But half term can also be a stressful time for parents and carers who have to keep the little ones entertained for a week.
So to make it that little bit easier, here is a list of 11 things you can do this half term around our area, and some a little further afield if you're looking for a bigger day out. Where will you be going this half term?
1. Harrogate Indoor Funfair
The Indoor Funfair returns to the Yorkshire Event Centre this February half term. It operates in three hour sessions - from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, costs 10 for as many rides as you want and is open until Sunday, February 23.
2. Lightwater Valley
A host of events are taking place at Lightwater Valley in Ripon this half term, including magic and illuminations, rides and a petting farm.
Photo: Lightwater Valley
3. Beningbrough Hall
Beningbrough Hall in Boroughbridge is holding an art exhibition showing winter wildlife with 3D installations until March 1. Free entry.
4. Fountains Abbey
Look out for the first snowdrops making an appearance at Fountains Abbey this half term, with a family trail and crafts also taking place.