Although it may feel as though the kids have only just gone back to school after the Christmas holidays, their next break is just around the corner!

February half-term always seems to sneak up on parents and families, but don’t worry, we’ve written a round-up of some of the fabulous events and family days out available over the half-term holidays.

You’d better get your skates on though, February half-term for Manchester falls between the 19th and 23rd February this year, which isn’t too far off!

What is there to do this February Half-Term in Manchester?

Sea Life ‘Stars of the Sea’ Trafford Event

Sea Life in Trafford is hosting a ‘Stars of the Sea’ event between the 10th and 25th February. This event features hands-on activities, fun facts, games, and displays as well as an interactive puzzle trail in which you can unlock the secrets of the deep! Children can also take part in their new giant sea discoveries game where they must find their way through a life-size version of ‘Stars and Ladders’ to solve puzzles and ultimately win a ‘Stars of the Sea’ certificate. Find out more about Sea Life’s family-fun half-term events!

Soft Robotics Workshop

The Irish World Heritage Centre is hosting a free soft robotics workshop on the 20th February between 2-3:30 pm. The workshop is aimed at teenagers between 11 and 14 years old where they will be able to make their own llight-upsoft toys and learn some new, fun and interesting skills! Find out more about this educational, yet fun-filled workshop!

Robots! At The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry’s robotic exhibition is still open until the 15th April. The exhibition began all the way back on the 19th October. The event has over 100 robots, from a 17th Century dancing goblet to a news-reading android from Japan on exhibit. Visitors can find out all about recent developments in robotic research and learn how robots are being built to resemble humans and how they interact with us. The museum has also laid out a specially created trail for the kids visiting which is packed full of fun robot-themed activities! Find out all about the robotic exhibition and book your tickets today!

Chinese New Year celebrations all over Manchester

Chinese New Year begins on the 16th February this year and it is the Year of the Dog! Although the celebrations may start just ahead of February half-term, there’s definitely time to join in the celebrations over the weekend! There are so many events occurring throughout Manchester that it would be a shame to miss out on all the fun. St Ann’s Square will be host to an incredible Chinese food festival on the 17th & 18th February between 11 am and 7 pm and the dragon parade will take place on Sunday 18th February from Albert Square, with many other fun things to do accompanying the parade. Check out the full weekend’s events to get involved!

Have a fun-filled family time!

Making time to spend with your family, friends and of course, loved ones is an essential part of life, one which brings much joy. Taking some time to relax is a must this half-term holiday, but of course it is also a must to create new memories and take part in new and exciting things. We, at the Manchester Gold Exchange, hope you all have a lovely fun-filled time during the February half-term holidays!