Host of family fun at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this February half term holidays

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth, Hampshire

February Half Term 2023

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What's on this February Half Term?

If your looking for inspiration for some early spring family fun across South East England this February half term, look no further! From outdoor garden trails and animal adventures to stargazing fun, child friendly theatre shows, ice skating experiences and Mardi Gras festivals, we have plenty to put a ‘Spring’ in your step! 

Our top 20 family fun ideas provide you with some great days out and events across the destination.  You can also discover a host of Valentines Day events this half term too, and our latest Valentine’s blog has some romantic date ideas to get your started. Visit our full events calendar at the bottom of the page, full to the brim with Event-ful things to do.

Planning a February half-term break?  Discover great value accommodation across the South East for a winter family getaway.  You can also search by destinations to link up with the local official tourism websites across the region. Our newsletter archive is also a great place to discover things to do in South East England. 

Top 20 family fun ideas this half term 2023 

If you are looking for things to do in this half term with the kids take a look at our recommendations below: -

Don't forget our rainy day guide is also there to help whatever the February half term holiday weather brings, helping ensure you have a great day out.

When is the February Half Term 2023?

Most schools in England break up for the February half term holidays on Friday 10th February 2023, returning to school on Monday 20th February.  This February half term also includes Valentines Day on Tuesday 14th February.  

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  1. London Showboat Cruise On The Thames with City Cruises

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    Water Based Activities

    London

    The best night in town is on the river! 

    Wine, dine and dance on this great dinner cruise on the Thames, see spectacular views and enjoy show songs and top hits sung by a live performer. Your evening begins the moment you step aboard and are handed…

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    From:
    8 Aug 2022to31 Mar 2023Various Opening Times
  2. Linder: A Dream Between Sleeping and Waking

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    Arts

    West Firle, Lewes

    In this exciting new installation, contemporary British artist Linder brings together a series of objects alongside new and existing works to create a multi-sensory collage in dialogue with Duncan Grant and Charleston.

    A dream between sleeping and…

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    From:
    17 Sept 2022to12 Mar 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  3. Faces of Fame: G F Watts X Simon Frederick: British Portraits Then and Now

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    Exhibitions

    Guildford

    Watts Gallery – Artists' Village is exhibiting a selection of photographs from Simon Frederick's portrait series Black is the New Black alongside paintings from G F Watts's Hall of Fame.
    The display will re-examine the representation of celebrity,…

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    From:
    27 Sept 2022to26 Mar 2023Open 10:30 - 17:00
  4. Dreams and Stories: Modern Pre-Raphaelite Visionaries

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    Exhibitions

    Guildford

    Enter a world of stories, dreams and the surreal. Discover a group of artists fascinated with colour and art for art's sake, and who carried Pre-Raphaelite ideas into the 20th century.
    With loans from Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Tate, and…

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    From:
    18 Oct 2022to26 Feb 2023Open 10:30 - 17:00
  5. Worthing Ice Rink

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    Christmas

    WORTHING

    Worthing Ice Rink will return to Steyne Gardens for the winter.

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    From:
    5 Nov 2022to19 Feb 2023Various Opening Times
  6. Most Loved Works in the Stanley Spencer Gallery

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    Exhibition

    Cookham, Maidenhead

    The Stanley Spencer Gallery’s winter exhibition will reveal our Gallery volunteers’ most loved works and why they mean so much in our community. The exhibition will be a rare opportunity to see all the Gallery’s best-loved works on display at once.

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    From:
    10 Nov 2022to26 Mar 2023Various Opening Times
  7. Festive Archery with New Forest Activities

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    Christmas

    Beaulieu

    Take advantage of our great value Winter Archery sessions and enjoy a 90-minute, fully instructed archery experience.

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    From:
    23 Nov 2022to31 Mar 2023
  8. A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero

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    Exhibitions

    Winchester

    A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero is a touring show from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London, showcasing a rare, limited-edition portfolio by Marc Chagall.

