Cart horses at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire

Things to do in Shropshire February Half Term 2024

School holidays are approaching again, so it’s time to check out all the things to do in Shropshire during February half term 2024. As half term isn’t quite such a big event as the Christmas holidays, many places announce their plans quite late. If your favourite attraction doesn’t have anything listed as yet, do get in touch with them to see what their plans are. If you’re on a budget, check out these free things to do in Shropshire as well.

This post covers the Shropshire area only. If you are looking for half term days out in nearby counties, please see below:

Attingham Park National Trust What’s on February Half Term 2024

Attingham Park have a lovely after dark event taking place this half term. For three evenings, visitors will be able to see the park’s snowdrops lit by a vast number of fairly lights. In the walled garden, light projections take place to add a little extra magic.

When and where: 15th to 17th February 2024 from 5.30 to 7.30 pm (last admission 6.45 pm), Attingham Park, Shropshire.

Blists Hill Victorian Town

This half term, Blists Hill Victorian Town will be showing a silent movie called A Trip to the Moon. Head to the Goods Shed where the theatre is set up and watch this influential film with a live piano accompaniment. Visitors can even create a personalised poster about the movie in the Printer’s Shop. For added fun, head to Blists Hill on Shrove Tuesday (13th February) to take part in their pancake-tossing contest.

When and where: 10th to 18th February 2024, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire.

Review: You can read my review of a dog friendly family day out at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

What's on in Shropshire February half term 2023 cart horses at Blists Hill
Sepia photo of two cart horses at Blists Hill

Boscobel House English Heritage

There’s no specific event listed for half term at Boscobel House, but this beautiful hunting lodge is full of stories and secrets. Learn how Charles II used it as a place of refuge after defeat in the Civil War. See the priest hole he spent a night in and hear tales of his visit. Stroll down to see a descendant of the oak tree Charles hid in all day while Cromwell’s soldiers were searching for him. Experience life at Boscobel in Victorian times when it was a thriving farm and meet resident animals. Don’t forget to visit the playground and follow an interactive trail around the house. Costumed storytellers are on hand to guide you around the premises. Full details are on the Boscobel House website.

Exotic Zoo Telford February Half Term 2024

There’s no specific event on for February half term 2024 at Exotic Zoo, but they are open every day from 10th February 2024. Booking is not required, but if you want something extra special, you can book one of their VIP experiences to get up close to the animals. Full details are on the Exotic zoo website.  

Hawkstone Park Follies

Hawkstone Park Follies will be open for February half term 2024 and visitors can take a spring walk around their 100-acre landscape. Explore towers, bridges, tunnels, valleys caves and more. The tearooms are open too, selling hot paninis and a selection of tray bakes and drinks. The Follies are open daily throughout half term week (from 9th to 18th February 2024) with 50% off admission. It’s not clear whether this applies if you pay on the gate, so I would advise booking in advance on the website to make sure you benefit from the discount. Full details are on the Hawkstone Park Follies website.

Park Hall Farm Countryside Experience

Visitors to Park Hall Farm during February half term 2024 can enjoy their Lambing Live event. Meet new lambs and other farmyard animals. If you’re really lucky, you might even time it right to witness a lamb being born. Take a ride on a barrel behind a tractor, enjoy indoor and outdoor play areas and explore the farm’s four museums. WWI and WWII trenches are recreated, along with an iron age roundhouse, Victorian school and collection of Welsh Guards memorabilia.

When and where: 10th to 18th February 2024, Park Hall Farm, Shropshire.

Things to do at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre February Half Term 2024

Budding palaeontologists will love the half term event at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre because it’s all about Mary Anning and the Dinosaurs. Examine fossils from the lcoal area and take a look at the vertebra of a fossilised plesiosaur. Make your own fossil shell, participate in a virtual dig and uncover reptile bones. Work out how to put the bones together and name the creature you have found. This event is aimed at children aged 3-11 years old.

When and where: 1 pm to 2.30 pm Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Things to do in Shropshire February Half Term 2024: FAQs

When is February half term 2024 in Shropshire?

In most Herefordshire schools, February half term runs from Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024. However, private schools and academies often have longer holidays and the dates of them may differ.

Why stay local during school holidays in 2024?

According to the Times, demand for holidays abroad has returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2024, but supply has not yet caught up so prices have skyrocketed. That’s why staying local this year might be a good idea – you can do some of these fantastic activities, support the local economy and save up for a holiday next year when prices may have come back down.

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