Half term fun with My Gator Watch

Hello February, hello half term! The kids couldn’t be more excited about the school holidays ahead, and we can’t wait to get them out and about. But where to go? This week we have compiled our favourite half-term events to help give you some inspiration.

 NATIONAL TRUST

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Photo credit – National Trust

As always National trust have you covered! From bug hunts and nature trails to crafty workshops and den building, they’ve got plenty of events to keep the whole family happy. Where will your adventure take you this half term? For more information, click here.

WHATEVER THE WEATHER WISLEY

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Photo credit: RHS WISLEY

Bring your wellies, grab a jacket and head to RHS Garden Wisley this February half term (15 – 23 February 2020). Children can enjoy fun, all-weather activities and discover more about the weather.

Lots of activities such as a family garden trail, drop-in craft and planting workshops, a tour of the Wisley Weather Station and much more!

For more information,click here.

 ELIZABETH AND HER SPYMASTERS – HAMPTON COURT PALACE

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Photo credit: Visit Britain.com

Queen Elizabeth I’s spymasters are back at Hampton Court Palace with more clues to solve, evidence to uncover and treasonous conspiracies to stop. Become a spy, meet Elizabeth’s courtiers and listen in on secret conversations. Find out who is not to be trusted and who gets into trouble for being disloyal to the Queen. Could you help her to decide their punishment?

For more information, click here.

 SHAUN THE SHEEP TRAIL ALICE HOLT

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Photo credit – Forestry England

An alien space ship has crashed into Alice Holt and Shaun the Sheep is on a mission to help the inhabitant – a lovable alien called Lu-La. Lu-La needs your help to charge her communicator so she can call home for rescue. You’ll need to hurry as Lu-La is being chased by Agent Red and her hapless helpers the Hazmats!

Use the app to complete challenges and solve UV puzzles in the forest. Completing challenges and puzzles will charge Lu-La’s communicator, unlocking an augmented reality photo moment with Shaun and Lu-La as they appear in the forest in front of your eyes!

For more information, click here.

 ENGLISH HERITAGE

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Photo credit – English Heritage

This February half-term get hands-on with history and take part in fun-filled family events.

Discover castle life, hear legendary stories of brave heroes and formidable foes, brush up on sword skills or discover life upstairs and downstairs. There are plenty of nearby activities for you and your little ones.

For more information, click here.

 JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL

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Photo credit – Visit York

Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe; visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of activities, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. Whether you’re well-versed in the sagas or looking for a thrilling half-term break, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

For more information, click here. 

 IMAGINE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

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Photo credit – South bank centre

Feed and interact with dinosaurs, celebrate the Harry Potter books and go on adventures with Pippi Longstocking.

The largest festival of its kind in the UK, Imagine Children’s Festival is dedicated to families experiencing and enjoying all types of art and culture together.

For more information, click here.

 LIVING WITH NATURE HEVER CASTLE

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Photo credit – Hever Castle

Get back in touch with the great outdoors this February half term at Hever Castle.

Follow the nature trail in the grounds and then create a ladybug, hedgehog or bumblebee in a free craft workshop.

Warm-up inside the Castle and listen to an interactive audio guide which is now included in the Castle & Gardens admission price.

For more information, click here.

 READY TO RACE AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

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This February Half Term get your overalls on and step into one of our workshops as we explore the science behind the speed.

Join the pit-crew for a fun and hands-on session and have a go at getting a car ready to race at Brooklands.

They will also be running their famous car rides (subject to weather, car rides are unable to run if the track is wet or slippery) pedal planes, Concorde Mini Tours and London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.

For more information, click here. 

 BECOME A KNIGHT AT THE TOWER OF LONDON

Join Knight School at the Tower this half term!

The year is 1471, the Wars of the Roses rage on and the Tower garrison is looking for new recruits. Put yourself through your paces as you find out what it takes to become a Knight of the Tower.

Learn the art of the sword, charge at a quintain, handle armour, dress up, design your own flag and much more.

For more information, click here.

We hope you love these ideas as much as we do. What will you be getting up to this half term? Join the conversation in the comments below or via our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

My Gator Watch is a wearable mobile phone designed especially for 5-12-year-olds. It uses GPS, two-way calling, works across multiple networks and has an SOS feature for peace of mind. It does not have a messaging feature, and you, the parent; determine all numbers that are pre-set within the phone.

For more information and prices, please click here.

 

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