Find out what’s happening in and around our coast and countryside boltholes.
February Half Term Family Fun at Luxury Family Hotels
With half-term in our midst, keeping the family busy needn’t be a challenge. Whether you have a toddler in tow or a teen to entertain, read on to find out what’s happening in and around our coast and countryside boltholes.
Activities on site
We're hoping for sunshine at all of our five countryside locations this half term, but even on a drizzly day, you won't even need to step over the threshold to enjoy a relaxing family break.
If you’re planning to venture a little further afield, use our hotels as your home from home and head out each day to explore, knowing that you’ll be coming back to comforting food, cosy lounges and snug beds at the end of a fun-filled day.
Fresh air and exercise
Even though February is not known for its great weather, there are plenty of outdoor options to blow away the cobwebs and put a glow in your cheeks.
Visit a real secret garden in nearby St Austell. At the Lost Gardens of Heligan they say “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” .
Fancy some Medieval fun? Corfe Castle will be taking you back in time at King John’s royal residence. Budding Knights and Damsels can take part in lots of fun activities, including the popular Great Escape teddy zip wire. Bring your teddy along to take part.
As spring begins to bud and bloom, Kentwell Hall’s Snowdrop days just have to be seen. A carpet of the pretty white flowers would make the perfect backdrop for a family photo.
Go wild at Longleat with a drive through safari adventure. Walk with meerkats, sail among sea lions, and hop aboard the Longleat Railway to steam past hippos, gorillas and more.
New Park Manor
Longdown activity farm in Ashurst gives kids the opportunity to get up close to the animals from guinea pigs to alpacas and help with feeding time - outdoor play area and go karts
For something that little bit special, there are also some great half term days out slightly further afield, so hop in the car and head out for an adventure.
The Tank Museum (driving time 40 minutes)
Join The Tank Museum for their 100th Birthday celebrations from 13th - 19th February.
Step back in history at this truly spectacular indoor attraction. With a wide number of collections and exhibits for you to explore and interact with. There are also activities for you to take part in as you discover all the different displays.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (driving time 41 minutes)
For history and transport buffs alike, get up close to gigantic aircraft at Europe’s largest air museum, IWM Duxford. There are hundreds of large aircraft, vehicles, boats to explore. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and get the chance to see aircraft take off from the historic runway.
New Park Manor
Beaulieu estate (driving time 15 minutes)
Beaulieu estate, with its motor museum, house and grounds is always a family favourite. This year there’s something new. Let your imagination run wild in Little Beaulieu, the enchanting new play area at Beaulieu.
It’s the perfect place for children to explore. Clamber around a wooden replica of Palace House, uncover secret passageways, follow the treetop boardwalk and ride the zip wire. There’s an adventure around every corner.
Creative Clay at Stonehenge - Visit Wiltshire (driving time 47 minutes)
Travel back in time with an historical pottery expert and see how the fantastic Japanese 'Flame Pots' were made. You might even get to have a go at making your own mini 'Dogu' (a clay figurine) to take home.
Trip to discover historic Bath - Visit the Bath World Heritage Centre | Bath World Heritage Site (driving time 25 minutes)
Find out what makes Bath a World Heritage centre. the hot springs, Roman remains, Georgian architecture, Georgian town planning, the social setting of the Georgian spa town and the city’s natural landscape setting. Pick up a walking trail and investigate this unique city for yourselves.
Eden Project (driving time 15 minutes)
The Eden Project are partnering with the team behind Tom Gates, the popular book and TV series by author and illustrator Liz Pichon this half term, to host an amazing programme bursting with creativity, colour, fun and imagination.
Ice Skating is still available for the active amongst you, or you can simply enjoy the outdoor spaces, trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest, clamber in the massive Minibeast Mansion, and learn how to look after our beautiful planet.
What's more, kids go free* for the week! (under 16s)
Whatever you choose to do this February Half term, we hope you and your family have a wonderful time.