May half-term events in North Wales

As the days finally get warmer after a long winter, let nature put a spring in your step this May half-term across North Wales and make the most of the school holidays in the great outdoors.

Children enjoying the dragon procession in the courtyard at Chirk Castle on Knights and Princesses weekend

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Calling all young knights and princesses! Head over to Chirk Castle in your best costumes for a weekend of storybook fun and frolics this half-term. Meet the Knight, Princess, Squire and dragons as you enjoy games, puppet shows and the costume parade at this magical place.

Erddig cuddly bugs recline on deckchairs in the garden

Erddig, Wrexham 

Roll over teddies, young adventurers can go on a big bug hunt at Erddig. The pesky trail covers the critters that munch our collection indoors and a host of giant carvings by chainsaw artist Simon O’Rourke outdoors.

Children look at a tree at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

Discover the Lost Words Trail at Bodnant Garden as you search for words relating to animals and plants which are slowly disappearing from children’s dictionaries. There will also be lots of fun nature activities, such as willow weaving and pond dipping, to keep the whole family busy over the holidays.

Family view a portrait and Powis Castle, National Trust

Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool 

Uncover the fascinating secrets hidden within the world-class collection of portraiture at Powis Castle. Listen to the audio tour, take part in the family friendly activities and dress up to take your very own picture at the #NTHouseofPortraits selfie station.

Rows of alarm clocks

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 

Join Penrhyn Castle and Garden for crafts, activities and creative workshops with a local author, all connected to clocks and the passing of time this May half-term.

Toasting marshmallows over the fire at the Anglesey Woodland Festival

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

Whether you're looking for family events, nature experiences for little explorers or a quiet day out in amazing scenery there's plenty going on at Plas Newydd.

Porth y Swnt Visitor Centre at Aberdaron

Porth y Swnt, Pwllheli 

Come and explore the beauty of the natural environment around you at Porth y Swnt with an afternoon full of fun and adventurous activities for our ‘50 things’ Tuesday.