Half Term Getaway Ideas Perfect For Any Time Of Year

For many parents, it can be difficult to know how to keep children occupied for forthcoming half term holidays. If the thought of endless Lego building and piggy banks is enough to send you into a panic, we've put together some of the best half term getaway ideas, and the best thing is they work all year round.

Family Ski Packages

No matter what the time of year, there is always somewhere suitable for skiing. The good news is that most ski resorts cater for families and offer both ski lessons for beginners and childcare facilities if you are looking to have a little apres ski while the little ones are taken care of. France's Tignes, La Rosière and Belle Plagne all offer family skiing, as do Gressoney in Italy, St. Anton in Austria and also Whistler in Canada if you are looking for somewhere a little further afield.

The Canary Islands

For those looking for year-round sun without the long haul, the Canary Islands offers a welcome retreat. Here you'll find plenty of varied beaches and hotels catering for children in addition to water sports, water parks and theme parks to keep them entertained. For an entertaining day trip, head up to Mount Teide in Tenerife. This impressive mountain is just a coach ride away and features stunning terrain and scenery. Just remember to take a cardigan or hoodie as it can get a little chilly. 

City Breaks Aren't Just For Adults

If you need to keep the costs down or you simply want a short break for a few days, there are some great European destinations that tick all the right boxes for adults and kids alike. Take Brussels for instance. Featuring plenty of wonderful walks, interesting statues, green parakeets in the royal parks and let's not forget the chocolate, kids will be enthralled.

Barcelona also offers a fantastic getaway for children. Let them rollerblade along the Marina while you sit back with a cocktail or coffee and relax. For the football mad family, a trip to FC Barcelona is a must, but you will usually need to book in advance. Other Barcelona attractions include the largest aquarium in Europe, the Tibidabo Amusement Park and plenty of shopping opportunities around the city. In short, there is something to suit everybody here.

Make sure you are covered throughout your trip

Before you leave home for your adventures, make sure you are covered from the moment you close your front door. We offer travel insurance policies that will give you instant peace of mind that you, your loved ones and your possessions are all covered. Go online today to find out more about our policies and to get a quote.