Reasons to Visit Bude this May Half Term

April has come and nearly gone and Spring in Bude is in full swing with the promise of a wonderful summer just around the corner. And with the warm weather and the blossoms on the trees, come thoughts of our summer breaks.

The first chance many of us will get to take a well-earned pre-summer break will be during the half-term holiday at the end of May. Here, at Court Farm Holidays, we’re gearing up for an unforgettable May half-term in beautiful Bude! From our cosy self-catering cottages, you’ll have the perfect base to explore all that Bude, and beyond, has to offer.

As your holiday hosts, Court Farm Holidays is here to ensure every moment of your May half-term is filled with joy and discovery. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready for a May half-term to remember in Bude, with Court Farm Holidays. Adventure awaits just around the corner—let’s make this half-term holiday one to remember!

Brilliant Bude Holidays

For thrill-seekers and the older kids, North Cornwall is a haven of adventure. Learn to catch a wave with surf lessons on Widemouth Bay, just a stone’s throw away from our gates at Court Farm, or embark on a kayaking expedition along the rugged coastline. If you prefer land-based activities, why not hire a bike and ride along the scenic Camel Trail or explore the South West Coast Path with its breathtaking views?

North Cornwall is also a fabulous place for foodies. With a plethora of amazing local eateries, food festivals and cosy cornish pubs waiting to delight your tastebuds and tickle your fancies. And don’t forget to indulge in speciality local treats like freshly caught seafood, cream teas and traditional Cornish pasties—the perfect fuel for any holiday escapades.

Furthermore, families will delight in Bude’s array of family-friendly activities, from rock pooling at Summerleaze Beach to visiting the enchanting Bude Sea Pool and having fun-filled adventures at some of the local theme parks.


Bude and North Cornwall’s Half-Term Highlights

Cornwall Street Food Festival

The Cornwall Street Food Festival is back for a 4-day culinary celebration at Barrowfields in Newquay from May 24th to 27th. Indulge in a diverse range of delectable dishes from over 25 top street food traders. This year promises to be even bigger and better with more vendors, market stalls, live music, and evening entertainment.

What makes this festival unique? No two traders are alike From Indian to Vietnamese, Thai to Moroccan, Mexican to Afghan, Caribbean to Uzbek—there’s something to satisfy every craving and dietary requirement, including plenty of sweet treats.

Plus, every adult ticket purchase comes with a reusable cup to support their commitment to sustainability, reducing single-use plastics and kids get in absolutely free. What’s not to like?!

Theme Parks for Funtime Fanatics

We all know that keeping the smaller ones entertained can be a tough job and that a day ending in exhaustion equals an evening with a glass of wine in hand enjoying the stunning cornish sunsets in peace!

One of the easiest ways of ensuring this is to get your family down to one of the fantastic local theme parks in the area. 

The Big Sheep: 

The Big Sheep is a popular family attraction with thrilling rides, hilarious shows, and a range of indoor and outdoor activities set in beautiful parkland, promising a memorable day for visitors of all ages. Experience roller coasters, animal encounters, live events, and more. There’s even a brewery and distillery onsite, perfect for choosing a tipple for your evening’s peace!

The Milky Way:

The Milky Way Adventure Park, just across the border, has been consistently rated among the UK’s top amusement parks by Trip Advisor since 2015 and offers a vast array of indoor and outdoor activities across 110,000 sq ft. Enjoy roller coasters, adventure rides, dodgems, bouncing pillows, Sci-Fi memorabilia exhibitions, birds of prey displays, archery, and expansive indoor soft-play areas suitable for all ages, including the Little Stars soft-play centre tailored for children aged 0–6 with dedicated spaces for different age groups and a sensory room for babies. Perfect some half-term hullabaloo!


Surfing and Bodyboarding in Bude

Bude is renowned for its excellent surf, boasting seven fantastic beaches for surfers and bodyboarders to discover within a five-mile radius of Court Farm. While our coastline typically experiences its prime surf from September to March, May also offers ideal conditions for surfing. This spring month can be particularly favourable because the water is beginning to warm up, and with longer daylight hours, there’s more time to enjoy the waves. Additionally, May often brings consistent swells, creating optimal surfing conditions along Bude’s coastline. For beginners, there is a plethora of amazing surf schools in the area including the amazing Freewave Surf Academy located at Widemouth Bay.

Just remember, at Court Farm, we are experts in Bude and North Cornwall and if you have any questions at all or require some more half-term recommendations, don’t hesitate to ask. 

In this post, we have merely scratched the surface when it comes to the fantastic options there are for families in Bude and the surrounding areas during the half-term break. So don’t delay and get yourself booked into one of our fantastic holiday cottages and prepare yourself for a half term holiday to remember.