With the February half term quickly approaching, families everywhere are on the lookout for that perfect getaway: somewhere scenic, fun, and packed full of family-friendly adventures. And if you think such a place sounds too good to be true, think again! With its blend of natural beauty and exciting events, a family holiday in Somerset offers a brilliant escape for all ages. We’ve rounded up our five favourite reasons why we think you should spend your February half term in Somerset.
1. Festival of Snowdrops at East Lambrook Manor Gardens
A visit to the Festival of Snowdrops at East Lambrook Manor Gardens is a must for any family looking for February half term holiday ideas. The event runs throughout February and showcases a stunning array of snowdrops in a beautifully picturesque setting. Entry to the garden is £7.00 or free for under 16s.
Alternatively, head to Wheddon Cross to witness another breathtaking snowdrop spectacle. Park at Wheddon Cross and catch one of the organised buses where you’ll find a short walk through the enchanting Snowdrop Valley.
2. February Half Term Somerset Trail at Dunster Castle and Watermill
Immerse your family in history and nature with the February Half Term Trail at Dunster Castle. The trail guides families through the grounds of a mesmerising castle and alongside a working watermill, offering a unique chance to explore Somerset’s rich heritage. The trail costs £3 on top of the normal admission price and features plenty of questions and activities, perfect for curious young minds.
Plus, since we’re already there, why not participate in the annual snowdrop planting at Dunster Castle? This is a great experience for any Somerset family holiday that encourages children to engage with their environment. The event is free (though normal admission charges still apply) and falls on 14th February 2024, with drop-in sessions running between 10am-12:30pm and 1:30-3pm.
3. The Family Tree Trail at Hestercombe
Another great reason to visit Somerset this February half term is the Family Tree Trail at Hestercombe. This outdoor adventure leads families through stunning gardens and wooded areas, encouraging exploration and discovery in nature. It’s an ideal activity for families seeking a blend of adventure, education, and outdoor fun during a stay in a holiday cottage in Somerset. The trail is free as part of the garden admission and runs throughout the February half term.
4. Alice in Wonderland at Cedars Hall, Wells
For a touch of magic and whimsy, the Alice in Wonderland show on 17th February 2024 in Wells is set to be a must-see. Filled with live music and puppetry, the show brings Lewis Carroll’s classic tale to life and is perfect for children and adults alike. Tickets range from £8-10 and are free for children aged 2 and under, so combine it with a day out in the quaint city of Wells and have a great time this February half term!
5. Somerset’s Spectacular Countryside
The best things in life, as they say, are often free – and Somerset is no exception! With rolling hills, frost-covered fields, and brooding woods, the February half term is a great opportunity to get out into the countryside and discover what this picturesque county has to offer.
At Lakeview, our holiday cottages in Somerset offer the perfect base for you to set off and explore. With a range of comfortable, family-friendly cottages, you’ll enjoy the full home-away-from-home experience. So, what are you waiting for? Book a holiday this February half term and discover Somerset for yourself!
Are you interested in visiting Somerset this February half term? Arrange a stay in one of our holiday cottages for a fun week with all the family! Please get in touch if you have any questions or view our gallery to see what our accommodation has to offer.