February Half Term Family Activities & Events in and around Aylesbury 2016

Monday, 1 February 2016

I have compiled a list of the activities and events going on in and around Aylesbury during the February Half Term holiday.

Outdoor Adventure - Half Term Fun at Waddesdon Manor
Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February
Come rain or shine, get active this half term with the help of the Thames Valley Orienteering Club. If you're eager to explore and enjoy a challenge, visit Waddesdon for an outdoors adventure that's out of the ordinary!
Place: National Trust - Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon HP18 0JH
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost: £2 per child, cash on the day. Normal admission charges apply. Free admission for National Trust members.

Circus at Woburn Sands
Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February
The award winning John Lawson’s Circus will make its return to Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands this February Half Term. With an entirely human cast and featuring new acts and routines this enthralling show lasts an hour - a great family experience not to be missed!
Place: Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8UE
Times: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm)
Cost: £6.99 each

Half Term Family Fun at Odds Farm Park
Saturday 13th to 21st February
Come along to Odds Farm Park this half term, there's lots going on for the whole family, including goats to bottle feed. Join in with the madness and mayhem of Odds Farm Park’s Crazy Entertainers! With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included in entry!
Place: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe HP10 0LX
Times: See website for opening times
Cost: £11.95 for children (2-16), under 2s are free, £12.95 for adults
To find out more about what's on offer, take a look at my review of Odds Farm Park from our visit.

Kung Fu Panda 3 fun at intu Milton Keynes
Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February
This school half term intu Milton Keynes has teamed up with Kung Fu Panda 3 to bring you a week filled with Kung Fu workshops, fun and games! There's something on everyday, see website for details.
Place: intu Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes MK9 3GB
Times: See website for opening times
Cost: Free

Little Pieces of Heaven at Bucks County Museum
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
Be inspired by the exhibition of medieval treasures and make your own medieval style artefacts to take home! A different activity each day. No need to book.
Place: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP
Times: Drop in between 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm
Cost: £3 per child/participant

Teddy Bear Hunt
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
Starting at Your Cafe in the Park follow the trail to find the bears hiding in the Green Park woods. Don't forget your Teddy! Pay-on-the-day.
Place: Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton HP22 5JL
Time: 10am - 3pm
Cost: £3 per family group

Wildlife Week at Wyevale Garden Centres
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
Different wildlife themed activities each day. All events must be pre-booked.
Place: Wyevale Garden Centres: World's End - Wendover, Woburn Sands and Bicester Avenue
Times: Check website
Cost: From £2.50 per child

Light Up Your Half Term at Ashridge Estate
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
Come to the visitor centre and make and decorate a lantern to take home or to bring along to our Candlelit Walk.
Place: National Trust - Ashridge Estate
Time: 10am - 3pm
Cost£2 per child

Animal Antics at Eden Shopping Centre
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
There will be a whole host of ‘Animal Antics’ this February half term, with free entertainment for Explorers of every age. Animal Rangers will be on hand with an exciting array of activities running dailyat Kids Corner near BHS.
Place: Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe HP11 2DQ
Time: 11am to 4pm
Cost: Free

Be a Green Dragon Farmer for a Day
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
Try your hand at being a farmer with activities including collecting eggs, feeding the animal, grooming the ponies. A filling lunch is included followed by a short playtime. Call to book. Suitable for 5 to 11 years.
Place: Green Dragon Eco Farm, Hogshaw MK18 3LA
Time: From 10am
Cost£35 per child

Half Term at Milton Keynes Museum
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February
During half term, the Museum will have a host of special attractions as well as all the usual demonstrations, displays, and dozens of fun things to do! Extraordinary science experiments with Professor Beamish, fascinating magic lantern shows, and the chance to make your own peg doll are among the attractions. Plus we’ll be joined on Friday 18th by the RSPB all day.
Place: Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL
Time: Museum is open 11am - 4.30pm. See website for show and display times
Cost: Children aged 5-16 years £6.00, Under 5s are free, Adults £7.50

Half Term Activities at Millets Farm
Monday 15th to Sunday 21st February
Childrens Jewellery Making Workshops (15th to 19th February; suitable for ages 6 to 12 years); Magic Shows with Magic Peter (16th to 18th February; suitable for ages 4 to 7 years); Punch & Judy (19th February; suitable for all ages); Raptor & Reptile at Millets Falconry Centre (20th & 21st February).
Place: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire OX13 5HB
Times: See website for times
Cost: Varies by activity
Millets Farm is definitely worth a visit as there's lots to do including a Farm Zoo. Take a look at the review of Millets Farm Centre from our visit.

Workshops at the Natural History Museum at Tring
Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th February
Monkey Masks (16th & 18th February; suitable for all ages); Bird Boxes (17th February; most suitable for ages 5+); Tring Park Adventure and Den Building (19th February; most suitable for ages 5+).
Place: Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring HP23 6AP
Time: Check website for workshop times
Cost: Museum entry is free. Monkey Masks: £2 per child. Bird Boxes: £8 per box (advance booking required). Tring Park Adventure: Free (advance booking required).
We've visited the Museum a few times and it's always been a hit with Little Miss A. Take a look at these posts: Meeting the Animals at Tring Museum and Meeting the Animals Again at Tring Museum

Half Term Fun Days with Experience the Country
Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th February
Indoor soft play, bouncy castles, activities for the older kids and adults too. Suitable for 0 to 12 years. Book in advance: 01908 630665.
Place: Drayton Road, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes MK7 0BU
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £8 per child. Parents, carers and under 2s go free.

