Last Updated on March 19, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Are you looking for a family-friendly day out with a special event this May half-term? In this post, we will cover all the main events across England – each county will be listed alphabetically so it’s easier for you to find an event near you.

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BEDFORDSHIRE Events May 2023

Wrest Park Kids Rule

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us at Wrest Park to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. More info Wrest Park.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4HR

Mead Open Farm Dino Week

5 roaming Dinos to meet! Get up close to our T-Rexes & hear them roar. Brave an encounter with a Velociraptor. Join in with The Cave Rave Show: New for 2023. Shake your tail at the Dino Disco! Cheer on your favourite at the Dino Dash. More info Mead Open Farm.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Stanbridge Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9JH

Woburn Safari Park Character Meet and Greets

Jumpin’ Jellyfish! SpongeBob SquarePants is coming to meet his fans at Woburn Safari Park at intervals on Saturday 27th May! Plus meet Paddington at intervals on Sunday 28th May. Meet Peppa Pig at intervals on Monday 29th May and Meet Bing at intervals on Saturday 3rd June. Find out more Woburn Safari Park

When? 27th, 28th, 29th May and 3rd June

Address: Crawley Rd, Woburn, Ridgmont, Bedford MK43 0TU

BERKSHIRE Events May 2023

Wellington Country Park Animal Farm Week

Adventure down to our Animal Farm and meet all of our farmyard friends with hands on animal encounters, interactive talks and much more! Collect one of our activity packs on your arrival, filled with fun facts, competitions, crafts to complete at the Park and at home! Join the Pop Up Play Village on the Main Green daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm, for a week of hands on sensory and role play fun! More about Wellington Country Park.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Odiham Rd, Riseley, Reading RG7 1SP

LEGOLAND Windsor Springfest

Get ready for an event that is abloom with family entertainment including live performers, jugglers and new characters including NEW characters Bumblebee Girl and Lady Bug Girl. Plus, Spring themed LEGO® build activities and 55 rides and attractions to enjoy!  More info LEGOLAND

When? 13th May – 5th June

Address: Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY


Chiltern Open Air Museum Gladiator Games

If you’re looking for a great educational and fun family event for a day out this May half-term, then come and see our Gladiator Games. The Roman’s have captured a British Chieftain and now he must take part in the Gladiator Games and fight for survival! Find out more Chiltern Open Air Museum

When? 28th & 29th May

Address: Newland Park Dr, Gorelands Ln, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4AB

Hogshaw Farm Heroes Academy Week

Join us on the farm for an action-packed week of family fun this May half term. Enjoy live entertainment from our Superhero and Princess friends, participate in our Heroes Academy and enjoy all the usual fun of the farm. More about Hogshaw Farm

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: E Claydon Rd, Buckingham MK18 3LA

Odds Farm 30th Anniversary Week

Join our jolly jubilations with live shows, party games, arts & crafts and plenty more birthday surprises!  Enjoy our expert sheep shearing demonstrations, hop aboard our tractor & trailer ride and enjoy other exciting animal activities! Plus, make a splash in H2Odds waterplay, test drive Marmalade’s Mini Rovers & enjoy acres of outdoor adventure play! Odds farm – find out more.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0LX

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Events May 2023 – No Listings at present

CHESHIRE Events May 2023

Beeston Castle Kids Rule

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Beeston Castle to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Beeston Castle – Find out more

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

CORNWALL Events May 2023

Camel Creek Adventure Park Storytime with Paddington

Come and enjoy Storytime with Paddington in our Show Arena at different times throughout the day! More info Camel Creek Adventure Park

When? May 30th – 31st

Address: Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA

Eden Project Half Term at Eden

Come along for a fantastic family fun event from 27 May – 3 June full of pop-up performance and theatre – including music, story-telling, dance and creative workshops. Find out more about Eden Project.

When? 27th May – 3rd June

Address: Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG

The Lost Gardens of Heligan Wild Week

Wild Week returns to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this May half term and you’re invited, to rediscover the wild, its importance, its beauty, and our place within it. Restore your wild side, hone your survival skills, and enjoy a week of creative outdoor play in your favourite half term habitat of Heligan. More info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell PL26 6EN

Pendennis Castle Knights Tournament

Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Pendennis Castle’s Knights’ Tournament. Swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the Grand Melee finale. Immerse yourself in the medieval encampment and meet characters from the past to hear all about weapon repairs, cooking and day-to-day life. More info Pendennis Castle.

When? 30th May – 1st June 

Address: Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP

COUNTY DURHAM Events May 2023

Adventure Valley Dino Week

Come and see our ferocious Velociraptors! Our crew of ‘terrible lizards’ are guaranteed to give you a roar-some time here at Adventure Valley. Be brave and discover our dinosaur handlers in the paddocks, getting up close and personal with these ferocious beasts. We have three Dinosaur shows* a day, as well as a chance to meet Bertie (the world’s fastest tortoise) and Crazy Collins Magic show! More info Adventure Valley.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Union Hall Farm, Durham DH1 5SG

Hall Hill Farm Park Sheep Shearing

See the sheep shearer at work giving a series of Sheep Shearing demonstrations over the Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 27th , Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 2023.  Demonstrations start from 12 noon.  All the other usual activities are available including tractor and trailer rides. More info Hall Hill Farm.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham DH7 0TA

