Half Term Fun
February 1, 2023

With half term coming up there’s always so many questions about what you’ll be getting up to. To take the pressure of finding ways to entertain, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best events around!

Children’s Acrylic Workshop
at Ely Cathedral

From 10th February

Come and create your own acrylic masterpiece to take home and display this February half term! Browse the museum’s collection of stunning stained glass panels for inspiration and sketch your own window design. Their workshop will guide you in turning your ideas into a beautiful mini acrylic piece to take home. Tickets are £3 per child and must be pre-booked.

Wicken Fen

From 10th February

Wicken Fen offers a variety of activities for families to enjoy during half term. From February 10th, follow the “Birds at Work” trail on the Boardwalk and receive a kit to make a bird feeder at home for £2 (free for National Trust members). On February 14th, join the Bird Collage workshop and learn how to use marbling and collage techniques to create an owl picture to take home. The workshop is from 10:30am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 2:30pm, costing £6 per child, and is suitable for ages 6+. Children must be accompanied. On February 17th, participate in “Birdmania” and enjoy a variety of fun, bird-themed crafts for families with children aged 4+. The event takes place between 11:30am and 3:00pm, with no need to book in advance and costing £3 per child. Children must be accompanied.

Meet Oliver Cromwell Trail
at The Cromwell Museum

11th – 18th February

Experience the life of Oliver Cromwell through this exciting and complimentary trail, available exclusively during February half term. Discover personal belongings, interact with his family, try on weapons and armour, and more! Obtain trail sheets for free at the Museum’s front desk or print them from the Museum’s website. The trail runs from 11am to 3:30pm during this time period. The Cromwell Museum boasts the most comprehensive collection of artefacts related to Oliver Cromwell on public display worldwide.

Watersports at Nene Outdoors

11th – 19th February

Explore the great outdoors at Nene Outdoors! Drop in to try our swan pedalo rides or select from row boats, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes. To avoid lines, book your activities online. Suitable for all ages, however, there are age restrictions of 8 years and older for children in a boat alone and other restrictions may apply based on weather and wind conditions. If the weather is inclement, please call to check for any opening restrictions before making a special trip.

Aliens Love Underpants at
The Norris Museum

11th – 19th February

Bring a torch and explore the museum after hours. Search for the underpants hidden throughout the gallery and try to match them to the correct alien. Create alien friends and underpants bunting. Participate in an interactive telling of the beloved story “Aliens Love Underpants” written by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

The event is priced at £4.50 for 1 child, £8 for 2 children and £11.50 for 3 children. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up, and requires at least one adult for every three children.

Glasshouse Adventure

11th – 19th February

Explore the incredible glasshouses at Cambridge University Botanic Garden and discover weird and wonderful plants as a plant hunter. Pick up a plant spotter booklet at the entrance and begin your adventure. Children are free and adult admission charges apply for this drop-in event.

Segway Events
at Hinchinbrooke Park

12th February

Try out a unique and thrilling experience at Hinchingbrooke Country Park! We’re excited to announce our upcoming Segway event, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the park’s 170 acres of open grasslands, mature woodland, and lakes on the latest Segway technology. Whether you’re a nature lover, thrill-seeker or just looking for a fun day out, this event is perfect for you! Booking essential.

Polar Pop-Up:
Twilight at the Museum

13th February

Join in with this unique experience at the Twilight opening of the Polar Museum. Explore the exhibits using only your torchlight as a guide. Object handling and museum trails will be available. This year, the event will be held in time slots to reduce crowding and tickets must be pre-booked. Visitors can arrive at any time during their designated time slot but must leave before the end time. Both adults and children require tickets and the event is free of charge.

The Pyjama Express at
Nene Valley Railway

15th February

Get comfortable and cosy for a fun-filled, family-friendly train journey by wearing your favorite pajamas or onesie! Enjoy a one-hour round trip from Wansford Station to Overton Station, departing twice. Entertainment awaits at the station and onboard, where you can relax in your pajamas and listen to an interactive story with a magical twist. Each child will receive a milk shake carton, cookie, and iron-on Pyjama Express badge to add to their pajamas or dressing gown. The Pyjama Express Experience begins 30 minutes prior to your booked departure time – 11:50am for the 12:20pm train or 1:50pm for the 2:20pm train.

SIX: Musical

18th February 

Winner of the 2022 Whatsonstage Award for Best West End Show with a Gold-Disk winning album, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (The New York Times).

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again… Divorced
Beheaded. LIVE! Age guidance: 10+