IT might seem like Christmas is only just over but the February half term is almost upon us and parents will be looking for ways to entertain the kids.
Here, LISA MINOT, comes up with some great ideas across the UK for enjoying the break both inside and out.
Learn to ski indoors
Check out the UK’s longest indoor ski slope at Trafford Park in Manchester for some wintry fun
There’s some cracking deals on learning to ski at Chill Factore, the UK’s longest indoor ski slope at Trafford Park in Manchester.
There’s buy one half price on midweek ski or snowboard 50-minute taster lessons — so two people can try their hand at the sport for just £45. See chillfactore.com.
Take a magic steam train trip
Wannabe young witches and wizards can climb aboard East Lancashire Railway’s Wizard Academy — taking part in an interactive adventure as the train steams through the Irwell Valley to rescue a precious artefact from the clutches of villainous warlocks.
Departs Bury Bolton Street Station on various dates with fares from £14 per adult and £9.50 per child. See eastlancsrailway.org.uk.
Make a splash
2018 WWT. All rights reserved Kids can compete to see who can create the biggest splash with prizes for the best as well as the chance to enjoy welly whanging
Grab your wellies, get outside and join in the puddle jumping championships being held at the WWT’s nine wetland centres across the UK.
Kids can compete to see who can create the biggest splash with prizes for the best as well as the chance to enjoy welly whanging, stepping stone challenges and obstacle races. See wwt.org.uk/puddles for details.
Have an awesome day out
AP:Associated Press Children will have the chance to film their favourite scene from The Lego Movie 2 and take part in building challenges in Birmingham
To celebrate the launch of The Lego Movie 2, the Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham will be bringing the movie to life with loads of interactive activities — including the chance to film your favourite scene from the movie, take part in building challenges and some great photo opportunities.
Tickets from £15pp when booked online at birmingham.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk.
The LEGO Movie 2 Trailer reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city
Make a racquet
Get the kids out on the courts at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on February 16 or 17 to enjoy a FREE day of indoor tennis, activities and even inflatables to ramp up the fun.
Families can turn up on the day to play with all equipment provided. See visitleevalley.org.uk/hockey-tennis.
Become a half-term hunter
Go exploring in Leeds Castle, Kent, and discover lots of amazing things
The stunning grounds of Leeds Castle in Kent are ripe for mini-explorers. Celebrating its 900th anniversary, the castle has produced an activity booklet to help guide you through the grounds completing puzzles and challenges to be rewarded with a chocolate prize.
Family admission tickets cost £74 for one adult and up to five children or two adults and up to four children. See leeds-castle.com.
Away with the fairies
Embark on a fairy quest in the gardens of English Heritage’s Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster.
Join the Hall’s fairy hunter as she searches high and low, sharing stories on the way. Family tickets from £29.40. See english-heritage.org.uk.
Meet a robot
We The Curious, formerly the At Bristol Science Centre, is looking to the future with fun workshops, explosive shows and space adventures in the UK’s first 3D Planetarium.
You can meet and make robots and look at how we might grow food in the future in the Futuristic Farm. See wethecurious.org.
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