School Holidays Calderdale

February Half Term


15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm

This February half-term, there’s fun for all the family at Stockeld Park! The park is open from 15th – 23rd of February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!

Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all! Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!

Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops! Stockeld Park are welcoming Dragons Den winners, Sublime Science, who will be hosting 35-minute Science & Slime shows that will be full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things and of course, plenty of slime! Limited tickets are available for the Science & Slime shows and are only £2 per child when pre-booked online! The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts, den building, forest walks and build a teddy! Half term is covered at Stockeld Park!

Pre-book online HERE and quote: MUMCALDERDALE for an extra 10% discount!

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk/

Bike Courses

February 17-21, 2020

Courses at Halifax Fire Station.

Learn to Ride

One day course starting on balance bikes. Ages 5-9. £19.98. 10am-3pm.

February 18-19, 2020

Bikeability Level 1

Full day National Standard Level 1 for riders who are looking to develop skills ready for a journey on the road.

Ages 7-10. £19.98. 10am-3pm.

February 21, 2020

Bikeability Levels 1 & 2

Two day National Standard Level 1 and 2. Introduction to the road, covering bike maintenance, road positioning and signalling.

Ages 9-14. Free. 9.30am-3pm.

February 17-18, 2020

Bikeability Level 3

Two day National Standard Level 3. For experienced riders.

Ages 11-15. Free. 10am-3pm.

February 20-21, 2020

  • To book, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Calderdale Council Bikability.

Bricks 4 Kidz Workshops

LEGO building workshops during February half term 2020.

Medieval Minecraft LEGO workshop: Feb 18, The Mill Playcafe, 10.30am-noon. Feb 18, 20th Low Moor Scout Group HQ, 2-3.30pm. Feb 19, Brighouse Town, 9.30-11am. Feb 21, Southowram Community Centre, 2.30-4pm.

Minions Roadtrip LEGO Workshop: Feb 18, Southowram Community Centre, 2.30-4pm. Feb 19, Brighouse Town, 2.30-4pm. Feb 20, The Mill Playcafe, 1-2.30pm.

Ninjago Spinners LEGO Workshop: Feb 19, Brighouse Town, 12-1.30pm. Feb 20, The Mill Playcafe, 10.30am-noon.

Sonic World LEGO Workshop: Feb 20, Southowram Community Centre, 10.30am-noon. Feb 21, The Mill Playcafe, 10.30-noon, Feb 21, 20th Low Moor Scout Group HQ, 2-3.30pm.

Booking via EventBrite is essential. £5.98 per ticket.

Cannon Hall Farm Lambing Festival

15th – 23rd February 2020, 10.30am – 6.30pm

During February half term Cannon Hall Farm will welcome new lambs as well as a packed programme of entertainment.

  • Introductions to the new arrivals
  • Daily talks from our shepherds about the lambs and sheep
  • Lamb bottle-feeding demonstrations
  • Tractor trailer rides plus sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, Shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions.
  • Access to the amazing play areas including the soft play centre.

Booking advised. 

  • Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley. Tel: 01226 790427

CBBC Games Half Term – National Science and Media Museum

15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am-6pm

Discover the world of videogames with CBBC. Try brand new games, have a go at coding and play along with the experts!

There’ll be play zones previewing the latest CBBC game releases and a new coding gameshow in Wonderlab.  Younger children can chill out with one of the CBeebies apps, packed with games, stories and activities from favourite CBeebies friends.

Entry is free but some activities may have a small charge.

  • National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

Children’s Centres

February 18-20, 2020

Free holiday events with crafts, games and activities. No need to book. Suitable for families with children up to aged 8.

Boothtown Children’s Centre: Tuesday, February 18. 1.30-3pm. Rawson Street North, Halifax.

Todmorden Children’s Centre: Wednesday, February 19. 1.30-3pm. Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road.

Jubilee Children’s Centre: Thursday, February 20. 1.30-3pm. Lightowler Road, Halifax.

 

Children’s Climbing Sessions – ROKT

Two hours of instructed bouldering, climbing and caving (optional).

Suitable for kids aged five and over.

£16 per child, running through February half term 2020

Sessions at 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm.

  • ROKT Activity Centre, Millroyd Street, Brighouse. 01484 717444.

