February half term is nearly here. We are extremely lucky in West Yorkshire to have a fantastic range of museum and gallery sites run by Local Authorities. There are castles, art galleries, museums, a watermill, an abbey and more! Many have free entry and those that charge are extremely good value for money. You can see penguins, half a pig, a caiman under the floor, a ferocious tiger. There are indoor and outdoor sites, spend an hour or a whole day. You can take part in organised workshops, play in family friendly interactive areas, get crafty, learn something new and see amazing treasures.
Bradford Museums and Galleries
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Cliffe Castle Museum
Bradford Industrial Museum
Find out what's on at Bradford Museums and Galleries: http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whats-on
Mask Making Workshop With Artist Becky Truman
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
18 February, 1pm – 3pm
Celebrate 250 years of Circus with aerial artist, costume designer and sculptor, Becky Truman.
Places are very limited. Cost £10 per person. Suitable for 5 years plus. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Please book on 01274 431212 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith Art Gallery
Find out what's on at Calderdale Museums: https://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whatson
Sparks! Half Term Fun – Potion making
21 February, 11am – 12pm; 1pm – 2pm; 2pm-3pm
Find out about the healthcare of the Victorians and create your own special potion. £3.50 per child book: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale
Kirklees Museums and Galleries
Oakwell Hall and Country Park
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Batley Art Gallery
Find out what's on at Kirklees Museums and Galleries: https://communitydirectory.kirklees.gov.uk/communityDirectory/whatsOn.aspx
Half term activities – bird theme
20 February, 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
Be inspired by the objects on display and get creative with our bird themed children’s activities and crafts. Don’t forget to stop and say hello to Snowy the Snowy Owl.
£2 per session. All ages welcome. No booking required.
Leeds Museums and Galleries
Abbey House Museum
Leeds Industrial Museum
Leeds Art gallery
Leeds City Museum
Thwaite Mills Watermill
Find Leeds Museums and Galleries Visitor Information here: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/home
Explore Wildlife World at Lotherton
The first areas of Lotherton’s new wildlife park opened on 21 November. Meet playful Humboldt penguins as they splash about in their pool. See our flamingos in their new habitat and say hello to newly arrived tapirs and capybaras. Enjoy a great value family day out, with a country house, fashion galleries, bird garden, café, woodland walks, adventure playground, and much more! [There is an entry charge to Lotherton and bird themed half term events: http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/love-birds-lotherton-0]
Wakefield Museums and Castles
Find out what's on at Wakefield Museums and Castles: www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/februaryhalfterm
Iron Age warriors
22 February, 10am - 3pm
Meet an Iron Age warrior and scare your enemies with celtic style face paint. All ages welcome, free, no need to book
With such a variety of venues and activities everyone will find something fun to do over the February half term.
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