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Things To Do In Somerset: February Half Term 2024

The February Half Term holidays are fast approaching and you’re probably planning a few day trips and half term activities to get the kids out the house and keep them entertained. There are some fabulous events in Somerset and Bristol this year for the whole family. Read on for What’s on over February Half Term 2024 and Our Guide to What’s On in Somerset near you!

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National Trust February Half Term Events in Somerset 2024

Some of the best things to do in Half Term with kids can be found at a National Trust property. There is always lots to explore and you can make a day of it. Check out the list below for your local National Trust property.

Tyntesfield Estate

Wraxall, North Somerset, BS48 1PA

Tyntesfield House National Trust
Tyntesfield House

Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024. 10.30 -15.30.

Building Blocks Workshop – This is a free drop-in event; no booking is required. Normal admission applies.

Join in with a Lego workshop this February half term for your chance to put your building skills to the test and let your imagination run wild.

For those who prefer to explore outside, there is the woodland adventure play area, home farm play area, pavilion play area and sculpture trail. You can also visit the house, and explore the grounds.

Normal admission price applies (Free to National Trust members).

Two girls sat in a tree on Tyntesfield Estate

Dunster Castle February Half Term Trail

Dunster, Minehead, TA24 6NY

Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024. 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. £3 per Trail with a prize at the end.

Join the Half Term adventure trail with your family as you explore the gardens at Dunster Castle. Discover more about what’s growing, who’s hibernating and play games.

Normal admission price applies (Free to National Trust members).

February Nature Spotter at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Where: Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, North East Somerset, BA2 5AH

When: Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Price: Included in admission price (free to NT members)

Collect a nature spotter sheet from visitor reception and see what you can find as you explore the garden.

Play at Montacute House

Montacute, TA15 6XP

Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024, from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.

Enjoy plenty of games and activities undercover this February half term. Try, soft archery, giant Jenga, quoits, building blocks, connect 4 and much more.

Normal admission charges apply for non-members.

Tree Planting Day at Fyne Court

Bridgwater, TA5 2EQ

Sunday 11th February 2024. From 10.00 am – 12.00, or 13.00 – 15.00. Booking is essential.

Normal admission applies to non-members, the event is included in admission price but there is limited availability. Children are welcome.

Join the ranger team for some native tree planting in Five Pond Wood. This is a brilliant opportunity to be a part of some wonderful woodland restoration work on the Quantocks following the ash dieback work. Help with planting native small hedgerow saplings including hawthorn, blackthorn, spindle and dogwood on the banks of the stream.

Wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

February Half Term Spotter’s Trail at Stourhead

Mere, BA12 6QD

Stourhead National Trust
Stourhead NT

Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024, from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Price: Trails are FREE. Normal admission applies to non-members.

Enjoy a wintery walk through the garden and celebrate the return of spring with some of Stourhead’s animal inhabitants. Can you you spot them all as they begin to stir from their winter slumber?

The Best February Half Term Events in Somerset, 2024

If you’re looking for the best things to do with the kids this Half Term in Somerset, here is a guide to our favourite events and fun things to do.

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Somerset

Outdoor Activities at Mendip Activity Centre

Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ

Tobogganing (Age 4 – 12) From £6/child for 30 minutes

Archery (Age (Age 8+) From £17/person for 1.5 hours – A qualified instructor will be on hand to provide tips and support.

Axe Throwing (Age 8+) From £17/person for 1.5 hours – A qualified instructor will be on hand to provide tips and support.

Lots of other activities such as Air Rifle, Skiing Rock Climbing and Frisbee Golf available. For more information, activities and online booking, click here.

Brocks Outdoor Adventure

Kelston, Bath, BA1 9AF

Brock’s February Half Term Holiday Club:

Monday 12th Feb and/or Friday16th February 2024

  • Suitable for ages 6 – 11
  • Runs from 9 am – 3.30 pm
  • £35 per child, per day (or £60 for both days)
  • Activities include Archery, Navigation, Arts & Crafts, Campfire Cooking and lots of free play in the woods.

Target Archery:

Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th of February half term, or any weekend.

Price: £25/person (75 minutes)

Age: Recommended age 7+

Activities in February Half Term

Wall Eden Adventure

East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PU

Target sports – Archery (Age 7+), Axe Throwing (Age 12+) and Air Rifle (Age 7+) available to book during February Half Term.

