February Half Term Activities Across Northumberland

February Half Term Activities Across Northumberland

It's February half term coming up, which means the kids are home from school for a whole week! Keep them entertained with lots of fun activities across Northumberland.  Here are just some of the activities and places to visit.

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Bookings for our February Half Term Programme are now OPEN!!!!

Spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis. So please book early to avoid missing out.

There has been some slight changes to timings and locations of some sessions so please read the poster carefully to understand the new times and locations!

To book you can email bayley.milligan@northumberland.gov.uk . You will receive a response that your place is secure.

Visit us on Facebook here.


Active Northumberland

From swimming lessons, bowling and soft play you can find it all here at Active Northumberland

Visit the Active Northumberland website here to find out more.


Ashington Library

BookTrust Storytime

BookTrust have selected some of the best books around for under 5's - and we want to share them with you!

Every week we will have a fantastic new story together with fun activites, and children will collect a weekly sticker to complete their own sticker book. Join us for all six weeks, and your child will receive a special certificate.

Storytime is perfect for under 5's and their grown ups - book your free place or just turn up and join in the fun!

You can find out about other libraries across the county here.


Country Parks, Visitor Centres and Coastal Sites

If you are looking to get out and about through the half term holidays, visit Northumberland County Council's website here.

They have details of all the Northumberland County Council managed country parks, visitor centres and coastal sites.


Cycling 4 Everyone

February's Led Ride - Tuesday 20th - Leaves Hirst Park at 11am ????????????????????????????

Get yourself along during half term week......

Do message us here so we know how many is coming - Thanks


Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is encouraging young people to make the most of being off school this half term by getting wild and arty… both indoors and outdoors.


On Wednesday 21st February from 10:00am onwards, the wildlife charity will be hosting three marine art sessions where everybody can learn more about the region’s amazing marine work via a variety of awesome arts and crafts to take home with them. And better still, they’re free!

Also, following on from the success of her previous online sessions, Trust Education Officer Alex Reynolds will be hosting two nature craft tutorials which will be available on the Trust’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The sessions on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd February, available from 2:00pm onwards, will show everybody how to make frogs, rabbits, and sheep from simple household items that all too often end up in the bin.

Alex Reynolds, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Education Officer says:

“Half term can be a challenging time for many families keeping children entertained whilst at the same time, trying not to spend too much money.

“If you can’t make it to the Hauxley marine art sessions - worry not, as children of all ages can get crafty with me and make something to take back to school show their classmates and teachers after half term.”

Visit Northumberland Wildlife Trust for more information here.


Skater Club Ashington - Roller Disco

Come join us every Friday evening for a fun packed session which is suitable for children and adults alike.

Don’t worry if you are unsure of your abilities, we have lots of friendly, enthusiastic and helpful staff and proficient skaters who are more than happy to help you to get started or give you tips on how to improve.

Please click the link below to book tickets online, no cash taken at the venue.


All details on how to find us are also contained within this link.

Input Academy road, Ashington in the sat nav because the post code takes you to an adjacent car park. We are in the sports hall.

Games for adults and kids and sweets for the kids every week.

Great atmosphere and friendly staff and skaters who will always go out of their way help beginners and people wanting to learn new skills.


The Block & Tackle - Kids Disco Party

Looking for something to do with the kids this February?

We have Infusion North East back on the 21st Feb 1-3pm for an afternoon of dancing and games and a whole load of fun!!

It’s £8 per child and all kids eat for just £1 ????️

Call us on 819845 to book or pop in ???? (2) Facebook


The Alnwick Garden - Myths & Mischief 

17th of February 2024 - 25th of February 2024  

Myths are a special type of magic that keep us connected to the world around us. Watch how we transform The Garden this February Half-Term into a secret gateway to uncover these stories right before your eyes.

Meet a pranking spider, solve riddles and clues and even take home your very own planting activity!

Filled with tasks, quests, games and much more, this trail aims to educate you on the stories passed down from generations on how we understand the earth we inhabit.

FREE with Garden Entry, simply book for your chosen date during February Half-Term and enjoy!

The Alnwick Garden Myths & Mischief February Half Term - The Alnwick Garden


Woodhorn Museum - The Pop Up Hut will be open between 12noon and 3pm.

Starting Saturday 17th February to Sunday 25th February.

This is your chance to get creative!

Our Pop-Up Ashington Group Hut, designed by visual artist Imogen Cloët, is inspired by the hut in which the Ashington Group met to make and talk about their artworks.

Our pop-up hut will open its doors daily during the Northumberland school holidays, offering a programme of family-friendly art activities for everyone to enjoy. Come along and have a go at activities inspired by the story, materials and methods of the Pitmen Painters. 

In February half term you can make a colourful mini allotment and fill it with your choice of birds, flowers and prize winning veg using paper collage techniques. This activity is inspired by the painting Pigeon Crees by Jimmy Floyd.

Included with Annual Pass admission and no need to pre-book. Suggested donation £1

Pop Up Ashington Group Hut - Museums Northumberland



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