Our next top half term tip is a bit of a special one especially if you're a nature lover. It's a bit further away than other tips we've made but boy is it worth it!
25 miles from Bockenfield is Seahouses, a quaint fishing village with a beautiful beach and an abundance of tasty fish and chip shops. Even more special though are the boat trips that leave the village taking nature lovers to the beautiful Farne Islands.
The Farne Islands lie 2 to 3 miles off the Northumberland coast between the charming fishing village of Seahouses and the awesome Castle of Bamburgh.
The Farne Islands are home to one of the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuaries in England where you can see one of the country's favourite birds the puffin! There are few better places to see them up close than on the Farne Islands. This rare bird is a firm favourite with our visitors, offering endless photo opportunities in the height of the breeding season. There is also a large colony of Atlantic Seals regularly spotted here too!
Join one of the numerous cruise trips held year round and explore this most glorious of archipelagos aboard Billy Shiels' fleet of seagoing motor vessels maintained to Marine Coastguard Agency standards.
See we told you it was special and certainly worth the trip!