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Things To Do in February Half Term 2024

Things to do in February Half Term

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The February Half Term Holiday is nearly here, and how are you going to keep the kids entertained? February can be wet, rainy and cold which can make it really hard to keep the kids busy during the half term holiday.

Fortunately, there are lots of things going on all around the country, from ancient castles to theatres, from parks and museums to libraries. Here is our round up of some of the best activities happening this half term all over the UK, whether they are big tourist attractions or special events the fun starts here!

Get Organised with a free Printable Half Term Holiday Planner

What Are The Dates of February Half Term 2024?

School holiday dates vary depending on where you live. The majority of local authorities have their half term break from Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 16th February 2024.

However in some areas February Half Term runs from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd February.

In Scotland, February half term may be a week earlier, starting 9th February.

Our top tip is to check with your kid's school or the local authority before booking anything!

Private schools may have longer half term holidays and dates may vary.

Things To Do in February Half Term 2024

Feburary Half Term Events & Days Out Across the UK

From immersive experiences to gardens, vikings to theatre, there is something for everyone this February Half Term Holiday.

There are events that are happening across the UK, then you can find out what is happening where you live.

February Half Term Holiday Events In England

Family events happening across England during the school February Half Term holidays this year.

February Half Term Holiday Events In Scotland

Family events happening across Scotland during the school February Half Term holidays this year.

The February half term holiday in Scotland is usually a little earlier than the rest of the UK.

February Half Term Holiday Events In Wales

Family events happening across Wales during the school February Half Term holidays this year.

February Half Term Holiday Events In Northern Ireland

Family events happening across Northern Ireland during the school February Half Term holidays this year.

33 Places to Visit In Northern Ireland In February Half Term 2024

5 More Quick Ideas For Cheap Days Out This February

  1. Check out your local library - from story reading to craft afternoons there will be lots of events organised for half term.
  2. Your local leisure centre will probably be running special half term kids sessions in the swimming pool or may have a play scheme that the kids can join in.
  3. Are you lucky enough to have an art gallery in your town or city? Many are free and will be running kids activites over half term.
  4. Go to your local park and enjoy all that free open space, see the grass and the trees. If you are fortunate there could be play equipment, an outdoor gym or a basketball court.
  5. Lots of museums are free to enter or have special discounted rates for local residents. They may also be holding special half term events, although charges may apply.

If you know of any more special February Half Term events anywhere in the UK - let us know so that we can add it to our listings.

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