Great things to do with kids during half term

Family day out
by Limara Salt
25 January 2023

February half term is upon us, and that means parents across the UK are hastily making plans to keep their offspring happy and entertained. But never fear, because as a member of Virgin Red it just means more opportunities to earn or spend your Virgin Points. Whether you fancy a day of sightseeing and tourist attractions or just fun, family activities, Virgin Red has something for everyone.   

Choose day outs via train 

Exploring new horizons doesn’t have to mean travelling a great distance, especially as there are so many incredible places to explore here in the UK. Cities like Brighton, Cardiff, and Manchester are great choices if you want to spend a day snapping historic buildings, shopping for goodies, and eating out.    

Make sure you purchase your train tickets through the Virgin Trains Ticketing app to earn points on any journey from any station across the nation.

Adventurous activities with National Trust  

There’s no shortage of outdoor activities for all ages across the UK with National Trust. Outdoor family trails, nature-inspired activities and fun with crafts are just a few options for you and yours during this school break – and if you grab a National Trust membership for the family you’ll earn two Virgin Points per £1 you spend.

See the sights with the family  

Half term is a great time to do some sightseeing, and for less than 20,000 points, the entire family can experience the most popular tourist attraction in the UK.

Over the course of the 30-minute experience,’s London Eye gives visitors amazing 360 views of London’s most famous landmarks and on a clear day you’ll be high enough to see up to 40km. Nab tickets for two adults and a child for 17,750 points.  

Toys for toddlers 

While the big kids focus on days out and fun things to do, it’s important to keep the tots entertained, too. LEGO has been delighting children and adults alike for decades, and their Duplo range as well as LEGO sets are perfect activities for toddlers. Better yet, you’ll earn up to 4 points for every £1 spent.  

And finally, a treat for kids big and small

After a long week of activities you deserve something nice to end the week, and for just 200 points you can bag a Greggs muffin or doughnut. Sweet! 

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P.S. We always do our best to include the most up to date information but our offers do change from time to time. Click on each offer for the current points price and all the details.