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What’s on February Half Term in Berkshire for Families 2019

What’s on February Half Term in Berkshire for Families 2019

With Christmas all but a distant tinsel-clad memory we’ve got thinking to the February Half Term break and all the fun things happening for families in Berkshire (and just beyond) over the week, so you won’t miss out on any of the best bits. So, grab a cuppa, put your feet up for 5 minutes and have a read of our handy guide below.


**Please always check details before travelling in case of changes or cancellations**



Half Term Trail at Cliveden National Trust

16 – 24 February 2019

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This February Half Term from 16 – 24 February bring the children to Cliveden for their fantastic trail. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air and the gorgeous grounds at this National Trust estate in Berkshire. Cliveden is home to many wild and wonderful trees ready for little ones to learn about. In this trail they’ll take on the role of a nature detective and explore Cliveden’s gardens and woodlands. At the end of the trail children will make a tree-themed craft to take home with them. The trail runs from 10.00am – 2.30pm, it’s £2.00 per child and suitable for children aged 3 years +. There’s no need to book, just turn up and join in. Admission to National Trust applies unless you have membership.

To find out more, click here.


Horrible Histories at Corn Exchange Newbury

21 – 23 February 2019

Horrible Histories corn exchange newbury february 2019

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before – featuring all new scenes! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! It’s the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Horrible Histories: Brand New Barmy Britain is coming to the Corn Exchange Newbury from 21 – 23 February. Tickets from £13.50. Suitable for ages 5 years +. To find out more and book now, click here.


Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

18 – 23 February 2019

What's on February Half Term for families at Norden Farm Maidenhead Berkshire 2019

There’s loads on at Norden Farm in Maidenhead for families this half term. Here are our highlights:

Bluegrass Concertini – Grab your tiny dancers and grab us for a toe tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist. With tunes you know and others you won’t, this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again. This session is designed to help children enjoy live music in a relaxed setting. Runs Tuesday 19 February at 11.30am & 2.00pm. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are £11.00, or £9.00 for under 16s. To find out more and book now, click here.

Arts & crafts – From 18 – 23 February bring the kiddies to Norden Farm for arts and crafts activities to help keep them entertained over the holidays. The crafts vary so you can create something new every day. Sessions are 45 minutes, suitable for ages 5 -8 years, and cost £5.00 per child. To book and find out more, click here.

Storytelling – Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales from 18 – 23 February at 11.00am and 1.30pm. Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 years, £2.00 per person. To find out more and book, click here.

Amazing Bubble Man – Louis Pearl explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation. Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more. Runs on Friday 22 February at 11.30am and 2.00pm. Suitable for ages 5+ years, tickets are £11.00 each or £9.00 for under 16s). To find out more and book now, click here.

To find out more about these events and to see what else is on, click here.


February Fun at Basildon Park National Trust, Reading

16 – 24 February 2019

Basildon Park Reading Berkshire February Half Term 2019

Parkland Trail – Get exploring the estate and discover how it’s cared for on this new children’s trail. Pick up a trail leaflet and map at Reception for £2.00 and get going! The trail runs from 10.00am – 5.00pm. To find out more, click here.

Storytelling in the Stableyard Shop – Let your imaginations go wild as we read childhood favourite books in the shop. This event is free (normal admission to Basildon Park applies) and is suitable for children of all ages. Click here for more information.


Once Upon a Time at The Lexicon, Bracknell

18 – 22 February 2019

Once upon a time the lexicon bracknell berkshire half term february 2019

Head down to the Fairy Tale Forest this February half term and join Little Red Reading Hood and the Wild Wolf on a magical storytelling adventure exploring all your favourite fairy tales. Children aged 3 – 10 are invited to join in at The Lexicon on The Avenue (next to Charles Tyrwhitt) between 18 – 22 February. Cost is £2 per child (plus 30p booking fee). Sessions run 11.00am – 3.30pm.

Get your tickets online to avoid disappointment, click here to find out more and book now.


Charge the Castle, Windsor Castle

17 – 24 February 2019

Windsor castle berkshire february half term charge the castle 2019

Discover Windsor Castle under siege by taking part in the art workshop where you can build your very own 3D castle. On the 18, 19 & 20 February there will also be a medieval historical interpreter who will be talking about armour and weaponry from the Middle Ages and demonstrating some of the amazing collection.

These sessions run throughout half term and on Saturdays in February from 11.00am – 3.00pm. The workshops are free with your admission to the castle. To find out more, click here.


