October 2015 half-term activities for kids

Esin Huseyin
30th September 2015

3/11. Explore The World on your Doorstep

family on a beach with kite

Just because you haven’t planned a fancy holiday overseas this half term, it doesn’t mean you can’t escape home for a few days. Nothing blows away the cobwebs like a change of scenery so, before the cold winter weather really takes hold, why not sneak away and spend a few days getting to know a new part of the UK?

London might be old news, but you’ll find just as much culture and family fun in cities like Manchester, Cardiff or Glasgow. The UK also has lots of fabulous cities that are small enough to explore in a weekend, but big enough to keep the whole family entertained for days.

Why not hop in the car and head to Bath, Oxford or Stratford-Upon-Avon? And if you want to escape city life altogether, pick a pretty coastal spot and spend some time snuggled up in a seaside B&B or flying kites on the beach, which you’ll most likely have all to yourselves.

More of what you love…

Find half-term inspiration in our roundup of the ten best UK city breaks.

To ensure a stress-free holiday, check out Simon Reeve’s expert advice on surviving a city break with a toddler.

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