The best half term getaways for families spring 2017

Tuesday 09 May 2017 by Florence Evans May Half Term is the perfect time to take a break from it all and plan a family getaway. This year, think outside the box and do something a little different with an apartment staycation. The UK has so much to offer, from shows to sit back and relax in, activities to let off a bit of steam, arts and crafts for some family fun and shopping for that all important “you” time. We’ve got your half term covered this Spring ...


In the big smoke this Half Term there is so much going on for families – especially if you’re a fan of West End shows. Our top picks include Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden, Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in Soho, the much-loved classic The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in Covent garden or Wicked at the Apollo Theatre in Victoria. Browse their range of morning matinées or evening viewings here and book in your Half Term treat with the kids.

Try our gorgeous apartments in London’s West End at SACO Fitzrovia or the East of the city with our Canary Wharf apartments.


This Half Term, get active with the kids and try something new. Air Hop trampoline park in Cribb’s Causeway will unleash your inner Tigger and make for an afternoon of delight for all the family. It’s the world’s largest trampoline park and is a great way to tire everyone out - your kids will sleep well that night! Afterwards if you’ve still got some energy, follow your trip with a meal out at Jamie’s Italian, with loads of great deals this half term such as pasta dishes for £5 or even the super lunch deal, with two course for £11.95.

Stay at our Broad Quay apartments on the harbourside or choose our West India House apartments for a city centre location.


We can’t think of a more delicious a day out with the kids than a trip to the magical Cadbury World, offering all sorts of chocolatey and fun things to do. Get some insight into the manufacturing process, watch ‘chocolate in 4D’, experience the chocolate Aztec jungle, have a go at chocolate-making, learn about the Cadbury story and visit the world’s biggest Cadbury shop. And this Half Term, there’s plenty of events for families - such as magic shows and puppetry. That’s the kid’s day out sorted, and of course adults won’t be complaining if there’s a little chocolate on offer!

Stay at our spacious apartments in the centre of it all, in Birmingham’s Brindleyplace.


Feed your imagination at the Nottingham Contemporary Art gallery, where you’ll find plenty of Half Term activities this season, ideal for those who love arts and crafts. With fun-filled workshops for all the family to enjoy, the gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm, with reduced hours on Sundays and admission is free.

Our apartments at The Ropewalk are the perfect place to stay whilst on a family getaway in Nottingham.


Challenge yourselves at Bath Escape to banish boredom and strengthen your family team building skills in a game that combines logic with team spirit. The fun begins with you being locked in a room for between 60-75 minutes and cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues to make your great getaway. Open all year round and situated in Bath’s city centre, this place is sure to be a light-hearted challenge and fun-filled stop when spending time in beautiful bath.

Our stunning apartments are set in the heart of Bath, within the lovely Georgian terrace of St James’s Parade.


Embark on a ‘Sightrunning’ tour of the City. Along with Cape Town, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Paris and London, Cardiff has begun offering these fast-paced tours of the whole city for those who like to combine a workout with a spot of sightseeing. Choose trails that tour the city centre with a host of historic landmarks, jog around Cardiff Bay, or both! The tracks are long enough to cover most of the city can be covered to get your cardio fix - these up and coming sight running tours are the new way to see the city. Visit Cardiff’s Sightrunning website here to book your next tour.

Stay in our Cathedral Road apartments, just a stone’s throw from Cardiff city centre.


Manchester’s King Street will come into its own this Half Term with its annual street festival. Set in one of the city’s most exclusive shopping districts, the street will come alive with an array of music performances, arts and crafts, food and games to keep the whole family entertained. They’ll even be a range of in-store events held by retailers and restaurants - and some exclusive gifts including free fizz while you’re there. This year, the street festival will now offer an art garden and street painting - good fun for all the family. Manchester’s King Street festival will be held on the 3rd and 4th of June, and entry is free.

Our Manchester aparthotel near Piccadilly offers delightful apartments with plenty of space for all the family.

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