February Half Term Dates for Doncaster: Schools close on Monday 13th February, Reopening on Monday 20th February 2023.
If you have an event or activity that you would like to include, please contact me.
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Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event – BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.
Attracting groups of all ages from 6yrs+, BPF offers a huge variety of outdoor activities in the beautiful 720 acre woodland setting of Bawtry Forest. Activities include; Target and Zombie Archery, outdoor Laser Combat, Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Axe and Knife Throwing, Junior ‘low-impact’ Paintballing, a 53ft Climbing Wall, Paintball Mini-Tank Battles, a huge Tree-Trek and Zipline Park with 50ft leap-of-faith, and of course regular Paintballing. BPF is also home of the infamous Predator!
Our award-winning paintball and laser combat game zones are like something out of a Hollywood movie. Props include real Lynx, Wessex and Huey helicopters, 42 ex-MOD armoured vehicles, tanks, castles, and a tree-top fortress.
All activities can be booked online at bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841
Thursday 15th February, 10.30am
£20 per child (includes drink and a biscuit)
The Twisted Knot, The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Auckley, Doncaster
(We are based in The Hive)
Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February 2024
Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands on activities at Brodsworth Hall this half term.
Head back in time to the glamourous Georgian era and be entertained by flamboyant pantos in the grounds of this beautiful mansion.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth Road, Doncaster DN5 7XJ
Swimming is often a go-to activity during school holidays as there is lots of fun to be had and energy burnt, whatever the weather! Take a look here at lots of options within an hours drive (ish) of Doncaster.
Step into the enchanting world of lambing this February half term, from the 10th to the 18th of February 2024, at our farm. Anticipation fills the air as we have over 60 expectant ewes eagerly awaiting to bring new life into the world, with the possibility of new lambs being born each day.
Make the most of your visit by seizing the opportunity to meet our knowledgeable farmers, who will share insights about our sheep flock. Observe the heart-warming experience of lambs feeding and indulge in our popular animal handling sessions. Additionally, join in with a fun sheep hunt around the farm, adding an extra layer of excitement to your day.
With our general admission tickets, you’ll enjoy not only entry to the captivating lambing event but also unrestricted access to all the play areas, the cozy cafe, and the entire picturesque farm. This is a perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with family and friends, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the joy of playful lambs. Join us for an experience that promises both educational insights and delightful entertainment for visitors of all ages.
Let your imagination run wild as you immerse yourself in a whole new world of make believe. Step into Jack’s Mini Village and you will immediately be transformed into Village Life where you can become any number of different people – a baker – a stylist – a builder – a doctor, and many more besides.
The size and level of detail will amaze you, from the Mini Village credit card (which each child gets to keep) to the “working” checkout counters, washing machine and ovens, to the awesome ice cream van. Check out the Interactive Village Map on our website to learn more about the 14 different play settings.
Suitable for pre-walkers up to children who love to play pretend in style! Full seating area available to sit and have tasty snack and maybe a delicious coffee made with a barista coffee machine.
Jack’s Mini Village is located on the first floor above Jack in the Box Soft Play. The soft play area has 3 different awesome zones – large gated baby area, toddler play frame and large junior play frame – we have something for everyone with our exciting slides, interactive ball pools and captivating sensory areas, we even have an interactive game floor. There is also a huge menu with lots of tasty, freshly made food.
Open 7 days a week – see our website for opening times and prices. Online booking is essential for guaranteed entry. Separate bookings are required for Jack’s Mini Village and soft play, but combi tickets are available.
Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF. 01482 880091
9th January – 19th February 2023
Follow the call of the Green Guardian this wintertime and explore an enchanted trail around Potteric Carr nature reserve. Discover the magic and wonder of winter wildlife as they settle down for the season awaiting a brighter, greener, and wilder springtime. Enjoy 3km of woodland and waterside pathways as well as plenty of fresh air on this family adventure!
As well as the Wild Winter Wonderland enchanted trail, there will be a weekend of special wild winter events on Saturday 4th, and Sunday 5th of February.
Join the team on Saturday 4th February to spot wild animal tracks and signs on a guided exploration or marvel at mini mammals on a mosey around Potteric Carr; spots are limited so make sure to pre-book!
On Sunday 5th February, follow the enchanted trail into the woodland to toast a marshmallow and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the crackle of the campfire. Stay awhile and craft some natural decorations – a truly magical winter experience. (No booking required but admission prices apply).
Tuesday 14th February 2023
Book your session online between 10am-6pm
February 14th & February 15th
Head to The Twisted Knot at Yorkshire Hive and get creative this half term. Great activity for all ages and a brilliant way to spend a few hours.
Special Offer of 2 x 30cm boards for £30
(Situated at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park – remember it’s free to get in the Hive as it’s separate to the Wildlife Park)
Book 3 games at the Wool Market (Duckpin bowling, AR Darts and Shuffleboard) in half term and get a voucher off your next game!
