Family February fun: all the things you can do with the kids near Corby over half term

If you’re reading this, well done on making it through the longest, dreariest month of the year (A.K.A January). We hoped we helped with our tips on surviving a bad day that debunked Blue Monday myths (click here for our tips that can be read all year round).

Now we’re welcoming the month of love in all forms – whether it’s Valentine’s with your significant other or half-term with your family. Stay tuned to find out what you can do to impress your loved ones this February.


Our photo competition has returned with a new theme to inspire creativity

Introducing our new photo competition theme… Your Eye on Oakley.

With lighter days in sight, we’re looking forward to slipping into walking shoes and taking long wonders. Oakley Vale offers a haven of picturesque spots with nature and greenery that you’re sure to find beauty in. Whether you take the same walk home each day or enjoy a Sunday stroll with family, take five to capture the area’s natural charm and you might be in with a chance of being crowned our photo competition winner!


With lots going on in and around Corby, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to do over the half term

Half term is around the corner with plenty happening near you. We’ve jam-packed the month with ideas to keep the whole family entertained:

Splore at The Core! – 16th & 17th Feb – Join in the fun at The Core in Corby Cube with their Splore event on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th. Watch The Core come to life with performances, activities and workshops for families and children of all ages. There’s also a pop-up event with street food and hot chocolate for the kids, and the grown-ups! Some of the experiences are ticketed, so don’t miss out… Find out more here.

Football Fun Camp at Montsaye Community Sports Centre – 13th – 15th: 3 days of football and inflatables at Montsaye Community Sports Centre in Rothwell! Boys and girls aged 4-12 years old can join throughout the whole week. Book here.

Get swimming at Corby International Swimming Pool – 13th – 17th – The Corby Pool is offering a 5-day course of swimming lessons and extra activities. Plus FREE swimming between 11.00am and 12.30pm each day (call to book 01536 464643).

FREE art workshop at Fineshade Woods – 14th – If you’re able to get there (it’s between Corby and Stamford), put your craft skills to the test at a free drop-in workshop with the Butterfly Conservation and Art Pop-Up. Create your own beautiful butterfly, suitable for all from age 6 upwards. More info here.

Big Bounce Fun at Lodges Park Sports Centre – 15th – Bounce into the half term with 90 minutes of unlimited play on an indoor arena of inflatables and interactive games. SAVE £5 with a family ticket at Lodges Park Sports Centre. Book here.


A heads up to all parents: Drink Wine Day is also coming up and falls perfectly after the kid’s half term – the person who created this one knows!

And on that sweet note, we move to Valentine’s Day…

4 ways to woo your boo – or your friends! – this Valentine’s Day if you’re based in Corby


Order a little sweet something for a loved one from Sweet Temptations Corby with bespoke balloons perfect for the occasion.

The Olive Restaurant and Bar in Corby will be open for love on Valentine’s day with a one-off special menu for the day. There will also be live music and a romantic atmosphere from 6.30pm onwards! There’s details on their Facebook page (here).

Enter a Valentine’s Day competition with the Savoy and Prezzo in Corby. They have teamed up to give away the perfect date night to one lucky couple or friends. Tag your valentine in their post on Facebook and be in a chance of winning an evening of good food, good company and a good film. Name a more iconic duo than the classic dinner and a movie date! Simply go to their Facebook page (here) and comment on the post.

Book your table for 2 at Harpers Brook in Corby for a weekend full of love! Visit the website and book a table (here) or drop them a message on their Facebook (here).