Family trips for February half term in the South West

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

To celebrate the extensive and ever-expanding range of Vauxhall family cars, West End Motors - Vauxhall 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.

Best places to visit with the Family over February half term

Powderham Castle

Situated in a beautiful deer park on the bank of the River Exe, Powderham Castle is a must-visit historic destination for the family this February half term. Home to the Earl and Countess of Devon, and dating back 600 years ago to the Victorian Era, the Castle’s picturesque countryside surroundings and exquisite grandeur found in the castle rooms makes it a highlight destination this half term. A stone’s throw from the iconic Exeter Cathedral, the Castle not only boasts interesting history and impressive décor, but also a range of attractions for the whole family to enjoy. There’s something for everyone at Pet’s Corner, with an adorable donkey, pot-bellied pigs, goats, guinea pigs, tortoises, and even stick-insects! Discover the castle’s animal escapade outside as you venture into the Deer Safari Park and follow the interactive animal print trail.

If you’re looking for the ideal car for the trip to the coast, then our Mokka X is perfect. All about quality, comfort and airy, welcoming space, the Mokka X is designed with supportive, high-mounted seats, comfortably placed controls and premium trim that all add to the sense of roominess, making the trek to Powderham Castle one of enjoyment and comfort. As well as expertly 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 West End Motors - Vauxhall, we think of everything!

Wookey Hole Caves

Deep in the heart of the Mendip Hills, why not discover the world-renowned Wookey Hole Caves. Visitors are invited to wander the mysterious walkways and float along the enchanted technicolour river, as they learn and understand the legend of the caves and the cavemen that once inhabited the enveloped, jagged-edge cavern many years ago. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Expanding upon its iconic coves, the Wookey Hole Caves have incorporated 20 exciting activities, including the Wookey Circus Show, Pirate Adventure golf, a 4D cinema and the cave museum, to name but a few!

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.

Mr Mulligan's Lost World, Cheltenham

The man, the myth, the legend; Mr Mulligan’s Lost World in Cheltenham welcomes you to take a dive into the life of one daring explorer and his golfing escapades. A world where Jurassic creatures lurk in the shadows and wait for their next meal; and where the jungle meets the deep, dark sea and treasure is hidden in secret spots across the ancient and unruly landscape! Through all of this, the adventure-themed 36-hole golf course challenges you to putt your ball to victory. Who knew crazy golf could be quite so crazy?!

For added confidence before the big 36-hole golf challenge, travel in style with the all-new Grandland X. With an elevated driving position so you literally sit higher in their seat, the Grandland X will have you looking and feeling like a pro before the big match. With ample storage to store your own golf clubs (should you wish!) and top-of-the-range-tech including the intelligent cruise control and multi-adjustable ergonomically certified seats, the Grandland X will have you feeling relaxed and comfortable ready for you to swing your way to success. 

We The Curious

Bringing science to Somerset, We the Curious is an interactive, intergalactic charity aimed to not only expand the knowledge and scientific understanding of its visitors, but also to make science fun and accessible to all. So, if your family are looking to get their geek on and broaden their mind with all things science and discovery, then this is the place. With an aptly named Science Team on hand to guide you across the two floors of exhibits and live shows, you’ll be sure to have broadened your knowledge and discover how far humans have come in understanding the universe and everything within in it.

And if geek is your thing, our Insignia Country Tourer is sure to wow you with its advanced technology. The perfect 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. Now that’s what we call science! 

And there you have it; our guide to keep the little ones entertained over the February half term. From the beautiful deer park at Powderham Castle to the technicolour Wookey Hole caves, it’s safe to say there is plenty to keep the kids busy 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 West End Motors - Vauxhall 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.