Spend some quality time with your little loves at Party and Play’s Valentine’s picnic and play 💖
We are very excited to host our first event in our brand new all-white events room @ablankcanvas_events
Our luxury soft play, including our brand new white play cage, will be out to play on,
Tickets ae £15 per child and £2 per adult
What to expect:
Book by direct message @party_andplay or or text us on WhatsApp at 07720655599
Location: A Blank Canvas DN2 5TB
An indoor, inflatable theme park like no other!
A range of sessions available including parent & toddler, family sessions and open jump sessions.
Great fun for all the family!
Air Haus, Meadowhall, Sheffield, S9 1EW
Wednesday 15th February 2023 from 2- 3pm
Join us to dance in the Gallery with Alice! We will explore lots of fun movement and sound in this playful session.
This session is free to attend but please book on our website.
There’s plenty of animals to see and feed, lots of fun to be had and memories to be made – all at great low entry prices. We have an outdoor and indoor play area, restaurant and pottery painting shop onsite.
Open 7 days a week (10am- 4pm)
Aston Springs Farm, Mansfield Road, Aston, Rotherham, S26 5PQ
15th February 9:30- 11:30- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
16th February 9:30- 11:30- The Smeds and The Smoos
The above sessions are £8 per child and require parents to stay with the children.
17th February 9:30- 11:30- Animal Magic
This session is £10 per child and children can be left for two hours.
The Old Primary School, DN10 6RG
Tuesday 14th February 2023
Celebrate your babies first valentines with Baby Bunnies and Music Bugs.
Details as follows:
9:30- 11am or 11:30am- 1pm at Auckley Parish Centre
Please note that this event is strictly for babies only.
Tickets are £12. Please contact Nichola (07748 668634) or Anna (0844 5781016) to book your place.
Bake Battle & Roll is Doncaster’s first board game cafe located close to the town centre on Wood Street.
Open 5 days a week Wednesday to Sunday.
Loads of board games to suit any age, from Orchard Toys to Dungeons & Dragons.
Great for anyone home educating as open during the week.
If you fancy a quiet walk in gorgeous woodland then Bawtry Forest is a great place to explore. Perfect for dog walking too but make sure you have your wellies on in winter!
Bawtry Forest, Doncaster, DN10 6DA
Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.
Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333
We are currently updating these listings, please check back for updates.
Crags Road, Welbeck, Creswell
We have lots of family friendly attractions, parks, days out, trails and walks listed in our ‘Days Out’ area.
Open from 11th- 26th February 2023
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.
We are currently updating this area of the website. Please check back soon for 2023 information.
13th, 15th & 17th February 2023 11am- 2pm
Join us in the Paddington Room & Children’s Library for FREE activities (aimed at 4-12 years) with a journey & transport theme.
Many local libraries also offer free children’s activities in the school holidays. Click below to see a list of all the local libraries and links to their services. Local libraries usually advertise their own events on their facebook pages.
Evolution restaurant is a dining experience where lost jurassic islands meet the fantasy world of caves and dragons!
26th July – 3rd September 2023 from 5:30- 8pm
Enjoy an evening of live entertainment at Evolution Experience Restaurant as we dive into the world of Darwin and his magical adventures.
Step back in time for a pre-historic feast surrounded by dinosaurs and dragons, but beware, you don’t know who might be lurking!
‘Uproar Play Barn’ is a huge dinosaur themed soft play area at The Hive.
Entry to Uproar is not included in entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
The Hive, Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3HQ
Adventure awaits whatever the weather this February Half-Term at Stockeld Park!
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.
Monday 13th February– We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (0- 7 years)
Tuesday 14th February– Adventure Club (4-7 years)
Thursday 16th February– Adventure Club (8- 11 years)
Forest Friends is based at Squirrel Wood, Doncaster, DN6 9FE
A great place for kids of all ages to burn off some energy!
The timetable for February half term is as follows:
Family & Toddler session- 10am- 12pm
General Bounce- 12pm- 6pm
Private Hire- 6-8pm
Unit 13, Shaw Lane Industrial Estate, Doncaster, DN2 4SQ
From Saturday 11th February to Sunday 12th March 2023
We’re starting the season with a huge offer at Gulliver’s Valley.
Tickets are just £15 per person with our Early Season Special when you book at least two days in advance.
Mansfield Road, Rotherham, S26 5QW
J & D Activities provide support and activities for children and young people with SEND.
Please contact 07828 581594
14th February from 2- 5pm
Disco, dancing, pirate ship assault course, party games, card making, festival face paint and more!
Book online now.
Unit 1, Harworth Business Park, Harworth, DN11 8DB
Did you know that there is a FREE trail to do at Doncaster Lakeside with the kids?
