Things to see & do
Get the whole family outside this May half-term, and enjoy wild adventures and activities in our parks as well as at the coast. There's plenty of opportunities to complete some of our 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenges and your little ones will enjoy meeting our new arrivals at Wimpole Home Farm.
Find your perfect May half-term event
Don’t miss out on some of the most beautiful displays of flowering plants. From the last of the spring bulbs to emerging wild flowers, spring can create a sea of colour that will brighten up any spring day out. Wander around formal gardens, wild gardens, kitchen gardens and cottage gardens. For some inspiration, here are some of the favourite gardens in the East of England you might like to explore.
Everything's coming up roses
Roses begin to take centre stage in the garden during June. The sight and perfume is not to be missed in the rose gardens at Anglesey Abbey and Peckover. As well as roses, the peonies at Blickling will likely be putting on another show-stopping display this year. Look out too for our gardeners, as they plant up our parterre's for yet more interest this summer.
As BBC Springwatch returns to our screens, live from the Suffolk coast, it reminds us that spring is a great time of year to spot wildlife. Enjoy listening to birdsong whilst out walking, as the world’s finest sopranos, tenors and baritones taking part in the greatest concert on earth. We'd recommend a visit to Sheringham Park, Wicken Fen, Dunstable Downs, Dunwich Heath and Danbury Common for some wildlife spotting.
Father's day treat
Treat dad to a day out he’ll really love this Father’s Day. Dads often go wild for the great outdoors, so why not bring him to enjoy the family games we'll have on offer at Wimpole? Perhaps he is green-fingered, has a passion for history, or you're just looking for an excuse to come and have tea and cake! Spend some quality time with your dad on 21 June.