Counting down to the half term break
The first half term of the school year is a great time to get away and recharge the batteries.
For children and parents this first half of term always feels like the busiest in the school year; readjusting to the juggle of routines, activities and the balancing act of family life can takes its toll. This school holiday can’t come quickly enough!
The October half term is a very welcome opportunity for everyone to take some time out and re-charge. Maximise the benefits from a half term break by making it as easy as possible to head away.
Our recommendation is to stay in the UK this half term and make the travelling easy; simply pack up the car or book a train and head to your favourite destination for family fun, rest and relaxation.
Luxury Family Hotels specialise in making half term holidays a happy event for every family member. With two hours a day of complimentary childcare every day of your stay, activity programs to keep children of all ages entertained and lots of great days out on the doorstep. Parents have plenty of perks too with pampering spa treatments, child free time to unwind, excellent food and drink to enjoy and comfortable family rooms for a good night’s sleep. Everything you need for an enjoyable family break away is right here!
Here is our list of favourite half-term activities on offer at our hotels.
Woolley Grange guests can enjoy Bradford on Avon’s famous sites by paddle board in a new and exciting adventure on the water (dogs can even come too!). If paddle boards aren’t for you, there’s also a tour of Bath by kayak and a code-breaking experience where guests can explore the beautiful heritage city of Bath by solving clues and cracking codes.
Moonfleet Manor is the perfect hotel for indoor fun and there’s lots going on there this half term; Dino Crazy Golfhas just opened and the newly themed Escape room based around classic children’s stories opens on October 18th.
New Park Manor in the New Forest looks simply stunning at this time of year; the trees and foliage have burst into a wonderful array of colours.
Between the 12thOctober and the 3rd November the annual New Forest Walking Festival takes place. Offering 73 walks, trails and rambles including ‘Alpaca Walks, ‘The Real Dad’s Army’ and ‘Fascinating Fungi’-wrap up and set off.
Fowey Hall is well placed to discover gorgeous Cornish coves and beaches at this quieter time of year and there is plenty going on nearby. The Eden Project is a great place to visit and their seasonal ice rink will be open in time for half term fun. 26thOctober is the The Little Monsters Ball at the Eden Project, a fun filled fancy dress disco with spine-tingling tunes.
The Ickworth in Suffolk is one of only a few hotels in England that sits within a National Trust owned property and is an idyllic place to stay for invigorating walks and bike rides on crisp autumn days. The National Trust have lots of events on during half term including ‘50 things to do before you are 11 ¾’ as well ascraft days and a spooky theatre production.