Things to do

Things to do in February Half Term in Devon

The school holidays have come around once more and if you’re planning a visit to Devon with the kids, there’s plenty of things to do to keep you all busy (and having fun) on your half term break.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Explore Devon with the whole family this half term.

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!

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.

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.

You'll find plenty of events in Devon to keep you busy with the kids.

Scale dizzying heights at Clip n Climb42 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.

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!

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.


Find your home away from home in a Devon holiday cottage.

More reading

5 Family Easter Days out

5 Family Easter Days out

Wherever you end up in the South West this Easter there are things to do that will entertain all.

Things to do 3 years ago Becky Bye
Perfect picnic places in south Devon

Perfect picnic places in south Devon

Dine al fresco in Devon this summer with our pick of places to go for a picnic.

Places to Go 2 years ago Philip Eley
5 woodland walks in Devon

5 woodland walks in Devon

Take a walk through Devon's woodland and forests, as recommended by our writer Philip.

Things to do 2 years ago Philip Eley
Devon's best family friendly festivals

Devon's best family friendly festivals

Embrace all things Devon with this list of family friendly festivals in Devon. From tar barrels and pirate festivals to music festivals galore, there's something for everyone across the county this year.

Things to do 1 year ago Philip Eley