School Holidays

February Half Term

There’s loads going on for families and children this Half term in and Around East Cheshire -Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach,¬†Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury – check out our listings below for more information ūüėä

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

For Half Term Camps and Clubs in and around east Cheshire click here.

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.

Alderley Edge Library Half Term Activities

Half Term Lego Club

February 20, 2020 at 3 PM

Come and show us your Lego building skills

Free event

Library Place, London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7GP

T: 01625 374030

Buxton Opera House – Mr Men and Little Miss On Stage

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage.

Friday 21st February 2020

Buxton Opera House, Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN

T: 01298 72190


Bollington Library Children’s crafts

20 February 2020 – call in between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Children can make something at our craft table. There is a small charge per craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Biddulph Grange Garden Half Term Activities

Feathered Friends Trail

Find your way around our garden searching for feathered friends.

15th-23rd February 2020 9.30am-3.30pm

Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph ST8 7SD

T: 01782 517999


Cockfields Farm – Enchanted Fairyland Adventure

15th to 23rd February 2020

Activities include wand making, magic bean planting and meeting unicorns.

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

T: 0161 331 3322


Congleton Library Half Term Activities

Children’s crafts

17 February at 10.00-11.30am,

Craft session for children aged 4 and over. £1.00 per child. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Poetry workshop for children

18 February at 1.30-2.30pm

Fun poetry workshop with Paul Delaney. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. £2.50 per child. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stop motion animation workshop

21 February at 2.00-4.00pm

Children can animate their own story using LEGO, paper or clay. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. £3.50 per child. Please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunham Massey Half Term Activities

All In A Day’s Work¬†

15th February – 20th March 2020 11am-3pm

An immersive experience from start to finish, travel back to 1909 in the servant’s courtyard at Dunham Massey as history comes alive this spring.

Percy the Park Keeper: The Secret Path

9th February – 20th March 2020 10:30 – 15:30

Join Percy and his animal friends to navigate puzzling pathways through the garden. Will you find the clues to stay on the right track?

The Lost Words: Find the Lost Words

9th February – 3rd April 2020 10-4pm

Visit Dunham Massey and be part of a creative harvesting of words and illustrations inspired by The Lost Words, by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.

Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Ln, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

T: 0161 941 1025


Electric Picture House Kids Art Workshop

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

Tues 18th, Wed 19th and Thursday 20th February 2020 from 11-3pm.

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

T: 01260 270908


Family Activities this Half Term at The Whitworth, Manchester

Tinkering Studio. A hands on, creative studio for trying out ideas and playing with materials. No need to book.

17 – 21 February 2020 10am-2pm

The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER

T: 0161 275 7450

Macclesfield Leisure Centre Half Term Activities

Multi Sports Camp 

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

Mon 17th Feb¬† ‚Äď Fri 21st Feb 2010 8.30-4

Inflatable Fun Swim 

Take on our epic pool inflatable.

Tues 18th¬† & Thurs 20th Feb 2020 1.30 ‚Äď 3.00pm

Macclesfield Leisure Centre,  Priory Ln, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

T: 01625 383981

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.

18th, 19th and 23rd February 2020 10.30am-2.30pm

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


Greater Manchester Police Museum Half Term Activities

Free entry and no need to book. Last admission is 3.00. We aim to have special guests in attendance but they are subject to operational commitments.

Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

57A Newton St, Manchester M1 1ET

Trentham Gardens Half Term Activities

Children’s Mini Nature Walk
Meet and greet the Estates wildlife.
16 February 2020

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

T: 01782 646646


Handforth Library Half Term Activities

Art and craft

18 February 2.00-3.00-pm

Half-term art and craft activity for children aged 4-12 years. 50p per craft. Booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mini Makers workshop

21 February 10.30-11.30am

Mini makers can make electro dough. Suitable for children aged 6 and over. Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hare Hill Half Term Activities

Borrow a nature pack and see if you can spot the early signs of nature awakening after a winter sleep

17th-21st February 2020 10.30am-4pm

Hare Hill, Macclesfield SK10 4PY

T: 01625 827534


Kids go free at DinoFalls Adventure Golf Park

17th ‚Äď 28th February 2020

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

Excludes weekends and bank holidays.

T: 0161 749 7000



Jodrell Bank Half Term Activities

February Half-Term: Science show

15 Feb, 2020 – 23 Feb, 2020

Find out about some of the important moments in this site’s history which make it such an important place.

February Half-Term: Space Crafts

15 Feb, 2020 – 23 Feb, 2020


Join us for our arts and crafts activities centred around all things space!

February Half-Term: Meet the Expert

17 Feb, 2020 – 21 Feb, 2020

Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts.

February Half-Term: Tiny Astronauts

17 Feb, 2020 – 21 Feb, 2020

Come along to our tiny astronauts session and find out about what it is like in space and on other planets and why we get day and night.

Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

T: 01477 571766

Lyme Park – Half Term Activities

Bugs and Beasties

Go in search of the bugs and beasties that make themselves at home in the house.

15th-18th and 21st-23rd February 2020 11am-4pm

Half-term: Get Active Outdoors

Head to the garden for sporty fun on the Top Lawn and test out your skills.

17th-21st February 2020 11am-3pm

Lyme Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK12 2NX

T: 01663 762023


Macclesfield Library Half Term Activities

Jurassic Junk Modelling

Tuesday 18 February 2020 2.00-3.00pm

Turn junk into Jurassic creations. Suitable for children aged 5 and over. Tickets £1.00; book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Robot Games

Wednesday 19 February 2020 10.30-12.00 noon or 2.30-4.00pm

Power a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot around a snakes and ladders board using basic coding. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. Tickets £2.00; book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Thursday 20 February 2020 10.30-11.30am or 2.30-3.30pm

Make circus themed models at our free drop-in LEGO clubs at either  Suitable for children aged 5 and over.

