February half term is right around the corner and you may be wondering how to keep your children occupied and happy during this time.
A caravan holiday could be the perfect answer! We’ve rounded up some of the best half term activities in the UK and Europe to help you out.
Tees Barrage is an international white water centre where you can navigate 300 metres of rapid waters by raft or kayak as well as trying out the biggest artificial drop in the UK.
With the weather being as cold as it currently is, this may not be your first choice for fun so if you want to stay dry, there is also a retail park for shopping, cinemas and a trampoline park.
Alternatively, enjoy a day out in Staithes which is one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast.
Edinburgh Zoo has a special event running until 25th February called the Giant Lanterns of China. 450 giant lanterns will illuminate the Zoo in addition to large scale pandas, lions, native birds and penguins. Visitors will also be entertained by special surprise performances, food and craft stalls.
Stay at the Edinburgh Club site.
- Sherwood Forest Country Park, Nottinghamshire
Kids can enjoy exploring a 450 acre country park which is the legendary home of Robin Hood. There is also an adventure playground and many nature trails to walk.
There is also a stargazing event in the forest on 10th February and bird box making sessions from 14th-21st February.
Stay at the Clumber Park Club site.
There is always something to see and do in London and this February half term is no different! The Southbank Centre is running the Imagine Children’s Festival with many free activities, children’s theatre and readings by inspirational authors. Many museums in London are free to enter including the Natural History and Science Museums.
Stay at Wyatts Cover Club site which is a 20 minute train ride into central London from Denham.
- Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexam
This park is pronounced ‘ti mour’ and is great for walks along the River Dee as well as bike riding as there is a BMX track! Llangollen Outdoors provides a range of activities from aqueduct tours to bush craft and gorge walking to paddle boarding.
Stay at Lady Margaret’s Park Club site.
If you want to combine your caravan holiday with warmer weather, consider the Algarve which is known for its beautiful golden beaches and explore the rock formations of Lagos or Praia da Rocha.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could take a family surfing lesson or for something more easy-going, enjoy a spot of crabbing in the rockpools.
Stay at Turiscampo.
Why not take a day trip to Malaga? The city is known for its art scene and offers a one hour guided tour of the Picasso Museum. The museum is home to 133 pieces of work by the famous painter and is an educational and cultural experience for the entire family to enjoy!
Stay at Cabopino.