February Getaways for Half Term
Kids off for Half term in February? Why not take a quick break in Scotland and enjoy a change of scene and a breath of fresh air in one of the great cities or country locations with your loved ones? We take a look at some of the best attractions and events to keep them occupied as well as offering you some great hotel deals that won’t break the bank.
We know how hard it is to constantly keep kids entertained, especially when they seem to get so many breaks from school these days. We’ve found some cracking stuff going on in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. This neck of the woods is so easy to get to as well, so even if you fancy ditching the car and taking the train, there’s a fabulous rail network from just about anywhere in the UK.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and an abundance of pleasures await you. All year round, visitors can enjoy luxury shopping, a vibrant and eclectic nightlife and internationally acclaimed tourist attractions and galleries.
There’s always plenty going in Glasgow all year round and February is no exception. The city’s great venues have an amazing line up of entertainment so why not make a night of it by taking in a live show or concert?
The nationwide tour of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ will be gracing the stage of the Kings Theatre from 6-11 February and a week later you can take in ‘Ben & Hollie’s Little Kingdom‘ on 17-18 February.
Family favourite Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries comes to town in February and you can catch it at the city’s famous clydeside arena, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Glasgow and its surrounding area is packed with exciting landmarks and places of interest that you will simply love exploring. There are some great attractions, tours, day trips and walks of discovery that will help you make the most of your time in the city and tick off a few ‘must see’s’ along the way. Or for thrill seekers, there’s also indoor snowboarding and skiing in Glasgow!
FREE Things to do in Glasgow
Not everything has to cost money to be fun, you know. The city of Glasgow is blessed with some of the finest museums and galleries and some of them are totally free! Here are a few of the great landmarks and things you can do in Glasgow for free, it won’t cost you a ha’penny!
Pollock Country Park
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Gallery of Modern Art
People’s Palace and Winter Gardens
If the weather isn’t up to much, you can always take in a movie. The LEGO Batman movie is out in UK cinemas on 10 February 2017. Sometimes a nice family movie, snuggled up together in the cinema is just the ticket. Perhaps go for a bite to eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants in Glasgow afterwards and there you have it, another day is done and dusted with happy faces at the end of it.
And speaking of movies, another great event taking place in February is the Glasgow Film Festival– a packed programme of events that will appeal to film buffs and cinema lovers. Check out the official website for the full listings of what’s on.
There are some fantastic hotels in and around Glasgow, that are perfect for making a base from which to explore all of these great attractions. Plus, with the added bonus of cheap flights to Glasgow from easyjet there’s no excuse for not visiting. Alternatively, if you don’t want the hustle and bustle of the city, why not venture into some of the most stunning countryside you could ever dream of? Loch Lomond is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow and here you will find the perfect antidote to our busy, stressful lives.