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February half term activities across Herefordshire

Three children laughing and holding hands, running down a woodland path

If you’re looking for ideas to help you and your family stay active and entertained during the February half term, there's lots of different activities and events taking place across Herefordshire.

Don't forget to also check our what's on calendar for even more ideas and inspiration, especially for adults!

There's a series of free activities supported by Let’s Talk Children and Families during February half term too.  From Tiddlers, Toddlers and Story Tellers and Circus Skills to a Pop up Cinema and Glo party session.  Take a look at what's happening.


Activities (indoor and outdoor)

Black and White House Museum
Meet the Jones family at the Black and white house museum in Hereford, and learn about life in this fantastic 17th Century “new build”. Help write an invite using Quill and ink. On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February. Children go free with a paying adult.

Brockhampton Half Term Fun

Wrap up warm and enjoy the great outdoors at Brockhampton, with fun activities to enjoy. Explore the woodlands and take the ‘Wassail trail', inspired by the sixty-five acres of traditional orchard at Brockhampton.  Inside the manor, families can enjoy seasonal displays and a self-led trail.

HOPE Centre
Enjoy a range of forest school themed activities, including making a bird feeder to take home, at the Mucky Pups Forest School sessions. On Thursday 24 February at 11am and 12.30pm. Free event suitable for children aged 2-11 with parental support, taking place in the Early Years garden. A light snack is provided and booking is essential. Wrap up warm and remember your wellies!

Madley Environment Centre
Campfire and woodland games on Tuesday 22 February to Thursday 24 February.  Cook tasty treats over an open fire and make smelly potions.  £20 for a family (or bubble of 6 people).  Book your place now.

Radway Bridge Garden centre
Sewing seeds with little gardeners.  A great way for children to enjoy the outdoors and getting their hands dirty. Children can learn how vegetables grow and how to recycle materials to craft into pots. Then get creative to decorate those pots. On Monday 21 February from 3pm to 5pm. £10 / ticket, which includes a snack and the seeds and materials. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.  Book your place.

Ross Baptist Church

How about learning Circus Skills from Steve the Gospel Juggler?  At The Venue in Ross-on-Wye.  Enjoy time together as a family and with other families.  This free event includes a lunch bag for each child. Come and have some fun at the start of half term, on Monday 21 February from 10am to 12noon.  Registering is essential.

The Life and Soul Kitchen
Little Play World are back at The Life and Soul Kitchen this half term, with three sessions on Wednesday 23 February!  The mobile role play village gets children enjoying becoming builders, chefs, vets and hairdressers. £5 per child.  All parents and carers that attend will get a free hot drink.  Book through Little Play World.

Wild Play Winter Craft at Herefordshire Libraries
Explore animal tracks and trails with the WildPlay team at Hereford Library - see how many you can spot!  Try your hand at winter crafts, fantastic if you love playing in the wild.   The indoor Wild Play sessions on Monday 21 February are free, suitable for families and children up to 12 years.   All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.  Book your one hour session through Eventbrite.

 

Arts and crafts

Eastnor Pottery

Half term family clay modelling fun, to make a little heart shaped trinket box.  Budding potters of all ages can come along, to try your hand at using the hand modelling slab technique.  The cost is £25 per person, and under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 February. Booking is required.

Glazydayz
Ledbury’s Paint Your Own Pottery Studio.  This friendly pottery painting studio and cafe in Ledbury is a fun place to go with kids during half term.  Book your table now.

HOPE Centre Café
There’s a Sand Art Workshop on Friday 25 February from 1.30pm to 3pm.  Choose from a wide variety of pictures, and decorate using coloured sand.  £4.50 per child.  Booking is essential, by contacting charlotte.rone@sky.com.

The Art Studio, Ross-on-Wye
Creative workshops for children, with different activities on different days. There’s Listening Sticks and a Bug Day!  From Monday 21 to Friday 25 February, between 10am and 2pm.  For ages 6+.  It’s £5 per child for 30 minutes of activity. Booking is required.


Sport, exercise and dance

Adriano’s Soccer Schools
Half term football frenzy for ages 5+, boys and girls, at Westfields football club in Hereford.  On Monday 21 February to Wednesday 23 February, from 9am to 3pm.  £18/day or £50 for all 3 days. Book now.

Bike Right
A host of different cycling activities during half term.  Children can learn to ride or improve their cycle or scooter skills.  There’s also a Dr Bike drop in session.  Different sessions each day from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 February, at Halo tennis courts, Bishops Meadow in Hereford.  Booking is required.

Dirty Feet CIC
Parkour and tricks on Monday 21 February from 10am to 3pm, @TheCore in Hereford. A place costs £20.  Booking is required through Dirty Feet Facebook (booking form to secure your space).

Hereford Squash, Tennis and Racketball Centre
Fun family tennis event on Saturday 19 February from 2pm to 4pm.  A chance to see what the Hereford squash tennis and racketball centre do. Get active, and be coached by the club’s top coaches. The event is funded by Sport England, enabling females to partake in sport in a fun environment. £5 per family.