School Holidays

February Half Term

Featured Listing

For all events and to search by date, see our Events Calendar.

In addition to the events and activities listed below don’t forget our Days Out Section.

If you have an event or activity that you would like to include, please contact me.

A World Inside a Book – Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

Take a trip into the brilliant 3-D technicolour world of the best loved children’s author, Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, with the UK’s first immersive exhibition of their wonderful work.

12th February 2019 – February 2020 – various times.  Booing required and tickets selling fast.

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester , M15 5ZA

T: 0161 232 6089

Ability for All- Trampolining and multi-sport activities – Knutsford Leisure Centre

Come along with the whole family for an afternoon of trampolining and fun multi-sport activities. These include ten pin bowling, basketball, soft archery, football, arts & crafts. There will also be the opportunity to have a go on the trampoline.

We have some exciting days of activity planned across Cheshire East for children and families with disabilities during the February holidays. Siblings and friends welcome.

Thursday 21st February 2019 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Knutsford Leisure Centre,  Westfield Dr, Knutsford WA16 0BL

T: 01625 383951

Bing Live – Buxton Opera House

Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Buxton in the first ever Bing stage show!

Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February 2019

Buxton Opera House, Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN

T: 01298 72190


Bouncy Tots – Congleton Leisure Centre

Come along for a fun filled bounce.   Children must be accompanied by an adult.

1-5 years

19th February 2019 10am-11am

Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall St, Congleton CW12 1DT

T: 01260 387717

Brio Play Day and Pop Up shop at Glebe Farm

This is a free event organised by Cheshire Toy Shop; an online toy shop specialising in traditional toys and classic brands.

• Thursday 21st February 11am-3pm
• Friday 22nd February 11am-3pm
• Saturday 23rd February 11am-3pm

Glebe Farm, Peel Ln, Congleton CW12 4RQ

T: 01260 273916

Broadleaf Forest Adventures CIC Half Term Club

Young adventures are encouraged to explore the woodland and discover the opportunities the natural world has to offer them.

5-11 years

18th February – 21st February 2019 8.30am-4pm

North Rode, Congleton


Bugs and Beasties at Lyme Park

Go in search of the bugs and beasties that make themselves at home in the house. See what it takes to protect all of Lyme’s treasures.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

16th-24th February 11am-4pm

Lyme Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK12 2NX

T: 01663 762023


Chinese New Year Trail – Biddulph Grange Garden

Follow the red lanterns around the garden to the fabulous Chinese Garden at Biddulph Grange and see if you can find some of our iconic Chinese plants. For a further challenge can you spot the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac hidden around the garden?

£1 per trail (including fortune cookie prize)

5th-28th February 2019

Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph ST8 7SD

T: 01782 517999


Continental Circus Berlin, EventCity

With an array of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, enjoy an international Production packed full of comedy, jugglers, daredevils, acrobatics & aerial acts, including the Motorbikes inside the Globe of Death!

Housed in Manchester’s Favourite Big Top at Event City this ALL NEW show will delight young and old alike and promises to be a February HALF TERM treat like no other.

8th-24th February, various times

Manchester Event City, Phoenix Way, Manchester, M41 7TB

Box Office – 0203 375 3970


Crazy Croc Swim – Sandbach Leisure Centre

Come and take on our wild inflatable crocodile.

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Sandbach Leisure Centre , Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344

Cygnets presents The Wizard of Oz & Wicked

This years spring short course will be held during the February half term. 3 days of working with a very experienced production team and the opportunity to perform to family and friends on the final evening. Learn to act, dance, sing and perform some of the greatest classics.

19th-21st February 2019 9am-5pm

Kings School, Girls Division, Fence Avenue, Macclesfield

T: 07780685498

DR Sports Holiday Club

A fun filled week of Sports and Arts & Crafts with a nature theme.

