Holiday in May Half Term

As the vibrant colours of spring unfold, a holiday in May presents a delightful time to escape to a charming cottage. With longer days, blossoming flowers, and pleasant temperatures, a May half-term break offers the perfect opportunity to embrace the beauty of nature and indulge in peaceful relaxation. Discover the joys of a May getaway and rejuvenate your senses amidst picturesque surroundings. So, escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, bask in the joys of May, and create cherished memories in the serenity of a cottage retreat.

With milder temperatures and longer daylight hours, May provides an ideal climate for outdoor activities. Explore the stunning national parks, hike along coastal trails, or enjoy water sports on picturesque lakes and rivers. Whether you prefer gentle strolls or exhilarating adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy during a May half-term break in one of our cottages.

Holiday in May

Cottages in the Lake District


Cottages in the New Forest


Cottages in Cardigan Bay


Inspiration of where to go for May half term break

Stuck for inspiration for things to see and do with your little ones through this period? We've put together our top 10 list of fun activities that won't break the bank;

  1. Outdoor Adventures: Explore national parks like the Lake District, Snowdonia, or the Peak District for hiking, picnicking, and enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

  2. Visit Historical Sites: Discover the rich history of the UK by visiting castles, palaces, and historic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Tower of London, or Stonehenge.

  3. Beach Getaways: If the weather is favourable, head to coastal areas like Cornwall, Devon, or the Isle of Wight for some beach fun, sandcastle building, and coastal walks.

  4. Family-Friendly Attractions: Explore theme parks like Alton Towers, Legoland, or Chessington World of Adventures, offering entertainment for kids and adults alike.

  5. Cultural Exploration: Visit museums and art galleries in cities like London, Manchester, or Edinburgh. Many offer special exhibitions or events during school holidays.

  6. Outdoor Events and Festivals: Check for local events and festivals happening during the half-term, from food festivals to outdoor concerts or street fairs.

  7. Nature Reserves and Wildlife Parks: Spend time in wildlife parks, nature reserves, or botanical gardens, enjoying the flora and fauna while engaging in educational activities.

  8. Outdoor Sports and Activities: Try kayaking, cycling, or zip-lining in adventure parks or designated trails across the country.

  9. Farm Visits: Take the opportunity to visit farms offering activities such as animal feeding, tractor rides, and farm-to-table experiences.

  10. Camping or Glamping: Consider a family camping trip or indulge in glamping for a fun and comfortable outdoor experience.

Oaklands Glamping and Treehouse - Heartwood Treehouse - UK43598

Fun filled family half term breaks in the UK

May is a month filled with vibrant festivals and cultural events across the UK. From food and drink festivals to music and art celebrations, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and festivities. Discover charming market towns, attend traditional May Day celebrations, or explore historical sites with special exhibitions and guided tours.

After a day of exploration, retreat to the comfort of your cottage. Unwind in a cosy living room, enjoy a book by the fireplace, or relax in a private garden or hot tub surrounded by the scents and sounds of spring. Immerse yourself in the beauty of blooming gardens, vibrant meadows, and verdant countryside. From the picturesque Cotswolds to the breathtaking Lake District, you'll find a myriad of destinations boasting stunning landscapes that are perfect for leisurely walks, bike rides, or simply soaking up the natural splendour.