What To Do In Gloucestershire This February Half-Term

Feb 7, 2018

If you’ve got little ones then you’re probably eager to find out ways you can keep them entertained this February half-term. Of course, there’s the usual solutions, but once you’ve exhausted the cinema, local park and colouring in books you might want to look elsewhere. To help you out we’ve put together a list of the top events to make the most of in Gloucestershire this February half-term.

All weather fun

February isn’t well-known for being a time of great weather, which is why finding events that are all-weather friendly is so important. Thankfully, there’s plenty to choose from in Gloucestershire and a day of science is just one of them.

From the 13th until the 16th of February the Cheltenham Science Group will be hosting a pop-up science centre for your children to enjoy. More details can be found here.

Location: 68 Edinburgh Place, Cheltenham, GL51 7SE

Enjoy a little natural magic

If the weather is looking relatively pleasant then why not head to Puzzlewood? Located in the Forest of Dean, Puzzlewood will reopen on the 10th February and is a veritable natural theme park. Full of meandering pathways, bridges and lookout points, it’s a magical place for the whole family to enjoy.

Situated over 14 acres of ancient woodland there’s plenty to do at Puzzlewood, including a toddler racing track, a playground, willow maze and plenty of animals for your little ones to befriend. For more information about available amenities then look no further.

Location: Puzzlewood, Perrygrove Road, Coleford, GL16 8QB

Popcorn at the ready!

If you fancy making the most of your time off, then why not settle down with a good film? The Cheltenham Playhouse are showing some classic romps throughout the holidays and it’s all kicking off with a screening of Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

For older families Pretty Woman is also being screened and to add to the fun Tangled, A Fish Called Wanda, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and all three Back To The Future films are also going to be shown. Most tickets are at a cheaper rate, which only adds to all the fun. For all screening times simply click here.

Location: Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HG.

Get up and get down

For some more fun indoors, safe from the inhospitable February chill, head to Funky Warehouse. The main park features over 40 indoor trampolines, as well as parkour spaces, bouldering walls and foam pits. As well as this there’s a soft play area for those under 5.

There are special time slots on the trampolines for especially young children, meaning no-one needs to miss out on the fun. Further information can be found here, as well as information for booking events and class timetables.

Location: Unit 5, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9NB

Time to tee off

If you fancy getting competitive then consider taking the family to Mr Mulligan’s Lost World. Here you’ll be able to try your hand at some crazy golf in an extravagantly decorated venue, featuring jungles, deep oceans, historic ruins and even Jurassic creatures.

The venue is representative of the journeys of Mr Mulligan and your little ones can follow his journey through various madcap locations on a fantastic adventure. Tickets for a family of four can be bought for just £27, with more information here.

Location: Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf, 5A, St Margaret’s Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA

Embrace your feathered friends

Finally, if your children are big fans of all things winged and feathered then head down to Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water. Here more than 140 different species reside, from kookaburras to flamingos and penguins that you can feed.

As well as this a new Jurassic Journey exhibition means you can go back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with life size dinosaurs pinpointing the Jurassic trail. For a fun and educational day out for a family of all ages then Birdland is the place to be. For opening times and admission prices see here.

Location: Birdland Park and Gardens, Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos, GL54 2BN

We hope this list provides you with plenty of options of what to do in Gloucestershire this February half term. Wrap up warm and you’re sure to have a fantastic wintery day out.