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February Half-Term events for the whole family across Essex. Click on each one for more details, or look at the Things to Do section for full half-term listings by area.


Ripple Centre

Super Star Sport



Camp 4 Champs

David Lloyd Leisure Centre

  • Half Term Madness: Come join the DL Kids Team, where we’ll be sure to keep you active 

Elite Sport Coaching

  • February Half Term: Come along and join in the fun this February half term at our popular Nerf and Fortnite games days

First Kicks Football Camp

Mega Camps


  • February Half Term Skate: Enjoy tons of skating fun on Europe’s finest rink, order delicious food from our Roller Cafe and Deli, dance and sing along to all of your favourite music, song requests are always welcomed!

Sprinkles and Spice Cooking School

  • Half Term Special: Come along this February Half Term and learn to make different style muffins, some sweet, some savoury




Camp 4 Champs

Castle Hedingham

  • The Kings Lost Jewels: New Escape Room now available to book! Available to play from 13th February, this new room will be replacing ‘A Magical Mishap’. 

Star Struck Theatre School



Adagio School of Dance

Angela’s Swim School

The Brentwood Centre

  • Half Term Fun!: This February half term we will be open for tots aged 0-5years (including age 5).

Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard Centre

Happy Child Soccer School

Old MacDonalds Farm


  • Brentwood TrackPlay: A fun day of playing with over 500 feet of Thomas track and over 100 engines to choose from. Let your kids experience a fun day with Thomas and his friends

UK Football Camps

  • February Football Camp: Our FA structured syllabus implements a mix of modern coaching techniques with good old fashioned FUN! Each day at camp is unique, this is to maximise the exposure to new skills and techniques from the syllabus and provide many different fun filled games!



Angela’s Swim School

Castle Point Leisure Centre

  • Indoor Inflatable Fun Day: Providing a range of inflatables and activities including; assault courses, inflatable Big15ft Drop slides, games and more.

Deanes Centre

  • Champions Football Academy: Tournaments, knockouts and final presentations
  • Inflatable Fun Day: Providing a range of inflatables and activities including; assault courses, inflatable Big15ft Drop slides, games and more.

Hadleigh Farm




  • Two Day Animation Course: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop – 7 – 12 year olds – create your own short animated film, make friends and have fun!

Chelmsford City and Mini City Half Term Camps

  • Holiday courses and camps: Ice skating, athletics, swimming, arts and crafts, mini camps and a Valentines Party

Essex Outdoors

  • February Half Term: For a special price of just £20 your child can experience up to 4 exciting activities!

Hyde Hall

  • Face painting: Transform into your favourite animal or character with face painting from Trudles Doodles. Please note, queuing may be required. *£4 per child – pay on the day.
  • Jaws ‘n’ claws: Meet exotic animals and minibeasts in these fun and interactive workshops with handling opportunities. A great way to engage young minds as they absorb fascinating facts about animals and their habitats.
  • Storytelling: Join captivating storyteller Mike Dodsworth for a storytelling adventure about the wonderful world beneath our feet and the curious creatures that live there. Meet at the Welcome building.
  • Under your feet discovery trail: Discover the secrets of soil on our family trail around the garden and find out just how important soil is for plants, minibeasts and the planet.
  • Worm farm workshop: Build your own worm farm while learning about the important role worms play in our ecosystems and soil health. Worm farming at home is a great environmentally conscious way to deal with kitchen scraps. Recommended for ages 10+. 

Marsh Farm

  • Family Fun with Fairies & Dragons: Come along to Marsh Farm for a family day out of magic and fun… Featuring fairies, knights, dragons and fairytale frolics. Ready your wands & shields, a fantastic family day out awaits you.

Mega Camps



Essex Outdoors

  • February Half Term: For a special price of just £20 your child can experience up to 4 exciting activities!


Kidz Fun Place

Marks Hall

  • Family Safari Trail: Enjoy a walk on the wild side at Markshall Estate this February half term! Grab your hiking boots and wrap up warm to embark on a self-guided Family Safari Trail. Navigate the globe, in just one day, in search of the wooden animals making our Arboretum their home for half term.
  • Snowdrop Weekends: Welcome in the start of Spring every February weekend and see the beautiful snowdrops as they emerge. Wrap up and explore The Winter Walk and Robins Grove with its extensive carpet of snowdrops. 

Mercury Theatre 

  • Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow: Join ‘everyone’s favourite pantomime dame’ (Metro) for stories and songs that the whole family will love. Mama G will be sharing tales about being who you want and loving who you are, using puppets, BSL and LOTS of joining in! Fabulous February family fun! 
  • SEND Holiday Club: This 4-day multi-sensory storytelling workshop is not to be missed! For young people with SEND aged 7-12, our multi-sensory workshops will get you up on your feet exploring the world around you through drama and dance.
  • Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman:  Look out ‘cause here it comes… From the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music comes Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman the smash hit film musical with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing.
  • The Tiger Who Came To Tea: Direct from the West End, the Olivier award-nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
  • Treasure Island: Le Navet Bete and Barbican Theatre present Treasure Island, a swashbuckling, smash-hit comedy for all the family. Featuring dastardly pirates, tropical islands and a mermaid you’ll never forget, set sail on the Jolly Todger with Jim Lad, Long John Silver and a whole host of other characters for a hilarious voyage across the seas.

