Keep the kids entertained – top 5 May half term activities

Holiday activities for the children this May half term

The May half term should be simple – get the kids out in the fresh air, running around, climbing trees and riding their bikes.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even visit one of the hidden gems in the UK… But then of course you can never tell what the weather’s going to do and you might end up needing rainy day activities for the kids.
We’ve scoured the country to find the best May half term activities for kids and don’t forget that you can get epoints on train travel if you’re taking a trip.

Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday at Ironbridge
As well as a host of half term activities throughout the week, Ironbridge will be ablaze with patriotic activity, not to mention Punch & Judy shows, the Seaforth Highlanders Pipe Band and a display on the Zulu Wars from the Ibutho Living History Group.
See the sights of London from the Shard
Show your kids the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. During half term each paying adult can take two children up to the viewing platform for incredible 360 degree birdseye views of the city… for free!

Kids go free this May half term at The Shard

Go hands on at the Liverpool museums
Each day of half term, the Liverpool museums are running several free activities for children. Get creative with Anansi the spider at the International Slavery Museum, singalong to shanties or make some monster masks at the Maritime Museum and create a collage at Sudley House.
Go wild in Weymouth
Weymouth is really pulling out the stops for half term holidaymakers with the Quayside Festival, the annual Vintage Rally and the Wessex Folk Festival. Plus their Fayre in the Square promises two days of entertainment, with stalls, music and games for fun lovers of all ages.

Dorset activities for kids this half term

Go back in time at Kentwell Hall
This half term you can visit a Medieval village, a Victorian household and a WWII camp, plus take part in Tudor crafts, all in one day! Celebrate the best of Britain and enjoy crafts, baking and games with the villagers, soldiers and servants of the hall throughout the centuries.
Make sure you’re prepared for half term days out with our top products for families this May:

Black Band Trilby Hat from Debenhams

Black Band trilby Hat £7 Now £5.60 (+10ep)

Child Sunglasses from Verbaudet

Vertbaudet Kids Sunglasses £21 Now: £15.75 (+45ep)

Panda Reins & Harness from Mothercare

Mothercare Panda Harness & Reins £7.99 (+28ep)

Insulated Rucksack with Bottle Cooler, Blanket & Cutlery from John Lewis

John Lewis Picnic Set £55 (+165ep)

Striped Picnic Rug from Argos

Argos Striped Picnic Rug £12.99 (+24ep)

Julie Dodsworth Family Cool Bag from John Lewis

Julie Dodsworth Family Cool Bag £30 (+90ep)

Buy your train tickets from First Hull Trains Buy your train tickets from Buy your train tickets from the Train Genius

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