While it may seem that the kids have only just gone back to school after the Christmas holidays, for most schools the February half term is just a couple of weeks away. If you haven’t made any plans yet, why not consider renting a holiday cottage for the whole week or even just a long weekend? We have cottages across the UK and Ireland so whether you want to revisit a favourite place or explore somewhere new, we’re sure to have a great cottage for you.
Find a cottage!
Booking a cottage for half term is a great excuse to spend some quality time together as a family; stick on your wellies and get out in the great outdoors or visit a popular attraction like the Anglesey Sea Zoo or Eden Project in Cornwall! Choosing your cottage is half the fun; find a cottage with an indoor swimming pool or games room just in case the heavens open or a cottage on a working farm to get your hands dirty! Find a cottage just a couple of hours drive from home to cut down shouts of “are we nearly there yet?” and get your holiday going as soon as you set off. You could even choose a cottage big enough for a couple of families or the grandparents and enjoy a few days of fun with the whole family.
Where to go?
The world (or rather the UK and Ireland) is your oyster when it comes to choosing where to spend half term. Cornwall is a great option for a family holiday any time of year; walk on the beach and build sandcastles, discover Cornwall’s mysterious past at the Museum of Witchcraft and enjoy a Cornish pasty or two. The Lake District is another fantastic option with great watersports, the home of Peter Rabbit and numerous animal parks to explore. Or, why not try a few days in Wales in the run up to St David’s Day?
What to do?
Keeping the whole family occupied can be quite a challenge, especially if your children are different ages. Attractions the length and breadth of the country are re-opening after the winter break with special half term activities to keep everyone entertained. Check out the National Trust website for inspiration if you’re children are little or consider planning more active days out like spending time at The Chill Factore if your children are older. As Shrove Tuesday falls just a few days before half term is due to start why not have a pancake flipping contest? Make up a batch of pancakes and see who can flip their pancake the highest number of times in a minute!
The great news is that we still have plenty of cottages available for the half term break so why not head to our website or give our friendly reservations team a call to find your perfect cottage?