It’s not too late to book a half-term family holiday, whether you want to chill on the beach in Thailand, go skiing in the French Alps or rent a villa near Disney World in Orlando.
If you need a little inspiration before you book, here’s a rundown of ideas for the February half-term holidays…
Koh Samui, Thailand
What’s the weather like in Koh Samui in February?
If you’re heading to Koh Samui in February you’re guaranteed lots of sunshine and hardly any rain. In fact, Koh Samui sees less rainfall in February than in any other month of the year. Daily temperatures can reach up to 86F.
Flight times from London to Koh Samui
You can fly from London to Koh Samui (via Bangkok) in around 13 hours.
Things to do
Think white sandy beaches, boutique spas and idyllic islands. You can sample traditional Thai cuisine and see the world from a new perspective on an elephant trek. Little ones will love the Coco Splash Water Park, as well as zip-lining over Samui’s rich rainforest. Other kid-friendly attractions include football golf, where you steer a football around a golf course – using your feet, of course – as well as go-karting, kayaking, crazy golf, kids’ playgrounds and beaches galore.
Where to stay in Koh Samui in February
This luxury Koh Samui vacation home is still available for the February half-term holidays.
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What’s the weather like in Orlando in February?
The weather in Orlando during February half-term holiday is perfect for little ones. Daytime temperatures begin to creep upwards as spring arrives, and you can expect it to reach a comfortable 73F during the day – warm enough to enjoy Orlando’s water parks. It’s also a good time to visit the theme parks as they aren’t as crowded as in the peak summer months (see our handy crowd calendar for more information). February is a great time for golf too, as you won’t have to endure the stifling heat experienced later in the year.
Flight times from London to Orlando
The average flight time from London to Orlando is around 9 hours.
Things to do in Orlando during February half term
There’s so much to do in Orlando you’ll find it tricky deciding where to start!
If you’re visiting Orlando for the February half-term holiday, you’ll be in time for the Mardi Gras festival at Universal Studios and the Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney World. Kids will love the never-ending theme parks, as well as other highlights like Aquatica and Gatorland. There’s also an array of fantastic shopping and entertainment districts too, like i-Drive 360, Universal Citywalk and Disney Springs.
If you need any more inspiration, there are themed dinners, wacky museums, indoor play zones and animal parks. There’s indoor skydiving too, so your little ones can actually fly – we’re not kidding.
If you stay in one of our luxury villas in Orlando, you’ll have some of Florida’s best golf courses on your doorstep, plus fantastic resort amenities like water parks, swimming pools, restaurants, sports facilities and kiddie play zones.
Where to stay in Orlando during February half term
This expansive Orlando villa is available at discounted rates for February half-term.
It offers 7 bedrooms, a cinema, a game room and a large private swimming pool – there’s also a Harry Potter-themed bedroom that little ones will love. The beautiful home is located in the exclusive Reunion Resort community, just 5.5 miles from Disney World.See all Orlando villas
What’s the weather like in Chamonix in February?
If you’re heading to Chamonix in February, you can expect lots of snow and some seriously good conditions for skiing and snowboarding.
Flight times from London
You can fly from London to Geneva, Switzerland in 1 hour, 30 minutes. From Geneva, you can drive to Chamonix in around an hour.
Things to do
Chamonix is one of the highest and most famous ski resorts in France. It’s also home to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain range in Europe. It boasts stunning surroundings and a whole host of family-friendly attractions that make it perfect for the February half-term holidays.
The half-term week is pretty busy on the slopes, but you shouldn’t let that put you off. You can avoid the waiting times by pre-ordering your lift passes. You can also book skiing lessons so you won’t have to queue for the lifts. Dining in-chalet is a great way to avoid the busy restaurants, or you could even take a packed lunch out onto the slopes.
It’s not all about just skiing either. Chamonix is a great place for non-ski activities like husky dog rides, hiking and snowshoeing. You can chill out at a spa, or visit the surrounding towns with their great shops and buzzing après ski.
Where to stay
This luxury chalet in Chamonix offers breathtaking views of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc mountain range.
There are 6 bedrooms, as well as first-class facilities including a movie theater, a game room, a sauna, a gym and a hot tub.See this villa
Turks and Caicos
What’s the weather like in February?
Like much of the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos islands have become a year-round holiday destination. The high season runs from around mid-December to mid-April, so if you visit for the February half-term holiday, you’re guaranteed great weather. Average daytime temperatures will be around 80-84F, with a constant trade wind that keeps the climate feeling comfortable.
Flight times from London to Turks and Caicos
Around 10 hours.
Things to do in Turks and Caicos in February
There’s the main tourist centre of Providenciales, as well as the quieter islands of Middle and North Caicos, and the historic capital island of Grand Turk. Each area offers its own unique character and charm, but all offer plenty of things to do.
Providenciales, or Provo as it is known locally, is the best known of the islands with a wide range of hotels, restaurants and attractions. In Grand Turk you’ll get a glimpse into Caribbean history, with the area’s Bermudian architecture and traditional laid-back vibe. You’ll find some of the best diving there, too.
Middle and North Caicos are great if you’re looking to find the best of the local environment. There are secluded bays to explore, as well as lush green woodlands and the biggest cave network in the Caribbean.
South Caicos is the centre for fishing, with lobster and conch exported from the islands. You’ll find the historic Cockburn Harbour here too, as well as secluded beaches with gorgeous views over the turquoise sea.
Most of the islands are only around 10–25 minutes by air from Provo, and most of them can be reached by boat.
Where to stay in Turks and Caicos
This elegant oceanfront villa in Providenciales is ideal for a family holiday in Turks and Caicos.
There are 3 en-suite bedrooms, as well as spacious indoor/outdoor living areas and a large infinity pool. The property is conveniently located close to Leeward Marina, and just a short drive from the famous Grace Bay Beach area.See all Turks and Caicos villas
What’s the weather like in February?
Hailed as a place where the sun shines all year round, Miami is a top choice for the February half-term holidays. Similar to Orlando, temperatures in Miami are starting to heat up for the spring, so you can expect daily temperatures of around 76F.
Flight time from London
Flights from London to Miami International take around 9 hours.
Things to do
If you’re visiting Miami for February half term, there are endless kid-friendly things to experience. There are sunny palm-fringed beaches where little ones can splash around and build sandcastles. There’s also the colourful art deco architecture, which is sure to wow visitors of all ages.
For day trips head to South Beach, a great place for swimming and water sports, as well as roller skating along the famous boardwalk. Or head to Miami Zoo, the only zoo in the US located in a subtropical climate. Another great place is Jungle Island, where you can spot exotic birds and a variety of wild animals.
It’s not just the kids that will love Miami, either. For golfers, it’s paradise. The city is also home to world-class spas, great shops and an excellent range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Where to stay in Miami
Set in a peaceful gated community in Palm Beach, this huge 5-bedroom villa is the perfect place for a family getaway.
Fringed by immaculately manicured gardens and right by the waterfront, it features a swimming pool and a hot tub, plus a movie theater and a private boat dock.See all Miami villas
If you’re booking a trip for the February half-term holidays, you can call the Top Villas travel team for any help or advice you need. Additionally, the concierge service can arrange any added holiday extras such as great value car hire and attraction tickets.