Your May half-term getaway

11 May 2022

Your May half-term getaway

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Experience the forest in full colour this May half-term on a family break at one of our Center Parcs villages. Soar down the zip wire or let your stresses float away at Aqua Sana Spa. Treat your family (and yourself!) to an unforgettable May half-term break.


The forest is calling

Step into the forest, get back to nature and re-energise your family as you spend time together doing the things you love the most.

Stroll hand-in-hand with the little ones along winding woodland pathways, or watch older children cycle ahead without a care in the world. A May half-term break is the perfect time to experience the forest at its finest: listen to birds singing high in the treetops and look for creepy crawlies on the forest floor. Take a Nature Walk with one of our experienced Rangers and find out more about the wildlife you can find in the springtime forest.


Whatever floats your boat

What better place to be in the sunshine than on a lake soaking up the spring air? Let all your stresses float away as you glide across the lake on one of our Electric Boats - the perfect way to relax, unwind and get up close to wildlife during the May half-term holidays.

Or if you’re after something with a little more ‘oomph’, try out AquaParc - available at Longleat, Elveden and Longford Forest. Bounce across bubbles, balance across beams or zoom down the dual slide into the water: with a variety of obstacles, there’s a challenge to suit the whole family (minimum age 6 years). A great activity to blow off some steam and have fun as a family this half-term.



Take to the treetops

Ready to test your head for heights? Conquer your fears on our Aerial Adventure high ropes course as you balance, leap and tiptoe through the treetops before ending with an exhilarating zip wire ride across the lake.

Little thrill seekers can have a go at Mini Trek (suitable for little ones aged 2-5, available at Whinfell, Sherwood, Longleat and Elveden Forest). Positioned just one metre above the ground, they can have their own mini high ropes adventure in a completely safe and secure environment. Guide them as they balance, swing, leap and navigate their way around the course and build confidence as they go.


The Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Escape to the tropics this May half-term without even getting on a plane. Discover rides, slides and splash pools in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, heated to 29.5C all year round. Watch little ones splash about in Venture Harbour or Venture Bay, while older children can ride the Wild Water Rapids. Navigate the twists and turns, and lie back and look at the treetops as the current takes you outside. Don’t forget… feet first!

Take a look at what rides and slides we have available at each village, including age and height limits.


Worked up an appetite?

Ready to refuel after all that fun? Tuck into a delicious meal at one of our on-village restaurants – there’s something for the whole family, even those fussy eaters! Dine al fresco at one of our restaurants or immerse yourself in the forest with a picnic. Lay down your picnic blanket and delve into your favourite snacks from ParcMarket – the perfect way to spend quality time together while the birds sing in the treetops.

May half-term isn’t complete without a barbecue, so grab a disposable barbecue from ParcMarket and cook up a family feast. Dine on your lodge patio looking out over the forest, and see if any friendly wildlife come to visit. Toast marshmallows and make s’mores, the perfect sweet treat to end the day. Sit out and watch the sunset together – family time at its finest.


Why visit during May?

Our forest is bursting with colour come rain or shine and May is a great time to see wildlife, enjoy the great outdoors, try new activities and explore the forest. Make the most of the half-term break: your unforgettable family adventure awaits.

See what else you can get up to on a short break this May.


Check out our last minute May half-term breaks and treat your family to a break they won’t forget. 

Sophie Borrill

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I love seeing and hearing all the amazing moments from your break. I love sharing exciting updates and helping our guest get back to nature.

Sophie Borrill