Make the most of the bank holidays and May half term break with a holiday away for the family. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to stay in the UK, as there are plenty of cheap May half term holiday deals where you can go somewhere much warmer without having to spend a fortune.
May is a good time to take a family break, to relax and unwind before the rush of activities the second half of the summer school term brings - sports days, exams and saying goodbye to this year’s teachers.
Here are some of our top picks for where to go in the May half term holidays:
Famous for year-round sunshine and with a travel time of a little over 4 hours from the UK, Gran Canaria is an ideal May half term holiday destination. Many of the hotels in Gran Canaria have kids clubs filled with activities to keep your little ones entertained. If you fancy venturing beyond your hotel there are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore and a range of different theme parks for some real May half term family fun in the sun.
Packed with family-friendly resorts, quaint villages, and weather starting to warm up into 20+ degrees, Ibiza is a hot pick for the May half term holidays. Choose a relaxing beach resort in the North for your family break and you’ll find some of the island’s best restaurants there too. At approximately 2 hours away from the UK, Ibiza is a top choice for a quick May half term break if you have infants as well as school age children, and if your brood includes any over 18’s then they’ll surely want to visit Ibiza’s famous clubs.
Looking to go a little further for your May half term break? Cape Verde offers an island escape with all-inclusive hotels, beaches and if you’re the type of family that likes to get active on your holidays, you’ll find plenty of watersport activities, mountains to climb, and volcanoes to explore. Cape Verde is approximately 6 hours away from the UK, making it ideal for a far flung May half term break.