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Published: 15th May 2024

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…

Our half term top picks


Visit We The Curious science centre, Spring Fest at Bristol Zoo Project. Or perhaps Bristol Aquarium where things are getting mythical for May half term. Or take a trip to Aerospace Bristol to try your hand at racing a remote-controlled car alongside the last Concorde ever to fly. Or maybe take a hot air balloon rides over Bristol with Wonder Days. 


Discover Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum with interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments for kids, Black Country Living Museum to immerse yourself in the open air museum of an industrial landscape. Or take a trip to the National Sea Life Centre to walk through the UK’s only 360 ocean tunnel and meet the UK’s first sea otters. Or perhaps Take a stroll through the coolest neighbourhood in Britain - Digbeth with secret gems to discover.


Enjoy the sea, sandcastles, and enchanting Lower Gardens in Bournemouth. Don't miss the breathtaking coastal views from Bournemouth Pier and while you’re there take a trip to Rock Reef for Clip ‘n’ Climb, Caving, Highline and the Pier Zip. Maybe a family day at Moors Valley for some half term adventure. Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum for free, and with stunning panoramic views of the sea.


Go to Brighton Beach for scenic sunsets, kite flying, and paddling in the sea, if you dare. 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. Maybe head up to 450 feet to get the best view of Brightons coast, city and countryside on the Brighton i360. Or keep your feet firmly on the ground and explore the Booth Museum of Natural History for free.


Visit Cardiff Castle for a historical experience, maybe some Black Tower Tales of the Welsh Robin Hood. Embark on ghoul school at Techniquest for some hair raising, scientific fun. Explore the Cardiff Bay waterfront and enjoy free-entry attractions like the Wales Millennium Centre. And don't miss Bute Park, a sprawling green space ideal for an autumn walk.


Explore Edinburgh Castle and witness the famous One o'clock Gun firing. Visit the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with amazing and diverse plant life. Maybe a trip to Camera Obscura & World of Illusions with 5 floors of over 100 illusions. 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. Crack the code with the family at Leeds City Museum. 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 the outdoor, floating cinema and the Tate Liverpool art gallery and Merseyside Maritime Museum.Check out Church Farm Family Fright Festival for some Halloween fun. You can also visit the World Museum for free.


Explore the British MuseumLondon's Natural History museum has got you covered this half term with plenty of creative family fun. Uncover the inflatable art exhibition at the Balloon Museum, and enjoy an unconventional museum experience. Take a visit to 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, or take a trip to the Brent Lodge Park Millennium Maze for free too.


Explore Manchester Art Gallery for free. Experience feeding the turtles at Sea Life Centre Manchester. Take a trip to the Science and Industry Museum for Power up to play the very best video games from the past five decades. Discover the Trafford Centre, as the one stop shop for shopping and food.


Experience the Sea City Museum's virtual Titanic voyage. Explore the historic Southampton Walls. Take a trip to Southampton's historic Tudor House and get hands on with Frankenstein's Clay creation workshop. 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. Take part in the Big 2023 Hob Hunt, searching for the mansion fairies around the York Mansion House.

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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