May half term activities and events in North Wales

Whether you are looking for storybook fun at Chirk Castle or a day of nature discovery at Bodnant Garden, there are lots of fun filled activities to keep the family busy across North Wales this May half term.

Children look at a tree at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

With 80 acres to explore, see what you can discover during the school holidays in the beautiful setting of Bodnant Garden and complete lots of fun activities on a self-led trail, including ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ nature tasks along the way.

Enjoy storybook fun at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Calling all young knights and princesses! Head to Chirk Castle for a May half term full of storybook fun. Enjoy a whole host of games and activities during the week and then finish with a weekend of storytelling, puppet shows and the popular afternoon costume parade.

Explore the beauty and history behind Powis Castle

Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool 

Whether it’s stepping back in time to discover more about life during the Second World War, getting creative with Bat Day crafts or exploring the garden with our Welsh Girls School ‘hide and seek’ trail; there’s plenty to do at Powis Castle this May half term.

Knitted bees next to a plate of shortbread imprinted with honeycomb and bee pattern

Erddig, Wrexham 

As spring gives way to summer, something is creating a buzz at Erddig. Follow the flight path of the busy bee trail through the walled garden on a bee-utiful sensory journey and enjoy self-led crafts as you learn more about these amazing creatures and how we can help as their numbers decline.

Get a bird’s eye view at Penrhyn Castle and see what you can discover

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 

Get those little green fingers working with a week full of fun, gardening activities this May half term. From sunflower planting, paper plant pot making, a sensory summer garden trail and an indoor castle quiz, there is something for all budding gardeners to enjoy during Children’s Gardening Week at Penrhyn Castle.

Let your senses guide you as you explore Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

Adventures aplenty await for all keen explorers at Plas Newydd this May half term. Let your senses guide you around the garden, completing activities along the way, and join in with some wonderful and wild events during the week. From a Woodland Wednesday: Wild Picnic to Red Squirrel walks and talks, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Splash about for some school holiday fun

Llanbedrog Beach, Gwynedd 

Get stuck in with some ‘50 things’ activities on Llanbedrog Beach on the Sunday during May half term. Imagine you’re on a desert island and practice some survival skills, which will include den- building, cooking on a campfire and raft building.