Even though the kids don’t go back to school till next week Daddy E and I have already had our usual discussion around February half term holidays and what will we do this year. Usually we like to holiday with both sets of parents at least once a year as this gives them time to spend with Roo and also allows us to have a bit of a break with some extra hands on deck. Our logical choice always seems to be self catering. For us this is a setup that really works and gives us freedom and flexibility and my mum and I are dab hands at packing meals on the move so it’s just like a home away from home for us.
In the past we’ve had some amazing holiday breaks across the UK. Two years ago we rented a gorgeous cottage in Scotland in the Lothians that was beautiful and so well furnished it was an absolute dream to be in. Then we had a little hideaway in Wales one year on the coast near the Mumbles and we could get out to the beach with Miss Roo and being out in the country had us all tuckered out every night and we slept like logs.
This year for February half term we don’t want to travel too far and being in Staffordshire we are within easy reach of some lovely national parks such as Pembrokeshire National park and I sat on the laptop last night looking at some stunning luxury cottages online from Wales-Cottages in absolute breathtaking settings, I was particularly taken with Snowdonia but am not sure what the weather is like at that time of the year.
Daddy E so far has fallen in love with the Old Dinas Arms in Pembrokeshire as I can see he’s got his eye on a few trips to the local pub as it’s in the little town of Fishguard (no doubt dragging my father with him to prop up the bar!). The kitchen looks stunning on this property and would certainly make cooking for all the grandparents easier as it looks really well equipped.
Even if the weather isn’t great for February half term, and let’s face it with 2012 being cited as one of the wettest years for quite some time you never know what you will be able to get up to, there’s still plenty of attractions both indoors and outdoors for all ages with beautiful blue flag beaches, horse riding and fishing for the dad’s.
If you still need ideas for things to do then check out Visit Pembrokeshire that has a whole host of information and tourist guides on there to get you started in planning your holiday away.
We hope to be having a big family meal this weekend to have a look at all the cottages available for half term that we’ve seen whilst looking online, I’ve already started putting stars on the ones that me and Miss Roo like the best; she seems to have good taste like her mummy and picking ones that have big rooms and roll top baths (a girl after my own heart).
Wherever we decide to go this year I am sure it will be another cracking family holiday and be a half term holiday to remember with lots of memories that will get filed into our memory boxes.
If any of my fellow bloggers have any suggestions for great holiday destinations in the UK I’d love to know what they are so please post them below as it might through some new alternatives into the pot.
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