School Holidays Wakefield

February Half Term

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The Deep – Plastic Travels, February Half Term


Castleford Museum February 2019

Castleford’s Iron Age (Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th February, 10:00am – 3:00pm)

See our Iron Age broach and create a bracelet


Iron Age Day! (Thursday 21st February, 10:00am – 3:00pm)

Crafts, activities and face painting


Address Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1BB

Contact 01977 722 084

Enchanted Forest Adventures

Wednesday 20th February


Explore the enchanted forest with our forest school experts to play, create and discover the magic of the natural world. Families with children aged 0 – 5 years are welcome. Dress for the outdoors and to get messy!

10:00am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 16:00pm, free donations welcome


Address: Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Contact:01226 772002

Gravity Trampoline Park

Parent and Toddler sessions

You and your toddlers have the full use of the park without older kids so they have more space and can play as they learn, building confidence at their own pace. There are other toddlers around too so it’s good to mix.

Toddlers must be over 18 months but under 5 years and accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to two toddlers

TERM TIMES EVERY: Mon & Wed 10:00 | Tue & Fri 13:00 | Sat 09:00
P&T THEMED SPECIALS: last Friday of every month 10:00 & 13:00 – TERM & HOLIDAYS


Address: Xscape, Castleford WF10 4TA

Contact: 01977 529920

Kirklees Light Railway

Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February

Fancy Dress February!

All children who visit us in fancy dress between Saturday 16 February and Sunday 24 February 2019 will travel for HALF PRICE. That’s just £2.75!

In addition to the kids’ half price travel, there will be craft activities available in the heated marquee at Shelley Station. There’s no need to book in advance and the activities are totally FREE for all valid ticket-holders.

So, get digging in your dressing up box and come on down to the railway for a half term treat.

On the weekends, we’ll run our GREEN timetable (trains at 11.00, 11.40, 12.20, 13.00, 13.40, 14.20, 15.00 & 15.40).

On the weekdays, we’ll run our BLUE timetable (trains at 10.30, 11.40, 12.50, 14.05 & 15.10)


Address: Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ

Contact: 01484 865727


Lambing Festival

Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th February


300 sheep will be giving birth to hundreds of lambs at Cannon Hall Farm

Activities include talks from the shepherds, lamb bottle feeding demonstrations, tractor rides, soft play and sheep & ferret racing!


Address: Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Contact:01226 790427

Mini Beast Hunt, Swithens Farm

Saturday 16th February – Sunday 24th February

10:00am – 4:00pm


Come and join us this February half term for our Mini-Beast Hunt. Grab an activity pack from the till & see if you can spot all the Mini-Beasts hiding around the farm.

Once you’ve spotted them all & the worked out the mystery word, hand in your completed sheet for a chance to win some great prizes.

There will also be fun Mini-Beast activities going on throughout the holidays.


Address: Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell, LS26 0BT

Contact: 0113 282 8828

National Coal Mining Museum

Every day Monday 18th February – Sunday 24th February


Join us for a half term full of fun with our FREE explosive Science Show.

This entertaining 30 minute show introduces you to some famous inventors and explains how the safety-flame lamp was invented and why it was so important to miners.

Explosions guaranteed!

No need to book just drop in and enjoy. Suitable for all the family

Performances at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm


Address: Caphouse Colliery, Overton, WF4 4RH

Contact: 01924 848806

Nostell February 2019

Nostell Priory have a number of activities planned the February Half Term


Get Wild: Messy Bird Feeders (Monday 18th February, 11:00am – 3:00pm)

Get stuck in a make your own sticky bird feeder to take home.

Ideal for mucky monsters under 7s, but all ages welcome.


Get Wild: Build a Bird Box (Tuesday 19th February, 11:00am – 3:00pm)

As part of National Nest Box Day, come along to build your own bird box to put up at home. Keep an eye on the box and let us know who moves in this year.

£4 per box. Payable on the day. Box numbers are limited, first come – first served. 1 per family.