Macclesfield Library, 2 Jordangate Macclesfield SK10 1EE

T: 01625 374000



Mini Professors Science Classes Half Term Special Knutsford

PAYG half term special learning all about ENERGY. Recommended from the age of 2 until their 6th birthday.

21st February 2020 9.30 and 10.30am

Toft Church Hall, Knutsford WA16 9PB

T: 07854 510498

North West Puddle Jumping Championships

At 2pm every day throughout February Half Term, we’ll be holding the Puddle Jumping Championships. Check out the other splash-tastic fun activities we have on offer for a brilliant day out!

Feb 15 – Feb 23 2020

WWT Martin Mere, Fish Ln, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA

T: 01704 895181

Open the Door – The Gruffalo

Follow the footprints into the wood & enjoy this storytelling adventure with music & props for the whole family to enjoy.

February 15, 2020 at 10:30 AM ‚Äď 11:10 AM

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

T:  07553566070

Paper Flowers For Pre School Children

A special half term event for pre school age children, age 2 plus, older children are welcome to attend.

Join us to make to simple but beautiful paper flowers.

February 17 and 20 2020 10-11am

Plumleys Plant & Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD

T: 01565 722315

Poynton Leisure Centre Half Term Activities

Splash and Crash Sessions

A morning or sport followed by an afternoon of poolside mayhem.

Wednesday 19th & Friday 21st February 2020¬†10.00am ‚Äď 3.00pm

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

T: 01625 383970

Quarry Bank Half Term Activities

Exhibition: A Healthy Profit

Various dates including over half term

Explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Various dates including over half term

Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh.

February Half Term: Natural History Adventures

17-21 February 2020

Join us this February half term for a welly walk like never before.

National Trust at 125: Tree Planting

20 February 2020 11:00 – 15:00

This half-term come along to lend a hand and get some fresh air with your family while helping us create a healthy environment for future generations.

Quarry Bank Moll, Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA

T: 01625 527468

Reaseheath Zoo Half Term Activities

Wildlife Club

17th February 2020 10am-12pm

Through fun outdoor activities you will really explore nature, find out about the Wildlife, and what you can do to help it!


Reaseheath Zoo Kids for a Quid

Feb 15 at 10 AM ‚Äď Feb 23 2020 at 4 PM

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF

01270 613222

Sandbach Library Half Term Activities

Bring your young children along to meet Green Bean and Friends at this fun storytime session. A free family friendly event.

February 19 2020 @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm
Sandbach Library, The Commons Sandbach, CW11 1FJ
T 01270 375355


Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Whether you travel by train, tram, bike or bus, make your way to the museum for loads of transport-themed fun this February half term.

15‚Äď23 February 2020

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

T  0161 832 2244

Slime Lab East Cheshire Half Term Activities

Slime Lab Congleton РRock Stars Workshop 

16th February 2020 10.30-12

Slime Lab Handforth – Rock Stars Workshop

17th February 2020 10.30-12

Slime Lab Macclesfield – Rock Stars Workshop

17th February 2020 2.30-4pm

Sutton Baby And Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group Рhalf term activity is making ceramic bird feeders.

Church hall, Church Lane, Sutton

18th February 2020 10.00am till 11.30am

Tatton Park Half Term Activities

Scarecrow Festival

Saturday 8 – Sunday 23 February 2020

The theme for this year’s Tatton Park Scarecrow Festival is Sporting Heroes, in celebration of the 2020 Olympics.¬†Located throughout the Gardens and Farm.

Mon 10 Feb 2020 – CLOSED

Sharp Shots Kids Nature and Wildlife Photography Course

21 February 2020

Our students will learn how to use the action and burst setting to capture the ducks and deer in action and how to use the close-up and macro settings to capture the textures of the trees and budding plants.

Ages 7-11

Sharp Shots Teen Nature and Wildlife Photography Course

Our students will learn how to use shutter speed and the burst setting to capture the ducks and deer in action and how to use aperture and the macro setting to capture the textures of the trees and budding plants.

Ages 12 – 15

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

T: 01625 374416


The Archaeologist & the Magical Storytelling Machine

Babbling Vagabonds have created a new event for families inspired by our wonderful museum.

Tuesday 18th ‚Äď Friday 21st February 2020, 1-2pm each day. Admission free.

West Park Museum, Prestbury Rd, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

T: 01625 612045

The Lowry Half Term Shows

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday

Tue 18 February – Sun 23 February 2020

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show.

Myths & Monsters

23rd February 2020

Let Craig Johnson of Squashbox Theatre guide you through this strange, magical world, using a quirky and ingenious blend of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy.

The Lowry,Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

T: 0843 208 6000

Trentham Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest reopens just in time for Feb half term. See the monkeys for the first time this year and walk amongst the 140 Barbary macaques that call the forest their home.

Trentham Monkey Forest, Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Trentham, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AY

T: 01782 659845

Wilmslow Leisure Centre Half Term Activities

Multi Sports Camp 

A day of sporting mayhem, swimming, games, challenges and teamwork activities.

Mon 17th Feb¬† ‚Äď Fri 21st Feb 2020 8.30-4pm

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

T: 01625 533789

Wonders in the Woodland

Family Fun Forest School.

15th February 2020 10-11.30am

T: 07890 724137

Middlewood House, Prince Road, Higher Poynton SK12 1TW