Children will be kept busy with chocolate-making classes, bread-baking and hut-making. Stay in cottages tucked away in the wood or ultra-modern apartments in the heart of the village. Best of all is the Aqualagon, a vast glassed-in waterpark with slides galore and outdoor lagoons heated to 30C.
Disneyland Paris is just four miles away.
• Seven nights in a Clan Comfort Cottage from February 16 starts at £1,560 for two adults and two children. villagenatureparis.co.uk; 0845 351 2878.
Hit the beach at Costa Calma on Fuerteventura. The H10 Tindaya hotel sits right on Sotavento beach in the south of the island where windsurfers come to do their thing.
Rooms come in nautical colours, with tiled floors and balconies overlooking pools or the sea.
Onsite activities include volleyball, football pitch and mini golf.
Enjoy cocktails in the lobby before heading to the disco for live music and dance shows. Bird lovers will love the nearby Jandia Natural Park, a haven for birdlife.
• Three nights start at £595pp, all-inclusive, based on four sharing. Departs Gatwick February 18.
Just outside the pretty North Yorkshire town of Harrogate lies a working farm with a lovely cottage.
Young children will love getting up close to the resident sheep and Clydesdale horses.
Birchwood Stable Cottage sleeps up to five and has an onsite tennis court.
Cyclists will love exploring the country lanes, and historic York with its striking minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre are nearby.
Don’t miss the National Railway Museum, home to the world’s fastest steam engine, which is running half-term activities galore.
• Three nights start at £529 from February 18. Cottages.com; 0345 498 6900.
Heading to the slopes for half-term is perenially popular with families, as it offers the last chance for a decent snowy getaway.
Chamonix, just north of Mont Blanc doesn’t just offer world-class Alpine skiing, it’s also the birthplace of mountaineering.
Pierre & Vacances are offering seven days at Résidence Le Chamois Blanc, which sleeps up to five.
Have a hit of tennis, or let the children loose in the kids’ clubs and indoor heated pools while mum enjoys a massage or a workout.
It’s a stone’s throw from the Aiguille du Midi cable car. As well as skiing, there’s dog sledding, snowshoeing and paragliding.
• Prices start from £1,008, self-catering. Departs February 16.
pierreetvacances.co.uk; 08700 267 145.
Turkey’s Dalaman District is an Instagrammer’s dream.
With pine-covered hillsides, golden sandy beaches and turquoise sea it’s a top spot for a winter sun getaway.
The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme resort caters beautifully for families with 10 swimming pools, an aqua park, kids’ clubs, and even an on-site petting farm.
There’s a spa for grown-ups and gazebos dotted along the private beach.
Gourmands will be spoilt for choice with an abudance of cuisines including the Vela Riverside Fish Restaurant, Alize Italian, Far Eastern and Japanese eateries.
Stay in modern rooms overlooking either mountains or sea. Nearby are natural springs and trips along the Dalyan River to see the famous Caretta-Caretta turtles that swim alongside the boat.
Afterwards, hit the mud baths for a silly family photo.
• Seven nights start at £1,534, all-inclusive, from February 17. hilton.dalaman.com.
Dubai is always a winner for a winter getaway.
The JA Beach Hotel sits on the coast and overlooks a pristine golf course.
Downtown Dubai is around 40 minutes away and there’s a complimentary shuttle service into the centre and Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park for guests.
Relax under swaying palms or enjoy some pampering in the spa. There are kids’ clubs, a tennis academy, fishing trips and an equestrian centre.
Beyond the hotel are Dubai’s flashy malls, desert adventures and the Wild Wadi Waterpark.
The immaculate rooms feature artworks, printed fabrics and granite-clad bathrooms.
Some have a private terrace overlooking the beach, or there are higher-level rooms with views across the sea.
• Seven nights start at £1,800pp, all-inclusive, four sharing. Departs Heathrow Feburary 16. tropicalsky.co.uk; 01342 886941.