St Vincent’s Primary School

18th-22nd February 2019

T: 07739 424270


Dry Play Session – Sandbach Leisure Centre

Enjoy a range of Inflatable’s and soft play toys for a fun safe play session.

Wednesday 20th February– Friday 22nd February 2019 10am-12noon

Sandbach Leisure Centre, Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344


Edale Family Walk

A half term walk for all the family, through meadows and along flagged paths in the Edale Valley. FREE event. Just turn up on the day.

Meet at Penny Pot Cafe, Station Approach, Edale S33 7ZA

Organised by Peak District, National Trust

T: 01433 670368

Elite Coaching Macclesfield Half Term Camp

A full day of football fun and activities with prizes and competitions to be won EVERYDAY

WHERE – Hurdsfield Primary School SK10 2LW

WHEN – Monday 18th – Friday 22nd

COST – £12.50 per child per day

TIMES – 9am-3pm (half days available)

AGES – 3-12

BOOKING – message to book on immediately


Family Activities this Half Term at The Whitworth, Manchester

A week of activities and playful interventions for the whole family, Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February. All events are free and drop in. Activities include Weaving Studio, Weaving Baby and Stitch a Tree Workshop.

The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER

T: 0161 275 7450

Family Fun Swim – Congleton Leisure Centre

For all the family, swim & play with equipment such as rafts and surfboards. This activity is for under 12s and they must be accompanied by an adult.

18th February 2019 2-3pm

20th & Fri 22nd February 2019 2.30-3.30pm

Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall St, Congleton CW12 1DT

T: 01260 387717

Family Fun Swim – Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Bring your family along and play with Rafts , toys and floats. Designed for under 8’s (Small Pool Only)

Friday 22nd February 2019 10.00 – 11.30 am

Macclesfield Leisure Centre,  Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Family Walks – Hare Hill

Borrow a nature pack and explore the garden on our fun-filled self-guided trail.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

18th-22nd February 2019 10.30am-4pm

Hare Hill, Macclesfield SK10 4PY

T: 01625 827534


Flight Academy – Airport Life – Runway Visitor Park

Children taking part in this session will have the opportunity to board a real aircraft. Try your hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in our role play session.

2 sessions available 4 to 7, or 8 to 12.

15th, 18th, 19th, 21st and 23rd February 10.30am-2.30pm

Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Off Wilmslow Road, Altrincham WA15 8XQ
T: 0161 489 3932


Footloose Dance Academy

Musical Theatre Holiday Class.

Age 6 and over.

20th February 2019 11.45am-4.15pm

Bollington Civic Hall, Palmerston St, Macclesfield SK10 5JX

T: 07951 054547



Free Half Term Family Fun – Booths Knutsford

Join us for some FREE half term family fun, with lots of exciting activities on offer including a Signs of Spring treasure hunt with a prize to be won, and face painting – this is a day not to be missed!

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM

Booths, Stanley Road, Knutsford Cheshire WA16 0BS

Fun Splash Swim – Wilmslow Leisure Centre

Loads of fun in the main pool with toys, balls, floats & rafts.

Mon 18th – Fri 22nd February 1.30 – 3.00pm

Wilmslow Leisure Centre , Station Rd, Rectory Fields, Wilmslow SK9 1BU

T: 01625 533789

Fun Swim – Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Rafts, Toys and Floats for all (Both Pools)

Wednesday 20th February 2019 1.45 – 3.15pm

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Fun Swim – Poynton Leisure Centre

Fun sessions in the pool for 8-12 year olds, with toys and the inflatable.

Wednesday 20th & Friday 22nd February 1.45pm – 2.45pm

Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970

Fun Swim – Sandbach Leisure Centre

For all the family – Swim and play with equipment such as rafts and surfboards.

Tuesday 19th & Friday 22nd February 10.00am – 12.00noon

Thursday 21st February 9.30am – 10.30am

Sandbach Leisure Centre , Middlewich Rd, Sandbach CW11 1FH

T: 01270 375344



Get Set, Blast Off! Jodrell Bank

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the solar system and playing lots of games along the way.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under.

