What’s on for kids this February half-term in Surrey

February half-term seems to be trickier than the others. The weather is unpredictable so it’s hard to plan a day out. The cold and wet weather means it is sometimes just easier to stay indoors (check out some ideas from my indoor activities for rainy day post.) but if your kids are anything like mine, they start to go a little crazy if they stuck at home for more than a couple days.

I’ve scoured around to see What’s on for kids this February half-term in Surrey – I hope you find it useful.

As this guide has been written in advance, please make sure you double-check events are still running. Some events also require pre-booking.

Create & Grow – Squires Garden Centres

Monday 17- Friday 21 February, 10-4pm
Paint a ceramic Bird Feeder for £4.75. There’s also a Spring Hunt competition and a Spring Flower Maze. No booking required.

Hatchlands Park

Saturday 15 – Saturday 23 February, 10-4pm
Take part in the duck-spotting trail around the park.

Ham House

Saturday 15 – Saturday 23 February, 10-4pm
Celebrate nature and poetry, pick up a poetry pack (£2) and take a walk around the garden and see what sights and sounds inspire you before heading to Still House to sit beneath “Poetree” to create your own poem to add to its branches.
Suitable for children aged 6+

Wild Crafts at Morden Hall

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 February, 11-4pm
Make your own wildflower seed bombs or paint your own grass-head pot and decorate with pipe cleaner spring bugs. (£5 per child) There’s also a seasonal trail (£2 per trail)

The man who wanted to be a penguin, Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 February, 11am or 2pm
This is the story of an extraordinary explorer, planning his latest mission. He is learning to speak Penguin and he hopes that you will too! Tickets cost £10 per person or £36 for a family of 4.

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World War One in Richmond, The Museum of Richmond

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 February, 10am-12pm
Learn about the history of the Princess Mary Gift Boxes that were given to the armed forces in WW1 and then get creative with origami to make and decorate your own box to take home. £5.50 per child. Places are limited so booking is essential.
Suitable for children aged 5+

Half-term at Surrey Docks Farm Club

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February
Meet the animal sessions, daily from 2.30-3pm (£1 per person. This event will only go ahead if there are enough volunteers and if it’s not raining.
There’s also a Farm holiday club for children aged 8+ where they can experience feeding, grooming and mucking out the friendly farm animals. Costs £35 per person and booking is essential.

Bird Box Building, Esher

Tuesday 18 February 2.30pm
Help make bird boxes so that birds can have shelter. This is a free event but spaces are limited. Booking essential, email [email protected]

Polka Theatre Workshops

Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 February
There’s a whole host of workshops for all ages available this half-term. 

PROPerty of Polka 10.30am-3.30pm
A creative acting workshop for budding actors. Suitable for children aged 8-12.

Sing a song 0.30am-3.30pm
Bring some favourite Polka songs to life with this all singing, all-dancing musical theatre workshop. Suitable for children aged 6-8.

Polka’s Treasure Chest of Stories
Bring your favourite toy and enjoy a magical story adventure. Suitable for children 6 months – 5 years.

For more information and prices visit the Polka Theatre website.

Spymasters at Hampton Court Palace

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February, 11am-4pm
Queen Elizabeth I’s spymasters are back at Hampton Court Palace with more clues to solve, evidence to uncover and treasonous conspiracies to stop this February half term! Admission applies

The Godstone Farm Olympics

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February
Celebrate the Olympic year at Godstone Farm this half-term. Race on tractors or try your hand at welly throwing. Adults £9.25, children aged 2-16 £9.25, under 2s £4.10 and children under 1 are free.

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Farming week at Bocketts Farm

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February
Learn about the sheep and lambs in the “Meet the Shepherd” sessions throughout the day. There’s also Birds of Prey flying demonstrations as well as dancing and games from “Gigglette” from The Giggle Company.

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Whatever the Weather at RHS Wisley

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February
Head to RHS Wisley this half-term and learn all about the weather. There’s a garden trail, drop-in craft sessions, planting workshops and a tour of Wisley Weather Station and more.

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Photo credit: RHS Wisley

Hockney Week at The LightBox Woking

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 February
A jam-packed week full of activities for kids over half-term.

3D Landscapes
Inspired by David Hockney’s landscapes, have a go at creating your own 3D landscape using natural and found materials. £8 per child, advance booking required.

Cup Weaving
Make decorated weaved pots from recycled cups. Suggested donation £3

Learn to Create Tablet Art
Using tablet software, learn how to create your own David Hockney-inspired artwork. £8 per child.
Suitable for children aged 8-11

Big Art Landscape

Create a Big Art Project using smaller images. Suggested donation £3

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Photo credit: The Lightbox, Woking

Out of this World Storytelling at Fishers Farm

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February
Hear all about aliens and rockets as you travel through space – there’s lots to explore. There’s also a SpaceCraft Station, daily magic show and a “Spaceman” family disco. Tickets cost £16.75.

Butser Farm

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February
Step back in time and learn ancient skills with hands-on demonstrations. There’s also a themed trail around the building. Adults £9, children aged 3-16 £5, under 3s are free. Family ticket £24.

Ready to Race at Brooklands Museum

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February, 10-4pm
Explore the science behind speed and join the pit-crew for a fun hands-on session by getting a car ready to race on the track. Adults £17.95, child aged 5-16 £9.95, under 5s are free.

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Thumbs Up It’s Thursday, Kingston

Thursday 20 February
It’s a day of fun for kids in Kingston, with craft sessions at Kingston Museum, Make your own Emoji at the Apple store and Mini Ninja Sushi classes for Kids. There’s also plenty of restaurants where kids can eat free too. See the full timetable here.

Room on the Broom at The Rose Theatre, Kingston

Tuesday 18 – Sunday 23 February
Adapted from Julia Donaldson’s popular book, The Room on the Broom tells the story of a witch and her cat and the animals who join them on their adventure. Tickets from £15.
Suitable for children aged 3+

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Photo credit: The Rose Theatre, Kingston

The Little Bushcraft Family Adventure, Painshill Park

Thursday 20 February 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Head off to a family adventure and explore the deep dark woods. You’ll be den building, digging rivers, lighting fire before ending the day with a hot chocolate around the campfire. Tickets cost £25 per person.
Suitable for children aged 5+

Pottery Throwing and Pottery Painting, Hindhead

Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19 February 10am-1pm or 2pm- 4pm
Paint a piece of pottery at the school holiday painting workshop. £4.50 per item.
Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

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Museum Explorers, Elmbridge Museum

Monday 17 February, 12pm – 1.30pm
Discover what life was like in Elmbridge during the Second World War. See were bombs fell and handle real WW2 artefacts. £5 per child (accompanying adults are free)
Suitable for children aged 5-13

Kids Club at Chessington Garden Centre

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February
Paint your own toolbox or paint a pot and plant a flower. Sessions last between 45 minutes – 1 hour. £5 per child
Recommended for children aged 4+

Chessington Animal Adventures

Saturday 15- Saturday 23 February
Explore the animals of Chessington and go under the depths of the ocean at the SEA LIFE centre too. Selected rides will also be open. Tickets from £15 per person

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Family Fun, Guildford Spectrum

Monday 14 – Monday 24 February
Fun for the whole family, from ice skating to swimming, bowling, soft play and wall climbing. There will be something for everyone.

Tenpin Tuesdays – 50% off bowling

Tuesday 18 February, after 6pm
Every school holiday, Tenpin offers 50% off bowling AND selected drinks after 6pm. Available at Camberley, Croydon and Kingston.

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