20 great half-term activities in Cambridge and the East of England

Family enjoy ceramics class school holidays

In Cambridge, future inventors can join the Fab Science crew to learn about crazy colour chemistry, while budding artists will enjoy the half-term workshops at the Wysing Art Centre. In Hertfordshire there's plenty of outdoor fun to be had as Willows Farm kicks off its February Frolics half-term event.

Art, Craft and Drama Cambridge

Join the jam-packed creative week at Milton Community Centre. Activities include drama games, puppetry, music and arts and crafts – all inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.

Twilight Moonlit Mandalas Cambridge

Come to this free event at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens and experience India's botanical beauty as you and your little ones are lead on a torch-lit tour of plants found across Asia.

Half-term holiday activities Cambridge

Hills Road Sports & Tennis Centre has a varied holiday programme for children of all ages. Kids can try out badminton, table tennis, or a cricket skill and drill session, as well as other sports.

The Circus at Van Hage Great Amwell, Herts

If you’re after a great family show, check out The Circus at Van Hage. From rope spinning to award-winning clowns, there’s loads to see.

Crafty Capers at the Verulamium Museum St Albans

Children aged between three and 11 are invited to try their hand at Crafty Capers – and feel the love with this year’s Valentine's Day theme.

The BFG film screening St Albans

The Sandpit Theatre is screening Steven Spielberg's dazzling take on Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic, The BFG (film rated PG).

Family theatre open day Lowestoft

The doors of the historic Marina Theatre will open this half-term. Visitors are encouraged to explore the building, learn more about theatre and take part in drama, dance and music workshops for all ages.

School's Out holiday camps Bury St Edmunds

Bury’s Leisure Centre will host its popular activity camps for children aged six and over, with a whole range of sports to try, children can take part for a morning, afternoon, or even the whole week.

Cookie decorating masterclass Norwich

Get messy, creative and enjoy a sweet treat with chef Nigel Raffles' cookie decorating masterclass. It’s free, family-friendly and the perfect place to enjoy a spot of lunch, too.

Raveningham Gardens snowdrop season Norwich

Spring is coming! Spot the first snowdrops at Raveningham Gardens. All proceeds from visits on Sundays, and between 12-19 February, go to Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice in Norwich.

Kings Camps Bedford

Kings Camps run during school holidays and are suitable for energetic children aged four to 17 years old. There are great sports facilities, big spaces and outdoor areas for all activities.

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur Harlow

If you enjoyed Michael Morpurgo's War Horse, you'll enjoy this wonderful adaptation of the ultimate legend – King Arthur. An epic tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal, the whole family can enjoy this classic story.

Festival of Fun Billericay

Head to Barleylands for a great day of family fun, whatever the weather. There will be children’s entertainers, face painting, Birds Got Talent flying displays and Wacky and Weird goings on in the reptile house. With such a diverse range of activities, there'll be something for everyone.

Little Mix Experience Colchester

Enjoy the music of one of Britain’s most-loved girl bands at the Mercury Theatre. These talented singers will cover all of Little Mix’s hits, with top dance moves and amazing costumes – there’s high energy from beginning to end.

Get In! City Camps Chelmsford

These activity camps for children aged four to 12 are great value for money and provide fun and exciting activities that will keep your little ones coming back for more.

The Savage 17th Century Guided Tour Ely

Prepare to be grossed out with Professor A. Bismal’s guided tour of Oliver Cromwell’s house – a gruesome tour that budding historians will relish! Only £4, and fun for all ages.

Crafty Monkey Workshops St Neots

Want to get crafty this half-term? Join in with pottery painting, jewellery making, build-a-bear and more at Crafty Monkey Ceramics and Craft Studio.

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