May half-term activities for all the family

Castles and houses full of characters to meet, and parks and gardens with wildlife to spot – there's lots to see and do this May half term. Why not visit somewhere new with your little explorers? Discover all sorts of events and activities for your kids to let their imaginations run wild and have lots of fun.

Visitors exploring the 18th-century house at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh

Spark your imagination

Be inspired by stories and history this May half term. Travel to a world filled with dragons, knights and castles with storytelling events at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. Are you into fables and myths? There are family theatre performances at Moreden Hall Park in London of Aesop’s Fables and Greek myths, using the beautiful outdoors as the setting.

Children exploring the gardens at Quarry Bank

Explore nature

As the weather warms up, get closer to nature this May half term. Spot delicate blossoms, sweet peas and a wildflower meadow filling the gardens with colour at The Vyne in Hampshire, where you can explore the spring into summer trail during May half term. Test your orienteering skills at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, where you can use a map to explore the parkland at your own pace.

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