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

So the school 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 school holidays...

Let them go potty!

Get creative with the many hands-on opportunities available

Let your kids' creative juices flow over the holidays 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 and take bring your little monkeys to meet ours! Meet the playful Barbary macaques who are roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful English forest!


Trentham Monkey Forest reopens for the season on the 18th February 2017. The monkeys look forward to seeing you then!


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.

High rope adventures at Aerial Extreme

High rope adventures at Aerial Extreme

Take on Aerial Extreme's High Ropes Adventure Course at the Trentham Estate with fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!


Families get 25% discount over Fenruary half term too! Use code 'AEFHT20' when booking online at (Terms and conditions apply)


Explore our beautiful gardens

Winter gardens in Stoke-on-Trent

It may be winter but it's still a lovely time to enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful gardens.


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.

Kids bouncing off the walls?

Take to the indoor trampolines at Flip Out

Let them take to the trampolines at Flip Out Stoke! Flip Out give you healthy & awesome fun, through their massive trampolines, stunt box zones, ball games, events, and more surprises to everyone’s enjoyment.


All ages are welcome to Flip Out so it's 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

Half-term events
Chinese Zodiac Trail

Fri 6 Jan - Tue 28 Feb 2017



Wed 4 Jan - Wed 20 Dec 2017



Mon 9 Jan - Mon 18 Dec 2017



Fri 3 - Sat 25 Feb 2017



Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017



Tue 21 - Sat 25 Feb 2017


Half Term Welly Wander at Tittesworth Water

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017



Sat 7 Jan - Sat 30 Dec 2017


Manchester by the Sea

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017



Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb 2017


Moorlander Cream Tea at Churnet Valley Railway

Sun 19 Feb - Wed 20 Sep 2017



Sat 25 Feb 2017


Saxon Pots and Potters

Sat 23 Apr 2016 - Wed 1 Apr 2020


Snowdrops by Neil Jinkerson
Snowdrop Walks at Rode Hall and Gardens

Sat 4 Feb - Sun 5 Mar 2017



Wed 11 Jan - Wed 20 Dec 2017


Leek Street Scene
The Nicholson Art Collection at Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 14 Jan - Sat 25 Feb 2017


The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sun 26 Feb 2017


Mike and the Mechanics

Mon 27 Feb 2017