Half terms can be tricky when it comes to family holidays and breaks – one week doesn’t seem enough for a ‘proper holiday’, but it's a shame not to take the opportunity to jet off for a spot of sun. This is especially true of the February half term, when we’re still ensnared in winter. February is also a classic – if pricey – time for family ski holidays.
One tip is to look for somewhere you can fly to relatively quickly and without jet-lag. Dubai starts to cool down in October but is best saved for February. South Africa is a much longer flight but there’s no jet-lag.
Alternatively, embrace wintry landscapes – although February half-term is notoriously expensive for ski holidays, you can pursue a whole range of snowy activities in, for instance, Lapland.
Or take a half-term city break, where there’ll be so much to do you won’t care about the weather.