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

Half term adventures at Trelissick

There's lots of fun to be had this half term at Trelissick. Stand up for nature on the children's Campaign Trail and take part in the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ activities.

Watch it grow

Plant it, grow it, eat it at Overbeck's

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

Child hula hooping

Fun this May half-term at Castle Drogo 

From a trail around the garden to Wild Tribe at Fingle Bridge on Sunday 4 June, 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.

Girl being dressed in tudor costume

Half term fun at Trerice

It’s going to be a busy half term at Trerice with a Tudor Costume Day, 50 things activities and two weddings (as well as the usual fun and games)!

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 family in the garden of Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Summer family fun

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

Writing a story

Half term 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

Killerton Explorer trail

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

Using a bushcraft knife to carve wood

What will you make this May half-term?

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

Meet Father Christmas in the South West

Find an event 

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