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Our tops picks for the May half term break

Top picks for the May half term break

When April showers fade away into the warm evenings of May, we often feel ready for a family adventure. But with so many May half term activities on offer, how can you make that final decision on where to go on your holiday? To help you plan your best ever family trip we’ve put together some travel inspiration so you can book your break with confidence. 

Choose your landscape

When choosing where to go for May half term, it’s best to decide on the location first. We’ve got 11 locations across the UK each with its own unique vibe - all you need to do is choose which beautiful landscape your family likes best. 

Rugged mountains in Snowdonia or sweeping moorland in Yorkshire, beautiful Cornish beaches or the Norfolk broads. Wherever you go you’re sure to find yourself exploring every single day. 

During May the forest is bursting with life and because each of our locations offers endless trails for walking and hiking, you can experience it all. From gentle strolls and family friendly walking routes to more challenging hikes for adventure seekers, you’ll be able to discover some of the most breathtaking corners of the UK. 

Family exploring the forest

Select your activities 

Once you’ve chosen a location it’s time to fill your trip with activities. Although it’s tempting to spend the entire May half term curled up with that book you’ve been trying to finish, all that spring time energy and fresh air is hard to resist. 

Why not transform your May half term break into an adventure holiday? Complete with canoeing at Thorpe Forest, archery at Blackwood Forest or gorge walking at Ardgartan Argyll for an adrenaline fuelled day trip. 

You can also pay a visit to our Forest Rangers. Each of our locations has a resident Forest Rangers - a local wildlife expert ready to share the secrets of the forest with you. Little ones can learn how to become a Mini Forest Ranger while the entire family can venture off on a guided woodland walk. 

Boy doing archery

Explore what’s nearby 

The beauty of a Forest Holiday is that it offers time and space to curate a break that fits around you. Each of our locations is secluded enough to ensure complete bliss but close enough for you to soak up the local atmosphere. 

May signals the start of summer with musical festivals, street food markets and outdoor cinemas offering the ultimate in half term fun for all the family. It’s also a great time to tick those big attractions off your to do list. Explore the Eden Project, dive into the North Yorkshire Water Park or step back in time at Roar! Dinosaur Adventure the UK’s largest dinosaur adventure park. 

Eden Project in Cornwall

Enjoy the ultimate woodland cabin experience

May half term is so much fun that everyone is going to want to tag along. That’s why you can choose from a range of cabins to make your half term holiday the best it can be. Whether you need a pet-friendly cabin for your furry friend or an extra room so the grandparents can visit, we’ve got it covered. 

You can also add on extras such as in-cabin entertainment packages and pizza night pack. Then once you’re settled in all that’s left do is fire up the barbecue or kick back in the hot tub as the sun sets around you. The perfect way to make your half term one to remember. 

A May half term holiday that’s tailored to you is just a few clicks away. Book your family break and start your Forest Holidays adventure. 

Family getting pizza delivery