West Midlands Safari Park

Explorers Week

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

Every day during half term from Saturday, February 16

• Explorer’s Trail – Explorers are invited to help our palaeontologist, Dr Nock, to find the missing Ice Age animals and learn some fascinating facts about them along the way! Stamp the booklet and show the completed trail to earn a special prize.

• Explorer’s Craft Club – Join us for hands-on arts and crafts in the Discovery Room with colouring sheets, fact-finding and clay modelling.

• Photo Competition – Take a ‘selfie’ with a mammoth once you have discovered them and post it to the WMSP Facebook page for a chance to win a Family Annual Pass.

Explorers Week activities are included in the standard admission charge of £24 for adults, £19 for children aged 3-15 and £22

for concessions. Admission includes a Free Return Ticket. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra.

Further information from: Website - www.wmsp.co.uk, Telephone - 01299 402114, Facebook - www.facebook.com/WestMidSafari.


St Leoanard’s Church, Beoley

Near Redditch

Snowdrop Weekend

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

Saturday, February 16 - 10am to 4pm

Sunday, February 17 - 1pm to 4pm

Come and see the famous beautiful carpet of snowdrops that cover the church grounds.

Exhibitions in church of church organisations, and local groups. Local History Exhibition and Children's Corner with craft activities and trail around the grounds.

Refreshments with lunches available on Saturday.

Snowdrops available in pots to purchase.

Admission free but donations welcome.

St Leoanard’s Church, Beoley, B98 8AR

Contact Rev Paul Irving on 01527 435683


Aspire Active Camps


Monday, February 18, to Friday, February 22

A fun and action-packed childcare programme at Hagley High School for children aged 4-14

Aspire Active Camps provided childcare for over 2,000 families last year, making them the most popular Ofsted registered provider of sports and activity focused childcare in the area.

​To book a place - Call 01562 277 810 or visit www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps/hagley


Aspire Active Camps


Monday, February 18, to Friday, February 22

A fun and action-packed childcare programme at South Bromsgrove High School for children aged 4-14

Ofsted registered.

To book a place call 01527 313 947 or visit www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps/bromsgrove


Aspire Active Camps


Monday, February 18, to Friday, February 22

A fun and action-packed childcare programme at Avechurch Middle and Crown Meadow First School for children aged 4-14

Ofsted registered.

To book your place click the link below or for further information please call 0121 663 1573 or visit www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps/alvechurch


Hartlebury Castle

Super Heroes – Half Term Craft Activities

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

Tuesday, February 19 - Friday, February 22


Drop in to children’s craft activities.

Go dressed as your favourite superhero and use your special powers to design your own hero mask, create a pop stick hero and follow the Castle’s superhero trail.

Usual admission price plus £2 per child to cover the cost of materials for activities

For more information visit https://hartleburycastle.com/event/super-heroes-half-term-craft-activities/


Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster - Bridgnorth

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

After six weeks of maintenance, the Severn Valley Railway will be back every day from Saturday, February 16 until Sunday, February 24.

Half term events include:

  • Bricks & Blocks - Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24. Finishing half-term on a high, let your imagination run wild as you join creative LEGO® inspired workshops at The Engine House. Travel by train from Kidderminster or Bridgnorth to join Master Builder 'Bricks McGee' for free fun-filled workshops throughout the day. Make your way to The Engine House at Highley to take part, with workshops from 11am.
  • Meet the engine that collided with a camel! You can meet an engine that crashed into a camel in the desert, at Kidderminster Station. 8F No. 48773 will be on display throughout February half-term, climb aboard the footplate with volunteers from The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society to find out all about this fascinating engine with a very colourful history.

Call 01562 757900 or visit www.svr.co.uk


Drayton Manor Park


Bromsgrove Advertiser:

Visitors are invited to join Thomas & Friends™ for a fun-filled adventure at Europe’s only Thomas Land, home to 25 rides and attractions suitable for children and adults of all ages.

The Fat Controller and his friends will be on hand to provide fun and giggles at their Balcony Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily. Visitors should also keep their eyes peeled when visiting Sodor for special surprise entertainment and activities throughout the day.

Visitors will also have access to Drayton Manor Park’s 15-acre zoo before the park officially opens for a brand new season on Wednesday, March 27.

Under 2s go free.

The family owned and run park is offering ticket discounts of up to 40% off the gate price when booking in advance. Tickets are available online at www.draytonmanor.co.uk/february-half-term, or through Drayton Manor’s ticket line on 0844 472 1950.

Follow Drayton Manor Park on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.


Hanbury Hall and Gardens

Welly Walks

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

Sunday, February 17

Sunday, February 24

Get out and discover Hanbury's park this winter. Walk off those seasonal indulgences, enjoy beautiful views and learn more about the history and ongoing restoration of the park from our knowledgeable guides. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.

Free event but normal National Trust admission charges apply.

Gates open 10am. Start 11.30am. End 1.30pm.

The House will be open 11am-3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Droitwich, WR9 7EA

Contact 01527 821214 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall-and-gardens


Botany Bay Nurseries, Garden Centre & Cafe

Half term fun

Wednesday, February 20

Thursday, February 21

10am to 3pm

The children can pot their own bedding plant and decorate their pot too. Then they can have a go at our special story trail.

Cost £2 per child - no need to book.

The activity will take around half an hour plus the story trail.

The Bay Cafe will be open.

Botany Bay Nurseries, Garden Centre & Cafe, Redditch, B96 6BG

Call: 01527 893885

Email: info@botany-bay.co.uk


Avoncroft Museum

Who Wore It Better? Fashion Policing the Past

Activities and workshops

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

From Tuesday, February 19 – Friday, February 22

Young visitors will have a chance to find out more about clothing of the past including opportunities to try on clothes of the types their ancestors would have worn.

Activities will include hands on workshops to make a hat inspired by the past and a chance to design their own fantastic outfits. Outdoors, visitors can explore the historic houses where costumed volunteers will show off their clothing and take part in the free Outrageous Fashion – Fab or Fail Trail around the Museum grounds.

Activities are aimed at families with children aged five and above.

Activities in the Guesten Hall are 90 minutes and start at 11am and 1.30pm. Pre-booking is essential.

Children must be supervised at all times.

Winter admission prices apply with an additional charge of £3.50 per child for workshops.

Visit avoncroft.org.uk/february-half-term-activities/