February Half Term In Keswick
This half term in Keswick we have lots of great events on for all the family, and also lots of venues suitable for all ages, come rain or shine.
Whether you're into adventure sports, crafts or films you'll find something to entertain you and your little ones.
Theatre By The Lake
Events during February Half Term
Cumbria Young Farmers' Clubs present - Drama, Dance and Choir! Sat 10 February | 6pm
Cumbria Young Farmers invites you to enjoy an evening of drama, amusement and delight at the County Final of their Drama, Disco Dancing and Show Choir competitions. Expect a fantastic evening showcasing the very best of our talented young farmers!
Tickets are £9 or £6 for under 16s
Banff Film Festival - Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th February
The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a brand new collection of short films filled with extreme journeys, untamed characters and captivating cinematography. Join the world’s top adventure filmmakers and thrill-seekers as they climb, ski, paddle and ride into the wildest corners of the planet.
Tickets from £16 or £32 for both days
The Three Little Pigs - Sat 17th - Tues 20th February 11am & 2pm
There’s a wolf coming…
…but for now, The Three Little Pigs have tricked him onto a bus. If he catches them, he’ll huff and he’ll puff and we all know how that ends…
Enter the incredible world of Stuff and Nonsense.
On the run and with the need to build a strong shelter, our three problem-solving pigs call on you to save their bacon. Be blown away by the world of Stuff and Nonsense in this joyful retelling of a classic tale. Told in a unique physical style with raucous puppets, this is high-octane family theatre that will make you howl!
Suitable for all the family (recommended for ages 3-10) and tickets from £12
Spectacular Science Show - Sat 24th Feb at 3pm
You think science is boring, think again!
This is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies!
Awarded ‘Best Kid’s Show 2019 at Edinburgh Fringe’ by The Derek Awards, this interactive show promises to entertain and educate in the most spectacular way!
Awarded one of the “Top 20 Shows to See” by The List
Suitable for ages 4 - 12 and Tickets are from £15
Lake District Wildlife Park
13th – 17th February - Lake District Wildlife Park
Set yourself up for spring and summer by learning how to become an animal detective. Get better at spotting animals with top tips from our Conservation education officer. Learn how to detect tracks, paw prints, burrows, nests, feathers, fur and other signs of animals not forgetting poop! Practice your skills by looking at our animal enclosures and using our prints and poop spotting sheet!
Lots of fun interactive activities including whose eye? Whose beak? Whose paw? And whose poo?
Or call us for further information on 017687 76239
Peppa's Cinema Party! 20th Anniversary Celebration
Come on everybody it’s time for Peppa’s Cinema Party! This year Peppa Pig celebrates her 20th anniversary and to mark such a HUGE occasion she is throwing the MOST EPIC PARTY EVER – and all of her friends are INVITED! (That’s YOU!) Featuring the voices of Katy Perry as Ms. Leopard and Orlando Bloom as Mr. Raccoon in an episode of the 3-part Wedding Party story, the whole family can enjoy 10 never-before-seen Peppa Pig episodes! And with 5 brand new songs, as well as 11 interactive entertainment shorts with Peppa and her friends playing, dancing and singing in the real world, you and your little ones will be moving and grooving with Peppa in a whole new way! So grab your coat and jump into your boots, let’s be on our way to the Peppa Cinema Party!
Film Showing is at 1:30pm
Cinema at Rheged
Family films in Rheged's Cinema over half term.
A family of ducks try to convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime.
Cady Heron is a hit with the Plastics, an A-list girl clique at her new school. But everything changes when she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
A thirteen-year-old girl named Mei Lee is torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the changes of adolescence. And as if the challenges were not enough, whenever she gets overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda.
Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 with Speaker Louis Hall
Cinema and Talk
15 February 7pm
Join us on a journey through the world's most breathtaking landscapes with a selection of award winning films showcasing the year’s most daring feats of courage and tales of human resilience. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or simply someone who appreciates the majesty of nature, this tour promises to ignite your sense of adventure and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the planet we call home.
The films will be introduced by a member of the Kendal Mountain Presenting team. Alongside the collection of films, there will be a talk from an incredible guest speaker, horseback adventurer and trail setter Louis Hall.
Whinlatter Forest Dark Skies Walk
Meet at Visitor Centre
Join Jo from JAG Outdoors for a guided walk around the forest at night.
The walk will cover 3-4 miles of trails, and weather permitting, there will be stops for some amazing star gazing opportunities. As an amateur astronomer Jo help you have some fun finding the major constellations and will have star maps and guides on hand.
Please be aware the route will be on a range of surfaces and may be wet and muddy. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Please bring a torch per person if possible. A red filter is ideal for when we stop to star gaze otherwise we will be turning the torches off. Dogs and children welcome.
You may want to bring a flask of warm drink and maybe a snack, especially if bringing children. Children under 12 must be within reach of their responsible appropriate adult at all times, older children must have an over 18 on site for the event.
