Most schools in Birmingham and the surrounding areas break up for February half term on Friday February 16 with children returning to school on Monday, February 26.

There are lots of events going on and loads to lovely places to visit to really make the most of the break.

We've found some bargain meals out and plenty to do for free too.

Be sure to check times and prices beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Free things to do

There’s lots of fun stuff to do as a family over February half term that won’t cost you a penny!

You can try free beginner’s tennis and Zumba sessions with Parklives , explore the free family trail around Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or borrow a Staffordshire Hoard activity pack at the museum too.

We have a guide to free attractions within an hour's drive of Birmingham

Did you know you can see a Native American totem pole, look down on a mighty Belfast Transporter and pet a rescued pony all for free?

This give you the chance to have some fun for free without eating into your summer holiday funds.

Days out

Attwell Farm Park, Beoley, Redditch

Days out don't have to involve traffic jams and spending lots of money.

Here are some great days out you might not have thought of like going to see llamas in Hereford, a castle in Ludlow or a play barn in Oswestry.

Did you know a new farm park attraction had recently opened near Redditch? February half term would be a great time to check it out, especially as it costs less than £20 for a family ticket.

Theme parks

Want to treat the kids to a day out at a theme park this half term but not sure which to choose?

We look at the best theme parks near Birmingham and which ones offer the best value for money.

If they're too pricey, then why not have a drive out and go somewhere just as fun for a fraction of the cost?

Check out our guide to 10 bargain attractions within an hour's drive of Birmingham

Parks and playgrounds

There are some beautiful parks and playgrounds in and around Birmingham.

It's brilliant to get the kids into the great outdoors no matter what the weather.

Or check out our adventure playground guide

Here they can swing from the ropes, spin down fireman's poles, hurtle along zip wires and down daring slides.

Rainy day ideas

We're hoping there won't be too many rainy days this half term but who knows?

Fortunately, there are plenty of fun things to do on a rainy day in and around Birmingham on a rainy day.

We have plenty of trampoline parks and soft play centres plus some great climbing centres too.

Eating out

Giraffe at Grand Central

Want to know where's child-friendly for the kids over half term?

Check out our guide to the pubs, cafes and restaurants recommended by parents These are places that go the extra mile to make the children feel at home.

Or choose a park with a great pitstop, whether it's for coffee, sarnies, a full-blown meal or just an ice-cream

Go on holiday

Make the most of a week off by booking a bargain holiday.

We've found some great kids go free deals from Birmingham airport.

Closer to home, why not try a quirky places to stay like a safari tent, blue bus or vintage caravan with a roof garden?

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