Animal and Adventure Park Days Out in Somerset

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Clevedon Road, Wraxall, North Somerset, BS48 1PG.

Open every day from 10.30am to 5pm.

“Signs of Spring” Half Term Event

Follow the Spring Trail (which will include BSL sign language) this February Half Term at Noah’s Ark. It is always a brilliant day out with so many animals to see, animal talks throughout the day, birds of prey display and small animal meet and greets. There are play areas, cafes and even picnic benches in the events corner. Plus a musical corner, a new board with ‘New Zoo arrivals’ and ‘Spotted at the zoo.’ There is a focus on native species this Spring where you can write on the back of insects a ‘pledge’ to the environment. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained all day.

Poo-Dunnit Challenge at Pallette and Pasture

Where: Pyle Farm, Trudoxhill, Nr Frome, Somerset BA11 5DL

When: Saturday 10th February – Monday 18th February 2024. 10.00am – 5.00pm. Booking is essential.

Price: £3.50/Child

Join the new Poo-Dunnit Trail – Pick up an activity sheet and set off around the farm.

There are also animals to see on the way round the trail and the ice cream parlour re-opens on 10th February.

Puxton Park

Where: Cowslip Lane, Hewish, BS24 6AH

When: Open every day from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm.

There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained all day at Puxton Park. A brilliant indoor soft play area, outdoor play areas, plenty of animals including animal encounters and talks, boating lake, bouncy pillow, go-carts and high ropes.

Wolfridge Alpacas

Forty Acre Lane, Alveston, South Gloucestershire, BS35 3QU

Half Term Alpaca Experiences – sessions available on 10th, 13th, 15th & 17th February in groups of 4-8 people, age 4+. Booking is essential via info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk

Get hands on with the lovely alpacas! You can learn how to hold an alpaca; do basic health checks; look closely and feel for yourself the amazing fibre; feed them out of scoops/your hand; ask any questions you might have about alpacas and of course get some fun photos!

Beauty of Birds at Chard Reservoir

Oaklands Avenue, Chard TA20 1HU

When: Tuesday 13th February 2024, from 10:00 am to 1.00 pm

Price: £2.00 suggested donation towards the bird trail.

Fly your way through the trail, have a go at the Birdy Brainteasers to see if you can tell which nest belongs to which bird, and try building your own bird feeder with natural resources from the reservoir to take home with you.

Meet in the playzone area for the event, and use Oaklands Car Park (TA20 1HU) if you will be travelling by car.

Refreshments available to buy (cash only).

February Half Term at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Wambrook, Chard, TA20 3DH

Half-Term Pet Extravaganza at Ferne!

This half term, share the love for your pets at Ferne, with craft activities such as making masks and bird feeders to take home. Walk around the sanctuary and discover the rescue animals – see birds, farm animals, horses, and the small animals.

17th February – Pet Celebration Event (entrance fee is reduced to £5 for adults and £1 for children)

Tractor at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Bristol Zoo Project

Where: Blackhorse Hill, Bristol, BS10 7TP

When: Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024

‘Zoo Detectives’ Half Term Event

Bristol Zoo Project need your help this half term. A mystery animal has travelled through the zoo and you need to find out who the culprit might be. Search the zoo, and follow the clues the suspect has left behind.

Book online here. Children dressed up as zoo detectives will receive 20% off admission. Use code DETECTIVE20 when booking online.

February Half Term Days Out in Somerset

Snowdrop Trail at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop's Palace and Moat, Wells
The Bishop’s Palace and Moat, Wells

Saturday 10th Feb – Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 10.00 – 16.00.

Snowdrop Month

Kick of Half Term with a Snowdrop Walk at The Bishop’s Palace. Collect a printed Snowdrop Walk to guide you around the Moat banks, and then across the Willow Bridge to enjoy an Arboretum full of spring flowers. Each weekend little ones can also pick up a Children’s Trail from the Palace Ticket Office with the reward of a small prize upon completion.

February Half-Term Family Crafting

15th February 2024

  • 11 am – 3.00 pm (drop-in session)

Get stuck in making in this celebration of Spring! (Included in admission)

Read our Guide to Visiting Wells with Kids.

Half Term at Hestercombe

Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG. 10.00 am – 3.30 pm (closes 4.00 pm). Click here for admission prices.

