May half-term in the South East

The days are getting warmer, the sun is... up there somewhere, so why not head outdoors and burn off some spring energy with us this half-term. We'd love to see you at your local National Trust place in the South East for a family day out. You can try the natural play trails at Ightham Mote and Box Hill, or fun activities at Stowe and Chartwell...

A family group on the rose bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Hampshire 

We’ve got lots of new adventures for you to discover in Hampshire this May half-term. Solve the mystery of Winchester City Mill’s duck trail, or climb up to The Vyne’s exciting rooftop walkway. Our gardens are full of spring blossom and bulbs too, so get the family outdoors and have some fun.

Children running around at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

East Sussex 

Uncover the mysteries of the Hawkhurst Gang at Bateman's, or join a peasants revolt at Bodiam Castle. With spring flowers in bloom and warmer weather on the way, May half-term is the ideal time to explore the outdoors and try new things in and around East Sussex.

Children standing on a bridge at Chartwell Kent

Kent 

Join the junior gardener trail at Sissinghurst or sit back for storytime with Angelina and Henry at Ightham Mote. With spring flowers in bloom and warmer weather on the way, May half-term is the ideal time to explore the outdoors and try new things in Kent.

Half term fun at Nymans

West Sussex 

It’s the ideal time to explore the outdoors and try new things in Surrey. Bring the kids to our fun half-term activities in Sussex from photography workshops at Petworth to a smugglers trail at Bateman's.

A family in the parkland at Hatchlands

Surrey 

With spring flowers in full bloom, warmer weather on the way and half-term school holidays to look forward to, it’s the ideal time to explore the outdoors and try new things. Bring the kids to our fun half-term activities in Surrey. There's den building at Dapdune Wharf and the Witley Centre, plus a JFK trail at Runnymede and a Georgians trail at Claremont.

Father and two daughters enjoying the woodlands.

Berkshire 

May half term is the time to turf the kids out into Berkshire's gardens and parkland to run free. From the Great Ball Run returning to Basildon Park to the Wild Week at Cliveden, and bug hunting and walks to enjoy - what will you explore this half-term?

Children climbing a tree in Stowe Landscape Garden Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire 

May is the ideal time to get outdoors and try new things. The Chilterns Countryside is clothing itself in green and unrolling miles of valleys and woodlands to explore. Gardens are drying out underfoot and are perfect for running, jumping and hiding.

Child looking at a bug in an insect catcher

Isle of Wight 

Hunt for wildlife in the inky darkness at Newtown, discover behind closed doors at Mottistone, or take up the challenge to complete as many as you can of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 in one day. With lots of activities to try this half-term, mini adventurers will find plenty to do over the holidays on the Isle of Wight.