Holiday cottages for May Half Term
Escape to the Cotswolds for May Half Term 2024
The frosty mornings are behind us, the air is sweet with the gentle fragrance of bluebells carpeting ancient woodlands, and shady hedgerows froth with the delicate lacy blooms of cow parsley. May is a glorious time of year to visit, with gardens in full flourish, fields filled with fluffy sheep as far as the eye can see and, although popular, the summer holiday crowds haven’t yet arrived. It’s the perfect time to gather friends and family together, enjoy the spring bank holiday and join in the celebrations at one of our cottages for May Half Term.
Spend fun days in the beautiful countryside exploring gardens and arboretums, visiting bustling markets in ancient country towns and wandering through farm parks. Or why not pull on your walking boots, grab the dog and hit one of the fabulous walking trails that bisect the region, none more so famous than the Cotswold Way, running 103 miles from north to south. The Cotswolds are also renowned for quirky, often ancient traditions, two of which coincide with the half-term holidays. Dover’s Hill, on the outskirts of Chipping Campden is the setting for the unique Cotswold Olimpick Games – events include the slightly alarmingly named ‘shin kicking’. Whilst Coopers Hill sees daredevil competitors chase an 8lb round of cheese down the hill, in the annual cheese rolling competition.
Your Cotswold holiday cottage will be a welcome retreat after all the excitement.