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May half-term activities for all the family

Two boys exploring under the trees, one looking through binoculars at Stourhead garden in Wiltshire.
Exploring the garden at Stourhead in Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/John Millar

There's lots to see and do this May half term, whether you want to delve into history at castles and houses or discover nature at parks and gardens. Discover all sorts of events and activities for the whole family and let imaginations run wild.

Create butterfly art at Chirk Castle in Wrexham, take in a falconry display at Trerice in Cornwall or help Squirrel Holmes solve the nature clues at Lyveden in Northamptonshire. You could even give the wheel of destiny a whirl at Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire to become a new character – will you be the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli, an ice house attendant or a woodland bodger?

See all May half-term events
From storytelling and quests to family trails and historical costume demonstrations, there's lots to keep the whole family entertained this half term. Fill your week with activities at the places we care for.Find an event
Children exploring the pond in the Italian Garden at Mount Stewart

Enjoy some family fun

Looking for places the whole family will enjoy? Discover family-friendly cycling trails, places to get closer to nature and historic buildings where you can learn about the past.

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What's on 

We've got plenty of events and activities on at the places in our care. From exhibitions and guided walks to outdoor theatre events, discover what's on near you.