May Half Term Family Fun

As May half term fast approaches we have pulled together some of the top family events and attractions to visit across the UK. We know kids can become bored over a week off and with May proving to bring the sunshine we hope this half term and Bank Holiday will also offer up the chance to get outdoors.


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Go Ape, Nationwide

Head to Go Ape this May half term for adventure up high in the tree tops. With 19 Tree Top Junior locations in the UK, Go Ape Tree Top Junior is a one hour experience made up of wobbly bridges, intricate crossings and an awesome zip wire finale. Designed for the whole family, if you’re looking for family fuelled fun this half term, challenge yourself to the tree tops! Are you ready? More…

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Oxygen Freejumping, Nationwide

Oxygen Freejumping are the UK’s favourite trampoline parks. Explore different zones and take your skills to the next level with over 100 connected trampolines and innovative zones to get you bouncing, climbing, somersaulting and smiling like never before! They also offer exclusive toddler sessions for age 5 and under and Peaceful Play sessions for people on the autism spectrum or with sensory/learning difficulties. More…

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Wellington Country Park, Berkshire

Explore the outdoors and get creative during May half term with Wellington Country Parks Nature Activity Week… Go on an adventure with a nature booklet, get stuck in with nature crafts, find out what lives in the lake with pond wildlife workshops and look at some unusual mini beasts with the ZooLab team! More…

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Hire day boats at Chertsey Meads Marine, Surrey

Head along to the family run boatyard this May half term, on the River Thames in Chertsey, Surrey, offering self drive day boats for hire, from 2-12 people. It’s the ideal day out for all the family on easy to handle boats, some with toilets. You can choose from hourly and daily hire, free buoyancy aids available in all sizes and dogs are welcome aboard. More…

child and adult at Bletchley Park

Secrets and Spies at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire

Shhh… it’s a secret! From Tuesday 29th May – Thursday 31st May enjoy the family activities at Bletchley Park. Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, Bletchley is now a vibrant heritage attraction. This May half term create your own spy profile, learn top secret messaging techniques and find out about spies linked to Bletchley Park. More…

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Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

Paradise Wildlife Park is home to over 800 exotic wild animals including being the only zoo in the UK to home five different big cat species. Visit during May half term and enjoy the newly opened, World of Dinosaurs! This is Hertfordshire’s biggest and most spectacular animatronic dinosaur attraction, with over 30 life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs. More…

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family and medieval actors

The Canterbury Tales, Kent

Nestled in the heart of Canterbury since 1988, this long-running and well-loved visitor experience encapsulates Chaucer’s famous tales in an authentic and engaging way. The Canterbury Tales have truly stood the test of time, as the attraction remains a must-see experience for domestic and overseas visitors to Canterbury! Bring kids along during half term and enjoy the special Campfire Tales evenings starting 17th May, every Thursday evening until the 30th August. More…

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Wet’N’Wild, Newcastle

“Whoooo-hoooo!!” That’s the sound of your kids going down the flumes this May half term. There’s 10 exciting flumes, including the Abyss and Black Hole! You could even tackle the Kamikaze – if you DARE! Float around the lazy river and ride down the Calamity Canyon! There’s also a wave machine, and a mini water park for the younger ones. Find out more and opening times here. More…

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family inside the Rainforest Cafe with frog character

Have a #wildtime at Rainforest Cafe, London

Housed under a rich canopy and beneath a starscape, it is the perfect and ideal venue for those looking to shake up their dining options for the May half term holidays. Enjoy a tasty meal surrounded by the magnificent animatronic rainforest animals, including elephants, a menacing jaguar, a snapping crocodile, chattering, friendly gorillas, mechanical butterflies and orangutans. Find out more and book a table today. More…

Save 15% off your food bill for a maximum of six people

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

Experience the Great Outdoors with a Step Back in Time this May half term. Historic trams run down a period street and out into the surrounding Derbyshire countryside, providing breathtaking views. Experience the fascinating Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail, visit the Red Lion Pub and Tearooms, and explore the interesting Exhibitions. Find out more about special events and opening times here. More…

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Gymfinity Kids; Reading, Leeds and Colchester

This half term you can rely on Gymfinity Kids to take away the stress of child care. The Holiday Camps at Reading, Leeds and Colchester run from 8.30am-4pm, Monday – Friday offering gymnastics, ninja, arts and crafts and so much more. Visit the website for contact details for individual sites. More…

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PGL Family Adventures, Nationwide

PGL holidays are all about trying amazing new things and having fun together as a family. They understand the importance of spending quality time together and that’s exactly what you can expect on a PGL Family Adventure. With over 40 adventure activities, across 8 UK locations, plus time to escape the distractions of modern life, the holidays work for every member of the family. Plus, everything is included in the price! Take advantage of the great special offers available now. More…

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See Bing Live at Assembly Hall, Kent

Book now for Bing Live at the Assembly Hall on the 11th and 12th September! Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. Find out more about prices and times. More…

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Roman Baths, Somerset

See history brought to life at the Roman Baths. Meet the real life Roman characters and pick up a free audio guide or trail for children. Take part in the family events and workshops (free with entry). Save money with the combined Saver Ticket which includes admission to Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. More…

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Wildlife Week at Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Wiltshire

You can get up close and personal with an array of flora and fauna at Cheddar Gorge & Caves from 26th May to 3rd June. This half term they’re celebrating protected and endangered British wildlife with a range of activities making it the perfect place for a family day out. More…

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Lots to see and do at Twinlakes Theme Park, Leicestershire

Have you got kids who want to get outdoors and explore this May half term? Then take them along to Twinlakes Theme Park, fun for ALL the family, with a Theme Park, Water Park and Farm Park all in one! Book your family day out now. More…

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Wheelgate Adventure Park

Family fun at Wheelgate Park, Nottinghamshire

This May half term enjoy fun for ALL the family, with a Theme Park, Water Park and Farm Park all in one! Wheelgate Park in Nottinghamshire offers the perfect day out for kids and parents, with lots to see and do! More…

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The Hunting of the Snark at Southbank Centre, London

Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark is set to delight, excite and entertain. Based on a poem by Alice in Wonderland writer Lewis Caroll, this show features five high-energy performers, a parade of fantastical creatures, puppetry and lashings of daft humour. On stage at Southbank Centre from 26th – 28th May, a running time of 70mins. For more information and to book tickets click more…

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SeaCity Museum, London

Looking for things to do with the kids this May half term? There are some great activities at SeaCity Museum in Southampton, as well as the fantastic permanent exhibitions: Titanic Story and Gateway to the World, or visit the We March On Saints exhibition in the pavilion. There’s something for everyone. More…

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 Super Spring Bank @ Pit! National Coal Mining Museum, West Yorkshire

At the National Coal Mining Museum, there are great ideas for all the family this May half term. Visit to find out why National Coal Mining Museum is ranked Number One on Trip Advsior Things To Do in West Yorkshire. FREE entry. Plus discover all the fun family activities to take part in. More…

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