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Half-term fun in the South East

What? Half term? Already? But it’s only just been Christmas.  We know. We weren’t ready for it either.  Who knew that January, what’s supposed to be the longest month ever, would fly by so quickly, leaving half term peeping round the corner.  Well don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in the South East to keep you busy.  You’re welcome.

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Godstone Farm Olympics

15th – 23rd Feb

Celebrate this Olympic year and complete the farm themed challenges in an action packed day out.  Will your welly throwing be far enough? Do you deserve a spot on the winners podium?  There’s animal encounters galore and indoor and outdoor play areas to keep all min-Olympians busy – everyone’s a winner.

Hever Castle

Living With Nature at Hever Castle

12th – 23rd Feb

Your LittleFolk can learn more about Wildlife and nature as part of Hever Castle’s February half-term event.  There’s falconry displays, wildlife charities and lots of activities for children.  Follow the nature trail in the grounds to investigate animal footprints and tracks, create a ladybug or bumble bee in a free craft workshop or transform into an animal with fabulous face art.

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Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs at Horniman Museum and Gardens

15th Feb – November

This family-friendly exhibition is a must for Dinosaur fanatics – with fossil skeletons, full-size models and animatronics that bring the Permian period to life.  There’s interactive dig pits and a creative art area to add to the dino fun.

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Photo credit: Chris Lacey, National Trust

Get outdoors with the National Trust

11th Feb – 23rd Feb

Embrace the outdoors and get messy and muddy at National Trust properties this half term. If you haven’t already, look out for the ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ challenges, packed with fun things to do from getting to know trees to making homes for wildlife.  From an interactive family art trail at Winston Churchill’s home Chartwell to a Murder Mysery trail at Scotney Castle and a Windchime Workshop at Knole, there’s plenty to keep you entertained throughout half term.

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Photot Credit: RHS, Georgi Mabee

Whatever the Weather: RHS Garden Wisley

15t – 23rd Feb

Enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities at RHS Garden Wisley and discover more about the wild weather of the UK. Join them for a garden trail, craft and planting activities where you can make umbrella pictures, weather masks and wind spinners, and take home a seed you’ve planted in the gardening sessions. There will also be storytelling at the weekends and a special tour of the Wisley Weather Station on Thursday 20 February.

The activities in the Clore Learning Centre run from 10am–12noon and 1pm–4pm daily.

Normal garden admission applies and all activities are free unless otherwise stated.

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