West Berkshire Family Life

February Half Term 2022 in West Berkshire – Activities & Events for Children and Families

February half term is just around the corner! If you’re looking for things to help keep the children occupied, we’ve got you covered. Check out our round-up of events & activities in the area below.

Know of anything we’ve missed? Get in touch and we will add it.

You may also be interested in our What’s On calendar.

Remember to check that all details are correct and up to date before going along to any of the events we have listed below. Changes and cancellations can happen. Some events will require advance booking.


WIKIDS (Workouts Inspiring Kids) has a range of classes and activities for children aged 2-15 that help them get moving and be active. WIKIDS is running a half term holiday club for 4-11 year olds on Thursday 24 February from 9am-1pm at Coronation Hall in Kintbury. For more details and to book, email Nicki: nicki@wikids.co.uk.


WIKIDS is a West Berkshire Family Life membership card partner! See more details of our offer with WIKIDS and sign up for your free card via our membership page.

Shaw House

The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Monday 21 February 11am & 1pm

A puppet theatre show suitable for children aged 3-6 (older and younger children welcome). Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for children (under 2s are free). Find out more and book your tickets online.

Family Activity Morning: Brilliant Bunnies – Wednesday 23 February from 10am

Decorate a ceramic bunny. A craft activity suitable for 7-11 year olds (older and younger children are welcome). £2 per child, you must pre-book as spaces are limited. Session times are 10am-10.45am, 11am-11.45am and 12pm-12.45pm. Find out more and book your tickets online.

Movie in the Hall: Paddington – Thursday 24 February 10.30am-12.05pm

Watch Paddington in Shaw House’s hall. Doors open at 10am, film starts at 10.30am. £5 adults and £3 children. Book your tickets online.

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR.

West Berkshire Museum

Small Group Family Art Workshop: Dinosaurs – Tuesday 22 February -10am-12.30pm

An illustration workshop from Armadillo Art Experience. A 2.5 hour workshop suitable for children aged 7+. One accompanying adult needs to remain with the child. £12 per child. Find out more and book a place via the website.

Museum Family Craft Workshop – Thursday 24 February from 10am

A free craft session where children will make their own figure out of recycled materials. Places are limited and need to be booked. Aimed at 7-11 year olds but older and younger children are welcome. Book your slot online.

Messy Museum Morning – Friday 25 February from 10am

Make a colourful mini dinosaur using modelling clay and paint. £2 per child, advance booking is required as places are limited. Find out more and book your time slot online.

West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AS.

Corn Exchange, Newbury

Swings & Roundabouts – Sunday 20 February, 2pm, 4pm & 8pm

A show inspired by the unique experience of parenting in lockdown. Featuring original songs, fun and games, and emotional ups and downs. Babies under 12 months are welcome but this is a show by parents, for parents. Show times: 2pm, 4pm &  8pm (show is one hour long). Tickets are £10 (£1 for babes in arms). Find out more and purchase tickets on the Corn Exchange website.

Read our interview with performer Sophie Ross here.

Holiday Club – 21 February – 25 February 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

A holiday club for children aged 5-8 (9am-1pm) and 9-12 (12pm-4pm). Children will explore the creative arts. £25 per child, per session. Find out more and book online.

The Smartest Giant in TownFriday 25 February – Sunday 27 February

Theatre adaptation of Julia’s Donaldson’s book, featuring music and puppets. Tickets from £10.50. Find out more and book online.

Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD

The Base, Greenham

Half Term Art Club – Monday 21 February – Thursday 24 February 10am-12pm

Suitable for children aged 6-11, a chance to experiment with different art techniques and creative projects. £10 per child, per session (discount if all four sessions are booked in the same name).

Find out more and book online.

The Lookout Studio, The Base, Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, RG19 6HN.

West Berkshire Libraries

Half Term Fun at Theale Library – Monday 21-Saturday 26 February 9am-5pm

Suitable for children aged 5+, there will be puzzles and brainteasers to solve. A drop-in event.

Contact the library on 0118 930 3207 or thealelibrary@westberks.gov.uk for more information.

Lego Club at Thatcham Library – Tuesday 22 February 10.30am-12pm & Thursday 24 February 2.30pm-4pm 

Suitable for children aged 5+. A free event. Contact the library on 01635 866049 or thatchamlibrary@westberks.gov.uk for more information.

Make a Medieval Badge at Hungerford Library – Tuesday 22 February 10.30am-12pm

A free drop in activity for children age 4+. They will make their own medieval badge based on an artefact found in Hungerford.

For more information contact the library on 01488 682660 or hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk. Visit the Facebook event here.

Lego Play at Mortimer Library – Friday 25 February 3pm-5.30pm

A free drop-in event for children aged 5+. Contact the library on 0118 933 2882 or mortimerlibrary@westberks.gov.uk for more information.

Craft Club at Thatcham Library – Saturday 26 February 10.30am-11.30am

A craft club for children aged 3-10. For more information contact the library on 01635 866049 or thatchamlibrary@westberks.gov.uk.

Half Term Fun at Lambourn Library – Saturday 26 February 10.30am-12pm

A free craft activity for children. A drop-in event. Contact the library on 01488 71350 or lambournlibrary@westberks.gov.uk for more information.

Glow Tots Sensory

Free flow, child led sessions where children play and explore using a range of educational sensory equipment and toys including sounds, bubbles, textures and lights.

Suitable for children from birth to age 4. £6.50 per child.

Sessions take place in Burghfield on 22 February, Upper Basildon on 23 February and Thatcham on 24 February.

Book online here.

City Arts Newbury

City Arts has a couple of workshops running during half term:

Clay Owls for Kids – Thursday 24 February 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

A workshop for children aged 8 and over. £15. More details and booking here.

