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It's Welly Time: Winter Days Out and Half Term Activities

[caption id="attachment_1818" align="alignright" width="300"]Fun Days Out Whatever the weather, wrap up against it, go out and most importantly have fun![/caption] Get your woollies and wellies on and brave the winter weather to enjoy these fab days out.

Warwickshire

All Things Wild: Dinosaur Roar Saturday 11th - Sunday 26th February. Discover the fantastic world of dinosaurs, touch some real-life fossils and even encounter dinosaurs after dark on our amazing Dino Nights. Ride the dino land train and visit the Step Through Time Dinosaur Experience where you can get up close to these fascinating species of the past! Station Road, Honeybourne, Evesham, WR11 7QZ.  01386 833083.  www.allthingswild.co.uk


Rugby Gallery & Museum: Little Discoveries - Mini Explorers Every Tuesday: 11.00am - 12.00noon. Take your toddler on a journey of discovery at these free, one-our creative play sessions for the under-fives. Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ.  01788 533217.  www.ragm.co.uk


Kenilworth Castle: Awesome Archaeology Monday 20th - Friday 24th February: 10.30am - 15.30pm. Meet intrepid adventurers and see atefacts gathered from their digs around the world. Take part in activities including coin rubbing and facial reconstruction as well as digging for finds in the sand pit. Great fun for the family this half term. Castle Green, Kenilworth, CV8 1NG.  01926 852078.  www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth


British Motor Museum: Brick Week Saturday 18th - Sunday 26th February. Get building with jumbo foam bricks in a dedicated under 5s area and tour the Museum in special under 5s push along 'ride in' cars/ For older siblings and parents join in automotive-themed brick building challenges in the LEGO Education Innovation Studio. 11 Banbury Road, Gaydon, CV35 0BJ.  01926 641188.  www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk


Stratford Butterfly Farm Saturday 18th - Sunday 26th February. Come rain or shine, discover some of the world's most beautiful and spectacular butterflies. Take part in daily Meet the mini-Beast handling sessions in the Discovery Zone. Minibeast Metropolis is teeming with life and home to an amazing leafcutter ant colony, one of the largest on display in the UK! Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS.  01789 299288.  www.butterflyfarm.co.uk


Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum Saturday 28th January: 13.00 - 15.00pm - Join The Big Garden Bird Watch with the RSPB. Make bird blow darts or apple feeders! Saturday 25th February - Design your own pocket monster using air drying clay. Saturday 25th March - Make Japanese spring flowers. FREE events for the whole family. Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA.  01926 742700.  www.warwickds.gov.uk/royalpumprooms


Northamptonshire

Mini Meadows: Lambing A lovely children's farm set in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside. Boasting a large array of cute, not so cure, small and not so small farm animals. Please check the website for dates & times for bottle feeding the lambs. Naseby Road, Northampton, NN6 6HZ.  07824 393517.  www.minimeadowsfarm.co.uk


Wickstead Park: Play Park Little ones can burn off some steam at the huge play park with slides, climbing frames and much more. Wickys Play Factory is open daily for all the little ones to bounce, run, jump and explore! Walk around the lake or head in to the woods on a nature safari.  Parking £1 - £3 in winter. Barton Road, Kettering, NN15 6NJ.  01536 512475.  www.wicksteadpark.org


Northampton Museum & Art Gallery: Plate & Coaster Painting Workshops Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th February: 10.15am - 11.15am and 11.30am - 12.30pm. Using ceramic paints, children can decorate a mini plate or a coaster with their own design. £2 per design. Booking essential. Call 01604 837276 to book.  Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP.  www.northampton.gov.uk/museums


Old Dairy Farm: Lambing Saturdays & Sundays: 4th - 26th March. Come and see the lambs being born in the under cover lambing sheds. Warm coats and wellington boots are recommended.  The whole centre will be open, with a cafe, shops and ample free car parking. Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre, Upper Stowe, NN7 4SH.  01327 340525.  www.olddairyfarmcentre.co.uk


Brixworth Country Park: Nature Tots Third Wednesday of every month (term time only): 10.00am. Nature themed walk with a Ranger following by a craft activity for pre school children. £3.50 per child per session includes refreshments. Booking essential. Northampton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DG.  0300 126 5936.  www.northamptonshireparks.com


