May half term will be here before you know it. Luckily, there are lots going on all over the UK during the holiday, even if the weather isn’t shining bright yet. So you can pack up the family ready for a motorhome trip as we’ve put together some great locations with ideas for the best days out to keep the kids busy during half term.
BedfordshireHire a motorhome and visit acres of beautiful English countryside and watch lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffes out and about in one of Europe’s largest conservation areas at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, in Dunstable.
Milton KeynesGet out of the cold and visit Body flight near Milton Keynes. Here they have a fabulous indoor skydiving arena. If you are thinking of visiting here for some family fun, make sure you book in advance as it can be quite expensive if you don’t. They also have the option of going for an adventure pass which entitles you and your family to try indoor surfing and climbing on a day experience pass.
BirminghamThink Tank is the is a series of events for kids at the Birmingham Science Museum, which includes workshops, animation and story telling. Although the previous science museum was free to enter, Think Tank charges an entrance fee. In 2005 the museum underwent a £2 million upgrade, including the installation of a planetarium. Since then it receives over 1 million visitors per year. So with if you are thinking of taking your family to a museum this half term this is certainly one of the best around.
East SussexIf you want some wildlife encounters on your day out then visit Drusillas Park in Alfriston. Here you can meet racoons, meerkats, lemurs and snakes at the animal experiences at. You can purchase food on site and feed some of the animals. There is also the chance to pet and get to know on your behind-the-scenes tour which is free when paying for admission to the park.
Dorset and HampshireSaddle up this half-term and mosey on down to the New Forest and try the Cowboy Riding Trail. This two-hour horse trail will give you a chance to discover more about the wildlife in the forest as well as enjoy a barbeque at the end with your family. This way you can all enjoy some family fun and share your experiences at the end over some delicious food. If you don’t want to eat barbeque food then you can always pack some packed lunches as there is plenty of park benches and tables around to eat lunch on.
Every half term the Peterborough Museum has activities for youngsters of all ages. This museum offers local archaeology and social history ranging from the products of the Roman pottery industry. For your children who are into dinosaurs, the museum has a collection of marine fossil remains from the Jurassic period. This half term, there’ll be hands-on sessions with experts, every day on Superhero Science. So if your looking for a place to take your children to have some fun as well as learn new interesting history this is a great option.
Cumbria is one of the best places to enjoy a nice walk around the Lake District. Visit Keswick town centre but some great gift shops and tasty cafes. If you’re planning on going for more than a day bring your pets in one of our pet friendly motorhomes and take them for long countryside walks with the family.
HullThe Deep in Hull is one of the biggest aquariums in the UK. It has over 3,500 fish including sharks and rays. If you have small children and live fairly locally, you can get a day plus pass which allows unlimited entry for a year. If you are only visiting for the day prices aren’t too expensive and by visiting such a fascinating aquarium, your children will enjoy the day as well as learn some new and interesting facts.
Staffordshire is home to one of the best theme parks in the UK. Drayton Manor has lots of rides and attractions, set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. For thrill seekers amongst the family, they will enjoy the rideShockwave, This is Europe’s only stand-up rollercoaster. Another great ride is Apocalypse, the world’s first stand up tower drop.
Find out how they battled it out in the medieval days on a trip to Warwick Castle. Among the historical highlights, this half-term are a live show featuring the world’s largest working catapult, and a maze inspired by the wildly popular Horrible Histories series.
YorkHave a grand old day in York. Choose from over 50 attractions in and beyond York with a York Pass including Europe’s largest Gothic Cathedral York Minster, the Jorvik Viking Museum and the world famous Castle Museum. With a number of options available in York we recommend you hire a motorhome for at least a weekend. That way you can visit all the sites without missing any out. We recommend the Museum for kids and the Castle is great for the whole family.
Visit Wales for some glorious golden stretches of sandy beaches, spectacular cliff top views and ancient monuments. There are plenty of locations to visit in Wales depending on what you plan on doing. We recommend visiting Wales for a weekend or a week during the holidays. Wales is part of the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s safe to say when you visit Wales your kids will not be bored with so much to do.