Experience the Lou Queernaval festival in Nice, South France

If you’re looking for a great February family vacation idea, the Lou Queernaval festival in Nice is a must. This unique, festive winter experience in the south of France will delight your whole family and be one of the best February family vacations you’ve ever had.

This best-of-February family vacation carnival is held in February every year. Its origins date back to the Middle Ages when it was one of the first festivals ever to be authorised by the church, whereby the members of the public were allowed to wear masks to make fun of those in power.

This family vacation February delight falls around the same time of year and coincides with those of the Catholic persuasion being able to overindulge by scoffing boatloads of meat and gloriously fatty foods and partying like crazy prior to the beginning of the 40-day fast of Lent leading up to Easter.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Lou Queernaval carnival, including families with children. In fact, they are made very welcome. To maximise the fun, you can make or rent fancy dress outfits to heighten the merriment. When it comes to family February vacation ideas, this fancy dress carnival takes some beating. Your kids will love it, and it’s free for all to enjoy.

After your day’s partying on this most festive of February family vacations, you can retire to your chosen nearby Belvilla holiday home.

A Family Vacation February Tobogganing in Tyrol

Enjoy one of the best February family vacations by tobogganing in the Austrian Tyrol. Not everyone wants to ski, and tobogganing is a really fun alternative that the whole family can enjoy. With all the snow you’ll find in the Tyrol at this time of year, it would be a shame to waste it, and tobogganing or sledding (called “rodeln” in Austria) makes for great holiday excitement.

Did you know that the Tyrol has more than 750 km of toboggan runs? It’s a super family February vacation idea, and it’s not just fun for the kids. There are plenty of advanced runs for those grown-ups who dare to try them.

All that tobogganing is likely to help you work up an appetite, and what better way of filling those hungry tummies than stopping off at one of the mountain huts? You can tuck into apfelstrüdel or some lightly sweetened pancake strips known as kaiserschmarrn, served with some delicious fruit compote. While the grown-ups can wash it down with some Glühwein (hot mulled wine), the kids can enjoy a mug of scrummy hot chocolate.

This is one of those top February vacation destinations your family will treasure forever.

After a day filled with frolicking in the snow, what better than returning to your Belvilla holiday home or apartment and starting a warming log fire and roasting some schaumbecher (pink marshmallow)?

Tivoli Gardens – top February vacation destination in Copenhagen

This coming year, why not treat the family to a trip to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark? It’s a top February vacation destination that everyone, regardless of age, will enjoy. Tivoli Gardens is actually the oldest amusement park on the planet and was the original inspiration for the Disney World theme parks.

You can visit it any time of year, of course, but in February, still in the clutches of winter, it is enchanting. The trees are adorned with a snowy white mantle, and the gardens are exquisitely decorated. You’ll also catch a delicious waft of mulled wine in the air as you walk the grounds.

There is plenty to keep the family amused at Tivoli Gardens on your family vacation in February jaunt. You’ll find tons of exciting rides which are open throughout the winter. There is also a superb ice-skating rink and some stunning light displays — especially the ones around the lake.

Every night, there are two different light displays. They are best viewed from the bridge overlooking the lake. Look for the beautiful, illuminated swans out on the water.

While you’re visiting Denmark, why not grab the opportunity to witness the awesome Northern Lights? All in all, this is one of those best-ever February family vacations you can imagine and made even better if you book one of the 221 Belvilla holiday home rentals in Copenhagen.

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