Out and about
There are plenty of events happening this February half term to keep the whole family occupied. Become a spy to Elizabeth I at Hampton Court Palace (hrp.org.uk), take part in Knight School at The Tower of London (hrp.org.uk), or plan a trip to space for Ted, the teddy bear, at the Royal Observatory Greenwich (rmg.co.uk).
Have tea with the tiger himself at Osterley Park, Middlesex, as part of their Tiger Who Came to Tea celebrations, or journey to see one of the 5,000 ponies in the New Forest. Enjoy floodlit swan feeds at WWT Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire, (wwt.org.uk).
Take a trip to find fairies at Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster (english-heritage.org.uk) and visit a Victorian high street at the Abbey House Museum in Leeds (museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk).
In the south west of England, learn about Tudor cooking at Buckland Abbey, Devon, and enjoy a day packed with things to do before you’re 11 3/4 at Lanhydrock, Cornwall (nationaltrust.org.uk).
A Peppa Pig live show is coming to Cardiff (newtheatrecardiff.co.uk) and there’s plenty going on this half term at We The Curious, Bristol (wethecurious.org).
In Edinburgh, get up close to a life-size skeleton of a T. rex at the National Museum of Scotland, (nms.ac.uk). Budding adventurers will love bouldering at the Glasgow Climbing Centre (glasgowclimbingcentre.com).
The NI Science Festival returns for its sixth year (nisciencefestival.com) and if you're in the area, be sure not to miss the Northern Ireland Puddle Jumping Championships at Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, Antrim (wwt.org.uk). Make sure you take those wellies.