Depending on how you feel about your children, the half-term break is either a blessing or a curse. It can sometimes seem like just another week spent using up your annual leave or spending time with the family. An alternative way of looking at the whole half term thing is that time spent with family is valuable, and you won’t get these memories back. But where are the best breaks – those that work for you and that your family will enjoy just as much?
Ah London, the capital. The home of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and some of the finest day trip extravaganzas the UK has ever seen. The great thing about London is that it’s filled with some of the best family activities – why not take a trip to Kew Gardens or stay at the Dorsett Hotel, City Hotel? You’ll be in among all the excitement and in the perfect location to hit up Big Ben, the London Eye and even the fountains of Granary Square. What are you waiting for?
Life wouldn’t be complete without a great British holiday to the Norfolk broads. On paper, the Norfolk broads is one of those holidays that creates memories that will last forever. Commandeering your own floating vessel through some of the finest landscapes this country has to offer. There are plenty of quaint English towns along the way perfect for day-trips and sight-seeing. Let’s just hope you’re heading to Norfolk in the Summer and you’re avoiding all those pesky English thunderstorms.
Brighton beach is one of the UK’s most famous locations for many different reasons. Before we all started fleeing the country for warmer climes, Brighton was a favoured break for Victorians, Mods, and Rockers. Nowadays, it still possesses that Victorian charm that’s been passed through the generations, so why not ride donkeys on the famous pebbled beach, take a trip down the pier, or eat out in some of Brighton’s finest seaside restaurants and bars? It’s certainly not the Costa del Sol, but it sure does come close.
It’s time to take the long drive to the English Riviera this half-term with a trip to Cornwall. The Cornish peninsula makes it the perfect location for a selection of outdoor activities perfect for both children and adults. Why not take surfing lessons in some of the UK’s best surf spots or chow down on some fish and chips in front of amazing sea views. Visit Lands End just to say you have and take the long journey back to John O Groats if you’ve got time. Cornwall’s southern location and rural way of life boasts slightly warmer temperatures than the UK, making it perfect for a little family half-term break.
There are also plenty of amazing things to see and do in the UK this half-term. Whether you’re looking to make the trip with friends or family it doesn’t matter. What all these locations have in common is a welcoming atmosphere and a culture well-catered to leisure, relaxation and half-term entertainment.