You might only just be thawing out from the snow but it’s already almost time for the first holiday of the year as February half term approaches.
Starting on Monday, February 25, planning for a break at this time of year can be a nightmare as what to do with the kids can be restricted by the great Welsh weather.
You could get away from the potential gloomy familiarity of home by booking a last-minute break to one of Wales’ top family destinations or get outdoors with the kids in some of our fantastic scenery.
But if you fancy a staycation this month we’ve looked for some of the best last-minute breaks you can book within our beautiful country and this is what we found.
Plas Talgarth Resort
Found in Pennal in the Snowdonia National Park, you can book Plas Talgarth for £191 for four nights for which you’ll get a one-bed apartment that sleeps four.
It has an outdoor pool – though February half term might be a bit too early for donning your bathers in the great outdoors – as well as pitch and putt, tennis courts, table tennis, and bike hire. It’s also close to Aberystwyth and attractions such as King Arthur’s Labyrinth.
And if you need a break from it all to have some pampering there’s also a spa.
Details: Visit booking.com to book.
For those looking to splash out there are a handful of options at Bluestone.
The Caldey Lodge (which sleeps four) is self-catering and is £529 for four nights from the Monday while the four-bed Ramsey Lodge costs £589.
It’s great for younger kids (and older ones too) as it has the Blue Lagoon swimming pool and plenty of play areas and activities – plus you’re also not far from Folly Farm and Oakwood.
Visit a week later, though, and the prices drop considerably.
Details: Visit Bluestone website or call 01834 862400.
Bryn Eifion Lodges
With prices from £199 for three nights and lodges that sleeps four, five and six people, these beautiful lodges near Cricceth offer a tranquil base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park.
The lodges all enjoy lakeside views and stand in the heart of 40 acres of beautiful mature woodland. Perfect for wildlife lovers.
Details: Visit Hoseasons to book.
Trawsfynydd Holiday Village
Book a silver cabin that sleeps six people, from February 25, and prices start from £233 for three nights.
The log cabins are near the Rhinog Mountains in Snowdonia.
Details: Visit Trawsfynydd Holiday Village website or call 01766 540305.
If you fancy a family break to St Davids this ground-floor apartment sleeps four people and costs £237 for a four-night break at the start of half term.
It’s a couple of minutes walk from the city centre and, in the building there are two other apartments if there’s a big gang hoping to enjoy a break.
Details: Book at sykescottages.co.uk.
The location of this five-bedroom cottage is gorgeous. The traditional-style converted barn boasts two bedrooms and wood-burner and scenic views across to the Pembrokeshire coast. Four nights in half term currently costs £289.54.
Details: The Roost is available to book through HomeAway.com.
Book this lovely two-bedroom cottage in Flintshire for £208 for three nights.
The detached rural cottage is set in beautiful Welsh countryside with wonderful views. It’s an ideal location for walking, exploring the mountains, or crossing the border and visiting the beautiful historic city of Chester.
Details: Book at Airbnb.
Pen Y Bont Cottage
Found at the northern end of the Brecon Beacons National Park Trecastle, where Pen Y Bont is located, is surrounded with a wealth of fun for outdoor-loving families.
The cottage sleeps four and has a huge garden for kids to play in while around the village there’s lots of historical buildings to explore including the Trecastle motte and the site of the Roman matching camps.
It’s cheaper if booked for a week, which costs £280 from Friday to Friday over half term.
Details: More at www.sykescottages.co.uk
Prices are correct as of Saturday, February 2.