Plan The Perfect May Half Term Getaway In Kent

Phoebe Shipton  ·  16th March 2021

Drone image of Deal Pier in Kent








As lockdown restrictions ease across the country in the coming months, there is light at the end of the tunnel for those stuck at home. If all goes to plan, households will be allowed to travel to self-contained accommodation from 12th April 2021, opening up May half term to endless possibilities. With everyone so eager for a trip and a change of scenery, the May holidays are set to be a busy one as it is likely to be the first chance many families have for a trip. As a holiday rental agency, we are on hand to help you plan the perfect getaway for May half term in Kent.

Find Your Dream UK Destination

With international travel still off the cards, May half term is set to see families booking breaks much closer to home. Luckily, the UK has endless options for holiday destinations, from city breaks to seaside resorts. Write down everything you want from your trip, whether it be to escape to the countryside, visit the beach or see the sights of some of the UK’s favourite cities. If a beach break is what you are after, the Kent coast is an ideal location. You can choose a seaside holiday in Deal, a relaxing vacation in Kingsdown or discover why Whitstable is the perfect staycation destination.

Get Booked Early

Most families have been holding off making any bookings for May half term because of the uncertainties around travel. With Boris Johnson giving the green light from mid-April, many people are now securing their trips urgently. There are still some restrictions on where you will be able to stay and who with, as you can only travel with your own household, and hotels are still closed. Holiday cottages are the perfect option for a safe holiday in May half term and will allow your family to enjoy your getaway in a luxurious, homely setting. From large countryside houses to quaint little cottages, there are endless opportunities for holiday homes in Kent. Make sure you get your reservation in early to avoid disappointment, as holiday cottages on the coast are in high demand for May half term in Kent. 

Set A Budget

Once you know where you want to go and have secured your holiday rental, it is time to think about daily activities and keeping little ones entertained. A whole weeks’ worth of activities can become very costly, especially when combined with meals, takeaways and other holiday treats. Set yourself a spending limit for your trip away and plan your entertainment within this. Deciding your budget before setting off makes it much easier to stick to and not fall into the trap of overspending while away. Be sure to set some spending money aside for an ice cream on Whitstable beach or a fish and chip break in Margate. Kent has plenty of family activities that are entirely free to enjoy as well, such as a bike ride around Deal, order a picnic at Hut 55 or a walk to see the rich history of Canterbury.

If you are ready to book your holiday in May half term for Kent, then be sure to check out our range of beautiful holiday rentals in Kent. Our holiday cottages in Kent are suitable for large or small families, and some of our homes are pet friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure. Book your Kent holiday online, or call us to discuss your requirements.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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