May half-term is the perfect time for the kids to go on holiday. Spring is in full swing and the weather is warming up but sometimes it feels like your work schedule just won’t allow the time – there’s hardly any time to plan, let alone actually going abroad! Knowing this, we at HolidayparkSpecials decided to try to make it easier by sharing our top 3 May Half Term Holiday ideas that don’t require too much time commitment. Whether it’s spending time in beautiful Ardennes holiday homes, or just admiring the unique beauty of the Baltic Coast – we have something to suit the whole family and create the best May Half-term holiday!
May Half-term in the Belgian Ardennes
The Belgian Ardennes is typically characterised by stunning valleys, ancient forests and meandering streams so Springtime here is not to be missed; perfect for a May half-term holiday. The blooming nature makes for great outdoor activities for you and the kids such as canoeing, cycling, swimming at the beach and hiking. At Landal Village l’Eau d’Heure all of these outdoor activities are available to you and your family in addition to the homely Ardennes holiday cottages you can rent, and the great facilities the park itself has to offer. The kids can play with life-size LEGO and enjoy themselves on both the indoor and outdoor playgrounds, all whilst you take a moment to relax at the wellness centre. On top of all of this, the Belgian holiday park is extremely easy to get to as well! Brussels South Charleroi Airport is just an hour’s flight away from the major UK airports and Landal Village l’Eau d’Heure is a 40-minute drive from the airport. So grab your kids, rent a car and take a long weekend visit to the Ardennes – the best choice for last minute May half-term holidays!
May Half-term on the Dutch Coast
It’s so great to finally be able to enjoy spending time outdoors now that the weather is much warmer and what better way to take advantage of it than by spending your holiday on the water, and since the Netherlands is a country dominated by water, our next top May half-term holiday destination is Friesland; a unique province in the Netherlands! It’s set apart by its language, landscape and culture, and the surrounding areas of the RCN Holidaypark De Potten allow you to explore it all in great detail. The park itself is absolutely perfect if your kids are big water sports fans. With a sailing school, a boat rental service and a pirate ship just for the kid’s entertainment, they can be made to feel like the captain in charge of this family holiday. When it comes to the Netherlands, in general, exploring the canals by a small private boat is an absolute must when it comes to Friesland holidays; there is nothing like seeing parts of the country from the water. And as it’s your own private boat you can bring music and snacks and just enjoy yourselves. Or better yet once you’ve gone exploring the waters you can grab lunch at the restaurant… on the water. If you’d rather stay more on the mainland but still near the water and all its activities, we recommend you stay at Hogenboom Holidaypark Emslandermeer. Both Holiday parks are situated about 45 minutes from Groningen Airport, a fairly decent amount of travel time in exchange for an unforgettable May half-term break for the whole family!
Enjoy a Luxury Seaside Holiday
Last but not least, on our list of May half-term holiday ideas, is a real seaside vacation in the Baltic Sea! When it comes to Baltic Sea holidays, Germany is the best place to go, with many beautiful holiday parks on the coast. At Holidaypark Schönhagen Strand, for example, you and the kids can spend all day on the beach, sunbathing, building sand castles and burying each other in the sand! The park is very family-friendly so your kids are bound to make new friends to enjoy their time at the beach with, ideal for that last minute May half-term getaway! Whilst the kids are off at the beach with their new friends, you can head back to your luxury cottage directly on the coast and relax in the hot tub, sauna or steam room; whichever cottage facility tickles your fancy when booking! On another day of your coastal trip, you can venture into the surrounding areas and visit museums, public swimming pools, or check out the many great restaurants. And to top it all off, your kids can enjoy travelling around the area with their family in style if you rent either an electric bike or Segway from the park; who’s a cool parent now, huh?
More May Half Term Holiday Ideas
The great thing about these Top May half-term holiday ideas is the fact that they are just the tip of the iceberg. If there is another type of holiday that you think the kids would love or another destination you have always been wanting to take them then check out all the holiday parks we have that are perfectly suited for the May half-term break. And from all of us here at HolidayparkSpecials we hope you have a great vacation no matter what you do or where you go.