Mead Open Farm: Lambing February Half Term. See baby lambs take their first steps, bottle feed the older lambs and watch live lambing on Lamb Cam - you might even see a lamb being born! Plus, with plenty of indoor play and outdoor activities there's plenty to do whatever the weather. Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9JH.  01525 852954.  www.meadopenfarm.co.uk


Oxfordshire

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th February. Come along to the February Half Term Steaming Days. There will be a full-size steam train in action, ready to take you for a ride and they also have miniature ride-on steam trains. Station Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4BY.  01296 655720.  www.bucksrailcentre.org


Costwold Farm Park: Lambing Saturday 11th February - Sunday 23rd April. Snuggled up on the stacked bales, you might just witness the first tentative steps of a little one! Meanwhile, bottle feeding takes place every day in the Touch Barn - a magical experience for all ages. Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, GL54 5UG.  01451 850307.  www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk


Fairytale Farm: Half Term Fun Monday 13th - Friday 17th February. Under 5s can create a love bug to give as a Valentine's gift to mums and dads. Enjoy the premier of the new interactive, musical Dancing Fountains and visitors can also have their photos taken by the Giant's Camera. Oxford Road (A44), Southcombe, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QH.  01608 238014.  www.fairytalefarm.co.uk


Cogges Manor Farm: Half Term Fun Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th February: 10.00am - 16.00pm. Activities in the manor house each day, including storytelling, craft and winter welly walk. Plus enjoy Cogges Castle, a timber play fort with slides and zip wire, swing basket, climbing frame and wobbly bridge. Church Lane, Witney, OX28 3LA.  01993 772602.  www.cogges.org.uk


Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary Everyday: 11.00am - 16.00pm. The sanctuary cares for and protects abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals, including; a sheep, goats, chickens, geese, ducks and a pot bellied pig called Percy.  Free entry to see the animals - donations welcome. Old Didcot Road, Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, OX10 0SW.  01491 833938.  www.donkeyrescue.co.uk


Didcot Railway Centre: Day Out With Thomas Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th March. All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas.  Take part in Thomas-themed activities, and experience a ride behind a real steam engine. Shake hands and have your photo taken with The Fat Controller and take part in Thomas-themed activities in the Imagination Station. Didcot, Oxford, OX11 7NJ.  01235 817200.  www.dayoutwiththomas.co.uk/didcot


Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire

Milton Keynes Museum: Half Term Fun Monday 13th - Friday 17th February: 11.00am - 16.30pm. Five days of holiday activities geared to young visitors. Extraordinary science experiments, fascinating magic lantern shows and the chance to make your own peg doll are among the attractions. Plus you'll joined on Friday 17th by the RSPB all day. McConnell Drive, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.  01908 316222.  www.mkmuseum.org.uk 


Thrift Farm: Lambing Saturday 8th April: 09.30am - 16.00pm. There's loads for you to see and do including engaging talks from the farmer, a chance to jump on a bouncy castle or be transformed by face painters. There will also be animal handling sessions and craft activities. Buckingham Road, Milton Keynes, MK17 0EQ.  01908 501733.  www.thriftfarm.co.uk


Waddesdon Manor: Muddy Adventure February Half Term. Waddesdon has teamed up once again with the Thames Valley Orienteering Club to provide younger visitors with a great opportunity for a week of muddy adventure. There will be four routes to choose from and four special interlocking medals to collect. Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH.  01296 820141.  www.waddesdon.org.uk


Mead Open Farm: Lambing February Half Term. See baby lambs take their first steps, bottle feed the older lambs and watch live lambing on Lamb Cam - you might even see a lamb being born! Plus, with plenty of indoor play and outdoor activities there's plenty to do whatever the weather. Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9JH.  01525 852954.  www.meadopenfarm.co.uk


Bletchley Park: Think, Make, Do Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 17th & Friday 18th February: 10.30am - 15.30pm. Think, Make, Do... Cyber workshops include games and activities exploring some of the highly relevant modern day issues of online safety and how these relate to the Bletchley Park Codebreakers. The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB.  01908 640404.  www.bletchleypark.org.uk


Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th February. Come along to the February Half Term Steaming Days. There will be a full-size steam train in action, ready to take you for a ride and they also have miniature ride-on steam trains. Station Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4BY.  01296 655720.  www.bucksrailcentre.org


Details are correct at time of printing. Please check with the event hose for prices, time & dates.