CUMBRIA Events May 2023

Muncaster Castle Medieval Muncaster

Step back in time at Muncaster with the whole family. Eat like a King, Aim like an Archer, Weave like a Wizard and Laugh Like a Fool. Brush up on your medieval skills in time to Storm the Castle! Find out more Muncaster Castle.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Ravenglass CA18 1RQ

Walby Farm Park May Mayhem

During May Mayhem, visitors can expect a range of activities in our Animal Barn, including animal encounters, pony grooming, and feeding lambs. Our Roman Fort, Milecastle62, is also open for exploration, and visitors can enjoy Cumbria’s largest indoor Adventure Play area. Don’t miss our popular Foam Parties, taking place every day at 4pm (weather dependent). Be sure to bring a change of clothes, as things might get a little wet! Walby Farm Park – Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Walby Farm Park, Walby, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle CA6 4QL

DERBYSHIRE Events May 2023

Bolsover Castle Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Bolsover Castle to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with merry monarchs, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Bolsover Castle – Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Bluebell Dairy Wild West Week

Wild West Week has landed on The Bluebells Ranch and we have a whole lot of yee-haw western fun for y’all! Fun, nostalgic fun for all ages…we guarantee you’ll have the best time! More info Bluebell Dairy.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Locko Rd, Derby DE21 7AR

Crich Tramway Museum Seaside Fun

An event full of traditional seaside fun including Howard Brothers Funfair, a mini beach, bingo and crafts, Punch and Judy. There is also a face painter and balloon modeller for the children. Steam gallopers. Find out more Crich Tramway.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Crich, Matlock DE4 5DP

DEVON Events May 2023

Crealy Theme Park Magical Half Term

Who’s ready for a magical May Half Term? Come and discover over 60 rides, attractions, animals and NEW magical live entertainment and come back for FREE to do it all over again.  More Info Crealy Theme Park.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR

DORSET Events May 2023

The Tank Museum Tank Zoo

This May Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history! Live tank displays, animal themed activities and more. Find out more – The Tank Museum.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG

EAST YORKSHIRE Events May 2023

Sewerby Hall and Gardens Various Events

29th May – Rustiks Encounter Viking. 30th May – Rustiks Knights of the round table. 31st May Magic Shows and Face Painting. 1st June – Rustiks Woodland Adventure. 3rd June Rustiks Wind in the Willows…and more. More info Sewerby Hall.

When? 29th May – 4th June

Address: Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1ED

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Williams Den Williams Spring Adventure

All of our usual activities, adventures and fun will be on offer. Plus for the first time, we welcome the biggest inflatable assault course in the North to the Den.
Jump on ‘The 175’ and race along with your friends or take on Mum and Dad. The 175 is suitable for all ages too! More Info Williams Den.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Castle Farm, Wold Hill HU15 2LS

ESSEX Events May 2023

Audley End House and Gardens Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Audley End House and Gardens to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Find out more Audley End House.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF

Audley End Railway Craft Week

Immerse your family in creativity at our NEW event for 2023 – Craft Week, running from 27th May to 4th June. Our creative play will encourage children to connect with nature while also exploring fun ways to make new things. By the end of the day, your child should graduate to become a fully-fledged forager just like our resident wilderness Elf Twig!  More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JB

Audley End Miniature Railway

Barleylands Farm Magical May Half Term

Join us the 27th May-4th June for Princess Meet & Greets, Magic Shows with Skittleman, fun themed crafts, animal activities, and more!  Find Out More Barleylands Farm.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Barleylands Farm Office, Barleylands Rd, Billericay CM11 2UD

Colchester Zoo Zoobilee Half Term

Throughout the May Half Term, we are hosting a variety of fun activities daily in celebration of turning 60! Our Zoobilee week is bursting at the seams like our party balloon’s and is packed with mystical shows from Magic Iain, Samba Dancers, and Marimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling. PLUS, so much more! More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Maldon Rd, Stanway, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL

Kentwell Hall History Festival

Encounter pockets of history from a range of different eras brought to life by nearly 200 of Kentwell’s skilled living historians, spread throughout the buildings, gardens, farm and woodlands.  Spend a whole day immersed in history at Kentwell and travel through time. Find Out More.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9BA

Marsh Farm Superheroes and Princesses

Meet Superheroes and Princesses (characters vary each day), Walkaround entertainment, come in fancy dress. Join us for a magical & exciting day as Superheroes and Princesses take over Marsh Farm! Explore the farm and meet the animals, get a hole in one on our crazy golf course, ride our brand new train and meet some of your favourite superheroes and princesses. Marsh Farm More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP


Berkley Castle Knight School

Learn the ancient skill of sword fighting as accomplished warriors Dressed to Kill descend upon the Castle to impart their expert knowledge.Watch the Warrior Show on the lower lawns each day and see the display of incredible, authentic steel armour masterfully crafted by Dressed to Kill.

