February Half Term Dates for Doncaster: Monday 18th February – 22nd February 2019
If you have an event or activity that you would like to include, please contact me.
Explore natural history, archaeology, local history, fine art and more at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. A varied programme of exhibitions runs throughout the year in the Art Gallery, while Doncaster Museum charts the history of the town from the Ice Age to the present day.
Wednesday to Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-4.15pm
Monday and Tuesday – Closed
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE
Admission FREE, with free parking to visitors when you register your car at the museum reception.
At the world famous and award-winning JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust, an independent educational charity, revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago.
We usually travel to York by car and park at the Park and Ride, the children love riding on the bus and it makes it less stressful. We have also travelled by train which is easy too, from Doncaster Station.
Find out more about what is going on in York during half term on our sister site York Mumbler
February Half Term Holiday Club.
Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February.
8.30am – 4.30pm, £20 per child.
Packed lunch needed, Tuck shop.
Dress for the outdoors
Austerfield Study Centre and Community Hub, The Old Primary School, DN10 6RG
Call 01302 710415
Join us for a jam packed day of drama fun and creativity.
Tuesday February 19th 10am-3pm
It’s a fab way to spend the half term. (please bring a packed lunch)
For ages 5 – 8 year olds.
Cast, Waterdale, DN1 3BU
Call 01302 303959
When a kind old lady offers Snow White a juicy red apple, the girl is sorely tempted. On the other hand, how does she know it’s not poisoned? She’s nearly been poisoned twice this week already, and it’s not pleasant. This is the wonderfully wicked, age-old story of a vengeful queen, a magic mirror and a child as bright as the moonlit snow. Join Snow White on the night before her wedding and the whole story – the cook, the maid, the seven dwarfs and all – will be revealed.
Delight in Red Earth’s magical puppetry, movement and visual storytelling, all made accessible with integrated sign language and captions.
Cast, Waterdale, DN1 3BU February 20th, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Call 01302 303959
Join in on some swashbuckling fun at the farmyard and adventure playground this February half-term. Blast pirate targets on our trailer ride, dare to handle the spiders and snakes, explore the adventure playground and meet all the animals in our farmyard. We can’t wait to see you there.
Free | 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
Create your own pirate hat and a squawking parrot. Then grab your hat and your new friend for a ride on the high seas in our galleon.
Tractor trailer ride
Free | 11am – 3pm
Take a ride on the high seas of Stand wood in our galleon and water blast the pirate targets. The tractor trailer ride is subject to weather conditions.
Small animal handling
Free | 11.30, 2pm, 4pm
You can handle all sorts of cuddly farm creatures here, three times a day. There’s no better way to get up close and personal with our guinea pigs, lambs and goat kids (in season).
Walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunter and enter a world of fire and flint.
Discover a legacy etched in stone with cave art 10,000 years older than the pyramids.
Explore life on the edge of the Ice Age world.
There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop.
There is a £3 charge for all day parking (the ticket machines require exact change – change is available from reception).
January Weekends 10.00am-4.30pm
February 10.00am – 4.30pm
March – September 10.00am – 5.30pm
October 10.00am – 4.30pm
November – December 10.00am – 4.30pm
£3 adults, £2 concessions, children (under 16) free
Ice Age Cave Tour £9.00 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6.00 children (Includes exhibition entry)
Rock Art Cave Tour £9.00 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6.00 children (Includes exhibition entry) March to September only
Combined Ticket (Both Caves) £13.50 adults, £11.25 concessions, £9.00 children (Includes exhibition entry)
March to September only
Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
UK S80 3LH
Often described as a jewel in Doncaster’s crown, Cusworth Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building set in acres of historic parkland. The house was built between 1740 and 1744 for local land owner William Wrightson and recent refurbishments have transformed the Hall into Heritage Doncaster’s social history museum.
From setting up home to working and socialising, the museum collections reflect the daily lives of people in Doncaster from the 18th century to the present day.
Today, visitors can step inside the Hall’s Great Kitchen where many feasts were prepared and view the stunning paintings on the ceiling of the chapel. Admission to the museum is free. Opening times:
The historic parkland surrounding Cusworth Hall is open to the public every day of the year. It’s the perfect location for picnics, walks with the dog, or family days out.
Children’s play areas and a playing field are also located within the Park and a variety of walking trails are available from the Hall reception. Admission to the Park is free (car parking charges apply)
Situated in Cusworth Hall’s former stable and coach house, Butlers Tea Room and Bistro serves meals, snacks and drinks – please visit their website for full details including opening hours.