Titan the Robot at Friars Square Shopping Centre
Tuesday 16th February
Meet Titan - the famous performing robot. Titan's unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music will have you seriously entertained.
Place: Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury HP20 2QF
Time: Titan will be appearing at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm
Cost: Free

Sing-Along-Frozen at the Wycombe Swan
Tuesday 16th February
Get your little ones dressed up as their favourite character to see this full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen. Introduced by a live host to guide you through this interactive screening showing you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some dance moves with the help of the Sing-a-long-a Princesses. Recommended age 5 and over.
Place: Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe HP11 2XE
Time: 2pm
Cost: Children £11, Adults £16 (booking fee applies)

Den Building by the Campfire at Black Park
Tuesday 16th February
Have a go at building your own den around a campfire with our Rangers in Black Park. Drinks and marshmallows are included. Booking essential.
Place: Black Park, Wexham SL3 6DS
Time: 10am - 12pm
Cost: £16 per family (max 2 adults & 2 children), £3 per extra family member

February Messy Church
Wednesday 17th February
Art, food crafts, bouncy castles, play, quizzes, story, singing, lunch and so much more...
Place: Southcourt Baptist Church, Aylesbury HP21 8HW
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: £1 per person
To find out more about this session, take a look at my review of the Messy Church from April and Messy Church review from May last year.

Wild at Heart - Love is in the Air at College Lake
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th February
Love is in the air at College Lake. Find out about what the animals that live here are getting up to to prepare for spring. Wrap up warm for fun activities inside and out, including trails, crafts, and exploration. Booking essential.
Place: College Lake Nature Reserve, Tring HP23 5QG
Time: 10am - 1pm
Cost: £4 per child
We always enjoy visiting College Lake for a walk, you can read more about our last visit to College Lake.

#AylesburyThursdays Event - Extreme Adventure
Thursday 18th February
Organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council, #AylesburyThursdays returns in half term with free activities in Aylesbury town centre. Extreme Adventure will be bringing Spider Mountain and a High Ropes course. For the less adventurous, Kidz Pottery Painting Company will offer a range of ceramics for you to paint.
Place: Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost: Free (charge for some activities on the day)

Winter Woodland Play at Black Park
Thusday 18th February
Join the Rangers for an hour of woodland fun and games in Black Pine’s Camp. Drinks provided for all. Book in advance. Suitable for 4 to 10 years (parents must supervise).
Place: Black Park, Wexham SL3 6DS
Time: 3 time slots - 10am - 11am, 11.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 3pm
Cost: £5 per child

Bear Hunt with The Creation Station
Friday 19th February
Bring your favourite teddy and join us for some Bear inspired half term fun! Lunch for the little ones is included. Suitable for ages 18 months to 8 years. Book in advance.
Place: Racquets Fitness Centre, North Street, Thame OX9 3TH
Time: 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: £8 per child

Children's Activity at Buckingham Old Gaol: Owls to Behold
Friday 19th February
Tony Hewitt will be visiting with some owls! Very 'hands on' owls. There will also be an owl craft table. Tickets must be bought in advance from the museum shop.
Place: Buckingham Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham MK18 1JX
Times: 11am - 12.15pm, 12.30pm - 1.45pm, 2pm - 3.15pm
Cost: Members £1.50, Non-members £3

Everyday until Sunday 28th February
Enjoy winter magic at Ashridge. This trail will help you find out what the Ashridge wildlife does in winter. Can you see any animal footprints or are they all asleep?
Place: National Trust - Ashridge Estate
Time: 10am - 3.30pm
Cost£1 per child

Everyday (ongoing)
Join Stick Man on his forest adventure at Wendover Woods. Set off with a hop and a twirl and help get Stick Man get back to the family tree!!
Place: Wendover Woods
Time: 10am - 5pm
CostFree. Car parking charges apply. Activity packs available from the Go Ape cabin or Cafe for an additional cost of £3.
To find out more about the Trail, take a look at the review of the Stick Man Trail from our recent visits.

National Trust
Throughout half term
It's worth checking the National Trust website for details of the school holiday activities going on at each of their properties.

I've compiled these events from various websites, Facebook etc. Please check with the actual organisers/venue for up-to-date information.

I'd love to know if there's any events not on this list. I'll try to add to this list with any additional ones I find out about over the next couple of weeks.

For more ideas, you might also be interested in the Family Days Out and Family Walks that we've been on.

Hope you and your family have a great February half term, whatever you're up to!

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2 Responses to “February Half Term Family Activities & Events in and around Aylesbury 2016”

  1. Don't forget there's also free woodwork sessions for teenagers at Queen's Park arts centre wed-fri 10-4 with Aylesbury Youth Action 01296421149

    1. Thanks for flagging this activity up. Always good to know there's things specifically for older children.


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