February half-term is almost upon us, bringing with it endless traffic queues and hyperactive backseat passengers.

If this isn’t your favourite way to spend the week, what can your kids get up to this half-term in Epsom other than sofa-flopping and TV-binging?

We’ve compiled a neat list of local attractions and activities:

Bourne Hall Museum:

The Tower - Escape, Imprisonment and Execution
Saturday 10 February 1pm to 2.30pm
Spring Street, Ewell, Epsom KT17 1UF

Bourne Hall museum has teamed up with the Tower of London to provide a fascinating insight into the morbid history of this royal palace and its prisoners.

Listen as a ‘Gentleman Gaolor’ retells the stories of prisoners from its first escapee Ranulf Flambard - the Bishop of Durham, Katherine Howard - wife of Henry VIII, Guy Fawkes, John Felton - the assassin who murdered the Duke of Buckingham, and Carl Lody - the German spy who was executed there in 1914.

WW2 - A Children’s War
Wednesday 14 February 2pm to 3.30pm
Spring Street, Ewell, Epsom KT17 1UF

A truly interactive experience once again from Bourne Hall: be prepared with gas mask training and air raid drill and discover how to put out one of the fire bombs that were dropped in their tens of thousands on Epsom during the war. Try to play fag cards like wartime children. Discover the size of your sweet ration. Master a paper puzzle to find the hidden pig. Write a postcard home after being evacuated.

Once Upon A Time Soft Play Café
Open 9.20pm – 5pm Monday to Friday, closes at 5.45pm Thursday, Saturday 9pm – 12pm
The Ebbisham Centre, 7 The Derby Square, Epsom, KT19 8AG

For children up to five years old, this café lets you chill out with a coffee whilst watching your kids run and tumble around in a safe, soft environment.

Monday to Thursday 10am-5.30pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9am- 7pm, Sunday 9am-6pm
Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PT

Hobbledown’s charming wood play structures are inspired from fantasy. There are outdoor and indoor playgrounds and climbing frames. Older children and teens with heads for heights can get strapped into a harness and try the high ropes.

Nonsuch Palace Gallery
Open every Sunday 11am-3pm
Nonsuch Park, Ewell Rd, Sutton SM3 8AL

Have your children seen The Nonsuch Palace Gallery? (with the award-winning model and history of the palace site and its excavation).

Entrance to the gallery is free, with nearby cafes and toilets by Nonsuch Mansion in Nonsuch Park.

Epsom Book Fair
Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 February (Thursday & Friday 10am - 8pm; Saturday 10am - 4pm)
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ

This annual giant charity sale of more than 60,000 second hand books, DVDs and music includes children's fiction and non-fiction. It also sells CDs, DVDs and records. Refreshments and light lunches are available from the new Roots Coffee Shop. Entrance is 50p but children and students are free.

Epsom Playhouse:

Crafty's Creepy Castle
Wednesday February 14
42 Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL

Why has Crafty the Crow gone to live in a haunted castle? Come in your scariest costume and join the adventure then meet Crafty afterwards and receive a special present. Songs include children’s favourites Ghostbusters, Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow, The Hokey Cokey, Hickory Dickory Dock, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, I Hear Thunder and many more. Ideal for 2-7 year-olds.

Cirque Enchantment
Thursday February 15
42 Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL

With a cast including some Britain's Got Talent favourites, this cirque production features stunning choreography, breath-taking vocals and mesmerising cirque performers. The soundtrack includes current hits from One Direction, Sia, Paloma Faith, Rihanna and Beyonce in addition to a mix of classical, rock, dance and classic favourites.

All Star Superslam Wrestling
Friday February 16
42 Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL

A brand-new season of Superslam wrestling returns to The Epsom Playhouse this half term with a great line-up. International talent from all the major federations from around the world to face the best of British personalities in a two-hour fun-filled family night out.

Did we miss anything? Email sophie.jones@newsquest.co.uk