Though the summer holidays loom, it's very tempting to get away for the May/June half term – the weather can be fabulous but you’ll miss the crowds and the hiked-up prices of high summer. Indeed, this is a great time to visit places that get too hot in summer, especially with young kids. It's also a good time for budget-friendly short breaks to destinations or attractions that get too crowded for comfort in the summer holidays.
In Europe, May/early June is a great time to visit the like of Portugal, Tenerife, and Turkey, although bear mind that though the weather on most Mediterranean beaches should be warmish, outdoor pools may not be heated. Other good bets incluide Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, where the high-summer heat can be uncomfortable. Flights are manageable, too.
You might also think about ‘camping’ in a mobile home in a holiday park with a waterpark and other rainy-day facilities – try the South of France and Spain – or brave the elements for some half-term 'glamping' on a British farm, a holiday park in the UK or a theme park with its own accommodation.
See below for more May/June half-term inspiration.