What better way to celebrate surviving the worst month of the year than by booking a half-term getaway with the children? We’ve found a handful of family-friendly holidays with super February offerings for a week-long adventure with the kids in tow.
February Half Term Holidays 2019
Langley Park, Cotswolds
WHY? Got something special to celebrate this February half term? How about booking the impressive Langley Park in the Cotswolds? Not only does it sleep 26, it also boasts a fully equipped night club, and is available for half term week. Set in 85 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland and in the heart of Cotswold countryside between Tetbury and Chippenham, 18th Century Georgian listed mansion Langley Park is not the worst place to spend a week with a group of friends and the kids (it’s pretty much the best).
BOOK: £15,000 for half term week | luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk
Rome Cavalieri, Rome
WHY? Looking for a unique mother-daughter activity for the holidays? For a European getaway with a sartorial twist, book into Rome Cavalieri. Guests staying in the Vista & Corner Suites can learn how to make some of their very own traditional, high-quality Italian sandals as part of their stay. Participants will assemble their leather sandals during a workshop at an authentic, family-run Italian shoe maker. Art students will also enjoy Europe’s largest private art collection at the resort.
BOOK: Room rates at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort start from 290 Euros (approx. £256) in a Deluxe Room. For more information or to book, please visit www.romecavalieri.com or call +39 06 35091. The Italian Sandal experience is available complimentary to guests staying in the Vista & Corner Suite or at a price of €560 (approx. £492) for those staying in the other rooms, and is based on two people.
Gara Rock, Devon
WHY? This February half term, Gara Rock are hosting a wokshop for little ones where they can learn how to make a variety of beautiful sculptures, from fairyhouses, mini sailing boats and tiny treehouses, using carefully foraged treasures such as delicate leaves and feathers, small pieces of driftwood and an assortment of sticks and stones. Located close to Salcombe and perched on the edge of a cliff, all the family will enjoy a Devon getaway at Gara Rock, with panoramic sea, sunrise and sunset views and a winding path down to a private beach. The on-site cinema screens family classics such as The Greatest Showman and Back to the Future throughout the day, while story time around the fire with a marshmallow-topped hot chocolate is a firm favourite.
BOOK: Stay at Gara Rock from £175 per night | www.gararock.com
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Maldives
WHY? Have kids that need full-time entertainment? Check them into the Westin Family Kids Club where they’ll get a dose of the resort’s wellness offering, specially aimed at 4-12 year-olds. With activities ranging from nature walks to water sports, there is also the colourful reef to explore and the local turtles to get to know.
BOOK: The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort maldivesmiriandhoo offers the Island Villa with Pool from £593 for two people on a B&B basis. Families can add an extra bed for £63 per person per night. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort offers the Family Villa (2 bedrooms; 1 king bed, 2 queen beds and two bathrooms) from £1,424 a night on a B&B basis, based on two adults and two children sharing. Flights to Male from London are priced at £2,033 return for two adults and one child (up to 15 years old) with Emirates Airways from the 17th-23rd February.
Hotel Amigo, Brussels
WHY? Comic book lovers will love checking out the home of some of the world’s favourite comics in Brussels, from Tintin to The Smurfs. Hotel Amigo’s dedicated Families Concierge and Belgian comics expert Jean Nkunzi is helping to bring the classic characters to life for visitors. Pick up a detailed Tintin map provided by the hotel and trace his steps around the Belgian capital. After a day of exploring, take in the Hergé prints of the young boy detective, Snowy and Captain Haddock in Hotel Amigo’s marble bathrooms.
BOOK: Interconnected rooms from €352 with the Seasonal two room family package. A stay at Hotel Amigo can be enhanced with a Snowy soft toy, two Tintin comics, a book of Hergé’s work and the Tintin comics strip map of Brussels for €150.
WHY? Looking for a family ski-in, ski-out option for half term? Check into one of these sophisticated two-bedroom apartments, which boast home-away-from-home comfort and impressive eco-friendly credentials. Oh, and your booking includes a fresh daily bakery delivery to sweeten the deal.
BOOK: Stay in RocksResort, Laax at February Half Term with prices from £10,520 for a family of four with a fresh daily breakfast delivery. www.powderbyrne.com
Kempinski Bahia Hotel, Spain
WHY? Want a slice of the Costa Del Sol without the crowds of Marbella? Check out the warm spring climes of the palm tree-lined promenade of Estepona near the Kempinski Bahia Hotel. With multiple swimming pools for young ones to enjoy plus a dedicated Kids’ Club with activities such as painting, baking, tennis lessons and pool games, young ones will be kept entertained while parents relax or explore the nearby Estepona town,
BOOK: A Mediterranean Room at Kempinski Bahia Hotel starts from €265 per night for two adults, and two children. Flights to Malaga start from £90 return per person with British Airways. For more information visit kempinski.com/en/marbella/hotel-bahia.
WHY? Kanuhura, Maldives offer free stays for children under 12, and are offering a 40% saving on holidays booked by 28 February 2019. Stay in one of 80 thatched-roof villas scattered throughout the island’s tropical interior and on stilts over the turquoise lagoon, and relax as a family by the ocean or keep young ones busy in the on-site kids club.
Sani Resort, Greece
WHY? For young tennis hopefuls, it’s worth checking into Sani Resort’s Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy. Guests of all ages and abilities can benefit from expert coaches, who are on hand to provide tailormade programmes, crafted and developed by Rafa Nadal and his coaching staff.
BOOK: Prices for Junior Tennis Programme ‘Learn to Compete’ start from €250 for seven hours & 30 minutes of training over five days. Prices at Sani Club in a Double Room start from €145/ £129 per night, on a half-board basis. For further information and reservations please visit www.saniresort.gr
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