What's On: February Half Term Events in the Peak District & Derbyshire
Spend some quality time together over February half-term with these great events and activities for the whole family.
Get ready for a half-term adventure with outdoor family trails, nature-inspired activities and fun with crafts. Discover what's on for February half term in the Peak District and Derbyshire and discover great days out with the kids. Be inspired with some ideas below, plus find more great events, places to eat and drink and places to stay nearby.
Visit the Hope Valley by bus
Why not use the bus instead of the car to explore the Hope Valley this February half term? Local businesses are offering some great discounts if you travel to them by bus between 11th-24th February, from discounted bike hire to free coffee in Castleton. The Peak District's beautiful Hope Valley is a great place to visit with affordable half-term activities that are easily accessible by bus, and you can make the most of the Government’s £2 price cap on single bus fares too! Plus, you'll be doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint by enjoying a car-free day out. Find out more.
Half Term Fun at Matlock Farm Park
11th-26th February 2023
Enjoy a great day out with loads of activities for all the family this half term at Matlok Farm Park. Come and meet the mums-to-be and newborn lambs in the sheep maternity ward, place your free bets for the return of the ever-popular sheep and ferret races, and have a go at alpaca walking and sheep walking too! Plus, there'll be all the usual animal and playtime fun, including small animal handling, wallaby encounters and meercat talks and feeding sessions. Find out more.
Feb Fest at The Children's Country House at Sudbury
13th-20th February 2023
For the first February half term since the launch of The Children's Country House, the team are excited to invite you all to Feb Fest! A celebration of waking up from winter and getting ready for spring! Expect a selection of family-friendly heritage and nature activities, music, dance, art, storytelling, games and much more, in the amazing surroundings of this historic stately home near Ashbourne. Find out more.
February Half Term at Chatsworth Farmyard
11th-27th February 2023
With so many things to do for kids young and old, Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground makes for a fun day out for all the family. In the farmyard you'll meet friendly animals, from pigs and horses to mischievous goats and guinea pigs. You can also meet a number of rare breeds including Suffolk Punch horses, Shire horses, Albon cattle, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, Bagot goats and Cream Legbar chickens. From the farmyard, take the secret tunnel to the children's playground for exciting adventures, where your young ones will enjoy burning off some energy on the swings, zip wire and climbing walls. Plus, enjoy tractor and trailer rides, animal handling and feeding, and lots more! Find out more.
Bird Feeder Making at Creswell Crags
13th-24th February 2023
Get the whole family involved in making a range of bird feeders this February Half Term at Creswell Crags! From 10am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm each Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the Half Term holidays. Get messy with fat balls, creative with pine cones, and learn all about the birds these different types of feeder will attract as you make your own to hang in your garden. Suitable for children aged 4+, under adult supervision, and no booking required. £3 per child, adults accompany for free. Afterwards, explore the Crags' bird trail and borrow binoculars to see which ones you can spot on your walk! Find out more.
Love is in the air at the Heights of Abraham
11th-14th February 2023
Enjoy romantic poetry, stunning scenery and delightful dining at the Heights of Abraham: look out for the Queen of Hearts too! The Heights opens with a four-day celebration of Love is in the Air! All the site's attractions will be open, including the much-loved cable cars and show caverns, with the Vista restaurant offering a romantic lunch with spectacular views. Look out for the living history actors with their poetry books in hand. A truly romantic day out! Find out more.
Superhero Academy at Bluebell Dairy
15th-23rd February 2023
Enjoy an amazing interactive and adventurous hour-long experience with your favourite superheros at Bluebell Dairy near Derby. See the Woman of Wonder, the Neighbourhood Spider and the Bat Knight! Learn all the moves of a true superhero so that you can save the day, ‘marvel’ at their tricks, and complete special tasks to help them on their quest! Find out more.
February Half Term Trains with Churnet Valley Railway
15th-23rd February 2023
Kids travel for just £1 during February Half Term at Churnet Valley Railway. Climb aboard and take a steam train trip back in time to the 1950s and 60s on their traditional carriages, escaping the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Explore the wonders of the Churnet Valley countryside, stopping off at Froghall, Consall, Cheddleton and Leekbrook stations along the way. In Froghall tearoom you will be able to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, tea, cakes, or homemade lunches – treats not to be missed! Find out more.
Make History This Half-Term at Bolsover Castle
18th-26th February 2023
Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands-on shenanigans at Bolsover Castle this half-term. Who do you think was the best and worst King of England? Place your bets and get ready as there's going to be a King-Off! Find out more.
See new life on the farm at National Forest Adventure Farm
18th-26th February 2023
Help Farmer Fogg fix his farm in time for spring in a range of fun (indoor) farm-themed activities and meet new life on the farm! Help bottle feed the new lambs, visit the sheep maternity ward and maybe see a lamb being born! Meet new arrivals including piglets, chicks and goat kids. Take a tractor for a test drive around the mini farm, have a go on the lambing simulator, mend the fences to stop the sheep escaping and have fun on the huge indoor soft play! Find out more.
Half term fun at the Tropical Butterfly House
11th-19th February 2023
Get ready for some Roarsome fun this half term holiday! The Tropical Butterfly House is calling all Dino Diggers to discover all the exciting things there is to explore on the Dino Trail around the park. The fun trail will be packed with clawsome challenges for the brave that will have you quaking in your boots and roaring with laughter. From digging for fun fossil finds at the Dino Dig to climbing inside a giant dinosaur egg, you'll come face to face with ferocious and friendly prehistoric friends as you stomp along the way. Plus, come dressed for adventure in your daring dino or intrepid explorer gear and listen to the exciting FREE keeper talks. Find out more.
The Lost Waterwheels of Cromford Mills
11th-26th February 2023
Cromford Mills loves waterpower! But oh no! Where have they gone? Can you help us find them? There are 5 normal illustrated wheels hidden around the site, plus one extra special golden wheel. Find the location of the golden wheel to discover where the real waterwheel will be going this summer! Tell the shop to claim your prize. Follow this free family trail and discover the birthplace of the factory system at the heart of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Find out more.
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