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Cheap February half term family breaks

February half termIt’s hard to believe, as we have all only just returned to work/school, that the February half term is fast approaching! 

Don’t get caught with nothing planned, why not make the most of the February half term with a family getaway?

Have great days out together, then enjoy a relaxing meal and card/board games in front of a cosy fire.

With thousands of self catering cottages, lodges and apartments across the UK & Ireland to choose from you’re bound to find the perfect place within reach of the attractions and activities you want to see.

What’s more, it doesn’t need to cost you a fortune…. there are 3 night February half term lodge breaks from £99*, 7 night cottage breaks from £288.

Browse for some great February half term self catering using the links below:

* Prices quoted were available on selected properties at the time of publishing.  Accommodation only – including online booking fee, based on UK stays departing 15/02/14. Subject to availability, operator booking conditions will apply.

Perfect last-minute half term breaks – holiday lodges across the UK

Autumn holidays in the UK and irelandThe first term of school is really flying by and half term is almost here, so have you got something planned to keep the family entertained during the week off?

The Autumn half term is always a difficult one to predict the weather, changeable is most likely this late in October, so planning your half-term break with indoor and outdoor activities is a must.

We like to stay in family holiday lodges over the Autumn half term because it provides so many great solutions:

  • Whether situated on the coast or the countryside, a lodge is perfect for getting out and about quickly when the weather is clear and dry.  So you can quickly get out and about exploring and burning off some of that excess energy.
  • Of course, coming back to a lodge caked in mud or wet-through is always a bit easier…. mop-able floors and not your carpet!
  • Many lodges are on holiday parks which tend to run activities during the half term break – so you can get some time without the kids asking what’s next.
  • Of course lodges have some great facilities such as swimming pools and adventure playgrounds, so whatever the weather you can keep them entertained.

We think a holiday lodge is hard to beat for a half term holiday break and don’t worry, it’s not too late to book one for October/November.  There is still last-minute availability at some great prices.  Take a look at some half term holiday lodgesFor checking out last-minute availability you can also call 0844 847 1143.

Cheap Family Easter Holidays – book now for choice of best cottages and apartments

School half term may just be over but it’s not long now until the Easter Break and so if you are planning a cottage get-away you need to finalise your booking now.

Easter breaksEaster falls early this year, at the end of March, and so it’s already barely a month away.  And, with 2 Bank Holidays in England it’s a great time to take an extended break with the family – especially as the weather should be entering the warmer and brighter spring!

If you haven’t got anything planned for the Easter break, there is still time, but you need to get a move on to have the best choice.  We have put together a selection of super family cottages and apartments for the Easter holidays.  These include houses with gardens for the perfect Easter egg hunt to pet friendly self catering so that you don’t have to leave your dog behind.

You can also choose from great locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland including holiday favourites such as the Cotswolds, New Forest, Pembrokeshire, Norfolk Broads, West Country, Peak District, Northumberland Coast, Snowdonia and the Cairngorms… to name just a few!

As the weather at Easter is a little less predictable, holiday lodges, log cabins and mobile homes offer some good quality family accommodation often with plenty of entertainment on site (which is handy on those wet days!).

 

February Half Term Family Lodges

February Half Term cottage breaksWhat to do with the kids during the winter half term can be a challenge.  We all know the weather can be unpredictable, at best, so the February school half term at home can feel like a lot of time locked in at home with children with far too much unused energy… does that sound familiar?

If it does, then why not consider taking a short break in a holiday lodge this February half term? It really is a perfect family solution.

Activity Parks to Swimming Pools and Family Fun

Lots of lodges can be found on popular holiday parks across the UK.  During the School half term many of these parks will run kids entertainment programmes for everything from exploring in the great outdoors to indoor art and  creativity sessions.  In fact there will be lots to keep children of all ages entertained so that Mum and Dad can enjoy the break to, whatever the weather.

Many of the holiday parks with lodges also have swimming pools, table tennis tables, amusements and other facilities such as indoor play areas.  So there are lots of things to do to wear even the most active children out during a fun packed day.

Accommodation for Families and Pets

Lodge accommodation is perfect for families providing comfortable and affordable self catering.  Cosy even in February, lodges are available for families of all sizes and that includes your pet dog too!

Great Prices, Superb Value

Holiday lodges are excellently priced family self catering all year round, but they offer even better value in the winter half term where prices are much lower than in the summer.  In addition you can find some great deals and discounts on holiday lodges across the UK which can save you even more. Take a look at some February half term lodge deals

Autumn colour at The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire – Perfect for a Cotswold cottage day out

 

During the October school half term we  stayed in a lovely Cotswold cottage and visited Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.  With over 17 miles of forest walks, glorious colour from 16,000 trees (2,500 different species) it is a lovely day out even on a cooler day.

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October Half Term Holiday Cottage Breaks

Today’s blue skies have made me all hopeful that the October half term break could be a relatively warm and fun school holiday this year.

October Half Terms BreaksI have to admit that I love the October half term as it is usually the last good chance to spend a short break outside in the fresh air in the UK and Ireland before the colder weather arrives.  It’s also a holiday that’s filled with happy memories of carving pumpkins outside with my children ready for Halloween fun and games.

Although this break can be chilly later in the day, there is usually plenty of sunshine that means you can make good use of the day.  If you are doing pumpkin carving though, do it earlier in the day, one year I did it later in the day and my fingers had gone numb with cold by the time we had finished!

There are lots of great places to stay on a half term break but with the nights becoming cooler a cosy holiday cottage is ideal.  There are plenty of good family sized self catering holiday cottages and at this time of year there is quite good availability.  If you are looking for some inspiration we have put together a list of great family cottages ideal for the half term break.

Of course if you are looking for something a little cheaper or something with lots of kids activities lined up for the school half-term then it is well worth considering a holiday park.  The accommodation is heated and cosy and perfect for a family sized group.  You will find many of the holiday parks will have an entertainment programme for the Half Term holiday which will keep your children occupied.

First Day of School, Must be Time to Plan the October Half-Term Break

The summer holidays have barely ended, it’s the first day at school for many, and yet our thoughts are already turning towards the October half term.

It’s not as mad as you may think as with most half-terms being 6 weeks long that means the October half term is rapidly approaching.  It’s also one of those tricky half terms because the weather can be highly unpredictable which is never a good thing if you are confined to the house with the family for a long period.

A self catering cottage or apartment are ideal during the October school half-term as they guarantee warmth and comfort at the end of a day exploring, playing and having fun. The availability and prices are also better for a family at this time of year, once the high season has passed, so you can get some great deals whatever the size of your family.  Although October can be chilly its quite often fairly dry so you are able to get out and about during the day and with lots of self catering in the country, near the coast or close to some of the UK wonderful towns and cities you will not be short of things to do and see.

A great alternative to a cottage or apartment, and a little bit cheaper still, is a holiday lodge, log cabin, chalet or static caravan.  You will find that they do have heating for those chilly nights and are a perfect base for exploring the great outdoors. You will often find these lodges and caravans on holiday parks which is perfect during the half term as most tend to run activities to keep children entertained whatever the weather – nothing better than letting someone else wear them out a bit!

So where to head?  Well there are great locations across the UK and Ireland to choose from but favourites at this time of year for us have been the New Forest (Hampshire), Oxfordshire, Brecon Beacons and the Yorkshire Dales.  Although it has to be said we are tempted by the Scottish Borders as well this year.

Wherever you intend to go there is just 6 weeks left to book so click here if you are looking for some ideas for the October school half-term