What's On This February Half Term

Published: Monday 3rd Feb 2020

Written by: Aimee Anderson

February Half Term is just around the corner and what better way to spend quality time together than to enjoy a self-catering break in the Suffolk countryside. The winter is a great time to visit our fabulous county and whether you enjoy being active or you prefer a more relaxed break there's something for everybody.

Try a bike ride on one of the many trails around the county. You can even hire bikes if you haven't got your own head to the cycling hire centre at Rendlesham Forest or Alton Water and hire bicycles suitable for the whole family. There's also plenty of local food and drink to sample, try one of your local pubs and cafes for mouth-watering meals with locally sourced ingredients.

If you're unsure what you'd like to do on your February Half Term break in Suffolk, take a look at our guide to the top family-friendly activities below that will keep you and your troops busy:

Suffolk Science Festival
Bury St Edmunds Town Centre
Saturday 15th - Thursday 20th February 2020
Whether you like Science, Maths, Computing and Engineering or not, come and take a look at the many free exhibits, stalls and stands for you to visit. With the Festival over four central locations throughout the town of Bury St. Edmunds there is so much to see and do. This year's theme is Human Biology and how as humans our bodies work and move. There will be a science themed trail around the venues for you to join in and the cards for the trail will be available at each venue – wherever you begin! 
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Snowdrops Walks, Treasure Trails and Spring Bulbs
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Saturday 15th February - Sunday 8th March 2020
February is a great time to visit the gardens at Kentwell Hall. The Shrubbery and back wood are carpeted with Snowdrops and little pockets of Aconites. The rest of the Gardens are charming as their winter starkness is banished by emerging springtime shoots. There are a range of other family friendly activities taking place including a Family Treasure Hunt, Story Book Trails and Outdoor Games Area. Don't forget to re-charge your batteries at the Stable Yard Tea Rooms after a busy day of exploring.
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Half term story telling in Little Rascals and Spring Nature Trail
Snape Maltings, Snape
Saturday 15th February - Wednesday 15th April 2020
Throughout the February half-term, come and listen to authors reading their charming stories at the Little Rascals shop in Snape Maltings. All activities are free. No need to book, just drop in and enjoy! Whilst you're there pick up a Nature Trail map and spend the day exploring the grounds of Snape Maltings with the chance to complete fun activity sheets and enter a free prize draw.
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Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Pantomime
The Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge
Saturday 15th February - Saturday 22nd February 2020
The Company of Four are pleased to present Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood as their annual pantomime for 2020. It combines two well known stories in a feast of fun and laughter for all the family. This magical production tells the tale of two young children sent away to be looked after by Nurse Nellie who works for the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. When the Sheriff, who is obsessed with money and power, finds out the babes are rich he hatches a plan to capture them, steal their money, and wed the beautiful Maid Marian. This pantomime promises to be a fast paced, comical and colourful adventure not to be missed! Booking essential. Adults £15, children £10, concessions £13.50.
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Frrozen - a forest adventure
High Lodge, Thetford Forest
Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd February 2020
A fantastic half term activity for those who like escape room games, treasure hunts and solving puzzles. Work as a team to find the clues that  lead you to the Winter Witch's lair where you will have to break her icy grip to let the magic of Spring begin. But you have to hurry – you only have 60 minutes to prove yourselves. £65 per group for up to 6 players per team. Booking is essential.
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Arc's Astronaut Academy
The Arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds
Monday 17th February 2020
Zoom off to another galaxy with arc shopping centre this February half-term as the shopping centre brings an out of this world experience to Bury St Edmunds. Children that enroll in the Astronaut Academy will take part in a space training session where they will be taught all the special skills that astronauts need. They will then be able to dress up as an astronaut before embarking on their mission to the moon. The newly trained astronauts will then be able to step inside a dome shaped planetarium where they will watch a 3D tour of the solar system. If the astronauts successfully complete their mission they will be rewarded with some real space food!
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Feeling inspired? Click here to book your February Half Term break now in a luxury self-catering holiday cottage in the countryside.

Aimee Anderson



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