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.