Things to do for February half-term in and around Preston

Posted on - 14th February, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, Schools, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Level at Preston Guild Hall

Half-term week is usually spent trying to keep the kids occupied whilst school is out.


A variety of activities and events on in Preston during this break will surely be able to keep the family busy.

Here at Blog Preston, we have found events on around the city that will definitely keep the youngsters busy having fun:

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Guys Thatched Hamlet St. Michael’s Rd

The ice skating rink at Guys Thatched Hamlet

Pop down to Guys Thatched Hamlet for a day full of fun this February half-term.

Get your skates on as the popular ice skating rink has returned and will be available for the whole week.


The rink is open from 10am – 9pm each day, and the last day will be Sunday 18 February.

Skating is priced at £6 and this includes skating hire.

Tickets must be purchased at the rink booking office in person, either on the day on in advance.

A range of rides will also be available for some family fun.

Rides start at £1.50, and you can even burn some energy in the indoor Alpine Funhouse for £2.50.

Keep up to date with Guys Thatched Hamlet on Facebook.

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is open this half term

Spectacular Samlesbury Hall is a great place to take the family, with magnificent grounds and lots to explore.

Lancashire’s historic 14th Century home invites you to look inside and discover centuries worth of history within its archive rooms, including a Victorian kitchen, schoolroom and 1950’s bedroom.

Betsy Bumblebee will be telling tales every day between 12 – 16 February, at 10.30am in the Chapel.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 11, they will then be invited to take part in activities, supervised by an adult, including crafts, treasure hunts and original stories.

The cost is £6 per child, and it is recommended to book tickets online to avoid disappointment.

With a restaurant, gift shop and guided tours, there’s plenty to get involved with at Samlesbury Hall.

Level Preston Guild Hall

Level at Preston Guild Hall

This is your chance to check out Preston Guild Hall‘s new entertainment complex, Level.

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Featuring three levels of fun and exciting things to do, be sure you don’t miss out this half-term.

Level one includes laser tag, a crazy golf course, karaoke booths and arcade games.

Ten pin bowling, darts and a sports bar can be found on level two.

Thrill seekers will be put to the ultimate test on level three with a daredevil assault course.

Mundo Street Kitchen will also provide you with scrumptious food to replenish your energy.

Level is open Monday – Thursday from 10am until midnight, and on Friday from 10am until midnight on Sunday.

Xplorer Challenge Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes nature reserve
Brockholes Nature Reserve

Xplorer Challenge is the perfect family outdoor activity, helping you all breathe in the fresh air together whilst having fun.

In partnership with British Orienteering, Xplorer will have families exploring Brockholes using a map pack, finding markers and completing the challenge as a team.

Each map pack is priced at £3 per pack.

You can take on the challenge from 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm every day between Saturday 10 – 18 Februrary.

No booking is required and you can pick up the map packs from the Brockholes Welcome Centre.

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell is visited by tens of thousands of people each year Pic: Dan Talbot
Beacon Fell is visited by tens of thousands of people each year Pic: Dan Talbot

Boasting 241 acres of woodland, Beacon Fell Country Park is definitely worth the trip this half-term.

With preserved paths, quirky sculptures, fantastic views, relaxed picnic areas and visitor centre with its own cafe, Beacon Fell is certainly a great place to visit.


Enjoy the scenic outdoors from the 266m summit across the Forest of Bowland, and discover the various wildlife such as rabbits, hare, roe deer, stout and weasels.

The reserve is open Monday – Friday from 10.30am – 7pm and Saturday – Sunday from 10am – 7pm.

Preston Spy Mission Walking Trail Winckley Square

Winckley Square gardens is to host the live show Pic: Jim Beattie
Winckley Square gardens. Pic: Jim Beattie

Set your family the ultimate challenge this half-term by exploring Preston’s beautiful parks and gardens in a unique way.

Starting from Winckley Square, take the spy themed self-guided treasure trail in order to find a de-activation code through a series of thought provoking clues and problem solving.

Suitable for ages 6 and above, including adults, you will walk a total of 1.6 miles while visiting both Avenham and Miller Parks.

Lasting approximately two hours, you will be provided with a mission trail booklet to share between 4 – 5 people.

Each booklet costs £6.99, and can be purchased online.

For your chance to win some real treasure, with all correct answers being entered into the monthly £100 prize draw, make sure you don’t miss out on this spectacular half-term trail.

What have you got planned this half-term? Are you doing anything that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know inthe comments below

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