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Marvelous May Half Term Fun

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Calendar iconPosted 17th May 2023

If you’re itching to get away this May Half Term, you’d be hard pushed to find a better place to enjoy some much-deserved family time than Beverley Holidays. Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, we’re perfectly located for an endless array of award-winning attractions and events which begin to blossom back into life, while the longer days and balmy evenings serve up plenty of time for all the holiday action. Here’s a few of our favourite things to do in Torbay this May Half Term.

Back With A Splash

Our long-awaited Summer looks like it’s finally arrived, and what better way to soak up the sunshine than with a trip to our closest attraction Splashdown. Re-opening for May Half Term (from 27 May 2023), grab your flips flops and your swimmers for a fun-filled day out on the flumes which just so happen to overlook the beautiful seaside setting of Goodrington Sands. Keep your eyes peeled for its brand new multi-lane racer slide, one of many new additions set to be revealed in the coming months as Splashdown undergoes some extensive improvements.

Splashdown Waterpark ride

Reach For The Sky

This May Half Term sees the Torbay skies once again play host to a spectacular airshow, with Beverley Holidays boasting a front-row seat thanks to our enviable views stretching across Torbay. Back by popular demand, the two-day English Riviera Airshow (3-4 June 2023) includes stunning aerodynamic displays from the RAF Red Arrows and Typhoon Display Team, to name just a few, all against the backdrop of beautiful Torbay which acts as the perfect theatre for the high-flying action.

Torbay Airshow

Marmalade Sandwich Anyone?

What do Beverley Holidays and Paddington Bear have in common? This year they celebrate 65 years and you’ll find both marking this major milestone right here on the English Riviera. Head along to Torre Abbey for its touring exhibition from the British Library, PaddingtonTM: The Story of a Bear (now until 3 September 2023) and follow a trail of marmalade to discover some fascinating facts about everyone’s favourite bear in what’s promised to be a fun, educational and interactive day out for all the family.

Torre Abbey

Festival Fever For Our Geopark Gem

Did you know that Torbay is one of only two ‘urban’ geoparks in the UK? No, well the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival 2023 (27 May-4 June) is your chance to discover more through a series of events and activities across the Bay. From guided tours on beautiful Berry Head to a living fossil trail at Torre Abbey, find out why the area’s spectacular geology and natural environment makes it one of just 177 places around the world to be given this special Geopark status.

Geopark Devon

Beverley’s The Place To Be

You don’t have to venture far for unforgettable May Half Term action, with Beverley Holidays bringing plenty to the table too. Our Starlight stage will see a sprinkling of Britain’s Got Talent stars in 2023, including comic impressionist Paul Burling (3 June 2023), plus plenty more shows from our very own talented entertainment troupe. These include our 65th anniversary special Cinderella Panto and an exclusive invite to Sandy’s Birthday Bash – all unmissable events in our jam-packed entertainment calendar.

If you haven’t already booked your May Half Term break at Beverley Holidays, be sure to check out our last-minute availability by clicking here or call us on 01803 843887.

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