Half term fun in North Yorkshire

Are you looking for ideas for half term fun in North Yorkshire? The February break is fast approaching. Make sure you’ve got plenty of plans to keep the kids occupied.

Where to find half term fun?

There are lots of things happening in Yorkshire to give you all the half term fun you can handle. We’ve brought together a selection of the great things you and the kids can be doing during the break.

Indoor Funfair Harrogate

Treat the kids to an incredible day out at the Indoor Funfair in Harrogate. Once you’re inside, all the rides are free and you can hop on board the ghost train, waltzer, and dodgems as many times as you like! You can find the full list of rides and restrictions on the fair’s website.

Date: 25th Feb – 3rd March
Time: Book your slot – 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
Link: https://indoorfunfair.co.uk/

Fun at Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley are hosting a spectacular range of events throughout half term. There’s indoor and outdoor play, amazing rides, including Eagle’s Claw, Trauma Tower, as well as traditional fairground rides. Children can even enjoy the brand new UV Magic Lights Puppet Show and there will be the chance to meet a selection of farmyard animals visiting from Riggmoor Farm. Make sure you pre-book, no tickets will be sold on the day.

Date: 21st – 26th Feb
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Lightwater Valley Them Park, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
Link: https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/events/fab-feb-family-fun-2

the milky way photographed as part of half term fun at the Dark Skies festival

Dark Skies Festival

There’s so much to do during the Dark Skies that we can’t possibly list it all! Highlights include: Go Ape! Zip Night, planetarium experiences, moonrock geocache, astro treasure hunting, and night navigation expeditions.

Date: 15th Feb – 3rd March
Time: Dependent on event
Location: Dependent on event
Link to North York Moors events: https://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/north-york-moors-events
Link to Yorkshire Dales events: https://www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/yorkshire-dales-events

Lego Sea Explorers at Scarborough SEALIFE

Scarborough SEALIFE have a brand new event that starts during the February half term. Help the team unlock underwater secrets and draw, build, colour your findings.

Date: 16th Feb – 17th March
Time: Dependent on event
Location: Dependent on event
Link: https://www.visitsealife.com/scarborough/discover/events/lego-sea-explorers/

Stockeld Park’s February Fun Ice Rink

There’s lots of half term fun at Stockeld Park. Throughout the break, you can enjoy their covered ice rink, explore the enchanted forest, beat the maze, whiz around the electric scooter trail and lots more.

Date: 16th Feb – 3rd March
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: The Adventure Park, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 4AN
Link: https://stockeldpark.co.uk/february-fun/

piglet at Piglets Adventure Farm for half term fun

Piglets Adventure Farm

Having been closed for the winter, Piglets Adventure Farm is reopening this February and has lots of amazing things to entertain the whole family. Meet the animals, race on the go-karts, set out on a farmyard trail and so much more.

Date: Open from 16th Feb
Time: All day
Location: Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
Link: http://pigletsadventurefarm.com/

Ripon Treetop Nets

Your day at Ripon Treetop Nets is sure to be full of fun as you bounce your way over giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels. You’ll spend your day 12m off the ground, high in the trees in an exhilarating experience.

Date: Your choice
Time: Sessions run all day
Location: Complex within Lightwater Valley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
Link: https://www.treetopnets.co.uk/ripon

Jorvik Viking Festival

This year’s Jorvik Viking Festival is celebrating the often forgotten Viking women who schemed, fought and led their people through turbulent times. Throughout the festival, you’ll find living history encampments, talks, tours, combat performances and a whole lot more!

Date: 20th – 27th Feb
Time: Dependent on event
Location: Dependent on event, many are free
Link: https://www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/

performance of a Viking woman making clothing

Fossil Handling in Scarborough

Come along to the Scarborough Museums Trust to explore our prehistoric world. Children will love the hands on experience with fossil experts as they learn all about the time of the dinosaurs.

Date: 26th Feb
Time: 10:30am – 3pm
Location: Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2PS
Link: https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/event/fossil-handling-2019-02-26/

Traditional Craft Day in Pickering

Find out all about the tips and tricks people used to rely on before modern conveniences. You and the family can learn all about things like paper quilling, rag rugging, crocheting, and butter making.

Date: 27th Feb
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Beck Isle Museum, Bridge Street, Pickering, YO18 8DU
Link: https://www.beckislemuseum.org.uk/event/traditional-craft-day/

Trek with a Nidderdale Llama

Do something really different this half term and set out on a trek with your very own llama. Sessions range between 1hr 30mins and a whole day, so there’s sure to be a trek that suits you.

Date: Any to suit you
Time: Dependent on experience booked
Location: Kiln Farm, Wilsill, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5EE
Link: https://www.nidderdalellamas.org/

There’s so much half term fun to be had all over North Yorkshire this February – we couldn’t possibly list everything. You’re spoiled for choice! Wherever you go, you’re sure to have a fantastic time.

Have we missed something absolutely incredible? Get in touch and let us know.