February Half Term
Posted on: February 1st 2021   •    Posted in: General News

February Half Term

What to do, what to watch and how to make the most of February Half Term

This guide to February Half Term should help give you ideas to help you along the way. If you have something we can add let us know communications@havebury.com. If you are worried about your young person check out our helpful tips on how to talk to them here.

Walks to explore

The rolling hills of Hawkedon, Denston and Stansfield

Follow the gentle landscape south from Bury towards Cavendish and the Stour, and all those verdant peaks and troughs around the River Glem do somehow make it feel at home.

The Lark Valley Path

Covering 15 miles between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds, this walk is certainly longer than most of the others on this list but it is by no means excessively demanding.

Along the way, there are several points of interest that could provide a welcome distraction including the attractive Culford School, Lackford Lakes where you may spot a kingfisher, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve.

Bradfield Woods

Another fine example of Suffolk’s ancient woodland just south-east of Bury St Edmunds, this traditionally maintained woodland is an absolute delight whatever season you visit.

As winter coppicing begins, bright yellow oxlips will give way to several species of autumnal fungi including the red fly agaric and ink caps. Walks vary from one mile to 2.5 miles and during wet periods, wellies for you and towels for your mucky pooch will certainly be needed.

Canvenham Heath Nature Reserve

Three different trails allow you to explore this Site of Special Scientific Interest, each of which will give you a unique look at the diversity to be found around the 419-hectare reserve.

The wetland trail is just 1.3km long, the woodland trail is 2.3km long and has accessible paths appropriate for those in wheelchairs or pushchairs while the heathland trail is the longest at 3.8km, demonstrating the heath’s human and natural history along the way.

Thetford Warren Lodge

Thetford Warren Lodge was probably built around 1400 by the Prior of Thetford. This defensible lodge protected gamekeepers and hunting parties against armed poachers. Much later used by the local ‘warreners’ who harvested rabbits here.


What to watch


Amazon Prime



Bake up a storm


Easy Corn Flake Tart

Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it’s delicious served with custard



Volcano Cake Recipe

Make the spectacular exploding volcano cake complete with eruption effect for a showstopping children’s treat. Decorate with chocolate and sweets





Ubercorn Biscuits Recipe

These fantastic Ubercorn biscuits are perfect for a Go Jetters party or to make as presents – they even have a hidden surprise inside




Get Creative




Llama Pom Poms





Fabric Cushion Covers







Colour in Puzzle Cubes





Whatever you are doing have fun, stay safe and let’s beat this virus together!

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