Half term events in Gloucestershire Feb 2017.
It can all be a bit rubbish in February can’t it? Post Christmas blues in full force, not the best weather, so I’ve compiled a list of half term events in Gloucestershire and days out happening over the holidays to ensure that you and your children have a wonderful break and make the most of their time off school. (Click the purple text to take you to each places website.)
Feb half term special events.
Wilson Gallery – Museum Explorers – Details taken from the website:
15 and 16 February, 12 and 19 April 2017 | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm | £2 per child
Want to be an Explorer? These kids friendly events will completely immerse your little explorer in the museum collection. They will hunt for artifacts and explore the mysterious stories behind them in these hands on sessions.
Appropriate for all ages but best for 5-12s. Drop in, no need to pre-book. You can read my review of the museum here – Cheltenham
Cheltenham Town Hall – There is a brilliant sounding family fun day with crafts and circus skills on Wednesday 15th February and Treasure Island is on Friday the 17th Feb with Cbeebies stars! Find details here. – Cheltenham
All Things Wild – Wild Explorers Holiday Club – £25 per day – Honeybourne
Westonbirt Arboretum – Bark event – 14,15,16 Feb – 11.00 – 3.30 – free after admission – Tetbury
Chedworth Roman Villa – Special crafts on top of usual family activities – Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham
Far Peak – also climbing – lots of activities for children – see here – Northleach
Crickley Hill – 2 events –
– Valentines Scavenger Trail – £2 questions usually collected from the cafe. Small prize at the end.
– Conservation day – 13 – 19yrs – 10am – 3pm – Free but needs booking – Birdlip
Corinium Museum – Absolutely loads going on, including a family film night, downloadable brochure – Cirencester
Museum of Gloucester – lots of family events usually, not updated to include half term yet though – Gloucester
Where to visit – no known special events, but still fun days out. Check events section of websites in case things are added.
Cotswold Farm Park – Reopening 11th Feb – Kineton
Gloucester Waterways Museum – closed Mondays – Gloucester Docks
Cotswold Wildlife Park – (Some areas closed due to avian influenza outbreak, check website for more details.) – Burford (Technically Oxfordshire but not too far!)
Dean Heritage Centre – saying that there will be half term events but not updated at the time of writing, see events page here – Soudley, Forest of Dean
Batsford Arboretum – Moreton-in-Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre – Reopens 11th Feb – Daily flying shows – Moreton-in-Marsh
Birdland – Bourton-on-the-Water
Cattle Country – Opens just for half term – Berkeley
Pedal-a-bike-away – family friendly bike trails – Forest of Dean
Prinknash Abbey Bird Park – Not showing any particular half term events but seem to have daily feeding events, check website for details – Cranham, Gloucester
Cotswold Water Park – Not showing any special events on their website, the beach is always a hit with our two though! – South Cerney
There are loads of parks around to enjoy too, hopefully there will be a few nice outdoorsy weather days in there!
Pittville – Cheltenham
The Bathurst Estate and Cirencester Park – Cirencester
Obviously this is not a comprehensive list of the half term events in Gloucestershire, and all details are correct at the time of writing but make sure you check websites etc for details and availability before visiting anywhere. If you know of something I have missed out, drop me a comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on twitter and facebook.
You can also see more of our Gloucestershire adventures on my instagram.
It is SO cold in our little corner of the world! We had a little trip to Gloucester today and were amazed to find the iconic canal frozen absolutely solid. I realised that he’s never actually seen a frozen river or lake before, and let him throw a little pebble ‘into’ the water. His excitement at watching it skip merrily across the surface was fantastic to watch!! Have your children seen a frozen body of water before? Were they as impressed? #pinklinker
These are the half term events in Gloucestershire, for half term events in the West Midlands, pop over and read this post by Natalie at Plutonium Sox.