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Comparing the best destinations for February Half Term February half term marks the culmination of the long, cold term when the cosiness of Christmas has been long since forgotten, so it’s the perfect time to plan a holiday in sunnier climes with the family. Why not escape the bleakness of a UK winter in full swing for some gorgeous winter sun, a trip to the slopes or maybe a fabulous city break.

Making the right choice for a holiday at this time of year can be quite tricky due to, so read on for some great ideas to ensure you get the holiday you deserve…

In February, you will need to travel beyond the traditional Mediterranean resorts to get some guaranteed sunshine. The Canary Islands are an excellent all round destination, basking as they do in temperatures that rarely drop below the mid-20s, with long warm days and slightly cooler evenings. Dotted in the blue Atlantic sea, just off the North coast of Africa, these pretty islands offer an ideal family holiday set-up. They boast a hard to beat combination of year-round high temperatures, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes and a famous nightlife scene - so much so that many travellers loyally return year after year seeking their dose of summer sun.

If you are considering heading even further afield, destinations such as Florida, the Red Sea, Goa, the Caribbean or the Maldives may well be on your shortlist. Consider Dubai too - this wonderfully warm location can be your base to explore the UAE as a whole. Guaranteed to give you some experiences you will never forget, travelling to these more exotic destinations can be the perfect way to leave all thoughts of the miserable short days back at home in the UK.

February is ideal time to embark upon a city break before soaring temperatures in many popular destinations start to make sightseeing a chore. For the more northerly cities you will still need to pack your winters woollies, its true, but with so much to do and see, you won’t notice the cold. There are a whole plethora of beautiful cities to choose from - form Berlin, Athens, Stockholm, Prague and Rome - you will find yourselves spoilt for choice.. And, as a bonus, choosing to travel at this time of year should mean that you are able to access some real bargains - both in terms of accommodation and flights.

If you are only able to take a short break, there are some great packages on offer here in the UK - you could consider introducing the kids to a different city, or enjoy some down time as a family in a pretty country cottage with log fires, on in one of the great holiday parks that are located across Britain.

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