What's On for Kids across North East England | February Half Term 2021

This post is currently being updated for February Half Term 2021. If you would like to submit an idea, please email Sam@NorthEastFamilyFun.co.uk  Nobody has paid to be included in this post however I have worked with some of the businesses mentioned in the past. 

This post will be updated with new events in the coming weeks so please save the post and pop back soon. 



This half term we are being asked to stay at home. I will say, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to keep busy or organise things. We plan on lots of lies in, XBox gaming and TV. There's nothing wrong with that. We will be adding a few activities into the mix though and I know for some families, lots of activities are preferred. There's no right or wrong way to do half term, especially this year. 

Stay home and stay safe everyone. 


Stay-at-home Ideas  



  • Get all cosy and listen to new Northumberland Fairytales with November Club - find out more here




  • Join in with this Creative Earth Art Competition which is FREE to enter and open to under 16s across the UK. The idea is to create artwork which inspires a greener, healthier and happier planet. Find out more and enter here. 

  • Treasure Trails has launched a FREE Virtual Trail for Valentine's and there is a chance to win your own Treasure Trail. Closes 15/2/21. Find out more and enter here. 

  • Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has launched 'Ways to Play' - there are 7 online activities/prompts to enjoy at home which have been inspired by museum exhibitions and galleries. Find out more and join in here (it's FREE). 

  • Order a Romans Half Term Activity Pack from Culture Warwickshire. They are £5 which is quite a good price - find out more and order here

  • Sign up to this beginner Landscape photography course by local photographer Rachel McClumpha. Suitable for ages 13+, this course is set across 12 bitesize lessons of around 5 minutes and suitable for any camera/camera phone - find out more and sign up here
  • Take some time out with When the World is Loud by Mortal Fools. It's FREE - find out more here

  • Host a Virtual Pig Racing Night (or similar) - find out more here 

  • Create your own Sentius Tectonicus with Segedunum - find out more here 

  • Howick Hall hopes to open for their Snowdrop Trail in February. Please follow guidelines and only visit if you are local. Find out more here. 

  • Visit the Science at Life Home Hub. You will find loads of online activities on there and it's FREE - find out more here

  • Little Learners NE have some Messy Play Kits at Home Kits for sale - find out more here 

  • Try an online activity at home via The Discovery Museum. There is lots to choose from ranging from code breaking to carousels, mirrors, flights and Women in STEM. It's FREE - find out more here 

  • Fun Little Foodies have released two cookbooks you can download and try the recipes at home - find out more here 

  • Lots of places are offering Afternoon Tea delivered. For children, I recommend Olivia's Kitchen - find out more here

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Please follow social distancing rules & Government guidelines , respect the local area, leave no trace, take litter home, park responsibly and if somewhere is busy on arrival, please consider leaving and returning at a later date. 

Remember face coverings are required for indoor attractions / shops for those aged 11+ (usual exemptions apply)  

Check for local lockdowns / travel restrictions before visiting anywhere. 

Always check updated opening hours / protocols with venues direct before setting off as things may have changed after this post was published. 



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