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Half Term Activities for the South Of England

12th February 2019

With the February looming, we’ve put together a list of half term activities to ensure you can have plenty of fun whatever the weather.

Sussex Puddle Jumping Championships – Arundel Wetland Centre

Have a little one (or even a big one) who is a fan of splashing in muddy puddles? Arundel Wetland Centre will be holding daily championships using their special splashometer. Come on down and get splashing this half term!

Once you are all splashed out, you have the rest of the day to enjoy this charming Wetland Centre. There's an adventure playground, boat trips, and a delightful cafe.

Alice Holt Forest - Hampshire

Have the perfect half term day out with the whole family on a budget. At Alice Holt Forest you can hire bicycles and explore via the two bike trails. Otherwise, hunt for the Gruffalo on foot.

It offers the perfect environment for burning off energy. You can even bring the dog too! Once you’ve had your fill of outdoor fun - warm up in the cafe with a nice hot chocolate!

The Great Brick Safari - RHS Gardens Wisley

Discover life-sized LEGO brick creations hiding amongst the lush foliage. They can be found in both the temperate and tropical zones of the glasshouse.

You will also be able to learn more about the animals and plants such as their natural habitat and conservation efforts taking place around the world.

Our Top Tip: Book you tickets before you go!

Toucan Box

If you are looking for half term activities for kids without the hassle of travelling then Toucan Box is for you. It offers a fun-filled box of creativity delivered to your door.

Aimed at three to eight year olds, Toucan Box includes all the craft supplies you will need. There are clear step-by-step instructions and a magazine aimed to educate and inspire your little ones.

Our top tip: Be sure to order your box in advance to arrive in time for February half term.

Science Of Magic - Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

The Winchester Science Centre is an ideal trip on a rainy day! The brand new Immersive Zone and hands-on activities make it a day out that is sure to keep your mini explorers entertained.

Take advantage of their Science of Magic half term event which runs several times throughout the day. In addition, the 360 degrees dome cinema offers screenings of high quality digital films covering a wide variety of fascinating subjects.

Baroque Chocolate Making - Hampton Court Palace

If you are looking for half term activities near London, a trip to Hampton Court Palace is an ideal choice. During half term you have the chance to discover how to turn chocolate beans in to hot drinks and desserts. You can even try your hand at making chocolate the baroque way!

Once you’ve catered for the kids you might want to head to the Cartoon Gallery. See costumes created for Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weiz and other cast members of The Favourite which are currently on display!

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