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Things to do in the February half term

Published 19 February 2017 by

It's that time again for the kids to have another week off school. And while your little ones might be looking forward to seven extra days off, you might be starting to worry if you have to entertain them on a tight budget.

To help you keep your kids occupied without spending a fortune, we've put together a list of half term activities in the UK.*

Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum is an excellent place to take the kids to explore. Head to the Investigate Centre this half term to learn all about the work that scientists do.

Science Educators will be on hand to help your little ones look closely at real nature specimens. This activity runs as a drop-in session and is completely free. Drop in on 25 or 26 February for hours of fun!

Batman Lego fun at Lowry Outlet Mall, Manchester

Is your little one a fan of Lego Movies? There two weeks of free Lego brick events on at the Lowry Outlet to celebrate the launch of The Lego Batman Movie at Lowry's Vue Cinema.

Activities will run from 11am to 4pm each day until Sunday 26 February. The activities include a treasure trail of life-size Lego brick characters and building a giant mystery mosaic. You could even take your kids to watch The Lego Batman Movie afterwards.

National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham

Take your kids to explore the creatures of the deep at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. You can experience the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Snail and The Whale exhibition which is on until 26 February as you go around the centre.

You can get a basic saver package from £12.75 each when you pre-book online. 

Imagine That, Liverpool

Head down to the new Underwater Street's Imagine That venue this half term. The play centre has a fresh look for its new premises and now includes a science lab, new challenge zone area with interactive science exhibits, and a new construction site with tools and machinery.

It costs £11.95 per child but an adult accompanying a child will go free.

The Georgian House Museum, Bristol

Step back into Bristol's history by visiting The Georgian House Museum. The 18th century townhouse looks as it did when it was owned by John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant.

There are 11 rooms in total to explore, include John Pinney's office and library. The Georgian House is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm and entry is free.

Tredegar House, Newport

Explore the great outdoors with the whole family at Tredegar House in Newport. There's lots of events on over half term – you can explore the secret paths of the Orchard Garden, enjoy a spotter trail or make bird boxes.

There will be a charge for admission to the house. A family (two adults and two children) can get a standard ticket for £20.90 – working out at just over £5 each.  

Fancy a night in? Here's how to have a family film night on a budget.

*Prices correct at time of writing – 17/02/2017

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