When? 29th – 30th May

Address: Berkeley GL13 9PJ

Birdland Park and Gardens Birds Behaving Badly

Discover some of the most amazing birds with the most disgusting habits! Armed with a quiz trail, venture around the park to discover some of these truly remarkable creatures. Birdland – more info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Rissington Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54 2AY


East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend

We’ll meet again in May 2023 for some good, old fashioned vintage excitement. The event makes a triumphant return with music, living history displays and plenty of period appropriate fashion. More Info.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: 23A Bolton St, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0EY

Reddish Vale Farm Dino Farm

THIS IS A ALL DAY EVENT Meet the Baby Dinosaurs. Roaming Dinosaurs. Ranger Training. Fossil Digging. Dino Egg Hunt- one golden Dino Egg to be hidden around the farm every hour, for a chance to win an Extra Large Dinosaur. Every child will receive a Dinosaur Mask to take home. Lots of photo opportunities from a Dino Egg to Jurassic Gates! Build a Dinosaur teddy to take home * this activity is an additional charge*All usual farm activities to take place. Reddish Vale Farm Info.

When? 27th – 30th May

Address: Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE

HAMPSHIRE Events May 2023

4 Kingdoms Adventure Dinosaur Invasion

Visit Designasuarus the High Tech Company Biogenically modifying Dinosaurs for Human companions
Visit the Time Gate and look through the time portal Dinosaurs 65 Million years ago. Play Hide n Seek with A Trex. Chat with a Real Caveman. Visit the Dino Hatchery and Feed a Baby Dino. What will you find in the Dino Fossil dig. Dinosaur vehicles. Photo ops. More info 4 Kingdoms.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Newbury Road, Headley, Thatcham RG19 8JY

Butser Ancient Farm May Half Term Fun Gods and Monsters

There’s heaps to see and do every day — follow our free children’s trail to discover the gods and monsters from ancient myths and legends, get stuck in with hands-on ancient skills activities, explore our ancient buildings, and more! This half term we’re also taking part in Chichester Roman week, a celebration of the rich Roman heritage of the local area. In its 20th anniversary year visit our Roman villa where you can meet Roman re-enactors (Sunday 28th  and Monday 29th May) explore our newly planted formal Roman Garden and see the unveiling of our brand new Roman Lararium – a shrine to the Roman house-gods. Butser Ancient Farm – More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Chalton Ln, Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG

Finkley Down Farm May Half Term

Entertainers – Sat 27th – Stu Di Doo. Sun 28th – Stu Di Doo. Mon 29th – Silly Scott. Tue 30th – Lovely Bubbly Show. Weds 31st – Showtime Shane. Thur 1st – Lovely Bubbly Show. Fri 2nd – Silly Scott. Sat 3rd – Showtime Shane. Sun 4th -Lovely Bubbly Show. More about Finkley Down Farm.

When? 27th – 4th June

Address: North Way, Andover SP11 6NF

HEREFORDSHIRE Events May 2023 – No events confirmed


Willows Activity Farm Dino Ventures

Join us for a ROAR-some family outing with Dinosaurs to meet, fossil finding fun in our giant sandpit, a Dino Hunt around the farm park with a certificate and Jurassic arts & crafts. Willows Activitiy Farm More Info.

When? 29th May – 4th June

Address: Coursers Rd, St Albans AL4 0PF

Willows Activity Farm

ISLE OF WIGHT Events May 2023

Blackgang Chine Dinos Vs Cowboys

Show your support up in the Wild West! Take in the adrenaline-inducing live action Cowboy show, marvel at the art of whip-cracking and round-up those dastardly outlaws all afternoon! For you dino-fanatics, step into our Dino Enclosure for a whole day of unforgettable Jurassic fun! Immersive yourself in the prehistoric world featuring the incredible Jurassica Encounter Show; a live action display hosted by Doctor Livingstone and his HUGE roaming dinosaurs! More Info.

When? 27th May – 3rd June

Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN

Carisbrooke Castle Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule! events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Carisbrooke Castle to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. More Info Carisbrooke Castle.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY

Osborne House Victorian Family Day Out

Join Queen Victoria and her beloved Albert and enjoy old-fashioned thrills and spills on traditional fairground rides like swing boats and helter-skelter. Get involved in fairground games such as coconut shy, hoop-la and horseshoe toss. Marvel at splendid sideshows like Green Matthews who return this year with live Victorian music! Find Out More.

When? 30th May & 1st June

Address: York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX

Robin Hill Country Park Balloon Festival

Industry specialists, Exclusive Ballooning, will return to Robin Hill for an exciting weekend of balloon tethering, talks from award winning pilots and internationally renowned Night Glow performances for this year’s Official Isle of Wight Balloon Festival! Indulge in the sights and sounds of this utterly unique festival-scape with the range of special shaped hot air balloons complete with LIVE music, street performers and delicious street food. More Info.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Downend Rd, Downend, Newport PO30 2NU

KENT Events May 2023

Dover Castle WWII Weekend

Witness a tense, action-packed battle between the allied and German forces featuring striking pyrotechnics and real-life vintage army vehicles. Experience life on the Home Front and get a victory roll hairdo at our 1940s beauty parlour or relive the blitz spirit whilst you set the kids off to play at hands on actives including the Sergeant’s infamous assault course. More about Dover Castle.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU

Hever Castle Art Week

Get arty this May half term at Hever Castle & Gardens. Become an artist for the day and depict the Castle or Gardens in any style, take part in an art challenge or be inspired by the artists in the grounds. Meet our actors, as they portray the famous artists Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. Join them as they take you on a journey through the grounds and take part in some art challenges. There really is something for everyone during Art Week.  Finish off your day by becoming a walking piece of art with a creative face paint (additional charge – weekends only). Info Hever Castle.

