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Top 5 Things To Do: February Half Term 2016

February half-term (13th – 21st February) is often an awkward time of year when finding things to do. Christmas is over, Easter is a month or two away and you can’t rely on the weather for outdoor activities.

Here’s a few of our suggested things to do this February half term:

1) Beaulieu National Motor Museum: Hands-On Half Term

Throughout February half-term, The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu offers a wide range of great, interactive activities for the whole family. Get ‘hands-on’ this half term and, quite literally, get your hands on objects throughout the attraction.

Why not visit the Victorian Kitchen? Or Become a Medieval Builder? There are so many attractions at Beaulieu National Motor Museum that you won’t know where to start!

On top of all of this, if you own a Brand New Forest card, you’ll get 10% off all items in the main reception shop.

For more information on Beaulieu’s “Hands-On Half Term”, please click here.

2) New Forest Centre Discovery Days

On Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th February, come along to one of The New Forest Centre’s Discovery Days! You’ll find New Forest themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family, so come and explore your crafty side. All activities are suitable for all ages and there’s a small charge for materials.

The New Forest Museum, New Forest Gallery and New Forest Ecademy are all on site with free entry to all!

To find out more about the New Forest Centre, visit their website by clicking here.

3) New Forest VW Camper Hire

Why not try something a bit different this February half term and discover the New Forest with ultimate freedom?

New Forest VW camper hire have a wide range of quirky, retro VW campers for hire. They come in a variety of vivid colours and each van has its own name and personality!

To take a look at their website for reviews, prices and more information, please click here.

If you own a Brand New Forest card there are fantastic discounts on camper hires. You’ll receive 20% off all Herbie bookings all year round, 20% off campervan hires and 25% off all campervan merchandise. Click here to learn more.

4) Ugly Duckling and Frozen Sing-Along at Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

On the 17th and 18th February, the Forest Arts Centre in New Milton has booked two exciting events that children are going to love.

The first is The Ugly Duckling performance by Thingamajig theatre. A beloved tale about a duckling that thinks looking different is bad. As he grows, he realises that not looking the same as the rest isn’t so bad after all.

The Ugly Duckling performance takes place in the Forest Arts Centre on 17th February 2016 at 2pm. Tickets cost £7 and they also offer a family ticket for £25.

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

If that’s not enough, the Forest Arts Centre is screening the sing along version of Disney’s double Oscar winning animation – Frozen.

The Frozen sing-along is the perfect opportunity for kids (and adults of course) to dress up, let it go and sing as loud as they can with Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the crew!

The Frozen sing-along is being screened on 18th February 2016 at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are £3. For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

5) Family Photoshoot with Essential Images, Lymington  

The children are on their half term break and the parents have booked a few days of holiday each from work. Perhaps, by some kind of miracle, a few days have crossed over and the whole family have a day off together. This is the perfect time to capture a professional family portrait.

Children grow up so fast so it’s no wonder why parents take so many photos of them. But looking back on these photographs in the future, wouldn’t it be nice to have a great quality photo of all of you together?

Jan and Malcolm from Essential images are professional photographers based in Lymington. For more information on prices and booking a family photoshoot, please click here.

If you own a Brand New Forest card, you’ll get 10% off your photoshoot! Click here for more information.

These are just a few ideas for what to do this half term. To find more activities and attractions, please click here.

To purchase a 2016 Brand New Forest card for just £5, please click here.