February Half Term in Berkshire 2024

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If you’re looking for things to do this February half term in Berkshire then you have come to the right place. You may be looking for a lovely family friendly day out or just somewhere to go for walks or you might prefer an organised event or school holiday activities, put on especially for February half term.

Read on to find out everything taking place in Berkshire this February half term as well as many special half term events.

When is February Half Term in Berkshire?

February half term in Berkshire this year is Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024. I think it’s the same week as neighbouring counties this year but it’s worth checking as Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire often have different half term holiday dates. You can find out all the Berkshire school holiday dates for the school year on the West Berkshire County Council website

Days Out in Berkshire

If you’re just looking for a day out then we have a lot of inspiration for you in Berkshire and a little further afield. These posts should be helpful – I’ve included family fun days out in Berkshire with dedicated half term activities below.

National Trust Trails and Events

National Trust sites often have fantastic family trails to keep children entertained. Here are the ones on this half term in Berkshire:

The Vyne – Vyne Rd, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL

Valentine Heart Trail – 10th to 18th February 2024

This February half-term, families can keep their eyes peeled for beautiful hearts hidden in The Vyne’s gardens and complete a fun Valentine quiz. Free trail sheet available at visitor reception.

Read about our time at The Vyne here

Basildon Park and Cliveden are also lovely to visit but they don’t seem to have events on this half term.

Days Out with Half Term Activities in Berkshire

Reading Museum – Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

Reading Museum is great to visit and also has a variety of activities on over half term:

  • Life on Land Stop Motion Animation Workshops – Monday 12th February
  • Science Experiments: Hedgehog Bread Buddies – Tuesday 13th February
  • Make & Take: Clip on Museum Creatures, Life Cycle of a Butterfly – Wednesday 14th February
  • Science Experiments: Discover How Plants Grow – Thursday 15th February
  • Victorian Schoolroom Experience in the Gateway – Friday 16th February

Bucklebury Farm Park – Pease Hill, Reading RG7 6RR

Lego at the Farm: 14th February 2023 – £20 per person.

Visit Bucklebury for 2 hours of creative fun building with LEGO bricks. The workshops are designed to help children with problem solving, dexterity, creativity, confidence and relaxation all whilst building friendships and having fun with LEGO bricks.

Adults can drop off their children and collect at the end. Plus, ticket prices include entry to Bucklebury Farm Park afterwards.

Find out more here

The Living Rainforest

Rainforest Relationships: 10th to 18th February 2024

Learn about the important relationships between humans, animals and plants. Trail activity packs, children’s crafts, animal and plant talks and free tours with experienced guides.

Find out more here

Read about our time at The Living Rainforest here

BCA Zoo – Burchett’s Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR

Zoo Tours: 14th and 18th February 2024

Visir BCA Zoo on a guided tour, home to over 100 different species from across the globe. Visit the Nocturnal Room where the animals come alive in the twilight, the bustling Zoo Courtyard and finish off in the warm Reptile House where you never know what fascinating creature might be waiting around the next corner.

Find out more here

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park – Newbury Road, Headley, Thatcham RG19 8JY

Lambing Live: 10th to 18th February 2024

Find out more here

Legoland – Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY

Brick Days: Selected days from 10th February 2024

Get set for a February half term of LEGO fun with Brick Days at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort! Meet your favourite LEGOLAND Characters, take part in exclusive LEGO brick building activities, and conquer awesome build challenges. There is something to spark every junior builder’s imagination! 

Find out more here

You can read our review of Legoland Brick Week here

Windsor Castle – Windsor SL4 1NJ

Royal Patronages – RNLI at 200: 10 Feb 2024 – 18 Feb 2024

This year Windsor Castle are marking the 200th anniversary of the RNLI, which is a charity that saves lives at sea. Included as part of your visit to Windsor Castle this February half term, children can enjoy some creative crafting at the Castle’s Learning Centre. Children can create a momento to take home, perhaps a rocking lifeboat or a winter sea collage.

Find out more here

You can read about our trip to Windsor Castle here

Treasure Trails

If you want to get outside but you don’t really know where, we love Treasure Trails. It’s an adventure that the whole family can get involved in for less than £10. Solve a mystery, save the day or be a spy! It’s great fun and we always really enjoy it. Here are some of the Berkshire Treasure Trails – you can see the full list here.

You can read about one of our Treasure Trail adventures here.

Going on an Adventure with Treasure Trails

Theatre Shows in Berkshire

Going to the theatre is a great activity that the whole family will enjoy and Berkshire has a lot of great theatres to really make the most of. Here are the family shows on during February half term:

The Watermill Theatre – Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

The Hexagon – Queens Walk, Berkshire RG1 7QF

Corn Exchange – Market Pl, Newbury RG14 5BD

  • The Little Mermaid – 14th to 17th February 2024

South Hill Park Arts Centre – Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA

  • School of Rock: The Musical – 15th to 17th February 2024

Indoor Activities in Berkshire

If the weather isn’t great over half term then you may want to do something indoors that still gets you out of the house. Here are some ideas:

Libraries in Berkshire

There are many libraries across Berkshire and the vast majority of them have activities and events on for children on a regular basis but especially during school holidays. You can find your local library here and book available sessions online too.

