May half-term in Devon & Cornwall

A selection of what's going on over May half-term in Devon and Cornwall.

Two children looking at bugs in a jar in the grass

Lead your family adventure in Branscombe this half term 

Armed with these handy spotter sheets and an inquisitive mind, you and your family can venture through the historic village on the hunt for creepy crawlies, geocaches and more.

A la Ronde house

Where in the world trail at A la Ronde 

Suitcases at the ready, pack up some of the things you might need to go on a Grand Tour. Look out for the postcards to direct you to the next stop.

children running through long grass in Knightshayes parkland with view of the mansion behind them.

50 things in the woods and parkland at Knightshayes

Come and explore the the grounds at Knightshayes - can you find the perfect spot to build a den?

Family walking on a summer's day at Knightshayes

Have a tasty half-term at Knightshayes 

Run off some steam this half-term at Knightshayes and discover the weird and wonderful things growing in the kitchen garden. Learn about where the food we eat comes from, as well as have the chance to take something to grow at home yourself.

Children running underneath a big parachute

50 things at Castle Drogo 

Come and explore Castle Drogo - there's plenty of opportunity to do your 50 things, including finding geocaches!

A close up low angle of paddleboarder on the water

Start your half term with a splash 

Take to the waves for a new way to experience the Jurassic coast, admiring the ancient cliffs on a three hour tour with local experts Exmouth Watersports. They'll be out on the waves every day in May, so make sure to book your place for an experience you won't want to miss.

Children running in the countryside

Family adventures this half-term

There's lots of fun this half-term at Trelissick, why not come on a family adventure and take part in 50 things to do before you're 11¾ trails, or discover the history of Trelissick in the Find The Time trail?

Watch it grow

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Calling all budding gardeners to have a go at planting your very own seeds to take home. We will give you everything you need to have fun doing no.41 on your list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’. Wednesday 14 February from 11.30 to 3.00pm

Family building an archway at meet the builders day

Fun this May half-term at Castle Drogo 

From a trail around the garden to a meet the builders' day, there's lots going on this half-term.

Six children playing by the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

May half-term fun at Cotehele

This May half-term there will be activities involving the good old stick; we also have 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ scrapbooks ready to help you become an explorer, tracker and adventurer.

Children playing a game of Cornish Kayles at Trerice

Half term fun at Trerice

Explore the past and the garden this half term at Trerice.

A mother and daughter playing tennis

Family fun in the sun

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 of our activities for families?

A mother and son building a den at Coleton Fishacre

Summer family fun

There are lots of activities and events to keep your kids entertained at Coleton Fishacre this summer. From building dens to completing spotter trails, find out all of the things you can do as a family.

Writing a story

Family fun at Buckland Abbey

There's so much for all the family to enjoy this spring at Buckland Abbey. From crafts to trails, walks to dressing up, it's a great place for an adventure.

Girl in field looking through binoculars

May half term wildlife trail

Track down the wildlife of Killerton on this family friendly half term trail. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, bugs and butterflies.

Investigate the bugs beneath your feet

May half-term activities

Come and investigate birds, bees and bugs or create a unique wild sculpture

A National Trust Estate Guide at Tyntesfield leads a talk in the outdoors

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.