Chocofantastic Class

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Baking People Happy Children’s chocolate class where they will learn how chocolate is made, design a chocolate bar, mix and pour melted chocolate, add decorations, decorate a wrapper and make delicious chocolate lollipops.

£15. Ages 5-11.

  • Baking People Happy, Unit 12c, Holdsworth Road, Halifax. HX3 6SN. 07788 123730.

Crafts at Gordon Rigg Garden Centre

Crafty fun between 1pm and 4pm, on February 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28, 2020.

Drop into craft corner in our Todmorden store and choose from a variety of painting activities.

Price range from £2.99 – £5.99

Paint and plant a succulent Fairy Garden or Dinosaur Garden: Feb 20 & 27. 10am-noon. £13.99. Free juice cup drink and biscuit

  • Gordon Rigg Garden, Home & Leisure, 782 Rochdale Road, Todmorden.

Eureka: Half Term Hullabaloo

Half term is packed full of extra activities and special guest performers

Try the new Ludus interactive gaming wall, find out what it’s like to train as an astronaut and spin upside down in a human-sized gyroscope and see Same Difference Arts, who are bringing their huge periscope! 

  • Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax. 01422 330069.

Family Fun Day – Focus4Hope

Family fun day in Brighouse to raise money to support the homeless and vulnerable.

There will be face painting, festival glitter, kids’ arts and crafts, tombola, food, hot drinks, cakes, buns, biscuits and much more.

  • Saturday February 22, 2020. 10.30am-2.30pm. The Room Brighouse, The Old Town Hall, Brighouse HD6 1EA.

Valentine’s Family Rave – Todmorden

February 16, 2020

Family rave aimed at children aged 0-8 at Golden Lion, Todmorden. Music set to recommended levels for little ears and child-safe club lighting (no strobe lights).

THE PLAYHOUSE PROJECT, organised by ex-ravers and DJs who are now parents, promises top DJs, dancers, club lighting, visuals, bubble machines, inflatables, dancefloor activities and giant balloons.

There will also be chill out activities for those who want a break – themed craft tables, play dough areas, a chill out zone, book corner, face painting and glitter bar and a funky cake stall.

The basement bar will be open selling adults and kids drinks and food will be available in the restaurant throughout the day.

To book tickets, visit Skiddle
Adults £5, kids £4, family ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 kids) £20, babies (under 12 months) free –  ticket required. (Early Bird prices: adults £5, kids £4, family ticket £14)

For info, email theplayhouseprojectfamilyrave@gmail.com

  • Sunday, February 16, 2019. 2-4pm.

Flamingo Land Winter Opening

Open daily until 27th March 2020 from 10am – 4pm

Zoo Only Package: Monday-Friday. The zoo is open, as well as the Peter Rabbit playgrounds and various walks. £8 for adults and children aged 4+. Free entry for children aged 3 and under.

Zoo Plus Package: Saturday & Sunday. As above, with additional attractions including the sea lion show; Live Appearances from Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail; and 5 rides for young children. £12.50 for adults and children aged 4+. Free entry for children aged 3 & under.

Pre-booking advised.

  • Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. T: 0800 40 888 40

Forgotten Forest February Workshops

Get outside and into nature with these fun outdoor sessions.

Valentine’s Special: Feb 15, 2020. 10am-noon. Make flower perfume, lip balm, a willow heart and pizza.

Zog: Feb 16, 2020. 1-2.45pm.

Dragons Family Forest: Feb 18, 2020. 10-11.45am.

Unicorns: Feb 17, 2020. 10-11.45am. Make your own unicorn!

Bird Box Making: Feb 22, 2020. 10am-noon. Learn about birds, use binoculars, make a bird box to take home, as well as simple bird feeders.

  • Forgotten Forest, 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse. To book, visit Bookwhen

Half Term Junior Bread Club

Join Love Bread for a February 2020 half term workshop, focussing on world breads.

Suitable for children aged 5 and over. Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Dates: Feb 17, 10am-12.30pm; Feb 19, 10am-12.30pm; Feb 21, 10am-12.30pm.

  • Love Bread, 7 Martin Street, Brighouse.  Book via Eventbrite

Hardcastle Crags

February 17-21, 2020

Come and help craft a tree for Gibson Mill. Each day you’ll be able to craft a woodland creature to take home or leave in the tree branches.

Wrap up warm, and meet at Gibson Mill.

