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Things to do in February Half Term

14 February 2020

Monday 17th February marks the start of half-term. Dorset always has so much to offer whenever half-term comes around, whether that involves exploring the countryside and coastline, visiting some of Dorset’s best attractions, or attending local events, you won’t be let down.

We’ve compiled a list of events, including some amazing offers followed by some features that we think can inspire your half-term fun. From visiting the cheeky monkeys at Monkey World or getting involved in some roarsome Dinosaur fun at Adventure Wonderland, to a wedding showcase at Lulworth Castle and so much more, there really is something for everyone.

Just take a look below, the fun awaits...

Things to do in February half term

Half-Term Events in Dorset

15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Half-term ActivitiesBring your brave teddy to escape King John's castle on the teddy bear zip wire. Watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine with Trebuchet launches at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 3pm. Have fun with friends and family playing historic games. Explore the castle with the family castle quest and crafts in the Outer Bailey. Try your own medieval costume and be a knight or a ...
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020
New Forest, Dorset
Hands-on Half-term at BeaulieuGet hands-on at Beaulieu this February Half-Term! Ever fancied becoming a Victorian house servant or training as a country garage apprentice mechanic? Now’s your chance! Join us from February 15th – 23rd to get hands-on with a range of fun activities, including the chance to discover curious 19th-century gadgets and motoring artefacts... Don your overalls and help Jack Tucker complete ...
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020
Wareham, Dorset
Kid For A QuidFrom Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February 2020, Monkey World is offering children entry to the park for just £1 when they each bring a present for the primates! Eligible presents are: 1 x bag of seeds (sunflower/pumpkin) 1 x bag of nuts (walnuts/almonds / pecans/monkey nuts in shells) 1 x packet of sugar-free jelly crystals Children must be accompanied by a full-paying adult ...
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020
Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Kids Go Free! Half-term OfferChildren (5 - 15 years of age) go free on the dates below at Swanage Railway when accompanied by an adult fare paying passenger. Saturday 15th February - Sunday 23rd February 2020. Applies to Standard Single and Return (Round Trip) Fares Does not apply to Sea Train Adventure, Corfe Castle Model Village Inclusive Tickets, Car 14 Observation Coach and First Class Supplements
15 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020
Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Tank Zoo at The Tank Museum!February Half Term 2020 15th February – 23rd February 2020 10:00 am – 17:00 pm TONNES OF FUN FOR FAMILIES! With dressing up, interactive exhibits, games and more, there's tonnes to see and do. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles. TANK ZOO - ...
17 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020
Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Dinosaurs roar into Adventure WonderlandEveryone is going dinosaur crazy at Adventure Wonderland, Dorset's multi award-winning family theme park, with dino-themed activities and attractions this February. Horace the Pliosaur will be the star attraction, taking up 'roar'sidence during half term at the park, which is opposite Bournemouth airport, from Monday 17th – Friday 21st February. He'll be joined by Terence the T-Rex who will ...
17 Feb 2020 to 21 Feb 2020
Dorchester, Dorset
Half-term: Pirates at Shire HallSwash-Bucklin’ Fun Aplenty at Shire Hall! Treasure Hunt Parrot Spotting! Film Nights.. Create your own wanted poster 10 – 4pm Kids Dressed as Pirates go free! 2 kids go free with every full paying adult.
19 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020
Weymouth, Dorset
Pantomime: Robinson CrusoeAhoy there m’hearties! Preston Pantomime Group is embarking on a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas in this year’s hilarious panto ROBINSON CRUSOE! Join our hero Robinson Crusoe and the crew of the Saucy Sue as they sail the seven seas in search of the long lost Treasure of Mermaid Reef! It’s not all plain sailing though as the evil Captain Blackhead has more than a few tricks up his ...
20 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020
Poole, Dorset
Light Up Poole: A Festival of LightLight Up Poole, the annual festival of digital light art will return to the town in February and reach beyond the streets after dark with a series of talks that are every bit as illuminating as the light art installations to be seen outdoors. More than 40,000 visitors experienced last year’s incredible displays and for Light Up Poole 2020 organisers are extending the light up time and ...
23 February 2020
Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Lulworth Castle Wedding ShowcaseBe inspired as the most exclusive wedding venue in Dorset opens its doors for a unique afternoon showcase on Sunday 23rd February 2020, 2pm to 6pm ending with a fabulous fireworks show courtesy of Fireworks Solutions. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of supplier ideas and inspiration. See the castle dressed to impress and be amazed as the light falls and the candles shine out. Our caterers ...

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