The February half term may be a time for school aged children to cut loose, but that doesn’t mean under 5’s should have to take a back seat.

We know that finding activities suitable for smaller kids is difficult during the school holidays, so we’ve put together our selection of the best February half term events in Kent for babies, toddlers and younger children.

If you know of any more great February half term events in Kent, you can visit our Add Event page.

Events: Running throughout half-term

Half Term Week at Howletts, The Aspinall Wild Animal Park
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5EL
Explore a world of conservation this February half term at Howletts Wild Animal Park. See our adorable baby rhino, Mizi and her older sibling, Kasungu as they play in their paddocks and see if you can spot our lovely baby gibbon, born just last month! Walk with lemurs as the playful primates explore the branches above and around you and test your skills when you try out the exciting Treetop Challenge or Animal Adventure Challenge! Join our free talks, try your hand at some crafts, make your own animal mask, test your strength in our ‘Hang Like A Gibbon Challenge’ and explore our Valentines Trail to win a Howletts Goody Bag!
www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts
Cost: Adult £18.95, Child £15.95, Family (1 adult + 3 kids or 2 adults + 2 kids) £62.95, Under 3’s go Free

Half Term Fun at Port Lympne Reserve
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm (last admission 2.30pm)
Lympne, Nr. Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD
This February half term at Port Lympne Reserve, explore over 600 acres to discover where the wild things are, jump on board a safari truck to journey through Asian and African plains, see rare and endangered animals, plus travel back in time to see life size prehistoric creatures in Dinosaur Forest. Try your hand at some crafts and make your own animal mask, plus take part in our Winter Trail to win a Port Lympne Goody Bag!
www.aspinallfoundation.org/portlympne
Cost: Adult £25, Child (3-15) £21, Family (1 adult + 3 kids or 2 adults + 2 kids) £82, Under 3’s go Free

Tree-sure Hunt at Ightham Mote, National Trust
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT
Run wild on the tree-sure hunt trail around the garden. Those looking for an adventure can pick up a winter activity pack full of fun ideas and tips for playing outside.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Cost: £0.50

Half Term at The Hop Farm
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
This half term we have (subject to weather) all our amazing children’s attactions open. We have loads of rides and inflatables to have fun on along with our popular attractions that include in-door soft play, 4D Cinema , Driving School, Animal Farm and Giant Jumping Pillows.
thehopfarm.co.uk
Cost: Entry £1 per person (under 1’s go free). Includes use of soft play, adventure playground and crazy golf. Other rides and attractions operate on a pay/play basis and vary between £1 and £5 a go.

February Fun and Frolics at Kent Life
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU
A fun packed week full of activities and trails. Get your boots on and join us on the farm, see our Welsh Mountain Badger Face Flock lambing and meet our new born lambs.
www.kentlife.org.uk
Cost: Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (3-15years) £5.50, Family £19.95 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

Living With Birds at Hever Castle
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.30am-4.30pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Celebrate British garden birds during the February half term holiday in this fun family event in conjunction with the RSPB. Coinciding with National Nest Box Week, visitors can learn how to help birds nest, survive and thrive in their gardens at home. Collect an activity sheet on arrival and explore the grounds looking for real life birds or their images. Children can join a FREE bird themed craft workshop and find out more about different species of British birds on a bird spotting trail in the grounds. Visitors can also buy a bag of bird food (50p) at the information centre. A bird box building workshop (£6 charge, limited availability) will provide kids with the chance to contribute to the conservation effort in the UK by putting a nest box in their gardens.
www.hevercastle.co.uk
Cost: Normal admission fee, plus extra charge for some activities (Feed the birds: 50p per packet; Build a wooden bird box or wooden bird feeder: £6)

Penshurst Place and Gardens
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.30am-5.00pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Wander through our winter gardens this half term and help us match a few fantastic illustrations, to the much-loved children’s book they come from! We’ve thrown in a riddle or two along the way so thinking caps at the ready, as we prepare to open for the first time in 2017!
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Make your own Pilgrim’s Badge at Canterbury Heritage Museum
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
Come and make your own pilgrim badge. These badges were worn on either a hat or a cloak and collected as mementoes of the shrines visited. Drop in any time.
canterburymuseums.co.uk
Cost: £0.50, plus museum entry fee (kids go free with a paying adult)

Meet the Owls of Leeds Castle
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11.30am & 3.00pm
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Join the falconry team and meet the Owls of Leeds Castle. Learn more about these magnificent birds, where they are from, how they hunt and find their prey and find out if the myths surrounding these animals are true.
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Make Your Own Viking Brooch at Canterbury Roman Museum
Sat 11 Feb – Tue 28 Feb, 10.00am-5.00pm
11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JR
Would you like to be a Valiant Viking? Come along and make your own colourful brooch to wear just like a Viking. Drop in anytime.
canterburymuseums.co.uk
Cost: £1 per child in addition to museum entry fee (£8 per adult, 2 kids go free with a paying adult).

Children’s Orchard Trail at Brogdale Farm
Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Faversham, Kent ME13 8XZ
Families can come along and explore our new learning lab at Brogdale Collections and explore the orchards through science from blossom to fruit. Then go out to discover the Orchards following our new Children’s Orchard Explorers trail to learn all about fantastic fruit and the orchards and perhaps get a bit muddy to!
www.brogdalecollections.org
Cost: Free for Brogdale Members Pass Holders, Non-members £4.00 per person (2+)

Fairytale Castle at Dover Castle
Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU
Open the book on the characters from England’s story and explore the tales of the castle. Step into the castle’s real fairytales with storytelling brought to life in spellbinding adventures. Journey into our realm where fairytales and England’s past collide.
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Cost: English Heritage members Free, Adult £18.30, Child 5-15 years £11.00, Concession £16.50, Family £47.60

February Half Term Activities at Bodiam Castle
Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.30am-5.00pm
Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
With the ground frozen and no crops to tend, the dark days of winter in medieval England were hard. This was a time to huddle around a fire and repair clothing and equipment for the springtime. Join our medieval characters and have a go at weaving on hand-held looms. Build up your speed with the yarns and watch your weaving grow before your eyes. Try your hand at dyeing some fabricusing dyes made from the plants grown in our dyeing garden. We’re also asking visitors to give us a hand with our armour collection.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
Cost: Free event, normal castle admission applies

Wild Adventures Week at Groombridge Place
Mon 13 Feb – Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG
Come along during half term week and meet our explorers, We will have crafts, wildlife talks, story telling, wildlife crafts & den building.
www.groombridgeplace.com
Cost: Adult £10.95, Children (3-12) £9.45, Senior Citizens £9.45, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £35.95

 

Events: Saturday 11 Feb and Sunday 12 Feb 2017

Mum2mum Market, Dartford
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Christchurch Hall, Christchurch Road, Dartford, ​Kent, DA1 3DH
Buy quality second hand and nearly new baby & children’s stuff at this pop up baby and childrens’ market. Free car park. There will be refreshments, free children’s craft activities and baby change available.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: £2 on the door for buyers, kids enter free

Mum2mum Market, Tunbridge Wells
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Langton Green Village Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent ​TN3 0JJ
Buy quality second hand and nearly new baby & children’s stuff at this pop up baby and childrens’ market. Free car park.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: £2 on the door for buyers, kids enter free

Children’s Wellie Walk at Leeds Castle
Sat 11 Feb – Sun 12 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm  (last entry 3.00pm)
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Splish splashing fun with our Wellie Walk for children. Join one of our team and explore the grounds with an exciting eye spy sheet. Try to spot moorhens, black swans and other wildlife while jumping in a few puddles along the way!
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

 

Events: Monday 13 Feb 2017

Wow! Said the Owl at Hazlitt Theatre
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 2.30pm
Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL
WOW! Said the Owl, the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Tim Hopgood, is brought to life through a blend of beautiful story-telling, puppetry and music. Directed by Joy Haynes, this show will delight and excite children aged 2-5yrs.
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk
Cost: £11.50 and £9.50 (child/over 60)

 

Events: Tuesday 14 Feb 2017

February Half Term Make-It Workshops at Maidstone Museum
Tues 14 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Enjoy a week of creative workshops this half term holiday! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. 
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: Price is £4 per child or two for £7. Drop-in on the day to book.

Beginnings Puppet Show for 6 Years and Unders at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre
Tue 14 Feb 2017, from 10.30am
11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF
Follow the antics of this wrinkly, mischievous creator as he struggles hilariously to create. Children must be accompanied.
www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk
Cost: £5 plus 50p booking fee per ticket

Holiday Happenings: Behind the Camera at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN
Inspired by the brilliant Victorian-style photography of our Capturing on Collodion exhibition? Then come along to our February Holiday Happenings and discover what it was like to dress like the Victorians and sit your very own Victorian Profile! This event is drop-in, so there’s no need to book!
www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org
Cost: FREE

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon at Marlowe Theatre
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 11.00am & 3.00pm
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2yrs).
www.marlowetheatre.com
Cost: £9 per ticket

