February Half Term in Surrey | Things To Do 2023

If you’re looking for things to do this February half term in Surrey 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 going on in Surrey this February half term.

When is February Half Term in Surrey?

February half term in Surrey this year is 13th February through to 17th February 2023 but we have friends in neighbouring counties who are on half term the following week, 20th February to 24th February. You can always check Surrey school term dates and Surrey school holidays on the Surrey County Council website.

Days Out in Surrey

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

Our Favourite Days Out in Surrey

National Trust Days Out in Surrey

If you’re happy to go a little further afield then these posts may be helpful too:

Family Days Out in the South East

Educational Days Out in the South East

Educational Days Out in London

Things to Do on a Family Trip to London

Things to do in London on a Rainy Day

West Green House Garden {National Trust}

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 Surrey:

Polesden Lacey – Great Bookham, near Dorking Surrey RH5 6BD

February half term at Polesden Lacey – 11th to 19th February 2023

Polesden Lacey has a brand new play area to enjoy this February half term. Enjoy the swings, tunnels and giant nests as you embrace your inner animal and get closer to nature – whilst exploring a fun bug trail!

You can read about our time at Polesden Lacey here.

Claremont Landscape Gardens – Portsmouth Road, Esher Surrey KT10 9JG

February Half Term – Go Wild for 50 Things! – 11th to 19th February 2023

Get closer to nature with the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ inspired trail this February Half Term!

You can read about a trip to Claremont Landscape Gardens here.

Hatchlands Park – East Clandon, Guildford Surrey GU4 7RT

February half term at Hatchlands Park – 11th to 19th February 2023

This half term, grab your wellies and head to Hatchlands Park for some outdoor fun. Explore the natural adventure area, meet the resident donkeys and have fun spotting ducks on our sea-themed trail.

You can read about our visit to Hatchlands Park here

Days Out with Half Term Activities in Surrey

Godstone Farm – Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8LX

February Half Term – 11th and 19th February 2023

Join in with additional animal interactions, discover baby animals around the farm trail, invigorate your senses with the flower scent trail and plant your own beanstalk. You can also join in with a gnome hunt and get creative with nature inspired crafts, plus so much more – it’s a full, fun and fantastic day out at Godstone Farm this February.

Read about our time at Godstone Farm here

Denbies Vineyard – Bradley Lane, Dorking Surrey RH5 6AA

The Brick People Lego Exhibition & Build – 13th and 14th February 2023

Take part in brick building, LEGO and LEGO DUPLO play areas and build a LEGO mosaic plus there’s also a display of official and custom LEGO models which is free to visit.

Squirrels Woodland Train Ride – 15th to 17th February 2023

Wrap up warm and enjoy a gentle trip through the vineyard on Squirrels Woodland train. Guided by Squirrel himself, keep a look out for surprises throughout the vineyard!

Rural Life Living Museum – Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL

February Half Term – 13th to 17th February 2023

Visit and explore the Museum’s 10 acres of woodland and historic buildings, with its collection 30,000 objects of everyday life in the countryside.
Try one of the family trails, ‘Tiny Huts and Homes’ or ‘On the Move’ and visit on Monday 13th February from 10am – 12pm for the brand new Monday Museum Club where you can spend the morning looking at special museum objects from the collection and bringing them to life with crafts and object handling activities.

Read about our trip to the Rural Life Centre here

Brooklands Museum – Brooklands Drive, Weybridge Surrey KT13 0SL

The Search For Speed – 11th to 19th February 2023

This February Half Term explore the world of flight as you take a step back in time to the early days of aviation when Brooklands pioneered aircraft and pilot training.

There will be Costume Characters, a Build a Paper Aircraft Family Workshop, Pedal Planes and Cars, the Problem-solving ‘Brooklands Pioneers’ Museum Trail, the chance to Hear, See and Smell the magnificent machines plus Concorde Supersonic Walkthroughs.

You can read about our trip to Brooklands Museum here

Chessington World of Adventures – Leatherhead Road, Chessington Surrey KT9 2NE

Although many theme parks are closed, Chessington World of Adventures opens throughout the winter for guests to enjoy their Zootastic Weekends where they can see the animals and gardens. But, things get even more exciting for February half term!

Zootastic February Half Term – 13 February – 17 February 2023

Enjoy a ZOO-per day out this winter with fun-filled animal talks, experiences and a ROARsome trail perfect for all ages.

You can read about our winter trip to Chessington World of Adventures here.

Visiting Chessington World of Adventures in the Winter

Painshill Park – Portsmouth Road, Cobham Surrey KT11 1BE

Mr Hamilton’s Science and Curiosities Trail – 11 February 2023 – 26 February 2023

Encourage curious minds at Painshill this February half-term and enjoy a family walking trail full of amazing facts. Discover how plants draw up water, how boats stay afloat and how rainbows are formed.

You can read about our visit to Painshill Park here.

Bocketts Farm Park – Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 9BS

February Farming Week – 11 February 2023 – 19 February 2023

Visit one of Mole Valley’s top attractions and have the chance to see brand new baby lambs – with over 80 new lambs due. Meet the Shepherd, see birds of prey and make the most of the craft corner, heated indoor play and acres of outdoor fun! There’s even fun and games with the Giggle Company.

You can read about our last trip to Bocketts Farm here.

Gatton Park – Reigate Surrey RH2 0TW

Various activities throughout half term:

Read our review of Gatton Park here

Hampton Court Palace – East Molesey Surrey KT8 9AU

February Half Term Family Activities – 11 February – 19 February 2023

Spark your children’s imagination with an unforgettable visit to Henry VIII’s famous palace this February half term. Join the cooks in the Tudor Kitchens and find out what life working in King Henry VIII’s court was like, discover the magnificent Great Hall, explore the Haunted Gallery and let the children run wild in the Magic Garden.

You can read our review of Hampton Court here.

A Family Trip to Hampton Court Palace

RHS Wisley Gardens – Woking Surrey GU23 6QB

February half term: Houseplant Takeover ‘Deep Sea Dive’ – 11th to 19th February 2023

Visit RHS Garden Wisley this February half term and find yourself in a colourful reef below the surface of the sea. Discover familiar houseplants mixed with other weird and wonderful plants from the Wisley Glasshouse collections, colonising undersea rocks, shipwrecks and treasure chests.

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 Surrey 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

Half Term Activities in Surrey

Wherever you are in Surrey, there’s bound to be somewhere nearby with organised family activities or events to keep your children entertained over the holidays. Here are a few suggestions of things to do in February half term in Surrey:

February Half Term – 11 February – 19 February 2023

Visit the Faces of Fame exhibition and celebrate the people in the portraits. Take part in a creative workshop to interpret your own Hall of Fame, or listen to storytelling in the Galleries.

Squires Garden Centres

Where: Badshot Lea, Cobham, Frensham, Hersham, Long Ditton, Milford, Reigate, West Horsley and Woking

Create and Grow February Half Term Fun – 13 February – 17 February 2023 – 9:30am – 1pm

Paint a Ceramic Flower Pot – £6.50 per child (Booking Required) and Bird Treasure Hunt – Free

The Lightbox – Chobham Road, Woking Surrey GU21 4AA

Various activities throughout half term:

  • 3D Self Portraits (5-7 yrs) – 14th February 2023
  • FREE Family Drop-in: Big Art Fun – 15th February 2023
  • Hand Casting and Drawing (8-11 yrs) – 16th February 2023
  • FREE Family Drop-In: Paper Tube Artists – 17th February 2023

The Square – 5-6 The Square, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SL

Various activities throughout half term:

Libraries in Surrey

There are many libraries across Surrey 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.

Here are a few examples of events that are on in Surrey libraries over February half term:

Theatre Shows in Surrey

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

Rose Theatre – 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 1HL

Room on the Broom – 14 February – 19 February 2023 – 55min running time and best suited to children aged 3+

New Victoria Theatre – The Ambassadors, The Peacocks Centre, Woking Surrey GU21 6GQ

Demon Dentist – 9 February 2023 – 11 February 2023

Harlequin Theatre – Warwick Road, Redhill Surrey RH1 1NN

Circus Spectacular – Wednesday 15th February 2023 – 1 hour and 40 minutes with interval

Pop Princesses – Thursday 16th February 2023 – 1 hour 50 minutes with interval 

Egg and Spoon – Saturday 18th February 2023 – 55 minutes, aimed at age 1-5

Epsom Playhouse – 42 Ashley Avenue, Epsom Surrey KT18 5AL

The Amazing Bubble Man – Wednesday 15th February 2023

Circus Spectacular – Thursday 16th February 2023 – 1 hour and 40 minutes with interval

G Live Guildford – London Road, Guildford Surrey GU1 2AA

Spontaneous Storytelling Live with Danyah Miller – Tuesday 14th February

Pop Princesses – Saturday 18th February 2023 – 1 hour 50 minutes with interval 

Camberley Theatre – Knoll Road, Camberley Surrey GU15 3SY

The Jungle Book – Thursday 16th February 2023

Dorking Halls – Reigate Road, Dorking Surrey RH4 1SG

Jurassic Earth 2023 – Saturday 11th February 2023 – 1 hours 15 minutes (no interval)

The Little Mermaid – Tuesday 14th February 2023

The Electric Theatre – Onslow Street, Guildford Surrey GU1 4SZ

Let’s All Dance – The Princess and The Frog – Sunday 12th February – 30 Minutes – Suitable for all ages, especially 2-9 year olds

The Leatherhead Theatre – 7 Church Street, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 8DN

Animals Unleashed – Monday 13th February 2023 – 1hr, suitable for ages 3+

Indoor Activities in Surrey

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:

Leisure Centres in Surrey

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 indoor climbing facilities, soft play centres and even trampoline parks within them! Here are all the ones in Surrey to choose from:

You can read about our climbing experience at Places Leisure Camberley here.

Trampoline Parks in Surrey

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 Surrey – and many of the leisure centres above offer trampolining classes too. It’s great fun for all ages.

You can read more about where to go trampolining in Surrey here

Soft Play and Indoor Play Centres in Surrey

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 Surrey from typical soft play centres to role play dressing up experiences.

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Shopping Centres in Surrey

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 Surrey

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 Surrey pottery painting destinations.

Discovering Mrs Potts' Place - Camberley

Bowling in Surrey

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

Laser Tag in Surrey

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 Surrey.

You can read more about laser tag options in Surrey here

Climbing Centres and Aerial Adventures in Surrey

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.

You can read our review of Go Ape here and more about climbing options in Surrey here.

Cinemas in Surrey

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

VueMini Mornings – Camberley – Croydon – Staines

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.

OdeonOdeon Kids – Kingston – Epsom – Guildford

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.

Nove Cinema in Woking have films and events from just £5 each. With classics like A Bug’s Life, Gnomeo and Juliet and Finding Dory plus plenty more choices, all accompanied by a workshop run by The Creation Station after the movie.

Find out more here.

There are many other cinemas in Surrey – 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 Surrey

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!

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Holiday Clubs in Surrey

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 Surrey that you’re bound to find one perfect for your children that’s close to where you live or work.

Painshill Park February Half Term Wild Woodland Camp

Where: Painshill Park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham Surrey KT11 1BE

When: 15 February 2023 – 17 February 2023, 9am to 4pm

Ages: Children aged 8 to 11 years

Wild Camps at Painshill are totally outdoor days spent in the forest and landscapes of Painshill – running, climbing, playing, making friends and developing practical woodland skills.

Hot Steppers School of Dance Half Term Workshop

Where: Crawley Ridge Infant School, Camberley

When: Monday 13th February, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Ages: 5 to 13 years

Surrey Wildlife Trust Holiday Club

Where: Nower Wood Education Centre, near Leatherhead

When: Dates to be announced

Ages: Wild Explorers Holiday Club: 5-11 Year olds

Wild Explorers Holiday Club is the perfect place to embark on adventures, forge friendships and turn school holidays into lifelong memories!

When: Thursday 16 February 2023 – 9:30am – 3:30pm

Ages: Wild Rangers Conservation Club: 11-17 Year olds
Help manage the ancient woodland reserve and learn skills including tree felling, coppicing and habitat surveying as well as fire lighting, whittling and carving.

Bagshot Tennis Club Junior Tennis Camp

Where: Bagshot Tennis Club, College Ride, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5ES

When: Dates to be announced

Ages: 4-16 year olds. 1 hour sessions for 4-6 year olds and 3 hour sessions for 6-16 year olds.

The Blue Tots programme is designed to get children learning new skills in an exciting and social environment.  Each camp is full of activities, exercises and fun games that use special equipment to build up agility, balance and coordination as well as tennis technique. Children will be learning drills, match play and taking part in fun competitions. Children will be grouped into their age/ability levels.

Explore Activity Centre Activity Camp

Where: The Quays, Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett, Surrey, GU16 6DS

When: Dates to be announced

Ages: 7+

Mainly land based bush craft activities. These include making bow and arrows, crafting wooden mallets, as well as cooking chocolate baked bananas, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate along with many other land based activities like obstacle courses, orienteering, team games and shelter building.

Surrey Theatre Academy February Half Term Musicals Camp

Where: Milford Village Hall, Milford, Godalming GU8 5FF

When: Dates to be announced

Ages: 6 – 12 year olds

Can’t get enough of performing? Come along and learn an entire show in a week and perform it on stage with amazing costumes and professional sound and lighting on the last day to your family and friends. Taught by an incredible team of industry professionals, it’ll be a highlight of their holidays!

Graffiti Workshop

Where: G Live Guildford

When: 16 February 2023 – 10am to 4pm

Ages: 7-11 year olds

Work with a renowned urban media artist for a compelling and collaborative workshop which will inspire you to create your very own piece of ‘street art’. Whatever your artistic style or interests, this exciting opportunity will allow you to develop and explore your own ideas and passions through the thrilling medium of graffiti art. With a chance to also collaborate with other participants in the class, this class is bound to get your creative juices flowing, leaving you feeling super inspired and part of one of the most influential artistic movements around!

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – Intro to Physical Theatre

Where: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

When: Monday 13th February, 10am – 4.30pm

Ages: 12 to 16 years

Spend a day creating an exciting short piece of performance using your body to tell stories and explore what theatre can be with multi-award-winning theatre maker Chris Yarnell. 

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – Shipwrecked

Where: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

When: Wednesday 15th February, 10am – 12.30pm

Ages: 5 to 7 years

Join us as we find ourselves washed up on the long-lost island of Arnaud. With a treasure trove of drama games and stories, we’ll go in search of adventure. This fun-filled workshop will include prop-making, music, dressing up and general silliness and giggles.  

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – Theatre Explorers

Where: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

When: Wednesday 15th February, 2pm – 4pm

Ages: 7 to 11 years

Come on a Scavenger Hunt across the theatre and find out about the exciting world of the Yvonne Arnaud. Go behind the scenes as you explore backstage and take part in some fun theatre-making activities.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – Let’s Create Poetry

Where: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

When: Thursday 16th February, 2pm – 4pm

Ages: 7 to 11 years

Come and enjoy the power of poetry as we get creative with words, characters and rhyme with professional theatre practitioner Jess Spath. Have a go at making up your own short poem. Explore how we use expression, voice and movement to bring poems to life. A great opportunity to make friends, play drama games and develop performance and storytelling skills in a relaxed and fun setting.

Woking Leisure Centre Holiday Camp

Where: Woking Leisure Centre

When: Dates to be announced – 9am – 3:30pm with extended hours available

Ages: 4 – 13 year olds

Sports, games, arts & crafts, competitions and more. The holiday camps are jam packed with exciting things to keep kids active and entertained during the holidays – it’s cool, it’s fun, and definitely not boring!

YMCA East Surrey Holiday Club

Where: YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Redhill

When: 13 February – 17 February 2023 – 08:00-08:30 to 4pm or 6pm

Ages: 4-12 year olds

The focus is on having fun in a warm and welcoming environment while learning new skills and enjoying a range of activities including sports, crafts and games. Children have access to a new outdoor play area, a fantastic sports hall and dedicated children’s activity rooms.

Koosa Kids

Where: Ashford Park Primary School, Ashford – Danetree Primary School, West Ewell – Knaphill Lower School, Woking – Manby Lodge Infant School, Weybridge – St Edmund’s Primary School, Godalming – St Joseph’s Primary School, Guildford

When: 13 February – 17 February 2023

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. 

Earthlings Forest School

Where: Guildford, Surrey

When: Dates to be announced – 9am to 3pm

Ages: 4 to 11 year olds

The forest school sessions give you a chance to make new friends, explore the beautiful woodland site and take part in many optional activities like seasonal woodland crafts, fire lighting, marshmallow toasting and campfire songs, den building, tree climbing, wild food foraging and cooking, bush-craft and more!

CASA Clubs

Where: St Polycarp’s, Farnham – South Camberley Juniors, Camberley – Lakeside Primary School, Frimley

When: be announced – 10am to 4pm or 8am to 6pm

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

The daily activity programme incorporates a balance of sports activities, creative fun and messy play with ‘chill out’ time, competitions, challenges and theme days. Activities include: Crossbow Challenge, Archery, Messy Play, Free Play, Water Play, Arts and Crafts, Sports, Cookery, team games, dress up Fridays, parachute games and more.

Ultimate Activity Camps

Where: Prior’s Field School, Godalming – Amesbury School, Haslemere – Holy Cross Prep School, Kingston – Manor House School, Bookham – Lingfield College, Lingfield – Surbiton High School, Surbiton – Hinchley Wood Sports Ground – Sutton High, Sutton

When: Various, 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.

Fit For Sport

Where: Places Leisure, Camberley – Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton

When: 13 February 2023 – 17 February 2023

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

Fit For Sport’s holiday camps have been running for over 30 years and are designed to engage all children through multi-sports, games, arts and crafts and more so that they can make friends and keep active throughout the holiday.

You can read our Fit For Sport review here.

Camp Beaumont

Where: Chinthurst School, Tadworth – Claremont Fan Court School, Esher – Halstead Prep School, Woking – Hobbledown Adventure Farm, Park and Zoo, Epsom – Lyndhurst School, Camberley – RGS Guildford, Guildford – St Mary’s School, Reigate – St Ives School, Haslemere – Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames – Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington

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: Twickenham Preparatory School, Hampton – Elmbridge Xcel Leisure complex, Walton – Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School, Staines – Walsh CofE Junior School, Ash –

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 don’t seem to have clubs available in Surrey this 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!

February Half Term in Surrey

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