May half term in Devon & Cornwall

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

Family filling in walking trail activity sheet

Travelling ladies family tour

Join us as we send you on a trail around the grounds to find out about where in the world the Parminter cousins went on their Grand Tour.

Children building a den in the woods

May half-term

From flower pots and seed planting to den building and trails, there is plenty to keep families entertained this May half-term.

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.

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.

Child hula hooping

Fun this May half-term

Find out what's going on this May half-term at Castle Drogo.

A family in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Half-term fun at Coleton Fishacre

There's lots to keep your little-ones entertained this half term, from playing in the wild play area to completing the nature designs trail in the garden. During the school holidays there are Wild Wednesday events, where kids can complete some 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities with the rangers.

Children playing a traditional game of quoits

Fun for families at Compton Castle

Little ones love castles, and at Compton there is plenty to keep them enchanted. They can dress up in medieval costumes, play traditional games in the garden, and complete the trails.

Six children playing by the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

May half-term fun at Cotehele

This May half term there will be lots of fun for all the family to enjoy at Cotehele, including making bee boxes and a free trail through the garden.

Bluebell woods at Godolphin

Bluebells at Godolphin

Explore Godolphin's great outdoors. Wander through woodland carpeted in bluebells, climb to the top of Godolphin Hill and discover the mining history of the estate with the family mining trail.

Children's book week at Greenway's Literary Festival

Half-term fun at Greenway

This half term come and join the fun at Children's book week, part of the Greenway Literary Festival. There'll be activities and workshops, trails indoors and out, games and much more.

A group of children doing a trail in the garden at Knightshayes

Half term fun at Knightshayes

There's plenty of fun to be had at Knightshayes this half term. Find out what you can get up to.

A young boy learning bushcraft skills

May half term at Lydford Gorge

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

Two little girls enjoying a nature trail

May half term events in North Devon

Why not get out and about with the family in North Devon this May half term? From nature trails to coastal tractor rides, there are some great ways to immerse yourself in nature at our special places.

Visitors on the terrace, with views overlooking the Salcombe Estuary at Overbeck's, Devon.

Holiday fun: cloud spotting by the sea

Blow away the cob-webs and learn about the clouds and the weather they create. Grab you 50 things wild adventure scrapbook and get outside. Your scrapbook has everything you need to tackle 50 fantastic adventures.

Fallen camellia flowers on sticks in the ground

Make fallen flower kebabs this May half term 

Pick up a trusty trail stick and collect fallen flowers and leaves, then join with others to create some wild art.

Planting seeds with the garden team at Trerice

May half term at Trerice

As spring leads to summer and the days get longer May half-term arrives at Trerice with activities, trails and storytelling.

Find an event 

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