February half term events in Kent 2018

by Lauren Abbott

Looking for some February fun?

The upcoming half term break is not always the best week-off for weather, but plenty of Kent attractions are hosting both indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and your little ones entertained come rain or shine.

We have rounded up some of the best events for the holiday ahead:

Penshurst Place
Penshurst Place

Find the forest dwellers during a trail across the grounds of Penshurst Place. Visit the enormous adventure playground or call into the toy museum as part of your visit.

All the details are here.

GEEK at Dreamland, Margate

A Jedi Academy and a day dedicated to Minecraft will both form part of Kent's popular gaming festival.

GEEK returns to Dreamland from Friday, February 16 until Sunday, February 18 with a space theme to mark the 40th anniversary of Space Invaders.

For more information and ticket details, click here.

GEEK gaming festival at Dreamland in Margate. Picture: Alan Langley
GEEK gaming festival at Dreamland in Margate. Picture: Alan Langley

Storytelling, Macknade Fine Foods, Faversham

The Reading Fairy is flying into Macknade during half term for special story telling sessions. The event co-incides with the launch of activity sheets to help its youngest shoppers know more about the produce in its food halls.

For more details on the interactive storytelling, which is free to attend, see here.

Superhero drawing workshop, Sevenoaks bookshop

Renowned artists and superhero creator Jason Ford is running a special workshop for children during half term.

Jason Ford
Jason Ford

Budding artists are being urged to come along to the masterclass from the author and illustrator of books which includes the popular Super Book for Superheroes.

For ticket details and to pre-book yours, click here.

Leeds Castle

Become a junior explorer in the grounds of Leeds Castle this half term.

Follow an exciting fun packed activity booklet filled with clues to help you spot different birds and trees as you adventure through the Castle estate.

Complete your journey and be rewarded with a chocolate prize.

For more details and ticket prices visit the Leeds Castle website.

Get out and explore at half term. Picture: Jason Ingram (National Trust)
Get out and explore at half term. Picture: Jason Ingram (National Trust)

National Trust

Kent's National Trust properties are running a full programme of February half term events.

From outdoor trails and adventure play to indoor crafts and painting - getting messy and muddy and back to nature surrounds all of its activities for youngsters between February 10 and 18.

For a complete round-up of events click here.

How can a laser pop a balloon?
How can a laser pop a balloon?

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Doc.Yard is back at the Dockyard when it reopens after its winter break on February 10.

The interactive 45-minute experience will be enticing young scientists through its doors with some hands on lessons involving balloons and lasers, submarine red lights and paints!

The science lab, which is split into four zones, will be running regular sessions through the day which can be pre-booked on arrival with timed tickets.

For all the details and Dockyard ticket information click here.

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