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Great things to do with the kids in Stoke-on-Trent during February Half Term

So the half term holidays are here and you're wondering what to do with the kids! Well, here are some great ideas of where to visit, and what to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent to stop the kids getting bored over the half term holidays...

Let them go potty!

Get creative with the many hands-on opportunities available

Let your kids' creative juices flow this half-term by creating their very own ceramic masterpiece with the many hands-on opportunities available at the World of Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater, Royal Stafford and Gladstone Pottery Museum. From throwing a pot to hand painting your own dinner service there is something for all ages to enjoy.

Hey, hey, we are the Monkeys!

Monkey fun at Trentham Monkey Forest

Visit Trentham Monkey Forest as it re-opens for 2018! Meet the playful Barbary macaques who are roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful English forest!


Find out more about Trentham Monkey Forest

Find the fairies!

Find the fairies at the Trenthsm Estate

Everyone knows that fairies live at the bottom of gardens and Trentham Gardens is no different. Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around the beautiful mile-long lake, and through the woodland, maze and gardens where the Fairies at Trentham live. Each fairy is different, some are bold and will want to shake your hand, others are shy and are harder to spot high up in the trees. Can you find them all?


Find out more about the Fairy Trail at the Trentham Estate.

Explore our beautiful gardens

Winter gardens in Stoke-on-Trent

Wrap up warm and enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful gardens which can be enjoyed all-year round.


Whether you’re looking for a garden with peace and quiet, or fun and action you will find a great day out at Trentham Gardens. Discover the world in one garden at Biddulph Grange Garden and explore a beautiful winter garden at the 12 acre hillside Dorothy Clive Garden. February is the perfect time to explore Rode Hall Gardens when their abundant displays of snowdrops are in full splendour.

Climbing the walls?

Take to the indoor climbing walls at Kilnworx

Let them take to the walls at Kilnworx Climbing Centre! Set in a converted church it’s an amazing place to learn the basics or practice advanced techniques in a relaxed and friendly environment with super friendly and supportive staff! The perfect place to wear them out when the weather isn't so great!

Peak Wildlife Park

Get face to face with endangered animals at Peak Wildlife Park

Go face-to-face with endangered animals from across three continents in a truly unique and immersive animal experience. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with wallabies the park has something to offer you!


Discover more about Peak Wildlife Park

Make a splash at Dimensions Leisure Centre

Have fun in Dimension's splash poolWhether you want to make a splash under the water fountains, ride the rapids, shoot down the dragon slide or simply relax in a hot spa, the splash pool at Dimensions Leisure Centre is a great value-for-money place to ensure you and and your kids have fun!

Explore the City's Museums

Explore Stoke-on-Trent's fun museums

Discover the history and heritage of The Potteries at our award-winning museums and visitor centres. From the world's largest collection of Staffordshire ceramics at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery to the history of the toilet at Gladstone Pottery Museum! Find out what a saggar makers bottom knocker is, and discover over 250 years of British social, design and industrial history at the Wedgwood Museum. Experience Dudson's heritage from 1800 to the present day at the Dudson Museum and visit the last working Victorian pottery factory at Middleport Pottery.


Browse Stoke-on-Trent's brilliant museums

Discover the Hive at intu Potteries

intu Potteries now with a brand new leisure development  - the HiveThe Hive at intu Potteries offers a brilliant leisure development comprising seven scrumptious restaurants; Nando's, Chiquito, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Express, Bon Pan Asian, Coast to Coast and a nine screen Cineworld cinema. This complements intu Potteries fantastic retail offering and year-round event programme.
February Half Term Events
Saxon Pots and Potters

Sat 23 Apr 2016 - Wed 1 Apr 2020



Mon 2 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018


Cheadle Outdoor Market at Cheadle

Fri 17 Nov 2017 - Fri 28 Dec 2018


Costumes from Victoria

Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Sun 8 Apr 2018


Mini Museums

Mon 1 Jan - Sun 3 Jun 2018



Tue 2 Jan - Sat 28 Apr 2018



Tue 2 Jan - Sat 28 Apr 2018


Spring Trail

Wed 3 Jan 2018 - Fri 31 Jan 2020


Chinese New year Trail

Thu 1 Feb 2018 - Sat 29 Feb 2020


Thomas Allen

Mon 12 Feb - Mon 30 Apr 2018


New Art Midlands 2018

Fri 23 Feb - Sat 31 Mar 2018



Mon 26 Feb - Sat 24 Mar 2018


Nocturnal Animals

Thu 1 Mar 2018 - Tue 31 Mar 2020


Votes for Women

Tue 6 - Sat 24 Mar 2018



Wed 7 Mar - Wed 4 Apr 2018


Gandeys Circus

Wed 21 - Sun 25 Mar 2018


The Mercy

Thu 22 Mar 2018



Fri 23 Mar 2018