February half term will be here before you know it, so if you’re heading to Devon, here are some of the things you can get up to during your visit. Many of the region’s attractions, like Powderham House, are reopening after the winter season while plenty others are hosting special events and activities just for half term, so take a look at what is going on and plan a memorable week in Devon.

Bear Town is combining half term with Valentine’s Day with their special Valentine’s at Bear Town activities. Alongside a two hour play session, your little ones can also take part in a Love Heart Hunt with treats at the end for those that take part. That’s not the only place where you can get hands on, Dartington Hall are also holding a range of family friendly activities, including art, story telling and nature walks all on their Grade II listed site. Find out more here. 

If you like the idea of the kids getting hands on and learning while having fun, why not head to the Box in Plymouth where there are a range of activities taking place and also Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. As well as the usual exhibitions and displays, you can also see plenty of activities during half term. Another option is Exeter Cathedral who are hosting Gaia throughout February. From artist Luke Jerram, Gaia is a follow up from Museum of the Moon and features a high resolution recreation of the Earth’s surface which is suspended from the cathedral’s nave – it needs to be seen to be believed!

Elsewhere in Devon, Kents Cavern in Torquay is holding an Origins of Art during half term where you can find out more about the art of the stone age and even create your own versions. Find out more here. In East Devon, Seaton Tramway are hosting a variety of events, including the wildlife photographer of the year exhibit and a dinosaur adventure show, while in Sidmouth, the Donkey Sanctuary’s Stories of Sanctuary Spirit Trail is continuing through half term.

The region’s theme parks are also getting in on the action. Crealy is hosting a Feb-tastic half term with tickets from just £15 which gives you access to all the rides plus a host of new family entertainment and a magic art show. The Big Sheep also have new live shows taking place during half term, alongside their sheep racing, indoor play and rides – which are among the biggest in North Devon. Find out more here.

For a truly special half term, why not visit Paignton Zoo and help them celebrate their centenary? The Zoo is turning 100 this year and throughout the year there will be birthday related events and activities taking place. The official anniversary isn’t until July which gives you plenty of time to join in the celebrations!

Looking for more things to do over half term? Check what’s on across the region here.