Although Haven isn’t open just yet that doesn’t mean we don’t want to help you keep the kids entertained. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do around our parks this February half term…
Snowdrop festival 2015: Rosehaugh Estate Snowdrop festival 2015: Rosehaugh Estate
Running from the 31st January to the 15th March experience winter beauty at its finest. Over 60 venues will be opening their doors to the public showcasing their gardens. Spread all over Scotland, see if you can visit one during February half term – most of the venues are free to visit and some only opening for the festival!
Holy Island of Lindisfarne Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Unspoiled, picturesque and historic – these are just some of the words used to describe this island. It may be small but its pull to visitors is huge and its only 13 minute car ride from our Haggerston Castle park. However if you can’t wait until we open to visit Holy Island will make an unforgettable half term day out.
Nibberdale Llamas Nibberdale Llamas
Everyone loves the Yorkshire dales and every loves llamas, right? So mix them together and what have you got? The perfect day out, that’s what! Nibberdale Llamas are a family run business and have been trekking the dales since 2009. With a beautiful backdrop and a unique experience what’s not to love?
RSPB : Frampton Marsh RSPB : Frampton Marsh
Described as one of the best places in the UK to see wildlife, join the RSPB and try to complete the Lovebirds Treasure Trail! Follow the trail packed full of clues to discover how animals find love!
Set in a Georgian grade 2 listed building The Waffle House is a filling day out. Perfect for families, it’s relaxed, a bit different and all the products used are fresh and local.
South East England
Alice Holt Forest
There’s always loads going on at Alice Holt forest, from organised runs to theatre in the woods, and during half term you could be practicing your Nature Rockz skills before you come to park! On the 19th of February Alice Holt forest are offering a Den Building class for children 8+. We’d advise booking in advance as spaces are limited.
Exeter’s underground passages
Built in the medieval times these passages have seen it all! Running under Exeter you will find yourself on a dark but interesting, narrow but exciting journey!
Dairyland Farm World
Dairyland Farm World caters for your family whatever the weather, with a massive indoor play area for when the weather isn’t so great. But when the sun is shining you can pet the animals and even help with the milking!
Whale and Dolphin watching
There are so many places you can go to spot a dolphin or two but our personal favourite is Cardigan Bay. Our team from Quay West cannot recommend it enough, so much so we wrote a blog on it last Autumn. And although we aren’t quite open yet (not long guys!) we still wanted to put it on the list of fun things to do this half term.
Warning – this is not for the faint hearted but well worth doing! See Snowdonia from a different point of view by zip lining across on Europe’s longest line!
Crazy golf, trampolines, skate park, football, rugby, interactive surfboard – I’m tired just thinking about it and there’s much more too! Stanley Park is in the middle of the town and has a free car park.
Cumbria and the Lakes
The Brewery Arts Centre
If the weather is making you want to say indoors but you still want to venture out of the house,The Brewery Arts Centre is the place for you with child-friendly screenings, local art and homely places to eat and drink.