Wondering what to do this February half term?

It may be cold outside but there’s lots of half-term fun happening this February, making entertaining the kids a piece of Chorley cake! Check out what’s on offer across the Chorley area…

Holiday adventures

If your children are all about having a great time and getting active during the school holidays, check out Rock and River in Mawdesley. Their holiday activity programme is a great opportunity for young people to experience challenging, adventurous activities, make new friends and return to school healthier and more confident.

Every day is unique as children try each of the exciting outdoor activities. Leave them with Rock and River’s experienced fully qualified instructors to have the time of their lives.

If you want another adrenalin rush, days out at Go Ape Rivington, are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan aaa-awaa-awaa!

With breath-taking scenery, amazing tree-top obstacles and awesome zip-lines (one of which will take you across a bay in the reservoir!), you’re sure to have a great day out that you won’t forget.

Let’s get crafty

Make and build memories this February with Botany Bay’s FREE exciting themed workshops using Lego bricks, beads and boxes.  All activities run from 10am – 1pm daily during half term as drop in sessions so no-pre booking necessary.

Tuesday 14 February – Share the love this Valentine’s day and choose from 100’s of different colours and shapes of beads to create a beautiful beaded jewellery piece with Mrs Bead – a perfect gift for your Valentine which you can take home with you on the day. Age suitability from 4 plus.

Wednesday 15 February – Build an amazing Batman inspired LEGO creation with our unique Bricks 4 Kidz – Northern West Yorkshire experience at Botany Bay. The timeless fun of LEGO® Bricks is sure to be a crowd pleaser for boys and girls from pre-school to pre-teen. Age suitability from 18 months plus.

Thursday 16 February – Junk Box Model Making with The Creation Station Merseyside, Southport. In this workshop turn boring boxes and unwanted junk into mini masterpieces such as robots, cars, creatures and other imaginative creations. You can take your masterpiece home with you. Age suitability from 18 months plus.

Travel back in time

Bring your children to a half term, Tudor fun day at Hoghton Tower. You will be greeted by residents of Hoghton Tower from times gone by and be whisked away on an age appropriate, interactive tour of the state rooms. Learn about curing the Kings evil, perhaps receive a Knighthood, find out about Tudor costume, grooming and cleaning, learn about Tudor potions and charms to fend off disease and illness.

As part of Hoghton Tower’s celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the visit of King James 1st, you’re invited to enjoy a range of creative, hands-on activities while learning about life in Tudor times in a truly stunning historic location.

Time for a playday

Surely everyone has time for a playday and the Winter Playday at Chorley town hall on Wednesday 15 February promises lots of fun for the whole family. With plenty of games and fun activities between 11.30am and 3pm plus some useful information about community groups in the area, there’s literally something for everyone.

A shopping treat for everyone

It might be half term but there’s still shopping to be done so why not combine shopping and entertaining the kids with a trip to Market Walk shopping centre in Chorley town centre on Thursday 16 February. Giant games and crazy golf will take over the mall from 10am – 4pm and it’s free to play.

Explore the great outdoors

If you don’t mind wrapping up this February, take the whole family on an adventure around Rivington and see if you can spot the locations that were used in the recent Hollywood blockbuster, A Monster Calls. For the more energetic, the hike to the pike and the spectacular views for miles (on a good weather day) are well worth it.

For adventures through parkland and on playgrounds explore Yarrow Valley Country Park and its magnificent weir and walks or visit Astley Park where you will be king of the castle in the Royalists and Roundheads themed play area, get to meet some fantastic furry friends in Pets Corner and enjoy a lovely warm brew and a delicious piece of cake in Café Ambio.

With all this waiting for you, make sure you check out Chorley during February half term!