May half term at Longshaw

A mother holding her daughters hand while she climbs on a tree at Longshaw Estate

Explore Longshaw this spring half term and discover wildflower-rich meadows and ancient woodlands. Look and listen out for wildlife - from Mandarin ducks in Longshaw Pond, to red deer and Northern hairy wood ants across the Estate.

Pick up an orienteering course from our Welcome Building and see if you can find your way around Longshaw with a map and compass. Or follow one of our trails and discover wildlife along the route.

Jubilee activities at Longshaw

Join us at the Moorland Discovery Centre to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Make your own crown and plant wildflowers to grow at home. From Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, drop in between 9am – 2.30pm. £3 per participant.

Plant wildflowers to grow at home
Oxeye daisies at Longshaw
Plant wildflowers to grow at home


On Monday 30 May, Moors for the Future’s fantastic Bogtastic Van will be Longshaw welcoming visitors to experience the sights, sounds and even smells of our iconic uplands. The van is full of games, videos and interactive experiences to educate and inspire everyone about the mysterious world of blanket bogs - where bizarre plants live alongside magical animals!

A visit to the Bogtastic Van will give you the chance to find out more about the local National Nature Reserve, Kinder Scout. You will also be able to discover why the moors matter for wildlife, the climate and even your drinking water.  

Where will you explore?
Boy running through ferns at Longshaw
Where will you explore?