February Half-Term What’s On: Events & Classes

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Half Term is here..

Looking for some exciting activities to keep your little ones entertained during the February Half-Term? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got all the inside scoop on the best events and classes in and around Essex. Whether your kids are into arts and crafts, sports, or adventure, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive into the fantastic world of February Half-Term fun.

1. Romans! Heroes And Villains Gallery Games

  • Location: Colchester
  • Date: 19/02/2024 – 23/02/2024
  • Description: Over half term, our mini Castle visitors will be able to take part in fun games as they meander around the galleries and displays. Head back 2,000 years and be entertained in Roman style!
  • Price: Included as part of Castle Admission:
    • Adult (inc. Seniors): £12.50
    • Child (aged 4-16): £6.95
    • Student: £7.95
    • Qualifying concession: £7.95
  • WebsiteRomans! Heroes And Villains Gallery Games

2. Knight School – Medieval Combat

  • Location: Braintree
  • Date: 21/2/2024 – 23/2/2024
  • Time: 11:30am – 3:15pm
  • Description: Learn and fight together in duels and team battles at Knight School! Using padded weapons, you will learn to fight like a medieval knight! You will be coached in combat techniques by Knight’s Tower Medieval Combat School. Suitable for children aged 6+ as well as adults, all abilities welcome.
  • Price: Knight School tickets are an add-on of £2.50 per person for a 1-hour session when visiting on these dates with a Snowdrop Walks entry ticket.
  • WebsiteKnight School – Medieval Combat

3. Princess Afternoon Tea

  • Location: Colchester
  • Date: 22/2/2024
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Price: £30.00 per person
  • Description: The Fairest Princess, the Glass Slipper Princess & the Rose Princess invite you for a magical Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House! Meet Real-Life Princesses: Our charming hotel will be graced by the presence of real-life princesses who will captivate your heart with their grace, elegance, and enchanting stories.
  • WebsitePrincess Afternoon Tea

4. Space Day

  • Location: Southend
  • Date: 25/2/2023
  • Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Price: Multiple Events from £3.96
  • Description: Join us at Southend Museum and Planetarium for a day out of this world! Blast off in our specially curated shows, perfect for aspiring astronauts and astrologers, and reach for the stars in an interactive ‘meet the meteorites’ object handling session.
  • WebsiteSpace Day

5. Half Term Havoc

  • Location: Maldon
  • Date: 21/2/2024 – 25/2/2024
  • Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Price:
    • Adult £8.00
    • Concession £7.00
    • Children (5-15) £5.00
    • Children under 5 £1
  • Description: Stone Painting, Make a Paper Flower, Make a Puppet. Springtime Hunt, Experiments, Puzzles, and more. Crafty Cabin workshops running.
  • WebsiteHalf Term Havoc

6. World on your Windowsill at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

  • Location: Chelmsford
  • Date: 17/2/2024 – 25/2/2024
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Price: Garden admission applies; free to RHS members and children under 5. Activities are included with garden admission (unless marked *).
  • Description: Take part in this wonderful World on your Windowsill event, which is taking place at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex. Do something different this February half term, and head off to enjoy an array of great activities. There’s storytelling, a fun planting activity, children’s crafts, face painting, and a lovely Garden Trail. Activities will be held on different dates and specific times, with suitability for different ages.
  • WebsiteWorld on your Windowsill at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

7. Zooper Heroes at Colchester Zoo

  • Location: Colchester Zoo
  • Date: 17/2/2024 – 25/2/2024
  • Time: 9:30am to Zoo Close
  • Price:
    • Adult £20.25
    • Child £16.65
    • Senior £19.35
    • Under 3 – Free
  • Description: Throughout February Half Term, we will be celebrating the Zooper Heroes at Colchester Zoo and their role in looking after our animals here and saving species in the wild! From the Animal Care Team who care for our animals to researchers, educators and record keepers, come and find out about our Zooper Heroes at Colchester Zoo. Grab your little one’s cape and boots this half term and watch as your child becomes a wildlife hero and joins the fight against extinction!
  • Website: Zooper Heroes

8. Animal Antics at Colchester Natural History Museum

  • Location: Colchester Natural History Museum
  • Date: 21/2/2024
  • Sessions: 11am & 3pm (last for 45 minutes)
  • Price: Free
  • Description: Get ready for some animal themed fun and games. We’ve got stories, songs and games lined up ready to entertain our younger guests this half term! Get up close and personal with some curious creatures!
  • Website: Animal Antics

9. Snowy Pawprints Trail at Essex Wildlife Trust

  • Location: Essex Wildlife Trust, Brentwood
  • Date: 17/2/2024 – 25/2/2024
  • Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Price: £3.00 per ticket
  • Description: Join us this holiday for a fun trail, taking you exploring around the reserve to test your detective skills – can you work out whose paw prints are whose!?
  • Website: Snowy Pawprints Trail

10. Tots Activities

  • Location: Mercury Theatre, Colchester
  • Date: Tuesday mornings
  • Time: 10:00am & 11:00am
  • Price: £6.50 per class
  • Description: Tots is an interactive story-telling, music and movement class for early years children and their grown-up friends. At the Mercury we believe imagination and creativity are a vital part of a child’s early life and these 45 minute sessions are designed to stimulate both. Tots is designed to provide parents and carers with an opportunity to explore creative play which is theatrically delivered by our wonderful teaching artists.
  • Website: Tots Activities

Have a great Half Term and..

remember to book early as spaces fill up quickly. We hope you and your little ones have a fantastic time exploring the exciting activities Essex has to offer during the February Half-Term.

Note: Please check the event websites for any updates or changes in pricing and availability.

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