School Holidays Stratford-upon-Avon

February Half Term

Cinema Kids Club

From recent blockbusters to classic favourites, family-friendly world cinema and exclusive events, Kids’ Club at SuA Picturehouse is a great way to treat your family to a special outing without breaking the bank.  Toddler Time and Kids Club continue through school holidays too.

Tuesdays: 11am “Toddler Time” film screening exclusively for preschool children and their parents or carers

Wednesdays: 11am “Big Scream” film screening exclusively for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Enjoy the latest releases from our regular programme accompanied by baby in a safe and comfortable environment.

Saturdays: 11:15am “Kids Club” film screening exclusively for children and their parents or carers.  Unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Where: Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NL

Tel: 0871 902 5741

Compton Verney

‘No matter what the weather, there’s always something to keep kids of all ages entertained, and to teach them about art, nature and history. The following activities are available for FREE every time you visit.
• Run riot in our woodland adventure playground.
• Play I-Spy through the window from the Family Discovery Room.
• Uncover the history of the grounds on a family trail.
• Test your orienteering skills around our course.
• Pick up an Explorer backpack and head off to understand a bit more about our collections.
• Venture right up to the loft and discover the secrets hiding in Marco’s Design Cabinet.

Where: Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Tel: 01926 645500

Cotswold Farm Park

With the first bleats of new arrivals and the anticipation of many more in the air, lambing is our favourite time of year! We hope you’ll come and share it with us; settle yourselves down in the Animal Barn and keep your eyes peeled.

Our flock of over 660 ewes are due to give birth this lambing season and we’d love to share the magic with you.

Join us for:

– Daily talks from our team about lambing and our flock
– Access to our lambing shed, fingers crossed you will see a birth for yourself!
– Have a go at bottle feeding our lambs and goat kids
– Farm Safari rides
– Hold our chicks and rabbits
– See eggs hatching in the incubators
– Adventure Barn and Dolly’s Den soft play
– Feed the animals on the outdoor walkway

Don’t forget- we’re lambing right up to 28th April!

Lambing Half Term tickets and memberships are available to buy online now.

Where: Cotswold Farm Park, Kineton, Guiting Power, GL54 5UG

Tel: 01451 850307

Drayton Manor Park


Join in all the family fun this February Half Term at Drayton Manor Park. Meet Thomas & Friends at Europe’s only Thomas Land, and discover our fantastic 15-acre zoo!

From Saturday 9th – Sunday 24th February 2019, you can enjoy all the #LittleMoments as you make fun family memories with us.

So bring the family along for a fun-filled day of excitement here at Drayton Manor Park.

Attractions open:

Thomas Land
Sherrif’s Showdown
Jolly Buccaneer
4D Cinema
15-acre zoo

Thomas Land Balcony shows with the Fat Controller and friends at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Keep your eyes open for special entertainment around Sodor
Keeper Talks:

Tigers 10.30am
Red Pandas 11:30am
Reptiles 1:30pm
Tapir 2:00pm
Meerkats 2:30pm
Spider Monkeys 3:00pm
The park and rides will open from 10.30am and will close at 4pm.

Where: Drayton Manor Drive, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW

Tel: 01827 287979

The MAD Museum

The MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is the UK’s only centre of mechanical art. Get inspired and interactive with weird and wonderful machines that have been invented by crazy artists from all around the world.

As well as lots of new bizarre machines to play with, The MAD Museum now has a NEW interactive area called the ‘MAD Zone’. In here you’ll find a giant marble wall for kids (and big kids!) to build their own marble runs, there’s also a hands-on cogs wall to experiment with and a table full of building blocks to build crazy marble run routes on.

In the February 2017 half term, work together to solve and unravel puzzles in MAD’s FREE family activity pack and enter their design competition to win prizes.

Magic Alley & The Creaky Cauldron

The brand new Magic Alley will be opening in Bell Court on 14th April 2018!

Where: 21 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW

Tel: 01789 290969

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

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Book online

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT)

Half term activities are included in SBT admission, unless otherwise stated.

February Half Term Fun!
Fun for all the family this half term!
 16 Feb 2019 – 24 Feb 2019
12:00 – 16:00

No booking required

There’s plenty of fun to be had this February half term at Shakespeare’s family homes, so you can really make the most of your 12 months free repeat visits with all tickets.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
From Africa to Outer Space: Shakespeare Aloud! at the Movies
Daily, 10am-4pm

Join our in-house acting troupe for a whistle-stop look at Shakespeare’s influence on the silver screen.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Going on a Nature Hunt
Daily, 10am-4pm

Follow one of our new nature hunt trails through nine acres of woodland and orchards, and share your finds with us on social media.

Hall’s Croft
Sweetmeats and Suckets
Daily, 12pm-4pm

Find out how the Jacobeans entertained and showed their wealth with an array of delicate and decorative sugar work and sweet foods, learn about their origins, peculiar names and methods of creation in our 17th century kitchen.

