Whats On February Half Term – In the Vale, Bridgend and Swansea

We have pulled together a list of whats on this February half term in the areas of the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend and Swansea.  Lots of fun activities to try out whatever the weather.

Whats on February Half Term in the Vale of Glamorgan

1. Amelia Farm, Barry

Half Term Fun Days

Whats on February Half Term Vale Bridgend Swansea

Amelia Farm are hosting Half Term fun days every day this week.  There will be a bouncy castle, soft play and pottery along with the usual woodland walks and trails.  You can read about our previous visit to Amelia Farm here.

Half Day Sessions (mornings 10:00 – 12:30 and afternoons 1:30 – 4:00)

Adults £1.50, Children £8.00 and £6.00 for ages 4 and under.  Pre-book


2. Liege Manor, Bonvilston

Meet a Pony Morning

This Half Term you can take the little ones to meet a pony, have a go at grooming, have a guided tour or a go at riding.  Suitable for ages 2+  There is also a cafe on site.

Thursday 22nd February from 10:30 – 12:30

No booking and no charge, but please register your interest so they can cater for numbers.

More information: www.liegemanor.com

3. Dyffryn Gardens, Dyffryn

Spotter Trail

This Half Term little ones can put their detective skills to the test as they follow the clues to each location and write down the letters they find to spell an important Dyffryn name.  There’s a small prize at the end.

There is an onsite cafe and a small childrens play area.

Normal admission charges apply.

For more information visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

4. The Royal Mint Experience, Llantrisant

Royal Mint Whats on Half Term

Half Term Interactive Sessions

The Penny Farthing experience – 19th and 20th February

An interactive event for adults and children this half term.  Everyone can learn more about the Penny Farthing and even have a go!  This is running on the 19th and 20th of February.

Science Made Simple Show – 23rd February 

The science show will inform you of the differences between cartoon science and real science. They will look at Friction, materials, gravity, the laws of motion and more. The show features original animated clips, audience interaction and lot of demonstrations of ‘real-world’ science.  Show times: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Free with all Royal Mint Experience tour tickets

No booking required.  Activities included in normal entry fees.

More information: www.royalmint.com

5. St Donats Art Centre, St Donats

A Picnic with Paddington Bear – February 22nd

Take your teddies and head to St Donats for a morning showing of Paddington followed by an indoor teddy bears picnic.  You will need to take your own blankets and cushions.

Family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children costs £40.

Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration – February 23rd

An afternoon where you can watch eagles and falcons in action.  There will also be owls on show too.

Tickets cost £8.50 per person

For more information visit: www.stdonats.com

6. Cowbridge Library, Cowbridge

Half Term Crafts – 20th and 22nd February 

Crafts at Cowbridge library.  Booking is essential.  Call and book on 01446 773941

50 p per child.  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  For ages 5+


Whats on February Half Term in Bridgend

1. Bryngarw Country Park, Bridgend

Whats on February Half Term Vale Bridgend Swansea

Bird Box Making

February 21st – Bryngarw Country Park are running 10 minute sessions to build your own bird box for your garden.  The sessions cost £6.00 per person.  At the park there are also numerous woodland walks and gardens to explore along with a pretty impressive childrens play area.  You can read about our previous visit here.

For more information visit: www.bryngarwcountrypark.co.uk

2. Adi’s Dessert Bar, Bridgend

Scratch Art Heart Magnets Workshop – 21st February

Design your own heart magnet! Limited spaces throughout the afternoon so will need to pre-book.

£6 to include activity and kids meal deal (with drink). Need to pre-book

Snow Queens Tea Party – 22nd February

Meet Elsa who will be coming all the way from Arendelle to tell the magical story of Frozen.

£7 to include activity and a kids meal (with drink).  Need to pre-book

Jedi Training Academy – 22nd February

A chance to play some jedi themed party games and have some Jedi training.

£7 to include activity and a kids meal (with drink). Need to pre-book

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/adisdessertbar


3. Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Aberkenfig

Make a Nest Box – 20th February

Celebrate National Nest Box week by making a nest box for your garden. Nest Box week aims to provide breeding birds with nesting sites, by encouraging people to put up nest boxes in their garden.

Price: £7 per box. Age Group: Minimum age for this event is 10 years old. Children aged 10-16 years must be supervised by an accompanying adult.

