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This page has been updated for February 2021 and will be updated nearer the time for 2022.

Half term rolls round once again, and with it comes the challenge of entertaining little ones! Here are some of our picks (you can also check out our other guides on fun things to do in Wales). We recommend you check ahead for all of the below, just in case the organisers change things or you need to book in advance.

The Royal Mint Experience

The wonderful team at The Royal Mint Experience have put together a whole host of fun video games that you can play from the comfort of your own home - join Paddington Bear at the Tower of London, train to be a knight or a spy, or join Dinosaur Dean on a trip to Dinosauria! There's also a lesson in drawing Winnie the Pooh, or if you'd rather just colour in your bears, you can download Paddington Bear colouring sheets. 

Find out more on The Royal Mint Experience events page and other activities on their Mintlings page - full of ideas to keep the little ones busy!

 

WWT Llanelli

While we can't currently visit the ducks, geese and flamingos at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, there are still lots of nature-inspired activities you can do at home. There's a bunch of fun indoor and outdoor activities for families with a wetland theme - some highlights include making a Bewick's swan hat, creating a fantasy duck and going on a senses scavenger hunt, plus flamingo and dragonfly quizzes

If you want to start getting the garden ready for spring time visitors of the animal and bird variety, there are also some great videos showing you how to make things like bird feeders, ponds or bug hotels

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

You may have enjoyed watching stunning wildlife scenes from CAT this January on BBC Winterwatch - and if you were inspired by their eco-friendly philosophy, you can now bring some of the learning into your own backyard. CAT's family activities include how to build nest boxes and bird feeders (it's the perfect time to prepare your garden for spring!), ideas for hosting your own wildlife TV show, and lots of other arts, crafts, building and colouring.

National Trust

While there's nothing quite like the hands-on experience of visiting a National Trust property, or enjoying a walk around on their many gardens and woodlands, there are still lots of things you can do from your own home. Get the children engaged with the natural world by playing sounds of nature bingo and if that whets their appetite, you won't be short of ideas if you check out their 50 things to do in your garden.

Visit the National Trust February half term page to find out more.

Cook up a Welsh feast! 

Spending some quality time cooking up a storm in the kitchen is a great way to spend a few hours during half term - and you get to sample some of our finest Welsh delights at the end! You could get ahead of the game for St David's Day celebrations by trying our Welsh cakes or bara brith recipes, or snuggle up to watch a film with a bowl of hot Welsh cawl.

Try these delicious recipes and more.

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