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10 things to do this Half Term at Blenheim Palace

10 things to do this Half Term at Blenheim Palace

Run and play!

Run and play!

Discover and learn

Discover and learn

Relax and enjoy family time

Relax and enjoy family time

February Half Term activities: fun things to do with your family at Blenheim Palace

As February Half Term approaches (Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th February 2024), we know you'll be on the lookout for ways to keep everyone entertained and make the most of the school break. We've curated a list of crowd-pleasing activities for you to enjoy. Here are 10 of our top picks...


1. All aboard Winston the Miniature Train!

Start your Half Term adventure at Blenheim Palace by catching our Miniature train down to the Walled Garden and Adventure Play. See what wildlife you can spot during your ride...birds, squirrels and ducks all enjoy playing in the parkland.

2. Enjoy the excitement in our Adventure Play

Big and little explorers will have the best time discovering, playing, climbing, sliding, jumping, whizzing and splashing in our Adventure Play.

With tunnels, bridges, slides, zip-lines, hidden chambers, water play and more, you and your children can have fun together and make some fantastic memories.

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3. Good news for hungry tummies...kids eat free at the Pizzeria!

Refuel at the Walled Garden Pizzeria, where little ones can eat for free – the perfect excuse to fill up on delicious, woodfired pizza! Terms and conditions apply.

Whilst you wait, you can take part in our woodland animal-themed colouring competition, you could win tickets to our Adventure Play and hamper of goodies from our shop.


4. Wind your way through the Marlborough Maze

Spend some time getting lost and playing hide and seek with your friends and family in the two-mile Marlborough Maze.

Enjoy some friendly competition as you race to see who can find their way out fastest!

5. Dancing, storytelling and crafting

To make your day out with us extra special, we've jam-packed it with extra engaging activities that the kids will love!

In our Adventure Play, you can get moving and have a blast in one of our disco dance sessions, enjoy a moment of calm and set your imagination free with storytelling and get creative with pebble paiting, pot decorating and seed planting.

6. Search for the Marlborough Mice within the Palace

If the weather is looking unpredictable, why not head into the Palace? There is lots to see and you might learn something new. Inside, you can also search the magnificent state rooms for the mischievous, hiding Marlborough Mice. Will you find them all?

7. Follow our Lights, Camera, Action! Trail

Walk in the footsteps of stars and explore sites featured in blockbuster movies like James Bond and family favourites such as Harry Potter, as well as the hit Netflix series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

8. Say hello to some of our friendly Blenheim sheep

During our fun-filled February Half Term week, you will have the opportunity to meet some of our Blenheim sheep and find out how they are cared for on our estate. 

9. Burn off steam with a walk 

Our parkland is vast and beautiful and can be enjoyed all year round. With a variety of walks and routes on offer, you can explore beyond the Palace and Gardens at your own pace.

10. Warm up with a hot chocolate in one of our cafés

After a day of play and making memories, cosy up in one of our comfortable cafés with a warm drink and sweet treat. What was your favourite part of your day out with us? Be sure to share on social media and tag us!