The weather is beginning to warm up and plenty of families are planning ahead for half-term.
While some will be jetting off abroad or hoping for a fun UK staycation many of us can’t afford it due to skyrocketing prices.
Luckily, there’s still plenty to do from museums to beaches within a few hours drive of most homes.
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Theme parks are an especially good day trip out as they have plenty of fun for all the family – but most of them aren't open until March.
Thorpe Park is set to re-open in March with a brand new ride – Ghost Train for scare fans.
While Alton Towers has launched a brand new pop-up for those close to London ahead of its opening date of March 18.
Helpfully, the new experience is totally free.
Fans of the eerie can get complimentary tickets to an extraordinary experience as Alton Towers Resort is launching a pop-up haunted dolls house.
The mysterious giant dolls house is coming to the capital on Wednesday 15 February during half-term.
It’s been created tease the launch of the theme park’s newest dark ride, The Curse at Alton Manor, which launches this spring.
So if you’re looking for something fun do do while the kids’ are off school then this could be it.
The Alton Towers website states: ‘The Curse at Alton Manor.
“A haunting dark ride, taking you on a hair-raising journey through the spectacular twists and turns of the cursed Manor.
“Coming, ready or not! The abandoned Alton Manor, repossessed under mysterious circumstances, will be inviting you inside.
“Have your wits about you as you ride deeper into the historic Manor.”
Tickets available via the EventBrite listing here, but be quick – it’s limited ticket entry only.
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