February Half Term Activities in Essex

Not long until February half term holiday, and if you are wondering where to take the children, check out all the amazing attractions in Essex to visit during the week.

February Half Term Essex Activities

Audley End House and Gardens History Makers

Location : Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF

Join characters from the past for historical hijinks and hands-on shenanigans at Audley End House and Gardens this half-term. 

Join our resident archaeologists and explore the Roman period through ancient finds. Learn about their tools and the techniques to uncover life 2000 years ago.

Join us for lots of fresh-air family fun on this great value day out.

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Barleylands Farm Park Lambing Live

Location : Barleylands Rd, Billericay CM11 2UD

February half term Essex

This February half term, join us for Lambing Live. Our farmers will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding our adorable new borns plus there will be interactive talks about shepherding and much more.

You’ll also be able to get up close with the newborn animals. There will be craft and a sheep themed trail to follow too.

As well as all your other farm favourites including:

Feeding, birds of prey talks, tractor rides, soft play, nocturnal room, reptile house, farm museum, walk through aviary, shooting cannons and much more!

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Colchester Zoo Zooper Heroes

Location : Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL

17th February – 25th February 2024

Throughout February Half Term, we will be celebrating the Zooper Heroes at Colchester Zoo and their role in looking after our animals here and saving species in the wild!

From the Animal Care Team who care for our animals to researchers, educators and record keepers, come and find out about our Zooper Heroes at Colchester Zoo. Grab your little one’s cape and boots this half term and watch as your child becomes a wildlife hero and joins the fight against extinction!

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Hylands House Events

Location : Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

18th February – Hylands Open Estate Day – Join them in the Drawing Room for storytelling by Mike Dodsworth at 10:30am 11:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm in the Drawing Room.

Visit the Library to read more about Weddings and Royal Visits with the social history exhibition. They’ll be in the Banqueting Room making your own Royal characters, as well as ‘lovingly’ making some Valentines themed paper crafts.

24th & 25th February – Beginners’ Stained Glass Workshop – Spend a fun day learning a new skill and creating your own stained glass project with Hylands Artist Mona Marnell. The day runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm and starts with Mona teaching you how to cut glass safely.

Then, having picked your pattern and the glass you want to use, Mona will guide you through the cutting, copper-foiling and soldering processes so by the end of the day you have made a beautiful stained glass creation.

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Marsh Farm Half Term Family Frolic

Location : Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5WP

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Fed up with the kiddos being tethered to their gadgets? Want an epic day out that doesn’t break the bank? 🎯 It’s time to switch off the screens and step into a world of outdoor fun for 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 £𝟳.𝟵𝟵 𝗮 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻!

Embark on a magical journey at Marsh Farm – where adventure and adorable animals await! Meet and greet our furry friends like the gracious llamas, gleeful goats, cuddly rabbits, and not forgetting our magnificent Highland cow! 🐐🐰🐮

But wait, there’s more! Put your skills to the test with mini golf, let the young ones loose in our soft play area, and hop aboard our mini tractors and horsey galloper ride! 🚜🐎

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Old MacDonalds Farm Singing Princesses

Location : Weald Rd, Brentwood CM14 5AY

It’s going to be a magical February half term at Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park.

We have a host of entertainment for 2024 featuring our wonderful Singing Princesses.

Plus you can meet and greet our dragons, ride on all of our rides, see our wonderful animals and get involved in our Half term shows.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Looking for February half term activities to do in a neighbouring county, check out February half term Norfolk and February Half term Suffolk.