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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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
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.

Our beautiful sunflowers are ready to pick so here’s a little information you need to know.
To enter the sunflower field the usual entrance fee applies to the farm which includes everything onsite as well as the maize maze, bouncy castles , animals and play equipment.
Sunflowers are sold by the stem so only cut what you are going to pay for .
Sunflowers are £1 per stem
Please bring your own cutters/scissors as we have limited ones available here especially when it’s busy .
Photo opportunities are set up around the field so you can get your summer instagram pictures here.

We are open 10am till 5pm every day !

Usual Admission price
£5.95 per adult
£5.95 per child
Under 2s are Free
No booking required . 
Open from 10am-5pm Tuesday -Sunday 
Please note we are closed on Mondays except for Bank holidays or North Yorkshire school holidays .
Polite notice – We don’t allow dogs into the farm except service dogs .

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Have fun (re-)discovering Harrogate, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks.
The two walks can be enjoyed separately or joined together to form a longer walk and are a safe fun and affordable way to get outside for some fresh air for a couple of hours in the holidays. They are a low cost, inclusive, participatory activity where everyone can have a role, following directions, finding the answers to our addictive clues, matching pictures and reading snippets about the history of Harrogate and the people that have shaped it.
Visit our website to buy in printed booklet or instant download format, using code Mumbler20 for 20% off all purchases.

Other Yorkshire Curious About walks are: Hull, Leeds, Ripon, Scarborough, Sheffield, Whitby and York.


Starts:          The Magnesia Well, Valley Gardens (HG2 0JR)
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What’s happening this February half-term at Fountains Abbey?

Feb 19th 2022 – Feb 27th 2022

There might still be a chill in the air but nature is waking up all around us. Fountains Abbey is open 7 days a week and there’s no need to book in advance. Pull on those wellies and come and spend a full day exploring, running and playing.

Grab a ‘spring-go’ activity sheet to take with you on your adventures, spotting signs of spring as you… go! Can you find your tree twin? Or maybe you’ll be brave enough to dig through some owl pellets with our ranger? Crafty visitors of any age can join in with making a wool flower or planting a snow drop to take home.

Enjoy a walk through 900 years of history and acres of nature. Stomp through the brutal stonework of the abbey and imagine how the monks would have lived with only light shoes or bare feet! brrrrrrrr. Splash along to the water garden and peek over sculpted hedges and spot the follies that the Georgians built for parties and fun. Don’t forget to slide, zip and climb around the adventure playground too!

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Looking for something fun and active for all ages and abilities?

Welcome to Gravity Active Entertainment, Leeds. The perfect day out.

Arrive to be greeted by a welcoming member of the Gravity Team, who will allocate you in the right direction of your visit. Next step, socks! We take great pride in our safety, so grab your Gravity Socks and wristbands and get bouncing.

For those who are looking to relax, head upstairs to our Newtons café. Coffee, cake, ice cream and a full view of the park, what more is there to offer! Fancy something cold and refreshing grab one of our UNLIMITED slushes for just £4.95 with over 6 flavours to choose from.

An hour passes by, and lockers are emptied, but that’s not all… why not head over to our NEW premier Fun Box Arcade Gravity at the tap of a card. With around 35 games to play, why not give them a go and see if you can beat any og the high scores.

We take pride on entertaining so there’s something for everyone. Come see us soon! We don’t disappoint.


Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG

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19 – 27 FEBRUARY 2022
10am – 4pm, daily
Unearth the hidden world ‘under your feet’ at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this February half term.

From mind-boggling creatures to tree roots that talk to each other, discover the diverse wonders beneath your feet at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this holiday.

Uncover the secrets of the soil on our family-friendly garden trail, get stuck in with forest school and planting workshops, and boost your family wellbeing with adventure walks and story yoga.

Under your feet discovery trail

Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February, daily
10am – 4pm, self-guided trail

Welcome to our first paperless trail – simply explore the garden and find the exciting things to learn, see and do! Discover what is hiding under your feet and find out just how important soil is for plants, minibeasts and the planet.

Test tube planting

Monday 21, Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 February
Drop in 11am – 3pm

A planting workshop with a twist! Join Plant Scientist Richard Fenwick and learn about the science behind plant growth. Then sow a seed in a test tube filled with nutrient-rich gel. Take it home and watch the roots appear within days!

Forest School outdoor workshops

Monday 21 and Friday 25 February
Drop in 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1 – 3pm
Enjoy interactive sessions in the great outdoors, packed with hands-on activities and fascinating facts about the world beneath your feet.

Garden Detective adventure walks

Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 February
11am, 1pm and 3pm
Join the Garden Detectives for a family adventure walk that will activate your senses. Walks last approximately 1 hour.

