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Half-term holidays

The outdoor seating at Hempfield Stables, Cheshire
The outdoor seating at Hempfield Stables, Cheshire | © National Trust/Mike Henton

Make school holidays extra special and treat the whole family to a half-term getaway in 2024. Plan ahead now and book a May break.

With hundreds of unique holiday cottages, campsites, bothies and bunkhouses across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, we’re sure to have the perfect place for your half-term holiday.

Unforgettable family holidays

Fancy searching for shells before breakfast? Spotting deer as you picnic in your garden? Playing board games in front of a crackling fire? When you stay with us, you’re guaranteed a holiday the whole family will remember forever.

Plus, every time you stay with us you help us to look after the place you’re staying in and contribute to the restoration of other special places too.

Plan your half term adventure

The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Search for your May half-term holiday 

Our cosy holiday cottages offer the perfect base for a May half-term break. Choose from lighthouse cottages, woodland hideaways, garden retreats in the grounds of historic houses and everything in between.

Children looking through binoculars outside

Find out what's on in May 

We've got plenty of events and activities on at the places in our care. From exhibitions and guided walks to outdoor theatre events, discover what's on near you.

Need some inspiration?

Family walking their dog through Teneriffe Farm campsite, Cornwall

Top places to camp 

Why not take the family on a camping holiday this year? From woodland pitches to sites near the beach, take a look at our best campsites and find one near you.

Family on bikes enjoying the gardens at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. Bicycles can be hired at Clumber daily from April to September, and at weekends and holidays from October to March.

Family-friendly holiday cottages 

From fun-filled summer escapes to relaxing and cosy winter breaks, there's plenty of places to enjoy a family holiday in the UK with us. Play hide-and-seek in the woods, surf the waves on a seaside adventure and explore cycle and walking trails close to your cottage. Plan a family adventure for 2024.

A view of the front of The Weir Garden Cottage, including the covered veranda, Herefordshire

Large cottages 

For families and friends holidaying together, we have big cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and groups of smaller cottages next door or nearby.

Rhossili and South Gower Coast, Wales

Start planning your half-term break

Whether it's just for the weekend, a mid-week break or the full school holiday week, you're guaranteed an unforgettable break when you spend your half-term holiday with us.