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25 family days out this May half term

Written by Annabel Middleton

Let’s go on an adventure this half-term in May,
To get out the house, explore and have a fun filled day!
If you’re looking for places to go that simply cannot be missed,
Have a read below of our very useful list!

1. Longleat

28th May- 5th June
Save an additonal 5% when u book with Picniq!

This May Half Term at Longleat go on an adventure with MINI and Longleat! Check out the MINI Countryman fleet as well as the animal-inspired competitions! There are some amazing prizes to be won. All these events are included with your day passes and this half term we have an Extra 5% off just for you! Book Here!

 2. Rockreef & Pierzip

28th May-5th June

Challenge yourself with over 25 fun climbing challenges at the Rockreef ‘Clip ‘n Climb’! Or take on the PierZip, from the Tower on Bournemouth Pier to Bournemouth Beach. Find out more here.

3. Chessington

Kingston upon Thames, GreaterLondon
27th May-26th June

Save up to 45% off tickets when you book with us!

Book here for up to 45% off tickets! Celebrate the Mardi Grrra at Chessington this half term! Enjoy some amazing food and entertainment such as grooving with the Krewes at the family-fun street carnival! Suitable for all ages. It’s a feel-good event that is not to be missed! Plus, we have up to 45% off tickets, with a family fun ticket at off-peak times for just £125! Book here now!

4. Day out with Thomas at the Watercress Line

New Alresford, Hampshire
28th May -5th June 2022, 09:30-16:30

Meet your favourite characters this may half term! Take a ride on the train with Thomas and watch the live entertainment show! Whilst you’re there why not also enjoy the children’s vintage fairground rides. Find out more here.

5. Alton Towers

21st May- 19th June 2022

Save up to 52% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

Get ready for the party! From lively street performances to the new delicious ‘Dirty Dogs’ hotdogs and South American BBQ flavours, you must experience the thrill of the Mardi Gras! There is also up to 52% off tickets this half term! Book Here!

6. Open Cathedral at Winchester Cathedral

Winchester, Hampshire
5th June 2022, 11:00-15:30

See the nave of the cathedral be lit up with purple! Visit the Royal Cathedral this half term and join in with the Platinum Jubilee-themed activities! Find out more here.

7. Thorpe Park

Chertsey, Surrey
19th May-19th June

Save up to 47% off tickets when you book with us!

The event to experience this Spring! In addition to all the amazing rides that Thorpe Park has to offer, the Mardi Gras celebration brings so much fun! Enjoy the Louisiana vibes and ‘fat brass’ jazz band throughout the day with up to 47% off tickets! Book here!

8. Magical Unicorn week at Pennywell farm

28th May- 5th June 2022

From getting the chance to meet a real-life unicorn to following the magical unicorn trail, as well as grooming a baby unicorn, there is so much to do at Pennywell farm this may half term! There is a new activity every 30 minutes and 4 FREE farmyard rides, so head down to Devon for a great day out! Find out more here.

 9. Warwick Castle and the live Zog Show

28th May- 30th September

Family fun ticket from £55 when you book with Picniq!

There is so much to do at Warwick Castle from the horrible histories maze to the impressive towers and ramparts. Plus, new this summer is the Zog live show! Get your tickets now at £55 for 4 people at off-peak times and £75 at peak times! Book here!

10. 800 years of histroy at Beaulieu Motor Museum

Beaulieu, Hampshire
28th May -5th June 2022, 10:00-18:00

See over 800 years of history come to life! From Medieval, Tudor and Victorian eras to the early days of motoring and World War 2, up to the latest James Bond Gadgets and vehicles, there is so much to see! Find out more here.

11. Jubilee Garden Party at Nottingham Castle

2nd-5th June 2022, 10am-4pm

Save an additional 20% when you book with Picniq!

Take in the beautiful Nottingham Castle with its amazing caves, galleries, and Robin Hood adventures. Plus, this Jubilee Weekend enjoy a Jubilee Garden Party from the 2nd to the 5th of June, 10 am-4 pm! We also have an EXCLUSIVE 20% off tickets so why not book here now!

12. Seaton Tramway, fairy special

Seaton, Devon
28th May 2022

Enjoy an enchanting fairy special tram ride filled with music and stories of faraway lands! From open-top double-decker views of the estuary to enclosed saloons for the wet weather, Seaton Tramway is prepared for all conditions! Find out more here.

13. Banham Zoo

Banham, Norwich
30th May-5th June 2022

Family fun ticket for £50 when you book with us!

Immerse yourself in the world of Banham Zoo! Visit the Penguin cave and Farm barn to meet some fascinating animals! This half term we also have an exclusive family special ticket, £50 for a family of up to 5! Book here now!

14. The Donkey Sanctuary trail

Sidmouth, Devon
25th April – 21st June 2022, 09;00-17:00

Embark on the Spring Nature Trail around the sanctuary. Along the way learn some fun facts about the lives of donkeys and spot the wildlife to earn prizes at the end! At only £5 per trail, Find out more here.

15. Africa Alive

Kessingland, Lowestoft
30th May-5Th June

Family fun ticket for £50 when you book with Picniq!

Get the exclusive family special ticket this half term! Only £50 for a family of 5 and you can visit the park as many times as you want from the 30th of May to the 5th of June!! Experience the Amazing African Animals presentations, as well as the Kingdom of the Lion. Plus take a guided tour on the safari truck for the chance to feed the giraffes yourself! Book here now!

16. Dino event at Reddish Vale Farm

2nd-5th June 2022

With tickets from just £13, why not head to Reddish Vale Farm. This all-day event allows you to meet baby dinosaurs, take part in ranger training and enjoy an arena show of Europe’s most realistic dinosaurs! Find out more here.

17. Up at the O2


Save up to 14% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

Have you ever wondered what’s at the top of the O2 or perhaps what the view might be like? Why not go and have a look! Take a climb in the day or at night, with up to 14% off tickets! Book Here!

18. Trail at Little Morton Hall NT

 Congleton, Cheshire
28th May-5th June 2022, 11 am-5 pm

Follow the four humours trail this may half term to find out how to keep healthy Tudor style. You will also have the opportunity to see what a Morton family feast would have looked like to celebrate the reign of Elizabeth I. Find out more here.

19. Kew gardens

Richmond, London

Save up to 23% off tickets when you book with us!

Visit the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London! These beautiful botanical gardens offer some amazing sights. Experience the hive, the treetop walkway, and the new children’s garden for children aged 2 to 12 years old! Get up to 23% off tickets now by booking here!

20. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

28th May – 5th June 2022

Recieve a £5 voucher when you book with Picniq!

Experience a right royal may half term by meeting Henry VIII at The Mary Rose! Explore historical ships and collections as well as the NEW exhibition which celebrates The Queen’s loyal service to the Roya Navy! So much to do at Portsmouth Historic Yard, Book here now!

21. Imperial War Museum

27 May 2022-8 January 2023

Recieve a free £5 voucher when you book with Picniq! 

Boast about your day out at the Imperial War Museum this May half term! There is so much to see, including the special programme for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. See the new exhibition, ‘Crown and Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime’ and explore the role of the royal family in conflict! Get a free £5 Voucher when you book here!

22. Wakeboarding at the North Yorkshire Water Park

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Learn the skill of wakeboarding with trained instructors! For the more experienced amongst you, there is also a variety of stunt apparatus to practice jumps and tricks! If wakeboarding isn’t for you, there is also wild swimming, sailing pedalos, and fishing on site. Find out more here.

23. HMS Belfast

28 May-5th June

Recieve a free £5 voucher when you book with us!

Join in with the Sea Legs family activity this half term and complete tasks on the ship! Then why not take part in the Family D-Day mission, using your kit bags to find hidden messages. Get a free £5 voucher here when you book now!

24. Karting Northeast


This may half-term treat yourself to an exhilarating experience. Karting Northeast is the place for any adrenaline junkies to take to the go-karting track! With a fast 1,200 circuit and fleet of 390cc karts, it really is the best! There is also a junior karting track for those of you just starting out! Find out more here.

25. Eastnor Castle

28th May-5th June 2022

Start the weekend with a steam and vintage experience at Eastnor Castle, on the 28th and 29th of May! There will be old-fashioned dancing, vintage vehicles, and a vintage carousel! Then from Monday 30th May to Thursday 2nd June enjoy jubilee-themed runaround days, allowing the children to play in the grounds and on the playground. To finish the week, on Sunday 5th June there will be garden games and a zip wire on the valley lawn! Find out more here.


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