The February half-term is fast approaching and we know it can be difficult to keep the kids entertained 24/7!
To make things a little easier, we’ve put together a list of February half-term activities in and around the Smithfield area that you can enjoy with your little ones.
Whether it be taking the kids for a fun-filled day at the Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park or going for a crisp winter walk in one of our city’s many parks, there’s something for everyone this half-term in Stoke-on-Trent. Just take your pick, take your family and create lasting memories!
A Day At The Park
Home to a plethora of parks and open green spaces, Stoke-on-Trent is one of the greenest cities in the UK… So why not put this to use this February half term?
Take the family to the stunning Biddulph Grange Garden where you will be amazed by their trees and plants sourced from around the globe. This quirky, playful paradise is also home to hidden interlinking world themed gardens, such as a Chinese garden and Egyptian pyramid.
Biddulph Grange Garden also has a find and seek trail which allows you and the family to become explorers and search the gardens for 9 important features. With all this and two tearooms, Biddulph Grange Gardens has everything for a brilliant family day out!
A different option for you is the Dorothy Clive Garden with its various landscape features, including a woodland garden and a picturesque waterfall. Enjoy a blissful stroll through the gardens where an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna creates an intimate, tranquil setting. It is a real countryside gem and if you take the family, you can explore together and get some fresh air before relaxing in the tearoom.
Keen to discover more of Stoke’s greenery? Check out this website.
Some children need more than a walk in the park to burn their energy. Thankfully for parents in Stoke, there are many different adventure days out across the region providing exhilarating activities!
Just a stone’s throw from Smithfield is the Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park. Accommodating for all ages and abilities, this fun hub inspired by the hit ITV show will have your children becoming ninja masters in no time! Laugh out loud as you watch your little ones fall from the monkey bars into the foam pit. They’ll have the time of their lives and you’re guaranteed to make special memories on this family day out.
If becoming a ninja isn’t enough for your children then why not push their adrenaline to the next level at Kilnworx Climbing Centre. Watch them unlock their inner Spider Man at Staffordshire’s newest and largest indoor climbing centre with over 105 routes equipped for various climbing styles. The super friendly staff will ensure your children’s safety and enjoyment on this wonderful day out, ideal for both beginners and advanced climbers. Why not enjoy a 1 hour session of indoor rock climbing with an experienced instructor at Kids Club Rock? For a family thrill this half term get down to Kilnworx Climbing Centre!
Motion Picture Magic
There’s nothing quite like seeing the awe in your children’s faces as they watch their favourite characters on the big screen. The magic of the cinema is undisputed. Fortunately, at Smithfield we have the Cineworld Cinema at the Intu Potteries Centre right on our doorstep. Not only that, but only minutes away you will also find Stoke’s Odeon Cinema.
With two wonderful cinemas to pick from, why not take the children this half term to escape into a world of fantasy? Both cinemas offer junior only viewings for those families with younger kids, which is perfect for those who might struggle to keep the noise down for an entire film. A cinema trip simply has to be included in your February half term itinerary… especially when it’s so cold outside!
So, grab the popcorn, get comfortable and enjoy a new movie this half term in Stoke!
And that’s that!
So those are our top 3 recommendations of February half term activities but there are also plenty of other things to do, including going for a splash at Waterworld or heading to one of Stoke’s many museums.
With such a broad selection of activities happening across Stoke-on-Trent this February half term, you’re certain to find fun ways to fill your days, whatever the weather!
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