May half term by coach

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Published: 23rd May 2023

May half term adventures start here!

Travel the UK by coach this May half term and visit the best cities in the country for less.

With the end of term just around the corner, it's time to start planning your family's next adventure.. There’s no need to break the bank to keep the kids entertained, so we’ve compiled some of the best days out across the UK for you and your gang.

Take a look below at our fantastic ideas for the best UK days out by coach…

Half term events not to be missed:

Our half term top picks


Visit We The Curious science centre, Bristol Botanic Garden with beautiful gardens and wildlife. Or perhaps Harbourside for street performances and a lively atmosphere, and M Shed museum for free entry and exhibits about Bristol's history.


Discover Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum with interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments for kids, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Cannon Hill Park with playgrounds, lakes, and a mini-golf course, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with free entry.


Enjoy the sea, sandcastles, and enchanting Lower Gardens in Bournemouth. Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum for free and don't miss the breathtaking coastal views from Bournemouth Pier.


Go to Brighton Beach for sandcastle building, kite flying, and paddling in the sea. Have fun on Brighton Pier with thrilling rides and arcade games. Take a leisurely walk through the historic Brighton Lanes, filled with quirky shops and street performers. Explore the Booth Museum of Natural History for free.


Visit Cardiff Castle for a historical experience. Explore the Cardiff Bay waterfront and enjoy free-entry attractions like the Wales Millennium Centre. Don't miss Bute Park, a sprawling green space ideal for picnics, walks, and outdoor games.


Explore Edinburgh Castle and witness the famous One o'clock Gun firing. Visit the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with amazing and diverse plant life. Don't miss the National Museum of Scotland with free entry and interactive exhibits for all ages.


Discover Tropical World with exotic plants and animals. Enjoy the scenic Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Explore Roundhay Park, one of Europe's largest urban parks. Visit the Royal Armouries Museum for free entry.


Experience the National Space Centre with interactive exhibits and planetarium shows. Enjoy free entry at Leicester Guildhall. Have fun at Abbey Park with playgrounds and a miniature railway. Visit New Walk Museum for free entry.


Discover The Beatles Story and their iconic journey. Enjoy free entry attractions at the Albert Dock, including Tate Liverpool art gallery and Merseyside Maritime Museum. You can also visit the World Museum for free.


Explore the British Museum, Hyde Park with the famous Peter Pan statue, and witness the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Discover the fascinating Science Museum with free entry and interactive exhibits for curious minds.


Visit the Science and Industry Museum. Enjoy Heaton Park, which includes a farm. Explore Manchester Art Gallery for free. Discover the Northern Quarter with its vibrant street art and independent shops.


Experience the Sea City Museum's virtual Titanic voyage. Explore the historic Southampton Walls. Enjoy Mayflower Park with playgrounds, picnic areas, and waterfront views.


Visit York Minster, take a leisurely stroll along the historic city walls, get free entry at the interactive Jorvik Viking Centre and walk The Shambles, a narrow medieval street lined with quirky shops and delightful treats.

Don't forget to pack some snacks and games to keep everyone entertained on the journey, or read our top tips for travelling with kids for even more tips for when you are travelling with your gang.

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Holidays mean half price for kids!

Have you forgotten to plan for May half term? Don’t worry, we have you all taken care of.

You can enjoy affordable travel with 25% off children's fares on our coaches, meaning you can explore more exciting places as a family this half term. Simply enter your travel details in the journey planner above and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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