Dovetail, biscuit & splat (Thursday 21st February, 11:00am – 3:00pm)

From designing the highest quality furniture, to sourcing the latest fashions in wallpaper, textiles and fittings, Thomas Chippendale created a world of interiors for Nostell. Roll up your sleeves and discover the designer in you this half-term and get creating in the Workshop in the house.


Address: Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE


Oakwell Hall Half Term Trail

Tuesday 19th February – Sunday 24th February


Pick up your activity pack from the Visitor Centre shop and enjoy a winter walk around the park this half term.
£1.50 per pack

10:00am – 4:00pm


Address: Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG


Pontefract Castle

Dungeon Tours Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional Tours in school Holidays (Adults £3, Children £1.50)

School Holiday Activities and workshops, check out our events calendar for details

Castle Entrance is FREE

Address: The Lodge Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH (SAT NAV WF8 2JR)

Contact: 01977 723440

Pontefract Castle February 2019

Clay Creations: Gargoyles Wednesday 20th February)

Make a gruesome clay gargoyle

Ages 6 – 11 years

Free but bookable activity


Address:Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH (SAT NAV WF8 2JF)

Contact: 01977 722 740


Pontefract Museum February 2019

Funny Face Masks (Wednesday 20th February, 10:00am – 3:00pm)

Make your own mask inspired by the museum’s collections


Address: 5 Salter Row, Pontefract WF8 1BA

Contact: 01977 722740

Rainbow Fish Craft, Pontefract Library

Tuesday 19th February 10:30am – 11:30am


Come along and make your own rainbow fish for either decoration or use as a sun catcher. Choose your own colours and designs and make it as sparkly as you like!

Free , no booking required


Address: Pontefract Library, 28-32 Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1BD

Contact: 01977 727692

The Greatest Show Family Lock In

Thursday 21st February 11:00am – 12:30pm


Ladies & gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for…

Join Boomchikkaboom as we takeover Ossett Town Hall for all things Greatest Showman… we’ll be singing at the tops of our voices, learning dance routines, spinning under our foam party and guess what… we’ll have back to back Slime Workshops too!

Our exclusive giant inflatable Rave Cube will be on the dancefloor ready for you all to bounce away, not to mention Rae of sunshine will be with us or freshly spun candy floss and treats.

A truly memorable fun filled event to give your half term a real POP!


Address: Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE



The Hepworth Gallery School Holidays

Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd February

10:00am – 4:30pm


Our school holiday Art Clubs are the perfect chance for children to discover, explore, learn new skills and make with artists.

Our February half term Art Club explores the art of film making. Your children will work with filmmaker Nick Singleton and create their own short film over three days of creative fun!

£100 for all three days (a 15% discount is available for siblings attending art club)


Address: Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW

Contact:01924 247360

The Tin Foil Astronaut

Monday 18th February


Airedale Library’s pop-up theatre is back at half-term so On your marks….get set…BLAST OFF!
Today is the day of the space race! A race to put the first human on the Moon! But our astronaut isn’t quite like others, she’s…..different.

Alba has been in training and she has even made her own rocket! But can she really power a rocket with crisps? Are there robots in Space? And will anyone ever listen to the smallest of space explorers? It’s one small step for most astronauts, but one giant leap for little Alba!

Join us for a surprising space race and see if Alba really can make it all the way to the moon.

A story of discovery, individuality and a celebration of differences for 3-7 year olds and their families. Including original live music and puppets.

Free activity


Address The Square, Castleford, WF10 3JJ

Contact 01977 72040 or

Theatre Royal Wakefield 2019

The Theatre Royal has a number of Family shows planned for 2019.


16th – 18th February      The Velveteen Rabbit     (4 – 7 years)


22 – 23rd February    The Great American Songbook


9th March     Brainiac Live!


9th April     Treasure Island     (3 years +)


21st – 22nd April      Dear Zoo     (2 years +)


Address: Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE

Contact: 01924 211311


Wakefield Festival of Rhubarb

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February


Wakefield’s Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb makes a welcome return to the city centre this February half-term, offering plenty of foodie-themed fun and entertainment for all to enjoy!

From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February, the city centre will be home to our large festival market featuring many products with a rhubarb twist including artisan breads, preserves and cheeses to scrumptious cakes, delectable gins, wines and much more!

