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So we've compiled a list of five brilliant and cost-free things to do with children Warwickshire this February Half Term. We hope it's helpful!

And if you're looking for affordable childcare for the school holidays, scroll to the bottom to read about The Strings Club's February Half Term Holiday Camps and the ways that you can save on your booking.

1: Have fun with the Bard at Leamington Library

Join Leamington Library for free, fun Shakespeare themed crafts, suitable for ages 4-11 years. Your little ones can learn about Shakespearean wonders, bringing the timeless tales of the Bard to life in a fun and hands-on experience. Booking required.

Thursday 15 February 2.30-3.30pm
Leamington Library, Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

2: Go back in time at Marketing Hall Museum

Market Hall Museum tells the story of Warwickshire, and how the shifting natural, built and human landscapes have shaped the county to the present day. Admission is free of charge, and there are plenty of fascinating exhibits to capture the imagination of young explorers. This Half Term they also have two exciting workshops offering youngsters the chance to dress like Tudor royalty and to find out how the Tudors celebrated with huge feasts and the entertainment. Workshop tickets are just £3 (or £5 if you want to take part in a juggling workshop too!)

Workshops: 13 & 14 February 2024
Market Hall Museum, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA

3: Join a musical picnic at Warwick Arts Centre

Every Sunday you can drop-in to Warwick Arts Centre for creative workshops led by featured artists-in-residence. Working across visual arts, dance, drama, spoken word and music, they invite you to come and spend time together as a family making, exploring and having fun! There are Musical Picnics and Family Singing on select Sunday mornings too, so you can make a day of it! And it’s all totally free.

12 & 18 February
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

4. Follow the trail of Leamington's Leisure Gardens

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum has created a colourful Treasure Trail of Leamington's leisure gardens for the whole family to enjoy together. The trail takes about an hour through the Jephson and Pump Room Gardens, with activities and interactive features, all beautifully illustrated in an easy to follow booklet. Pick up your free one from the Royal Pump Rooms Visitors Information Desk, or download a copy to print at home.

Open every day
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4AA

5: Escape to the tropics in Jephson Gardens

The Glasshouse in Jephson Gardens is well worth a visit, especially if you fancy a bit of warmth this February! It houses a range of beautiful tropical and temperate plants including banana, pink powder puff and bird of paradise. There is also a popular goldfish pond and observation beehive for little ones to spot some splashy and buzzy friends.

Open daily 10am - 4pm
Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Half Term Childcare Near You

If you’re on the hunt for fun, exciting things to do with your children, we hope our ideas above provide some inspiration. But if you’re looking for childcare in Warwickshire during the February holidays, then we'd love to welcome your child to our Half Term Holiday Camp in Leamington Spa, offering the very best in childcare and music education from 12th - 16th February. You can book from just one day up to the full 5-day experience.

There are multiple ways to save on our Holiday Camps, including 10% off for first time bookers, childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare and a sibling discount.