Top family fun for February half-term

The holidays are on their way, and with them comes the responsibility of keeping everyone entertained. Stuck for ideas? Then look no further – here are some lively suggestions that will guarantee fun-filled days out for all the family.

Minimise stress and maximise relaxation when you take a GWR train, making use of the onboard plug sockets to charge your devices.


KidzaniaShepherd’s Bush
Visit this indoor city run by kids, where children aged between 4 and 14 can play at working in an industry of their choice. They can become a pilot, a bank teller, dentist, doctor, or simply scramble through the airducts at this fun-filled attraction.

Go Ape, Alexandra Palace
Towering above North London, with exceptional – and not to mention hair-raising – views over the city, is Go Ape’s Alexandra Palace attraction. Take the family to this exciting and safe tree-top adventure and discover your inner primate.


One of the UK’s most popular theme parks, LEGOLAND is perfect for any fan of the Danish-designed building block. Especially for February half-term break, LEGOLAND Windsor has launched a special event, Brick Week (15–23 February), with 20 rides and attractions to enjoy, plus special brick-building activities for all the family.


The Play Farm
Your kids can let off steam at this epic indoor soft-play area. Older kids can lark around on the huge play frame while babies and toddlers are segregated into their own little area. There’s also laser-tagging and a café serving food and drink for kids and adults.


Museum of Somerset
Housed in Taunton’s 12th-century castle, Museum of Somerset is a great day out for those looking to discover the history of this fascinating part of the world. Begin by exploring the sturdy fortification that was once a residence for Bishops. Don’t miss the ‘Giant’s Shoes’, worn by the sizeable Joseph Sewell in the 19th century.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Discover this most mysterious estate, once overgrown and forgotten but since rediscovered and restored, revealing some of the strangest of sculptures, including the Giant’s Head and the Sleeping Lady.


We the Curious
They’re all about exploring the boundaries between science, art and ideas at this innovative museum at Bristol’s Harbourside. Among its top attractions is the planetarium, which includes some great fun events, including a winter stargazing session and solar system odyssey.