Yes that’s right, so many activities in this guide are free*. With the cost of living going up and up, I thought I’d put together the freebies, something for everyday this February Half Term. These activities are easy to travel to from Slough and Windsor in Berkshire. But wherever you live, do check out your local shopping centres. Most usually put on free events in school holidays. (*a few of the activities cost £1 – £2 or suggest a donation).
This photo above is taken at Broad Street Mall in Reading, where you can take a selfie at their gorgeous floral bench throughout this half term, and they are giving out free roses and choc heart lollies on Saturday 11th Feb!
What I like about these events is you don’t have to book. February is freezing and sometimes you don’t want to plan. You might want a movie day at home with the kids, or you might wake up and think actually I want to do something! This guide will help you find something each day.
Broad Street Mall Reading – Share the Love – Sat 11th Feb
Windsor and Maidenhead Library – Half Term events various dates
Queensmere Observatory Slough – Valentines Crafting – Sat 11th Feb
Craft Coop – Windsor Yards – Free Kids Craft Sessions 11th and 18th Feb
Eton College Museums – Free Entry – Open Sundays 2.30-5, and Saturdays the Museum of Eton Life is open.
The Lexicon Bracknell – Hungry Caterpillar Sculpture Trail all half term
Burnham Beeches Woodland Explorers Trail – all half term, Suggested donation £2. Pick up leaflet from information point.
Reading Museum – trail and various activities all half term (except Sunday).
John Lewis at Westfield Shepherds Bush – Kids Crafting in the Discovery Room, Level 3 – 11th and 12th Feb 1-5pm
IKEA Reading half term events – Make and Take Valentines Cards 13th and 14th Feb 1-3pm, Make a Lego Masterpiece 15th and 16th Feb 1-3pm
Eden Shopping Centre – Half Term Heroes. Takes photos with the life-size statues all week. Meet Superman on Monday, Wonderwoman on Wednesday and Batman on Saturday 18th 11am – 3.30pm
I have included The Curve (Slough libraries) regular weekly Lego sessions, Thursdays 4pm, and Duplo Wednesdays 11am. They may or may not be running.
Iver Heath Library – Healthy Half Term. Sowing Seeds session 14th Feb 10-12, Making Tasty Treats 16th Feb 10-12
The Ivers Hive Kids Talent Show at Iver Village Hall, with craft activities -14th and 16th Feb 10-12
Curious Investigators Show at Burnham and High Wycombe libraries. Free but £5 suggested donation.
Craft Coop Maidenhead – Free kids crafting for Random Acts of Kindness Day 17th Feb 10.30-12.30
Elmsleigh shopping centre, Staines – Soft Toy Tombola and colouring, 17th Feb
Story Detectives with Katie Green at Uxbridge Library 18th Feb – 3 performances
Smyths Toy Superstores events – ALL Stores 18th Feb – Make and Take Lego Friends 9am until stocks last
Watford Smyths 18th Feb – Elsa’s Ice Wonderland 10am – 6pm
Or course there are many paid attractions running events throughout half term, and lots of theatre shows. Do check out my February Highlights on my Instagram page @themummystylist where I’ve saved them all, and keep following my stories to be the first to hear of local events.
I hope you find this guide useful! Please share with your friends, and tag @themummystylist on socials if this guide inspired you to go to any of these events.
Have a great half term!