When? May 27th – 4th June

Address: Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

Kent Life The Great Outdoors

Get up close and personal with nature this May Half Term and join us for a weekend of outdoorsy fun! Take a visit to our critter cuddle corner, try some nature crafts, have a go at orienteering or visit Forest School. If you’re all bugged out – you can still visit our farmyard friends, enjoy indoor and outdoor play areas, fun farm rides, paint-a-pot studio*, Mr Moo’s Messy Play, paddle boats* and more! Grown ups will enjoy exploring the Vintage Village with our period dressed houses and buildings to visit. More Info Kent Life.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Lock Ln, Maidstone ME14 3AU

Leeds Castle The Queens Joust

Join us for a bank holiday of exhilarating displays of combat and action, elegant and unusual equestrian, and medieval living and feasting. Gasp at the first crash of lances, cheer as your favourite knight gallops past, and watch as England and France not only battle for the coveted cup, but more importantly, for the honour and attention of the queen. Leeds Castle More Info.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL

Leeds Castle

LANCASHIRE Events May 2023 No listings at present


Great Central Railway 1940s Weekend

There will be *aircraft flypasts, a *Spitfire aerial display (Saturday only) a mock battle, live music and theatre something for all the family! Dance to the music of time gone by with live acts to entertain you throughout the weekend and join us for our Saturday Evening Dance with Kalamazoo Big Band who join us again. The event will also feature period entertainment, displays of military vehicles and visiting dignitaries including Winston Churchill, the King, Bomber Harris and Monty* at stations along the line. At Quorn station there’s singing and dancing across 2 stages, a real ale tent, shopping village, and land army & working farmer equipment displays. More Info.

When? 2nd – 4th June

Address: Great Central Railway PLC, North Off, Leicester North Station, Station Rd, The Sidings, Leicester LE4 3BR

Manor Farm Park and Woodland Dinosaur Week

  • Follow The World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail and find seven huge dinosaurs hiding in our woodland.
  • Meet a real-life ‘Dinosaur Roar’ and pose for a selfie!  
  • Meet ‘Squeak’ – our friendly little Compsognathus. 
  • Learn to be a palaeontologist – unearth dinosaur skeletons, find fossils and collect your ‘Junior Palaeontologist’ certificate.
  • Join in with games and activities. Manor Farm – More Info.

When? 29th May – 2nd June

Address: Castle Hill, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6LU

LINCOLNSHIRE Events May 2023

Lincoln Castle Here be Dragons Castle Quest

Our resident wizard is back, and he’s heard that there have been reported sightings of dragons at Lincoln Castle. He needs your help to find them! Join us this half term to explore the Castle grounds.  Follow the clues, solve the puzzle, find the dragons and claim your reward! Lincoln Castle – Find Out More.

When? 29th May – 4th June 

Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

Normanby Hall Country Park Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

Sunday. Sid Sloane, with 3 performances across the day. Giant Bubble Workshop. Dance show from Feet2Beat Scunthorpe Fusion Cheerleading & Dance. 3 vehicles from Transformers Car Hire AND meet Optimus Prime & a Dino Transformer. Characters from A Sprinkle Of Magic Parties. Fun Fair. Food & Drink
Stalls. More Info Normanby Hall.

Monday. Wise Owl with 2 flying displays across the day, participation welcome. Billy Biscuit’s Magic Show. Twirling from Firestorm – majorettes – scunthorpe. Live music from The Dominos. 3 vehicles from Transformers Car Hire AND meet Optimus Prime & a Dino Transformer. Characters from A Sprinkle Of Magic Parties. Fun Fair. Food & Drink. Stalls

When? 28th & 29th May 

Address: Normanby Rd, Normanby, Scunthorpe DN15 9HU

Rand Farm Jurassic Farm Park

Step into a pre-historic world with activities for all the family to enjoy. Come face-to-face with Pete the T-Rex. Meet our Dino Rangers. Pet our Baby Dinos and more. More Info Rand Farm.

When? 29th May – 4th June

Address: Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ

LONDON Events May 2023

Eltham Palace and Gardens Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Eltham Palace and Gardens to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. More Info Eltham Palace.

When? 27th May – 4th June 

Address: London SE9 5QF

London Zoo Spring Family Festival

Yyou and your family can celebrate the Zoo springing into life with an action-packed festival programme of animal talks, colourful arts and crafts, interactive gameshows, music, workshops and a whole host of other spring festivities to mark the season. Find Out More about London Zoo.

When? May 27th – 4th June

Address: Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY

MERSEYSIDE Events May 2023

Otterspool Adventure Pirates and Princesses

Princess school. X Marks the spot treasure hunt. Meet and Greet. Swash buckling and sword fighting. Princess Sing-a-long. Walk the plank and more. More info Otterspool Adventure.

