What’s On for Half Term

The school holidays are always a busy time for us at Wallops Wood, with families taking the chance to get away from it all and enjoy days out together. There’s usually a good choice of activities and events going on so here’s a pick of some of what’s on during the February half term break.

Save the Date!

Come & Meet Bluey at the Spinnaker Tower
Come and meet Bluey! She’ll be appearing at Spinnaker Tower on the 15th & 16th February at various times throughout the day from 10am. Booking is essential. Includes meet & greet with Bluey and a dash across the daring glass skywalk! Find out more…
15th & 16th February

Giddy Gallops at Mottisfont
Let your imagination run wild as you create your own cartoon character and take part in country capers including hobby horse hurdles. Find out more…
11th to 19th February

Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm

Half Term at Butser Ancient Farm
From Stonehenge to the ancient pyramids, prehistoric people found meaning in the night sky. Join us for a time-travelling family day out, and discover ancient astronomy! There’s heaps to see and do every day — uncover how the ancients viewed the stars with our children’s trail, get stuck in with hands-on ancient skills activities, learn how they might have built Stonehenge, explore our ancient buildings and more! Find out more…
11th to 19th February

Room on the Broom, Theatre Royal, Winchester
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Find out more…
11th & 12th February

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
After a decade of magic shows delighting young and old alike, Morgan & West have become one of the most recognisable conjuring acts on the UK touring circuit. In 2023 they are heading back out on tour and are ready to bring half-term fun to venues across the country. They present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in a fun for all the family science extravaganza! Find out more…
16th February

Other Popular Attractions

Peppa Pig World
Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World
A popular destination for families staying at Wallops Wood. Paultons Park makes for a fun day out with activities from the youngest family members at Peppa Pig World to older children with plenty of rides including the roller coaster and more at Tornado Springs. Find out more…

Marwell Zoo
Another fun-packed day out for families, the zoo has hundreds of animals including tigers, penguins, meerkats, giraffes and plenty of birds to visit. It also includes adventure play areas, a large park to explore and feeding times for the animals! There’s something for everyone and well worth the visit. Find out more…

Meerkat at Marwell Zoo
Meerkat at Marwell Zoo

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
For the petrolheads out there, Beaulieu is a must visit destination! With the main museum featuring hundreds of cars, to Palace House, the Abbey ruins, a Victorian kitchen garden, a play area, mini exhibitions and a ride on the monorail, there’s plenty to entertain the whole family. Find out more…

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
More than a day out (in fact you can purchase a ticket for a year to return multiple times), there’s a lot to fit in at the Historic Dockyard. From HMS Victory, to the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior and Action Stations plus the Submarine Museum and more. The Museum makes for a fascinating day and the kids will love it! Find out more…

HMS Victory at the Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory at the Historic Dockyard

Watercress Line
Step back in time onto the old steam railway that served the Hampshire watercress farms and enjoy a ride on the steam train. You can join at either Alton or Alresford for a 10 mile journey taking in some beautiful Hampshire scenery. Check out the website for upcoming special events over half term. Find out more..

Featured Image: Ben Wicks on Unsplash
Meerkat at Marwell by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash