May half term holiday deals 2015: Cheap offers from Thomson, British Airways and more

By Kirsten Henton updated on 2nd March 2015 in Destinations and Holidays

   
 
 

May half term holiday deals have never been easier to find as we've collected the very latest and best here, and on our deals and discounts page, to save you time and money. Make sure your family gets the most out of the school holidays with an unforgettable escape to a family friendly destinations with dedicated kids' clubs, activities, pools and so much more.

Read on to discover the 2015 May half term holiday deals from the likes of Jet2holidays, First Choice and British Airways...


May half term holiday deals © Cheryl Casey - Fotolia.com

May half term holiday deals 2015

It's widely known, and frequently discussed, that half term can be a very expensive time of year to go on holiday for families. However, leading holiday providers such as Thomson, First Choice, British Airways and more, have so many great 2015 May half term holiday deals and discounts available to help you save and ensure you get the family break you desire.

Choose from fantastic special offers such as FREE child places with First Choice, £80 OFF per person with Jet2holidays, and low online deposits with BA. Read on to discover the very best May half term holiday deals out there...

Half term holidays with Thomson

As one of the UK's largest and most well known holiday providers, Thomson is a popular choice with many families keen to rely on its good reputation and great value May half term holiday deals. From Thomson Family Resorts around the Mediterranean and North Africa to the more luxurious Sensatori resorts from Tenerife to Jamaica, Thomson has family holidays all wrapped up.

Riu Tequila Hotel, Caribbean Coast, Mexico - photo courtesy of Thomson Holidays
Riu Tequila Hotel, Caribbean Coast, Mexico - photo courtesy of Thomson Holidays

Thomson takes especially good care of families, with tailored activities and games to suit all ages. You can also expect the following when you book with Thomson:

  • Infants two years old and under go free
  • Extra legroom available on flights
  • 15kgs baggage allowance included
  • Thomson Family Resorts (19 properties)
  • Sensatori resorts (six five-star properties)
  • Children's buffets
  • Family sized rooms
  • All inclusive family holidays
  • Certified and qualified childcare
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

May half term holiday deals with Thomson

The best way to enjoy a Thomson holiday is to save money on your booking. Here are the latest special offers and deals which could help you save on your family's May half term holiday:

Thomson discount code: £60 off summer 2015

Thomson discount code: £60 off summer 2015

Thomson discount code

  • Save an extra £60 on summer holidays in 2015
  • Minimum spend of £1,000 per booking
  • Travel between 1st May and 31st October 2015 (inclusive)
   Discount Code: 49386

Thomson discount: 10% OFF summer 2015 holidays

Thomson discount: 10% OFF summer 2015 holidays

Thomson discount code

  • Book online & save 10% on summer 2015 holidays
  • Also check out low deposits and FREE kids places
  • Travel between 1st May and 31st October 2015 (inclusive)

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Half term holidays with Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays is a leading provider of great value holidays year round, offering direct flights from the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to 50 popular destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

Diamond of Bodrum Hotel - photo courtesy of Jet2holidays
Diamond of Bodrum Hotel - photo courtesy of Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays aims to satisfy the needs of families, offering a variety of facilities at affordable prices, as well as numerous May half term holiday deals. As well as the various May half term holiday deals and discounts available, Jet2holidays offers the following benefits and services to families:

  • Infants two years old and under go free
  • Convenient flight times
  • 22kgs baggage allowance from £10
  • Hotels with theme parks and water parks
  • Family Favourite hotels with dedicated kids' clubs, pools, play areas and activities
  • Family Luxe hotels
  • All inclusive family holidays
  • Family sized rooms
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

May half term holiday deals with Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays has a wide selection of special offers available year round. Here are some of the very best May half term holiday deals 2015 to help you save and book:

Jet2holidays discount: £100 OFF per person

Jet2holidays discount: £100 OFF per person

Jet2holidays sale

  • Save £100 per person (£200 per couple/£400 for a family of 4)
  • Depart from northern airports across the UK
  • Discount is automatic - No Jet2holidays discount code required

Low deposits from £60 with Jet2holidays

Low deposits from £60 with Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays discount code

  • Pay just £60 deposit per person on holidays
  • Make further payments when you can
  • Pay the remaining balance 10 weeks before departure

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Half term holidays with First Choice

Is all inclusive your thing? Look no further than First Choice, which is committed to providing memorable all inclusive only breaks around the world, from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Hotel Laura Beach, Cyprus - photo courtesy of First Choice Holidays
Hotel Laura Beach, Cyprus - photo courtesy of First Choice Holidays

Specialising in all inclusive holidays means that First Choice is works hard to ensure that all the extras and activities your children could possibly want are either included or available, often on-site. Other benefits of booking with First Choice include:

  • Infants 24 months and under go free
  • Extra legroom available on flights
  • 15kgs baggage allowance included
  • Holiday Villages dedicated to families with kids' clubs, splash parks and more
  • First child free - selected number of free places available at a variety of destinations
  • Skilled reps to entertain children of all ages
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

May half term holiday deals with First Choice

If you fancy a May half term holiday deal which includes everything you could wish for, check out the very latest special offers and 2015 May half term holiday deals and discounts available now:

First Choice sale: 10% off summer 2015 holidays

First Choice sale: 10% off summer 2015 holidays

First Choice discount code

  • Book online and get 10% off all inclusive summer holidays
  • Savings based on First Choice brochure prices
  • Travel between 1st May and 31st October 2015 (inclusive)

First Choice: FREE kids places available

First Choice: FREE kids places available

First Choice discount code

  • Get FREE kids places on selected all-inclusive holidays
  • Book online with First Choice. New bookings only
  • Free places may not be combinable with other discounts

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Half term holidays with On the Beach

On the Beach has long provided cheap family holidays across the globe. Wherever you have a toddler or teenager in tow, On the Beach will have the perfect holiday deal. Choose from hotels with dedicated kids' clubs for all ages, water parks and even luxury family accommodation.

Messing about in the pool © Andreas Safreider - Fotolia.com
Messing about in the pool © Andreas Safreider - Fotolia.com

By combining the cheapest flights and accommodation, On the Beach is able to offer competitive prices and great flexibility for families after convenient flight times and locations. When you book your May half term holiday deal with On the Beach, you'll enjoy the following services from On the Beach:

  • Choice of over 30,000 hotels and apartments
  • ATOL protected flights including scheduled, charter and low cost airlines
  • Huge range of two to five star hotels
  • Everything from room only to all inclusive
  • Kids stay for free at selected hotels

May half term holiday deals with On the Beach

Save on breaks this May half term with the latest special offers from On the Beach. Choose from the following great May half term deals:

On the Beach sale: up to 50% OFF holidays

On the Beach sale: up to 50% OFF holidays

On the Beach sale

  • Save up to 50% on holidays in the On the Beach sale
  • Escape to the sun for less with deals on holidays
  • Destinations include to Spain, Greece and the Canaries

Low holiday deposits from £50 per person

Low holiday deposits from £50 per person - On the Beach

On the Beach discount code

  • Pay a low holiday deposit from just £50 per person
  • Next payment is due 28 days after booking
  • Final payment 2 weeks before your departure

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Half term holidays with British Airways

British Airways is a trusted favourite with UK holidaymakers, and has a mix of flight, hotel and car hire options to suit every family. British Airways flies to much loved destinations around the world from Europe and the Middle East and the Caribbean, Africa, Indian Ocean and more.

Enjoying the waves © Kathleen Rekowski - Fotolia.com
Enjoying the waves © Kathleen Rekowski - Fotolia.com

If you're on the hunt for May half term holiday deals then consider booking with British Airways and you will benefit from the following:

  • 23kgs baggage allowance included
  • Free seat selection 24 hours in advance
  • In-flight food and drink included
  • Extra legroom available
  • Option to go all inclusive
  • Dedicated 24 hour holiday helpline
  • ATOL protected

May half term holidays with British Airways

Make the most of the latest offer from British Airways to save on your May half term holiday booking:

Low online deposits from £150 with BA

Low online deposits from £150 with BA - British Airways

British Airways discount code

  • Pay low deposits from £150 on holidays (flight+hotel/flight+car)
  • Remaining balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure
  • Excludes flight only, hotel, car hire and experience only bookings

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Tips on how to get a cheap half term deals

Booking a half term holiday needn't break the bank. Here we show you some simple ways in which you could save on your May half term holiday:

1. Book early

Although there are often late deals available, you stand a much better chance of finding the right place for you at a reasonable price if you book early. This helps avoid any disappointment and ensures you end up just where you want to be for the best price possible.

