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Try something new this half term

From museums to book readings, all by coach

If you are looking for some fun and interesting things to do this Half Term, whether that’s with kids or without, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got a whole list of exciting things to do this Half Term no matter what your age - including fascinating museums, one-off art exhibitions, and other chances to discover something brand new.

Get Arty in Birkenhead, Liverpool

Hop on a coach to Birkenhead this Half Term to see some of the greatest work by legendary children's book illustrator, Quentin Blake.

Hosted at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, home to a variety of art exhibits throughout the ages, this exhibition celebrates over five decades of incredible work by Quentin Blake, as well as children’s author John Yeoman.

If you choose to visit, you’ll not only discover a great selection of Blake’s work but also get a chance to take part in a craft & create session, where you too can learn to draw like Blake!

Head over to the Lady Lever Art Gallery website to explore the amazing exhibits that they have to offer.

Save Polar Bears while Exploring Plymouth

Visit Plymouth are currently running a fun competition for an amazing cause! Dotted around the city are a number of polar bear cubs (not real ones) that give information on how plastics are damaging their habitat.

It’s your goal to track down these 20 polar bears which are dotted around Sutton Harbour, The Barbican, Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard. Once you’ve found out all the facts, post or email in your answers for a chance to win an awesome selection of prizes, including family tickets for the National Marine Aquarium, Blue Planet box sets, polar bear adoption packs and family tickets to Dartmoor Zoo.

There’s no better way to explore the best sights in Plymouth while also learning about polar bears. Best of all, this trail goes on until 3rd of March, so you have plenty of time to give it a go!

So if you want to explore Plymouth in a different way this half term, check out the Visit Plymouth website for more.

See the Stars at The National Space Centre, Leicester

If you would prefer to see some planets other than Earth this Half Term, The National Space Centre is certainly the place to visit.

From 16 to 24 February, a Half Term special is taking place called ‘Destination Space’. Here you can find out about the newest Mars mission and how it will put a rover onto the surface of the planet to search for evidence of aliens. See how scientists and engineers are creating a new telescope and learn which parts of the UK might become the first spaceports to send satellites into space.

The National Space Centre is also home to the iconic Rocket Tower, which is 43 meters tall and can be seen as you approach the Space Centre! This has to be our favourite part of visiting.

If blasting off this Half Term sounds like something your family would love, head over to the National Space Centre website to explore the stars.

Explore the Imagine Children's Festival in London this Half Term

This Half Term, from the 13th-24th of February, the South Bank Centre is hosting a 12-day festival which will be the ultimate creative space for your family.

Events include book readings and theatre performances - you will be spoilt for choice!

There’re plenty of activities and events that are free, so we've highlighted a few of our favourites below:

  • A Monday at the Musicals - Watch and take part in musicals with dance groups that actually perform on the West End!
  • A Book in a Day - Join in with a live reading of How to Train Your Dragon, as well as a meet and greet with the author Cressida Cowell.
  • Fold Your City - Fold a city skyline with this free origami workshop.

This list just scrapes the surface of some of the amazing events that will be taking place at the Imagine Children Festival this February Half Term. Visit their website to see all the upcoming events at the festival.

We have some great offers if you are planning on taking the children to any of these events, you can enjoy affordable travel with half-priced children's fares on our coaches, meaning you can explore more exciting places as a family this February half term!

Don't forget to check out our half term travel page below to book your coach travel and find out about even more events!

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