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This stylish and contemporary abode is nestled within the breath-taking town of Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire. In the Nidderdale AONB. Open-plan. Amenities in walking distance. Ripon 11.8 miles; Harrogate 14.4 miles. (Ref. 971119)

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3 nights from Wed 29th May £418

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A quaint one-bedroom apartment, set in the beautiful and historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, perfect for a romantic break for couples or a relaxing break for friends and family. WiFi. King-size bed. No pets. Close to amenities. (Ref. 1091416)

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3 nights from Mon 27th May £457

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    4.6

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A unique, one-bedroom annex attached to the owners home overlooking the River Wye in Symonds Yat. Pet-friendly. Decking. Riverside views. Monmouth 5.5 miles, Chepstow 21.5 miles. (Ref. 1098905)

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3 nights from Fri 31st May was £820 £646

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A contemporary, two-bedroom cottage resting in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Sea-views. Near beach. Off-road parking. Belfast 5.6 miles; Lisburn 14 miles (Ref. 1098967)

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3 nights from Sun 26th May £488

  • Sleeps4
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    4.8

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Homely detached lodge on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon. Open-plan. En-suite. Views of River Avon. (Ref. 1012678)

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  • Ground floor bedroom
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3 nights from Fri 31st May was £917 £646

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  • Bedrooms4
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A well-presented caravan situated near Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Countryside setting. Rural views. Communal play area. Open-plan living. Bridgnorth 8.4 miles; Shrewsbury 18.6 miles; Ludlow 17 miles. (Ref. 1116347)

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3 nights from Wed 29th May £436

  • Sleeps7
  • Bedrooms4
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    4.9

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A charming, four-bedroom holiday home positioned in Downpatrick, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Off-road parking. En-suite. Close to amenities. Tyrella 7.2 miles; Ballyhornan 7.6 miles. (Ref. 1091953)

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3 nights from Sun 26th May £509

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    4.8

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A delightful, single-storey, detached timber-clad cottage in the village of Boldre in the New Forest National Park. Well-presented, furnished to a good standard. Woodburner. Lymington 2.6 miles. (Ref. 25473)

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3 nights from Fri 24th May was £841 £563

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    4.8

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A modern, semi-detached barn conversion, situated in the village of Cleeve Prior in Worcestershire. Open-plan. Contemporary. Countryside. Enclosed garden. Evesham 6 miles. Broadway 10 miles. (Ref. 973914)

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3 nights from Sat 25th May £609

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    4.7

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Beautiful cottage nestled just yards away from the beach, in the seaside village of Instow, near Bideford. WiFi. Pet-friendly. Woodburner. North Devon. (Ref. 992431)

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3 nights from Fri 31st May £602

  • Sleeps4
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    4.9

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Stunning detached cottage near the quaint village of Llandwrog. Open plan. Two woodburning stoves. Large garden. Wifi. Parking. Caernarfon 6 miles. (Ref. 924328)

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  • Baby-friendly

3 nights from Tue 28th May £657

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes
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Molly's Cottage, a beautifully-decorated holiday abode in the lovely village of Scampston near Malton. Underfloor heating. Off-road parking. Pet-friendly. Filey 15.2 miles; Scarborough 15.4 miles; York 25.6 miles. (Ref. 1148579)

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3 nights from Wed 29th May £598

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  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
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    4.9

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This charming detached, three-bedroom cottage is perched in Whitchurch, Devon. Near a National Park. Enclosed garden. Off-road parking. Dartmoor National Park 2.9 miles; Plymouth 13.6 miles; Exeter 41.2 miles (Ref. 1127502)

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3 nights from Tue 28th May £647

  • Sleeps5
  • Bedrooms3
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    4.9

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Welcoming three bedroom cottage in the popular Shropshire town of Shrewsbury. WiFi. Dog-friendly. Shrewsbury town centre 1 mile. (Ref. 975702)

