Now that you’ve had a small recess since the Christmas season, half term is on the horizon for the month of February for children throughout the UK. Although the weather will not be the finest of the year and the funds may still be a bit low from the end of last year, there is always an excuse to visit some great British city this coming February. We’ve suggested a few destinations of worthwhile places to visit near our affordable chain of hotels that are ideal for both wet and dry days, because we all know how unpredictable the British weather can be during our winter months.
Some of our locations based in the West Midlands, a great location for peoples travelling from the North or South and is ideally sandwiched between the diverse city cultures of Birmingham in the south, to the Peak District National Park in the north. If you don’t mind driving a short distance to some of the finer locations in the Midlands, this may be the ideal place for you. Both of the Chester hotel, and Cannock Days Inn have affordable prices throughout the year.
Tamworth SnowDome is an ideal winter themed location for the family, which can be enjoyed in any weather; the indoor centre offers options for ice skating, tobogganing, skiing and snowboarding activities with ‘Snow Fun’ experiences for families and children.
Stratford-upon-Avon located approximately an hour from Cannock is an ideal visit for families wanting to experience a bit of history with the market town offering more than 800 years of history. With a lot of Shakespeare history such as his birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and the Royal Shakespeare Company that offer shows throughout the year with matinees and evening performances – well worth a visit on bright or rainy days.
Located in the Northwest of England, Chester is a great location for people that want a good base for day trips or good mix of locations and tourist attractions nearby, with affordable accommodation available. To the West of Chester is Wales, that offers a lot of great scenic walking destination, on the other hand to the North offer exciting and popular city destinations.
Manchester offer a huge city to explore, for football fans visiting Old Trafford one of the world’s most recognised football clubs, the Place Theatre and Opera House for a little classical culture along with a variety of museums dotted throughout the city. Manchester is good destination for shopping trips, a great place to stay warm and out of the rain if the weather changes for the worse, with places like Castlefield and The Arndale Shopping Centre located in the city centre.
Liverpool has a wealth of culture and a lot of history that makes this one of the popular destinations in the UK. The country was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2008. One of the most recognised locations in the UK due to the success of The Beatles, with many themed tourist attractions throughout Liverpool, including The Beatles Story and The Cavern Club. The Tate Liverpool is a worthwhile visit exhibiting contemporary art and traditional pieces.