If you are thinking of taking the family away over February half term, then now is the time to start your research!
Whether you’re thinking of visiting the English Riviera or are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful part of the country, there are so many things to do with the family during February half term.
Escape the winter weather during February half term and visit Torquay’s Dinosaur World to take part in their February Fossil Festival. With new fossils to discover, new fossils to learn about and new fossils to touch, there’s so much to see and do. And don’t forget the old favourites like putting your head inside the jaw of a fossilised T-Rex skull, or touching the fossilised dinosaur poo!! Plus, with a special Fossil Festival Quiz you can even win your very own 160 million year old fossil to take home. Now that’s going to banish the winter blues! This events takes place from Saturday 16th February to Sunday 24th February 2019 from 11am – last entry 3pm – close at 5pm.
Join the Stone Age School gang for some Prehistoric themed fun – In line with Key Stage 1 and 2 learning! Kents Cavern is a fantastic family attraction open all year round. Celebrate life thousands of years ago by becoming one of the tribe and take part in your own Stone Age adventure! Could you make your own Stone Age shelter to survive? Could you become a hunter by searching for ancient beasts? Can you discover art in caves and recreate your own? There’s all of this and more to look forward to in the Stone Age festival, all week at Kents Cavern. There’s loads of activities to take part in, included in the cave admission price.
If the weather’s not so good, Bygones is a fantastic indoor attraction situation in St. Marychurch Torquay. From 16 Feb 24 Feb 2019 February. Join their Half-Term Victorian Coin Hunt – spot all the coins hidden in the shops and rooms to claim your chocolate coin treat at reception. Normal entry price applies.
This full-sized replica of Sir Francis Drake’s iconic ship The Golden Hind has been moored at Brixham quayside for over fifty years. Bring the family along to enjoy this all-weather attraction with its indoor interactive displays and wide-open decks where you can walk the plank, explore the Poop Deck, try out the stocks or count the mice that have infested the ship and win a Mouse Hunt certificate. There’s plenty of hands on activities for mini swashbucklers and pirates including rope tying and hauling and follow in the footsteps of Drake during his famous circumnavigation as you take control of the ship’s wheel. This learning environment is great fun for those young adventurers with curious minds. Dogs on leads are also welcome.
Explore the great outdoors!
The great outdoors offers a wide range of activities, From bird watching and guided walks to meeting the animals at Occombe Farm, whatever you enjoy doing, there is something for everyone. If you like history, the Napoleonic Forts to at Berry Head National Nature Reserve, part of the English Riviera’s designated UNESCO Global Geopark, are a must to visit. Lots of activities are organised by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and you can discover part of the 630-mile South West Coast Path on foot or by bike.
Geocaching is a great free outdoor recreational activity, in which ‘Geocachers’ use GPS or an app on their mobile device to hide and seek containers called ‘geocaches’ or ‘caches’ anywhere in the world. And it can be done at any time of year! Simply download the app and start hunting. Read our blog for a guide to Geocaching in Torquay.
If you’re staying with us at TLH Leisure Resort, you won’t even have to step outside the door for day and night long entertainment and activities. The Entertainment programme offers everything from crafts to quizzes and every evening you’ll find a choice of live family entertainment to keep all ages happy. Come rain or shine enjoy your February family half term break here in Torquay!
Call us on 01803 400500 or go to www.tlh.co.uk/special-offers
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