The newly opened Old Brewhouse is a cosy microbrewery and bar built into the original brewhouse which served the Wrightson family for centuries.
Cusworth Lane, Doncaster DN67TU
Download and print some trails to do with the kids at Cusworth Hall here
Get hands on and inspired in these fantastic family-friendly sessions! These workshops link to our exhibitions.
21st February, 10am-12pm and 1pm – 3pm.
(Please note that there is a session designed for children who have a disability and their families from 10am – 12pm).
Learn to DJ and get to grips with all the latest music tech kit with DJ and producer Rob Pearson.
These workshops are free, but places are limited so please contact our Front of House team on 01302 341662 or email@example.com to book your place.
Darts (Doncaster Community Arts), The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
Our favourite magical creatures are back again with a few more surprises for you.
Put on your fairy wings and follow the trail around Rufford Abbey’s Enchanted Forest to discover a world of mystery. Hunt down the enchanted miniature houses, find the king and queen of the fairies, walk through our wonky archways to find our resident dragon and tell your secrets to Rainbow Sunbeam wishing fairy.
Let your imagination run wild at Rufford Abbey Country park this February half term .
Trail sheets cost £2 and can be purchased on the day at Visitors Reception.
Open from 10.30am until 4.00pm daily, 9th February to 24th February 2019.
The trail runs until Sunday 24th February 2019.
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, NG22 9DF
Discover the stately ruins of the birthplace of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England. Ascend through four floors to enjoy spectacular views over the Derbyshire countryside and Hardwick New Hall. Take your time and admire the spectacular decorative plasterwork on your way up. Then learn more in our fascinating exhibition and visit Bess’s New Hall next door.
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
Explore the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. From its hilltop position you can enjoy spectacular views of the pretty, medieval village of Castleton, as well as a magnificent panorama of Mam-Tor – the shivering mountain and site of a Bronze age hillfort.
Mentioned in the Domesday survey, this castle is one of England’s earlier Norman fortresses and the keep was built by Henry II in 1176.
Adult £6.50, Family £16.90
Market Place, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WQ
Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February
Psst, did you see that? Fairies are hiding all around the gardens of Brodsworth Hall and we need your help to find them. Pick up your trail sheet from the visitor centre and head out on an adventure. You might even stumble upon a fairy village as you go!
If you need a helping hand, join our fairy hunter as she searches high and low, and hear stories along the way.
English Heritage Members FREE
Child 5-17, £6.80
Brodsworth, Doncaster, follow brown signs
Outdoor family activity days. Children must be 5 and over and accompanied by an adult.
February 18th, 10.30am-12.00pm
£8 per child & £2 per adult. Booking essential on 01924 324761.
Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG
Live Life Adventurously!
Our nearest Go Apes’ are:
Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Lincolnshire, DN15 9HU
Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, NG21 9GL (Also have a brand new Nets Kingdom which opened in Summer 2018 – this looks amazing and is suitable for younger children who might find the Tree Top Adventure or even Tree Top Junior a bit difficult or high. We visited in the summer and my then 4 year old enjoyed the Tree Top Junior half way round, but was terrified of the zip wire. The Nets would have been a good option for him).
Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, YO18 7LT
Join us for lambing season – one of Cannon Hall Farm’s most exciting times in the farming calendar.
February 16th to February 24th
Our shepherds will be caring for 300 pregnant ewes who will all be having lambs over the two week holidays – and our farmers will be keeping everyone up to date with live Facebook broadcasts.
We want to share the action with your family – as well as provide education and entertainment for our younger visitors.
Join us and help us welcome our new lambs (and hopefully see a brand new life brought into the world) with our packed agenda.
* Daily talks from our shepherds about the lambs and sheep
* Lamb bottle-feeding demonstrations
* Tractor trailer rides plus sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, Shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions.
* Access to our amazing soft play centre.
Tickets are £8.95 per person for all day admission or £34 for a family of four.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Crawthorne, S75 4AT
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is coming to Scawsby in February half term!
On Monday 18th February 10am-11am there will be hungry caterpillar themed messy play trays and activities and a special craft to take home!
Older siblings are welcome to come and join in because of the holidays and there is a special rate for any childminders that want to join too!
After the Hungry Caterpillar session there is another extra special event – Slime & other mini makes!
