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FAMILY-FRIENDLY DAYS OUT FOR MAY HALF TERM

Join us during May half term for hands-on activities and family fun in the fresh air.

Kids can enjoy a range of activities such as knight school, junior jousting, historical games or storytelling this May. Find out what fun activities are available at your local castle, house, palace or abbey.

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MAY HALF TERM BLOCKBUSTERS

Fancy a parlay with a pirate, or how about meeting Queen Victoria? Our special themed events are a great day out for the whole family. 

  • PIRATES! AT PENDENNIS CASTLE

    Tue 28 - Thu 30 May 2024 10am - 5pm

    Set sail for Pendennis Castle this May half-term for a spectacular adventure. See history's most famous pirates fight it out at close quarters, and listen to their tales of booty, bounty and barnacles.

  • VICTORIA'S FAMILY DAY OUT AT OSBORNE

    Tue 28 - Thu 30 May 2024 10am - 5pm

    Join Queen Victoria and Albert for old-fashioned thrills and spills on traditional fairground rides like swing boats and the helter-skelter at Osborne this May half term. 

  • VICTORIAN FALCONRY AT BOSCOBEL HOUSE

    Sat 25 May - Mon 27 May 2024 10am - 5pm

    Gaze skywards in awe as a spectacular collection of birds take flight to soar and swoop above Boscobel House in this display of Victorian Falconry.

  • PLAYHENGE AT STONEHENGE

    Fri 17 May - Tues 4 June 2024 (excluding Thursdays) 10am - 5pm

    Use hammers, saws and nails to build the adventure play area of your dreams at Stonehenge this half term.

  • WWII WEEKEND AT DOVER CASTLE

    Sat 25 May - Mon 27 May 2024 10am - 4pm

    Embrace the atmosphere and action of the 1940s as our celebrated WWII Weekend returns for another bank holiday spectacular.

All Aboard for Hadrian's Wall!

Join our family of English Heritage members as they hop on the AD 122 bus to see Hadrian's Wall, taking in awe-inspiring ruins and spectacular views.

Why not follow in their footsteps and book a visit to Hadrian's Wall this May half term?

VISIT HADRIAN'S WALL

Top 10 Family Days Out

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That's the question we posed to our Facebook followers, and hundreds of you got in touch to tell us your favourite sites.

Here are the top 10 choices, accompanied by some of your comments on what makes these places so special to visit with your family.

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