The Best Half Term Breaks in 2021

We know you’ve been dreaming of that next half term holiday, a time for the whole family to relax and enjoy some bonding time. With our helpful list of the top 3 half term breaks, booking that perfect stay in the May half term has never been easier.

Whether you’re after scenic wonders in the great outdoors, beachy walks or some smash hit activities, you’ll find it all here. So go on, make your Easter now and take your pick – you can thank us later!

  1. Haven Perran Sands (Cornwall)
  2. Haven Thornwick Bay (Yorkshire)
  3. Park Holidays UK Carlton Meres (Suffolk)


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Haven Perran Sands

Location: Perranporth, Cornwall

Best for: Seeing the Cornish sites and the Lappa Valley Railway

The best half term holidays guarantee you plenty to see and do, and this is a stay that will certainly make sure of that! Located across sand dunes with the brilliant blue sea below, the whole family can enjoy waking up to some amazing views. 

If it’s a spot of exploring the kids are after, take the coastal path to Perranporth or head on down to the beach to surf the sea waves, play a game of beach football or simply enjoy a relaxing picnic. For the perfect day out, children will love the Lappa Valley Railway where you can enjoy a ride on one of the 3 miniature steam railways. 

Facilities: Thinking it might be a little too cold to go in the sea? At this holiday park you’ll find a heated indoor pool to warm you up, complete with a log flume. There’s also an outdoor pool, indoor Sports Drome and watersports for the water babies amongst you. To round off the ideal family holiday, make sure to get comfy and enjoy a Cornish cream tea at the Surf Bay cafe. Book a half term break to remember!

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Haven Thornwick Bay

Location: Flamborough, Yorkshire

Best for: Wildlife spotting and stunning scenery

The Yorkshire coast is known for its beautiful coastline and maritime history, making this park perfect for a stay full of adventure. Set atop the Flamborough cliffs, you can enjoy being surrounded by some amazing sites as well as being close to Flamborough Beach with its sand, pebbles, chalk caves and rockpools. Make sure to visit the lighthouse while you’re there too!

Nature lovers will be spoilt for choice with incredible clifftop cycling and walking routes around the headland and plenty of opportunities for birdwatching – look out for puffins! A few miles away you’ll find Bempton Cliffs for even more glimpses of wildlife and great views.

Facilities: This park has no end of fun activities for children who love to adventure and want to forget about school for the holidays. Relax and read a book while the little ones hang out with wildlife experts in the new Nature Rockz garden and explore the adventure trail, activity barn and play areas. Get the whole family splashing about in the heated indoor pool or have a holiday crazy golf tournament. Now that’s a half term break we want to be on!

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Park Holidays UK Carlton Meres

Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk

Best for: Peaceful woodland getaway with great family activities

You’ll find this holiday park in amongst the serene Saxmundham woodland, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coastal region and the seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh – talk about choice! 

Fishing fans can enjoy the well stocked fishing lake and even take part in a tournament or two. History buffs make sure to visit Framlingham and Orford castle and make sure you take a trip to charming Walberswick, home to “The British Open Crabbing Championship”!

With a variety of countryside walks and unique towns so close by, this really is the perfect place for that well needed Spring break. 

Facilities: With a wealth of brilliant family entertainment, this promises to be a May half term break the kids won’t forget. Have a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool before some family time in the new look clubhouse complete with gaming and restaurant areas. Children will have a ball in the recently updated adventure playground and there’s evening entertainment all week so you can end each day giggling. School holidays have never been better.

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Still Searching for that Half Term Holiday?

We think our May half term holiday picks are sure to have you shouting “5 stars!” but we know how important it is to get that family getaway just right. Head to our website to check out our whole range of holidays destinations across the UK for even more bright ideas. If you love the Cornish coast, feast your eyes on our roundup of 9 Best Holiday Parks for Kids in Cornwall this year or pick from our lovely list of 8 Last Minute UK Breaks for Families. Whatever you fancy, book that stay now and make 2021 a year to remember.