Fab February Half Term Ideas on the Cheap!

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the University of Exeter on Sunday 17th. the celebrations start at 1pm in the city centre for a parade, ending up with campus based up activities until the evening. The afternoon will be rounded off with a fireworks display at 6.30pm All FREE to attend.

River Dart Country Park has free entry all week, with only parking charges to pay. At £4 for 2 hours (or £8 all day), you can have so much fun in the woods and by the river, exploring all the adventure playgrounds and having a paddle by the prate ship if you’re daring!

Cullompton Library at The Hayridge Centre have pre bookable craft sessions as well as a ‘lovely’ valentines trail around the library. All activities are free or low cost. You can read more about our previous visit here.

Seaton Wetlands is a brilliant place to get out and explore at any time. It’s free to park and free entry. Over half term they have activities like bird watching for £2 per child.

Tiverton Museum is fantastic! This half term they have drop in craft sessions for £1,50 per child. Children can enter the museum for free but adults need to pay normal charges. The transport section is currently closed but there’s still loads to do. You can read about our last visit here.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery is a hidden gem, right in the centre of Honiton. Free to enter and look around, there’s a nature garden, craft room, exhibitions and lovely shop. This half term there is a family craft session being held, charges do apply. Have a look at our previous visit to the gallery here.

St Thomas Library has some prebookable craft sessions on over half term, as well as their usual bounce and rhyme and story sessions.

The Donkey Sanctuary is free parking and free entry. Over half term they have a ‘golden carrot’ hunt for £2.50 per trail sheet, with a prize included at the end. There are walks a plenty, an outdoor play area, loads to see and a cafe with an amazing view.

Occombe Farm is running an enchanted trail over half term, as well as their prebooked ‘feed the animal’ sessions. Parking and entry to the farm are free. Well worth the £2 per child, we had a great time when we went! Read more about it here.

Community Star Gazing is planned for some point over half term by Community Builders IN Pinhoe. Keep an eye on the event page for confined times as it all depends on the weather. Optional donation £2/family.

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