Hesketh Farm Park

Opens again on the 15th February 2020

Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales near Bolton Abbey. There’s loads to do including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun in the giant indoor sandpit or playing hide and seek  in the straw maze. They have a small cafe and room for picnics.

Read our Mumbler review here. 

  • Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710444

Hope Pastures Pony Day

Pony Pampering : 19th February 2020, 10.30am -12pm 

Meet the ponies and spend time pampering (brushing) them. £5 donation per person/child to pamper a pony and receive a rosette.  The visitor centre will be open for refreshments.

Pony Day: 20th February 2020, 10am -3pm

On a Pony Day children learn how to care for ponies under expert supervision. The emphasis is on fun and on building confidence and skills. The day includes activities such as leading and grooming the ponies, feeding and mucking out, as well as quizzes, games and pony puzzles.

£30 donation per child.

Booking required. 

  • Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344

Jorvik Viking Festival

15th-23rd February 2020

Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe; visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. Whether you’re well-versed in the sagas or looking for a thrilling half-term break, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

  • JORVIK Viking Centre, 19 Coppergate, York YO1 9WT

Jurassic Specials – Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

February 19 & 20, 2020

Get up close with an animatronic T-Rex and Raptor, learn how to be a dinosaur ranger and ride a decorated diesel train!

There will also be cute baby dinosaurs and live reptiles to meet, as Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s Oxenhope Exhibition Shed is transformed back the Jurassic era .

Pick up an activity book, and don’t forget to spot dinosaur eggs at each station.

Tickets (include unlimited steam and diesel train rides and entry to the Exhibition Shed):

Adults £18
Concessions £15
Children (5-15 inclusive) £9
Under 5’s are free

Ranger training camp is an optional extra £3 per child – booking essential.

  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth. 01535 635214.

Kirklees Light Railway – Fancy Dress February

15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm

All children who visit during February half term 2020 and wear fancy dress will travel for HALF PRICE. That’s just £3!

In addition to the kids’ half price travel, there will be craft activities available in the heated marquee at Shelley Station. There’s no need to book in advance and the activities are totally FREE for all valid ticket-holders.

  • Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727

Library Workshops – Age 2+

Workshops at Calderdale libraries during the February 2020 school half term holidays. Booking essential, via Ticket Source.

Captain Underpants

Superhero session based on the well-loved book by Dav Pilkey. Play Superhero bingo, choose your own Superhero name and make a mask. Age 5-8. £3 (£2 PTL).

  • Halifax Central Library & Archives: February 17, 2-3pm. Brighouse Library: February 18, 10.30-11.30am.

StoryTots – Bog Baby

Stories and crafts around the popular book by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward. Ages 2-4. £3 per child (£2 PTL).

  • Sowerby Bridge Library: February 18, 2-3pm.Halifax Central Library and Archives: February 19, 10.30-11.30am. Hebden Bridge Library: February 19, 2-3pm.

Stig of the Dump

Celebration of the classic children’s novel by Clive King. You will upcycle glass jars and make a mosaic coaster.

Ages 8-12. £5 per child (£4 PTL)

  • February 20, 10.30-11.30am. Halifax Central Library and Archives

Bloxels

Build your own video games with Bloxels, creating your own characters and background and working in teams to design your own game.

Ages 8-12. £5 per child (£4 PTL)

  • February 22, 2-3.30pm. Halifax Central Library and Archives.

Lotherton Love Birds, February Half Term

15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am -4pm

Love is in the air at Lotherton as they celebrate the wonderful birds at Wildlife World this February half term.

Learn more about our Humboldt penguins, take part in feathered crafts and follow the Love Birds trail. Take part in some bird care creations, make a bird box or bird feeder to take home for your garden, daily 11am to 3pm from the Nestbox Education Centre.

Love Birds is a free event with normal admission into Lotherton

No booking required.

  • Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford,  LS25 3EB

Magna Mayhem

15th -22nd February 2020

Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. Our purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays. Suitable for ages 0-15 years.

Standard sessions:10:30am, 12pm and 2pm.

Mini Mayhem sessions: Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st February at 10:30am and are for children aged 5 and under only.

Booking advised.

  • Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel: 01709 720002

MBI Shay Stadium Community Football

School holiday football club, February 2020.

Ages 5-11. £13 a day (£11 siblings). 9am-4pm.

