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How to entertain the kids during half term

Half term this February is set to be filled with fun and new experiences – here are our top picks of what to get up to.

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Animal Adventures at Chessington

Throughout half term, Chessington World of Adventures will be opening its zoo and SEA LIFE centre so children can make the most of the holiday. Check out more than 1,000 animals at the zoo and learn how to be a zookeeper before walking through an underwater tunnel to explore the marine life too.

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Birds of Prey trail at Runnymede

Follow this National Trust trail to explore the Runnymede landscape and spot birds of prey. This family-friendly trail is available throughout February.

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Dine for just £10

Give the kids a foodie treat at half term by heading over to The Runnymede on Thames for lunch or dinner. Our child-friendly dishes include simple salads, tapas style items and build your own burgers.

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Harry Potter’s art department

Visit The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London for a special event uncovering the creativity behind the Harry Potter films. Find out more about all the props and watch wand-making demonstrations in this special half term treat.

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Tennis, swim and games

Get the kids active this half term without even leaving The Runnymede’s grounds. Play a game of tennis on one of our tennis courts, enjoy our children’s playground or games on the riverside lawn, then have a splash in our indoor pool. And while you’re outside, remember to keep a look-out for our resident ducks – Cleo and Patra – too!

Get ready to race!

For family fun this February half term, kids can join workshops to learn about the science behind speed and get stuck in with getting a car ready to race at Brooklands.

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Snowdrop walk

This guided tour of Ankerwyke on 16th February invites adults and children to learn more about the history of this famous site. This is the perfect time of year to do it, as the snowdrops start to bloom around the ancient yew tree and priory ruins.

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Feed the birds

If you fancy a family-friendly riverside walk while staying with us at The Runnymede, ask us for a pack of bird seed before you head out. The children will have a whale of a time feeding the birds and enjoying the wildlife of our idyllic River Thames setting.

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