When? 29th May – 4th June

Address: 37 Otterspool Dr, Liverpool L17 5AL

NORFOLK Events May 2023

Bure Valley Railway Nature by Rail

Get closer to nature around the railway this May half term! I Spy children’s trail on the train journey with a free prize on completion. More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June 

Address: Aylsham Station, Norwich Rd, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6BW

Pettitts Adventure Park Come and meet Bing

Come and meet Bing bunny at intervals through the day. Pettitts More Info.

When? 3rd June

Address: Church Rd, Reedham, Norwich NR13 3UA


Rushden Transport Museum and Railway Superhero & Princess Weekend

Dress up as your favourite character and join us on the train for a fun ride with Elsa & Spiderman. Elsa will sing to you on the train and every child will receive a signature card from both characters. Find Out More.

When? 27th & 28th May

Address: Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW

West Lodge Farm Park Sheep Shearing and Vikings

Info on their website coming soon.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2SH


Alnwick Garden Alnwick Untamed

Go WILD this May Half-term with Alnwick Untamed. Discover what lies behind the bushes, lurks in the shadows or makes the loudest ROAR! This trail is included with regular Garden Entry and don’t forget, kid’s go FREE in the gardens. More Info Alnwick Garden.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1FJ

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens Kids Rule

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term and celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with merry monarchs, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Belsay Hall more info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Belsay, Morpeth NE20 0DX

Whitehouse Farm Centre Superheroes and Princesses

Coming to Whitehouse Farm from Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June. Come and meet your favourite Superheroes and Princesses. Details on their website to follow very soon. More Info Whitehouse Farm Centre.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth NE61 6AW


Bolton Castle Living History Weekend Civil War

Living History Weekend – Civil War.  A guided tour of the castle will take place during the day from 12.30 pm. Join us to find out about life in the castle during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, better known as the English Civil Wars. Held for King Charles 1, this was the only occasion when the castle came under siege, the garrison eventually surrendering when they had run out of food on November 5th 1645. Included in our usual admission prices. More about Bolton Castle.

When? 3rd & 4th June – plus other half-term events

Address: Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4ET

Mother Shipton’s Cave Treasure Island

Collect your Treasure Map and follow the clues to uncover hidden riches – once you get started you’ll be HOOKED! During your quest, you’ll SEA plenty of KRACKEN photo opportunities and explore abso-LOOT-ley epic nautical scenes  – but be sure to watch out for swashbuckling PIRATES! Venus the Voodoo Princess will also be waiting to tell your fortune and might even conjure up magic before your very AYES! Dressing up is thoroughly encouraged. More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June 

Address: Prophecy House, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Skipton Castle The Yorkshire Highwayman

Come and meet John Nevison one of Britain’s most notorious highwaymen, a gentleman rogue supposedly nicknamed Swift Nick by King Charles II after a renowned 200 mile dash from Kent to York to establish an alibi for a robbery he had committed earlier that day. Find Out More.

When? 27th & 28th May 

Address: The Bailey, Skipton BD23 1AW

Stockeld Park The Spring Adventure

Spend the day hunting down the hidden passwords in the enchanted forest, laughing through the magical maze, flexing your creative muscles during arrrrts and crafts and boogieing down during the pirate party dances. Catch all these activities and more around the park throughout the spring adventure. More Info Stockeld Park.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Wetherby Rd, Wetherby LS22 4AN

Thornton Hall and Country Park Dino Live

Walk into a prehistoric adventure and get closer to dinosaurs like you have never been before. Dino Live brings live life like dinosaurs and a live action stage show with our very own park rangers. Full-on fun for the whole family. Get up close and personal with our Jurassic dinosaurs including T Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor and the Dino Live Park Rangers. Thornton Hall Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton BD23 3TS

Murton Park Yorkshire Museum of Farming May Half Term

Take part in a scavenger hunt around the park. Saturday 27th May – Monday 29th May – The Trailblazer Cowboys will be in town. Plus, the Derwent Valley Light Railway will be offering train rides all weekend. Saturday 27th May – Come and watch a sheep shearing demonstration (time TBC) and so much more. More about Murton Park.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Murton Ln, York YO19 5UF


Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park Superhero & Princess

In addition to our exciting rides and attractions, we have a wide range of magical activities planned just for our superhero and princess visitors! Meet our Wheelgate Superhero Gang, including our own mighty Hero, and get ready to save the day together. With non-stop animal handling in our farm, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to bond with our furry friends. But that’s not all, fair princesses! Let your inner royalty shine as you attend workshops on becoming the best princess in all the land. Meet and greet our beloved Wheelgate Princesses, enjoy musical performances, and take part in our magical princess and hero hunts. Wheelgate More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Mansfield Rd, Farnsfield, Newark NG22 8HX

White Post Farm The Dinosaurs are Coming

11am: Raptors World: Get ready to grab a super selfie with the giant dinos!
11.30: Reptile Show: Learn about some of our very own scaly friends.
12.00: Raptors World: Get ready to grab a super selfie with the giant dinos!
13.30: Reptile Show: Learn about some of our very own scaly friends.
14:00: Falconry Show: A different kind of Raptor takes to the skies! See our amazing Flying Display
14.30: Raptors World: Get ready to grab a super selfie with the giant dinos!
15.15: Sheep Racing: Will Big Jane take the spoils, or will Cammy take first place?
15.30: Raptors World: Get ready to grab a super selfie with the giant dinos! White Post Farm Find Out More.

