Half Term Fun

Train running through beautiful countryside

Here are just some of our ideas to get you started with family fun this half term! You can also check browse our calendar here.

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50 Things to do before your 11¾

Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. Plan your next adventure here.

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Country Parks

Get a glimpse of our fantastic wildlife and enjoy the fresh air at one of the many country parks, topped off with a cup of tea and cake!

Country Parks

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Lyveden Way Walk

We have some great options for circular walks in the Nene Valley. Try the Lyveden Way and walk through part of the ancient Rockingham Forest and look out for wildlife at Fermyn Woods Country Park.

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Nature Reserves

Explore sand pits, mud kitchens, outdoor gyms and  to encourage young minds to explore, create and discover!

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Top 10 Things to do at Nene Park!

We have a busy half term planned this February! Enjoy the outdoors and visit us for a range of activities including a NEW survival challenge, bird box making and holiday trail.

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Ln, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Nene Park

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Nene Wetlands – Winter Wonders Trail

Pick up a trail sheet from the visitor centre and head off around the lake in search of winter wonders. Identify them all, bring your sheet back and collect a prize.

Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes, NN10 6AR

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Create Your Own Zine Workshop 20 Feb

Learn how to create your very own zine based on our museum collection. A zine is a mini-magazine created by one person or a small group of people, about a subject they are interested in.  This event is on the  first floor, accessed by stairs only. Suitable for ages 7 and over. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £4 per child.

Abington Park Musuem, Park Avenue South, Northampton, NN1 5LW

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Thomas Half Term Specials!

Travel behind Thomas on his Branch Line to Yarwell and back, the train then continues to Peterborough hauled by a bigger locomotive.

Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR

Book here

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Silent Disco

Dance the night away, silently but in great company. Some fantastic pop classics will be piped into your headset to get your feet tapping, and you can choose your channel of music. We also have a DJ who might be able to play your request too! All ages are welcome. There’ll be a tuck shop and drinks will be on sale. The Silent Disco runs from 7pm until 9pm.

Peterborough Cathedral, Cathedral Office, Minster Precincts, Peterborough, PE1 1XS

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Bird Trail

Visit Stanwick Lakes over the February half term to take part in a bird trail.

Pick up your trail from the reception desk inside the Visitor Centre, follow the clues and win a prize!

Stanwick, NN9 6GY

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Half Term Leather Stamping Workshops

Enjoy the opening of ‘Secrets in Leather’ exhibition on Saturdays during half-term, allowing visitors to discover some of the collection’s best kept secrets and get hands on with leather. Join in with leather stamping workshops to create something unique! All ages and abilities welcome. Workshop tickets are £4 each.

35 Princes Walk, Grosvenor Centre, Northampton

Book here 

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Dip Into The World Of Dabbling Ducks!

Winter is a wonderful time to see wildlife, particularly for fans of our feathered friends. As the cold grip of the Arctic winter takes hold on the lakes, pools and marshes of Northern Europe and Russia, huge numbers of swans, ducks and geese retreat to the relative warmth of the UK. Our lakes, rivers, reservoirs and coasts are a winter home for an estimated 2.1 million ducks!

Check out the dabbling duck ID guide and enjoy a local walk and see what ducks you can find!

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Delapré School of Magic

Magical things are afoot at Delapré Abbey this February half term. Enrol your little witches and wizards to take part in spellbinding classes such as wand making, broomstick lessons, potions, Herbology and more. This event is recommended for ages 5+ however younger children are welcome to join in the fun.

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust, Northampton, NN4 8AW

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Cinema Fun!

Sonic is one of the films out this half term. Can the new Sonic break the curse of the video game movie? Jumanji aside, there aren’t many memorable movies either adapted from, or inspired by, our favourite console games, but Sonic appears to have it licked. The super-speedy Sega icon, who underwent a complete CGI redesign last year, is joined by the reliably rubber-faced Jim Carrey as the maniacal Doctor Robotnik.

Rushden Lakes, NN10 6FH

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What is Wellyphant?

What is a Wellyphant you ask? Find out as you join in with the creation of a story inspired by Nick Sharratt. Get jotting, doodling, scribbling as you make the characters come alive and discover new ones along the way! Plus, visit the Nick Sharratt exhibition to discover more about his work.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF