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Monday, 6 February 2017

Your ULTIMATE Guide to What's On for Kids & Families in the North East | February Half Term 2017


I absolutely can't wait for February Half term this year. We always try and stay local and support our North East venues in this holiday and this year is no different. I'll be posting daily reviews of various events across our region so keep your eyes peeled for those. 


This post has taken HOURS to write and it's testament to just how much there is to do in our region. Many activities are free too so there's no need for the kids to complain that they're bored. Please be aware that events/timings/costs can change so always double check details for yourself before you head out.

If you'd like to see more posts like this, please give our North East Family Fun page a like and join our North East Days Out Facebook group. You can also find me posting photos from across the North East over on Instagram here.


Daily Events



11th - 26th Feb |  Dig for it, Fossil Rubbing & Code Breaker Trail at Preston park | Details here

18th - 26th Feb | NE Puddle Jumping Championships | WWT Washington | Details here

18th - 26th Feb | Snowdrop planting at Wallington | Details here

20th - 24th |  50 Things at Seaton Delaval Hall | Details here

18th - 26th Feb | Washington Children's Strike Commemorations at Beamish | Details here

18th - 26th Feb | Free Dino Pals Crafts at Woodhorn | Details here

18th - 26th Feb | Rainforest Family Trail at Sunderland Winter Gardens | Details here

20th - 26th Feb | Food themed play time at intu Metrocentre | Details here

Saturday 18th February


February Half Term at Lightwater Valley

CoderDojo at Life

Making Space | Animation at Life


Moana Inspired Art Class at Great Park


Fossil making at Preston Park
  • 10am - 3pm
  • Included with museum admission (donations welcome)
  • Drop in activity (find out more here)


Timecraft | A Geek in Egypt at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Teddy Bear Hospital at Discovery Museum

The Bear & the Piano with David Litchfield at Seven Stories


Winter bingo at Gibside



Sunday 19th February



February Half Term at Lightwater Valley

Making Space | Animation at Life

Baby Valentines Ball at Rising Sun Country Park

Matinee Film at Discovery Museum (WALL-E)

Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Booster Cushion Theatre at Seven Stories


Piecing Together the Past at Preston Park


Jurassic Park Screening at Preston Park


Winter bingo at Gibside

Monday 20th February



February Half Term at Lightwater Valley

Muffin Lab at intu Eldon Square

Meet The Gruffalo & Gruffalo Crafts at Alnwick Garden
  • 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Included with regular admission
  • No booking required (find out more here)

Making Space | Pingball at Life

Timecraft | Reconstructing the Roman Fort at Sagedenum

Bearspotting with David Roberts and Michelle Robinson at Seven Stories
  • 3pm
  • £7 per child (includes one adult & a copy of the book followed by book signing. If you wish to see the rest of the centre, regular admission applies)
  • Tickets must be pre-booked (find out more and book tickets here)

Creatures Up Close at Gateshead Central Library

Crafty Animations at Gateshead Central Library

Wild Art at Gibside

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs at Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Build a bird box at Souter Lighthouse




Tuesday 21st February


February Half Term at Lightwater Valley

Volcano Cookies at intu Eldon Square

Mask Making Workshop at Cineworld Dalton Park

Making Space | Pingball at Life

Timecraft | Reconstructing the Roman Fort at Sagedenum

Cog Creations and Steampunk Automa at Discovery Museum
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Paper crafts are FREE, Metal crafts £2 per person
  • Drop in event (find out more here)

New Inventors | Out with the old and in with the new at Discovery Museum

Bearspotting with David Roberts and Michelle Robinson at Seven Stories
  • 10:30am
  • £7 per child (includes one adult & a copy of the book followed by book signing. If you wish to see the rest of the centre, regular admission applies)
  • Tickets must be pre-booked (find out more and book tickets here)

Make a Movie in a day at Gateshead Central Library

Just 4 Larks 2 Day Creative Writing Workshop for aged 8-12 years at Northern Stage