Shakespeare’s New Place
Shakespeare and Sci-Fi
Tuesday 19 February, 12pm and 2pm

Listen to our guides talk about Shakespeare’s influence on the science-fiction genre, including extracts from the Klingon translation of Hamlet!

Beneath the Visiting Moon
Tuesday 19 February, 6pm-8pm. FREE entry, booking required

In this 50th anniversary year since the moon landing, join us for a spot of stargazing in the Great Garden on the night of the closest and largest of three full supermoons expected in 2019. Our in-house acting troupe Shakespeare Aloud! will perform soliloquies inspired by the cosmos! Wrap up warm and bring a blanket and your telescope.

Shakespeare in Emojis
Daily, 12pm-4pm

Take the spotlight in our puppet theatre and act out your favourite Shakespeare play in emojis.

Draw the Model
16 and 23 February at 2pm

A guided tour around the New Place house model to learn all about Tudor interiors and what life was like at home with the Shakespeares.

Book online – enjoy 12 months unlimited entry with every ticket.

Stratford Butterfly Farm

There’s so much to discover at the Butterfly Farm during the spring half term!

There is something for visitors of all ages to discover during the spring half term at Stratford Butterfly Farm including the opening of brand new toilet facilities. Twice daily from 18 – 26 February 2017, children and adults can get close to some amazing creatures with ‘Meet the Minibeast’ handling sessions under the supervision of the friendly and informative Education Team in the Discovery Zone.


Stratford Leisure Centre

Keep your children active this February 2019 half term!  For more information or to book contact reception today or call on 01789 268826

Tudor World

Tudor World will be having an Elizabethan spy week for February 2017 half term! When we think of spies, images of the dashing James Bond first come to mind. However, spying has been around a lot of longer than may be supposed. These spies worked with codes and invisible ink, breaking seals and forging signatures. Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth’s famous spymaster, had a network of agents operated in secret and were amongst some of the most famous in the land, including William Shakespeare, Dr John Dee (whose number was 007!), Christopher Marlow – and a number of witches. Walsingham was also responsible for (some say set up) the Catholic plot whose exposure led to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Using Dr Dee’s psychic powers, he was apparently able to discover that the plotters were passing secret messages to the imprisoned Scottish queen hidden in barrels of wine. Intelligence work also involved learning how to break the different codes used by plotters in their correspondence. Often, letters of the alphabet were shuffled in a certain sequence and, once the key was worked out, the message could be read and understood.

Young spies will be asked to discover whether Mary Queen of Scots is plotting against Queen Elizabeth and stop the traitors in time!

Where: 40 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EE

Tel: 01789 298070

Upton House (NT)

Nature Explorer Trail February 2017: Bring your family this half-term and discover things which wriggle, crawl, dig and fly around Upton! Solve our clues, practice your wildlife detective skills, get out in the fresh air and earn a prize!  Additional charge £2.50

Where: National Trust Upton House and Gardens, nr Banbury OX15 6HT

Tel: 01295 670266

Warwick Arts Centre

If you’re struggling to leave the winter blues behind, head to Warwick Arts Centre for a half- term break full of live events, films and activities.

You can explore the world of colours with a curious little owl, or play with a big white polar bear; you can follow the adventures of a group of ‘pirates’ in the Lake District, or devise a whole play in less than 24 hours. Whether you just want to sit down and enjoy a show or perform on one our main stages, we have the right programme for you.

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Warwick Castle

Enjoy a fun-packed, full day out at Warwick Castle this half term!

Horrible Histories® Maze 

Choose your path as you muddle through time to unravel history in the World’s first Horrible Histories adventure maze!

Face fun challenges: invade a Viking ship, survive the trenches, uncover evil plots and escape the maze before things go horribly wrong!

The Castle Dungeon

Enter The Castle Dungeon and witness the darkest and bloodiest times bought to life by a cast of theatrical actors.

*Additional fees apply

Flight of the Eagles

Watch in awe as our spectacular Birds of Prey take to the skies – including Owls and Eagles flying from the castle ramparts.

The Bowman Show

Marvel at the agility and power of our Bowman as he explains the techniques and equipment used in this historic past time.


When: 16th – 24th February 2019

Where: Warwick Castle, Castle Hill, CV34 4QU

Tel: 0871 265 2000

Warwickshire Museum

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire have a range of activities which are just perfect for anyone looking for something fun and educational for their children to do when it’s cold and wet outside.

With everything from digital arts, dinosaurs, kite making and the even the chance to go behind the scenes at the museum stores!

Where: Warwickshire Museum, Market Hall Museum, St John’s Museum & County Record Office, Warwick, CV34 4NF

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Our daily half-term programme of activities for ages 2+ and 6+ includes den building, wildlife watch, nature tots, prickly friends, friends that go tweet, woodland adventure, sensory explorer… and more!
We look forward to seeing you all in the school holidays for February 2018, but don’t forget we have Nature Tots every Thursday at 10:30am and an After School Club once a month.

Where: Brandon Marsh, Coventry CV3 3GW

Tel: 024 7630 2912

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