Monday 25th of January 2016
While it may feel like a theme park is best for a sunny day, what’s great about the Gulliver parks is that there are plenty of indoor attractions that kids can enjoy if the British weather lets you down such as the NERF Zone, Roller Zone and Splash Zone.
The indoor city run by kids is offering up some exciting new additions – including a brand new WWE Academy where kids can transform into their very own WWE Superstar. They can choose props, catchphrases, outfits, and even create a fun promo video.
On those days where the sun is shining and the British weather’s actually come through, there’s nothing like making the most of the great outdoors – and Go Ape is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get involved.
Take on the exciting treetop adventures in a host of locations across the UK where you’ll negotiate zip wires, canopy exploring and plenty of trails and obstacles for a day of adventure.
From the 10th-18th February, Chessington will be hosting its roaring Animal Adventures event with plenty of adventure.
Budding zookeepers will love new interactive show How to be a Zoo Keeper LIVE where you can meet exotic animals, not to mention Chessington Zoo itself, or even a trip under the sea at the SEA LIFE centre.
Of course, there’ll be plenty of fun rides on offer too from The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure to the Adventure Tree Carousel, not to mention the Scorpion Express and AMAZU Treetop Adventure will be open for business.
The four RHS Gardens will be offering up a host of fun-filled activities from Mud & Machines-themed trails to giant muddy puddles for kids to splash about in. It’s the perfect excuse for kids to get stuck in and get their hands dirty, as they explore the world of tractors, diggers, rocks, soil and, of course, mud! Meanwhile, Butterflies in The Glasshouse returns to Wisley for its tenth year this winter, providing an unforgettable tropical retreat for visitors.
From the 10th-18th February, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the farm’s February Frolics event in St Albans. There’ll be live lambing, daily bottle feeding demonstrations, as well as a host of arts and crafts at the Busy Bee Marquee. Smaller children can make the most of Cotton-Tail Village or the Woolly Jumpers Play Barn for indoor play, or meet goats, guinea pigs and rabbits in the petting zoo.
Not to mention it’s the home of the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground too!
The Lee Valley Park Farm in Essex is re-opening after a winter break from the 10th-11th, and its animals are ready to meet new human friends! Enjoy talks about the animals, a petting zoo, falconry displays.. and even a ride on Tex the Tractor. (Tickets from £9).
Meanwhile, teens can follow in the footsteps of stars such as Laura Trott and Sir Bradley Wiggings and challenge themselves on a fixed wheel bike at the Lee Valley VeloPark, while the nearby Athletics Centre is offering kids between 12-15 years old the chance to master their favourite sports.
Whatever the weather, you won’t be disappointed when you take a ride on one of the scenic steam engine trains – and you can enjoy as many rides as you like throughout the day.
Sunny? Go exploring on the treetop adventure or build a den in the woods. British weather let you down? There’s an indoor village filled with secret passages leading to hidden treasures, for plenty of fun for the whole family.
For half term, they’re also running extra activities including colouring, crafts and lots of BigJigs available to play with.
Although the Legoland theme park will be closed for half term, there’s a very special event taking place for families at the Legoland Windsor Resort hotel and the themed Castle Hotel. From the 9th-17th February, the resort will host it’s annual Junior Builder Week, with a fun-filled programme of activities and special events that the Lego-obsessed are sure to love.
On Monday 19th February, Kate’s Storytree will be taking root at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and Stratford Library. There’ll be an immersive Shakespearean storytelling session where kids can let their imaginations run wild, using everything from wooden blocks to colourful fabrics.