Wellbeing Wednesday

Wednesday 23 February
11am, 1pm and 3pm
Take time to unwind as a family with a ‘family yoga story’ session from local creativity and wellbeing studio Enchanticas. Sessions last 45 minutes.

Wormery workshop

Friday 25 February
Drop in 11am – 3pm
Join the North Yorkshire Rotters to make your own wormery to take home, and learn about composting, recycling and how to reduce food waste.

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Children from six Harrogate schools have spoken from the heart whilst helping to make a new video being premiered today to promote the town.

The youngsters from St Peter’s, Coppice Valley, Birstwith & Admiral Long, Oatlands, Richard Taylor, and Western, take centre stage in the Harrogate BID-funded ‘I Love Harrogate’ film, which from Wednesday is being projected onto the window of an empty Cambridge Street shop, located opposite Beulah Street.

The aim of I Love Harrogate is to capture the innocence and imagination of our young Harrogate community, which will give everyone a positive and uplifting experience, and in turn give the town centre a greater community feel. It will also give families and schools in Harrogate ownership within the town centre.


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February 2022 Half Term!

Get ready for a fun family day out at Harrogate Indoor Funfair @ The Great Yorkshire Showground.

Monday 21st Feb through to Sunday 27th February 2022.  Morning sessions 10am-1pm, afternoon 2pm-5pm.  Plus for the first time ever they will have two 6-9pm sessions on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

With jaw-dropping rides and amazing inflatables for all ages, Harrogate Indoor Funfair offers all the fun of the fair in an indoor, climate-controlled and family-friendly environment.

There is also a cafe and baby changing facilities for families on-site.

There is free parking at Yorkshire Event Centre including priority parking for blue badge holders.

The number 7 and X70 buses stop at Sainsbury’s on Wetherby Road, around one mile from the entrance.

Tickets on the door will be limited. We recommend booking online to avoid disappointment.

Online tickets £10.99 for unlimited rides.    Family Early Bird ticket for a LIMITED time only!  Tickets go on sale 29th January 2022.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 2022

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

The caves, UV tours, 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.  The Cavewoman will be about all half term 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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Harrogate District Swimming pools offer a revised timetable over February Half Term 2022

Click here to see & download the timetables for Hydro, Starbeck, Nidderdale & Knaresborough Pools.

This February half-term, Thackray Museum of Medicine presents its ‘Fabulous February’ programme of events which includes an array of activities and fun aimed at children aged from 0-5. After recently undergoing a £4million redevelopment project and becoming a finalist in Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year 2021, the museum is cementing itself as one of the region’s very best for discovery, learning and debate.

‘Bot Bonanza!’ launches on 19th February where kids will get to meet and interact with real robots, using VR to connect from the museum straight to Open-Labs, an exciting new project at the University of Sheffield. The robotic fun doesn’t stop there though, with opportunities to design your own robot, mask-making, a ‘Best Dressed Bot!’ competition and special viewings of Pixar classic ‘Wall-E’.

21st February will see the launch of Thackray’s new soft play area ‘Sparks!’, an exciting play experience where your little ones will help the Feelgood Friends, a colourful cast of animal characters as they run their sensory-themed roleplay medical centre before travelling through the body’s digestive system ending with a poo slide leading to a giant toilet- who said medicine can’t be fun?


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Our Planet Your World

Don’t miss some amazing family-friendly events in the Harrogate District this Half Term

Monday 21 February

Boroughbridge Library, storytelling sessions*


Tuesday 22 February

Masham Town Hall, sea theme crafting activity*


Wednesday 23 February

Ripon Market Square, animatronic polar bear, interactive art sculpture, face painting, craft activities for children and live music.


Thursday 24 February

Harrogate’s Valley Gardens


Friday 25 February

Pateley Bridge play area, environmentally themed crafting activity for children

11am – 4pm.

Saturday 26 February

Knaresborough Castle Grounds, Boat About, crafting activity for children, face painting

11am – 4pm.

Some of the attractions and activities are weather dependent so people are advised to keep an eye on the Visit Harrogate social media channels and website for any event changes before visiting

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World of their Own is a Wild West Adventure Play Village and Fairytale-themed Ice Cream Parlour based at Hornbeam Park in Harrogate.

All the fun and excitement of the Wild West in a safe enclosed space! All tickets include a meal and a drink.

Join WOTO this May Half term to celebrate their 4th Birthday!  Tuesday 31st May and Wednesday 1st June 2022.  Bookings now open!


9.30 – 12.00 p.m.

12.30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  

3.30 p.m. – 6 p.m.


10.00 – 12.30 p.m.

1.30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

*NOTE: These Experiences are released fortnightly to prevent clashes with private hire party bookings

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