Family trips for February Half Term in Scotland

​Feeling the pressure to come up with ideas for February half term? Now is the perfect time to discover what the half term has to offer! With an abundance of activities and a range of places to visit, from an exciting Safari Park to must-see castles, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

To celebrate the extensive and ever-expanding range of Vauxhall family cars, James Haugh has created a must-read guide for family trips to take in February. Set to have your kids having fun all week long, these must-visit expeditions, are not only exciting and great value, but also right on your doorstep! What are you waiting for? Read on, get the family together, grab your keys and let’s go.

Some of the best family destinations over the half term holidays

Kelburn Castle And Country Centre

Expanding across an impressive 3,500 acres, surrounded by spectacular views of the bordering Scottish sea, Kelburn Castle and Country Centre in Fairlie is said to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful woodlands, and most interesting castles. With its exquisite countryside landscape, eclectic castle wall design, and abundance of adventure-filled activities on offer, there is no denying this is a must-visit destination the whole family will enjoy!

If you are looking for iconic beauty, the Kelburn Glen waterfalls and deep gorges are spectacular and lead to fantastic views of the islands of the Firth of Clyde. Its Secret Forest with complex woodland paths, and raised walkways with surprises at every turn, as well as activities such as Mountain biking and horse riding are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Our Crossland X is perfect for driving through the rural Scottish countryside. It’s ample-sized boot is ideal for families who are planning to take to the road for the whole day (as you can fit as much food as you might need to keep your kiddies well-fed) or for those planning to stay overnight in one of the Castle’s traditional suites! Plenty of room, comfortable seating, what more could you want?!

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

This February half term, why not embark on an adventure and take the whole family to visit the wonderfully wild Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park near Stirling. With a fantastic range of activities to choose from, such as the drive-through safari experience, sea-lion shows and boat-trips around chimp island, Blair Drummond is sure to keep your family entertained all half term long! From fierce lions, magnificent elephants and exotic tigers to the legendary coves of thieving pirates, and added bonus options such as face-painting and pedal boats, the Safari and Adventure park is jam-packed with activities for all the family.

With so much to do and so much to see, it’s likely you will be navigating your way home after a fun-filled day in the early evening once the sun has set.  Fear not, as our Astra will get you home safe and sound.  Available with IntelliLux LED matrix headlights that automatically adjust the shape of your high beam to maximise visibility, as well as a front camera system that includes lane departure warning, forward collision alert and traffic sign recognition the Vauxhall Astra aids safer driving. 

Not only this, our Astra can help you exit a jam-packed car park and get you out a sticky spot with its hands-free advanced park assist and rear-view camera technologies.

Some of the best family destinations over the half term holidays

Dolphin Watching at Chanonry Point

If you and your family are looking for an adventure that will be memorable for years to come, then we have the perfect activity for you! Dolphin spotting on the coast of Moray has got to be up there with some of the best things to do this half term.

Venture along the northern coast up to Chanonry Point at the end of Ness Road in Fortrose, for your chance to see a breathtakingly beautiful pod of 160 bottle-nosed dolphins frolicking in the Moray Firth. The intelligent mammals are elegant and playful, but not always easy to spot, so be sure to travel up the coast to different locations for your best chance. Make sure to keep your eye out for other finned friends, as cheeky seals, porpoises and minke whales are also known to turn up to the party! You can also head inland in search for the famous Loch Ness Monster…

To make the trip even more unforgettable, why not travel in our Mokka X. The ideal car to take on the windy roads along the Scottish coast, the Mokka X is all about quality, comfort and an airy, welcoming space. Designed with supportive, high-mounted seats (perfect for peering out the windows in search of bottle-nose dolphins!) and comfortably placed controls add to the sense of roominess. The Mokka X is sure to make the trip around Inverness and Chanonry Point one of enjoyment and comfort. As well as X-pertly meeting all the needs of the family, the Mokka X’s Electronic Climate Control includes a dual-zone setting meaning you can set a different temperature for each side of the SUV. At James Haugh, we think of everything! 

National Museum of Flight

This half term, why not get your geek on and explore the history of aviation at the National Flight Museum in East Lothian? Inviting visitors to expand their knowledge on the former airfield as well as aviation history as a whole, the museum is interesting, interactive and a must-visit destination this break. The newly restored hangars at the Museum tell the stories of military and civil aviation over the past 100 years, showcasing the world-class collection of aircraft alongside uniforms, documents and photographs, in thought-provoking displays that are set to have the whole family engaged and interested. What’s more, the Concorde experience that celebrates the day when Scotland's Concorde took the skies in the first BA Concorde fleet commercial passenger flight, allows you to get up close and personal to a G-BOAA aircraft! Cool, right?

And if geek is your thing, our Insignia Country Tourer is sure to wow you with its advanced technology. The perfect family car for top-of-the-range travel, our new Insignia Country Tourer is adorned with state-of-the-art features such as the optional extra Intellilux matrix headlights with clever auto-adjust settings, a cruise control system and an optional seat massage. Almost as cool (and technically advanced) as aerospace invention!

Some of the best family destinations over the half term holidays

And there you have it; our guide to keep the little ones entertained over the February half term. From exotic animals, picturesque castles and dolphin watching, it’s safe to say there is plenty to keep the kids entertained throughout the holiday break! A chance to learn, discover, explore and enjoy, these half term highlights are the perfect cheap trips for the family, and are ones not to be missed! And what’s more, our strong range of family cars at James Haugh are sure to add to the enjoyment.

If you’re interested in booking a test drive for any of our family Vauxhalls, get in touch here.