20 great half-term activities in Kent and the South East

Kids play outside school holidays

Children aged three-to-five will enjoy a family friendly theatre experience in Canterbury – In A Pickle is inspired by A Winter's Tale and is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. The Sky Birds of Prey Display Team will be coming to Betteshanger Park in Deal – children can meet the birds and watch them in flight! Over in Surrey, the popular Kids Camp is back for half-term fun at Camberley Mall, where activities include arts and crafts workshops, storytelling and a petting zoo.

Amazing Animals Family Day Guildford

Attend the half-term show The Girl and the Giraffe (tickets required) and after enjoy animal-themed free family activities, including face painting and art that you can take home at the end of the day.

Morgan & West's Spectacular Magic Show Maidenhead

Time travelling magician duo Morgan & West mix mind-boggling illusions with good old fashioned tomfoolery in this fantastic show for all the family – magic and silliness ahoy!

iPad Art and Animation workshop Bracknell

Kids can explore the creative possibilities of iPad art and animation using a variety of apps at this super half-term workshop. Students will need to bring their own iPads.

Closer to Nature Trail Alresford

Hinton Ampner has a new nature-themed family trail that's perfect for a half-term day out. Kids will learn lots of fascinating facts as they work their way around the route.

Tag A Tile at the Vyne Basingstoke

Make your mark on the new roof at this amazing Tudor house – illustrated clay tiles from guests will be part of the new roof for craftsmen to discover in centuries to come.

Top Secret Hillside Trail High Wycombe

Visit Hughenden Manor and step into the shoes of Second World War mapmakers as you work your way around the garden trails. Usual National Trust admittance fee applies.

John Lawson's Circus Woburn Sands

The award-winning John Lawson’s Circus will make its return to Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands this February half-term. Booking advised.

February half-term playscheme Aylesbury

This fantastic playscheme is Valentine's themed this half-term – kids can get stuck into lots of great activities, ranging from making string hearts, sun catchers and love bugs to playing outdoor games. There's also a mini disco and free play on Friday.

Dickens in a Day Oxford

Come down to the Creation Theatre in Oxford for activities all about Charles Dickens. Children will learn one of his stories and stage it as a show in just three hours.

Creepy Crawly Comics Abingdon

Explore the nature reserve and then return to the Earth Trust Centre to create a comic inspired by what you saw. Booking essential.

Dance workshops for ages eight to 18 Milton Keynes

The Milton Keynes Theatre has a four-day course for aspiring dancers of all ages, linked to Matthew Bourne's production of 'The Red Shoes'. The half-term course runs from Monday to Thursday and includes a performance on the final afternoon. There are also two short workshops on Saturday 18th February.

Undersea Explorers Brighton

These snorkeling sessions are run in a swimming pool filled with artificial but life-like marine plants and animals including starfish, crabs, and jellyfish. Children will learn basic snorkel skills and find out about local marine life through games and fun activities.

Wilderness Wood Hadlow Down

Wilderness Wood is a family-run award-winning area of woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, and makes for a perfect day out for all the family. Kids will love the adventure playground and there are lots of fun activities going on over half-term.

Birdy Bakery at Cadnam Ashurst

Children aged three to eight will love these bird-themed baking workshops. Make a mini worm garden, chocolate nests and bird seed flapjacks, as well as filling out a fun activity sheet.

February half-term activity programme Worthing

South Downs Leisure are organising fun activities across four sites in Worthing this half-term, including football, trampolining, tennis, swimming, roller skating and much more.

Jungle Explorer Workshop Chichester

This workshop allows children aged five to seven to become explorers for the day. They'll get to see how many secret animals they can discover and try not to get lost as they delve into the jungle's mysterious hideaways.

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