May Half Term Holidays

May half-term holidays combine the joys of spring with the onset of summer, and this often means a week of fun and activities spent out in the sunshine (with a bit of luck!) It also marks the last school break before the summer holidays and is a chance to get together as a family, have some well-deserved time off school and work, and share some much-needed quality time.

Luckily, we have plenty of options when it comes to choosing your home away from home for the May half-term holiday. From luxury lodges and cottages with fully equipped kitchens and private hot tubs, to family-friendly holiday parks with swimming pools and onsite entertainment, we have a variety of properties to suit all ages and group sizes, ready to welcome you for your May half-term holiday.

Whether you’re looking for a beach break in Cornwall or Devon, a scenic getaway in the Lake District or the Yorkshire Moors, or a city escape to Edinburgh or York, we’ve got you covered with a huge choice of accommodation all over the UK. The country is bursting with historic sites, stunning coastlines and natural wonders just waiting to be discovered and explored. So, choose your perfect accommodation, pack your bags and get ready for a May half-term holiday to remember!

Kids in a swimming pool

Dog friendly lodges for the May half term holiday


Hot tub lodges for the May half term holiday


Holiday parks with swimming pools for the May half term holiday


How to spend the May half term holiday

Head for seaside fun on the coast...
Longer days and warmer temperatures mean that May is often a great time of year to head to the UK coast. Traditional seaside resorts like Blackpool, Bournemouth and Brighton offer bustling Victorian pleasure piers, family-friendly amusements and arcades, and lovely beaches for sunbathing, picnicking and dips in the sea. Along the stunning coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, the breathtaking beaches come alive with holidaymakers enjoying watersports like surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Scenic walking routes like the South West Coast path offer a chance to discover hidden coves and incredible views.

Explore city sights and attractions...
If you’re after a May half-term holiday packed with museum trips, shopping sprees and an endless choice of activities and attractions, then a city break might be just the answer. Discover fun activities and days out with the kids, like The Chocolate Story in York or Peppa Pig World in Southampton. For culture and history, explore enchanting castles in Warwick, Cardiff and Oxford or visit interactive museums in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool. With so much to see and do, you’ll never be bored on your May half-term holiday in the city.

Discover nature and wildlife in the countryside...
The UK is filled with National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and RSPB Nature Reserves, allowing you to experience the most incredible nature and wildlife on your May half-term holiday. Hiking and cycling routes in the Peak District, the Yorkshire Moors and the Scottish Highlands are a great way to explore lush countryside and rolling hills while enjoying an active day out as a family. Trips to one of the UK’s many zoos, aquariums or safari parks offers the opportunity to see exotic wildlife up close, with many places offering animal encounters which allow you to get even closer.

Family having fun on the beach

Where to stay for the May half-term holiday

From cosy hideaways to super spacious sanctuaries, we have lodges, holiday parks and cottages to suit families and friendship groups of all shapes and sizes! Choose a countryside cottage for a serene escape, a lodge with a hot tub for a luxury getaway or a coastal holiday park for family fun by the beach. The May half-term holiday of your dreams awaits!