February half term breaks

Compare 40+ trusted brands

Find your perfect holiday or hire car

ATOL protected

Book your holiday with confidence

Part of MoneySuperMarket

Saving you money for more than 15 years

Covid-19 secure

Find flexible bookings with our partners

We compare millions of holidays from the UK’s leading travel companies
jet2holidays logotui logoeasyjet-holidays logolove-holidays logolast-minute logoexpedia logoon-the-beach logo

February half term marks the end of the first long, hard slog since Christmas, and it's a great time to get away with the family. Make the most of the break and escape for some winter sun, take a trip to the ski slopes or the chance to visit one of the world's great cities. Where will you choose?

Escaping from wintry weather in February can be tricky, so here we round up some great ideas to help you get the holiday you need and deserve. At this time of year you'll need to travel further afield than the Med to bask in sunshine.

Consider the Canary Islands for a good-value break with temperatures in the mid-20s and long stretches of sun. Heading further afield to destinations such as the Red Sea, Florida, the Caribbean, the Maldives, Goa and Dubai will also give you plenty of sun to top up your vitamin D levels and leave you with a healthy looking tan.

February is a great time to take a city break before high temperatures make sightseeing hard work. For the more northern cities you will need to wrap up to keep warm - but with lots to see and do they make fantastic locations for family holidays.

From Athens and Rome through to Berlin and Stockholm - and of course the classics such as Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona - there are plenty to choose from. And at this time of year you'll also get great holiday prices with cheap flights and hotels on offer.

If you don't want to travel overseas or are looking for a shorter break, there's also plenty to do in the UK - whether you want to introduce the kids to a new city or enjoy some quality time as a family on a cottage or holiday park break.

Latest travel tips and advice

Inspiration

10 things to do this February half term break

Don't let February's dreary weather get you down - there's plenty of ways to keep the kids amused over the half term, whether you're looking for a last-minute getaway or a local event.

Read moreabout 10 things to do this February half term break
Travel advice

7 rip-offs when travelling with kids - and how to avoid them

Read moreabout 7 rip-offs when travelling with kids - and how to avoid them
Inspiration

7 of the best city break destinations for families

Read moreabout 7 of the best city break destinations for families
Read more from the blog

Our latest holiday deals

Take a look at these top destinations...

Get your travel essentials sorted for less

Flights

Fly away with an incredible deal. Search and compare a huge range of airlines today.

Compare Flights

Car Hire

Finding the right wheels is much more than getting the cheapest price. Compare a range of car rentals.

Compare Car Hire

Travel Insurance

Make sure you find the right cover. Compare a range of comprehensive travel insurance policies.

Compare Travel Insurance

Transfers

Get from A to B hassle free with an affordable transfer. Compare a range of options and save.

Compare Transfers

Hotels

Whether you’re after boutique in Berlin or affordable in the Algarve, the right hotel is just a comparison away.

Compare Hotels

Parking

Make sure your ride is safe and secure while you’re away. Compare a range of airport parking deals.

Compare Parking

Related destinations

Sign up. Be inspired. Travel.

Subscribe now for hand-picked holiday deals, inspiration and the latest travel tips, straight to your inbox.

Sign up to newsletter

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign up button you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.