Free with general admission.

Saturday 16th  – Friday 22nd February

1pm (weekend) 11am and 1pm (weekdays)

Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

T: 01477 571766

GetWild at The Roaches

We will start our day with a walk to the woods but from there it’s your choice! Do you like bug hunting, building dens, or generally getting a bit mucky outside?

Ask your parents to drop you off at The Roaches Gate and we’ll return after our adventure.

Ages 8-13

19th Feb 2019 10:00am – 12 noon

T: 01629 816200


Glow Disco WheelsTime

Our half term WheelsTime is back!

There’ll be scuttle bugs,ride ons of all different types or why not bring your own scooter?

Aimed at preschoolers, toddlers & primary school children are welcome to join in too.

Wednesday, February 20th 2019 10 am – 11 am

Tytherington Family Worship Church, 57 Sandwich Dr, Macclesfield SK10 2UD

T:  07553566070

Go Outdoors! Enid Blyton – Biddulph Grange Country Park

Come and enjoy and forest adventure and immerse yourself in The Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair, Moon Face and a good old fashioned run around the woods. Story time, crafting and all washed down with a vintage tea.

February 17th 2019 11:30am

T: 07942 910250

Gymnastics Half Term Camp

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019 10am-3pm.  Breakfast club from 9-10am

Members and non members welcomed

Age 4.5 years plus

Boys and Girls

Gymfinity Gymnastics, Egerton Youth club, Knutsford

T: 07504 696 518

Gymnastics Holiday Camp – Tytherington Club

Thursday 21st February 9.30am-12.30pm

NB – Need to be Tytherington Club members

The Tytherington Club, 90 Dorchester Way, Macclesfield SK10 2JP

T: 01625 506000


Half Term at Trentham Gardens

We have plenty of exciting things to get involved with including Archery, Bushcraft, RSPB Weekends and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides.

Head to the playground where they can tackle the assault course and work their way through the Hornbeam maze.

Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around the lake, through the woodland, and down to the bottom of the garden, where the Fairies at Trentham live!

Trentham Gardens, Stone Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG

T: 01782 646646


Half Term Fun at Macclesfield Library

Lego Clubs

Friday 22nd February 10.30-11.30 and 2-3

Free to attend but please book in advance at the library. Ages 4 and over.

Children’s Harry Potter Trail

18th – 24th February

Find 10 Harry Potter prizes hidden around the library and answer the questions for a chance to win a prize.

Once Upon a Time Storytelling

Wednesday 20th February 2pm

Storyteller Jane Jabore will tell tales with the help of her beautiful puppets.  Ages 6 and over.

Macclesfield Library, 2 Jordangate Macclesfield SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000



Hogfields School of Wizardry – Cockfields Farm

Join us this February Half Term for a Spellbinding Wizardry Experience! Don your Best Wizard and Wizardess Costumes and Enroll at Hogfields School Of Wizardry.

Your tickets include all day admssion to the farm to where all the usual Animal activites will be running including:
Meet the Snakes, Lizards, Tortoises, Chameleon & Dragons, Bath a Tortoise, Feed the Barn animals.

16th-24th February 2019

Cockfields Farm, Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

T: 0161 331 3322


Kids go free at DinoFalls Adventure Golf Park

Challenge yourself to our action-packed adventure golf and see if you can complete the course – just don’t get chomped by our Jurassic friends along the way!

Back by popular demand, the Kids Go Free before 10.30am offer returns to Dino Falls Adventure Golf from 11th – 22nd February.

Available Monday to Friday ONLY, one child goes free with each paying adult when you arrive before 10.30am.

T: 0161 749 7000



Inflatable Fun Swim – Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Take on our epic pool inflatable, have you got what it takes to get to the end?

