School Holidays Harrogate

February Half Term

Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February 2022, open daily 10am – 3.30pm

Wellies – check, woolly hats – check, remember your pencil and you’re good to go. This is the final week to grab a free trail as you arrive to get closer to the trees in the garden as you wander. There’s the popular undercover discoverer trail for the youngest members of your party, and winter revealed for older children and big kids alike.

In the wilderness play area sharpen up your den building skills, test your bravery climbing on the stack and reach new heights together on the large bucket swing.

All year round the popular ’50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4’ playlist offers ideas to try something new or have a go when you’re visiting. We’ll point you in the direction with number 15 – go on a wintery adventure.

Please note the hall and gallery are currently closed for ongoing conservation work.

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This year we are going to be opening up on the 11th February 2022.
Visit the farm this spring and say hello to all the expectant ewes in the barns ready to give birth . If you are lucky enough you may even see a lamb being born . The farmers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to let you know a little more about our animals.
As well as sheep we also have piglets , goats , pony’s , guinea pigs and donkeys ( including our gorgeous baby donkey Fergus ! ) .
Enjoy a walk through the woodland or get creative and build a den in the woods .
Also included in your admission price are:
  • Bouncy castles
  • Bale mountain
  • Go karts
  • Ride on pedal tractors
  • Outdoor sandpit
  • Swings
Wrap up warm , grab your wellies and head to Birchfield to enjoy a fun filled day !
Our cafe will be serving take out hot food , drinks , milkshakes , Hot waffles and ice creams . We have a large marquee for undercover eating as well as picnic areas for when the weather is nice.
No booking required . 
Open from 10am-4pm Tuesday -Sunday 
Please note we are closed on Mondays except for Bank holidays or North Yorkshire school holidays .
Admission prices :
Adults – £5
Children -£5
Under 2s – Free
Polite notice – We don’t allow dogs into the farm except service dogs .

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Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.

Be sure to have a playground adventure. There are things to wobble along, jump over and climb on…you’ll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.

Have a well-earned sit down with a seasonal meal in the newly refurbished restaurant, tuck into tea and cake with a lakeside view at Studley tea room or a sweet treat at Mill Café

If there’s still oodles of energy left visit the deer park. Admire the views down to Ripon Cathedral and see if you can spot the deer. There are three different types from small fallow deer to the largest of them all: red deer.

There’s lots to do but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this time – we’ll be here another day! Become a member on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like. Plus, get the feel-goods about it as every time you scan your membership card, you’re contributing towards the essential conservation work we do.


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There’s always lots for families to do at Harrogate Museums and Gallery!  Games, dressing up, trails, art materials and children’s books are just some of the activities available.

Our Family Explorer Pass gets you free entry to both museums (the art gallery is always free) for just £30 a year for 2 adults and 3 children over 5 (under 5s are free).  Other passes are available to suit your family.

At the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate smell the stinky sulphur water that was drunk by hundreds of people each morning, back when Harrogate was the place for health and happiness visited by the rich and famous.  See and smell the original wells on a tour, discover the spa treatments, beautiful clothes, toys and household objects from the people of Harrogate past.  Enjoy further back in time with our Ancient Egyptian displays.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY | 01423 556188 |

At Knaresborough Castle and Museum take in the beautiful views and discover the dungeon, ancient graffiti and special secret underground tunnel.  It may seem peaceful now, but the castle was once a mighty stronghold of medieval kings. Inside the museum you’ll find tales of local characters including Blind Jack, Guy Fawkes and Mother Shipton. You’ll also find the rare, original Tudor court room where suspected criminals faced public trial as well as family activities.

Open daily 11am to 4pm until 11 September and then weekends until 2 October

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS | 01423 556188 |

The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate is a relaxed, welcoming art space with changing exhibitions to suit everyone.  Our art trolley is always full of art materials to give the whole family a chance to get creative.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA, 01423 556188 |

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We have two brilliant shows happening this half term which we think all family will love!


12pm & 2.30pm

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre are delighted to present an exciting re-imagining of this classic Italian fairy tale. Join Pinocchio on a fast-paced adventure of self-discovery, as they try, fail and try again to find their heart and become a real person. It’s a journey of discovery with hints of danger, slapstick humour and a playful exploration of identity suitable for young audiences. This highly visual production features puppetry, illusion and object theatre as well as an original soundtrack and… there’s a very big fish!

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Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents… Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids



Harrogate Theatre World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth. Become one of this sonic superhero’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

“Mesmerising!” ★★★★★ Primary Times

“A perfect show… sets young imaginations alight” ★★★★ The Times

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Talking Animals Week

19th-27th February 2022, 10am-5pm

Prepare to channel your inner Doctor Dolittle to work out the answers to the Enchanted Forest quiz, by listening to the animals at Stockeld Park’s February Half Term Adventure – Talking Animals Week!
Ice-skating and the giant Maze will be open too, along with the 5 Adventure Playgrounds, there is something for everyone!
If that wasn’t enough, to ensure maximum fun for all the family this February, get ready to cheer on our fury friends as they take on their biggest quest yet in Stockeld’s brand new Panto! When Farmer Foster is forced to sell his farm, the animals work together to try and save it! Tickets are limited so don’t delay and book today!

Suitable for toddlers

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

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February Half Term 2021

Open EVERYDAY, there is plenty going on at Stump Cross Caverns this half term!

The caves, Time Cafe and Time Pod will be open as usual.  Please email if you would like to book the cinema over half term – due to certain events this half term the cinema will not be available every day.  UV tours will be running as usual on Thursdays too.  As well as our usual offerings, we also have some special events over half term:

Tuesday 22 February at 4pm

Join Dance Matt at one of his fun interactive Mini Discos with a sprinkle of sing alongs and themed games from everyone’s favourite award-winning film Frozen. Included with each children’s ticket is a party food box & prize.

£20 per child (includes party food box and prize)
£6 per adult

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Saturday 19 and 26 February

An exclusive 20 minute bird-handling slot for you and your family with the excellent Harrogate Birds of Prey at Stump Cross Caverns.

Family ticket: £10 for a 20 minute exclusive session

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24 February 2022

Take a trip from Stump Cross Caverns all the way into distant space! This special one hour talk by Chris Higgins is the perfect beginner’s guide to the night sky, using an interactive planetarium programme to recreate the scene above the caverns under Nidderdale’s starry skies.

Ticket includes:

  • admission to the cave for a UV tour
  • 1 hour stargazing experience

Curry, rice and naan bread – served at 7pm after the stargazing experience – is optional and can be pre-ordered along with your ticket.

Adults £20
Children £15

Curry and rice £9.95
Naan bread: £1.50

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