Monday 13th February 2023 from 10:15- 11:15am
Little Learners Doncaster are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a messy play and mark making session! There’ll be Valentine’s themed messy play trays, fine motor activities and much more. This session is perfect for children aged 5 months to 5 years but older children are more than welcome to join us.
£6.50 per child
9th Doncaster Scout Hut (behind the Sun Inn, Doncaster, DN5 8RW
11th February- 25th February 2023
Join us for our Febru-AIR-y event this half term but make sure you wrap up warm because it’s chilly inside!
Buy admission tickets online and then upgrade them for free to an annual pass on arrival.
Magna Way, Rotherham, S60 1FD
Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 1pm- 2:30pm
There will be party food and each child can make a keepsake craft to take away.
£5 per child
Northgate Community Hub, Tickhill, Northgate, Doncaster, DN11 9HZ
11th- 19th February 2023
Join us this February half term for Lambing Live, newborn lamb bottle feeding, the new Bo Peep’s Panto plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
12 holes of Swashbucklin’ Fun!
Pirate themed adventure golf course, great fun for all the family. Putt your way past the crocodile infested waters and rock pools to retrieve the treasure.
Open all year round and floodlit.
Kingswood, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EP
Monday 13th February 2023 10am- 2:30pm
Take a look at our Soft Play area here for lots of ideas of where to go if you need somewhere indoors this half term.
The museum is very child friendly and has a play room. We visited on an open cockpit day and the mini mumblers loved being able to climb in and out of the aircrafts.
Quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1!
Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW.
11th- 26th February 2023
For half term, the entire park will be open for families to enjoy, including all of Sundown’s favourites – Tractor Ride, Crash Landings Indoor Play Area, Lollipoppet Castle, Okie Yolkie Ride, Monkey Mayhem Driving School and Market Square.
Treswell Road, Rampton, near Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX (approx. 40 mins from Doncaster)
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time but open every day in the school holidays.
Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
This February half term enjoy 2 games of bowling and a meal, all for a great price (£8.70 for juniors/ £11.20 for adults).
There’s no better way to put a smile on everyone’s face than great activities, food, and fun this school holiday.
Available Monday to Friday until 5pm.
The Leisure Park, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7NW
The NVM is a fun day out for families and gamers and is all indoor so a great rainy day activity.
Here you can explore how videogames are made, who makes them and why they are made. You can play them and make them yourselves.
Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield, S3 8LS
Come and join in the magical mayhem of half term. Whether you are looking for a quirky place for breakfast, a fun family activity, or a magical spot for afternoon tea we have a range of sessions and events this February half term holiday to suit everyone.
3 Spooner Road, Sheffield, S10 5BL
11th- 19th February 2023
Our fun dino trail is packed with clawsome challenges that will have you quaking in your boots and roaring with laughter!
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
Discover your inner explorer at Tropical World – an unforgettable journey through rainforest, mangroves, 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!
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF.
Doncaster’s only indoor skatepark will be open every day in the school holidays! Amazing ramps for you to skate, scoot or ride. A great atmosphere, we’re open for all ages and abilities. Skateboard and scooter hire is available. Skateboarding lessons are also available and Twisted Skatepark usually advertises which lessons are available in the school holidays.
FREE 6 week skateboard coaching programme for beginners. 6 time slots to choose from between 10am and 4pm every Friday throughout the school holidays. Message the ‘Get On Board’ facebook page to find out more.
Unit 3, Marshgate, Doncaster, DN5 8AF
Our Mini Morning sessions give both adults and kids the chance to experience big screen entertainment for a very small price. Both adults and children pay from £2.49/£2.99 per ticket.
Mini Mornings run every morning from 10am in the school holidays.
Doncaster Leisure Park, Herten Way, Doncaster, DN4 7NW
11th- 19th February is Jungle Week!
Visit the Historic gardens for our Jungle Explorer Trail. Visit the Family Farm for jungle animal crafts, photo opportunities, hook-a-jungle duck, animal encounters and our ‘I’m a child get me out of here!’ challenge.
Hague Lane, Wentworth, S62 7JF
There’s lots of quirky things to find at Wentworth Woodhouse. See our mumbler review HERE
Join us this February half-term for all-day adventure play – with added science fun from Dragons’ Den winners Sublime Science and our Play Pioneers!
We have a special Doncaster Mumbler offer too!
15% off at checkout online with code DONMUMBLER15
*some activities may vary slightly depending on availability.
You are welcome to arrive anytime from 10 am, we’re open until 4 pm! Your day out with us also includes:
BOOK NOW to start this February half-term with a bang! And don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience!
We visited in October half term as my Mini Mumbler was doing all about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at School.
It’s brilliant, we got to explore the history of chocolate in York, taste cocoa nibs, make a chocolate lolly too.
Didn’t take long to get there either, right in the centre of York.
King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD
The perfect day out for animal lovers! A great range of indoor and outdoor play areas included in your admission ticket too.
Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster