Totally forgotten about half-term next week? Or had it in the back of your mind but been too busy to plan anything? Don’t panic, we’ve done all the work for you.

Check out our top things to do this half-term to ensure the kids are never bored – it’ll feel like they’re back at school in no time!

Explore a World of Wonders

World of Wonders exhibition

Open Tuesday – Sunday, the Wilson Gallery currently has a World of Wonders exhibition open to children of all ages. The gallery encourages visitors to touch, play, sing and dance themselves around the world, exploring everything from penguins to bone-shakers! A buggy park, changing facilities and lift makes the museum accessible for all families, and the best thing? Entry to the WOW! Gallery is completely free! Find opening times here.

Admire a ‘lit-up’ Cheltenham

Observation wheel

Chances are you’ve probably already seen the illuminations around Cheltenham at night (they’re hard to miss!), but have you been on the observation wheel yet? For just £5 an adult or £4 a child for a ten minute ride, you’ll take in the sights of the lit-up Promenade from 35ft in the air! Half-term is the perfect time to catch it before it leaves on February 24th. Find out more here.

Enjoy a Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

Cheltenham Beer walking tour

Kid-free for a day? Explore the town’s brilliant and busy beer scene on Saturday afternoon on a detailed walking tour around town, enjoying plenty of beer samples, a beer and food pairing snack and a knowledgeable guide to show you Cheltenham’s top beer spots! Find out how to bag a spot here.

Watch lambing first-hand

Lambing at Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham

Nothing says Spring like baby animals, and this Spring Cotswold Farm Park are giving you the chance to experience lambing as it happens. As well as watching the ewes in the animal barn, there’s also soft play, Farm Safari rides and the chance to hold baby rabbits and chicks, plenty to fill a full day out! Check out opening times and prices here.

Attend a Children’s Tech Workshop

John Lewis logo

John Lewis and Partners are celebrating half-term by hosting a fun-filled tech hour on 19th February for children aged 7-11 (KS2). Expert Partners will advise parents through safety tips for kids, whilst children are shown some great educational and creative apps, with the chance of trying out some innovative technology. There are limited spaces available for this event, so find out how to book a space here.

Enjoy a family show

The Tiger Who Came to Tea onstage

From 20th-23rd February, the Everyman Theatre will be showing family favourite The Tiger Who Came to Tea onstage. Join characters Sophie and her tiger on an adventure filled with magic, songs and laughs in this classic book adaptation. Book your tickets here.

Head on an Antarctic Adventure

Antarctic Adventurers at The Wilson Museum

Is your child a budding explorer? Join the Antarctic Adventurers at The Wilson Museum in recreating life for Ernest Shackleton and his crew, leaning all about their legendary trip to the Antarctic. Children will learn all about how the team cooked, kept warm and survived the freezing conditions. Find availability here.

This article is brought to you by Cheltenham Champion Mara West


The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum Cheltenham - exterior

Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries.

Light Up Cheltenham
Free Event
Light Up Cheltenham

Light Up Cheltenham will see some of the town's most iconic architecture transformed with coloured illuminations each night and will welcome back the giant observation wheel in Imperial Gardens...

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
Animal Collection
Adam Henson with a piglet at Cotswold Farm Park

Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.

John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham
Department Store
Exterior of John Lewis store

Located on Cheltenham High Street, John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham is a branch in a chain of high-end department stores throughout the United Kingdom and boasts over 49,000 products from more than a thousand brands. Offering a variety of bookable services, visitors to John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham can book a Nursery Advice service, Home Design consultations and Personal Styling – customers can even enjoy a free glass of fizz while they explore a new look!

Everyman Theatre
Venue Provider
Everyman Theatre

The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.



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