May half term around Berks

The weather is warm, the sun is... well, up there somewhere, and the troops are getting restless. May half term is the time to turf them out into gardens and parkland of our lovely National Trust places and let them run free. There are plenty of places to play in and around Berkshire.

How good do you feel when you try new things?


We’ve got lots of new adventures for your family at Cliveden this February half-term. Take part in the half-term tree trail, get lost in the giant maze or simply walk around the Grade-I listed gardens at your leisure.

Two children and dog in meadow

Basildon Park 

With 400 acres of parkland to explore, early summer blooms appearing throughout the gardens, and the Great Ball Run launching again, there's plenty for everyone to do at Basildon Park this May half-term.

Kids playing on chopped logs in the estate at Greys Court

Greys Court

From 50 things activities, to hunting for fairy doors or engaging in natural play on the estate walk, there's lots to keep children entertained in nature this May half-term at Greys Court.

A family enjoy views from The Vyne's rooftop walkway

The Vyne 

Curious visitors can venture up onto our rooftop walkway. Make your mark by writing on a handmade tile destined for the roof for a suggested donation of £5. On selected dates, you can chat with conservation experts and learn about hi-tech equipment used to study centuries-old roof materials. For family adventurers there’s tree climbing too plus new Tudor trails and geocaching.

Bee on flower


Get buzzing at Hughenden this half-term with crafting activities, meet the beekeepers and trail trackers. Time to get outdoors!