Tuesday 19th & Thursday 21st February 2019 1.45 – 3.15pm

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

NB – Only children aged over 8 yrs +  are allowed on the inflatable Children under 8 years of age and non-swimmers of any age must be accompanied in the water at all times by a responsible person (over 16)



Junior Farmer Sessions at Kenyon Hall Farm

Our next Junior Farmer sessions will be held during the February half-term when we’ll show how to Grow Your Own Veggies!

Ages 3 – 11. Different sessions aimed at different ages (but not strictly enforced.)

Sessions taking place at different times on 16th February, 18th February, 20th February and 22nd February.

Kenyon Hall Farm, Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7ED

T: ​​01925 765531


Kids Art Workshop – Electric Picture House

All the workshops are free to attend.

If you want to reserve a place for your child please contact us on tel. no. 01260 270908

Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February from 11am-3pm.

Electric Picture House, Spindle Mill, Spindle Street, Congleton, CW12 1QN

T: 01260 270908


Kids for a Quid at Reaseheath Zoo

16th-24th February 2019

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF

01270 613222

Kids Half Price Safari, Knowsley Safari Park

Get 50% off kids tickets all half term at Knowsley Safari! Book online or pay on the gate and get ready for an adventure!

February 16th 10am-Fenbruary 24th 3pm

Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot L34 4AN

T: 0151 430 9009

Learning Legendz Holiday Club

Fun, themed holiday club! Aimed at 4-13 year olds.

Monday 18th February -Magic and Mystery 8.15am-6pm
Tuesday 19th February- Feelings 8.15am-6pm
Wednesday 20th February- Roald Dahl 8.15am-5.30pm

2nd Knutsford Scout Hut, WA16 8DL or in Goostrey CW4 8JD

T: 07940 587630

Macclesfield Town CST February Half Term Camp

The CST is looking forward to another successful camp packed full of games, mini-workshops and tournaments. There will be lots of prizes to be won each day, including match tickets to a Macclesfield Town first team home game.

To book please text 07598721829 stating “FSC NAME AGE DATES”

Monday 18th –  Thursday 21st February 10-3.30pm

Meet the Expert – Jodrell Bank

Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll learn all about their work, plus have a chance to ask the space questions you’ve always wanted to ask!

Suitable for adults and children aged 10+

Free with general admission

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 , 1pm

Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

T: 01477 571766

Mouse Trap – Congleton Leisure Centre

Mouse trap is a whopping dry side inflatable. Travel the maze, climb, swing and slide your way to the end.

6-12 years

20th February 2019 10am-11am

Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall St, Congleton CW12 1DT

T: 01260 387717

Multi-Sport Camp – Wilmslow Leisure Centre

Join the team for a day of sporting mayhem, swimming, games, challenges and teamwork activities.

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 8.30am – 4.00pm

5 – 12 yrs

Wilmslow Leisure Centre , Station Rd, Rectory Fields, Wilmslow SK9 1BU

T: 01625 533789

Netball – Congleton Leisure Centre

A full day of Netballing fun, covering all parts of the game whilst having a great time.

8-12 years

22nd February 2019 10am-3pm

Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall St, Congleton CW12 1DT

T: 01260 387717


Pizza Making at Red House Farm, Dunham Massey

Starting from scratch, kids will make the dough, roll it out, spread the home made tomato sauce and add the toppings. 

We provide all the utensils, ingredients and more importantly the aprons and hats so all children have to do is turn up!

18th-22nd February at 10am and 2pm

Book through the Farm’s Website.

Red House Farm, Red House Lane , Dunham Massey , Altrincham,Cheshire, WA14 5RL

T: 0161 941 3480

Play Allsports Sessions – Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Try your hand at: Badminton, Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Netball , Trampolining plus much more conducted by our qualified Leaders.

6 yrs +

Tuesday 19th & Thursday 21st February 2019 10.00am – 1.00 pm

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

Play Station Past – Bramall Hall

The Romans played Latrunculi, the Anglo Saxons liked a game of Hnefatafl.