Monday 17-Friday 21 February.

  • Call Lee Ashworth on 07834 421064.

Mum’s Team Walk

February 21, 2020

Informal walk around Wellholme park before a brew and biscuits in the play room at Wellholme Children’s Centre.

Meet at 9.15am at Wellholme Children’s Centre for prompt 9.30am departure.

  • Wellholme Children’s Centre, 9.15am.

 

National Railway Museum – York

15th – 23rd February 2020, 9am-5pm

Take a step into the clever world of coding in a future-focused half term, with robots, dancing, toys and stories.

  • Leeman Rd, York, YO26 4XJ. 03330 161 010

Oakwell Hall Half Term Trail

February 16-23, 2020

Enjoy a winter walk around Oakwell Park and pick up a special activity pack from the Visitor Centre shop.

£1.50 per pack. The shop is closed on Mondays.

  • Oakwell Hall Half Term Trail. WF17 9LG.

Opera North – Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

15th February 2020, 11am and 2pm

The perfect introduction to opera for 4-7 year olds and their families.

The classic Dr Seuss book is beautifully brought to life, teaching us all (even the grown-ups) the very important life lesson – you cannot know what you will like until you have tried it!

Featuring two opera singers and a nine-piece orchestra, this short performance will begin with an interactive workshop introducing families to the music, instruments and themes within the piece.

Booking required via Opera North Website.

  • Leeds Central Library, Room 700

Space4Craft Workshops

Friday, February 21, 2020

Monster Making – Friday, February 21, 2020. 2-3.30pm.

Make monsters with natural clay.

Age 8+
Price £10

  • . Space4Craft, Cooper House, Shelf.

Ponderosa Zoo

February 15-23, 2020

Come and learn about reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates as we launch our brand new Reptile House!

You’ll see Mangrove Snakes, Spiny Tailed Iguana, Red Footed Tortoise and more!

Talk and Animal Encounter Times:

12pm: Small Mammal Encounter
2pm: Tortoise Encounter

  • Ponderosa Animals & Adventure, Heckmondwike, WF16 OPN. 01924 235276.

Pop-up Sensory Room for Families with Additional Needs – Leeds City Museum

20th February 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

A pop-up sensory room with bubble tube, dark tents and tactile toys, for a calmer moment on your museum trip in the holidays.

Booking required.

  • Leeds City Museum

Pottery Painting

February 22, 2020

Paint something lovely at Hippopottery’s mobile paint your own pottery studio at Shibden. It’s held in the cafe, so parents can enjoy food and drinks while their child paints. Baby hand and foot prints available.

Bookings taken from 10.30am-3pm for 1.5 hours of painting. Please contact 07540 832930 or view the Facebook page.

Cash payments only.

STUDIO FEE APPLIES £1.50 per painter plus the cost of what you choose to paint.

  • Coffee Culture in the Park, Shibden.

Shay Stadium Community Football

February 17-21, 2020

School holiday football club at the Shay Stadium, Halifax.

Ages 5-11

£13 per day, £10 for siblings.

9am-4pm.

  • To book, contact Lee Ashworth on 0783 442 1064.

 

 

Skating @ YMCA

Daily Holiday skate sessions 2020:

Session 1 – 10.30am – noon
Session 2 – 12.15 pm – 1.45pm

£3, including skate hire. £2.70 if using your own skates.

Skate School: Wednesday, February 19 & Friday, February 21. £5 per person. Must be booked in advance. Skaters will learn how to skate better forwards, backwards, corner properly and how to stop.

  • Halifax YMCA, 13-15 Crossley Street, Halifax. 01422 353626.

Soccer Schools

February 17-21, 2020

FA Qualified and Academy-standard coaches.

Ages 4-7 and 8+

Special two day price £31.60 (£20.90 PTL). One day price £17.50 (12.20 PTL)

9.30am-3.30pm

Todmorden Sports Centre

  • Monday, February 17 & Tuesday, February 18 (age 4-7)
  • Thursday, February 20 & Fridauday, February 21 (age 8+)

To book, call 01706 839090.

Sparks! Bankfield Museum

February 18-20, 2020

Half Term fun at Bankfield Museum.