Saturday 10th Feb – Sunday 18th February 2024.

Family Tree Trail

Enjoy the fun ‘Family Tree Trail’. Can you spot all 7 members of the ‘Family Tree’ hidden around the gardens?

Finish at Hestercombe House, where you can create and make your own fun and colourful shadows, in connection with the current art exhibition ‘Landscapes of Progress?’

Trail is included in admission price.

Glastonbury Abbey Wild Bird Fun Bird Feeders Family Activity

Where: Abbey museum, Glastonbury Abbey, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL

When: Thursday 15th February 2024

  • 11 am to 1 pm

Kids Go Free Every Day

For every paying adult, get 2 free child tickets to Glastonbury Abbey.

Under 16s get free entry to the abbey all year round, so why not explore our 36 acres of grounds and 7th-century ruins with your family?

Come along and join a messy and fun session creating Cereal Hearts, Cereal Strings and Orange Seed Bowls for garden birds.

Price: The session is included in the cost of admission.

Half Term at Ham Hill Country Park

Ham Hill Rangers’ Office, Ham Hill, Stoke-Sub-Hamdon, TA14 6RW

  • Fairy Folk Craft Morning – Tuesday 13th February; 10 am – 11.30 am – Aimed at families with children age 4 – 7
  • Roman Centurions Unite! Craft Morning – Friday 16th February 2024; 10.00 am – 11.30 am – Aimed at families with children age 7 – 10
  • £6/Child
  • Booking essential for both events

February Half Term in Somerset: Museum Events For Kids

Sensational Science Shows at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Where: RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, BA22 8HT

When: Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

  • The shows are at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:30

Prepare to be wowed by this collection of fun and unexpected science demonstrations and experiments, which all the family will enjoy.

The shows are free with a valid museum ticket.
Museum tickets are valid for 12 months so that’s a year of fun!
Check out one of the largest collections of historic Royal Navy aircraft dating back over 100 years, including the iconic Concorde.

History Week at Weston Museum

Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1PR

  • Roman’s Workshop and reenactment – Tues 13th
  • Anglo Saxons Workshop and reenactment – Wed 14th
  • Medieval Workshop and reenactment – Thurs 15th
  • WW2 reenactment – Fri 16th
  • Fireball Slime Workshop – Sat 17th

Workshops are £6/Child (Adults FREE). Reenactments are free to watch.

ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE – 60 YEARS OF DOCTOR WHO ART EXHIBITION

This is the largest collection of original and digital art from and about the programme ever shown in one location.

Weston Museum

Haynes Motor Museum

Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH

Brick Week at the Museum

Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February 2024.

  • 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Try your hand at building your very own car-azy creation as well as helping to build an actual museum to house them.

Fun on the Farm at Somerset Rural Life Museum

Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB

Saturday 10th February – Saturday 17th February 2024. 10.00am – 5.00pm.

There are a whole schedule of Half Term activities this February for children at Somerset Rural Life Museum. These include:

  • Butter Making (10th Feb),
  • Meet the animals for some Farmyard Fun (13th Feb)
  • Get Creative with Cockerel Collage (14th Feb)
  • Donkey Day – rides and donkey craft activity (15th Feb)
  • Meeting birds of prey and make a bird feeder (16th Feb)
  • Foody fun and decorate a biscuit (17th Feb)

These events or exhibitions are FREE with the Museum Unlimited Annual Pass, which means you pay once and it’s free for the rest of the year.

While you’re in Glastonbury, you must climb up Glastonbury Tor. Click here for details of our circular walk.

Read: Visit Glastonbury: A Day Out On The Bus

Somerset Brick and Tile Museum

Where: East Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 4DB

When: Tuesday 13th February 2024; 10 am, 11 am, 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm

Price: £4/child (inc 1 Adult) Suitable for age 2+. (Maximum of 4 children per family group). *Booking is essential*

February Half Term: Family Printing with Jackie Curtis

Join local artist and printmaker, Jackie Curtis for this fun printing activity for the whole family.

The workshop will involve producing prints from a modelling clay tile that can be embossed with different shapes and patterns, there will be lots of materials available to experiment with. A few prints can be produced which can be taken home.

Half Term Family Fun at Museum of Somerset

Where: Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA

When: Saturday 10th February 2024 – Saturday 17th February 2024

Get creative through paintings and wooden sculpture, all inspired by the bright and bold artworks on display in the current exhibition, ‘Journeys in Art’by the artist Alexander Hollweg.