    Produced at the age of 88, the exhibition features 50 illustrations…

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    From:
    25 Nov 2022to12 Feb 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  9. 'Art Textiles' by the Machine Embroidery Group

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    Exhibitions

    Whitchurch

    Taking inspiration from the theme of "Waterways", the embroiderers of Machine Embroidery Group use the medium of machine stitch to create beautiful, interesting imagery and aim to show diversity, exploration and innovation in their work.

    The…

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    From:
    26 Nov 2022to26 Mar 2023Open 10:30 - 17:00
  10. Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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    Participatory Event

    Selsey


    Winter is the best time to see the variety of waders and wildfowl around Pagham Harbour just west of Bognor Regis.

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    From:
    1 Dec 2022to28 Feb 2023
  11. Gordon Rushmer: A World in Watercolour

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    Exhibitions

    Petersfield

    We are delighted to announce a new exhibition at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery. Gordon Rushmer is a well-known and highly regarded landscape painter. Opening this exhibition in early December is apt as Rushmer notes 'I've always been most at…

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    From:
    6 Dec 2022to25 Feb 2023Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Southamptons Western Walls and Vaults Walk

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    Guided Walk

    Southampton

    Guided Tours of the Southampton's historic old town take place throughout the year, commencing from the south side of the Bargate near the entrance to the Bargate Shopping Centre.

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    From:
    1 Jan 2023to31 Dec 2023
  13. Just Write! Creative Writing Course with Vanessa Gebbie

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    Literature

    Petersfield

    Start writing. Finish a project. Don't be held back.

    Want to begin a novel, short stories, flash fictions? Not sure where to start?
    Started writing something, and run out of steam? Unsure where to go next?
    Held back by a lack of confidence, or…

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    From:
    11 Jan 2023to25 Mar 2023
  14. Winter WonderLounge

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    Food

    Richmond

    Cosy up at our gorgeous terrace this winter and enjoy a fabulous sharing fondue in stunning surroundings.

    We've transformed our al fresco terrace with fairy lights, heaters and blankets to keep things cosy this winter. You snuggle up and we'll…

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jan 2023to1 Mar 2023
  15. Zero Degrees at Winchester Science Centre

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    Childrens Events

    Winchester

    Melt away the winter chills with some explosive action at Zero Degrees!

    The temperature may be dropping but things are heating up at Zero Degrees. As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there'll be even more on offer to excite all ages…

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    From:
    28 Jan 2023to20 Feb 2023Open 09:20 - 17:00
  16. Nellie's Arctic Adventure Family Trail at Sheffield Park and Garden, National Trust

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    Gardens

    Uckfield

    Walk in the footsteps of Nellie Soames, the pioneering former owner of Sheffield Park, as she heads North on her great Victorian adventure to the farthest reaches of the Arctic Circle. Discover Nellie's unique story as you journey with her around…

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    From:
    28 Jan 2023to26 Feb 2023Open 10:00 - 15:30
  17. Mother Goose

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    Theatre

    Chichester

    Ian McKellen and John Bishop join forces to bring you a hilarious family-friendly panto. With Mel Giedroyc also starring as a goose with a gift, Mother Goose is the ultimate theatrical feast - full of fun, farce and surprises.

    Meet Mother Goose…

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    From:
    7 Feb 2023to11 Feb 2023Open 07:30 - 06:30
  18. Animal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse

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    Exhibitions

    Maidstone

    The Hooden Horse can be seen snapping its teeth and causing havoc at many folk festivals, but where did it come from and how does it relate to other animal disguises around the UK?

    This exhibition unites Maidstone Museum's two old Hooden Horses…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Feb 2023to17 June 2023Open 10:00 - 16:00
  19. Comedy at the Tower Valentines Specials

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    Comedy

    Portsmouth

    Enjoy live comedy and a trip up the Spinnaker Tower.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2023Open 20:00 - 22:20
    From:
    14 Feb 2023Open 20:00 - 22:20
  20. Valentine's Movie Nights

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    Film

    Whitchurch

    Join us for a Valentine's Movie Night on Friday 10th or Saturday 11th February and enjoy the season of romance whilst watching a movie from the comfort of our intimate Cinema Room. With cocktails and snacks included, surprise them with a romantic…

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2023Open 19:30 - 22:00
    From:
    11 Feb 2023Open 19:30 - 22:00

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