Leisure Centres in Berkshire

Leisure centres can be a fantastic place to spend time as a family and they’ve come far over recent times, now having so much more than just swimming pools. Many have climbing facilities, soft play centres and even trampoline parks within them! Here are some of the ones in Berkshire to choose from:

Trampoline Parks in Berkshire

Trampolining is a fantastic activity that children love and it’s perfect for a wet weather day – which is often the case in February half term! Here are the trampoline parks in Berkshire – and many of the leisure centres above offer trampolining classes too. It’s great fun for all ages.

Soft Play and Indoor Play Centres in Berkshire

Soft play and other indoor play centres are fantastic for children and are great for bad weather days too. We have so many great indoor activity hubs in Berkshire from typical soft play centres to role play dressing up experiences.

Shopping Centres in Berkshire

Shopping centres are a great place to spend time. You can wander round the shops, grab some lunch and there are often organised activities and events in to make the most of as well.

Pottery Painting in Berkshire

Pottery painting is a fantastic activity for the whole family as well as being a calm and relaxed experience. Children of all ages will love it and it’s so nice to have something to take away with you afterwards – or pick up a few days later when it’s been fired! Here are our Berkshire pottery painting destinations.

Bowling in Berkshire

Bowling is another great activity for the whole family and perfect when the weather isn’t great. Here are the Berkshire bowling alleys to choose from:

Laser Tag in Berkshire

Laser Tag was such a new thing when I was a child but they’ve grown massively in popularity over recent years and now laser centres are everywhere. Here are both indoor and outdoor laser tag sites across Berkshire.

Climbing Centres and Aerial Adventures in Berkshire

Climbing is another great family activity and we have so many centres across the county – plus those included in the leisure centres above. Here are some more indoor and outdoor centres to give you some climbing inspiration.

Cinemas in Berkshire

Most cinemas have reduced tickets at weekends and in school holidays, a great budget activity that the whole family can enjoy together

Vue – Mini Mornings

At Vue’s Mini Mornings you can see the best kids and family films from only £2.49 each. Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am plus every day in the school holidays.

Odeon – Odeon Kids

With special Odeon Kids screenings of the most spellbinding fairy tales and animated films, grown-ups pay kids’ ticket prices, making it a great value day out for the whole family.

There are many other cinemas in Berkshire – Everyman, Empire and Harlequin to name a few, but they all seem to have the same ticket prices and offerings during school holidays.

Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

If you fancy going for afternoon tea as a half term treat there are plenty of places to choose from and these guides may help you find somewhere perfect!

Holiday Clubs in Berkshire

If you need to work over the holidays and need childcare then holiday clubs are a really popular idea – and there are so many across Berkshire that you’re bound to find one perfect for your children that’s close to where you live or work.

Koosa Kids

Where: The Heights Primary School, Reading – EP Collier Primary School, Reading – Birch Hill Primary School, Bracknell

When: 12 February – 16 February 2024

Ages: 4 – 13 year olds

Experience all the fun and excitement of the Winter Olympics at KOOSA Kids February Half Term Holiday Clubs. With a mixture of active and non-active games and activities, the Winter Olympics Spectacular caters for all tastes and interests. 

Ultimate Activity Camps

Where: St Gabriel’s School, Newbury

When: To be confirmed, check website for details.

Ages: 4 – 14 year olds

At Ultimate Activity Camps, children will enjoy a fantastic range of sports, games and art activities every week led by engaging staff at amazing locations. Fun is at the heart of everything they do.

Camp Beaumont

Where: Elstree School, Reading – Jennett’s Park, Bracknell – Leighton Park School, Reading – St George’s School, Windsor – St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor – Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Berkshire

When: Various, check website for details.

Ages: 3 to 16 year olds

Camp Beaumont award-winning half-term adventure day camps feature over 50 activities including archery, football and tennis, teaching children new skills whilst making new friends and enjoying their best half-term break yet.

Premier Education Holiday Camps

Where: Birch Copse Primary School, Tilehurst

When: Various, check website for details.

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

Premier Education have a range of fun and exciting holiday camps to keep children active. Each Holiday Camp features a range of activities and with a choice between a Multi-Activity camp, Multi-Sport camp, Performing Arts camp, or a Sport-Specific camp.

Barracudas also have camps in Maidenhead and Newbury over half term.

I hope that helps with half term inspiration. I’ll be doing a roundup for each of the following school holidays too and if there’s anything I’ve missed please do get in touch and let me know. I hope you have a lovely half term!

If you’re looking for even more to do this half term, these articles might help:

February Half Term in Berkshire


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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