Activities/Crafts on offer are:

  • Trail – Everyday (£1)
  • Saturday 10th and 17th February – Paint and Draw (£2/Child)
  • Tuesday to Friday – Wooden Car Decorating (£2/Child)

Radstock Museum – Half Term Activity Trail

Where: Waterloo Road, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 3EP

When: Saturday 10th February until Sunday 18th February 2024.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm.
  • Saturdays open from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm.

Children and their families are invited to go on a Safari adventure around the Museum.

Search around the Museum and discover the hiding places of many beautifully crafted origami animals. When the trail has been completed, a small, FREE PRIZE can be collected from the Museum Tearoom where the children are welcome to colour in the picture on their trail sheets while they and their adults enjoy some refreshments.

*Tickets are for unlimited return visits within 12 months of issue.

February Half Term Events: Caves

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Saturday 10th Feb – 18th Feb 2024 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4pm),

FROZEN FEBRUARY – A STONE AGE WINTER

Event is included in the price of a day ticket. (Under 5’s are free)

Journey back in time and be transported to a Stone Age winter this February half term. This fun and educational adventure will take you back to pre-historic Britain. Interactive talks from hunter-gatherers will bring your Stone Age winter adventure to life. Learn how early man lived and survived and combated the freezing temperatures.

Your Day Ticket gives you access to Gough’s Cave (including audio tour), Museum of Prehistory, Cox’s Cave, Jacob’s Ladder and the Lookout Tower and Beyond the View: A cinematic experience.

If you’re visiting Cheddar Gorge, you must try this amazing cliff top walk, click here for details.

Wookey Hole

Saturday 18th Feb – Sunday 18th Feb 2024. 0930 – 1730 (last admission at 1600).

Kids eat free this half term in the newly refurbished restaurant in The Mill. Offer applies to all kids aged 3-15 visiting between 10-18 February for half term. (Check out the Terms & Conditions for this offer)

There are three circus shows a day as well as adventure golf, the 4D cinema to see Chaos in Wonderland and of course the caves to explore.

Light Festivals

GLOW Festival, Weston super Mare

Where: Grove Park, Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2QJ

When: Tuesday 13th February 2024 – Saturday 17th February 2024

  • 5.30 pm – 10 pm (last entry 9 pm)

More than 25 spectacular light installations at the festival’s main site in Grove Park. It will also spill into the town centre with free, must-see installations that will showcase Weston at its brightest and most colourful. The trail of light installations, interactive activities, multi-sensory and magical experiences are suitable for all the family.

Price: Tickets for Grove Park must be booked in advance and are offered on a Pay What You Decide basis in allocated time slots.

Free for under 16’s, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Bristol Light Festival

Where: Bristol City Centre

When: Friday 2nd February – Sunday 11th February 2024

  • 5 pm – 10 pm

FREE Event

The festival brings colour, light and play to city centre spaces with a series of commissions from local and internationally renowned artists. This 10-day light trail illuminates various locations throughout Bristol city centre with 11 light installations.

Fireworks at Sea, Weston super Mare

Grand Pier – Weston super Mare , BS23 1AL

When: Saturday 17 February 2024

Price: Standard Tickets – £12.95including entry and unlimited rides. Under 3’s free with a paying adult.

February Half Term Events in Bristol 2024

Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge
Clifton Suspension Bridge

If you want to know what’s on during the Half Term holidays in Bristol, you’ll be pleased to know there is plenty to see and do in Bristol this Half Term, whatever the weather. So why don’t you treat the family to a fun day out at one of these events listed below.

Half Term Trails and Activities in Bristol for Kids

Half Term Scavenger Hunt at Clifton Observatory

Clifton Observatory in Bristol
Clifton Observatory

Where: Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LT

When: Saturday 10th February – 16th February 2024 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. BS8 3LT.

Price: £5/Adults; £3.50/Child (includes full access to the Clifton Observatory attractions)

Join the scavenger hunt with lots of fun clues about Clifton Observatory and the surrounding area and you may win a small prize!

SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain, in Bristol
The SS Great Britain

Where: Great Western Dockyard, Gasferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY

When: Open every day throughout half term from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Admission Tickets include free unlimited return for one year.