Slime is so popular at the moment so learn how to make it (away from your house!) as well as other favourites from Little Learners classes, as well as getting those fine motor skills working by mixing and kneading!
Join Little Learners for a very special crafty afternoon at Scawsby Scout Hut 1:30-2:30pm!
We’ll be making:
* Play dough
* Moon dough
All materials needed will be provided. All mini-makes can be taken home at the end of the session!
Squash and snacks included throughout too.
Age 3 yrs +
Little Learners Doncaster and Boston Park Farm are excited to announce another messy play session at the farm! This time featuring Unicorns & Sparkle!
Children will be able to play in messy play trays linked to unicorns and sparkly stuff as well as paint, play with play dough, dance, colour and draw! There’ll be a unicorn themed craft for you to make and take home too.
This session is for children from 5 months to 5 years old and will only have 15 participants due to the size of the room. If you want to join us you’ll need to book quickly!
Tickets will be £8 per child and £4 per sibling. Tickets also gets you all day entry into the farm!
21st February 10.30am-11.30am.
Contact Catherine at Little Learners 07840388937
South Yorkshire’s best indoor inflatable adventure zone is back for 5 DAYS ONLY this FEBRUARY HALF TERM from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019.
Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. Our purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays.
Standard sessions at 12 and 2pm are open to all ages 0-15, but are aimed mainly at under 11s. You know better than anyone else your own child’s enjoyment levels and limitations. There is no age limit for any of the inflatable equipment, it is at the discretion of the supervising adult to deem suitability for your child/children. With the exception of the Ocean Playzone which is limited to under three year olds only.
Mini Mayhem sessions are everyday at 10:30am and are for under 5s only.
Autism Friendly SEND Mayhem session is on Thursday 21st at 2pm.
Adults are free of charge to Magna Mayhem when accompanying a fee paying child.
Please note – we have now introduced a nominal charge of £1 for under 2s that would like to join in with Magna Mayhem. This helps us to monitor the total number of children in each session and to improve the Mayhem experience for all.
Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna Way, S60 1FD
Call 01709 723146
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019
Step back in time and have Medieval fun this February half-term. Meet Sir Cuss for your squire training and get active in games to test your skill and courage.
English Heritage Members FREE
Child 5-17 £7.80
Castle Street, Bolsover, S44 6PR
The Museum is a family-friendly site, and aims to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all family members.
There are several parent-and-child parking spaces at the Museum located near to the Museum entrance.
The Museum has baby changing facilities located near the Museum Café, and breastfeeding is welcome in all areas of the Museum. Children of all ages are welcome across all areas of the site
Our friendly team of volunteers are on hand to guide you around the Museum so don’t be shy – stop and ask for help!
Tel: 01924 848 806
Train to be a Pool Lifeguard with DCLT Training Academy
February 18th – February 22nd
Over 5 days you’ll work on the theory and practical skills of lifeguarding, such as water rescue, casualty recovery, CPR and emergency first aid.
All applicants need to be over 16 yrs old on the day of assessment and be able to swim 50m in less than 1 minute.
Call DCLT on 01302 370777
We love Rock Up! It’s perfect for the whole family.
Our nearest venues are:
Sheffield – The Atrium, Meadowhall Centre, Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EP (Rock Up is near M & S)
Hull – St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
Toddler Climb is the perfect opportunity for your pre-schoolers to enjoy some of the older kids fun (when they’re not around). These slower paced sessions allow ages 4 and under the chance to try out any of our climbs. And when they’ve had enough they can head over to soft play. Currently Hull offer Toddler Climb on Fridays and Sundays from 9am.
Rock Stars is the popular climbing club for 4-10 year olds. Aimed at building confidence, ability, strength and agility. Currently held at Hull, enquire regarding dates and times 01482 968 000
Treswell Road, Rampton, near Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX (approx. 40 mins from Doncaster)
A theme park designed exclusively for the under 10’s. Doncaster Mumbler visited in July 2018 and they had a couple of new rides including a great Monkey Mayhem driving school, which my 4 year old loved!
Prices vary depending on the time of year
15th February to 24th February
Does your little one dream of being the next BIG superhero? Put their superhero powers to the test! Visit the Pink Pig over February half-term for a week full of superhero themed antics! Join us for various games, activities & crafts to satisfy any superhero fanatic! Attend our very own ‘Superhero School’ and take part in exciting activities like; huge buzzer game, Hulk smash wall, Captain America frisbee game, plus lots more!
