May Half Term Holidays

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If parents were to pick one of the six traditional holidays and half terms as the time for a ‘staycation’ (or just ‘stay at home’), it would most likely be the May half term. Understandable – spring should have sprung (emphasis on should), meaning the UK will look at its glorious best, but might we point out a few reasons why May may be the ideal time to take the family away?

Reason one: May half term family holidays might be subject to slightly higher air fares and accommodation rates, but that's as nothing compared to the hikes we parents can all unfortunately expect during the summer holidays or at Christmas. If you're restricting yourselves to one foreign jaunt in our warm(er) months, then why not make it May and staycate in summer? Or you could splash out and do both, of course.

Reason two: May in Europe should be properly glorious without being so hot you have to hop inelegantly across volcanically hot sand to reach the sea, or to slather the children in sheep dip volumes of sunscreen.

Reason three: Some further flung family-friendly destinations are at or near their best - weather-wise - at this time of year, so a May half term family holiday represents an ideal time to fly further afield to destinations such as the Caribbean, Malaysian Borneo and Mexico, especially given the off-prices.

So if you're planning a luxury family May half term holiday with younger children in tow, then remember that much-loved children's party people Sharky & George, who we work with, also put together a box of tricks filled with bits and bobs to keep the children entertained throughout the trip.

We could go on, or you could.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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