27 Jan Half term ideas: cornwall & marrakech
Soak up some sunshine and culture this half-term holiday with a trip to Marrakech
Morocco’s Red City assumes the title of the first African Capital of Culture this year and there’s plenty to take in, including recent additions the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
Book a three-night culture break with Marrakech Riad and up to two children go free. The package costs from £319 per adult staying in a spacious family suite with master bedroom and sitting room at their newest property, Riad Spice (based on two adults sharing) and includes: private airport transfers, arrival evening dinner, daily breakfast served at the time of your choosing, morning walking tour with a local guide and a morning tour of the city palaces and gardens by horse and carriage.
Flights are extra and cost from £44 one way with easyJet from London Gatwick.
February half-term in Cornwall is all about getting back to nature and being creative
Book a woodland lodge at The Cornwall Hotel & Spa near St Austell from £165 per night (minimum 2-night stay, based on a 2-bedroom self-catering lodge sleeping up to six people). Drawing on Scandinavian style and influenced by the surrounding 43 acres of parkland, the lodges boast open plan living, fully equipped kitchens and widescreen TVs with Freeview and DVD.
But kids will be tempted outdoors to discover the woodland kitchens where imaginations can run wild making mud cakes and visiting the Bug Hotel. There’s also the Gwendolyn Trail, with 20 riddles to be solved to discover the history behind the hotel, formerly a 19th century summer home for a wealthy banker and his family.
Or check into the hotel on a B&B basis and kids stay free, from £110 per room per night. (Based on two adults staying in a Luxury double room with a sofa bed, suitable for up to two children under 12 years. On a bed & breakfast basis, supplements apply over a weekend stay).
Just five miles away, the Eden Project is a must visit for Half Term, where children are invited to work with an artist to create a giant multicoloured art installation. And follow the Living Colour trail to discover some of the brightest and boldest shades found in nature.
Other facilities on site include an indoor pool (& spa for mum and dad) and an adventure playground plus craft bags available daily during February half-term.