Not forgetting the opportunity to ‘build-a-cuddle’ superhero style (extra charge). Choose from a range of superhero outfits to make your soft toy look the part!
Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE
Call 01724 854082
Is your child aged between 8-11 with a passion for marine animals? Then join us for a fun-filled experience day where your youngster can help carry out some of The Deep’s daily activities.
Your child will be part of a group of up to 8 children, who will spend the morning with a member of The Deep’s crew, allowing them to get hands on within the attraction. Activities will include:
– Seeing behind the scenes of our river turtle display and Discovery Corner plant room
– Taking part in a nori feed at the Lagoon
– Cleaning the exhibit acrylic
– Taking part in a slime workshop and touch pool session
– Invertebrate handling
– Question time with a guide
– Trying on a dive kit and watching the dive show
Tuesday February 19th – Experiences start at 8:30am and finish at 2:30pm. Places cost £32.50 per child, full payment is required at time of booking. Spaces are limited. Please note: adults are not required to accompany children on the day.
The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP 8.30am-2.30pm
As part of FAIRY FEBRUARY here at Thoresby we invite you to venture down pathways and through magical woodland to find out where each of our sprites or fairies live. Solve riddles on the way and find out your sprite or fairy name. Collect things on your way round to create a woodland creature at home.
February 16th – 24th
Find out more in our events calendar
Explore the treasures of the ancients through time with crafts, trails and fun treasure themed activities. Free admission. Some activities are chargeable
18th February – 23rd February, 11am-3pm
Erewash Museum, High Street, DE7 5JA
Meet the mini beasts and meerkats, butterflies, birds and amazing wildlife from around the world…plus there is an amazing adventure park and wet play park.
Themed events during half term and at Christmas.
Under 2’s: Free
(children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Student / OAP: £12.20
(Student or NUS Card to be presented to claim student concession)
Explorer Family Pass: £43.20 (2 adults and 2 children)
Ranger Family Pass: £51.20 (2 adults and 3 children)
Self-Guided Groups (Adults): £11.55
Self-Guided Groups (Children): £10.25
To be eligible for the group discount, you must have a minimum of 15 people in your group (paid admissions)
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
01909 569 416 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover your inner explorer at Tropical World – an unforgettable journey through rainforest, magroves, desert and the nocturnal world. There is plenty to keep the kids entertained, particularly on a cold or rainy day as it’s mostly inside and it is very warm! There are reptiles, spiders and insects to see, as well as snakes and bats.
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF.
Children 5-15 £3.50
Under 5’s FREE
Robin Hoods Wheelgate Family Theme park is the family focused, all weather park!
Situated near Mansfield, there are endless adventures of family fun, providing a great day out, where the fun never stops!
Lots to explore, including magical unicorn rides every weekend and during school holidays.
White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, Notts, NG22 8HX
01623 882773 Visit website
18th – 22nd February 2019 in Bawtry, (Monday – Friday, 1-4pm, daily)
Whether you are a novice ready to take the first steps into making clothes or you are more experienced and want to upskill your dressmaking and get a better fit and a better finish.
Small class sizes (max 3) ensure that you get the individualised support and tuition that you need.
You provide your fabric and your patterns and I will help you achieve your dressmaking dreams and ambitions.
There will be formal learning sessions, tailored to the needs of the individuals within the group and student led learning where you will progress on your chosen project.
Bagladybird, Learn to Sew, 07957 437001
Doncaster is home to the UK’s No. 1 walk through wildlife adventure!
You are guaranteed some family fun at the home of some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and the new Usurri brown bears.
Open from 10am-6pm, last entry to the park is at 5pm.
Having visited the Wildlife Park many many times, we always love it! It’s a full day of fun, our favourites being the giraffes and the lions! My children also love the play areas (of which there are plenty – indoors and outside).
Summer Season Pricing: 10th March – 5th November
The prices for the Summer Season apply week days and weekends from the 10th March 2018. In August, the Park will open at 09:30am (10:00am during other months) and will close at 6:00pm. Last entry will be 5:00pm. The Park may be closed as a result of adverse weather conditions. Please contact us or check this website before travelling to the park.
|Individual Admission Ticket Type||Summer Season|
|Child (aged 3-15)***||£15.50*****|
|Senior Citizen (60+) / Student*||£16.50*****|
|Disabled Senior / Disabled Student**||£10.50|
|Accompanying Official Carer****||£7.00|
|Children (aged 2 and under)||Free|
Yorkshire Wildlife Park