May half term activities

 Visitors at Dyffryn House and Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Although there won't be any events at places we care for this half term, you can still find lots to do to entertain the whole family on a day out. Find out more about things to do over May 2021 half term.

We recommend booking your visit in advance as school holidays can be busy.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses are also open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Things to do during May half term
 Family in the garden at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

May half term in the East of England  

Looking for something to do with the family? Why not enjoy a day out at one of these places in East Anglia? Take a look at what's on offer to help plan your day, from cycling at beautiful open spaces such as Blickling, Norfolk, to exploring woodlands and gardens on foot at places like Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. You can even download activities to enjoy at home.

 Visitors at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

Family days out in the Midlands 

Looking for something fun to do with the family? Head over to the Midlands and discover exciting stories and have fun-filled adventures to make unforgettable memories.

Family picnicing in summer

May half term in the North of England 

There are lots of great picnic spots and family-friendly trails for you to explore in the North of England this half term. Learn more about nature, take a family stroll and discover what adventures you can have with your loved ones.

Visitors walking on the beach at White Park Bay, County Antrim

May half term in Northern Ireland 

There are lots of wide open spaces to explore in Northern Ireland for May half term, and we're also looking forward to reopening lots of the houses we care for in time for the school break. Check back here for more information about what's coming up, and in the meantime you can discover places to explore in Northern Ireland.

 Visitors at Chartwell, Kent

May half term in the South East 

The places we care for can provide the perfect backdrop to half term fun in the South East. The whole family can appreciate the wonders of the natural world on a walk at your local open place this May half term. You can play games of hide-and-seek, bring your binoculars for spring bird and blossom spotting, or make a list to send the younger ones on a scavenger hunt.

Looking through the trees to a large magnolia covered in pink flowers. A family sits on the bench beneath the tree.

Family fun in the South West 

Check out the places to explore as a family in each county in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire this spring, as well as some fun to have with your family from home.

Make nature discoveries on your school holiday adventures

May half term activities and events in Wales 

With the longer days and summer fast approaching, make nature discoveries this May half term and enjoy fun filled activities and trails across our special places in Wales.