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It's the first half term holiday of the year and your first chance for a holiday with the kids in 2019. So why not see more of the UK, hit the ski slopes or even get away for some winter sun?
February is a good time to get a bargain holiday for the family, especially if you love to ski, or if the family love to wrap up and get into nature, with less people wanting to get away, prices ar lower and so there are bargains galore to be found.
Here are lots of ideas for bargain breaks in the UK and abroad for the February Half term holidays.
Remember, always double check half term dates with your child's school before booking a holiday. Dates may also differ for private schools.
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There is so much to do in Pembrokeshire in Wales in February half term; Zoo, barn and fairground Folly Farm is open for half term week as well as a host of child friendly attractions including Oriel y Parc art gallery, museum and visitor centre and the gateway to St Davids Peninsula, the UK's only truly coastal National Park and Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, an all weather attraction telling the maritime history of the area.
But the true beauty of Wales is it's countryside and magnificent coastline where the family can climb trees, build dens, roam free and get back to nature.
Stay at Bluestone National Park and Pembrokeshire’s beautiful beaches are just a few miles away and there are plenty of exciting activities to fill your days with whatever the weather with swimming and kids activities in the Adventure Centre and Blue Lagoon Waterpark.
Come evening time and you can brighten up those early months of the year at the interactive Winter Lights! After dusk wrap up warm and head down from the village to the nature trail for a light show adventure to remember.
You can find bargain February breaks from only £159 for 4 days self catering for a family of four.
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If you are looking for a quiet February Half Term Holiday break the peace and relative warmth of the South West of England is pretty appealing. It may not be paddling in the sea weather, but the majestic coasts of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset will still make for a memorable break.
From the new Titanic Stories exhibition at the The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth Cornwall to Walter's Winter Trail at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon there is lots ot do in the South West in February.
Make your stay affordable by booking one of South West specialists Hoburne's seven top quality Holiday Parks to choose from, which offer something for everyone. With parks are located across the South and South West of England including Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and have received either 4 or 5 star awards from the National Tourist Board for England.
As the evening draws in there is a programme of entertainment plus all the parks are dog-friendly so no member of the family will miss out! Breaks start at £166.50 for 3 nights in Doublebois, Cornwall.
Little pirates and princesses will be cheering the return of Alton Towers Pirate and Princess Takeover at the Alton Towers Resort this February.
Overnight stays start at £179 for a family of 4 and include a visit to Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE fabulous evening entertainment a delicious breakfast, a chance to swim in Alton Towers Waterpark and a 9 hole round of Extraordinary Golf.
With tons of Pirate and Princess activities for all the family, and a stay at a hotel right inside the park, you can make your half term magical, right in the heart of Staffordshire.
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February is the perfect time to go skiing , especially if you like a little après-ski in the sunshine and long leisurely lunches, or you have a family and need to fit in a half-term skiing holiday.
France, Bulgaria and Austria, as well as Italy and Switzerland are all great locations for. going skiing if you want to see a bit of sunshine along with your snow, but France is now the most popular country for British families to visit for a skiing holiday, perfect for it's proximity to the UK so that you don't have to travel too far.
France specialists Ski France have a big choice of half term ski chalet, hotels and apartment breaks for families in the Alps and the Pyrennees. Prices start at £545 for and apartment for 4 and at some accomodation have kids go free offers too.
The ever popular Centerparcs have bargain breaks at their locations in Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire and Cumbria.
With over 200 indoor and outdoor activities and their beautiful forest locations as well as swimming and play areas for the kids and a crech so that Mum & Dad can go and enjoy the spa!
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If you prefer a staycation in the UK why not be at one with nature at one of Hoseasons holiday parks. As February half term falls on the seasonal shift between Winter and Spring, the great outdoors hosts an array of beautiful scenic colours.
If it's sunny get together and go out on a family adventure. If it’s cold outside, relax and cosy up in front of the log burner with a book or jump into your very own steaming bubbly hot tub.
Hoseasons have pet-friendly locations all over the UK so the whole family, even the dog can enjoy a break. They with lodges, caravans and cottages to choose from as well as holiday parks with a pool for all the family to have fun in.
Try a bargain 7 nights at Matlock in the Peak District starting at £589. The holiday parks have entertainment all year round and of course an indoor pool to keep all the family happy.
After the grey and cold of the UK you may be looking for some sunshine to brighten up your February. But where can you go at that ime of year that isn't too far away? Well, look no further than the Canary Islands. Only a 3 hour flight from the UK but with February temperatures in the low 20's, the ever popular Canaires have lots bargain family holidays in Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
With prices starting from £19 per person per night in Tenerife the Canaries look pretty appealing in 2019.
If you can handle flying up to 5 and a half hours, resorts in Hurghada in Egypt usually enjoy temperatures in the mid 20's throughout February, perfect for anyone who craves some winter sunshine.
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Make your half term break easy this February with a break where all the entertainment is included at Pontins who have a wide range of fun, activities and entertainment planned for all ages to take part in and enjoy. With 4 parks open during the February half term break in Somerset, Kent, Wales and Southport
See the world famous Bluecoats and kids favourites, the Croc Crew who will keep them entertained all day long.
Prices start at £129 per person for a family of 4 you can see amazing character appearances, entertainers, shows & much more.
If your family like to balance your holiday relaxation with some sporty activities, Club Med have a wide range of sports if you go on one if their all inclusive holidays in gorgeous locations around the world. With professional childcare, kids clubs for every one form toddlers to special clubs for teens, Club Med are a really good choice for families where the kids like a bit of freedom on holiday.
With Club Med you get to stay in stunning locations, in superb accommodation. Parents can relax in the Spa and the whole family can enjoy excursions. In February they are famous for their ski resorts, where holidays include Ski passes and lessons.
For a really special break, in Opio en Provence in France and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic you can escape to a world of creative exploration. Club Med and Cirque du Soleil have joined forces to dream up the ultimate circus-inspired playground, so you and your family can learn circus skills as well as relaxing in the sun.
Prices and information correct: December 18th 2018
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