Incredible Heritage Days Out…
Join the city wide celebration of York’s Norse heritage during JORVIK Viking Centre’s 36th Viking Festival this February half term. Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe; visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances.
This February Half Term @ Pit, join National Coal Mining Museum as they celebrate 100 years of Miners’ Welfare, getting hands-on with their mining-themed activities! Make your own soap at their Caphouse Creators Special, enjoy their Miniature Miners’ Magnificent Playground, explore Pithead Baths and more!
Awe-inspiring Animal Adventures…
Fifty-year-old flamingos, the first penguins in a country house and a passion and commitment to wildlife and conservation, the Bird Garden at Harewood House is an accredited zoo and first opened to the public in spring 1970. When it reopens on 21 March it will be to celebrate 50 years of the Bird Garden, with new launches and exhibitions across the House, grounds and gardens. Whether it’s the beloved penguins, the laughing Kookaburras, or the majestic Condors, look out for birthday party dates and exciting plans for visitors this season.
Head to The Deep and explore their exciting new exhibit this February half term featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting the oceans and what this means for the animals who live there. Take part in the ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting sea creatures during their Critical Chemistry event.
Visit the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre to find a place that’s dedicated to amazing animals. Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes and more during unforgettable Animal Encounters. Or, explore the indoor rain-forest; home to butterflies, birds, bats, crocodiles and creepy-crawlies from around the world and meet and feed the friendly residents of the Farm Barn.
Venture to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s number one walkthrough wildlife adventure, home to more than 400 animals including Amur Leopards and Tigers, Painted Hunting Dogs and the UK’s only Polar Bears. Experience an unrivalled view of their nature reserves including, Lemur Woods, Land of the Tiger, Leopard Heights.
Ride, drive and operate real full size construction machinery, under the guidance of their fully trained staff – no driving licence require at Diggerland, Yorkshire! With 20 rides and drives including Giant Diggers and Spindizzy, Diggerland is the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out.
Youngsters and their families can enjoy a fun-packed day out during February Half Term, whatever the weather at Lightwater Valley Theme Park.Enjoy a sightseeing tractor ride around Eagles’ Creek Farm, take a spin on the Carousel and Skyrider, soar high in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw or hop aboard the Lightwater Express Train.
South Yorkshire’s best indoor inflatable adventure zone, Magna Mayhem is back for February Half Term at Magna Science Adventure Centre. Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. Their purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays.
Loads of your favourite Superheroes from comic books and the big screen will be assembling at the Royal Armouries Museum this February half term. Come and watch them in live stunt shows, combat demonstrations, get a closer look their kit and weapons, and even have-a-go at making your own superhero armour.
Xscape Yorkshire is the ultimate family day out destination with a variety of fun-fuelled activities, places to eat and outdoor sporting brands to shop. From urban climbing, laser tag and adventure golf to skiing, sledging and riding the skycoaster, Xscape is bursting with all your favourite pastimes as well as something a little more adventurous. Why not join them on 20th february for a Charity Lego Walk Challenge!
Magical Money Saving Days Out…
Visit adventure attraction William’s Den to experience the best day ever, whatever the weather. Big and little kids alike are invited to to play together in a unique indoor and outdoor space that has all the delights you would expect in a wild landscape such as mud kitchens, water play, den making, tyre swings and zip lines. Save 25% off a child’s admission.
Cruise along the river Ouse with City Cruises York. Sit back and relax on a daytime or evening sightseeing cruise whilst your little ones learn about York’s fascinating and colourful history in the Captain’s live commentary. Save £5 off a daytime or early evening family ticket.
Revealing the deliciously rich story of Chocolate in the heart of York, discover the art of chocolate making and enjoy the end product at York’s Chocolate Story! Discover chocolate’s origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate. Save £5 off a family ticket.