When? 29th May – 2nd June

Address: Mansfield Rd, Farnsfield, Newark NG22 8HL

OXFORDSHIRE Events May 2023

Millets Farm Centre John Lawson’s Circus

The award winning John Lawson’s Circus voted ‘Best Small Circus’, will make its return to Millets Farm Centre during the May Half-Term! With an entirely human cast this enthralling show lasts an hour – a great family experience not to be missed! More Info.

When? 28th May – 3rd June

Address: Garford, Abingdon OX13 5HB

SHROPSHIRE Events May 2023

Blists Hill Victorian Town Nauseating Narratives

Explore the grittier, grubbier, grimier side of Victorian life with the Blists Hill guide to 19th Century horrible histories – we call it: Nauseating Narratives. Entertain the whole family as you explore Blists Hill Victorian Town using our exclusive game cards to compare rankings of our workers and win by collecting the most Nauseating Narrative cards. More about Blists Hill.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD

Hawkstone Park Follies Wilderness Week

Come and explore the magical Follies this May Half term. Become a nature detective and test your skills at den building but beware of those troublesome trolls! A fun interactive trail is included in every child admission ticket. Hawkstone More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Shrewsbury SY4 5JY

Ludlow Castle Half Term escape from the castle trail

Trail for children. Learn about Roger Mortimer, who lived at Ludlow Castle but was imprisoned in the Tower of London.  He hatched a plot to escape in 1323.   On the 700th anniversary of his escape, follow his journey and collect clues to claim your prize.  Ludlow Castle Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Castle Sq, Ludlow SY8 1AY

Park Hall The Countryside Experience Jurassic Week

Calling all junior adventurers! Don’t miss our week of Jurassic-themed fun at Park Hall Farm in May half term! Join us for this epic week of dinosaur adventures! Park Hall More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS

Royal Air Force Museum Midlands 1940s week

Visit the RAF Museum Midlands during May half term for an exciting adventure back in time to the 1940s. To help celebrate the launch of our new Bomber Command exhibition, come and explore life in the 1940s with workshops, displays, activities and fun. More Info.

When? 27th May – 1st June

Address: Lysander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP

Telford Steam Railway Classic Transport Weekend

Travel back in time to enjoy the sights of classic cars, busses, motorcycles and Land Rovers at the railway alongside classic steam and diesel locomotives at the railway. Find Out More.

When? 27th – 28th May

Address: The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Rd, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF

SOMERSET Events May 2023

Avon Valley Adventure Park Dinosaur Valley Live

Dinosaur Valley is again taking over Avon Valley for a totally ROARsome, interactive eggstravaganza!  We have hatched plans that will make Dinosaur Valley: LIVE! the biggest and best dinosaur themed day out in the South West! With Meet a T Rex, Walking Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Research lab, Raptor encounter and more. Avon Valley Adventure Park Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Pixash Ln, Bath Rd, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP

Avon Valley Railway Brick Express

Jump onboard the Brick Express steam-hauled train and enjoy our building workshops with the world’s most popular construction toy whilst you travel the line.  What will you be inspired to build?  Then, back at Bitton, admire models from Bristol’s GertLug adult fans of Lego® and see their latest creations.  There’ll be cityscapes, fantasy scenes, trains and more! Avon Valley Railway More Info.

When? 3rd & 4th June

Address: Bitton Station, Bath Rd, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6HD

Bishops Palace Spring Scavenger Hunt

Experience the magic of Spring as you explore the beautiful Bishop’s Palace and Gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for the first signs of the spring sprouting across the 14-acres of RHS Partner gardens. More Info Bishops Palace.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: The Bishop’s Palace, Wells BA5 2PD


Magna Science Adventure Super Spring Bank

Join us for our fun FREE family STEM workshop! Included with entry to Magna Science Adventure Centre throughout the Spring Bank Holidays. Subject to availability. Explore Magna Science Adventure Centre and complete the special Magnificent May Trail throughout the whole of May! More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Magna Way, Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1FD

Tropical Butterfly House Enchanted Fairy Forest

Peep through the fairy windows and doors along our magical fairytale forest walk and experience a fantasy world of tiny pixie dwellings, friendly dragons and fairy hideaways! Join in the fun of our mystical trail, look out for the fairies and goblins hiding around the park and collect your stamps as you find them to receive a sweet treat reward. Don’t forget to dress up in your finest fairy or frightening goblin outfit, daily spot prizes for the best dressed!  Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Woodsetts Rd, North Anston, Sheffield S25 4EQ

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Paw Patrol One Big Celebration

Join us over Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of June for a day of PAWsome family fun with Chase, Rubble, Skye and Marshall! The heroic pups will be joining us at the Wildlife Amphitheatre for story time and meet & greets at intervals throughout each day! Grab a selfie with your favourite characters and enjoy a day of adventure in the sun, arts, crafts, and fairground fun. More Info.

