Our Top 5 Things To Do Over February Half Term
Not feeling as prepared as you should be for the beginning of the February half term? Well not to worry, here at Holiday Cottages Yorkshire we’re here to help. We’ve got a lovely selection of properties still available to rent over the holiday (you can view them here) and a host of ideas to keep families of all ages entertained.
One of our top picks over the half term is to ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which gives you stunning views through the National Park. Over the holidays they are running a teddy bear week for any child who brings a teddy and a paying adult their journey is free! Ticket prices are £16 for adults and for any child that might forget their teddy it’s £8, the route is from Pickering to Goathland and there’s sometimes the option to stay on board until the lovely seaside town of Whitby.
The Jorvik Viking Centre in York is holding a week-long festival half term and has an array of activities taking place, from sword fighting workshops to combat performances. The event admissions range in price and some are even free. For more information on the festival you can view their website here.
Another of our favourite activities is renting a day boat from Skipton Boat Trips, this means you can explore all the sights and sounds skippering your own motley crew around the Leeds & Liverpool canal. The boat comes equipped with a cooker and fridge and of course an undercover area in case the February weather does decide to let out a spot of rain. Boats are from £125 for the day, call 01756 790829 to find out more.
Flamingo Land in Malton is yet another great place to take the whole family and they’re open every day over the half term. The zoo is running keeper talks about the various animals they house from 11am until 3pm and the tiger talk is sure to be a favourite at 1pm. Tickets for people aged 13 and over are £10 and £7.50 for children aged 4 to 12.
Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire are running a dinosaur discovery hunt at the museum, there is a dinosaur discovery hunt for children every day from 12pm and the winner gets a goody bag filled with toys. Entry to the hunt is £3.85 for adults and children go free, there are also lots more dinosaurs related activities to enjoy whilst at the beautiful castle too!
Yorkshire and Lancashire has so much to offer to make any holiday fun filled whatever your budget. If you’ve got any great experiences when holidaying in either county we would love to hear about it, why not tweet us @redrosecottages.