2. Take advantage of online deals

Holiday providers like to have full flights and hotels, so it's in their interest to offer special deals and discounts, most of which are exclusively available online. Before booking your half term holiday, check out our extensive collection of special offers on everything from holidays to car hire, transfers and theme park tickets.

3. Be flexible

We all know no one enjoys an early flight, especially young children, and most people like to travel at the weekend, however, if you're a bit more flexible you could save even more money on your holiday. Think about travelling mid-week or perhaps taking a very early or late flight.

4. Consider all inclusive

You could save more money by going all inclusive and paying for everything upfront. This way you're left to enjoy your holiday without worrying about extras costs, however, always make sure you know exactly what is and what isn't included to avoid any surprise charges when you get home.

5. Destinations

Pick your destination carefully, and really think about what it is you want from your break. See where is favourable currency wise to help your pounds go further. Also consider what you are after to entertain your children as some destinations are better equipped than others, with safari, water and theme parks just some of the attractions available. Read more about where to go on holiday in May.

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Popular May half term holiday destinations

May is a great time of year to go on holiday as it starts to warm up closer to home, but it's before the crowds set in for the summer. Here's our pick of some of the best accessible, family friendly destinations with great weather for your May half term holiday:

1. Costa Blanca, Spain

  • Flight time: 2.5 hours
  • Daily high: 26°C
  • Hours of sunshine: 9.5
  • Sea temperature: 19°C

Alicante on the Costa Blanca is quick and easy to get to with both direct and indirect flights from airports across the UK. It's warm and sunny in May, although sea temperatures are a little chilly. There's plenty to see and do for all the family, including the many theme and water parks in and around Benidorm, such as Aqualandia and Terra Natura with its own water park on site.


Selwo Marina, Costa del Sol - photo courtesy of www.selwomarina.es

2. Costa del Sol, Spain

  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • Daily high: 26°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 10
  • Sea temperature: 19°C

The Costa del Sol, with its main airport in Malaga, has similar conditions to the Costa Blanca at this time of year, being reliably warm with plenty of sunshine. There's also a great variety in terms of accommodation and things to do, from the beaches and outdoor activities to water parks such as Aqualand Torremolinos, and other theme parks including Selwo Aventura safari park and Selwo Marina sea life centre complete with dolphins and sea lions.

3. Majorca, Spain

  • Flight time: 2.5 hours
  • Daily high: 23°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 9.5
  • Sea temperature: 19°C

Palma is a popular destination year round thanks to Majorca's natural beauty and easy pace of life, making it a great May half term holiday option. It's a touch cooler than mainland Spain in May, but there's still plenty of sunshine. Majorca has so many stunning spots, with plenty of places to explore, and if you hire a car the options are endless. For kids there's the Ostrich Farm and Safari Zoo, as well as the Palma Aquarium, go karting and so much more.


Red Sea resort, Egypt © Oleg Zhukov - Fotolia.com

4. The Red Sea, Egypt

  • Flight time: 6 hours
  • Daily high: 33°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 12
  • Sea temperature: 25°C

Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh is an enduring destination that is once again welcoming holidaymakers to its hot and sunny shores. May is a fantastic time to go as it's before the searing heat of summer but with glorious wall-to-wall sunshine. The water is crystal clear making it great for water sports, while there's also a real mix of things to keep children entertained such as kids' clubs at certain hotels, and day excursions into the desert.

5. Cyprus

  • Flight time: 5 hours
  • Daily high: 29°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 11.5
  • Sea temperature: 22°C

Cyprus is an easy destination for families, with some of the cleanest beaches in Europe, English spoken widely and many experienced holiday providers ensuring your every need is met. It too is beautifully hot and sunny in May and it's also that little bit quieter than in the months that follow. Take your children to the Camel Park, get them involved in snorkelling, or think about bowling. There's lots to keep both big and little ones happy in Cyprus.

There are so many offers and destinations to choose from when it comes to deciding where to go for your 2015 May half term holiday. Make sure your family makes the most of special offers out there from leading holiday providers by browsing the latest May half term holiday deals.

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