The Goose Who Flew, South Street Art Centre, Reading

Thursday 21 February 2019

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The Goose Who Flew is a fantastic children’s show coming to South Street Arts Centre in Reading during half term on Thursday 21 February 2019. The Goose Who Flew is a heartfelt story about the importance of compassion, community and understanding. Using charming storytelling, simple puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters – including his metallic friend Bolty, paper-loving official Whiskers and a feathery jazz singer called Flossy – this delightful new show offers an age appropriate exploration of the issues facing people who seek safety in a new land. To find out more and book tickets, click here.


Under the Sea at The Lookout Discovery Centre, Bracknell

19 January – 24 March 2019

Under the Sea the Lookout Bracknell Berkshire 2019

Enter the magical world of the ocean as we take a journey through the wonders of the deep. Discover the creatures that live there and help protect them through different challenges. Can you help us save our seas? Shows run at the weekends and during the February Half Term school holiday at 11.00am, midday, 2.00pm and 3.15pm. The show costs £1.95 per person on top of your admission fee to The Lookout. Shows are suitable for primary school aged children and don’t need to be booked in advance, just buy your tickets from reception when you arrive.

To find out more, click here.


Half Term Fun at The Jelly Lounge, Windsor

18 – 22 February 2019

Half term february 2019 the jelly lounge windsor berkshire

We’re big fans of The Jelly Lounge at Little Ankle Biters, and this half term there are some fantastic workshops running, as well as the fantastic soft play space. Workshops this February include: Mini Chef, Arts & Crafts, Slime Club. Sessions are £15.00 and must be booked in advance. To find out more and book, click here.


Spring in your Step Family Trail at the Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

16 – 24 February 2019

Nature Discover centre thatcham spring in your step trail february half term 2019

How well do you know the Nature Discover Centre and its wildlife? This trail will help you explore the reserve and encourage you to look a little more closely at some of our natural neighbours and maybe some early signs of spring. Bring the family, get your coats and gloves on, get some fresh air, have fun and learn a little more about your favourite local wildspace. This trail will be available over the February half term from 16 – 24 February, 11.00am – 3.00pm. There’s a charge of £1.50 per child which includes a small prize. To find out more, click here.


Lamb Watch at Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, Bucks

From February Half Term 2019

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Over 30 ewes will be ready to lamb at Odds Farm Park from this February half term! Head into the lamb nursery to meet the new arrivals, whilst you learn all about lambing from the farmers. Be sure to keep a close eye on the ewes during your visit for signs of labour, as you may even be lucky enough to see a lamb being born. Why not also help the farmers to bottle feed the goats. The ever-popular goat bottle feeding will be back daily from February half term.

There will also be all the usual fun on the farm. To find out more and book tickets, click here.


‘Bugenden Manor’ at Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire

18 – 22 February 2019

bugenden hughenden manor buckinghamshire february half term 2019

This half term at Hughenden come and help to build a special home for the bugs that live here. The adventure begins with a bug hunt. Become a nature detective and spot the bugs, gather materials to bring along to the great big bug build, learn about the beneficial bugs and the skills you need to make the perfect bug base to take home to encourage them into your garden. This event is £3.00 per child (standard admission to Hughenden Manor National Trust applies), suitable for children aged up to 8 years. Runs 10.30am – 4.00pm. To find out more, click here.


Best Places for a Family Walk this Half Term in Berkshire

Walks in Berkshire for families post

We love nothing more than getting out in the fresh air with the kiddies and the pooch at the weekend, it’s free, healthy and fun. There are loads of amazing places to go for a family walk in Berkshire, and we’ve pulled together our favourites here for you. From the Long Walk in Windsor, to the Kennet and Avon Canal, Berkshire is bursting with stunning places to be walked upon this Winter!

Click here to check out our suggestions for Berkshire, and just beyond.


Eating out During the School Holidays – Family Friendly Restaurants in Berkshire

Eating out with the kids this weekend in buckinghamshire

Fancy getting a bite to eat out and about this half term? If you’re looking for a fantastic family friendly restaurant in Berkshire we’ve done a lot of research (tough job but we took one for the team), and you can check out our guide to eating out with kids in Berkshire, click here. From great children’s menus, to outside play areas, and entertainment at the table, there’s something for everyone.




We hope you found this post useful. For other ideas on what’s on for families in Berkshire, click here.



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