If you’re looking for ideas for the half-term holidays, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly holidays to consider this year.
Take a ride on the London Eye, visit the dungeon and sightsee on an open-top bus with your family this half-term. Of course, London can be busy and expensive if you look the right places, but you can enjoy a low-cost weekend away with your children for less than £300 if you set a budget. And don’t forget to see a show while you’re there – Matilda, Aladdin, Lion King and Wicked are four of the biggest family-friendly musicals that you must see while you’re visiting the capital. You just can’t beat a good, old-fashioned sing-along show!
Ah, the great British seaside. What better way to spend time with your youngsters than with a bag of chips and some candyfloss? Take a donkey ride across the seafront, meet your favourite celebrities in Madam Tussauds, travel to the top of the Blackpool Tower or watch Blackpool rock being made in front of your very eyes. There’s something for everyone to enjoy – and the best part is that it’s cheap, so you don’t need to break the bank to have fun. And don’t forget to find the best deal on the Top B&B in Blackpool on the Toprooms site.
Take a trip to the North East and visit the picturesque city of Durham, home to a Cathedral and some of the country’s best outdoor markets. Explore the 11th-century Durham Castle, relax with a picnic on the Palace Green and ride real diggers, go go-karting and have fun with costumed guides at Diggerland Durham. Crook Hall and Beamish Museum are other popular family-friendly tourist attractions to consider if you’re in the area.
Have fun exploring some of the best natural landscapes in the country in Cornwall, and spend time at the Eden Project, Land’s End, Trebah and Tate St Ives. The best part about Cornwall is that you’ll never be bored, whether you’re into art and nature or comedy and food. Play around and book activities that keep the whole family entertained.
Pack up your camping gear and head to Snowdonia for a half-term holiday to beat all half-term holidays. Whether you choose to stay in a hotel, go camping or bring your caravan, there’s no denying just how beautiful Snowdonia can be. Remember to bring your dog – with acres of stunning natural landscape to explore, there’s no reason why the whole family can’t get involved. And don’t forget to visit the thirteenth-century Conwy Castle and Bodnant Garden to take in even more of Snowdonia’s stunning views.
There you have it – five of the best half-term holiday ideas that are suitable for the whole family. Whether you’ve got young children or teenagers, the destinations we’ve suggested are suitable for everyone. Have fun, have a break and enjoy your half-term holiday!