February half term is looming and you might be worrying about what to do with the little ones. Fear not! If you’re off on your February half term holiday, we’ve rounded up some of the best things for families to do in France.
Trying new things
One of the best things about February half term is that it’s the perfect chance to try something new as a family. It’s a break from school and work that gives you the perfect opportunity to recharge those batteries.
In France, we love our food. But we’re sure that tucking into delicious cheeses and bread is something you Brits will love as well. And this February half term is the perfect opportunity to share that love with the kids and get them to try something new.
Whether you’re at home, watching the drizzle from the windows, or in France, exploring the local specialities, a little French food isn’t out of reach. Why not set up a table of fun, interesting foods and get stuck in as a family. Tear off bits off baguette, nibble some French cheese with your fingers (we recommend a soft brie or a comté), or even make yourselves a cheese fondue to dip into! If you’re feeling very French, why not get the kids involved in making a traditional ratatouille that you can eat together as a family.
There are so many delicious French foods that kids love – start off with our guide to meat-less French delicacies.
Learning the Lingo
Another great February half term activity is to learn a little French together! Before setting off on holiday, you can sit down as a family and learn your bonjour from your au revoir!
In fact, sticking with the food theme, we’ve pulled together a short guide to ordering food in French! If speaking all that French is just too tempting, have a read of our food guide to Brittany, and book yourself a family holiday!
Skiing is a fantastic family activity. It’s got a reputation as being pricey, but book your ski accommodation with us and stay in the French Alps or Pyrenees for a bargain price!
Visit the pistes during the February half term, and keep all members of the family happy. Throughout France, there are ski resorts that are brilliant for families. As well as beginner-friendly and green pistes, French resorts provide access to endless entertainment, from kids’ clubs to ice skating, swimming to indoor rock climbing.
Ski holidays are also a great place for the kids to make new friends. They’ll get to grips with the snow in ski school alongside other children their age. There’s nothing like falling on your derriere to turn new friends into good friends!
France is blessed with beautiful landscapes and gorgeous paths and trails to help you explore them. Tog the kids up in wellies and coats and get out and explore the French countryside! Even when it’s chilly, the landscape is populated by interesting wildlife, and as spring swings round, new plants and flowers begin to peak above the soil – perfect for little ones to learn all about. Read our guide to some of the best walks around France for a little fresh air inspiration.
If the kids prefer two wheels to two feet, rent some bikes in the French countryside and get exploring. Moliets, Le Teich and Isle sur la Sorgue are three fantastic destinations for family-friendly activities in the countryside, from kayaking (don a wetsuit and you’ll be fine!) to exploring caves.
For something entirely different, why not take the kids on a spontaneous city break? We recommend Montpellier. It’s young and lively while remaining understated and chic. Not only is it’s completely beautiful, it also has a safari zoo, plus an aquarium. There’s also lots of green space, perfect for impromptu picnics. Families will be delighted with the range of restaurants and bars on offer in Montpellier. You’ll find traditional French foods such as omelettes (French-style of course) and crêpes, as well as other interesting dishes, such as bouillabaisse for the little ones to sample.
There are so many fun activities for families to do during half term in France. Book yourselves a bargain holiday and get planning today!