Leaping Frog at Woodville
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 2.30pm
Woodville Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1DD
This charismatic and visual show is directed by Samuel Dutton – puppet captain at the RSC. The show is accompanied by live music and percussion from Chris Embury and storytelling and puppetry by Julia Dunbar McLean. Along the way LEAPING FROG takes children on a natural history journey in a series of tantalising visual scenes created by Peter Quinnell.
woodville.seatlive.com
Cost: £9.00  – £10.00

 

Events: Wednesday 15 Feb 2017

Wildlife Days at Brogdale Farm
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Faversham, Kent ME13 8XZ
Explore the orchards and learn how to spot signs of wildlife, discover how to track animals and about their important place in nature. Meet the animals including hedgehogs, rabbits, frogs and more! Get crafty and make nature habitats to take home. After meeting the wildlife and exploring the orchards tracking the animal you can get crafty and create some wildlife inspired crafts. Create bug hotels and wildlife habitats to take home and use to encourage wildlife into your garden. Bring a picnic!
www.brogdalecollections.org
Cost: Child (ages 2 – 17) £7.50, Adult (18+) £1.50. Pre-booking recommended, limited spaces

February Half Term Make-It Workshops at Maidstone Museum
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Enjoy a week of creative workshops this half term holiday! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. 
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: Price is £4 per child or two for £7. Drop-in on the day to book.

Holiday Happenings: Behind the Camera at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN
Inspired by the brilliant Victorian-style photography of our Capturing on Collodion exhibition? Then come along to our February Holiday Happenings and discover what it was like to dress like the Victorians and sit your very own Victorian Profile! This event is drop-in, so there’s no need to book!
www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org
Cost: FREE

The Sooty Show at Hazlitt Theatre
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 11.00am & 2.30pm
Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL
Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty’s magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep’s escapology act has him all tied up. Maybe Soo and her tap dancing will save the day? With special guest stars Butch and Ramsbottom.
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk
Cost: £13.50 and £11.50 (child/over 60)

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon at Marlowe Theatre
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 11.00am & 3.00pm
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2yrs).
www.marlowetheatre.com
Cost: £9 per ticket 

Half Term Film Fun – The Lion King at Revelation St. Mary’s, Ashford
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 1.30pm-3.30pm (doors 1.00pm)
St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Ashford, Kent TN23 1QG
The Disney classic telling the tale of Simba and friends comes to Revelation, and you can join in the fun by coming dressed as your favourite film or book character, with a special prize for the best dressed.
revelationashford.co.uk

 

Events: Thursday 16 Feb 2017

February Half Term Make-It Workshops at Maidstone Museum
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Enjoy a week of creative workshops this half term holiday! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. 
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: Price is £4 per child or two for £7. Drop-in on the day to book.

Children’s Wellie Walk at Leeds Castle
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm  (last entry 3.00pm)
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Splish splashing fun with our Wellie Walk for children. Join one of our team and explore the grounds with an exciting eye spy sheet. Try to spot moorhens, black swans and other wildlife while jumping in a few puddles along the way!
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Holiday Happenings: Behind the Camera at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN
Inspired by the brilliant Victorian-style photography of our Capturing on Collodion exhibition? Then come along to our February Holiday Happenings and discover what it was like to dress like the Victorians and sit your very own Victorian Profile! This event is drop-in, so there’s no need to book!
www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org
Cost: FREE

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon at Marlowe Theatre
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 11.00am & 3.00pm
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2yrs).
www.marlowetheatre.com
Cost: £9 per ticket 

Police Panto 2017 – Snow White & the Several Plods at Theatre Royal Margate
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW
Hi Ho, Hi Ho and it’s a hello to you all from your very own Kent police pantomime group. After our summer break we have been preparing ourselves for our next venture along our pantomime beat, our next playtime pantomime is the old favourite “Snow White and the Several Plods. Our Ninetieth Charity pantomime is a half term treat for all the family. Book today and avoid arrest
theatreroyalmargate.com
Cost: Full Price £8, Child £6, Family of 4 £24 *Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online

Sleeping Beauty Half Term Panto at West Faversham Community Centre
Thurs 16 Feb 2017, 7.45pm
Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
With Kings and Queens from far off lands, beautiful princesses and a handsome prince our audience cannot fail to laugh at the jokes, sing along with the songs and get carried away by this popular story. A few surprises are also in store for Up The Creek’s 2017 pantomime audiences, so get your tickets early and prepare to be royally entertained.
Contact Wendy on 01795 531645.
Cost: £6 (£4 concessions)

 

Events: Friday 17 Feb 2017

February Half Term Make-It Workshops at Maidstone Museum
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Enjoy a week of creative workshops this half term holiday! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. 
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: Price is £4 per child or two for £7. Drop-in on the day to book.

Children’s Wellie Walk at Leeds Castle
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm  (last entry 3.00pm)
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Splish splashing fun with our Wellie Walk for children. Join one of our team and explore the grounds with an exciting eye spy sheet. Try to spot moorhens, black swans and other wildlife while jumping in a few puddles along the way!
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Police Panto 2017 – Snow White & the Several Plods at Theatre Royal Margate
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW
Hi Ho, Hi Ho and it’s a hello to you all from your very own Kent police pantomime group. After our summer break we have been preparing ourselves for our next venture along our pantomime beat, our next playtime pantomime is the old favourite “Snow White and the Several Plods. Our Ninetieth Charity pantomime is a half term treat for all the family. Book today and avoid arrest
theatreroyalmargate.com
Cost: Full Price £8, Child £6, Family of 4 £24 *Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online

Simple Simon in the New Adventures of Robin Hood at Margate Winter Gardens
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 2.30pm
Fort Crescent, Margate, Kent CT9 1HX
Join Children’s favourite Simple Simon on another fun filled Live Theatre Interactive Adventure Show! Fairy Moonbeam asks Simon and Tommy the Cat’s to help Robin Hood and beautiful Maid Marion fight the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham as he spreads sadness and disaster in Storybook Land! For ages 2-11.
www.margatewintergardens.co.uk
Cost: £7.50 per person, Family of 4 £28 *Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Sleeping Beauty Half Term Panto at West Faversham Community Centre
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 7.45pm
Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
With Kings and Queens from far off lands, beautiful princesses and a handsome prince our audience cannot fail to laugh at the jokes, sing along with the songs and get carried away by this popular story. A few surprises are also in store for Up The Creek’s 2017 pantomime audiences, so get your tickets early and prepare to be royally entertained.
Contact Wendy on 01795 531645.
Cost: £6 (£4 concessions)

GEEK Festival at Dreamland Margate
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11.00am-6.00pm
Marine Terrace, Railway Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ
GEEK is a festival of play and games. It brings together people to meet, make and play. Family entertainment for half term, GEEK is three days of spectacle, challenges, talks, workshops and hundreds of games to play. We love games! Old and new, computer games, board games, card games and real world games. As well as all the creative magic that goes into them: coding, science, drawing, custard, storytelling, music composition, zombie makeup, poetry and much much more.
www.dreamland.co.uk
Cost: Tickets from £6.93. Under 5s go FREE

 

Events: Saturday 18 Feb & Sunday 19 Feb 2017

GEEK Festival at Dreamland Margate
Sat 18 Feb & Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11.00am-6.00pm (open until 11.00pm Sat)
Marine Terrace, Railway Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ
GEEK is a festival of play and games. It brings together people to meet, make and play. Family entertainment for half term, GEEK is three days of spectacle, challenges, talks, workshops and hundreds of games to play. We love games! Old and new, computer games, board games, card games and real world games. As well as all the creative magic that goes into them: coding, science, drawing, custard, storytelling, music composition, zombie makeup, poetry and much much more.
www.dreamland.co.uk
Cost: Tickets from £6.93. Under 5s go FREE

Justin’s Party at Marlowe Theatre
Sat 18 Feb & Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11.30am & 2.30pm
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
Justin’s Party is a brand new show which is packed full of fantastic songs, dances and hilarious games guaranteed to make it the party of the year!
www.marlowetheatre.com
Cost: £13.50  – £19.50, plus booking fee

Sleeping Beauty Half Term Panto at West Faversham Community Centre
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 11.30am, 3.30pm & 7.45pm
Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
With Kings and Queens from far off lands, beautiful princesses and a handsome prince our audience cannot fail to laugh at the jokes, sing along with the songs and get carried away by this popular story. A few surprises are also in store for Up The Creek’s 2017 pantomime audiences, so get your tickets early and prepare to be royally entertained.
Contact Wendy on 01795 531645.
Cost: £6 (£4 concessions)

Police Panto 2017 – Snow White & the Several Plods at Theatre Royal Margate
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW
Hi Ho, Hi Ho and it’s a hello to you all from your very own Kent police pantomime group. After our summer break we have been preparing ourselves for our next venture along our pantomime beat, our next playtime pantomime is the old favourite “Snow White and the Several Plods. Our Ninetieth Charity pantomime is a half term treat for all the family. Book today and avoid arrest
theatreroyalmargate.com
Cost: Full Price £8, Child £6, Family of 4 £24 *Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online