Go on a National Trust adventure this May half-term

As the days get warmer and evenings become longer, May half-term is the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature.  From hunting for bugs and planting seeds to whittling wood and building secret dens there’s so much to have a go at.


National Trust gardens are great places to let the little ones loose.  And if you need inspiration for ways to get wild, there’s always the charity’s list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.


What’s more, every half-term adventure helps the National Trust place care for special places for years to come.


Here are some great places to go wild this May half-term:


Avebury, Wiltshire

May half-term fun,

27 May – 4 June, 10am – 4pm


This half-term celebrate the arrival of spring with fun family activities at Avebury.  Pick up a spotter sheet from the garden shed and get hunting for beautiful blooms, or have a go at making a floral crown.  Then why not spend some time making a mini hotel for solitary bees?  Bees are in serious decline, so making them a home in your garden will give them a helping hand.

Price: Free event, £2 charge to make bee hotel (normal admission charges apply

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Bath Skyline, Bath and north east Somerset

Wild Wednesday: dens and shelters,

31 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm


Go wild in the woods at Bath Skyline and test your shelter building skills. Wild Wednesday is all about building dens and shelters.  Will yours survive the ‘rain’ test?  Afterwards keep the fun going with a run around the woods, and see how many signs of spring you can spot along the way.

Price: £1 per child

For more information, please visit



Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Wild Wednesday: make a home for a wild animal,

31 May, 2pm – 4pm

Join the team of knowledgeable National Trust rangers at Coleton Fishacre to make bug boxes this May half-term.  They’re perfect little homes for creepy crawlies, so why not take your bug box home and see who moves in?

Price: £2 per child, donations welcome (normal admission charges apply)

For more information, please visit




Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire

Green woodworking for children,

31 May, 11am – 3pm


This May half-term head to the magnificent Stonehenge Landscape and get stuck into some woodworking.  Kids can have a go at turning wood using a pole lathe, making a staff using a shave horse or whittling some hazel, all under supervision of National Trust Rangers.

Safety instructions will be given for all activities and will be supervised, but parent supervision will also be needed.

Price: Free event (normal admission charges apply)

For more information, please visit


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