With hundreds of sights, sounds and smells to explore, Brunel’s SS Great Britain promises an unforgettable day out for families, history fanatics andengineering enthusiasts alike.

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Where: Bath Road, Arno’s Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW

When: 12th – 16th February 2024

  • 12th Feb – Superworm Stomping Story, 10.30am – 11.15am & 11.30am – 12.15pm
  • 12th Feb – History Tour for Teens and Tweens, 1.30-2.30pm, 3.00 – 4.00pm £8
  • 13th Feb – Fire lighting Workshop, 10.30 am – 12 midday £8
  • 13th Feb – Stone Signs Activity Workshop, 1.30 – 2.30 pm, and 3.00 – 4.00 pm
  • 15th Feb – Guess How Much I Love you Stomping Story, 10.30 – 11.15 am, and 11.30 am – 12.15 pm
  • 15th Feb – Lovely Leaves Craft Workshop 1.30 – 2.30 pm, and 3 – 4 pm
  • 16th Feb – The Brave Little Gruffalo Stomping Story 10.30 – 11.15 am, and 11.30 – 12.15 pm.

Price: £5 unless stated

Old Down Country Park Cafe

Treat your kids to a scrumptious meal without breaking the bank. Kids eat for £1 during February Half Term with full paying adult (exclusions apply).

Our Top 5 Half Term Days out from Somerset 2024

There are some cracking February Half Term Events a bit further afield, in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Devon, for the family to get involved with.

Winter Wildlife Week at Longleat

When: Saturday 10th February – Sunday 18th February 2024.

Whatever the weather this half term, a fun-packed day awaits at Longleat to keep your little cubs entertained.

There’s plenty to see as you explore the grounds and attractions.

Mudfest at Slimbridge

Open 7 days a week, 364 days a year. 9.30am – 5.30pm in April (last entry 4.30pm).

Mudfest: 10th – 18th February 2024

Get stuck into your half term with minibeast mud hunts, glorious games, wild crafts – and mud, mud and more mud.

With hands-on activities for all ages and abilities, everyone can connect with nature and discover the magical powers of mud for wildlife and play.

  • Muddy puddle splashing!
  • Create your own festival art
  • Play a game of stuck in the mud or hunt for mini beasts
  • Mudslinging at Riverlife
  • Get creative with mud painting, mud nest crafting and mud sculpting or make a classic mud pie
  • Air-dry clay sculptures, Art Hub (2pm-3.30pm).
  • Become a bird detective and work out which birds have left their tracks in the mud, Cinema (11am-11.15am).

Avon Valley Railway

Where: Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

HALF PRICE FOR HALF TERM

When: 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th and 18th February 2024.

Go along this February half term and enjoy a half price steam train ride!

Price: All tickets this week are discounted by 50%, so you can enjoy a ride for just £5.50 for adults, £5.00 for concessions and £3.50 for children.

Your journey lasts fifty minutes and you’ll travel both ways from Bitton Station. First you’ll head north to our station at Oldland Common. Next you’ll travel back south onto the more scenic part of your journey to our station at Avon Riverside before returning to Bitton. At either end of the line you’re welcome to disembark and watch the locomotive running round to the other end of the train.

Thestation buffetandgift shop will be open throughout the day.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Where: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, GL8 8QS

When: from

Hidden Westonbirt: Learn something new about Westonbirt’s animals that hide away in winter. Find out what they and Westonbirt’s plants get up to during the cold winter weeks. Learn how to make wax and ink ‘reveal’ pictures and some ‘crafty catkins’ and there will also be some winter wildlife colouring-in to enjoy (Learning Centre)

Have fun using a microscope to investigate the hidden world of moss. You can also get creative using leaves to make a smelly winter potion. Suitable for families with children age 3+.

For some outdoor fun, make sure you also explore theHidden Westonbirt trail in Silk Wood whilst you are here.

Pennywell Farm

Where: Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0LT

When: Opening the doors for the new season on Saturday 10th February.

Pennywell Farm is packed full of animals, activities, shows and displays. There is a new activity every 30 minutes, from bottle feeding to pond dipping, meeting animals and the big show, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained.

Other February Half Term Activities

Snowdrop Walks in Somerset

Lambing Events in Somerset

I hope you have a great Half Term and enjoy your fun family days out over the holidays!

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