Looking for a last-minute getaway? With half term approaching, it's the perfect time to take that much-needed holiday. From castles to coastlines, we've hand-picked our best UK breaks. Treat your family to an unforgettable trip today.
Disclaimer: please check the latest government advice for visits to individual destinations before attempting to travel and be aware of any local guidelines or restrictions when booking a holiday.
Embark on the ultimate family adventure to Warwick Castle. There's plenty to do with 64 acres of beautiful grounds, towers, and a Horrible Histories maze to explore. A brand-new 3D interactive trail has just landed at Warwick Castle. Learn how to fly, test out your best roar and capture a princess with Zog, the lovable dragon. Kids will love storytime with Zog (dependant on occupancy). After an action-packed day, sleep like royalty in a cosy Wooden Lodge or Medieval Glamping tent complete with some Zog goodies.
Supercharge your half term with a trip to Alton Towers Resort. With over 40 exciting rides and attractions, there's something for the whole family. Located in over 500 acres of picturesque Staffordshire countryside, Alton Towers offers various accommodation including woodland lodges, elegant tree houses and stargazing pods. Book an overnight stay in a unique pod with breakfast from £22pp today! This excellent deal includes evening entertainment, a 9-hole round of Extraordinary Golf, and complimentary car parking. Make sure to add theme park tickets to your short break during the booking process.
This charming two-storey home in West Calder, Scotland, is cosy yet spacious. With three bedrooms, there's room for the entire family. Dating back to the 18th century, the original pine doors, windows and panelling will appeal to those looking for character. There are two living areas – giving the teenagers their own space to relax. The lovely garden is a great place to relax and has enough room to play ball games. Head behind the garden and into the woods to the hugely popular play area. There's a sandpit, balancing logs and even a trapeze bar. The giant basket swing is perfect for families. Just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh, the house provides an ideal base for day trips to the city. Sleeps six.
This lovely annexe features a loft bedroom, cosy lounge (with sofa bed) and modern shower room. Discover the delightful market town of Chipping Camden, just 15-minutes away. When it comes to family walks, there's nothing quite like a stroll in the Cotswolds. Broadway Tower offers stunning panoramic views and plenty of space for kids to run around. The baby lambs and piglets at Cotswold Farm Park are definitely worth a visit. Take a walk on the wild side at All Things Wild, a fantastic family attraction with animals, dinosaur statues and soft play. After a busy day, unwind in the courtyard garden, complete with a hot tub. Toys are available for the children. Sleeps four.
This family-friendly glamping site offers riverside bell tents in Lenwade, Norfolk. Main draws to the area include hiking, birdwatching and of course, fishing. The adventurous can canoe along River Wensum. Put your favourite lockdown purchases (bikes) to good use on a nearby cycle path from Norwich to Aylsham. Wells-next-the-Sea is only 40 minutes away. Head to West Runton for a dog-friendly beach featuring sandy stretches and rock pools. Famous for fossil hunting, it's easy to spend the day exploring. Sleeps five. Two dogs welcome.
Who said half term was just for the children? Embrace your inner child with a trip to Blackpool. Stay at this iconic, 4-star Victorian hotel located on the North Promenade. On the first evening, indulge in a 3-course dinner while soaking up the scenery. Make sure to visit the world-famous Pleasure Beach. Whether you go on an adrenalin-inducing rollercoaster, play adventure golf or climb Blackpool Tower, there's plenty to do. Check out the details here. Sleeps two adults.
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Published on 15th December 2016
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