School’s Out Activities

Signals Media Arts Centre

  • Film in a Day: From script to screen, all in a day! Work with professional film-making techniques and equipment to create your own short film. From script to screen, all in a day! During this workshop you’ll learn about and use practical, professional film-making techniques and equipment with expert guidance from the Signals team.
  • Video Game Making: Create your own arcade video game with Scratch – the fun entry-level game design software. Learn how to make your own video game using Scratch – a fun game design software! With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.




Distinct Dance Classes

Top Hat Performing Arts

Zinc Arts



Essex Outdoors

  • February Half Term: For a special price of just £20 your child can experience up to 4 exciting activities!




DW Goalkeeping

Elite Sport Coaching

  • February Half Term: Come along and join in the fun this February half term at our popular Nerf and Fortnite games days

Fairkytes Arts Centre

  • Para Music Session (SEND): This session, for SEND young people will be taken by our wonderful partners TIME. These music sessions are joyous, uplifting, fun and therapeutic.

Final Checks Make Up and Hair Academy

Lambourne End 

  • February ‘Half Term Fun‘: Spend your half term at Lambourne End this February! Do you want to spend your time doing exciting, adventurous activities? Would you enjoy looking after adorable animals and learning new things? How about trying out our BRAND NEW crossbows! Join us this February for the ultimate half term experience!

Mega Camps

Romford Shopping Hall

  • Animal Encounters: Book a 45 minute slot for an interactive hands-on animal encounter session by Ventura Wildlife Encounters.

RSPB at Rainham Marshes

Thames Chase

Wellgate Community Farm

  • Beaks and Squeaks: Crafts session, chicken and guinea pig encounters, refreshments and farm tour for ages 3- 7
  • Be A Farmer for A Day: Take part in fun activities whilst learning about what happens on a farm. We’ll teach you the traditional methods with a fun hands on approach.



Museum of Power

  • Explore & Discover Half Term Activities: Bug Hunt – join Essex Wildlife to find the bugs and creepy crawlies in our grounds. Arts and Crafts – have fun painting, hiding and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, make bunny bunting for easter decorations and make a spring decorated head band

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome



Creative Biscuits Ceramics Cafe Events

Kids in Charge



Belchamps Scout Centre

  • Tree Toddlers Valentine’s Special: Wrap up warm and join us in our beautiful woodland area, for some outdoors fun, including Valentines themed sensory play, crafts, as well as time to explore in the woodland.

Kasey’s Gymnastics Class

Monkey Bizness

Sport Star

Star Sports & Soccer



Animating Education


Cliffs Pavilion

  • Character Creation Masterclass: This masterclass is open to anyone aged 16- 21 and is about using your imagination to create characters with your body, with Martin Lawford from East 15 Drama School.
  • Fairy Tales on Stage workshop: If you have a child aged 4-7 who loves fun and play, let their imagination run wild in our fairy tales on stage drama workshop.
  • Justin Live – The Big Tour: Justin Live is a fabulous show for all the family packed full of well-known songs, lots of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun!
  • Monster Academy – Drama workshop: Calling all 7–11-year-olds with scarily good imaginations, join us at the Monster Academy and bring your very own monster to life through drama, improvisation and character creation in our 90 minute drama workshop.
  • Theatrical Make Up Masterclasses: This masterclass will focus on how make up artists plan and design looks in the professional industry. Our make up artists will demonstrate a creative look and then you’ll have the chance to design your very own look too using face charts.

Create 98

  • Kids Half Term: T-shirt painting, Explore Drawing, Fun with Flowers and much more

David Lloyd Leisure Centre

  • Half Term Holiday Fun: Kids Winter Olympics club, superhero school, fashion school, cricket school and much more!

The Football Fun Factory

  • Football fun camp: Activities including our giant inflatable goal, inflatable football pitch, and footdarts! 

Jurassic Ark Reptiles

  • Reptile Experience: We have a variety of animals from snakes to ferrets that you will get to engage with and be told all sorts of facts about that animal

Lemon Witch


Mega Camps

Merlin Productions

Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre

Southend Luminocity Festival of Light

  • Luminocity of Light: LuminoCity will feature fantastic large-scale interactive light installations that will pop up at iconic landmarks in Southend town centre and seafront



Clacton Pier

Harwich Arts Centre



IKEA Lakeside

  • Half Term stencil art with Annie: Creating magical paintings using stencils!
    Annie Newman, artist, will create magical unicorns, fairies, cars, and dragon artworks for your children’s bedrooms.

Thameside Theatre

Walton Hall Farm

  • Mini Super Hero Party: Let your little one be a real hero, help save the party from the ticking time bomb… Speed through the superhero training course…stand strong for Superman’s statues… learn Spiderman’s secret super hero handshake and more…
  • Valentines Lets Party: A love-tastic kids party, which includes bubbles, puppet show, party games and lots more



Fab Science

  • Half term camp: This half term we’re doing Electrickery…a whole circuit of electrical activities and a hair-raising experience with the Van der Graaff generator!

Saffron Walden Museum

We are still gathering events for this year. If you have one to submit, please do so using the button at the top of this page. Thank you


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