With just two weeks to go before schools out we have asked Claire Lees who runs the kids travel deals blog to come up with some fun half term breaks. Getting away for just a couple of nights is a great way to rejuvenate at this time of year and Claire has found some great packages ranging from a ‘kids stay and eat for free’ boutique break in Dorset to a Harry Potter 1 night stay and tour package to spending the night in a restored Dominican Friary.
- Kids stay and eat for free at The Bull Hotel, Dorset – rooms from £180
I can highly recommend this extremely family-friendly boutique hotel. During half term kids can stay and eat for free when a family room is booked. Close to the Jurassic Coast there is seashore adventures aplenty and Bridport itself is an interesting market town to explore. Rooms from £180.
- Harry Potter 1 night stay and tour package, Warner Bros Studio Tour London (Watford) – £184
For just £184 the family can enjoy a 1 night stay at the Jury’s Inn in Watford with a Harry Potter Studio Tour the next day. This is a must see for Harry Potter fans offering a behind-the-scenes look at how the films were made.
- North Norfolk Cottage holiday – 1 week rental just £364
If you are looking for a self-catering holiday then Westfield Cottage, Colby Corner is the perfect countryside escape from city living. This Cottage can sleep up to 5 in 3 bedrooms and just 20 minutes down the road is BeWILDerwood an award winning forest of fun and outdoor adventure with treehouses and zip wires.
- Robin Hood Experience at the Clumber Park Hotel & Spa, Sherwood Forest – £299 for the family
The Clumber Park Hotel has put together an activity based 2 night experience package that includes an introduction to archery lesson together with a ‘Go Ape’ tree-top course (for 11 years plus) or entrance to White Post Farm animal petting zoo and theme park for £299 for the family.
- Stay in a Cornish wigwam – from £44 a night
Stay on an organic working farm in a cosy camping cabin made from renewable timber. Wigwams are popping up all over the UK and proving incredibly popular as a low cost accommodation option. The farm is situated between Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor so pack your wellies and find a nature adventure.
- Sleepover at a 600 year old Dominican Friary – ensuite rooms from £38
This makes for a completely different overnight experience – sleep in a restored Friary complete with medieval and Tudor wall paintings and murals.This fascinating building is a recently refurbished YHA youth hostel – clean, friendly and welcoming.
- Junior Builder Week at the Legoland Resort Hotel – from £110 for a family of four
This is great for little and not so little Lego fans – a 1 night at the Legoland Resort Hotel where children are challenged to test their brick building skills during the day. Stay in a pirate, adventure or kingdom themed room – prices from £110.
- Snow skills camp for teenagers, Tignes France – £320 per person
If you fancy a last minute splurge then Neilson has a great half term ski holiday offer for just £649 pp (a saving of £550 pp) – 4* Euro Ski. Or why not head to Tignes and book your teenager on a teenage snow skills camp starting the 16 February for 6 days. The camp costs £320 pp.