February 18: Make your own sculpture, robot, monster or whatever your heart desired with junk materials

February 19: Create your own landscape picture

February 20: Make a glove monster

  • Sessions at 11am-noon, 1-2pm and 2-3pm.
  • £4 per child (£3 PTL). Book online at museums.calderdale.gov.uk

Stig of the Dump

Thursday, February 20 2020

A celebration of classic children’s novel Stig of the Dump. Children will up-cycle glass jars and make their own mosaic coaster.

  • Central Library and Archive, Halifax. 10.30-11.30am.

Storytime with Grandad Wheels

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Join local author Brian Abram – AKA Grandad Wheels – at Book Corner Halifax for a reading of his groundbreaking picture book, ‘Charlie’s Big Idea’.

Free event, just turn up!

  • February 15, 11am-noon. Book Corner Halifax, The Piece Hall.

Valentines Art Camp at The Little Box Company

February 17-21, 2020

Snacks, drinks and craft supplies provided. Children need a packed lunch and messy clothes!

  • Preschool: 3 to 5 years, 9am-noon
  • Part time: 5 to 11 years, 9am-3pm
  • Full time: 5 to 11 years, 7.30am-5.30pm

The Little Box Company, 54 Asquith Bottom, Sowerby Bridge. HX6 3BT. littlebox1993@outlook.com.

The Great Leeds Valentine’s Fair

14th February – 23rd February 2020

The Leeds Valentine’s fair is back for another year of fun for all the family with over 70 rides and attractions. The fair will be at a new venue for 2020 Woodhouse Moor.

£1 entry fee. OAPS and under 1m free. All children’s rides £1.50.

Open daily 1pm-9pm, except Friday 14th 5pm-9pm

  • Woodhouse Moor, LS6 2NA

Thornton Hall Farm – February Half Term

17th – 23rd February 2020, 10am -4.30pm

  • Monday 17th February –  Critters! Get up close and personal to a wide selection of friendly creatures and creepy crawlies.
  • Tuesday 18th February –  Farm Fun Day with lots of farm activities all day long
  • Wednesday 19th February – Professor Pumpernickel will be performing his amazing Science show.
  • Thursday 20th February – Magical Unicorn Day. Enjoy rides on our special Thornton Hall ‘Unicorn’ plus other themed activities including Glitter and Grooming and face painting
  • Friday 21st February – Critters! Get up close and personal to a wide selection of friendly creatures and creepy crawlies.
  • Saturday 22nd February – Farm Fun Day with lots of farm activities all day long
  • Sunday 23rd February –  Jason the Juggling Jester. His amazing juggling skills and entertainment act will have the children amazed.

Normal admission applies, some events have extra charges.

  • Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148

Utopia Gymnastics Camp & Open Play

February 17-21, 2020

Fun activities for all ages at Utopia Gymnastics in Brighouse. Piced  from £24 per day. Gymnastics, arts and crafts, games and more.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Open play gymnastics sessions, 11am-noon, £5 per child. No need to book. Includes a free tea or coffee in the cafe afterwards.

  • 01484 717428,

Work Hard, Play Harder! National Coal Mining Museum

15th February – 23rd February, 2020

Work hard, Play Harder! @ Pit and celebrate 100 years of Miners’ Welfare, getting hands-on with mining-themed activities.

Daily traditional games, plus special events including Meet Peggy Thorpe, Game on, Make your Own Soap, Explore the Pithead Baths.  Suitable for 7 years and upwards.

  • Caphouse Colliery, Overton, WF4 4RH. 01924 848806

Xscape Yorkshire – Half Term Activities

From testing your strength and learning new skills to laughing out loud, there’s something for everyone! Take a leap of faith at Gravity Aerial Adventures, hit the real snow slope sledging at Snozone and have a round of golf in Volcano Falls Adventure Golf

Take part in their Charity Lego Walk challenge for the Yorkshire Children’s Trust 20th February 2020.

  • Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA. Tel: 01977 664794

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – February Half Term

18th February and 22nd February 2020

  • 18th February: Outdoor Sculpture Building – Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Sessions 11.00am and 1.30pm.
  • 22nd February: Family Drawing in Paradise – Join in imaginative drawing activities in the beautiful chapel. Free event. Various times.
  • 22nd February: Playful Sculpture Walk. Join in a playful and interactive walk to wake up minds and make discoveries. Various times.

Some events have a charge and booking is required. See YSP website for full details on location.

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG (SatNav WF4 4JX) Tel: 01924 832 631