When? 2nd – 4th June

Address: Hurst Ln, Doncaster DN9 3HQ


Drayton Manor Fiestaval

Join the fun and feel the rhythm as you dance along with a vibrant and energetic samba band! Get ready to be amazed by our incredible circus performers appearing throughout the day. Party your way through the day with special entertainment including Rory’s Fiesta Finale! Drayton Manor More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Drayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW

National Forest Adventure Farm Dino Week

Meet our magical unicorns and our stunning, swimming mermaid plus take part in the enchanting Pixie This May half term holiday have a roar-some time at the Adventure Farm. Open the gates to our new Raptor Ranch where our T-Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops and Spinosaurus are waiting to meet you. Learn to tame the ferocious beasts in our Dino Training Camp, get up close for a one on one Dino Encounter and be brave enough to take on the Raptor Run and evade the velociraptor to collect the dino eggs.Trail. Natonal Forest Adventure Farm Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ

SUFFOLK Events May 2023

Easton Farm Park Pirates and Princesses

Pirates Show. Princess Meet and Greet. Decorate a Pirate Sword or Princess Wand. Treasure Hunt… with a prize. Plus, fun daily rides and interactive animal activities. Easton Farm Park Find Out More.

When? 30th May – 4th June

Address: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge IP13 0EQ

Framlingham Castle Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us at Framlingham Castle to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Find Out More Framlingham Castle.

When? 30th May – 4th June

Address: Church St, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BP

Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park Stonham Truck Show

The Stonham Truck Show has moved to Jimmy’s and will be taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. Now in its 7th year, this event is organised by volunteer truckdrivers to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Jimmy’s Farm More Info.

When? 27th & 28th May

Address: Pannington Hall Ln, Wherstead, Ipswich IP9 2AP

Somerleyton Hall New Macdonald had a farm

Bringing the best of Somerleyton Farm to the Hall Gardens experience. Something for all the family! Meet our lambs, chicks and calves. Experience tractor rides, a nature recovery trail and get lost in our yew hedge maze. Somerleyton Hall More Info.

When? 27th & 28th May

Address: Somerleyton, Lowestoft NR32 5QF

SURREY Events May 2023

Bocketts Farm Superheroes Week

  • Brush up your Superhero skills at the Superhero Academy
  • Get creative in Craft Corner
  • Get ready to boogie the Bubble Disco
  • Meet birds of prey Bocketts Farm Find Out More.
  • Pan for gold and take home a medal
  • Enjoy a game of Water Wars

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Young St, Fetcham, Leatherhead KT22 9BS

Godstone Farm Come and Play the Nature Way

This May half term at Godstone Farm we’re all about getting back in touch with nature! Activities include a woodland spirit trail, rainbow colour walk and discovering the wonder of nature origami. There will be character meet and greets and some fabulous nature inspired crafts too! You’ll get the opportunity to explore your creativity with mud sculpturing and go barefoot for our sensory challenge to help you feel even closer to nature! More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Farm Limited, Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX

Hampton Court Palace Horrible Histories Live on Stage

BARMY BRITAIN is back, full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain’s barmy past! Will you be conquered by William? Will you sink or swim with King Henry I? Go house hunting with Henry VIII! Join the gorgeous Georgians as they take over England! Break into Buckingham Palace and hide from the Queen Victoria! It’s history of Britain with the nasty bits left in! More Info.

When? 27th May – 3rd June 

Address: Hope under Dinmore HR6 0PN

Rural Life Living Museum Day out with Bluey

We are truly excited to be hosting a Day Out With Bluey at the Rural Life Living Museum! Bluey will be stopping by to meet our special visitors at intervals throughout Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Find Out More.

When? 28th & 29th May

Address: The Reeds Rd, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL

SUSSEX Events May 2023

Arundel Castle Medieval Festival

Although no historical raid took place at Arundel this three-day event portrays a Lancastrian raiding party engaging with Yorkist forces beneath the mighty castle at Arundel. With three tented encampments portraying 15th century crafts, cooking weapons and armour, have ago activities such as archery, and two skirmishes each day there is plenty to transport visitors back into this turbulent time in England’s history. Arundel Castle Find Out More.

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Arundel BN18 9AB

Battle Abbey Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule! events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Battle Abbey to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Battle Abbey Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Butter Cross, High St, Battle TN33 0AE

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens National Children’s Gardening Week

Get into gardening for National Children’s Garden Week at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens this spring year. Plant your own sunflower or runner bean! Visit Leonardslee today! More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PP

Weald & Downland Living Museum Half-Term Activities

Get buzzy this May half term as we learn all about bees and why we need them. With hands on activities, you can explore our 40 acre site and follow our Busy Bees Trail around our historic gardens. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone to enjoy. We will also be hosting our Knucker the Dragon’s Nature School from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June. Join us to learn all about bees. More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Town Ln, Chichester PO18 0EU

TYNE & WEAR Events May 2023 – No listings at present

WARWICKSHIRE Events May 2023

British Motor Museum Land Rover at 75

Their storied Land Rovers will be at the centre of a new Museum tour, hosted, as always, by our friendly costumed characters, roaming the collection as ‘Royal Chauffeurs’. Our ever-popular craft activities are back in the Learning Space, where children will be able to make a ‘Land Rover’ of their own out of air-drying dough to take home. Finally, take on our Colour Creator Trail to enjoy exploring the colours in our collection and even mix some of your own. British Motor Museum More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath, Warwick CV35 0BJ