The Tudors like Nine Men’s Morris and the Victorian’s loved mechanical toys.

Come and play and find out all about toys and games in the past.

Tuesday 19 February 2019 1pm-4pm

Free with standard admission

Bramall Hall, Hall Road, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 3NX

T: 0161 474 2020

Roller Disco – Congleton Leisure Centre

Fun for all the family. Join our supervised session; use our skates or bring your own.

18th February 12.45-1.45pm

Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall St, Congleton CW12 1DT

T: 01260 387717



Scarecrow Festival in the Gardens – Tatton Park

Come along to the scarecrow festival in the Gardens where over 30 scarecrows will be resident for you to hunt down. Have fun and have a go at making your own. Also open Monday 18th Feb (for half term)

Normal garden entry prices and opening times apply.

16th – 24th February 2019

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374416


Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Take a spin on Victorian style fairground rides this February half term. Scream your way down the Helter-Skelter, win a prize on Hook-a-Duck, race your horse on the Carousel, take a spin on the Chair-O-Plane and more.

Fairground ride tickets can be booked online or bought on the day at the museum.

Other activities at the Museum this half term – design your very own train of the future, take a pit stop at the Science Showdown for some live experiment fun, park up at The Great Bridge Build Off and use your skills to bridge a gap between two cities, and for  younger visitors, collect an Early Years Engineers Power Packs from the front desk.

16th-24th February 2019

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP

T  0161 832 2244

Science Show: Out of this World – Jodrell Bank

We challenge children and adults to go head-to-head and show off their knowledge of all things space. Which of our exciting experiments you will see depends on who’s rocketing to the right answers.

Shows last for 30-40 minutes. They are aimed at adults and children aged 7+

Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd February
11am, 12pm and 2.30pm

Free with general admission

Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

T: 01477 571766


Sensory BabyTime Owl Babies

Join us with tiny babies & pre-crawlers for a lovely cosy half term BabyTime event.

Music, lights & so much more as we go on a little adventure of discovery together.

Monday 18th February 2019, 2pm-2.30pm

Tytherington Family Worship Church,  57 Sandwich Dr, Macclesfield SK10 2UD

Ruth – 07553566070

Singing mermaids at intu Trafford Centre

Enter a wonderful world of magic and fantasy, as the iconic fountains are visited by a medley of singing mermaids.

Watch out for performances on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 February at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at the Circe fountain outside Debenhams on lower Regent Crescent.

The magical mermaids will provide you with the perfect opportunity to entertain and excite musical-loving children during the February half term holiday.

intu Trafford Centre, The Orient, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA

Slime Lab East Cheshire

Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-11 years old. Your Slime fanatics will spend 90 minutes creating two different slime pots, experimenting with slime handling, join our Slime stretching competition and hang out with some new pals!

Half term dates:-

Mottram St Andrew 19th February 2019

Congleton 20th February 2019

Macclesfield 21st February 2019 (SOLD OUT)

T: 07756 541449


Splash and Crash – Congleton Leisure Centre

Come and try supervised sports and games that include Mousetrap, Football, Badminton and more for 1 hour, plus a 1 hour free swim afterwards.

8 years – school year 8

23rd February 2019 12noon-2pm

T: 01260 387717

Splash and Crash – Macclesfield Leisure Centre

Lots of games, sports activities , swim at 1.45pm-3pm and Console action. Bring your packed lunch and swimwear. We will take care of the rest with our staff supervising all areas.

8 Years – School year 8

Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th February 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981



Splash and Crash – Poynton Leisure Centre

Splash and Crash Sessions, a morning of sport followed by an afternoon of poolside mayhem.

Bring your packed lunch and swimwear. We will take care of the rest with our staff supervising all areas.

Tuesday 19th February 10.00am – 3.00pm

8 yrs – school year 8

Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton SK12 1PU

T: 01625 383970