Fossil making at Preston Park
  • 10am - 3pm
  • Included with museum admission (donations welcome)
  • Drop in activity (find out more here)

Pokemon Go at Pelaw Library

Make a Hedgehog Home at Great North Museum


Wellyteering at Gibside

Bird crafts at Souter Lighthouse


 Make a Bird Feeder at Rising Sun Country Park



Wednesday 22nd February



Terrible Tusks and Terrible Teeth at Hardwick Park

Build a bird box at Souter Lighthouse

Doctor Brussels Worm Farms at intu Eldon Square

Making Space | Pingball at Life

Creative Baby at Shipley Art Gallery

Amazing Art Family Day at Sunderland Winter Gardens

Animal stories from around the world at The Word, South Shields

Spirits of the Sea at the National Glass Centre

Powerful Pyramids at Oriental Museum Durham
  • 1pm - 3pm
  • Included with museum entry (which is just £3.50 per family)
  • Drop in event (find out more here)

Time Kitchen at Discovery Museum

Rhodie Bashing at Gibside

Junk Modelling at Stephenson Railway Museum

Pokemon Go at Whickham Library

.....and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon at Customs House, South Shields

Autism relaxed opening at Great North Museum



Thursday 23rd February


 Minecraft Mayhem at Felling Library
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
  • FREE (bring your own tablet - limited numbers available)
  • Drop in activity (find out more here)

Bird crafts at Souter Lighthouse



Get Crafty | Tell Us About It at Shipley Art Gallery


Mask Making Workshop at Cineworld Dalton Park

Making Space | Pingball at Life

Dinosaur Tales at The Word, South Shields

Foil etching at Discovery Museum

Northumbria Drama Students present........Bears!
  • 12noon - 5pm (regular intervals)
  • Included with centre admission
  • Free ticketed event on a first come, first served basis (find out more here)

Creatures Up Close at Leam Lane Library

Creatures Up Close at Rowlands Gill Library

Microbit coding at Gateshead Central Library

Star gazing - an introduction to astronomy for families and beginners at Cherryburn



Fossil making at Preston Park
  • 10am - 3pm
  • Included with museum admission (donations welcome)
  • Drop in activity (find out more here)

Make a heart at Gibside

.....and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon at Customs House, South Shields


Friday 24th February



Making Space | Pingball at Life

Mythical Beast Building with Chalk at Shipley Art Gallery

Rainforest Family Day at Sunderland Winter Gardens

Dinosaur Tales at The Word, South Shields

Monstersaurus at Sage Gateshead

Northumbria Drama Students present........Bears!
  • 12noon - 5pm (regular intervals)
  • Included with centre admission
  • Free ticketed event on a first come, first served basis (find out more here)

Winter bingo at Gibside

Build a bird box at Souter Lighthouse

Lets Play Engine Driver and Guard at Stephenson Railway

Superhero Friday at Birtley Library

.....and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon at Customs House, South Shields

Fire and Ice Festival in Durham

Saturday 25th February



The Storyteller at Northern Stage



Making Space | Scribble Bots at Life

Fossil making at Preston Park
  • 10am - 3pm
  • Included with museum admission (donations welcome)
  • Drop in activity (find out more here)

Winter bingo at Gibside

McDonalds & Batman Lego Activity Day at Dalton Park
Fire and Ice Festival in Durham



Sunday 26th February


Mary Eleanor Bowes Birthday at Gibside

Making Space | Scribble Bots at Life

Phew! What a list! If you'd like to see more posts like this, please give our North East Family Fun page a like and join our North East Days Out Facebook group. You can also find me posting photos from across the North East over on Instagram here. 


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4 comments

  1. Wow that must have taken you forever! I'll be referring to it. It's going out on my Fb Friday morning. I'll pin it now.

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    1. It did take forever - worth it though. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow! What a fantastic list...
    We're hoping for a couple of days out during the holidays. This has been a great help. Thank you x

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    1. You're welcome - I honestly can't wait for February Half Term :D

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