Half term in London

May half term means warmer weather and longer days, making it a great time to get outside with the family. At Morden Hall Park, Osterely Park, Ham House and Garden and Runnymede you’ll find trails, spotter sheets, summer walks and beautiful picnic spots.

There's also loads of ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ nature challenges. Ask for details when you arrive, or download the '50 things' activity sheet before setting off (see below). Lots of these things can be done in your own back garden too.

We know from research that spending time outdoors helps increase children's wellbeing, so make sure you bring along all the family for an outdoor adventure.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Bug hunting at Morden Hall Park, London

Morden Hall Park 

Take a wander by the River Wandle this half term and discover more about the important role colours play in nature in a family friendly trail around the park. Pick up your trail sheet (£3) from our Café or Garden Centre, or Info Point everyday between 29 May and 7 June.

Flowers in meadow


Runnymede is the perfect place for early summer time adventures. This May half term bring the family to Runnymede for a walk by the river and pick a picturesque spot to picnic along the way. If you've still got energy to burn off then why not try completing some of your '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4' nature challenges.

A child rides their bike along the cycle trails at Osterley Park and House

Osterley Park and House 

There are many ways to enjoy the open space of Osterley Park this May half term. Bring your bike, or make use of our on-site cycle hire (Wed-Sun) to explore on two-wheels or make a splash with canoeing on the lake every Saturday and Sunday.

Mother and child in the playing in the ground of Ham House, Richmond, London

Ham House and Garden 

Enjoy some family time in the glorious gardens at Ham House this May half term. Stock up on delicious snacks from the Orangery Café and unfurl a big blanket on in the open spaces, or nibble on something sweet in the shady Wilderness while working your way through our 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Activities to do at home in winter

Things to do at home 

If you're not near enough or can't get out to visit us, here are lots of activities to get stuck into as a family at home.