Even when the UK and Europe are at their greyest and coldest there are colourful, sun-drenched destinations just a short flight away – perfect winter-sun escapes for adventure loving families.
You and your family could be exploring the busy markets of Marrakech, in southern Morocco, riding mules between Berber villages in the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, mountain biking through remote desert oases and riding camels into the silent Saharan dunes. At this time of year the sunshine is warm, not hot, making the activities all the more fun. The landscape is at its majestic best, with snow on the mountains and rich, green valleys dotted with fruit and almond trees in full blossom.
Egypt is another country to consider travelling to in February, when the air is crisp and cool and the sky is almost permanently blue. This is perfect weather for all the activities you could enjoy on one of our tours here: donkey riding, felucca sailing, camel trekking, boat journeys, Red Sea snorkelling or even hot air ballooning – not to mention visiting some of the most inspiring archaeological remains anywhere in the world.
Another option for February half term is to enjoy a winter activity holiday in Europe. Very often the high pressure over Central Europe at this time holds temperatures down while offering perfect, blue-sky winter weather. Why not experience sleeping on an ice bed in an ice room at Romania’s ice hotel, perched high in the Transylvanian Alps?