There are 3 points, after about 2 miles, at which we can offer you the option to return to the Visitor Centre if you or your little people are tired. This will be self guided.
Standard ticket £12 (over 12s)
1 adult & up to 2 under 12s £18
2 adults and up to 3 under 12s £30
Calvert Lakes Calvert Stables Kids Club
Friday 16th February 1:30pm - 3:30pm
For children aged 12 and under
- Each session is 2 hours long.
- As well as having a ride you will learn about taking care of your pony’s needs.
Each session will include one of the following pony Care Topics:
- How to groom your pony, to include learning all the different brushes and their uses.
- Tacking up and learning different parts of the tack
- Parts of the pony
- How to lead and handle you pony
- Pony First Aid
- What to feed your pony
- Checking fields are safe.
- £35 PP
Rheged Centre Play areas
Open daily, session time 10am-12pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm
Visit our Making Space to create your own décopatch model, using glue, patterned papers and imagination. Booking essential.
Open daily, 10am-4pm
Rheged’s state of-the-art indoor play area, designed by Tigerplay features a new café serving coffees and cakes, along with a seating area for parents and guardians. The revamped space features three slides alongside each other to race down and a specific area for young children. It also includes an elevated level including a ‘nest-like’ den which can be reached through climbing walls and ladders.
The play area is suitable for those up to eight-years-old, or 4ft 6ins in height. Entry costs £5 for 1-8 years & £2.50 for under 1s per session.
Opening hours are from 10am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 4pm. Entry is permitted anytime within the sessions. During half term and school holidays, 1 hour play slots will be available, booking is advised.
Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Has some great films on during half term to keep the kids entertained
- Migration - 9th Feb - 22nd Feb
- Disney Pixar Luca - 10th Feb - 19th Feb
- Wonka - 10th Feb - 22nd Feb
- Soul - 12th Feb - 15th Feb
Drama Session for Kids
Calling all budding performers! Laura, a local drama specialist and yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience running drama workshops, brings her fun, energetic drama sessions to the Alhambra. Drama is a wonderful way of expressing yourself and building confidence.
Aimed at children aged between 5 and 8, the sessions will help participants to learn to communicate through games and role play.
10 Feb, 2 March, (none over Easter), 4 May, 1 June, 6 July 2024
Most (but not all) Saturdays the drama will be followed by a £3 kids club film screening.
Parents welcome to sit in the balcony to watch from above!
Half-term Coil Creations at Keswick Museum
Unleash your inner potter! Clay coil pottery is a great way to hand-build all sorts of fun and unique creations, from pots to animals and so much more. Come and get creative with us in our coil pottery workshop, suitable for all ages.
Tuesday 13th February.
One hour sessions at 11am and 1.30 pm
Thursday 15th February.
One hour sessions at 11am and 1.30 pm
£5 per person
Booking via museum website
Wednesday 14th February - 10:30 - 12:30pm
Drop into our Learning Space for our February Half-Term ‘Make and Play’ family activities.
William and Dorothy Wordsworth were full of different types of love for the world around them. Come and explore the love of their garden, birds and the people in their lives through landscape painting, making bird feeders and creating 3D paper bouquets!
This Valentine’s Day we will be looking at what William and Dorothy loved most and thinking about what kinds of things we love through creative writing and card making.
Free event, no need to book just turn up!
Honister Slate Mine
Under 8's Go Free
With any with a paying adult on our 10:30 am mine tours. Your little ones can learn about the history and process of slate mining deep inside Fleetwith Pike, as well as enjoy some spectacular views across the Borrowdale Valley.
During the tour, you will be guided by one of our experienced miners who will share their knowledge and stories about the mine and its history. You’ll get to see the impressive tunnels and caverns, as well as the machinery used to extract the slate. Our miners will also demonstrate how the slate is split and trimmed, giving you a hands-on understanding of the process.
In addition to the mine tour, Honister Slate Mine offers a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Explore the slate gallery and gift shop with its huge variety of slate products, including coasters, plates, jewellery and bespoke signs all made from the slate mined right here at Honister. Take home a unique and authentic souvenir to remember your visit.
For the more adventurous members of the family, there’s a great range of adrenaline-fulled activities such as climbing in the mine (8 yrs+) , the famous Via Ferrata (10 yrs+), Canyoning and Europe’s longest highwire bridge – The Infinity Bridge.
The Mountain Goat Tour Company
Get off the beaten track this half term with Mountain Goat
Discover the beauty of the Lake District on one of our day tours, exploring the incredible landscape and rich heritage that makes the Lake District so remarkable. This half term, join Mountain Goat and bring the whole family as we’re offering kids go free.
10th- 18th February
Not Suitable for under 5s
Use the code 'KIDSFREE' at the check out
Keswick has lots of family friendly venues suitable for rain or shine. See thes other blog posts below for more inspiration of great things to do in Keswick.
Whatever your family's interests or requirements, Keswick has something for you this half term.