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Short Break Madness at the End of May!10 May 2007

Superbreak offers great late May Bank Holiday and Half Term deals

The extended long weekend (25-28 May) and half term which follows at the end of May provides the perfect excuse for a short break away from it all. Superbreak ( has picked out some of the best deals that are available for both couples and families at a range of different destinations. From Jesters and Jousting at Warwick Castle to a relaxing break in Torquay – there is something to suit everyone.

Sample deals include:
Take the kids to York for the Jorvik Viking Arts Festival £143.50 per family of four – Visitors to York will have the opportunity to experience a thrilling mix of Viking inspired interactive art and craft activities as the Jorvik Viking Centre prepares to stage its third annual May Viking Arts Festival between 26 May and 3 June. Highlights include the fabled Yggdrasil tree sculpture in Coppergate Square where children can design their own personal offerings to the Gods and hang them from the tree’s branches and a marquee where crafts can be sampled. A stay at the three star Novotel York costs from £143.50 based on a family of four (two adults and two children) sharing a family room for one night on a b/b basis with a one day pass to the Jorvik Centre for all the family. Valid from 26 May – 3 June 07.

Jester and Jousting fun at Warwick Castle - £161 per family of four – Wannabe knights and jokers can get into practice at Warwick Castle’s special jester and jousting schools over the half term holidays. There will definitely be clowning around in class at Jester school, as the Castle Jester teaches junior jokers a variety of skills including plate spinning, juggling and Diablo. Resident knights will train the junior jousting apprentices in the basic skills of jousting using hobby horses and visitors will get to see the first joust of the season over the Bank Holiday weekend (26th – 28th May) as Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, competes against his arch enemies to keep control of the castle. A stay at the three star Days Inn Warwick South costs from £161 based on a family of four (two adults and two children) sharing a family room for two night on a room only basis with a one day pass to Warwick Castle for all the family. Valid from 26 May – 3 June 07.

Two nights seaside relaxation in Torquay - £134pp – For those who prefer to spend the Bank Holiday relaxing by the coast then why not head down to Torquay. The four star Imperial Hotel is sited on the cliff edge, in one of the most stunning settings on the English Riviera. It commands panoramic views over the bay and marina and is set in five acres of garden overlooking Torbay. It also has both indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel makes the ideal base for touring Dartmoor, Buckfast Abbey and other attractions in the area. A two ngiht stay costs £134 per person including full breakfast and dinner and based on two sharing. Valid from 25 May – 28 May.

Two nights in London – £99pp – London is always buzzing over the Bank Holiday period and there is so much to see and do so make a weekend of it. A two night offer is available at the four star Hotel Russell. Boasting one of the capital's most prestigious locations, sitting proudly at 1-8 Russell Square right in the heart of Bloomsbury, this magnificent Victorian building with its imposing facade has recently undergone a major £20 million refurbishment to offer the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodation, facilities and standards. The hotel is within easy reach of all major attractions including the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden and the West End. A two night stay costs £99 per person on a bed and breakfast basis, based on two sharing. Valid from 25 May – 28 May.

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