Hooray half term is nearly here providing the perfect opportunity to escape with the family to seek out some much needed sunshine. Whilst it’s a great time to relax we also know how active kids can be, so our friends at Scott Dunn have put together a selection of half terms breaks that provide the perfect balance between rest and play. Be it splashing on the beach in the Maldives, camel riding in the desert in Marrakech or bottle feeding baby rhino’s in Kenya.

  1. Niyama

With a tagline of 'Nature's Playground', Niyama has something for all. Not only home to one of our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club for children from 12 months to 12 years, water lovers will be spoilt for choice. With the expertly run FLOAT watersports centre in the heart of the resort younger guests can go on tailor-made PADI dives courses, as well as enjoy a whole variety of sports in and on the water, including waterskiing, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and the fabulously named seabobbing.

Scott Dunn offers seven nights at Niyama, Maldives from £2,895 per person. This is based on a family of four sharing a beach suite on a B&B basis and includes flights and seaplane transfers.

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  1. Marrakech and the Mountains

For those looking for something a bit different this half term, Morocco is a brilliant option and the perfect destination for families with slightly older children. Spend some time exploring the fascinating cities of Marrakech or Fes, discovering new smells and tastes in the souks. You can also head up to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains for treasure hunts. Kasbah Tamadot offers excitement and relaxation for all the family. During the school holidays the hotel welcomes families and at these time kids are very well catered for with a huge range of activities available including cooking classes, pool games, tennis and table tennis to tailor to suit all ages. Why not get to know the kasbah's two camels, three donkeys and mules or take a tour of the local surroundings or on excursions further afield like camel riding in the desert.

Scott Dunn offers a week long Marrakech and the Mountain itinerary from £1,750 per person. This is based on a family of four travelling together and includes flights, transfers and a range of exciting experiences.

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  1. One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

The One&Only Royal Mirage, privately located right on Jumeirah beach in Dubai and with interconnecting rooms, is an ideal location for families. Leave your children in the safe hands of the kids club and enjoy a few hours relaxing by the pool. Tailored to various ages, the exciting activities on offer range from camel riding, henna painting and sand sculpturing. Ending the day with a sunset barbeque, children can share stories of their Arabian adventures.

Scott Dunn offers seven nights at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai from £2,443 per person. This is based on a family of four sharing two interconnecting deluxe rooms on a half board basis and includes international flights and private transfers.

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  1. Lewa Wilderness, Northern Kenya

Located in the wildlife-rich corner of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in the shadow of Mount Kenya is picture perfect Lewa Wilderness. If you are looking for a jam packed holiday full of fun this February see how much you fit into 5 days on safari at Lewa. We’re talking horse-riding, camel riding, game drives, bush walks, Waco flying, bottle feeding baby rhinos and countless other activities, it’s a brilliant option for wildlife lovers. There are three luxurious family cottages at Lewa which are set beautifully in the midst of green lawns and a flourishing garden. They come on an all-inclusive basis which makes life lovely an easy so the whole family can simply enjoy making some incredible memories together.

Scott Dunn offers five nights at Lewa Wilderness, Northern Kenya from £3,500 per person. This is based on a family of four sharing on an all-inclusive basis and includes international flights and private transfers.

For more information please visit scottdunn.com or call 020 8682 5000

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