February half term what's on guide – Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts

This February half term what’s on guide is currently being updated for 2019. As soon as it’s completed I’ll share it with you on the Facebook and Instagram pages.

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February Half Term What’s on Guide for Buckinghamshire

February half term | What's on | Things to do in Buckinghamshire

Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire – I’m sure you’ve all seen the (now not so) new play trail at Wendover Woods (read the review here). Don’t forget the they also have their Shaun the Sheep Glow Trail taking place. The trail packs are £3.50 each and you don’t really need to get one for each child (unless you want to). You actually don’t need to get the packs at all. You can download the app before you go and just look really closely at the clues along the way. Have a look at my review of the Glow Trail here.

Speaking of the great outdoors, this year looks set to be a bumper year for snowdrops and bluebells. Lots of places have special walks and trails to show you the best displays. I’ll be putting a post up about those shortly and I’ll link back once I have.

As well as the beautiful snowdrops, there’s Love in the air at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire this February half term! Their trail** is all about a secret meeting between sweethearts and costs £2 per child. 15-23rd February. 10:30 – 14:30. Entry for NT members is FREE. Admission charges apply for non members. Read all the details here.

Bekonscot Model Village are reopening for the season on the 15th February. To celebrate they’re going to have a performer / story teller on the 16th Feb and on the 17th/20th there’s a peg racing cars make and take. It doesn’t mention any additional charges on the website.

At Bletchley Park it’s all about 1s and 0s for their half term trail. There are lots of drop-in games and activities, as well as family friendly tours. 17-21 Feb. 11:00 – 15:30. Included with admission. Click here for details.

The team at Stowe have been working really hard recently and there’s been lots of changes. They’ve released a new route for their snowdrop walk. At half term the kids will be able to be Nature Ninjas! There’s a quest with lots of challenges and a prize to claim. 15th – 23rd February. 10:00 – 16:00. £2.50 per child.

Wycombe Museum are running different activities throughout the week. There’s cooking, make & takes and discover & makes. Entry to the museum is FREE but additional charges apply for some activities. Visit their website for all the details.

Don’t forget the Toy Box exhibition is still on at the Buckinghamshire County Museum throughout February half term. Entry to the museum is FREE, and is entry to the exhibition. As well as this there are drop-in craft activities every day during half term, all related to toys. There’s even a games demo day on the 22nd Feb. Click here for all the details.

The Milton Keynes model railway exhibition is on the 15th and 16th February at the Stantonbury Leisure Centre. It’s £8 per adult and £1 per child.

Milton Keynes Museum is going to be open every day during half term. Details of special events are to follow but check out my review here.

Some of the events at Waddesdon Manor are more expensive than usual. There’s a family cookery school on the 15-22nd February. 11:30-15:30. £25 per person. Their Journey into Space event is now fully booked. There will be a space themed orienteering course for £3 per child. 17th-23rd February.

There’s a Bat & Robin’s Trail during half term at Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire. There’s a mini adventure around the gardens then a take home craft. £3 per child. Find out more here**

There’s a Valentine’s Day workshop at Cook Stars High Wycombe from 12:00 – 13:30. £12 per child. Click to book. They’ll be making cheese cake topped with chocolate and toffee popcorn, made from scratch

What’s on in Bedfordshire during half term

The Xplorer Challenge is back at Rushmere Country Park on the 20th February. Starts at 11:00, final admission 12:45. Free activity. Ages 4+. Heron Watch is in full swing as well.

There’s lots of craft activities at the Woburn Sands Emporium, Bedfordshire for half term. On the 18th and 20th February there’s also the chance to meet Meerkats, Snakes, Owls and other animals. There’s also a soft play and crazy golf. All events are £3 per child. Booking is online.

There’s craft sessions (£6 per child) and a Forest Owl Adventures (£12.5 per child) at Moggerhanger Park in Bedfordshire during half term. The pre-bookable sessions run from the 17th – 21st February. Entry to the park and parking are free.

It’s lambing season at Mead Open Farm from the 15th to 23rd February. As well at the chance to see lots of tiny lambs, there’s also the opportunity to bottle feed some. If you’re “lucky” the kids might get to see one being born. Not sure how I’d deal with all those questions……

It’s Feb Fest across the various venues that make up The Culture Trust Luton. There’s lots of stories, crafts and shows including GULP at the Stockwood Discovery Centre (reviewed here). Click this link for all the details.

There’s Saturday Archaeology Club at Wrest Park on the 15th Feb from 10:30 – 12:00. £6 per child. You can read my review of Wrest Park here. Booking via this link is essential**

February half term | What's on | Things to do in Bedfordshire

There are loads of stargazing events at Dunstable Down, Bedfordshire this half term (reviewed here). There’s a family stargazing evening on the 15th Feb. From the 19th – 22nd Feb there’s their mobile planetarium and star gazing evenings on the 20th and 22nd. Fancy burning off some energy? There’s a family scrub bash on the 16th Feb as well! Click here for details of all the events**

The February half term trail at Jordan’s Mill is a let’s go wild I spy. £1 per child, admission is FREE. 15-23rd Feb. Check out my review here.

