Over 20 top things to do in Devon during February Half Term!
The first school holiday of the year is nearly here and, if you’re looking for some winter February half-term fun, then Devon’s Top Attractions are ready and waiting. Many have been making new and exciting additions to their attractions and have been putting together a winning 2020 programme of special events that will be sure to keep both visitors and locals fully entertained.
Top Trumps fans can head for the Donkey Sanctuary and play their Top Trumps Trail and find out which adoption donkey comes out on top in this head-to-head game and win a prize.
Super Slam Wrestling fans can go to Crealy and see the professional wrestlers direct from the USA in this groundbreaking family show that will find the true ‘King of the ring’. There will be four shows in the Crealy Arena each day and this gives the rest of the day to enjoy all the other Crealy rides and activities that they offer.
There’s a buzzing half term in the Play Hive at Quince Honey Farm. There will be different activities on offer on different days, including face painting, glitter tattoos, sciencedipity bee slime and bath bomb lab, storytelling and balloon modelling.
Stone Age Fun is back at Kents Cavern this half-term. Delve into adventure on a guided tour of the caves. Let the kids take part in a spear throwing activity, dig for gemstones, build a shelter and take part in an ice age animal hunt.
Calling all superheroes. There’s a Superhero and Princess week at Woodlands Family Theme Park. Head there dressed up as a Superhero or Princess and all children over 92cm get a FREE return ticket. Enjoy Woodlands Zoo-Farm, enjoy the animal activities throughout half term including animal encounters, treat feeds, meerkat mealtime and chomping coatis. Plus, they have the largest indoor play centre in the UK, so rain will never stop play here.
Head to the Big Sheep for ‘Lambing Live’ this February Half Term. Meet the first lambs of the season and you might be lucky enough to see one being born! Be entertained by Devon’s friendliest ‘flock’ and enjoy a fun-filled family day out. Enjoy the rides, the six live shows and ride on the new pacer electric go karts inside the Ewe2 arena. See the cute recently born puppies and let the kids enjoy all the other indoor and outdoor attractions, a fabulous full day out for all the family.
Pennywell is opening its doors at February Half Term for the start of the season and is excited to welcome visitors old and new with heaps of half term Fun on the Farm and a fabulous half term offer too!! They are offering nine days of family fun for the price of one. There will be lots of early spring baby arrivals, with lambs, goat kids and piglets and all their familiar friendly animals. Be one of the first to give a special early cuddle of the season. There’s a new activity every half an hour and two big shows in the theatre every afternoon. There’s plenty undercover too and four outdoor rides and all included in the admission price.
Hey Duggee fans will be in for a treat on Saturday 22nd February, you can meet the lovable dog star of the warm-hearted pre-school series when he will be visiting the Milky Way Adventure Park. While there you can also enjoy all the usual attractions rides, slides, shows and activities designed to entertain the whole family.
Want some outdoor fun and want to take your dog along too? Then wrap up warm and head for Blackpool Sands, South Devon. The stunning and award-winning beach is dog friendly until 21st March and they even cater for your dog in the Venus Café too.
Join World of Country Life for a day during half-term and help them kick off the new season. With their full programme of daily activities from bottle feeding, goat walking, ferret racing and bird of prey shows, plus all the usual fun and frolics and loads of indoor fun too, there’s a whole day of family fun waiting to be enjoyed.
Diggerland reopens for the February half term. Why not take the family and enjoy a fun-fueled day out like no other? Kids and grown-ups alike can ride, drive and operate real JCB and Komatsu construction machinery. Have a go on the Stack Attack, the Crazy carts, the Sky Shuttle, Spindizzy or Mini Landrovers. All whilst in a safe and family friendly environment.
There’s a ‘Tree Tales’ half term at NT Killerton House, winter is coming to an end and the garden is springing back to life. Get to know the mighty trees in Killerton’s garden as you follow the trail. They also have a new Active Minds and Busy Bodies Fashion exhibition to see. Head to NT Castle Drogo and they have a Helping Nature Trail. Here you can explore the grounds and learn new ways to help look after nature. Plus, on the 16th February, children age 5-12 can join the Wild Tribe and enjoy their bush craft activities
There’s lots going on at Seaton Tramway over half term. They have a Driver’s Eye Experience on 16th February, a Wild Art Children’s Workshop on the 17-18th, the Seaton Story Tram on the 21st and a bird watching bird hide on wheels experience on the 22nd February. Plus, they have their Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition running until the 3rd April.
Nearby at Seaton Jurassic they have lots going on over half term. They have an ‘Eye Spy Trail’ Saturday crafts, an Explorer Dome light show and a Wild Wednesday – animal senses workshop with sensory activities including echolocation. Just perfect for all those little adventurers.
Visit Becky Falls when it celebrates re-opening for the start of the season on the 15th -16th February.
Flotsam the Fool will be in attendance for the whole of the weekend, where you can have a go at circus skills and watch the wonderful stilt walking fantasy creatures. Leave time to see the animal shows and the enjoy the new ‘Meet the Keeper’ sessions. The rest of half term will have a Fantasy February feel to it where you can walk in their magical woodland and kids can make a magic want to protect the hibernating animals and help them to wake up safe and sound in the Spring.
Head to East Devon to Pecorama for some family fun and some delicious food, the indoor Play Station and Garden Restaurant will be open daily from 10am-5pm daily, just the ticket for letting the kids let off some half term steam.
If you want to get outdoors and active this half term then join River Dart Country Park and you’ll only have to pay for car parking, there are no admission fees this February half term. You can then warm up after exploring the park in the Old Sawmill café which is open all week.
South Devon Railway is just the ticket for a family outing over half term. Ride on their special half-term week heritage diesel ‘Bubblecar’, whose large windows allow for almost panoramic views of the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. They will be running trains from 15th– 23rd February and will be looking forward to welcoming everyone on board. Plus, two dates for your diary, with a Spring Gala on 14/15 March and then Thomas the Tank Engine and friends will be back again in May and September at the railway.
Step onboard Stuart Line Cruises and enjoy one of their guided birdwatching cruises. Ideal for anyone who would like to see the thousands of birds that migrate to the Exe estuary area during the winter months. Complete with heating, licensed bar and you can tuck into some hot and super tasty food too including a delicious chunk of Devon pasty. A great winter day out for all bird and wildlife enthusiasts. These cruises run until 8th March.
Just after half term how about joining Clovelly for their Lentsherd tradition on Tuesday 25th February and help them drive the devil into the sea. Lentsherd is an old Shrove Tuesday Clovelly custom. At dusk, children set off down the cobbled steps dragging their clattering tin cans behind them to the harbour where they then throw them into the sea (later retrieved). Plus, there’s a free pancake to decorate with toppings too.
So, if you fancy blowing off those winter cobwebs and getting out and about this February half term, bundle up warm and cosy and head for some ready-made seasonal fun at the county’s top visitor attractions.
To find out more details and learn more of what’s on this Half Term, see the attractions events page here www.devonstopattractions.co.uk/events