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.


Wordsworth Grasmere

Winter Make and Play Tues 21st Feb, 10:30 – 12:30

Drop into the Learning Space for some half-term ‘Make and Play’ family activities. Explore biodiversity as you prepare for spring by creating our own binoculars and birdhouses to help us appreciate the wildlife around us, just as Dorothy and William did. ‘Let Nature be your teacher’ and stretch your legs in their Sensory Garden afterwards with a Sensory Story Sack! No need to book, just show up! For families with children of all ages.

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Keswick Film Festival

On 23rd to 26th February Keswick Film Festival is on at the AlhambraTheatre by the Lake and Rheged. Keswick Film Festival has been running since 2000 and 2023 will be its 23rd year. Their film programme is assembled and this year there is a collection of films that will delight you, challenge you, entertain you and occasionally, wonder 'what was that all about?' Find out more here

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is showing throughout half term.

This year, everyone’s favourite swashbuckling feline returns. DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.

Theatre by the Lake

Banff film festival – 17/18th February find out more here

The Adventures of the Little Red Hen - 21st - 23rd February

Stuff and Nonsence Theatre Company bring an energetic adaptation of this much-loved story, featuring a breath-taking combination of brilliant puppetry, live music and unforgettable comedy. 

I Want My Hat Back Trilogy - 24th & 25th February

A bear has lost his hat. What if he never sees it again? Jon Klassen’s beloved books, ‘I Want My Hat Back’, ‘This is Not My Hat’ and ‘We Found A Hat’, have found a new life of their own live on stage. All your favourites including Bear, Little Fish and the Turtles will be making an appearance in this one-of-a-kind trilogy.

Lake District Wildlife Park

Animal Detectives - 20th - 24th February

An annual event which encourages people to look, listen and observe when watching wildlife. Includes lot of fun games such as "Whose Poo? Whose Paw? Whose Beak? Whose Eye? and Whose Nose?" Along with some sensory touch and feel of artefacts it is a fun filled way to learn all about how amazing animals are.

Keswick Museum

Half Term Children's Poly Printing Workshop

14th & 16th February

Learn about the exciting art of Poly printing. Discover how to design, carve and print your own design based on the beautiful patterns surrounding us in nature. A fun and colourful workshop with a step-by-step guide to simple printmaking.

We will show you how to create colourful backgrounds to print onto, create a range of different effects, and show how to create pieces at home.

One-hour session. Suitable for children of all ages.


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.

According to kids - how to spend a day in Keswick 

Family Friendly Fun In Keswick

Things to do in and around Keswick this half term

Whatever your family's interests or requirements, Keswick has something for you this half term.