February half term can be a little difficult when it comes to deciding where to go and what to do. The weather at this time of year is unreliable but when the sun comes out, it’s a great time to get outside. Devon has some beautiful beaches and countryside to explore. Watch spring emerge in the county and hopefully spot a few daffodils while you’re out and about. If your plans get rained off, take a look at our choice of events across the county listed below. We’ve chosen a good mix of indoor and outdoor activities to keep kids entertained during half term. From film workshops to bird watching, get them to try something new in February. You might find you have a budding David Attenborough or Steven Spielberg on your hands.
For those who fancy staying a little closer to the luxury of your holiday cottage, why not choose one with an indoor swimming pool? On days when you’d rather stay inside your little ones can let off some steam under your careful supervision or you can hop in for a dip yourself. Get everyone to play games together or practice those underwater handstands.
Whatever the weather, we’ve got an event for you and your family to enjoy in Devon this half term.
16th February: Royal Albert Memorial Museum Ancient Egyptian activities
Help with a mummification, play a game of Senet and learn how to write hieroglyphs with the team at the RAMM in Exeter.
16th to 24th February: Sea the difference at the National Marine Aquarium
Head to Plymouth for a dip under the sea without getting wet! Meet local ocean heroes and takes part in adventures, games and activities to learn more about looking after our oceans.
16th to 24th February: Ride on the south Devon railway
Opening for February Half Term, the steam trains run come rain or shine and make for the perfect all-weather day out in Devon.
16th to 24th February: The Golden Carrot Hunt at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
It's just £3 to take part in the treasure hunt around the sanctuary while you visit the adorable donkeys that live here. It's part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Entry to the sanctuary is free!
16th to 24th February: Living Coasts talks and feeds
Almost every day, Living Coasts in Torquay put on workshops, talks and feeds about the animals that live there. Simply check the 'What's On' section of their website on the day you want to visit and plan your trip around all the things you want to see.
16th to 24th February: February Fossil festival
Join the team at Torquay's Dinosaur World to escape the winter weather. With quizzes and workshops to take part in, there's so many ways to keep your budding palaeontologist busy.
16th to 24th February: Scale dizzying heights at Clip n Climb
42 indoor climbing walls make this the ultimate venue for rainy day fun and there's plenty of room for kids to burn off some energy.
19th February: Nest box building
Kids will love getting hands on with this workshop to create a home for wildlife. The workshop costs £10 per chil and you get to take your nest home too!
20th February: Bird watching for children at Seaton Wetlands
Learn all about the local birds that live on the Wetlands. Watch as the wildlife moves around the landscape and find out all the secrets of this lovely part of Devon.
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