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Family Events in May 2023

Written by Hayley Woon

Fancy some family adventures and activities in May,
Enjoying time together makes for a perfect day,
Get ready for festivals and family fun,
animals, crafts, and trails in the sun!

Get ready for some fantastic events with your family taking place across the UK in May! From meeting your favourite characters at much-loved attractions to family festivals, there’s so much for the whole family this May! Check out our favourites below.

SEA LIFE Brighton Meet Peppa Pig

📍 SEA LIFE Centre, Brighton
⏰ Running until 4th June 2023

Family ticket from £50 when you book with Picniq!

Join Peppa on her Aquarium Adventure at SEA LIFE Brighton. There’s a fun interactive trail where you can help to spot seahorses, count starfish, and learn how fast sharks can swim, as well as a variety of fun family activities! Meet Peppa herself at designated times throughout the day. Family ticket from £50 when you book with us here.


Celebrate the Coronation at Castle Howard

📍 Castle Howard Estate, York
⏰ Running until 23rd July 2023

Castle Howard invites you to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King with a royal exhibition in the Long Gallery. A day out at Castle Howard with a perfectly British Afternoon Tea with the family in the Grecian Hall is also available to book on 1st, 6th & 8th May. Find out more here!


Coronation Celebrations at Wicksteed Park

📍 Wicksteed Park, Kettering
⏰ 7th May 2023
Save with our family ticket, from £64

Enjoy jam-packed entertainment which will include a set from the fabulous Silver Band, The Swingettes alongside some of Wicksteed Parks very own talented team members! Also why not treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea to really get into the spirit of the day! Family ticket from £50 when you book with us here.


Paddington Bear Walking Tour

📍 Meet at Paddington Railway Station, London
⏰ 13th, 20th, 27th, and 30th May 2023

Follow in Paddington’s paw prints as you visit iconic locations from the films and storybooks of London’s most loved bear, Paddington. A professional guide will take you to places such as  Mr Gruber’s antiques shop and the world-famous Portobello Market. Find out more here!


LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Springfest

📍 LEGOLAND®, Windsor
⏰ 13th May – 15th June 2023
Save with our exclusive family ticket, from £120 for 4!

Get ready for a bloom-ing good time this Spring! With family entertainment including jugglers, fantastic performers, and new characters. Plus, Spring themed LEGO® build activities and 55 rides and attractions to enjoy! Save with our exclusive family ticket, book here!


Charlton House and Gardens Outdoor Cinema

📍 Charlton House and Gardens, London
⏰ May Screenings: 11th, 12th, 13th 2023

The UK’s biggest outdoor cinema tour brings you an experience like no other at Charlton House and Gardens. With screenings held on the beautiful lawn at the back of the house, this May see films such as Top Gun (12), Elvis (12), and The Greatest Showman (PG).  The perfect family activity on a sunny Spring day! Find out more here!


Thorpe Park Resort Mardi Gras

📍 Thorpe Park, Surrey
⏰ 18th May – 11th June 2023
Save with our exclusive family ticket, from £125 for 4!

Thorpe Park brings you a taste of New Orleans with their Mardi Gras event from the 18th May – 11th June! With Louisiana vibes, authentic street food, music, live entertainment, and of course world-class rides, Mardi Gras really does spice up your life! Save with our exclusive family ticket, book here!


Dinosaurs in the Park

📍 Central Park, Plymouth
⏰ 19th May – 11th June 2023

Dinosaurs in the Park takes you to a land of prehistoric times! Step into a world where prehistoric dinosaurs roam and where kids can come face to face with these huge, moving, roaring dinosaurs! Central Park is Mays Dinosaur location, find out more here!


KidZania London Kulture KidZ

📍 KidZania London, Westfield London Shopping Centre
⏰ Running until 4th June 2023

Exclusive up to 36% off Kids tickets when you book with Picniq!

The KidZania Kulture KidZ festival will allow visitors to deepen their understanding of culture and traditions from around the world within a safe, immersive environment. Festivities include exhibitions, parades, special activities, and guest speakers! Save with our exclusive up to 36% off ticket. Book here!


Belgravia in Bloom

📍 Belgravia, London
⏰ 22nd – 29th May 2023

Get your fill of fabulous florals at the Belgravia in Bloom festival! Expect exquisitely beautiful floral displays and experiences showcased throughout central London. Belgravia’s boutiques and restaurants will be abloom with unique floral-themed exhibits, promotions, dishes, and experiences! Find out more here!


Geronimo Festival

📍 Geronimo Festival, Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich
⏰ 26th – 29th May 2023

Geronimo has a wealth of talent to delight children and parents alike. Imagine all of your children’s favourite performers, characters, songs and you have Geronimo. Expect Children’s Entertainment & Activities, Live Music, Food Stalls all in one fabulous festival! Find out more here.


Elderflower Fields South 2023 – The Family Festival

📍 Elderflower Fields South, Pippingford Park, East Sussex
⏰ 26th – 29th May 2023

Elderflower Fields in the stunning heart of the Ashdown Forest is a small, safe and friendly festival for families with younger children. Experience a wild weekend family adventure, spend time immersed in nature, kids can be wild and free, and why not try out great food and arts together with family and friends. Find out more here.


Crowns and Coronation at Windsor Castle

📍 Windsor Castle, Pug Yard Learning Centre, Windsor
⏰ 27th May – 4th June 2023

Free £5 Picniq voucher when you book with Picniq!

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort, Camilla, at Windsor Castle by fun making crowns and creating Coronation-themed crafts! In addition, enjoy photo memento opportunities and trails! Free £5 Picniq voucher when you book with us here.


Longleat Explore New Realms

📍 Longleat, Warminster
⏰ 27th May – 4th June 2023

Extra 5% off when you book with Picniq!

This May half term your children can discover new realms and embark on an amazing adventure at Longleat. Watch them take on the ultimate giant inflatable castle course, The Realm. Of course this is alongside all of Longleat’s animal and adventure favourites! Save an extra 5% off. Book here!


Holkham, Get Set, Go!

📍 Holkham Estate, Norfolk
⏰ 27th May – 4th June 2023

Visit Holkham this May half term for a fun-filled, family day out! With a changing mix of activities including an inflatable obstacle course, climbing wall, soft play, a caving experience, crafts, trails and more there is plenty of fun to be had at Holkham’s Get Set, Go event! Find out more here.


London Zoo Family Festival

📍 London Zoo,
⏰ 27th May – 4th June 2023

Free £5 Picniq voucher when you book with Picniq!

This May half-term step into the Spring season at London Zoo! With their Family Festival event taking place, expect an action-packed programme of talks, arts and crafts, interactive shows, music, and workshops. There will be plenty to have you springing into life as you explore the zoo and check out all the animals and extra activities to mark the Spring season! Free £5 Picniq voucher when you book with us here.

SEA LIFE Blackpool Pirate Treasure Hunt

📍SEA LIFE Blackpool, Blackpool
⏰28th May – 3rd September 2023

Save with our exclusive family ticket, from £55 for 4!

Take part in a swashbuckling treasure hunt around the aquarium, and meet a real pirate (a fab photo opportunity)! Don’t forget there also the fin-tastic creatures all to see! