Fun ways to spend February half-term in Bognor Regis

There are plenty of activities to keep children entertained in Bognor Regis during the half-term break. Here’s our list of things to do this February half-term if you’re looking for inspiration. Please remember to check the organiser’s website and social media pages daily for any new activities or last-minute changes due to weather.

Shrove Tuesday..

Also known as Pancake Day, is just around the corner and it coincides with the half-term break (hooray!) If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your children, why not take them out for some delicious pancakes? Check out our eat and drink page for places to enjoy pancakes in Bognor Regis, so you can make the most of this delicious day!

Here are some recommendations to find sweet pancake treats in Bognor Regis.  Where’s your favourite spot?

Feel like making your own pancakes? Visit Heygates Bookshop for some inspiring recipe books!

Julia Claxton

Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema

Located opposite the railway station, the Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema is a Grade II-listed find. The cinema might be newly refurbished, but the prices are reassuringly old-fashioned, and you will notice the difference when comparing tickets, drinks, and snacks with the prices of the bigger cinemas in the area. So, if the weather takes a turn for the worse, settle in with a good film in beautiful surroundings.

This half-term, the Picturedrome is showing family friendly films, Migration, and Peppa’s Cinema Party, with ticket prices starting at £3.50. To check times and book tickets, please visit:

Peter Flude

Bognor Regis Mini Golf

Mini golf in Bognor Regis is a fun half-term activity for the whole family. You can enjoy the fresh air and the scenic views of the seaside while playing a friendly game of golf. Weather permitting, the course will be open daily from 10am until 4.30pm over half-term. Prices are £6 per person, or £4 for children under 10 – the team at Bognor Regis Mini Golf have you covered for a funway to spend time outside with your loved ones!

Bognor Regis Library

Bognor Regis Library has a range of activities planned for children during the February half-term break. Here are some of the events that your children can participate in:

Rhyme Time: A fun and interactive session for children aged 0-5 years, where they can sing and dance along to nursery rhymes and songs. This event takes place every Monday from 10:00-10:30 AM.

Board Games for Families: A great way to spend quality time with your family while playing board games. This event takes place every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Construction Club: A creative and imaginative session for children aged 5-11 years, where they can build and create using a variety of materials. This event takes place every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Storytime: A fun and engaging session for children aged 0-5 years, where they can listen to stories and participate in activities. This event takes place every Saturday from 11:00-11:30 AM.

Hedge Planting at Hotham Park

Join the team from Arun District Council on Thursday 15th February at Hotham Park, Bognor Regis where you can help to plant 100 metres of hedges and shrubs along the park perimeter, near to the bandstand.

• children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult
• no need to register, just turn up
• this is an outdoor event so good footwear, a warm coat and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, are a must!
• you may want to bring along a hot flask to refuel yourself

Please meet at the bandstand, located opposite Hotham Park House.

Arun Leisure Centre

Arun Leisure Centre has a range of activities planned for children during the February half-term break, including ‘Day Camps for children aged 5-12 years old involving a variety of activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and sports. They also offer swimming lessons, trampolining, and gymnastics, as well as ‘Junior Gym Sessions’ for children aged 11 years and over.

Julia Claxton

Hotham Park

If you can brave the February weather, the range of activities in Hotham Park makes it an ideal destination. The mini golf and miniature railway do charge, but the play park and massive green spaces are all free to use and perfect for keeping the kids entertained for a while. Take a football for a kick about, or scooters and bikes to explore the many pathways.

Venericor bivalve shell amongst pebbles on the beach at Bracklesham Bay near East Wittering, West Sussex UK. (Adobe: Lois GoBe)
Venericor bivalve shell

Fossil hunting at Bognor Regis Beach

Bognor Regis, renowned for its London Clay formation, is an ideal spot for fossil enthusiasts. The area is particularly rich in certain insect species, plant fossils, brachiopods, and bivalves, with some specimens boasting impressive sizes. For prime fossil hunting, explore the area around Bognor Rocks with caution, extend your search westward past the pier up to Aldwick Rocks. You’ll find comprehensive guidance on what to keep an eye out for on the UK Fossils Network. Don’t forget to bring along a spade and hammer for your adventure. If you’re new to fossil hunting, a fun way to ease into it is by competing to find the most unique shells and stones.

Arena Sports Centre

Will be be running their Half Term Tots drop-in sessions between 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday over February half-term (week beginning 12th February). Tots sessions are for children aged 0-8 years old. £3.50 per child (free if they cannot walk yet). Or why not check out their climbing wall, which is one of the largest in south-east England. You’ll find more details at:

Beach clean

The fantastic folk at Bognor Litterpickers are hosting a half-term beach clean on Saturday 10th February 10-12 pm. (Meeting point is at the Bandstand on the seafront.) Participating in a local beach clean-up is an excellent way to make the most of your half-term! Not only is it a productive and rewarding activity but also a meaningful contribution to preserving the natural beauty of our coastlines. It’s a fun and hands-on way to teach younger generations about the importance of environmental stewardship.

Phil Barnes, RSPB

RSPB Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve

With spring just around the corner, the expert team at the Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve have a series of events over the half-term break such as their ‘Signs of spring treasure hunt and crafts.’ As well as guided walks and bird watching, there are plenty of activities for young ones to get involved with while enjoying being outside in nature. Some events are ticketed, but modestly priced. Find out what’s taking place at their What’s On page.

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