Top 10 Things To Do With The National Trust This Half Term!

February half term is only a few days away and we’re sure lots of muddy parents out there are looking for fun half term activities to occupy their young adventurers.

We’ve rounded up 10 exciting things to do with the National Trust this half term. From nature trails to den building, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy!

1) Hungry Bird Trail (16 – 24 Feb, Morden Hall Park, London)

Grab your wellies, join this fun self-led trail and discover the fascinating world of birds. Pick up your trail at the Garden Centre and learn more about our lovely feathered friends. All money raised from the sales will go towards preserving Morden Hall Park. £2 per trail, no need to book. 

2) “Make a bird feeder” family workshop (11 – 24 Feb, Dunham Massey, Cheshire)

Make your very own bird feeder and invite feathered friends to your garden. The event is suitable for all ages. Garden ticket required.


3) Den building competition (19 Feb, 26 Feb, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water)

Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden and take part in a fun den building competition. Head to the play area and build a den using sticks and tarpaulins. All dens will be tested using a watering can so make sure you build a strong one! The event is free, admission charges apply. 

4) Magical monuments: half-term family trail (16-24 Feb, Stowe, Buckinghamshire)

Join this fun, family-friendly trail with your brave young detectives. The objective of the trail is to find all the missing or moved temples and monuments of Stowe. The event is suitable for children aged 5 and up. Event ticket price £2.

5) Get to know a tree (8-27 Feb, Shugborough, Staffordshire)

If your little ones would like to learn more about trees, this trail is for them. Join the exciting woodland trail to discover the different types of trees that live at Shugborough. The event is free, admission charges apply. 

6) Bushcraft basics (26, 28 Feb, Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire)

Dreaming of becoming an outdoor explorer? Head to the woods for a bushcraft survival session with an expert guide. Learn to build a den or light a fire. Suitable for children aged 7 and up. Event ticket price £3.

7) Where will your wellies take you this half term? (16-24 Feb, East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire)

Visit this beautiful West Yorkshire manor and take part in fun half term activities – no need to stay indoors! On 18-19 February, you can weave a willow igloo and on 18 and 21 February there’ll be traditional gingerbread making. The event is free, admission charges apply. 

8) Dyffryn Sleepy Trail (16 Feb – 3 March, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan)

Join the Sleepy Trail and discover what’s still sleeping and what’s waking up for spring. Each trail location has a letter which spells a name. The event is free, admission charges apply.

9) Play in the Old Stables (9-24 Feb, Montacute House, Somerset)

Head to this wonderful, Elizabethan mansion, visit the surrounding garden and take part in lots of fun half term activities for children of all ages. Play quoits, boules, design a coat of arms and spend a lovely day outdoors with your family. The event is free, admission charges apply.

10) Children’s Crafts – the first signs of spring (16-24 Feb, Ickworth, Suffolk)

Spot the first signs of spring in Ickworth. Make flower crowns and your very own Outdoor Adventure Scrapbooks – make sure to fill them in with fun outdoor activities. The event is suitable for 3 – 12. Event ticket price £2.

What are your plans for this February half term? Let us know in the comments below.