May half-term adventures in Devon

Why not make the most of this May half-term at the National Trust? With trails, outdoor play areas and activities on throughout the holidays, there's plenty to keep the little ones amused, come rain or shine.

Girl in field looking through binoculars

Killerton Explorer trail

Head out into the parkland and garden to take on the summer and see what you can discover.

A group of children doing a trail in the garden at Knightshayes

Half term fun at Knightshayes

There's plenty of fun to be had at Knightshayes this half term. Find out what you can get up to.

Children running through the grounds at Arlington Court

A fun-filled May half-term

Join us at Arlington Court for lots of fun family activities this May half-term, including ranger days, crafting, garden activities and a brand new trail.

A young boy learning bushcraft skills

May half term at Lydford Gorge

With a little help from the ranger team everyone can get creative with the hand tools.

Family filling in walking trail activity sheet

Travelling ladies family tour

Join us as we send you on a trail around the grounds to find out about where in the world the Parminter cousins went on their Grand Tour.

Hunting for bugs

Come out to play

Playful times in the garden hunting for clues helps us look after this sea-side gem.

Child hula hooping

Fun this May half term at Castle Drogo 

From a trail around the garden to craft activities there's lots to do this half term at Castle Drogo.

Childern discovering a crab in a rockpool

Discover creatures in the rockpools

One of the best places in the country for a spot of rockpooling, the rock pools here are teeming with life such as limpets, sea anemones, crabs and starfish. You can see a whole world encapsulated in one small pool.

Discover creepy critters in the rock pools

Beach fun sundays

Create some wild art, explore the rock pools or have a go at flying a kite. All these activities and more are being run by the East Devon rangers on Sunday afternoons on Branscombe beach.

A family walking through long grass at Greenway

Family fun  

Agatha Christie and her family spent their time at Greenway relaxing, playing garden games and enjoying the woodland gardens. Why not follow in their footsteps by enjoying some activities for families?

A boy climbing on a rope at Coleton Fishacre's wild play area

Family fun at Coleton Fishacre

There's lots to keep your little-ones entertained, from playing in the wild play area to completing the nature designs trail in the garden. During the school holidays there are Wild Wednesday events, where kids can complete some 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities with the rangers.

Children playing a traditional game of quoits

Fun for families at Compton Castle

Little ones love castles, and at Compton there is plenty to keep them enchanted. They can dress up in medieval costumes, play traditional games in the garden, and complete the trails.

50 things

50 things to do at the Foundry

Indoors or outdoors - the choice is yours. You'll definitely be able to complete some '50 things' activities while you're here.

An owl flying in front of the Castle

Half Term at Dunster Castle

There’s plenty of half term fun and lots to discover at Dunster Castle

Dark Hollyhocks in the Cottage Garden

Summer at Coleridge Cottage

Tales from the garden, inspiring verses, uncovered secrets, and the lesser known tales of some extraordinary women... there is plenty to discover at Coleridge Cottage this summer. Read on to find out more...

Can you spot wildlife and splash along the play trail at Fyne Court?

Explore a wild garden this half term  

What will you discover on your next visit to Fyne Court?