From sheep petting to pancake racing, there's a half-term activity in Bucks for everyone. 

As schools close their doors for the February half-term, it can be overwhelming for parents to keep their kids from feeling bored.

With such a large programme of events across Bucks, it's tempting to pack as much as you can into the school holidays.

So to save you from endlessly searching for ideas and halfhearted suggestions for how to spend the day, we've compiled our top five things to do in the Bucks area this half-term. 

1. Discover Bucks Museum

Bucks Free Press:

Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury is putting on a week of brain-training activities for all the family to have a go at.

From February 13 to 18, visitors can learn about their brain’s evolution, how memory works and how to make their own kaleidoscope. Tickets are available here.

2. ‘Encanto sing-a-long’ at the Wycombe Swan

‘Encanto’ is a movie all about family and magic and the Wycombe Swan theatre is rounding out the half-term week by hosting a Sing-a-Long showing of the hit musical, with fancy dress and audience participation highly encouraged! Book tickets here.

3. Odds Farm Park

Bucks Free Press:

Odds Farm Park have got a cute-filled roster of family fun lined up this half-term, with children getting the chance to stroke bunnies and hand-feed lambs. There’s something to do no matter the weather with the new giant indoor play barn as well as outside options of Go-Karting and Crazy Golf. Click here to book day tickets.

4. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre is showing ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – The Musical’ just in time for the half-term crowds. A touring production of the successful West End show, it’s sure to transport you and your family into a world of pure imagination. Golden tickets are available here.

5. The Great Chesham Pancake Race

Bucks Free Press: Chesham High Street

The Great Chesham Pancake Race is taking place on Chesham High Street on Saturday, February 18.

In a fun-filled start to the half-term weekend, groups of four will run a relay race but instead of a baton, they will pass – and – flip a pancake in a frying pan.

Getting involved is free, but be sure to book your place here!