10 Ideas for Days Out this February Half Term less than an Hours Drive from Wharfedale & Craven
If you fancy a day out over the half-term holiday we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas which are within an hours drive of Wharfedale & Craven. We have tried to include indoor and outdoor activities but a lot of the attractions have activities inside in case the weather doesn’t play ball.
1. February Half Term Family Fun at RHS Harlow Carr – Family Fun Whatever the Weather
Children can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities including a chance to make weather wheels, wind socks during half term, and discover more about the wild weather of the UK on a daily garden trail. The garden detectives will also be sharing their weather-inspired stories and have left a trail in the garden for you to explore and learn.
Featuring a fully covered outdoor real ice rink, a cosy Skate Escape visitor café together with a range of themed rides and attractions suitable for all ages. A weekly Penguin Club especially for young skaters, ice skating lessons and accessible sessions, you are sure to find something fun to do on the ice for all the family!
Running: 31st January – 23rd February 2020 (Usual entry prices apply.)
The Indoor funfair returns to Harrogate this February Half Term. This fantastic family-orientated event includes all your family favourites including the Waltzers, Dodgems, Cup and Saucers, Fun House, Inflatable Slide with rides for all ages of the family.
There is no need to worry how many times the children wish to ride as for £10 they can go on as many times as they can within the 3-hour sessions that are daily 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm
Running: 15th – 23rd February 2020, Sessions 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!
Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all. Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!
Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops* or The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts, den building, forest walks and build a teddy!
Remember you can get an additional 10% off pre-booked tickets with our Mumbler discount code. Simply add MUMWHARFEDALE at the checkout HERE.
Running: 15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm (Normal park admission. *additional charges apply)
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.
5. The Deep – Critical Chemistry
Explore the exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our 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 our sea creatures. There is also a family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in the Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.
Running: 15th – 23rd February 2020 (Usual entry prices apply.)
6. Diggerland – The Ultimate Adventure Park Experience!
Diggerland re-opens in time for February half term! With its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities is the ideal theme park for all ages. Get to grips with real JCBs and 180/360 excavators, take a head-reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, enjoy an off-road ride on the Groundshuttle, or have a go on the Dodgems and Go-Karts!
Love is in the air at Lotherton as they celebrate the wonderful birds at Wildlife World this February half term.
Learn more about our Humboldt penguins, take part in feathered crafts and follow the Love Birds trail. In the Nestbox Education Centre take part in bird care creations, make a bird box or bird feeder to take home for your garden, daily 11 am to 3 pm.
Running: 15th-23rd February 2020, 10 am -4 pm (Last entry at 3.30 pm, Usual entry prices apply.)
Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB
8. Go Ape at Temple Newsam
Go Ape Temple Newsam has everything you need to keep your tribe entertained this half-term, from Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure+ and Treetop Adventure – offering varying levels of high wire fun for the whole family.
Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground and a large indoor play area where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime!
The indoor play area includes a bespoke play frame equipment with slides, swings, rope bridges and tunnels, challenge decks and a mirror infinity deck and sport’s court! There is a separate zone for babies and toddlers including a role-play and big interactive piano for everyone to enjoy! The outdoor play area includes Jumping Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4’s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.
10. Lambing Live at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, Harrogate
Visit the farm at one of the busiest times of the year, the lambing shed will be filled with expectant ewes ready to give birth. Help bottle feed a pet lamb (feeding times at 11 am and 2 pm) and if you are lucky you might witness a sheep giving birth! Entrance includes access to the lambing shed, a small area of the farmyard and also the woodland walk.
Please note that this event is NOT suitable for pregnant women.
Opens: 1st February 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays and School Holidays) (Usual entry prices apply.)