What’s on – weekend 23rd & 24th February

Reaseheath Zoo photo

Kids enter Reaseheath Zoo for £1 Sat 16th – Sun 25th Feb! (Photo: Reaseheath Zoo)

Still lots going on this weekend as half term draws to a close! It’s the last chance to do many of these events, including the scarecrows at Tatton, The Alice Experience in Liverpool, and great value wildlife fun at Reaseheath and Knowsley! You can also check out our days out list  and family friendly cafe pages for more inspiration!

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Snow Sisters Breakfast

The Hideaway, Partington
Sat 23rd Feb, 8:30 – 10:30am

Come along for an amazing breakfast with pastries, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, hot barms, eggs, toast and juice and your favourite children’s character. There’s 2 hours of Hideaway fun included plus songs and stories with the incredible snow sisters. £15 per child. Grown-ups can buy breakfast on the day for £5 including hot drinks. Please note this event is not endorsed by or affiliated with any official companies or characters.  Click for more details

Have-a-go Nature Explorers

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 23rd Feb 1pm – 3pm

Every month in Spring you can have a go at a wild outdoor activity at Quarry Bank. From pond-dipping to wild art, there’s always a new adventure to enjoy. No need to book for these session, just drop in on the day and follow the directions. Free event but normal admission applies. Click for more details

Trolls Pyjama Club

Treehouse, Altrincham
Sat 23rd Feb 6:30 – 8:30pm

Every fortnight we run a pyjama club so you can enjoy date night in style! Kids can enjoy 30 minutes of supervised play or activity with our hosts, followed by a 90 minute children’s film. This week’s film is Trolls. Popcorn and drinks included.  Parents/Carers can then enjoy a delicious dinner & drinks in our restaurant! Please check our terms and conditions.  £8 per child, ages 4+. Click for more details

Scarecrow Festival

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sat 16th – Sun 24th Feb

This year’s theme is inspired by Heroes and Villains – and there’s 30+ scarecrows in all scattered throughout our 50 acres of Gardens! It’s a challenge to find them all, and especially to follow the trail and match up our famous pairs of Heroes and Villains.  Fancy making a scarecrow of your own? You’ll find all the materials you need in the Fig House. Later on, if your scarecrow is good enough to hold together, your creation could join the others on display.  Normal Garden admission applies – Child £5, Adult £7 (garden entry free for NT members). £7 vehicle park entry applies to all. Click for more details

Gauntlet Birds of Prey Half Term Opening

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle and Vulture Park, Knutsford
Sat 16th – Sun 24th Feb

Gauntlet will be back open for 7 days a week for February Half Term!! Display times as usual (12pm Vulture Restaurant, 12:30pm Flying Demonstration, 2pm Meet & Greet, 3PM Flying Demonstration). Bring your warm clothes and come and get some fresh air with our beautiful birds! There are also a few last minute spaces for some of our birds of prey experiences including our owl or taster experience starting at just £30 for an hour – give us a call on 01565 754419. Click to view website

Make a Bird Feeder

Dunham Massey
Sat 9th Feb – Sun 24th Feb 12-3pm

Encourage birds to your garden over winter by making your own bird feeder to take home! Find out some ‘Feathery Facts’ about birds and their habitats. Suitable for all ages. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply. Garden ticket required. Click for more details

Below Stairs Tours

Dunham Massey
Sun 10th Feb – Sun 24th Feb, Sat – Weds (11am – 3pm)

Bring the family along to discover what life was like for Dunham’s servants and step back in time on a guided tour of the servants quarters with our Victorian Estate Agent. House & Garden ticket required. Limited availability, collect your ticket from visitor reception on arrival. Tours are approx. 30 minutes long and run at regular times between 11am and 3pm. Click for more details

The Alice Experience

St George’s Hall, Liverpool
Sat 16th Feb – Sat 23rd Feb 10am – 7:30pm

This is a 90 minute walk through production where St Georges Hall is transformed to create the magical, colourful and slightly mad world of Wonderland. Visitors follow the White Rabbit, have tea with the Mad Hatter, visit the Caterpillar, meet the Cheshire Cat, sing along with the playing cards, and avoid losing their heads with the venerable Queen of Hearts! Shows will be every half hour starting from 10am through to 7.30pm most days. Tickets from £6. Click for more details

Kids’ Half Price Safari

Knowsley Safari Park, Knowsley
Sat 16th  – Sun 24th Feb

Don’t miss out on our half term offer – 50% off all safari kids tickets throughout February Half Term! Brush off the January cobwebs and head out on a family adventure! Give your little ones a chance to let off some steam with a trip to the Amur Tiger Trail, a fantastic opportunity to see the largest of the cat species in their 10,000 sq meter home! Then test your own skills against a tiger at our activity camp! Click for more details and to book

Kid for a Quid at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Sat 16th Feb – Sun 24th Feb 10am – 4pm

KID FOR A QUID!!!!! All children (age 4-16yrs) will only be charged £1 entrance to the Zoo! Age 3yrs and under are still FREE. ALL children of eligible age qualify- no matter how many children are in your party. For parking- follow Reaseheath College main entrance. Click for more details

Snowdrop Walk

Rode Hall, Scholar Green
Sat 2nd Feb – 3rd March, Tues – Sun 11-4pm

Experience one of the UK’s most popular walks here at Rode Hall & Gardens.  A beautiful end of winter walk for all the family with a wonderfully diverse landscape and over 70 varieties of Snowdrops. Admission £5/Children £2/Under 5’s Free. Dogs on leads welcome.  Click for more details

Chinese New Year Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
6th Feb – 28th Feb during garden opening times

Follow the lanterns around the garden to the Chinese Garden and see if you can find some iconic Chinese plants. Can you also spot the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac hidden around the garden? £1 per trail (including fortune cookie prize) and normal admission also applies. No need to book. Click for more details.

