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Half-Term Inspiration – MAP Days out Guide February 2023

  • Thursday February 9th 2023
  • Merlin Annual Pass

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With the days getting longer it’s time to dust off those winter cobwebs and whip out your Merlin Annual Pass! And with so many attractions open for half-term there are endless activities and events available to keep families entertained…

So, here’s some inspiration to get your juices flowing!

Fun Down South 

A Wild Day Out at Chessington World of Adventures Resort  

Raccoon at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

When: Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th February 

Don’t miss out on a truly WILD day out this February Half Term! Get up close and personal to Chessington’s PAWSOME animals in the Zoo! Answer the call of the WILD and experience keeper talks, feeds and a trail set to help you graduate to a Chessington Ranger. You’ll get to meet Asiatic lions, Humboldt penguins, Spider monkeys, Asian short-clawed otters, raccoons, and many more incredible creatures. The day is packed with your favourite animal activities and in fact, they’ve even created a handy guide so you know exactly what’s going on and you won’t miss a thing!  

And if you fancy turning a wild day into a Zoo-tastic Sleepover you can book a break that includes: 

  • An overnight stay in one of our themed Resort Hotels 
  • Access to the Savannah Splash Pool*** 
  • Family fun with JJ from CoComelon 
  • A delicious breakfast 
  • FREE Parking 

Book your WILD adventure on the Chessington World of Adventure Resort website.  

**Splash pool access is subject to room type and booking availability, please see full terms and conditions on the website 

Brick Week returns to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort 

Llwr Ninjago The Ride 2

When: Saturday 11th February – Sunday 5th March. 

It’s time to build family memories this February half term with access to over 30 awesome rides and attractions, LEGO® build activities, and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! Whether you’re meeting your favourite LEGOLAND® Characters or teaming up in a build challenge – there is something for every junior builder to enjoy during Brick Week! And to help you make the most out of Brick Week the awesome team at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort have created a handy guide which you can access here 

Fancy extending your adventure with the Ultimate LEGO Sleepover> Why not check out their mini breaks from just £49 per person!  

Don’t miss out on this action-packed offering at The LEGOLAND® Windsor and pre-book today on their website!  

Meet Puss in Boots or Kitty Soft Paws at Shrek’s Adventure! London  

Puss in Boots at Shrek's Adventure! London

When: Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th February. 

Puss in Boots and his fur-midable feline friend Kitty Softpaws are the purr-fect additions to Shrek’s Adventure! London this February half-term. 

As the pair celebrate the release of their new big-screen DreamWorks movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - which hits UK cinemas on 3 February – young fans will be able to hang out with the paw-some pair at our new meet and greets. 

Youngsters will be able to join a fun new interactive trail at Shrek’s Adventure! London - the capital’s most immersive and interactive family attraction – by picking up an activity sheet and collecting stamps before dancing and having their picture taken with either Puss or Kitty and their compadres – don’t forget to practice your best sword yielding pose! 

The Puss or Kitty meet and greets are included in the standard ticket price and are just one reason to visit Shrek’s Adventure! London this February half-term. The fairytale walk-through experience, situated on the South Bank next to The London Eye, sees guests whisked away to Far Far Away aboard a magic 4D bus to an enchanting world of magical dreams (and waffles). 

The exciting adventure features 12 fairytale-themed live shows featuring popular characters from the Shrek franchise, including Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, Muffin Man, Pinocchio and Cinderella, culminating in a meet and greet with Shrek himself. Look out for the penguins of Madagascar and Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon as well! 

To find out more visit: 

Days Out in The Midlands: 

Pirate Takeover at Alton Towers Resort  

Pirates Yellow Sky

When: Saturday 11th February – Sunday 26th February 

Ahoy me hearties! Prepare to set sail this February Half Term, whether you’re visiting us for a few hours or staying over for a swashbuckling short break, immerse yourself in a spectacle of excitement as the Pirates of Mutiny Bay make their return to Alton Towers Resort! Budding buccaneers can join Captain Black and his motley crew on an exciting pirate adventure with barrels of pirate activities for all ye scallywags to enjoy! So, batten down the hatches and join in the fun at our February Half Term Pirate Takeover! 

Join Captain Black and his motley crew this February Half Term as they set sail to Alton Towers Resort for a fantabulous Pirate Takeover event! Whether it’s taking on the challenge of the perilous high seas aboard Heave Ho! or learning a lesson about gunpowder on Marauder’s Mayhem, you’ll have barrels of exciting pirate fun! Take a plunge into the ocean and get up close to blacktip sharks, chocolate chip starfish, spotted rays and more as you discover Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE. Keep an eye out for Captain Black’s crew as they recruit you to join their cause, with swashbuckling entertainment across the Resort, including dazzling shows and spectacular performances. 

Limited availability for day tickets. To book and see full details visit 

Festival of Archery at Warwick Castle

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When: Saturday 11th February – Sunday 26th February.  

Get your arrows at the ready for a day of fun for all the family! The Festival of Archery is coming to Warwick Castle providing expert demonstrations and the chance to become a pro yourself with the ‘Have-a-go-Archery’ experience for an additional charge.  

You’ll also have access to the Horrible Histories® Maze, the Castle’s towers and ramparts, 64-acres of stunning gardens, plus you can be amazed at the Winter Birds of Prey show!  

Find out more via the Warwick Castle website.