Warwick castle viewed across the moat with flowers in foreground

Things to do in Warwickshire February half term 2023

School holidays are approaching again, so it’s time to check out all the things to do in Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire as well.

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

Baddesley Clinton

I’m not sure what has happened to National Trust properties for February half term 2023, but the “what’s on” section seems to have disappeared on their website. However, Baddesley Clinton is always a lovely day out. Discover this isolated location in the Forest of Arden and its 500 years of history. Stroll through peaceful gardens and explore ancient parkland looking out for wildlife. Facilities include food, drink, toilets, shop and car parking. However, please bear in mind that the site does not offer level access or terrain for wheelchair users. Full information is on the Baddesley Clinton website.

British Motor Museum Warwickshire

Half term fun activities take place at the British Motor Museum from 11th to 26th February 2023, and they’re all about colour. Follow the colour creator trail around the museum, mixing your own colours as you go. In the learning space, children can create a colourful “artbot”, then use that to make a vibrant drawing. Check out a colour palette science show and go on an interactive family tour of the museum. All activities are included in admission to the museum and are suitable for children aged three years and over. You can book the shows when you arrive on the day, but they are popular so they suggest arriving early to avoid disappointment. Full details are on the British Motor Museum website.

Charlecote Park

As with other National Trust sites, Charlecode Park doesn’t seem to have a particular event taking place for February half term 2023. However, both the house and the park will be fully open from 18th February. This Victorian home is set in a landscaped deer park. Visitors can stroll around the landscaped parkland looking out for wildlife as well as spotting the resident deer and sheep. The house itself dates back to Tudor times, with Victorian interiors and extensions. Check out other historical buildings while you’re there including the laundry room, brewhouse, carriage collection, scullery and Victorian kitchen. Facilities include a café, book shop, car parking and toilets. Dogs are welcome and lots of areas are wheelchair accessible, with wheelchairs available to hire either when you arrive or booked in advance. Full details are on the Charlecote Park website.

What’s on Warwickshire February half term 2023: Compton Verney

Something a little unusual is taking place at Compton Verney in Warwickshire for February half term 2023. They’re encouraging people to visit after dark! Every Thursday to Sunday from 10th February to 5th March, a spectacle of light and sound will lead visitors through the woodland and parkland on an illuminated walking trail. A colourful kaleidoscope, stunning light installations and light beams across the lake will wow visitors. Grab a hot chocolate to drink en route or pick up some street food from the Digbeth Dining Club. Menus change each day so check what will be available when you intend to visit. Admission is 10% cheaper if you book online in advance. Full details are on the Compton Verney website.

Enchanted Tea Room

I absolutely love the look of the Enchanted Tea Room and their events look fabulous, but I do find their website a little difficult to navigate. There is a school holidays tab within their February events page, but it’s empty. However, lots does seem to be going on during half term. Themes include afternoon tea with the Madrigal sisters from Encanto, pizza making with Cowboy Woody and a couple of different princess afternoon teas. I have linked to the February events page, but please do check the dates before booking to make sure that the event you are paying your deposit for does take place during half term.

Hatton Adventure World

There’s an Aladdin Pantomime Adventure for February Half Term 2023 at Hatton in Warwickshire from 18th to 26th February. Their pop-up theatre will be hosting a 40-minute long performance of Aladdin. Visitors can choose whether to go for an admission only ticket or include the pantomime experience when booking. Plenty of indoor and outdoor activities are taking place too, including animal handling, magic shows, soft play, farmyard favourites and a mini funfair. Check the Hatton website for full details and book soon to receive an early bird discount.

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Step back in time at Kenilworth Castle this February half term, from 18th to 26th February 2023. Journey through the highs, lows and beheadings of King Henry VIII. Adventure with young Robin Hood and become one of his merry men to rescue Maid Marion and Nottingham’s children. Visitors can even try out archery. The rest of the castle and its grounds are open to visitors too. Enjoy the view from Queen Elizabeth I’s private rooms, find out the true story of her romance with Dudley and check out a marble fountain and aviary in the garden. Full details of the event and other activities are on the Kenilworth website. You can also read my review of a dog friendly family day out at Kenilworth Castle.

Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire water fountain in formal garden
Kenilworth Castle Ruins and garden

Warwickshire February half term 2023: Mad Museum

Whilst there’s no particular event taking place at the MAD Museum for February half term 2023, this Warwickshire Museum is the only mechanical art venue in the UK and pre-booking will be essential. Visitors can interact with art, contraptions and machines, create marble runs on a giant wall and grab a free activity sheet to take part in a competition. Craft facilities are available so you can sketch exhibits as well as taking photos and videos. Little ones will love the sensory experience at the MAD museum with its sounds, colours, movement and flashing lights. Children will subtly learn about physics, maths and design as they look at interactive, eccentric and loud art. Head to the MAD Museum website for full information about visiting and to book your space this half term.  

Packwood House

Whilst there’s no specific February half term event taking place at Packwood House in Warwickshire, it’s always a great day out and worthy of a visit. Take a look at the Tudor house and stroll around the garden and lake. If you are feeling adventurous, there’s 150 acres of parkland to explore too. Facilities include a café and shop and dogs on leads are welcome. The grounds are partly accessible to wheelchairs with both a Tramper and wheelchairs available to hire. Hearing loops and brail guides are provided at Packwood too. Head to the Packwood website for further information about visiting.

Warwickshire February half term 2023: Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Would your children like to spend a day at school during their half term? What if it happened to be the very same schoolroom that William Shakespeare learned in during the 1570s? It also happens to be where he wrote his first works. Whilst there is no particular event for February half term 2023, there’s always lots going on. The museum is open from 11am to 5pm every day and visitors can experience Tudor life. Shakespeare’s teacher Thomas Jenkins is on hand to teach the lessons and guides will tell you all about the building and the Shakespeare family. See 600-year old wall paintings from medieval times, try on authentic Tudor clothes and learn to write with ink using a quill. Further information about the experience is on the Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall website.  

What’s on at Warwick Castle February half term 2023

February half term activities run from 11th to 26th February 2023 at Warwick Castle with a festival of archery. Watch expert archers put on exhilarating performances and try out “have a go archery” yourself. Other things to do include the Horrible Histories Maze, Zog Playland and birds of prey encounter. Visitors can also explore the castle’s ramparts and towers. Full details are on the Warwick Castle website and you can read our review of Warwick Castle’s Wars of the Roses.

aerial view of Warwick Castle Warwickshire and surrounding countryside February half term
Warwick Castle viewed from above

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