Children’s Printing – Saturday 26 February 11am-1pm

A workshop for children of all ages where they will learn carve and printing techniques. £10. More details and booking here.

City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Road, Newbury, RG14 6DB.

Code Ninjas Newbury 

Code Ninjas in Newbury is running some camps over February half term, including ‘Become a YouTuber,’ ‘Become a Roblox Developer’ and ‘Build Your Own Fan Page.’ 

Full details of the camps, including dates and prices, can be found via the Code Ninjas Newbury website.

Bucklebury Farm

Bucklebury Farm is open every day from 11 February – 27 February (9.30am-4pm). View more details and book your visit on the website.

Beale Park

Feel the Love – 19 February – 27 February

There will be a valentine’s trail to follow, crafts, the opportunity to build a nesting box and to meet the ‘love bugs.’

All details can be found here.

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, RG8 9NW.

Saddleback Farm Shop

Creation Station at Saddleback Farm Shop – 22 February 11am-12pm

Make a farm animal mask and animal puppets. £16.95 per child which includes a cookie and juice. You can book online here.

Nature Discovery Centre

Brilliant Birds and Where to Find Them – Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 February 10am-2pm

Suitable for families with children aged 4-11. Take part in a craft activity, explore a bird trail and solve a puzzle. £5 per child (accompanying adults are free). Advance booking is recommended, a limited number of tickets may be available on the day.

See more details and book via the website.

The Nature Discovery Centre, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3FU.

Parkway Shopping Newbury

Meet Jack in a Box at The Entertainer – Saturday 19 February from 10am

The Entertainer’s mascot, Jack in a Box, will be appearing at the store, giving you the opportunity to meet him and have photos taken.

See more details on the Facebook event.

Kids Corner Train and Bumper Carz Fun – every day through half term until Sunday 27 February 10.30am-4.30pm

There will be some children’s rides including a train and bumper cars. The train is £2 per ride and the cars are £3 per ride. More details can be found on the Facebook event.

Snowdrops at Welford Park

Running Wednesday – Sunday 11am-4pm until 6 March 2022

Visit Welford Park to see the beautiful snowdrop carpet.

You can purchase tickets online (£9 adults, £7 concessions, £4.50 children, £25 for a family ticket – booking fee applies in addition) or on the gate (£10 adults, £8 concession, £5 children, under 4s free).

Find out more by visiting the website.

Welford Park, Welford, RG20 8HU.

West Berkshire Brewery

February Half Term Film Afternoon – Monday 21 February 3.30pm-6pm

Watch ‘Trolls: World Tour’ at the Taproom. Free entry, snacks & treats will be available to purchase and the kitchen is open until 8.30pm. Film starts at 3.30pm. Book a table via the website.

West Berkshire Brewery, The Old Dairy, Yattendon, RG18 0XT.

Moorside Community Centre, Thatcham

Free Children & Young People’s Roller Disco – Tuesday 22 February 10am-4.15pm

Organised by Thatcham Youth.

A free roller disco. You will need to book a 45 minute time slot which you can do here.

Moorside Community Centre, Thatcham, RG19 4RE

Arlington Arts

Oldilocks and the Three Bears – Wednesday 23 February 11am

A puppet theatre show for children aged 3-7. More details and booking info here.

Pop Divas Live! – Thursday 24 February 2pm & 6pm

More details and ticket booking here.

Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Snelsmore, RG14 3BQ.

Waterside Centre, Newbury

Half Term Climbing Club – Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 February

For ages 11+. Costs £5 per person, per session. There will be three sessions running on each day: 2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm and 4pm-5pm.

Box-Fit – Friday 25 February 2pm & 3.30pm

For ages 11+. The 2pm-3pm session is for those in school years 7-9 and the 3.30pm-4.30pm session is for school years 10-13.

To book, email waterside@berkshireyouth.co.uk or call 01635 018500.

Visit the Facebook page here.

Waterside Centre, Newbury, RG14 1DS.

Blue Beetle Ceramics

A pottery painting studio in Thatcham, Blue Beetle Ceramics is running some workshops over half term, click on the links below to find out more.

Clay Name Plaque – Indian Printing Blocks – Monday 21 February 10.15am-12pm

Clay Creation – Turtle Time – Wednesday 23 February 10.15am-12pm

Elephant Confetti Plate – Thursday 24 February 10.15am-12.15pm

Family Paint ‘n’ Pizza – Friday 25 February 3pm-5pm

Blue Beetle Ceramics, 7-8 The Courtyard, Thatcham, RG19 3HQ.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park

4 Kingdoms is open from 10am-4.30pm from 19 to 27 February 2022. The outdoor rides will be open along with Dinosaur Kingdom. Find out more and book your tickets via the website.

4 Kingdoms, Newbury Road, Headley, RG19 8JY.

KD Gymnastics, Newbury

KD Gymnastics is running its Open Play sessions throughout half term. They are running Monday-Friday at various times, view the full timetable here. It’s £5 for one adult and one child. 

KD Gymnastics, Hambridge Road Industrial Estate, Bone Lane, Newbury, RG14 5SH.

Kennet Centre, Newbury

Inflatable Fun Days – Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 February 10am-4pm

£3 for 10 minutes. Visit the Facebook event here.

Kennet Shopping Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN

Not quite West Berkshire but close enough…

Wellington Country Park

The Great Big Welly Park Nature Trail – 19- 27 February

See more details and buy tickets via the website.

Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, RG7 1SP

Millets Farm

Lots of half term fun at Millets Farm including:

Toy Brick Challenges

Magic Peter

Family Jukebox

Children’s Brush Party

All details can be found via the website.

Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.

Roves Farm

Mini Farmers – 19 – 27 February

More details can be found on the website.

Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG

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