Family breaks in winter
Whether you’re looking for ideas for a family break or things to do in the half term holidays, there are plenty of ways to keep the whole family happy this winter.
Ever wondered where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started? This family-friendly museum has answers for children and adults of all ages.
Location: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Once Britain’s best kept secret, this major visitor attraction was also the filming location for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Location: Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Step inside the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and feel the films magically come to life.
Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire
Gather your friends and family and start planning a memorable Christmas in one of Forest Holiday’s luxurious log cabins in Sherwood Forest.
Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
A must-visit destination for chocoholics of all ages, Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham is full of fun indoor activities and things to do when it rains.
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
The idyllic Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire offers a perfect retreat if you’re looking for a luxurious festive getaway.
Location: Swadlincote, Leicestershire
Perfect for family breaks, a stay at Church Farm Country Cottages in Bradford on Avon offers an ideal countryside retreat.
Location: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
With hundreds of acres of forest to explore and a constantly expanding list of activities, Center Parcs offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.
Location: Rufford, Nottinghamshire
Ride 21 view-filled and traffic-free miles along the ‘Cinder Track’, the old coastal railway line between Scarborough and Whitby.
Location: Whitby, Yorkshire
Relaxing is all you and the family need to worry about at this historical barn in the heart of the English countryside.
Location: Cothill, Herefordshire
Spend the day ambling around mountains and fells of the Peak District before enjoying a relaxing evening with whole family at The Old Bakehouse.
Location: Hope Valley, Peak District
Explore the power of your own imagination with exhibitions, installations, events and activities for all ages at Oxford's newest museum.
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Enjoy a family holiday at Middle Farm Cottages, where you can get to know their growing range of farm animals and escape from the daily grind.
Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire
With a huge range of indoor and outdoor attractions to visit, there’s loads in Manchester this winter for those looking for activity and adventure.