February Half Term Events and Activities in Dartmouth 

February Half Term Events and Activities in Dartmouth 

As February unfolds, bringing with it a sense of anticipation and excitement, we know that families and adventurers alike are gearing up for the much-anticipated February half term! Dartmouth is poised to offer an array of captivating events and activities that promise to turn this midwinter break into an unforgettable experience. 

Join us as we embark on a journey through the heart of Dartmouth, uncovering the exciting events and activities that await during this midwinter break. From family-friendly adventures to cultural escapades, Dartmouth’s February half term promises to be a time of joy, relaxation, and creating cherished memories with loved ones. 

February half term holiday dates for schools in Devon this year are 12th – 16th February 2024 


Dramatically Different Dartmouth – Weekly Youth Drama Group, The Flavel Arts Centre 

24th January – 27th March, Wednesdays 4pm-5pm 

Join The Flavel Arts Centre for a fun and exciting weekly drama group aimed at developing theatre performance skills, building confidence and making new friends through the Dramatic Arts. 

There will be plenty of creative opportunities for young people to co-produce their own artistic project – all the while developing and exploring their own voice. The group focus on giving young people creative choice, a safe space for self-expression and exploration and building a community of collaboration and inclusivity. 

Paddleboat Theatre: Framed, The Flavel Arts Centre 

Tuesday 13th February, 2pm-3pm 

A murder mystery theatre experience for children aged 8 and families – just the ticket to entertain your family this February Half-Term! 

Rufus finds himself in a tricky situation and needs your help to uncover the truth! PaddleBoat Theatre Company presents a thrilling family whodunnit with our distinctive fingerprints all over it! Expect music, puppetry, clowning and more. Come and help catch the clues and spot the suspects before Rufus goes down for a crime he didn’t commit! 

Attractions and Activities: 

Dartmouth Castle 

Explore the historical wonders of Dartmouth Castle, perched dramatically on the edge of the River Dart. During half term, the castle often hosts family-friendly activities, bringing history to life with engaging demonstrations and interactive exhibits. 

Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company 

With all services back open after their well-deserved winter break, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company are ready to welcome you for a delightful day out this February half term. 

From 10th February, you can enjoy the circular ‘Dartmouth River Cruise’ from Dartmouth sailing the lower part of the River Dart viewing the castles at the estuary, Britannia Royal Naval College and towards Agatha Christie’s Greenway Estate. A perfect way to spend a day out over the February break! 

Greenway House and Garden 

Delve into the world of Agatha Christie by visiting Greenway House, the renowned author’s former residence. While the house itself is closed during February, the stunning gardens remain open, offering a peaceful stroll through beautiful landscapes overlooking the River Dart. 

Sea Kayak Devon 

Dive into a thrilling aquatic adventure this February half term with Sea Kayak Devon. Nestled along the stunning coastline of Dartmouth, this premier kayaking destination offers guided tours suitable for all skill levels. Explore hidden coves, paddle past historic landmarks, and witness breathtaking marine life. With expert instructors and a variety of half-term special tours, Sea Kayak Devon promises an unforgettable and family-friendly waterborne experience amid the scenic beauty of Devon’s coastal wonders. 

Dartmouth Town Trail  

Fancy an easy 1.6mile (2.5km) walk around the history and heritage of Dartmouth Town? Follow the adventures of pirates and merchants, kings and fisherman through the historical routes of Dartmouth – kids and adults alike will love it! The walk forms part of the wider South West Coast Path which runs alongside the beautiful town of Dartmouth. 

Dartmouth Galleries and Shops 

Spend a leisurely day exploring Dartmouth’s charming boutiques and art galleries. The town’s vibrant arts scene is on full display during half term, with local artists often hosting exhibitions and workshops. Discover unique souvenirs and handmade crafts to commemorate your visit. 

Dartmouth’s Cafés and Pubs 

Warm up in one of Dartmouth’s cosy cafés or traditional pubs. Indulge in hearty Devonshire fare, sip on hot beverages, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Many establishments host live music events or themed evenings, providing a delightful evening out. 

Dartmouth’s Coastal Walks 

Lace up your walking boots and embark on one of Dartmouth’s breathtaking coastal walks. From the South West Coast Path to the Dart Valley Trail, the town offers a variety of scenic routes, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 

With a diverse range of activities catering to all interests, Dartmouth ensures that this February half term will be filled with joy, adventure, and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages. 

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