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  • Games room

3 nights from Fri 24th May was £984 £690

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes
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The Crib is a charming, single-storey abode situated in the heart of Penrhyn Bay, a small town in Conwy. Woodburning stove. Near beach. Smart TV. Colwyn Bay 2.6 miles; Llandudno 3.1 miles; Deganwy 3.8 miles; Rhyl 12.8 miles. (Ref. 1140806)

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3 nights from Fri 24th May was £900 £873

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  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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    4.6

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A superb two-bedroom cabin resting in Llanaelhaearn, Gwynedd. Amazing country views. Barbecue. Open-plan. Romantic. Nefyn 7.2 miles; Portmeirion 16.9 miles; Bangor 23.9 miles. (Ref. 1127604)

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  • Baby-friendly
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3 nights from Wed 29th May £531

  • Sleeps16
  • Bedrooms8
  • PetsYes
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4 Pen Y Mynydd is an outstanding, three-storey abode nestled in the seaside town of Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Hot tub. Smart TV. Underfloor heating. Conwy 4.8 miles; Llandudno 6.7 miles; Eryri (Sonwdonia) National Park 21.2 miles. (Ref. 986831)

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3 nights from Tue 28th May £1740

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The Old Parlour, a lovely little holiday cottage resting just outside Dyserth, Denbighshire. Smart TV. Single-storey. En-suite. Off-road parking. Prestatyn 4.3 miles; Kinmel bay 7.9 miles. (Ref. 1150210)

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3 nights from Wed 29th May £341

  • Sleeps2
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Cuckoo's Rest, a lovely frist-floor holiday apartment resting in Penryn, Cornwall. Open-plan living space. Romantic. Close to beach. Near amenities. Falmouth 2.6 mile; Truro 8.6 miles. (Ref. 1152643)

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3 nights from Tue 28th May £407

  • Sleeps2
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Portland is a charming, single-storey shepherds hut situated in the quaint village of Grove, near Retford, Nottinghamshire. Off-road parking. Hot tub. Retford 3.4 miles; Gainsborough 11.3 miles; Worksop 11.5 miles; Lincoln 18.3 miles. (Ref. 1128206)

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  • Ground floor bedroom
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3 nights from Wed 29th May £425

If you are looking to enjoy all the beautiful beaches, scenic walking trails or fascinating activities and attractions of a family holiday without all the crowds and queues of the summer months, why not take the whole family one of these May half-term beaks?

Why May Half-term Breaks?

May half-term breaks offer everything you can enjoy on a holiday without all the hassle of a peak season break. So, why not make the most of the kids being off school and whisk them away for a May half-term holiday? Whether it’s a short break near a UK city or a week-long holiday on the British coast, there’s a perfect getaway for everyone in this collection.

Whilst many Brits favour the summertime for a staycation, we think a Spring getaway is just as special! During this time, you’ll get to see adorable, new-born animals during a countryside walk, soak up the blossoming flora of the UK’s forests and make the most of seasonal attractions as they begin to open.

Get away for a May half-term holiday full of fun and adventure that both you and the kids will enjoy, creating valuable memories for the future.

Places to Visit During a May Half-term Holiday

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to locations for a May half-term break! For little ones, or those who prefer a slower pace when on holiday, there are numerous bustling fishing villages in Norfolk to wander around or there are plenty of beautiful blue flag beaches that are ideal for bathers and building sandcastles in locations like Pembrokeshire. If the weather turns there are plenty of farm parks and zoos scattered across the country, as well as theme parks like Alton Towers in the Peak District.

Other great places for May half-term breaks in the UK include:

Scotland

Snowdonia

Brecon Beacons

Lake District

Cornwall

Devon

Edinburgh

York

Chester

Types of Spring Holidays

No longer interested in May half-term holidays UK? Don’t worry, there are ample spring holidays to choose from. If you’re looking for a holiday during the Easter period, we recommend browsing this range of Easter breaks or these April holidays. Or, if you want to treat mum to a memorable getaway, why not check out this collection of Mother’s Day cottages? Only after a short getaway? A May bank holiday break or spring bank holiday cottage could be perfect for you. View the full selection of short breaks around the UK.