May half term events

Two children climbing a tree

As the days get warmer and evenings become longer, May half term is the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature. From hunting for bugs and planting seeds to whittling wood and building secret dens, there are so many things to do for families. What’s more, every half term adventure you have in 2019 helps us care for these special places for years to come.

Children enjoying a bushcraft lesson

Go wild in the great outdoors

If you’re looking for an excuse to get outside this May half term, you’ll find plenty of wild activities at places we care for near you. Why not follow the sensory butterfly trail and build a bee house at Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire, or learn bushcraft skills on a Spring Ranger Day on Brownsea Island in Dorset? Wherever you go, you’ll find plenty of ways to explore the natural world around you.

Family arts and crafts

Have a go at crafts

Half term is a great time to try new things and unleash your creativity – so why not have a go at some natural crafts? At Barrington Court in Somerset you can paint your own wooden springtime decoration, or head to Kedleston in Derbyshire to make a spectacular nature crown to wear on your adventures.

Have-a-go archery

Travel back in time

There’s plenty on offer for the history buffs among you this Easter. Explore the spiral staircases and battlements of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, and unleash your inner Robin Hood by having a go at archery. Alternatively you can dress in your finest pirate costume and head to Tredegar House near Newport for a weekend of celebrations inspired by Captain Henry Morgan: an infamous privateer who lived at Tredegar when he wasn’t off sailing the high seas.

Children and a ranger looking for bugs on a log

Find May half term events near you 

From nature trails to crafty workshops and historical discoveries, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy this half term. Where will your adventures take you?