May Half Term family events

This May half term discover some of the amazingly fun events and ideas happening that are not to be missed this month. As we welcome sunshine and longer days make sure they are filled with fun and adventure, especially during the May half term when kids are full of energy.

Visit London’s wildest cafe

During May half term discover London’s wildest family dining adventure by swapping the urban jungle for the real thing at Rainforest Cafe. Located in the heart of London’s West End, this tropical oasis transports you to the magical surroundings of the Amazon rainforest, combining great food with top notch service.

Burgers, ribs, pasta, steaks and American-style salads combine with animatronics, indoor waterfalls, tropical fish tanks, interactive floors as well as a tropical thunderstorm! If you’re lucky enough to be in London, make a reservation for this May half term and remember to use this 15% discount voucher for your food bill. More…

Rainforest Cafe elephants

Book now for Duxford Air Festival

For an action-packed bank holiday weekend in Cambridgeshire head to the Duxford Air Festival Saturday 27th May – Sunday 28th May. There will be amazing air displays over the skies of Duxford’s historic airbase, showcasing the skills and capabilities of pilots in wonderful aircraft.

On the ground, there will be high energy Fantastic Flight shows and hands on Stunt Planes & Fantastic Fliers workshops from children’s event specialists Mad Science.

Under 16s go free and Air Festival tickets will include free entry to IWM Duxford. Book now and enjoy a discount for the unforgettable Duxford Air Festival. More…

boys looking at plane

Battle it out at Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle is under siege by French forces in a thrilling three-day re-enactment of 15th century combat techniques this May Bank Holiday weekend.

Take the children back to the time of Richard III when Lancastrian and French troops surrounded Arundel Castle in 1485 with the hope of taking the fortress and then planning an invasion. There will be cannons, live combat demonstrations plus a a sprawling medieval encampment to explore and meet craftsmen, cooks, apothecaries, leather workers and armourers and learn how their roles contribute to success in combat.

The three-day siege is peppered throughout with twists in the action so the outcome is unpredictable. Go and see who will emerge victorious at the final battle! More…

arundel castle archery display

Go to Leicestershire with the amazing short break deal

Take advantage of an amazing package and take the children for a weekend to Leicestershire for a night in a great hotel plus entry to THREE of the country’s top attractions including National Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes Family Theme Park, King Richard III Visitor Centre, Conkers and many more.

This great value short break start from just £149* for two adults and two children to enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels and entrance to three amazing attractions. Larger families can book additional spaces and you can also add additional nights to your package. Stay, play and explore Leicestershire! *During Bank Holiday weekends there is a premium rate of £159. More…

chimp and baby chimp

Kids go for a quid on Bluebell Railway

Take advantage of this special May half term offer from Bluebell Railway running from 29th May – 4th June 2017 where children aged 3 – 15 can enjoy unlimited travel through the day of visit for just £1 each! Take the children on a magical trip back in time between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead on steam trains from the 1880’s through to the 1960’s.

The Bluebell Railway train in the countryside

Also this weekend 27th-28th May is Bright Bricks Weekend on Bluebell Railway where you make a model train, either a locomotive or a carriage, help build a Lego® brick image of one of the locomotives travelling through the Sussex countryside or dig around in the ‘Brick Pits’ and see what you can find and build plus other fun activities. More…

Zip along to Geronimo

There’s the Geronimo Festival at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire this May Bank Holiday. The theme of Princesses, Knights and Dragons promises to be a truly memorable, magical experience for families.

Take your teens and check out this zip wire!

Family on zip wire

Teddies for the little ones

Younger children can take favourite teddies on a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and have a children’s entertainer, delightful storytelling and lots more, parents enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way.

two teddy bears sitting on log

Pirates, seaside and games…

During May half term there are pirate shows, treasure hunts and pirate battles at Hatton Adventure World near Warwick. While Derbyshire’s Crich Tramway Village is transforming itself into a seaside resort complete with a beach, deck chairs and buckets and spades for kids and of course the national collection of trams to ride on.

Game on at the Eden Project

If you are in Cornwall this May half term, check out the Eden Project and play some games! Everything will be there to play with from games of yesteryear from all around the world to modern technology games.

child playing in ball pit

Meet the bravest rescue dogs

Celebrate the Emergency Services at Beaulieu and learn how Royal Military Police forensic investigators hunt for clues, how police dogs are trained, what it feels to be locked inside a prison cell and see vintage fire engines and much more.

police dogs and fire engine

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