Take a trip to the Forest of Marston Vale. There’s explorer packs available to borrow (£5 each), a mini mapmakers trail (£5) or free activity sheets to download from their website.

Hertfordshire half term what’s on guide

Tring Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire is doing something slightly different this half term. Find out about all the unique things in the museum and make your own curiosities cabinet to take home. £2 per child.

Mill Green Museum are running events on three days over half term. 18th February it’s making a leaf bowl. 10:15 – 15:15 (£3.50 per person). Make a bee-friendly tote bag on the 19th February (4 sessions. £3.50 per person). Thursday 20th February you can make you own wall hanging. (4 sessions. £3.50 per person). Click for all the details.

At the Welwyn Roman Baths nearby you can sculpt a lucky charm for your Bulla. £3.50 per person.

The February half term trail at Ashridge on the Hertfordshire / Bedfordshire / Buckinghamshire border is all about going underground. Find out more about the minibeasts beneath our feet, and then do a make and take craft afterwards. £3 per trail and craft. 17-21 Feb, 10:00-15:00. Read my review here.

February half term | What's on | Things to do in Hertfordshire

The Anne Frank and You exhibition is still taking place at St Albans Cathedral until the 20th February. Suitable for ages 10+, Free entry. Check the opening times on their website. Read my review of the Cathedral here. There is also a FREE discovery trail on the 20th February, suitable for ages 3-11. Discover the hidden treasures and then take part in arts, crafts and games.

St Albans Museum are running various events. Sadly the session with Lucy Hawkin has now sold out, as are their Messy Science workshops. There is Mad Science at the Museum on the 15th Feb 14:00 – 16:00. Help make a dragon on the 18th/19th February 10:30 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 16:00. Both events are FREE, as is admission to the museum. Click here for my review.

Verulamium museum are running two events for Hertfordshire’s half term. There’s the change to meet a Roman soldier (18th Feb, 14:30 and 15:30, FREE with admission). You’ll also find crafts in the Colonnade on the 21st Feb (14:00 – 16:00, £1.50 plus admission). Make sure you also check out everything Verulamium park has to offer.

What’s on in Oxfordshire during half term

Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire are running their Alphabet I Spy trail during the February half term. £2.50 per child.

Science Oxford are running lots of events in February. There’s family open days on the 15th and 20th February, Nursery Rhyme Crimes science club on the 15th February and coding club on the 22nd. Admission costs vary by event. Click here for more details.

There will be a free nature spotter trail at Upton House near Banbury, Oxfordshire throughout half term. Collect the sheet from reception and then pop into the Old Kitchen to do some winter origami. Inside the Squash Court Gallery there’s also an immersive installation where you can “sit, lie, stop and dream beneath the cedar trees” 15th-23rd February. 10:30 – 17:00.

February half term | What's on | Things to do in Oxfordshire
Snowdrops are in abundance at Upton House in February

There are several different workshops at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames. There are make and take workshops for older children as well as one for those aged 4-7 (charges apply). On the 20th Feb there’s also a Glorious Greeks day with a special trail and crafts. (FREE with admission). Check their website for all the details.

Grey’s Court are running a Budding Ranger trail on the 15th to 23rd February 10:00 – 15:30. £2 per child, includes a prize. Read my review of Grey’s Court here.

Find out more about the year of the rat at the Ashmolean museum on the 19th and 20th February from 14:00 – 16:00. Free drop in sessions, no need to book. Check out my review here.

You’ll find Magic Peter at Sprouts Play Barn at Millets Farm Centre from the 17th – 21st February. There are three magic shows per day, approximately 45-60 minutes each. Booking essential. £8.50 per child (1 free adult), £3 per additional adult.


If you think there are any places or events I should be adding to this list then please get in touch contact @freetimewiththekids.com

February half term what's on guide | Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire | Free Time with the Kids

I’m Vicky and I am a mum of three living in Aylesbury. I set up Free Time with the Kids to review free and cheap family days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, mainly because I kept forgetting all the fabulous places that were recommended to me!! I love getting out and about with the kids (and hubby of course) and we have adventures all over the place. My reviews tell you all the things you need to know about the family days out and activites we’ve done such as how much it costs, if there’s parking, toilets and if there’s a cafe or if picnics are allowed. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch contact@freetimewiththekids.com or get in touch via Facebook

I’m Vicky and I am a mum of three living in Aylesbury. I set up Free Time with the Kids to review free and cheap family days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, mainly because I kept forgetting all the fabulous places that were recommended to me!! I love getting out and about with the kids (and hubby of course) and we have adventures all over the place. My reviews tell you all the things you need to know about the family days out and activites we’ve done such as how much it costs, if there’s parking, toilets and if there’s a cafe or if picnics are allowed. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch contact@freetimewiththekids.com or get in touch via Facebook

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