Five fun family things to do in Chelmsford this February half-term

Wow – that went fast! In the blink of an eye, we are already approaching the first half-term of the year. Whilst temperatures and weather conditions may not be as glorious as we hope they will be during the summer holidays, there are still plenty of activities and events taking place to keep even the busiest of busy bees entertained.

Here are 5 fun-filled family activities to do in and around Chelmsford this February half-term.

Lambing & Laughter at Marsh Farm (Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th February 2017)

Nothing says spring is on the way more than the sight and sound of newborn lambs bleating and skipping in the countryside.  All week at Marsh Farm, children and families have the chance to meet the lambs and experience lambing first hand in the sheep sheds. Tickets: £12.50 on the door (or £10.99 online), Children under 2 and Annual Pass Holders go FREE.

Visit for more information.

Make a Walkie-Talkie at Essex Police Museum (Every Saturday in February)

If you’re struggling to keep your little ones amused this coming Saturday how about taking them to the Essex Police Museum? For just £2, children of all ages are welcome to drop into the museum and make their very own walkie-talkie. Perfect for children whose hands and mouth are equally as busy! 

There is no need to book but for more information visit

Butterfly Week at Tropical Wings Zoo (11th - 19th February)

Celebrate half-term by visiting Tropical Wings and experiencing all things butterfly-related. From butterfly crafts to big bug and animal encounters - there is something for everyone at this popular Essex family attraction. 

Standard admission charges apply. Tel: 01245 425394. Tropical Wings, Wickford Road, CM3

Wizarding Woods - Hanningfield Reservoir (16th February)

Harry Potter fans - this one is for you! Visit Hanningfield Reservoir on 16th February to  make your very own wizard, a den for him to cast his spells in and have a go at mixing your own potions. Add to this some magical games and you have the perfect ingredients for a wonderful wizarding morning! 

Suitable for 4 - 8 year olds. 10am-12pm. £6 per child. Booking essential. Tel: 01268 711001. Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, CM11 1WT.

A Family Photoshoot with Ross Willsher Photography

Half-term is a perfect time to book your family photo shoot. 

Half-term is a perfect time to book your family photo shoot. 

Half-term is the perfect time for a family photoshoot with me and my trusty camera. Set in a location of your choice, we take a walk, have some fun and capture natural moments that you will cherish forever. No stress, no awkward poses, no saying "cheeese" - just you and your family having fun, enjoying each others' company and making magical memories. 

You can even bring along a self-made walkie-talkie or wonderful wizard as a prop! 

To book call 07590 520539 or click here to complete the online form. 

So...which takes your fancy? Maybe you are going to try out several of the activities on offer. Let me know in the comments below and please feel free to share this post with friends and family so that everyone is entertained this half-term! 

Have a great week!