Where to go at February Half Term with the Kids

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We’ve been asked a few times recently for recommendations of where to to at February Half Term with the kids.  These are just my ideas, and we haven’t visited all of them.

1. Lanzarote or other Canary Island

We visited Lanzarote in November for a family holiday and the weather was lovely.Temperature in February normally hovers around a comfortable 21°C in with averages of a degree or two warmer in the southern and western coastal resorts.  Nights can be rather chilly though, with an average of 13°C. We have just booked to go again in February 2020!


2. Dubai

We had an amazing trip to Dubai in May and stayed at the Rixos on the Palm, do check out our review.

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We had a total blast at Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites. We absolutely loved it. We loved it for many reasons but mainly because the staff were exceptional. Without exception each and every member of staff we spoke to were beyond helpful, from organising taxis, making drinks and cocktails, serving dinner, cooking fab grilled steaks, cleaning our rooms, organising an early checkout with breakfast and hot coffee – they were all amazing. So thank you Rixos.

Atlantis in Dubai at February half term also comes highly recommended.

3. Pembrokeshire, Wales

We actually went to Pembrokeshire in March, but you can have loads of fun wrapping up warm and there are lots of indoor places to visit too. Bluestone is also in Pembrokeshire.

4. Skiing

It’s a traditional time of year to go skiing. Busy it may be, but you are likely to get very good snow.  Check out the Mark Warner hotels for a family friendly holiday. Skiing is not just for Daddies.

Check out all our skiing posts here.

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5. Marrakech, Morocco

With a mix of good weather (mid twenties) and culture. Why not try a hotel on the outskirts of Marrakech in Morocco and head into the souks for a day of culture.  Temperatures hover around the twenties in February. Good spa treatments for Mum too! 72 hours in Marrakech.

For a more relaxed Moroccan alternative to Marrakech, instead head to the relaxed port town of Essaouira with it’s long stretch if sandy beach offering surf lessons, camel riding and quad biking, and a traffic-free medina, which is a UNESCO heritage site.

6. Centre Parcs or an Alternative

Apart from the cost, this is a great time of year to go to Centre Parcs. They have lots of indoor activities and the pool is already paid for in your lodge cost. We have a few reviews on our site. Simply click here and type Center Parcs. Or why not head to our Ultimate Guide to Center Parcs!

This is also a popular post 10 alternatives to Center Parcs!

You can also read our post on why Center Parcs isn’t just for the Summer months.

Also have you considered Center Parcs in Europe – they are incredibly popular and can be very cost effective.

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7. Portugal

Cooler than summer undoubtedly but you can still get sunny days for exploring. The family friendly Martinhal gets rave reviews.

We’ve been lucky enough to visit all the Martinhal resorts and here is our comparison of those and which is our favourite.

We actually visited all of them in February too.

Review Martinal Cascais Lisbon Portugal www.minitravellers.co.uk

8. Staycation

Stay at home and do day trips. The cheapest option and can be just as much fun. Use our search function to find places in your area, or why not try a National Trust place there are loads that are really good for kids and loads with really good playgrounds too.

We would like to update the list so if you have any ideas or reviews we can link to. Do shout!

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

22 thoughts on “Where to go at February Half Term with the Kids”

  1. Great ideas, I love the search function! this is going to be a great tool for me over the half terms 🙂 I went to Marrakesh in August for my Honeymoon, it was roasting!! 40 degrees in the shade *phew*

  2. I really really want to go somewhere hot now. One of our best holidays was to Istanbul. So the idea of Marrakech is really appealing. Thanks for linking up to #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  3. I’m becoming a February half-term staycationer. For the past two years, I’ve taken the girls to stay with my sister in London for a couple of nights and plan to again this year. There’s always something great going on and staying with family keeps costs down while it’s great to catch up once the girls are in bed. Although some of the sunnier, warmer climes you mention would be far lovelier!

  4. I really need to get more organised. Think it will be a staycation for us, but I love looking at your pics and ideas. Maybe I’ll be brave enough to try skiing next year 🙂 #thelist


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