12 tips for a brilliant day out at the Black Country Living Museum near Dudley in the West Midlands. This is a living history museum that is perfect for visitors of all ages from small children to adults. It is an excellent, full day out with both food outlets and picnic areas available. Includes the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.

Things to do West Midlands February half term 2024

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

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

Birmingham Botanical Gardens West Midlands February half term 2024

Birmingham Botanical Gardens are offering a great opportunity to get kids outdoors this February half term. Families can learn to create a den from materials they gather around the gardens. Participants will also take a look at dens built by local wildlife. The event is led by a Garden Ranger and recommended for children aged 6-12. They must all be accompanied by an adult. This event take place outdoors so dress for the weather!

When and where: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 1.30 pm, Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Cadbury World West Midlands February half term 2024

All aboard to sail the seven seas with first mate Freddo! Visitors will be able to discover Freddo’s treasure and learn about priates on a 15-minute adventure. Captain Jack joins Freddo to teach kids to walk the walk and talk the talk of a pirate. Or will they be walking the plank?? There are plenty of goodies and barrels of laughs in this fun show that takes place at regular intervals throughout the afternoon.

When and where: 10th to 18th February 2024, Cadbury World. The event continues at weekends only after half term, until 17th March.

Review: You can read my review of a family day out at Cadbury World.

A February half term 2023 family day out at Cadbury World Birmingham West Midlands little girls with cadbury bunny
Meeting the Caramel Bunny at Cadbury World West Midlands

Dudley Canal and Caverns

Every school holiday, Dudley Canal and Caverns puts on its Little Skippers event for holiday fun. Craft activities take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in school holidays. For further information about boat trips and visiting the Dudley Canal and Caverns this February half term, head to their website.

Legoland Discovery Centre

Help Legoland Discovery Centre to celebrate their newly crowned Mini Master Model Builder. Explore their ultimate LEGO playground, watch something fun in the 4D cinema, check out miniland and visit soft play. Visitors can build their own creations, have fun on two rides, burn off some energy in soft play and go on a LEGO scavenger hunt. LEGO playmakers are on hand to teach children new building skills and there’s a colour-themed building challenge taking place.

When and where: 10th to 25th February 2024, Legoland Discover Centre.

National Sea Life Centre West Midlands February half term 2024

This February half term’s special event at the National Sea Life Centre is bound to produce an earworm for 90s music fans… Sharklife. Learn the truth about these apex predators of the sea, then get up close to them in the 360 degree ocean tunnel. Visitors can:

  • Meet a marine biologist
  • Hunt for shark teeth
  • Follow a sharklife trail
  • Take part in a competition to win a VIP shark feeding experience

When and where: 10th to 25th February 2024, National Sea Life Centre.

Review: You can read my review of the National Sea Life Centre.

Sharks at the Sea Life Birmingham

Selly Manor Museum

Be a history detective at Selly Manor Museum and learn about the manor’s Black Tudors and their involvement with Henry VIII. They also weaved the most beautiful silk in the country and travelled across the ocean to make their homes in England. Follow a detective trail, participate in creative crafts and enjoy interactive storytelling.

When and where: 12th to 16th February 2024 at Selly Manor Museum. No booking required.

West Midlands February half term 2024 FAQs

When is February half term 2024 in the West Midlands?

In most West Midlands 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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  1. Thanks for this detailed list!! I have a two year old and these sort of days out are great fun. Very useful. Saved your blog and will be back again. Thanks again!