Cart horses at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire

Things to do in Shropshire February Half Term 2023

School holidays are approaching again, so it’s time to check out all the things to do in Shropshire during February half term 2023. 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 2023

This year’s half term activities at Attingham Park have not yet been announced. However, they are showing as partially open throughout February half term 2023. Full details of this are on the Attingham Park website and any half term events will be on there when released.

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Kids eat free this half term at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire, from 18th to 26th February 2023. Head to the Goods Shed to watch the first ever sci-fi film, Le Voyage dans la Lune. It will be accompanied by traditional music and the rest of the site will also be open to visitors. Some of the other Ironbridge Gorge Museums have events on during half term too, although only on specific dates. Head to their website to find out more. You can also 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 2023

There’s no specific event on for February half term 2023 at Exotic Zoo, but they are open from 18th to 28th February 2023 from 11 am to 4 pm 7 days a week. 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 2023 and visitors can take a spring walk around their 100-acre landscape. Explore towers, bridges, tunnels, valleys caves and more. They are open daily throughout half term week and are encouraging visitors to book in advance. Full details are on their website.

Park Hall Farm Countryside Experience

Visitors to Park Hall Farm during February half term 2023 will be able to meet new lambs, as well as the other farmyard animals. 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. Full details are on the Park Hall Farm website.

Things to do at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre February Half Term 2023

Visitors to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this February Half Term can find out if they’ve got what it takes to become a Jedi! Take Jedi trials, learn the Jedi code and do drills in 6 attack and parry zones with combat light sabres especially for trainees. Then take on the laser beam challenge for a test of self-discipline and agility. The cost is £4.40 per accompanied child or £3.96 for members. This is aimed at 4-11 year olds and booking is essential. Jedi training takes place from 1pm to 2.30 pm from Monday 20th to Friday 24th February 2023. For full details, see the Discovery Centre website.

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