If you are looking for something to do with your family in the February half-term holiday, we have put together a list of activities suitable for all ages.
There are plenty of newborns at Chester Zoo to ooh and ahh over, there's a lot of literary fun to be had at the Wayword Festival or you could get a bird's eye view of Chester from the top of the cathedral tower.
The UK's first ever underwater viewing zone for Giant Otters and a revamped Jaguar enclosure will be opening this half term. Plus you will get to see all the newborns: IN PICTURES: Chester Zoo baby boom
Cost: Adult. £16, child (three–15) £13, infant (aged two and under) free, family £54, concession £15, carer free.
The Wayword Festival, Chester Town Hall And libraries across Cheshire
The WayWord festival is the place for inquisitive young minds to get creative this February 14-21.
Cost: Prices range from £5-£20.
Blacon Adventure Playground
Blacon Adventure Playground is a fully-staffed open access free play facility managed directly by Cheshire West and Chester. It also includes The City Farm which has hens, sheep, pigs, rabbits, duck and a wallaby. Open from 11am-7pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends.
This guided tour will take you take you behind the scenes at Chester Cathedral - providing an unparalleled level of public access. No children under eight. The rest of the cathedral is free to look around.
Cost: Adult £8, children £6.
Cheshire Military Museum, Chester
As well as many other activities, the February half term activity takes place on Wednesday, February 18, at 10.30am-noon. The drop in craft session will allow children to get creative and make their very own tricorn hat (the tricorn hat is triangler in shape and was popular in the eighteenth century). The activity is a drop in session, suitable for all ages and normal admission charges apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Adult £4, concession £2, family £9.
A devised piece based around the subject The Philosophy of Photography. The group were asked to pick a photograph with someone they didn’t know in the background and out of that the company have devised incredibly intricate stories based on their impressions of these people and have had complete control about the direction their stories and characters go in.
Scrapbook will be presented at Chester Music Theatre in Boughton from February 17-19 at 7.30pm and also at Action Transport Theatre, Whitby Hall on Friday, February 20 at 7.30pm.
Chester Scouts are planning a spectacular Gang Show – the 59th – this year with 104 young people and supporting adults in the cast.
The show runs at the Vanbrugh Theatre at the King’s School, Chester, from February 17-21, with two performances on the final day.
Cost: Adult £9, concession £7.
Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port
Face Your Fears at the Blue Planet Aquarium this half term. The aquarium is inviting visitors to come face to face with a collection of exotic creepy crawlies as part of a series of fun-packed interactive events throughout the February half term holidays.
Cost: Standard £16.50, junior (up to 12 yrs) £11.95, concession £14.50, family £55.00, grandparent £52.90.
Vue Cinema, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port
Children's films on at the Vue this half term include; Big Hero 6 and The Shaun the Sheep Movie.
Cost: Adult £7.85, child, £5.90, senior £5.90, student £6.65, teen £6.25, family £38.
This February half term, Beeston Castle invites families to really shake off the winter blues with a week of hands on fun and games.
With a Civil War encampment over the weekend and den building workshops throughout the week, this is a great way to get out and about over the holidays.
Cost: Adults £6.10, concessions £5.50, children £3.70, family £15.90.
Gruffalo Trail at Delamere Forest
Open daily from until February 28. No booking is required. Suitable for ages two-eight. Venture in to the deep dark wood to find the giant Gruffalo sculpture.
Cost: £2 for the Gruffalo's child activity pack from the Delamere Cafe.