Session Times: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm. Meeting Place: Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre Booking: Booking is not essential for this event but materials may be limited.

If you would like to ensure you can make a box on the day please inform Megan by calling 01656 724100

Wildlife Watch – 22nd February

Join the UK’s leading club for young environmentalists, as you explore Parc Slip to find out about the amazing wildlife. There are activities such wildlife walks to explore the reserve, bird watching and bug hunting.

Age group: 5 to 13 years. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to meetings.

Clothing requirements: Please bring wellies, warm clothes and waterproofs as we always venture outside, regardless of the weather!

Price: £2.  Pre-booking is essential.  Phone on 01656 724100 to book.

For more information visit: www.welshwildlife.org


Whats on February Half Term in Swansea

1. Plantasia, Swansea

Interactive Animal Shows

Plantastia are hosting their interactive animal shows where kiddies can learn about the importance of looking after and protecting the rainforests.  They will also come face to face with snakes, insects and a bird eating tarantula.

Dates: 20 – 22nd February

Adults £5.50, Children £4.50 and under 3’s go free.

For more information visit: www.swansea.gov.uk

2. Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea

Pirate Week

A full week of pirate themed events including sword fighting, treasure hunts and interactive story adventures.  There will also be a bouncy castle, pirate crafts and pirate movies in the Wales’ smallest cinema.

Dates: 17 – 25th February, 10:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Standard entry fees apply.

For more information visit: www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

3. Margam Park, Swansea

Margam Park Whats on Half Term

Story Telling – 19th February

Storyteller and puppeteer will be visiting the Margam Castle to tell tales of the deep and of Welsh folk tales and legends.

11:30 and 1:45 are tales of the water with mermaids and monsters of the deep

12:30 and 2:45 are welsh folklore and legends with stories of fairies, ghosts and dragons

Fun Activities – 20th February

Make a crafty foam key ring.  Various sessions throughout the day cost £3.00 per child

Have a go at Archery – 3 arrows for £1.00

Fun Activities – 21st February

Zoolab – Animals in Winter.  Find out about what happens to animals in the winter from sheltering to bird migration to hibernation.  Various sessions throughout the day cost £3.00 per child

Have a go at Archery – 3 arrows for £1.00

Make a Dinosaur Mask – 22nd February

Make a dinosaur mask.  Various sessions throughout the day cost £3.00 per child

Free entry, car parking fees apply.  You can read more about our visits to Margam Park here.

For more information visit: www.margamcountrypark.co.uk


4. Penllergare Valley Woods, Swansea

Survival Skills For Kids – 25th February

A day of Survival Skills for kids with a fully day of bushcraft adventures in the woods, inspired by Bear Grylls’ recent kids TV show. Kids will have to choose which few precious items to take into the woods, discover which plants and trees could help them survive and learn to use sharp tools to craft useful items.

Whats on February Half Term Vale Bridgend Swanseas

There will also be a bushtucker challenge (optional for kids) where they can taste all sorts of snacks including edible insects!   They will be cooking some snacks on the campfire as part of the activities.  You can read about our visits to Penllergare Valley Woods here.

Advance booking is essential. Phone James, 07876 794098. Tickets are £36 per child and £32 for each additional sibling.

For more information visit: www.penllergare.org


5. LC2, Swansea

Wacky World Dino Experience – 20th and 21st February

The largest inflatable play arena will be coming to the LC to take everyone back in time to Jurassic age!

Little ones will get 2 hours to run around the arena, exploring the obstacle course and other activities!

The wacky world has been described as a cross between the Total Wipeout TV show and Get Your Own Back! During your visit, you will also get the chance to see their latest attraction a 7 ft T Rex who comes to life with loud roars!

Suitable for ages 5 and over.  Tickets start at £12.

For more information and prices visit: www.thelcswansea.com

6. Swansea Museum, Swansea

Paper Boats Workshop – 22nd February

To celebrate 2018 Year of the Sea, kids can create their very own paper boats inspired by historic vessels in the collection with artist Rhiannon Morgan

The workshop is free.  Drop in between 10 – 1p.m.

For more information visit: www.swanseamuseum.co.uk

7. Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet – 22nd February

The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream!  Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, he thinks he’s a ballerina! Based on the award-winning children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, the show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!

Suitable for those aged 3+ family ticket price £35.

For more information visit: www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk






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