FREE family friendly Winter Wellbeing Festival today to launch the Cottingley Winter Wellbeing group. Fun activities include crafts and games to massage and henna to help brighten up your winter! Free refreshments available throughout.
Join Britain’s biggest repair café this half term! Bring along your broken household items to be mended as part of the repair revolution. Save on expensive repair costs or if you’re just not sure what’s wrong with it – everything from electricals, lamps, vacuum cleaners, laptops, toys, sewing repairs!
Head over to Leeds Museums and Galleries for a fun filled February!
Abbey House Museum are taking inspiration from family favourites for February half term with silly science inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl and murky Treasure Island themed murder mysteries!
Leeds Industrial Museum will be hosting their daily mystery matinees in the Palace Picture House and there’s coding with programmable Lego from 18-20 February too!
Meanwhile at Leeds City Museum, there’s a whole host of sustainable activities and workshops inspired by the Fast x Slow Fashion exhibition. Come along and learn all about reusing, recycling and reducing material waste.
During February half term there’s a whole load of family fun with Crafty Tuesdays and Experimental Thursdays in Thwaite House. Show off your scientific side and get messy with paper, glue, stickers and sparkles! Don’t forget to grab an explorers pack from reception.
Love Birds returns to Lotherton Wildlife World for February Half Term. See the Humboldt penguins being fed at 11am and 3pm daily. Take part in feathery crafts and follow the Love Birds trail to learn more about your feathery friends. Make a nest box for new baby birds on 16th, 19th and 23rd February too.
Over at Temple Newsam design, decorate and take home your very own treasure or trinket box fit for a mansion. Follow the trail through the house and discover other weird and wonderful treasures from the past along the way. There’s springtime sunflower planting on 19th February too. Get stuck in and see your tiny creation grow into a bright and beautiful flower!
At Kirkstall Abbey make a natural bird feeder to help out our feathered friends who might be struggling at this time of year. Be prepared to get messy with creative fun for the whole family to enjoy!
Leeds Discovery Centre is Leeds hidden gem, the artefact store is filled with over one million objects from across the world and millennia. Join knowledgeable guides for a free tour to see everything from fabulous costume to vacuum cleaners, African masks and taxidermy. On 19th February explore the huge collection of insects and creepy crawlies, with some critter themed crafts!
Superheroes and their nemeses will be taking over the Royal Armouries this half term for a week of crime-fighting excitement. Build you own armour, watch live stunt shows, combat demonstrations, get up close to their weapons and armour and find out how they work. Plus face painting and photo opportunities with costumed characters.
This February half term, show your love and appreciation for our adorable yet very mischievous meerkat mob. Join them for feeding time plus interactive talks with their keepers at 10:30am and 2pm every day. Think you know our meerkat mob well? Take part in a fun quiz and show off your knowledge. Prizes to be won!
Enjoy lambing season at Cannon hall, meet all the new arrivals and see them being bottle fed, along with soft play, tractor trailer rides and sheep and ferret racing! Suitable for all ages. £9.95 per person, £38 family ticket. Call on 01226 790 427
Chase & Marshall are attending, there’s a paw patrol disco with party games for the children, prizes to be won. Face painter & temporary tattoos, plus family activities all weekend. No booking required. 0113 282 8828.
Saturday Scrap Art Project with CYP Arts. FREE for all children and young people living in Inner West Leeds (Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall). Youth Activity Project (for 8-17 year olds). Limited space so book your child’s place now! Info@cyp-arts.co.uk 0113 8087705 Funded by Inner West Leeds Community Committee.
All children fancy dress between the 15th and 23rd February travel on the railway for half price. Free craft activities in their heated marquee for all ticket holders. Trains run on a 20-minute schedule between 11am to 3.40pm. Contact 01484 865727 for details.
Temple Newsam – Half Term Activities
15th February – 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm
Design, decorate and take home your very own treasure or trinket box fit for a mansion. Follow the trail through the house and discover other weird and wonderful treasures from the past along the way. Contact: 0113 336 7460.
National Coal Mining Museum – Half Term Activities
15th February – 23rd February 2020
Daily Traditional Games: Try your hand at giant games, dominoes, French skipping and coits in the galleries and board games in the library. Suitable for ages 7+. Special events including: Meet Peggy Thorpe!, Game on!, Make your Own Soap, Explore the Pithead Baths + many more. Book: 01924 848806.
Fantastic family friendly activity for the whole family! Hands on building of your own nest boxes to take away with you and give nature a home! Due to a limited number of bird box kits call in advance to book to avoid disappointment on 0113 2040441 (open Saturday 9am-4pm) or email email@example.com. £4 per bird box. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults please bring a small hammer. *Please check Rodley Nature Reserve Facebook prior to setting off as this event is weather dependent*
All the dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories. A history wardrobe presentation, with spookily beautiful costumes, and readings from Jane Austen, the Bronte’s, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe and The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Booking essential, 01924 324765.