Hogfields School of Wizadry

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 16th Feb – Sun 24th Feb

Don your Best Wizard and Wizardess Costumes and Enroll at Hogfields School Of Wizardry! There’ll be Professor Lovebottom with a Wizarding Show, Herbology with Professor Sprout and Wand Making with Professor Flickwick. Journey through Diagon Alley and stop at the Leaky Cauldron for a Butterbeer! And meet Professor Crookshanks with his Owls and Mystical Magical Allicorn! Your tickets include all day admssion to the farm with the usual animal activites including meeting reptiles, guinea pig and rabbit petting, feeding barn animals and more. Advance Early Bird Tickets Adults £8.95 Children £9.95. On the Door Price Adults £9.95 Children £12.95. Click for more details.

Half Term at Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens, Stoke – on – Trent
Various dates – check website

We have plenty of exciting things to get involved with this half term including Archery, Bushcraft, RSPB Weekend and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides! You can also head to our playground with assault course and zip wire, try to work your way out of the Hornbeam maze or try to find all the fairies in our Fairy Trail! Click for more details

Monkey Forest reopens!

Monkey Forest, Stoke – on – Trent
From Sat 16th Feb

The Monkey Forest reopens for the year! Walk amongst monkeys and enjoy a unique day out for all the family. Monkey Forest is home to 140 free-ranging Barbary macaques. Visitors walk along the 3/4 of a mile pathway. Walk, watch and be AMAZED as the endangered monkeys live as they would in the wild. Situated in an ancient Staffordshire forest Trentham Monkey Forest is the perfect day out for all ages. There are also feeding talks, adventure play areas and more. Click for more details


The Crocky Trail Half Term Opening

The Crocky Trail, Chester
Sat 16th Feb – Sun 24th Feb

The Crocky Trail will be open every day over half term!! Why not bring the whole family and get down and dirty with us at the Crocky Trail outdoor adventure playground? The fun starts the moment you arrive, with all the rides, the trail and the challenges it’s the perfect way to have some quality family time and get that all important exercise for everyone. Enjoy a mile long adventure of pure adrenaline drenched fun as you run along the famous Crocky Trail scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging over the fast flowing Crocky stream. Click for more details

Big Cats made with LEGO® Bricks

Chester Zoo, Chester
13th Feb – 30th April

We’re bringing you an incredible collection of BIG CATS to the zoo, made completely out of LEGO® bricks! You’ll be able to explore the BIG CATS exhibition and discover more about these incredible species, as well as boosting your brick-building skills by having a go at creating your own animal model. Plus there will be plenty of playful cat-themed events and activities for you to get involved in! There are also be ten endangered brick animals hidden around the zoo for you to discover in our LEGO Brick Trail, with a chance for you to WIN your own in our competition! Normal admission applies.  Click for more details.

A Winter’s Trail at Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 16th Feb – Sun 24th Feb

Follow the Sleepy House Mouse trail around the hall, sit down for storytelling or make some winter and nature inspired crafts. Free event, normal admission applies. Click more details

Manley Mere Adventure Trail

Manley Mere, Frodsham
Sat 16th – Sun 24th Feb 10am – 5pm

Manley Mere Adventure Trail  is open every day over half term. The trail meanders through woodland, alongside a stream with obstacles and challenges on the way! All equipment is self-propelled and cleverly fits into the surroundings. It is a country walk as well as an adventure so there is always an easy way around – just walk past! The trail is about 1½ miles long and tickets are valid until the centre closes.  Click for more details

Bugs and Beasties at Lyme Park

Lyme Park, Macclesfield
Sat 16th – Sun 24th Feb 11am – 4pm

Go in search of the bugs and beasties that make themselves at home in the house. See what it takes to protect all of Lyme’s treasures. Free event, normal admission applies. Click for more details.

North West Puddle Jumping Championships

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough
Sat 16th – Sun 24th Feb 

Bring your friends and family and see who can make the biggest, craziest splash with our special ‘splashometer’ at our Puddle Jumping Championships. At 2pm every day throughout February Half Term, we’ll be holding the Puddle Jumping Championships. There will be daily winners so get practicing your perfect splash in our warm up areas and check out the other splash-tastic fun activities we have on offer for a brilliant day out! Click for more details

Early Season Special at Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Sat 16th Feb – Sun 24th March selected days

We’re starting the season with a huge offer at Gulliver’s World. Tickets are just £12 per person with our Early Season Special when you book at least two days in advance. Simply choose Warrington or Milton Keynes and select your date. There’s a great selection of rides and attractions available alongside play areas that are perfect for younger children. Tickets at the gate are £15 throughout this early season special period. Click for more details

Classes at Treehouse

Treehouse, Altrincham
Sat 16th – Sun 24th Feb

Treehouse’s usual PAYG classes will all be on over half term so why not try something new! There’s something for ages from 0 – 7, including football, Disney Dance, Morning with Peppa and Baby Music and Movement! Click here for more details and to book

Superhero & Princess Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Sun 17th – Mon 25th Feb

Once upon a time your favourite Superheroes & Princesses embarked on an adventure around Blakemere Village… A magical spell was cast and they were all frozen in time! This spell has now been lifted leaving them all stranded. We need your HELP!! Great for 3 – 11 year olds! Trail maps available from the Visitor Information Centre. Weekdays 10am – 4pm Weekends 10:30am – 4pm. £3 per trail form includes prize. Click for more details