Take advantage of the February half-term break to enjoy a family adventure perfectly tailored for togetherness and rejuvenation. A half-term holiday allows families to reconnect over simple pleasures, experience a different culture or learn something new, all while making long-lasting memories. Whether it’s an action-packed escape, a beach break or a cultural getaway, we will ensure you make the most of your precious family time. Scroll down to explore some of our Destination Experts’ pick of top places to go at half term.

At cazenove+loyd, we’re spreading joy with £500 $600 holiday credit per family for new trips booked before 29 February 2024 and departed before July. Explore our curated edit of family-friendly destinations and start making plans for your next adventure today.

Seven holiday ideas for February half-term 

The Galapagos are one of the best spring break destinations for 2024

Where? The Galápagos


What? For an unforgettable family holiday, consider a voyage into the Galápagos aboard an expedition yacht. We have access to a fantastic selection of vessels including the luxurious MV Evolve. On this intimate and luxurious 16-passenger vessel, you’ll enjoy the highlights of the Galápagos while exploring remote islands few get to experience – all over the course of a week-long half-term break.


Why? We all know that the wildlife here delivers, but the setting is also extremely beautiful and rich in both history and fascinating tales of the early inhabitants, all of which will be brought to life by your expert guides. Each day in the Galápagos offers a dazzling array of activities, from snorkelling, hiking and swimming to exploring beaches, kayaking and paddle boarding. While the underwater world is brimming with wildlife to explore – schools of fish, golden eagles rays, sting rays, white-tipped sharks and Galápagos sharks – there’s also plenty to keep you busy on the MV Evolve. Chill out in the sun, hit the gym or snuggle up in the library, before a recap of the day’s adventures from your guide and a sensational dinner.

Morocco is one of the best spring destinations for families

Where? Morocco


What? For a meaningful and engaging place to go at half term, Morocco is hard to beat. Its delicious cuisine, vibrant markets and friendly locals offer interactive cultural immersion in a trip that can combine cities, mountains, beaches and desert.


Why? An easy hop from Europe, and a delicious assault on all the senses, it’s easy to understand why Morocco is a perennially popular destination. Begin in Marrakech and dive into the medina to shop for carpets, spices, woven baskets and more while practicing your bargaining skills as a family, before feasting on slow-cooked tagines and mint tea. Next, head into the High Atlas Mountains to support rural communities as they rebuild after the recent earthquake. Stay in a traditional riad and take scenic day hikes, have tea with welcoming Berber families and purchase locally made argan oil and embroidered textiles. Spring is fast approaching in February, meaning warm and sunny weather and making this a wonderful time to visit this vibrant and varied North African country.  


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Where? Guatemala + Belize


What? For an immersive Central American family holiday, combine the highlights of Guatemala and Belize into one action-packed half term itinerary.


Why? With ancient cultures, adventure activities, tropical wildlife and beaches, Guatemala and Belize offer families interactive options for fun and cultural learning. Guatemala is steeped in Mayan and Spanish colonial history and is home to a beautiful medley of towering volcanoes, tropical forest, mountainous highland, charming colonial towns and enigmatic ruins. English-speaking Belize, meanwhile, is a melting pot of cultures and has a laid-back Caribbean vibe and a glorious coastline. From wandering the colourful colonial streets of Antigua and sampling delicious street food such as pupusas and chuchito, to zip-lining through jungles, learning traditional crafts and exploring the world’s second largest barrier reef, this holiday will blow you away.

One of the best places to go for spring break is Iceland

Where? Iceland


What? For an awe-inspiring February half term holiday, embark on dog-sledding adventures in Iceland by day, then witness the splendour of the northern lights shimmering across the night sky.


Why? Dogsledding is a wonderfully hands-on experience spent traversing a remote, snow-blanketed wilderness while bonding with a team of enthusiastic huskies. You’ll be partnered with an experienced musher who will drive the sled while the dogs dash across the pristine white landscape to the delight of kids and adults alike.

After a few exhilarating hours out on the expansive icy trails, embark on a guided northern lights excursion, a natural phenomenon makes for lifelong magical family memories. As the breathtaking colours of the aurora borealis start illuminating the horizon, children will be mesmerised, hopefully standing still for a few moments to take it all in! 

Seychelles: a top spring break destination

Where? The Seychelles


What? This archipelago of more than 100 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean is the ultimate sun, sea and sand destination for families seeking luxury places to go at half term.


Why? With its beautiful beaches and welcoming culture, the Seychelles provides a safe and inspiring African island getaway for families. Little ones will love playing on the powdery sands and swimming in the calm, clear waters, while older children can enjoy watersports or embark on snorkelling or diving expeditions. Explore the islands together, spotting giant tortoises and sea turtles along the way, or trying exciting activities like nature hikes, kayaking and fishing.

The best bit? Direct flights from South Africa and Kenya mean that the Seychelles makes a fantastic add-on to a safari holiday if you’ve got the time.  

Where? Thailand


What? An exotic place to visit over February half term that celebrates the best of beach in the Land of Smiles.


Why? From the limestone karst peaks and aquamarine Andaman waters of Krabi and Phuket to the white sands and azure ocean around Koh Samui, beach life in Thailand rivals that of anywhere in the world. Base yourself at a family-friendly resort and spend days soaking up the sunshine, snorkelling to discover tropical fish and coral reefs or sampling exquisite local dishes such as pad thai and mango sticky rice. Head inland to spot monkeys on a rainforest hike or, for something cultural, enlighten older children with visits to ornate Buddhist temples.

Where? South Africa


What? Embark on the ultimate South African adventure by contrasting the raw wilderness of a luxury game reserve with the captivating sights of Cape Town.


Why? Spend half your week spotting the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo – on thrilling twice-daily game drives through expansive savannas and woodlands guided by knowledgeable rangers. Then trade the roar of lions for the bustle of markets and hip cafés in Cape Town, where you can ride the cable car up iconic Table Mountain, explore Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, sample renowned vineyards, stroll the colourful Bo-Kaap district and breathe in ocean air along the lively V&A Waterfront. From experiencing iconic wildlife in their natural habitat to discovering the best of South Africa’s culture, cuisine and striking landscapes in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, this two-part adventure illuminates this rainbow nation in all its glory.

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Book your dream family holiday before 29 February 2024 and travel before July to receive a special £500 $600 holiday contribution.

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