February half term couldn’t come at a better time. To help say goodbye to the January blues and that back to school feeling, Worcestershire offers a week full of activities to keep the kids entertained – even on a budget. To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up our recommendations on how to spend your half term.
Take the kids to the trees of Wyre forest canopy and venture the high ropes of Go Ape Wyre. Unleash your inner chimp and journey in one of the largest remaining ancient forests in Britain today! The course is made up of zip wires, rope ladders and everyone’s favourite thrill, the Tarzan Swing. At 14m above the forest floor, you will have to take on some serious challenges like the 160m long zip wires, or the hair-raising stepping stones.
If you like animals, especially miniature ones then you’re in for a real treat! Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre is a magical place for your family to go and experience the company of many rare and miniature animals, birds and all sorts of owls from all over the world! You will be amazed at the variety between differing types of owl, pleased by the cute and cuddly creatures and blown away by Tilly the tortoise who despite being 26 years is still only 3 inches long!
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum has a lively programme of activities, exhibitions, and events, plus a great collection that covers a number of subjects. Highlights to look out for include a Roman mosaic pavement, a Glover’s Workshop, dinosaur footprints, and a collection of weapons, trophies and skins found by Worcester’s Victorian adventurers from uncharted territories of the world! Kids will love the Activity Space, which is a bright and welcoming space in the heart of the museum, where various materials are supplied so you can create your own masterpiece, or just sit and watch the kids have fun.
Take a trip with the family down to the Malvern Theatre. During half term enjoy the many viewings they have on including, Great Expectations, Downsizing (15) and The Disaster Artist (15). If your child is aged 5-7, then why not get involved in Malvern Theatre’s new workshop run every Thursday called ‘Sing, dance and create’. Create fantastic worlds, tell wonderful stories and portray a variety of wacky characters. These theatrical sessions will encourage young people to build their confidence whilst having lots of creative fun. These sessions are led by Sophie Jo Lusted from Monkeys in Motion.
Before you head off to the theatre, why not take advantage of our Pre Theatre dinner offer. Enjoy a main course and dessert at The Priory View Restaurant for just £21.95 per person, available from 6pm – 7pm. Have a look at our other offers we have available on our website here, including our advance purchase rate. If you’re planning on staying with us at The Abbey, book three days in advance of your stay and save up to 20%.
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