10 things to do this half term in Somerset

Roman Baths, Somerset (c) Edward Haylan

Roman Baths, Somerset (c) Edward Haylan - Credit: Getty Images

There’s plenty to keep little ones entertained in Somerset this February half term. We pick 10 family-friendly events you’ll want to try during the school holidays

Crafty Cats at Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, Wells

When: Tuesday, February 19

How much? Included in admission (£8.95 for adults, £3.95 for children and under 5s go free – includes Gift Aid donations)

Visit Bishop Palace & Gardens for a fun family craft day making all things space-related.


Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard

When: February 2-24

How much? £5 for adults and £2.50 for children

During February, seize the opportunity to admire the swathe of snowdrops that carpet the 30 acres of gardens at Forde Abbey. At 11am on February 16 and 17, visitors can join head gardener Joshua Sparkes on a spring-inspired ramble, with a hot drink and slice of cake at the end (additional costs apply).


Heated swimming sessions at Portishead Open Air Pool

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When: 11am-4pm on February 16, 17 and 24, 12-4pm on February 23 and 24 and 1-7pm on February 20

How much? £5.92 (tickets must be booked in advance)

Following the success of their Christmas and New Year heated swimming sessions, Portishead Open Air Pool will once open, with the pool heated up to 29C, for those fancying a dip during the half-term holidays.


Half term at The Museum of Somerset, Taunton

When: February 16-23

How much? Admission is free with activities separately ticketed

The Museum of Somerset is hosting a number of activities during the school holidays including the eagerly awaited Castle Day on Sunday, February 17. The whole family are invited to take part in crafts, dressing up, trails and games.


Muddy Boots Wild Art Trail at Hestercombe House & Gardens

When: February 16-24

How much? Included in admission (£12.50 for adults, £6.25 for children and under 5s go free)

Hunt for berries, leaves, moss and more to make up your own natural art box at Hestercombe House & Gardens. Make sure to bring your wellies - you’re bound to get muddy during this activity!


February half-term at Wookey Hole Caves

When: February 16-24

How much? £19 for adults, £15 for children and under 5s go free (save 15% when you order online)

Opening up throughout the week during the February half term, there’s entertainment a-plenty to enjoy at Wookey Hole Caves. As well as the jaw-dropping caves and tunnels to admire, visitors can visit a number of museums, meet the Witch of Wookey Hole and amuse themselves in the arcades.


February half-term at Puxton Park

When: February 18-22

How much? From £8.50 for adults, £9.50 for children and under 2s go free.

Puxton Park have organised a jam-packed week of activities during the February half term. Expect a fancy dress disco with Disco Steve’s Little Disco Company, a Valentine’s themed craft day, family entertainers Nutty Noah and Adam Allsortz will pay a visit and an animal meet and greet. All the activities are alongside all the attractions Puxton Park are known and loved for.


Togas and Tunics in February half term at Roman Baths

When: February 16, 17, 23 and 24

How much? Included in admission (£18 for adults, £10.50 for children 6-18 years – save 10% when you order online)

Discover the rich history behind the Roman Baths, the preserved Roman spa famed for its hot springs this half term. As well as exploring, little ones can find out how the Romans dressed and don a toga themselves.


Zoo Detectives at Bristol Zoo

When: February 16-March 3

How much? From £10 for adults, £5.50 for children and under 2s for free including a Gift Aid donation (save up to 25% when you order online)

Back by popular demand, visitors can try out their investigative skills during Bristol Zoo’s Zoo Detectives. Crack the clues and uncover the mystery of the missing crickets. When you’ve cracked the case, enjoy more goings-on at the activity, terrace theatre and listen to over ten daily talks and feeds to find out more about the zoo’s inhabitants.


February half-term at National Trust properties in Somerset

When: Click on the individual National Trust sites for dates

How much? Click on the individual National Trust sites for price

A number of the county’s most stunning stately homes and gardens are open for fun, family-friendly events during the February half-term. Find activities at Prior Park Landscape Garden, Tyntesfield, Montacute House and Barrington Court.

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