Hatton Adventure World Pirate Invasion

Ahoy me’hearties! This Whitsun half-term, Hatton Adventure World is being invaded by the fearsome Captain Starling and his dreaded pirate crew! Are you ready to help save Hatton from the dreaded pirate invasion? Join us for some swashbuckling pirate-themed adventure. Hatton Adventure World More Info.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Dark Ln, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA

Kenilworth Castle Kids Rule

Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Kenilworth Castle to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Kenilworth Castle Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG

Kenilworth Castle

Mary Ardens Farm Spring Fun at the Farm

Romance is in the air, as you are swept away discovering more about Shakespeare’s play of love, rivalry and mistaken identity; As You Like It. Get hands-on with flower crown crafting, help prepare for a Tudor feast and take part in an interactive retelling of As You Like It; one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies. Finally, the day will end with traditional Tudor dancing to the sounds of Tudor-inspired music. The question is, who will be crowned the May Day King or Queen? Find Out More.

When? 30th – 31st May

Address: Station Rd, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN

Middleton Hall and Gardens Magical Garden Trail

Join us for a week of magic in our gardens and grounds as we search for fairies, unicorns and other magical creatures! Our Magical Garden Trail is the perfect family day out during half-term week! Work together to discover secret clues hidden around the gardens and grounds and the magical creatures with help you along the way. More info.

When? 24th May – 3rd June

Address: Middleton, Tamworth B78 2AE

WEST MIDLANDS Events May 2023

Selly Manor Selly Manor in Wonderland

Do you want to go on an adventure to Wonderland? Join us at Selly Manor this half-term for family-friendly activities down the rabbit hole. Experience the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and the Red Queen’s roses in our trail. Explore the Selly Manor Garden – “It doesn’t matter which way you go”, according to the Cheshire Cat! There’ll also be games and crafts – try not to lose your head! Find Out More Selly Manor.

When? 29th May – 4th June

Address: Maple Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2AE

WEST YORKHIRE Events May 2023

Eureka! May Half Term at Eureka

‘Make and Play’ is a hands-on making workshop for all the family. It’s like giant K’NEX with musical components! The workshop lets children and parents work together, exploring your lateral thinking and offers you the chance to build big and experiment with sound making and creating crazy colourful sound sculptures. Drop-in throughout the day and watch the sculpture evolve! More Info Eureka!

When? 27th – 29th May

Address: Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

Lotherton Hall Around the World in 80 Stories

Join us at Lotherton this May half term and go Around the World in 80 stories with crafts, storytellers and more. More About Lotherton Hall.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB

Royal Armouries Museum Stunt riding horse shows

Don’t miss Atkinson Action Horses in our gun-slinging, boot-stomping, stunt-riding spectacular. Highlights of the show, by this crack team of TV and film dare-devil riders and their highly trained horses, include sharp-shooting, trick-riding, liberty displays and a stage coach battle complete with horse-falls, stirrup drags and crazy horse to carriage transfers. Just like in the movies! Find Out More

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT

Temple Newsam May Half-term

We are exploring ‘Happy’ this week for May half term. Come along and take part in activities that make us feel good! Temple Newsam Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB

WILTSHIRE Events May 2023

Longleat Explore New Realms

This half term, discover new realms and embark on an amazing adventure. Brave knights can take on the ultimate challenge of our giant inflatable castle course, The Realm. Slip, slide and scramble your way through bouncy obstacles to complete your quest. Birds of Prey displays. Experience live birds in flight and learn about falconry methods, from medieval times to today. Design your own sword, shield or crown and more. Longleat Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Warminster BA12 7NW

Roves Farm May Half Term

Farmer Barley will be with us entertaining all with his unique farming knowledge. Meet him at the activities or pop along to his live interactive show. Just check the activities board for timings. More Info Roves Farm.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Roves Farm & Visitor Centre, Sevenhampton, Swindon SN6 7QG


Bodenham Arboretum The Giant’s Garden

Follow the trail of Bodenham’s busy, friendly bees and discover what has been created in our Giant’s garden. More Info Bodenham.

When? 29th May – 4th June

Address: Bodenham Ln, Kidderminster DY11 5TB

Little Owl Farm Spring Half Term

We’ve got some extra special guests arriving this Spring Half Term, and something very different to our usual scheduled events/activities. Can you guess what it might be? More info on their website coming soon! Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Owl Hill Lane, Dunhampton, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 9SS

Spetchley Park Estate Secret Garden

FInd the Key to ‘The Secret Garden’. Mary, her friend Dickon and Bert the gardner need your help to find the key to the secret garden, a magical, healing place where animals talk, where true happiness can be found. Follow the Robin trail through Spetchley park to find the key and unlock the door to this special place. More Info.

When? 31st May – 2nd June

Address: The Estate Office, Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS

Witley Court and Gardens Kids Rule!

  • Go nature spotting in the grounds – keep an eye out for the great crested grebe fishing in the lake
  • Take the audio tour to hear the stories of the people who lived and worked here
  • Watch the legendary Perseus and Andromeda fountain as it shoots water high into the air
  • Explore our wilderness play area with tree-house, outdoor musical instruments and grass-covered amphitheatre. Witley Court Find Out More.

When? 27th May – 4th June

Address: Worcester Rd, Droitwich Spa, Droitwich WR6 6JT


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