Things to do in Yorkshire: Events taking place in Yorkshire during February half term 2023 for family and friends

With February half term approaching, we’ve taken a look at some fun, family-friendly activities and events based in Yorkshire.

For most schools in Yorkshire, the February half term holiday starts on Monday, February 13, 2023, so families will be looking for ways to spend the day with their children. Luckily, there are lots of activities taking place in various locations across Yorkshire including Thornton Hall Farm, Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and William’s Den.

Family friendly events taking place in Yorkshire during February half term 2023

February Half-Term Family Activities at Bradford Cathedral

Brodsworth Hall. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)Brodsworth Hall. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)
Brodsworth Hall. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Location: Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH.

Time: 10am to 3pm

Price: Free entry

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Bradford Cathedral. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)Bradford Cathedral. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)
Bradford Cathedral. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)

What’s on: There will be a variety of activities including colouring, quizzes and family-friendly guided tours at 11am and 2pm as well as craft activities involving nature, flowers and woodland creatures.

February Farm Fun at Thornton Hall Farm

Date: Saturday, February 11 to Sunday, February 19, 2023

Location: Thornton Hall Farm, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TS.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)Yorkshire Sculpture Park. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park. (Pic credit: James Hardisty)

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: An adult ticket costs £9.95, a child £12.95, under two years old £7.95, under one year old and carer tickets are free. Booking fee applies.

What’s on: Tickets include entry into Thornton Hall Farm, farm tours with resident farmers, bottle feeding and animal petting, pony grooming, soft play (at a selected slot time), baby and toddler area, outdoor play, the caterpillar ride and farm safari (weather permitting).

Make History this Half-Term at Brodsworth Hall

Date: Saturday, February 11 to Sunday, February 19, 2023

Location: Brodsworth Hall, Brodsworth, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ

Time: 10am to 4pm

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Price: English Heritage members can enter for free, an adult ticket is £9.90, child (5-17 years) £5.90, concession £8.90, family (two adults) £25.70 and family (one adult) £15.80.

What’s on: You can join historical characters at this event and Time Will Tell Theatre will be coming to Brodsworth to offer interactive storytelling. You can dress up, get involved in the drama and create your own stories. Stories from Wonderland will take place at 11am and 2pm, Create Your Own Adventure takes place at 12pm and 3pm and Design a Mythical Creature will take place at 1pm.

Half Term Craft Activities at Dronfield Hall Barn

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Location: Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PX

Time: 10am to 3pm

Price: £2.50 per child

What’s on: Families with children can enjoy a day of arts and crafts.

Multi-sport Holiday Club at The Sheffield College

Date: Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17, 2023

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Location: The Sheffield College, Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, S6 2ET.

Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Price: £20 per day and £70 per week (five days)

What’s on: These sports events are open to all children aged eight to 14 years old. Children will need to bring a water bottle, lunch, snacks to ensure their energy levels are topped up, sportswear and any medication including inhalers.

William's Half Term at William's Den

Date: Monday, February 13 to Monday, February 20, 2023

Location: William's Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, HU15 2LS.

Time: From 10am

Price: An adult ticket (18 and over) is from £5 to £9.95, a child ticket is £9.95 to £12.95, a child ticket (1-3 years old) is £7.95 to £10.95, over 65s are from £5 to £8.95 and tickets for babies are free.

Exploring Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023

Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

Time: 10.30am

Price: A standard entry ticket costs £9, open concession is £6 and aged under 25s with ID is free.

What’s on: You can wander around the park and enjoy lunch in the Weston terrace restaurant.

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