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May Half-term Breaks

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Rose Cottage, a charming stone cottage located in the village of South Cave in East Yorkshire. Pet-friendly. Garden with barbecue. Close to amenities. Market Weighton 7.6 miles; Beverley 9.2 miles; York 27.2 miles. (Ref. 1145230)

  • Wi-fi

7 nights from Fri 31st May £538

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.6

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A coastal first-floor apartment resting in Dartmouth, Devon. Near the Town centre enjoying River Views. Totnes 14.7 miles. (Ref. 1098468)

  • Wi-fi
  • Dishwasher

7 nights from Fri 31st May £893

  • Sleeps5
  • Bedrooms3
  • PetsYes

    4.9

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This elegant, semi-detached barn conversion sits in Bolton near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Off-road parking. Pet-free. Smart TV. Rural location. Enclosed garden. Penrith 11.5 miles. (Ref. 1076223)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £1082 £912

  • Sleeps8
  • Bedrooms4
  • PetsYes

    4.7

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This stunning holiday home rests in Scremerston near Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Off-road parking. En-suite bedrooms. Garden. Pet-friendly. Family-friendly. Alnwick 28 miles; Holy Island 11.8 miles; Edinburgh 60.2 miles. (Ref. 1098617)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £2324 £2053

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsNo

    4.8

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An idyllic cottage set in the village of Ilton, Somerset. Countryside setting. Outstanding views. Ideal for couples. Taunton 11.3 miles; Yeovil 18.7 miles; Bridport 20.3 miles. (Ref. 1072510)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV

7 nights from Fri 31st May was £574 £487

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.7

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  • Sykes rating

High quality ground floor apartment in quiet spot in Tenby. Stroll to beaches. WiFi. Off road parking. Saundersfoot 3 miles. (Ref. 956038)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £1253 £1049

  • Sleeps3
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.9

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This wonderful all-ground-floor renovated cottage is situated in the hamlet of Dundry, near the city of Bristol, Somerset. Spectacular countryside views. Stylish interior. Bristol 7.2 miles. Bath 16.8 miles. (Ref. 1014609)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

7 nights from Fri 24th May £821

  • Sleeps5
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.9

    Outstanding

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A lovely, sizeable apartment in Beaumaris, on the Isle of Anglesey. Sea views. WiFi. Close to Snowdonia. Menai Bridge 4.3 miles. (Ref. 1011993)

  • Wi-fi
  • Dishwasher
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 31st May was £879 £744

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.0

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This superb mews cottage is located in Watchet, Somerset. WiFi. Open-plan living. Pet-friendly. Minehead 9 miles. (Ref. 1006566)

  • Wi-fi
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Sat 25th May was £808 £667

  • Sleeps9
  • Bedrooms5
  • PetsNo

    4.3

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Stunning luxury home in Tirril just a few miles from Ullswater. Open fire. Luxury kitchen. Four bathrooms. WiFi. Off-road parking. Penrith 4 miles. (Ref. 972480)

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  • Off-road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 31st May was £1304 £993

  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
  • PetsYes

    4.9

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An elevated three-bedroom lodge resting on Bwlchgwyn Chalet Park in Aberdovey, Gwynedd. Pet-friendly. Countryside views. Rural. Ground-floor living. Tywyn 6 miles; Machynlleth 9.6 miles. (Ref. 1105114)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £1485 £1299

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.3

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A wonderful detached, single-storey cottage nestled next to the owner's home in Bwlchgwyn, near Brymbo, North Wales. Idyllic, rural setting. Ground-floor living. Off-road parking. Garden. Gwynfryn 2.1 miles; Brynteg 3.3 miles; Wrexham 6.1 miles. (Ref. 1072755)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 31st May £660

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsNo

    4.8

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This first-floor loft rests in Much Cowarne, near to Bishop's Frome, in Herefordshire. Open-plan. Super-king-size. Rural location. Bishop's Frome 3.4 miles; Hereford 10.1 miles. (Ref. 977693)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from Fri 24th May £539

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.0

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An impressive first-floor apartment on the waterfront in Lyme Regis in Dorset. Sea views. Well-presented. Great location. Family-friendly. WiFi. Lyme Regis 0.1 miles; Charmouth 3.1 miles; Seaton 7.9 miles; Weymouth 28.6 miles. (Ref. 1105980)

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7 nights from Fri 24th May was £1883 £1581

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.8

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A fantastic second-floor apartment resting in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Near a beach. Off-road parking. Close to amenities. In a National Park. Nice views. Robin Hood's Bay 5.7 miles; Scarborough 19.7 miles; Pickering 20.6 miles. (Ref. 1113934)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £1153 £1101

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.8

    Outstanding

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A contemporary semi-detached cottage nestled in Welford-On-Avon, Warwickshire. Open-plan. Countryside views. Off-road parking. Stratford-upon-Avon 6 miles; Chipping Campden 9.8 miles. (Ref. 1084222)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £953 £745

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.9

    Outstanding

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A pretty second-floor apartment resting in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire. Sea views. Open-plan. Smart TV. Dog-friendly. Bridlington 15 miles; Hull 16.6 miles. (Ref. 1083531)

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  • Off-road parking
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 31st May was £889 £653

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.7

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A characterful two-bedroom holiday cottage settled in Helmsley, in North Yorkshire. Garden. Pet-friendly. Washing machine. Kirkbymoorside 6 miles; Pickering 13.1 miles; Thirsk 14 miles; York 24.1 miles. (Ref. 1089307)

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  • Washing machine

7 nights from Fri 31st May was £821 £741

  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
  • PetsYes

    4.5

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Bright and spacious semi-detached barn conversion in rural location in hamlet of Berrington Lough. Underfloor heating, countryside views. Berwick 8 miles. (Ref. 1016388)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Sat 25th May was £1694 £1400

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.8

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This delightful annexe rests in the village of Gayton, Norfolk. Off-road parking. Country views. King's Lynn 7.7 miles. (Ref. 1026350)

  • Wi-fi
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  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from Fri 24th May was £832 £710

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.