February Half-Term Fun!
Published: Thursday 7th Feb 2019
Written by: Kirsty Jones
It's hard to believe it's almost half-term already...make the most of the time together and make memories in Yorkshire. Explore ancient castles, scale dizzying heights to cryptic abbeys or race through sweeping countryside and far-stretching forests by bike. There's fun for all the family right this way...
Jorvik Viking Festival - Jorvik, York
The annual Jorvik Viking Festival is a fantastic city-wide celebration where each year this historic city turns back the clock to the Viking invasion in AD 866 and celebrates its Norse heritage. It's a great event for all the family and includes live combat performances, walks and talks. This year's event will be held between 12th and 18th February.
Castle Quest - Scarborough Castle, Scarborough
16th February to 3rd March. Celebrating the release of the new film The Kid Who Would Be King, explore the castle to find the answers to the quiz questions and help Merlin, Alex and his Knights save Scarborough Castle from a medieval villain.
Meet the Alpacas - Minskip Farm Shop, York
15th February - 3rd March, make amazing memories this half-term with a unique Alpaca experience! This is an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with the alpacas where you'll get to meet two mums and their babies, stroke their soft fur, feed them and learn about their job on the farm. Prices start at £10 per person for an hour with the alpacas.
Future-proofing and Sustainability - National Railway Museum, York
This February Half-Term the National Railway Museum is on a mission to educate children on the issues of energy and sustainability through exciting challenges and live demonstrations including the Wind Tower (can you build a vehicle that floats and beat the Wind Tower?), make your own Biogas and design your own renewably powered train carriage. This fun and educational event is FREE to attend and will be held between 20th-27th February.
Kids Go Free - North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Enjoy this scenic 18 mile stretch of heritage train line this half-term and take the kids for free with a fare paying adult. Running between gorgeous Pickering in the Moors through to Grosmont (with stops at Levisham and Goathland along the way), it's the perfect way to see the landscape and let some steam off. This offer runs between the 16th and 24th February.
Peter Rabbit at Flamingo Land - Flamingo Land, Malton
Between 5th November and 5th April the zoo takes centre stage at this fantastic theme park in the Moors. This winter meet Peter Rabbit on this adventure around the zoo, and meet over 140 different species including lions, lemurs and giraffes!
February Frolics - Piglets Adventure Farm, York
With live animal shows and the opportunity to bottle-feed new born lambs, Piglets Adventure Farm is sure to be the cutest place to visit this February Half Term. They'll be giant slides in the Play Barn as well as wood-fired pizzas for lunch. Tickets start from £6.95 and the event will run from 16th February to 3rd March.
Family Fun - Harlow Carr, Harrogate
Enjoy fun for all the family at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr this February Half-Term. Build bug hotels, learn how to compost or enjoy an eco-hunt around the garden, it's the perfect way to get some fresh air and learn about the plants.
There's still time to book an adventure away in Yorkshire this Half-Term. View all our available cottages here.