May half-term in the East of England

May half-term is the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature. From huge birds of prey to tiny creepy-crawlies, there are so many amazing creatures to celebrate at National Trust places. Not only that, but there are dens to build, seeds to grow and kites to fly too.

A young girl holding a kite at the 2014 Dunstable Kite Festival, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire

May half-term in Bedfordshire 

Dunstable Downs is the highest point in Bedfordshire and a perfect spot for flying your kite. Why not join our 50 Things Club on 3 June and join our ranger team for some more adventures?

Family getting close up to a cow at Wimpole Home Farm

May half-term in Cambridgeshire 

It doesn't matter what time of the year you visit Wimpole Home Farm, there's always a new arrival to meet. Climb to the top of the treehouse at Anglesey Abbey or go on a bug hunt at Wicken Fen. We've plenty of ideas for family days out this May half-term.

A child sowing seed in a pot

May half-term in Norfolk 

Whether your family loves the seaside, exploring the woods, or dressing up in our houses, there's plenty of places to enjoy a family day out in Norfolk this half-term. Why not bring your bike and enjoy our cycle trail at Blickling?

Sutton Hoo Boy and Helmet

May half-term in Suffolk 

Whatever the weather there's somewhere to take the family this May half-term in Suffolk. At Ickworth you can enjoy indoor craft activities and outdoor adventures. Why not become a nature detective at Flatford, or step back in time at Sutton Hoo?

Child enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex a rare surviving example of a medieval royal hunting forest.

May half-term in Essex 

Explore some hidden gems in Essex and have a great family day out this May half-term. Why not become a nature detective at Hatfield Forest, or step back in time at Bourne Mill or Paycocke's House?

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