Things to see & do
Now that the days are getting warmer and evenings becoming longer, May half term is the perfect time to head outdoors and experience some of nature’s wonders. Keep your little ones connected with nature and help them complete a list of 50 things to do before they're 11 ¾. From geocaching to bike rides, but hunts to rockpool rambles we've got plenty going on for the whole family to enjoy.
Look under rocks, up in the trees, glimpse into ponds and listen carefully for sights and sounds of nature all around. Use our handy nature spotter guides to help you.
Fountains Abbey parkrun
Whether you're a budding Olympian or just want to go for a run, head to Fountains Abbey for their weekly parkrun. Set within the stunning grounds, take in the surroundings of the abbey ruins and water garden as you go.
There's nothing better than seeing nature come to life and knowing that spring is in full swing. The sound of birds returning from their winter migration, the glimpse of butterflies flitting through the air and the sight of bluebells, cowslips and other wildflowers rising through woodland and meadows.