​Family trips for February half term​ in South Wales

Feeling the pressure to come up with ideas for February half term? Now is the perfect time to 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, Newtown 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.

Dryslywn Castle, Tywi Valley

Sat on the charming hilltop of Twyiv Valley, with views that extend for miles across the majestic greenery of Carmarthenshire, Dryslywn Castle is a must-visit historic destination for the family this February half term. A pre-historic icon, combined with its exquisite countryside landscape and spectacular view of the meandering river below, there is no denying this is a destination worth visiting.

As you venture further towards the Carmarthen hills, you will be able to take in even more of the outstanding scenery of the Welsh countryside. Our Crossland X is perfect for a road trip driving through the hills. Its ample-sized boot means the SUV not only has enough room for families to prepare for unpredictable British weather bringing along anoraks, fleeces, gloves and shorts for everyone, it also means you can store as much food as you might need to keep your kiddies well-fed all day long.

Some of the best family destinations over the half term holidays
Some of the best family destinations over the half term holidays

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

This February half term, why not embark on an adventure and take the whole family to visit the wonderfully wild Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Pembrokeshire. With four exciting arenas of fun to choose from, including the zoo, fairground and play area, Folly Farm is sure to keep your family entertained all half term long! From long-legged giraffes, charming chimpanzees and cheeky penguins to the legendary coves of thieving pirates, and fantastic fairgrounds featuring mesmerising magic shows, the adventure park and zoo is jam-packed with activities for all the family.

If you’re looking for the ideal car for the windy roads in Southern Wales, then our Mokka X is perfect. All about quality, comfort and welcoming space, the Mokka X is designed with supportive, high-mounted seats and comfortably placed controls that add to the sense of roominess, making the trek to Folly Farm 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 Newtown Motors Vauxhall, we think of everything! 

National Show Caves

For families looking to travel back in time, the National Show Caves in Abercraf, Swansea are the ideal destination for enthusiastic explorers. A testament to the curious travellers that discovered the caves many years ago, visitors are invited to follow in their footsteps and wander through the hooded walkways as they learn and understand the legend of the caves.  With three caverns to chosen from, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! If you’re brave enough, make sure to visit the aptly named “Bone Cave” which unveiled 42 human skeletons dating back 3,000 years ago. Alternatively, why not check out “Cathedral Cave”, a colossal cave passageway, decorated with thousands of delicate ‘straw’ stalactites, waterfalls and unusual formations that adorn the cave walls.

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. 

Some of the best family destinations over the half term holidays


Bringing science to South Wales, Techniquest is an intergalactic science centre with a mission to embed science in the Welsh culture. Families are invited to come along and expand their scientific understanding in a fun, collaborative environment, making science accessible to all. So, if your family is looking to get their geek on and broaden their mind with all things science and discovery, then this is the place. With Science Theatre and Planetarium shows on at the centre, you’ll be sure to have widened 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 keeping the little ones entertained over the February half term. From exotic animals, picturesque ivy-clad castle ruins and the National Show caves, it’s safe to say there is plenty to keep the kids entertained 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 range of family-friendly cars at Newtown Motors Vauxhall are sure to add to the enjoyment.

If you’re interested in booking a test drive in any of our family of Vauxhalls, get in touch here.