Alongside the festival market you can find a fine array of hot street food to enjoy – or pop into one of the city’s many restaurants and cafes where you’re sure to find plenty of rhubarb-themed goodies.

Every year our celebrity chef demonstrations in our heated and seated marquee become more popular, and although entry is free make sure you arrive early to avoid missing out!

We’re proud to announce that Friday’s celebrity chef is Katie Rushworth from ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’, who will be showing guests how to make a wonderful jam from locally-sourced Yorkshire rhubarb.

On Saturday, Chris Bavin from the BBC’s ‘East Well for Less’ will take to the stage to show you how to cook up a storm without blowing your budget.

What’s more, Sunday features a secret chef whose recent TV culinary creations have caught the attention – and taste buds – of the local area. We’re not revealing who this person is just yet, keeping checking our website for more information!

There’s much more to this year’s festival than our celebrity chefs. This year’s line-up includes live music on Saturday in our heated yurt, with a line-up compiled by Wakefield’s own Long Division.

On Sunday, our yurt will be home to a range of family-themed activities including healthy eating and cooking well on a budget.

Wakefield Library February 2019

Wakefield Library has a number of events planned for the February Half Term holidays!


Pirate Meg’s Storytime (Monday 18th February, 2:00pm – 3:00pm)

Join Pirate Meg for craft activities, stories and songs. For ages 3 – 8 years, no booking required


A Squire’s Journey to the King’s Throne (Tuesday 19th February, 10:00am – 11:00am)

An English grammar workshop for ages 5 – 6 years with tutors from Explore Learning Wakefield, booking required


Put a Spring in your Step (Tuesday 19th February, 11:30am – 12:30pm)

An English comprehension workshop for ages 7 – 11 years with tutors from Explore Learning Wakefield, booking required


Piece of Cake! (Tuesday 19th February, 1:00pm – 2:00pm)

A Maths fractions and decimals workshop for ages 9 – 11 years with tutors from Explore Learning Wakefield, booking required


Storytime! (Tuesday 19th February, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

Fun stories, songs and rhymes for the under 5’s, no booking required


Storytime! (Friday 22nd February, 10:00am – 10:30am)

Fun stories, songs and rhymes for the under 5’s, no booking required


Rhubarb Festival Badge Making (Friday 22nd February, 10:00am – 4:30pm)

To celebrate the Rhubarb Festival there will be a drop in craft activity open to all ages

Use your colouring skills to make your badge unique, donations welcome


Rhubarb Festival Badge Making (Saturday 23rd February, 10:00am – 3:30pm)

To celebrate the Rhubarb Festival there will be a drop in craft activity open to all ages

Use your colouring skills to make your badge unique, donations welcome

Wakefield Museum February 2019

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Tuesday 19th February, 11:00am – 3:00pm)

Environmentally friendly crafts


Simple sewing: Flags & Bunting (Thursday 21st February)

Learn simple sewing techniques

Free bookable workshop, ages 6 – 11 years

10:00am – 11:30am or 1:30pm – 3:00pm


Address: Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD

Contact:01924 302 700



Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come rain, come shine (Tuesday 19th February 11:00am – midday)

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come Rain, Come Shine is about playful making in the fresh air.

Don’t forget your camera so you can capture your artwork on display at YSP.

– All materials provided – including branches, stones, pipes and other found materials.
– Each session will last approx. 1hr
– We will be building outdoors so please wear sturdy footwear, appropriate outdoor clothing and sun protection, if needed
– Suitable for the whole family
– Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book a place for all participating adults (age 16+)
– Please meet at the Learning Tent behind YSP Learning


Trees from the wood: Family drawing (Sunday 24th February 11:00am – 4:00pm)

Drop into our light filled underground gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities.

Supported by an artist, compose, capture and stretch your thinking through drawing ideas to discover Giuseppe Penone’s thoughtful and mesmerising artwork. Join our drawing conversation and spend some family time being creative.


Address: YSP, West Bretton, WF4 4LG

Contact: 01924 832 631