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WATSON's WHAT'S ON - February Family Adventures

Half terms looming and oh the potential for adventure! We’ve rounded up a brilliant selection of family days out and events to consider this February:

Fun for London folk

Feb 12-16: Visit the FREE interactive exhibitions and crafty workshops at Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill.

From 10th Feb, the museums’ Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is helping kids learn about the ways in which colours are used in the world around us.

Feb 10-18: Wannabe veterinarians can head to the Vets in Action events at ZSL London Zoo and step into the role of zoo vet carrying out x-rays and treatments on toy animals.

Feb 10-18: Follow a special Teddy Bear Adventure Trail around the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. 

Feb 10-18: Make a splash at Dusty’s Puddle Jumping Championships at the WWT London Wetland Centre. This looks like so much fun!

Feb 12-16: Ready for a space adventure? Take the family to the Holiday to Space exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Centre.

Feb 9-19: Celebrate childhood with the Imagine Children’s Festival on the Southbank this half-term. Loads of fun activities, including kids’ theatre, to enjoy. The ‘People Who Changed the World’ looks like an amazing one to inspire young trailblazers between 8-12 years.

Feb 10 – March 11: Soak up the colours and scents of Kew Garden’s Orchids Festival, celebrating Thailand’s vibrant plant life. Plus, there’s a great playground and plenty of places to run wild at Kew too.


Hotdogs in Norfolk

If you’re local to Little Hotdog Watson HQ you might like:

A trip to Tots Town, Hethersett. A unique child-sized town for children to enjoy imaginative play in a mini supermarket, café, town square, shoe shop and more!

Feb 10-17: Be Kings, Queens & Dirty Rascals at Norwich Castle – learn how to fight like a knight plus lots of crafts and castle tours. Get your hands dirty and design a den in the woodland garden at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden then take a picture at share on their Facebook page to enter to win a family membership!

Also, don't forget to check out our friends Fi + Stanley @Nor-folk and their adventures for lots of inspiration (they are our cover stars).

Southern gems

Feb 10-18: Take a walk amongst the enchanting woodland at Fishers Farm Park, West Sussex and discover mystical creatures hidden along the way! 

Feb 10-18: Learn about conservation and enjoy local wildlife as part of Hever Castle’s family event, Living with Nature.

Feb 10-18: Enjoy February Frolics at Willows Activity Farm, St Albans. Including live lambing and lots of other chances to see farm life up close. Plus, there’s the popular Peter Rabbit themed outdoor playground too.

Feb: A day of farm, zoo, and fairground fun – there’s so much to do at Pembrokeshire’s Folly Farm this half-term.

Feb 10-17: Unleash their inner inventor this half term at Bristol’s We The Curious Tinkering Space (previously At-Bristol). A whole day’s worth of hands-on fun to tinker, create and build.

Activities up north

Feb 12-18: See what your Little Vikings are made of at the Jorvik Viking Festival, York where bigger Hotdogs can ‘Have-a-go’ at sword combat and archery!

Feb 10-18: The Merseyside Maritime Museum has loads of hands on activities planned for this half term from interactive story time to rummaging for smuggles aboard a ship.

Feb 10-25: It’s all about Dino fun at the Butterfly House in Sheffield this half-term. Meet the T-REX, take a Dinosaur trail, say hello to the baby Triceratops… plus encounter all the other animals too. Plus, don’t miss this country wide outdoor treat! Fans of the Highway Rat in your house? For £3 you can buy a Highway Rat Activity Trail and explore the forest doing fun activities and spotting characters as they go. Find your nearest trail here.

What are your plans for Feb? Head over to Instagram and let me know what you’ll be up to and which of our kids hats you’ll be packing! 😉


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