20 great half-term activities in Bristol and the South West of England

Bristol city landscape

Budding creative writers in Bristol can go to The Station where kids of all ages are invited to join in the creative writing workshops. Meanwhile, in beautiful Bath, the Victoria Art Gallery has a variety of free activities on offer throughout the school holidays.

Zooperhero Quest at Bristol Zoo Gardens Bristol

Join Kuki the conservation superhero on a Zooperhero Quest! Activities include completing challenges on the Kuki trail and superhero crafts.

Beneath the Blizzard Bath

Join a fantastical troupe of rogues and rebels who live underground while a blizzard rages above them. Expect fast-paced instrument-swapping and faster-paced character-swapping which blends playful storytelling and rousing folk tunes.

February Half-term Lego Art Salisbury

Drop in to Salisbury Cathedral and take part in a morning or an afternoon workshop to help recreate a famous John Constable painting in Lego. Suitable for all ages.

Nestbox Painting Lacock

Go to Whitehall Garden Centre to take part in nestbox painting sessions which are running throughout half-term.

Occombe's Natural Treasure Hunt Paignton

Can you find the treasures around Occombe Farm? Solve puzzles to unlock the farm's hidden secrets. Entry £2.50 per person.

February half-term fun at Castle Drogo Drewsteignton

Follow the trail around the garden and grounds of Castle Drogo and learn Dartmoor fairy stories.

Get On Board Torbay

There's lots to do at the Golden Hinde Museum Ship this half-term. Walk the Plank – if ye dare! And help Sid the Skeleton mascot find his hidden Stamps – win a small gift when you find them.

Bird and bug box making Exmouth

Join the Countryside Education Rangers and make bird and bug boxes to tempt wildlife to your garden at home. Advance booking required for the bird box workshop.

Cirque du Hilarious Torquay

The whole family will love this show which combines the magic of the circus with the hilarity of a comedy show. The performance includes magic, madness, mayhem, comedy, dancing, slapstick and the now legendary rock band Clownforce.

Puddle Trail Saltram

Hunt for the biggest puddles and then plot them on your trail sheet using the puddle shaped stickers. Even on a dry day children will love looking out for plants and flowers on the trail.

Medieval Beast Hunt Plymouth

March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Go to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on the estate walks.

Treasure Island Devonport

Join this band of pirates as they swashbuckle their way to buried treasure. The zany antics of the players bring the story alive, with colourful songs and lots of laughs in this half-term pantomime that the whole family will love.

February half-term fun Exmouth

Have a grand day out at the World of Country Life. With lots of indoor and outdoor activities for kids to enjoy it's the perfect half-term day trip.

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Magic Show Exeter

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging, magic extravaganza!

School holiday and half-term camps Poole

These all-weather multi-activity holiday camps are fantastic for children between five and 12 years old, with an emphasis on enjoyment and team building, The Ark activity camps increase your child's confidence, but also their overall fitness, co-ordination and balance.

Whittlestix 'n' Nature Club Wareham

This February, Nature Club will be looking at identifying winter trees, basic fire lighting skills and cooking over a fire. Booking is essential for this great weekend activity in Wareham Forest.

Black Magic – The Little Mix Show Bridgwater

This fantastic Little Mix tribute show is suitable for all ages and features all of the band's chart topping hits, including their most recent releases from the Glory Days album.

The Monkey Sanctuary Liskeard

There's loads for the whole family to do at the Monkey Sanctuary – take a tour of the enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert keepers, or take part in craft workshops, walk around the Wildlife Gardens and stop for a bite to eat at the Treetop Cafe.

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