10 Free or Low Cost Activities and Events in and around Wakefield this February Half Term for Families 2024
Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy and entertained over the February half term doesn’t need to break the bank with these fun, FREE or low-cost activities and events in and around Wakefield.
You can see the full list of February Half-Term events, activities and days out ideas HERE.
1. Rhubarb Festival
The Rhubarb Festival is back and there’s loads of free family friendly activities and events happening within Wakefield to celebrate our famous pink vegetable! Running between the 16th and 18th February there’ll be workshops at Treacy Hall, face painting at The Ridings, arts & crafts at the Cathedral, making crumble at Wakefield Museum and getting creative at The Art House!!
For more information about these events & activities CLICK HERE
2. Wakefield’s Story Trail Walks
There are four story trails now around Wakefield, which involve a bit of activity to encourage children to do the walks! There’s been a new addition to the Blown Away Trail at Pugneys as there’s now a little dog to follow along the story tail called Windy! And have you spotted the new sculptures on the Room on the Broom Trail! We visited recently, they are very lovely already – there’s a bit of welly mud on them!! To learn more about the other story trail walks click HERE.
3. Something Sweet at Castleford Museum
12th, 13th, 15th 16th* February, 10am – 3pm
Learn about the local chocolate factory which made a billion After Eights each year.
Marvel at our glass canes filled with real sweets. Explore the many confectionary connections in our displays.
Use this tasty inspiration to design your own chocolate box and mini glass cane!
Booking is not required, all materials free
*16th Feb – SEND SESSION. SEND groups are always welcome at all of our sessions but this ine will be run as a relaxed session
Carlton Street, Castleford WF10 1BB
4. Half Term @ Pit
Add a splash of colour to your day with our colourful activities and performances at NCM. Explore the museum while completing the sticker passport, cross the site on our train (weather permitting) and see how the lift was powered using steam.
For details of all activities & events at NCM over February half term CLICK HERE
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
5. Spot animals for FREE
This new blog post was super popular in January, and I think it’s worth a share on here, especially with lots of baby animals around!!