May half-term in Dorset & Wiltshire

The school holidays offer time to play, have fun and enjoy time as a family. Here's a few ideas of what you could get up to.

Mompesson garden looking lovely in the sunshine

Half-term at Mompesson House 

Come and explore the family trail - can you find the objects Miss Dorothy Bushby donated to the Trust back on 1977?

Children playing by the bridge at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Fun for all this half term 

There's loads of fun to be had at Stourhead this half term, so what will you get up to?

Two children on the shore at Studland Bay

Seashore Explorer Week, Sunday 28 May - Saturday 3 June

Come and discover the hidden secrets of the seashore throughout half term at Studland. Take part in a seashore ramble, hunt for a shell with our shell seeker guide, build a sand sculpture and find out what lurks beneath the waves. Free events, booking not needed.

Historic falconers in Tudor dress

Half term at Corfe Castle

Go on quest exploring Tudor life from marriage to costume this half term. Find the clues and answer the questions as we launch a Tudor summer at Corfe Castle. Meanwhile spectacular flying displays bring our Medieval spring to a close with Medieval Falconry on Saturday 27-Sunday 28 May.

Bee on purple flower

Half-term activities at Avebury

We're celebrating spring with fun family activities. Spotter sheets will have you hunting for flowers, you can make a bee hotel to take home or create a floral crown, and on 2 June you can help us make a permanent bee hotel for Avebury Manor Garden.

The rocking horse firefoot in the nursery at Lacock Abbey

Fun with photography at Lacock Abbey 

In its 800 years of history Lacock has welcomed photographers, artists, film-makers and now, you! Follow the lead of those before and capture your Lacock moments on this fun family trail. (Don't forget your camera!)

Family activity in woodland

Family activities this May half-term

Step into a world of adventure on Brownsea Island, discover new twists to old tales on our brand new storybook trail or you can have a go at our tree climbing trail.

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.