Keeping the ideas fresh for half-term activities is not always easy, especially in the colder months. With a week’s worth of days to fill, why not mix things up by planning a fun day trip? There are so many fantastic family-friendly half-term activities and attractions to visit just a short drive outside of Glasgow. So we’ve partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to give you inspo on some of the best ones for you to try this February half term.
With over 400 branches in the UK, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is such a convenient option for planning a spontaneous road trip. From economy cars to people carriers, you can find the perfect vehicle to suit your family, and you can save 10% on any rental until March 31.
This late 18th-century clifftop castle wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Disney film or an award-winning period drama. Throughout the surrounding 260 hectare estate, you can explore everything from woods, beaches, and parkland to manicured gardens, fruit-filled glasshouses, swan ponds, and play areas. Wandering around this magnificent estate will truly transport you to another time entirely. And when you’re done adventuring, the Home Farm Kitchen and Home Farm Shop are great options to grab something delicious to eat.
🚗 approximately 1 hour 10 minutes drive from Glasgow
If your main objective for a February half-term day trip is to help the kids let off as much steam as possible, then Briarlands Farm should more than meet your criteria. And thanks to their February Fun for a Fiver deal, you can enjoy discounted tickets at just £5 per person for the entirety of Feb! It goes without saying, there are loads of adorable farmyard animals to meet and feed, but the fun doesn’t end there! In between getting to know the furry residents, there’s also a jumping pillow, football golf, tractor and trailer rides, archery, and more. The indoor play area is perfect for little ones up to the age of 7, and if you didn’t have time to pack a picnic, you’ll be very well fed at the Farm cafe.
🚗 approximately 45 minutes drive from Glasgow
It’s hard to believe that entry to such an astoundingly beautiful country estate is free, but lo and behold! Aside from being a wallet-friendly option, Dumfries House is a great place to get the kids engaged with a bit of 18th-century history. The estate itself is home to an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture, not to mention the exquisite neoclassical architecture, but there’s plenty more to see throughout the surrounding 2,000 acres of land. From the Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden and the wildlife-filled Arboretum to a brilliant adventure playground and the yew hedge maze, this tranquil heritage site has something for everyone in the family.
🚗 approximately 1 hour drive from Glasgow