February half term is the perfect time to get away for all families, the weather in Britain will still be wet and cold, and it’s the kids’ first-time off school since the new year began – so it’s the first opportunity of the new year you’ll have to go on holiday. What other excuse do you need to get away?

Dubai

Dubai is a hotspot amongst tourists towards the beginning of the year because of its annual shopping festival, which provides visitors with an unforgettable shopping experience. The World Expo is currently being held in Dubai until the 31st of March 2022, and children get free access to experience a showcase of talent and achievement from around the globe. Make sure to check out the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which is open all year round and provides guests with a multitude of unique experiences such as being able to virtually fly over Dubai on a Falcon’s Eye View. Or if culture and heritage is more up your street, then you can go to the Dubai Museum to find out history about the UAE. The weather in Dubai around February is really warm – often around 20°C if not hotter. 

Phuket

February in Thailand has very warm temperatures with minimal rainfall, so it’s an ideal place to get away from Britain’s winter downpours. Phuket has everything from breath taking spots of cultural heritage, to the most magnificent underwater landscapes to go diving at the beautiful Ko Phi-Phi. Thai cuisine has its own distinct characteristics, full of soul and spice, and mixes flavours of Chinese and Malay influence to create culinary masterpieces that you must try when you’re on the island. A very family-friendly resort in Phuket is the Angsana Laguna, where you can try all the soulful Thai-cuisine to your heart’s content. The isle’s ‘home of hangovers’ is the west-coast sin city of Patong which is full of go-go bars – perfect for parents to let their hair down, whilst the kids are preoccupied at the children’s club.

Cancun and Riviera Maya

Mexico is a great holiday destination for families because its people are all so friendly and welcoming. It is home to a rich history of Mayan culture, which is perfect for people who are seeking a bit of heritage to add to their holidays. The weather in Cancun in February is like a hot summer’s day in Britain, so it’ll be nice enough to get your summer clothes out but also not too hot that you can’t function. If an adventurous holiday is what you’re after, then make sure to check out the Rio Secreto which is the largest non-submerged cave in the Yucatan peninsula and you can swim through the underground river on a guided tour. The Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa is a particularly great place for families to stay in Cancun, due to the fact that there is a range of different activities on offer from Golf to Movie Nights under the stars.

The Maldives

The Maldives could easily be described as the most beautiful place on planet earth – filled with colourful coral reefs, clear waters and white sand beaches, it’s an amazing destination for any type of traveller. Despite its beautiful surroundings and relaxing beachfront aura, there’s much more to the Maldives than first meets the eye. Tourists can take part in a wide array of activities on the isle of Meradhoo, such as a sea-life encounter, snorkelling, diving and jet-skiing The weather in the Maldives around February is at its best, it’s very warm and dry and there’s often 10 hours of sun each day. 

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