gale. Create your own weather chart so you can keep track of the weekly forecast.

Intergalactic, mad capped Garden Detectives -Tuesday 10.30 – 3.30pm Storytelling sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Bramall Learning Centre Enjoy tales of wild weather and stormy seas during out storytelling sessions led by the Garden Weather Detectives. Our intrepid weather hunters will wow you with tall tales of meteorological mayhem.

Tomato planting – Thursday 11am – 3pm

Join us to plant some tomato seeds, take them home and watch them grow!

Outdoor workshop – Friday 10.30 – 12.30 & 1pm – 3pm

15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm

This February half-term, there’s fun for all the family at Stockeld Park! The park is open from 15th – 23rd of February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!

Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all! Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!

Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops! Stockeld Park are welcoming Dragons Den winners, Sublime Science, who will be hosting 35-minute Science & Slime shows that will be full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things and of course, plenty of slime! Limited tickets are available for the Science & Slime shows and are only £2 per child when pre-booked online! The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts, den building, forest walks and build a teddy! Half term is covered at Stockeld Park!

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.

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 2020  February Half Term holiday (February 17th to 23rd 2020) by clicking on the links below

Knaresborough Pool

Starbeck Pool

The Hydro  

Nidderdale Pool 

Ripon Pool 

We Love Meerkats!

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February

This February half tem, show your love and appreciation for our adorable yet very mischievous meerkat mob. Join us for feeding time and interactive talks from our amazing keepers at 10:30am and 2pm every day. Think you know our meerkat mob well? Take part in a fun quiz and show off your knowledge. There are prizes to be won!

If you’ve fallen in love with our little friends, make sure you pop into our shop where you’ll be able to purchase your very own meerkat toy to take home with you! Don’t forget to check out our new eco friendly range too.

Make the most of your visit to Tropical World and journey through all our exciting and exotic zones including rainforests, mangroves and deserts, meeting the animals that live there along the way. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, our café will be serving delicious refreshments to fill any hungry tummies.

While you’re there, don’t forget to pop over the road to Roundhay Park where you’ll find 700 acres of rolling parkland, woodland and gardens, as well as two children’s play areas.

There is no additional cost for this event. Usual admission prices apply. Open daily from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm).

Winter Season 4th November 2019 – 6th March 2020

The prices for the Winter Season apply week days and weekends from the 4th November 2019

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Brockholes Lane, Branton, DN4 6TB

Ticket type Online Advance Admission † Off Peak Season (At the gate) Peak Season (At the gate)
Prices per person Online Pre-booked Prices Off Peak Season Peak Season – School Holidays and Events
Adult £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Senior (60+) / Student £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
Child (age 3-15 years) £14.50 £14.50 £15.50
Child (age 2 and under) Free Free Free
Disabled Adult £10.50 £10.50 £11.50
Disabled Senior /Student £9.50 £9.50 £10.50
Disabled Child (age 3-15 years) £8.50 £8.50 £9.50
Official Carer £6.00 £6.00 £6.00

Book tickets 

Lightwater Valley – Fab Feb Family Fun

Aimed at under 8’s, Fab Feb Family Fun features a whole host of fantastic indoor and outdoor activities.  A selection of Fairground rides, the Show Barn and The Petting Farm will also be open during the event.  As will the Jester’s Jungle Fun and indoor Soft Play and Cafe.

It’s strongly advised to pre-book tickets online.

Ripon Museums

February Half Term Family Fun Activities at Ripon Museums