February half-term offers a welcome break for many after the uphill slog through the longest month of the year: January.

Go to work in the dark, come home in the dark, nothing on the horizon to look forward to.

Or is there?

sunrise after dark

Why not join the thousands of families who migrate north at this time of year in search of the hills and blow away cobwebs with a family half-term holiday? Regain some post-new-year equilibrium and recharge those batteries in stunning scenery.

man looking at loch in mountains

You’ll love the extensive collection of grand sporting lodges, country estates, castle apartments and holiday houses on offer for your next February half-term break. Many are situated in spectacular spots, nestled in hills or overlooking lochs.

And if you need a gentle nudge to book your break now, just take a look at what’s on offer and start planning your week away right now. It will make January so much easier.

How about visiting the Cambo Snowdrop Festival, St Andrews
From 3rd February to 17th March, a 70 acre woodland carpeted in drifts of snowdrops will be transformed by light and sound into a magical winter wonderland delighting all ages.

carpet of white snowdrops

Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Tel: 01333 450 054

Feed Obi-Swan-Kanobi at the Caverlock Wetland Centre, Dumfries
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. A great day out for those who wish to connect with nature and enjoy being surrounded by some of the UK’s top wildlife.

swan on lake

Wild swans are fed daily from 11am to 2pm throughout February. Who knows, you may be able to spot Obi-Swan-Kanobi, recently named by BBC Autumnwatch!

Visit the Reindeer at Glenmore
Why not visit these endearing creatures in their natural mountain environment where they will be resting after a busy Christmas season.

Cairngorm reindeer in mountains

Daily guided tours depart at 11am from the Glenmore centre to go and seek these gorgeous creatures where you can learn more about their habitat and also have the chance to hand feed them.

Try your hand at skiing the Scottish Alps!
Glenshee is one of Scotland’s finest ski resorts with over 40km of pisted runs and a vertical descent of 1,500 ft. There is something for all abilities especially families with over 50% of the slopes graded at green or blue level.

ski tour in the snow

The centre has several ski schools, ski hire and hillside cafes. For those slightly more adventurous there are amazing off-piste and ski touring opportunities from the ski centre.

You’ll be stuck for choice but take a look at what’s on offer for February half term across the UK and if you feel bamboozled by choice then please give us a call or drop us a line and we’ll be happy to narrow down the selection to suit you.

Get your break booked up now and give yourself something to look forward to in the new year.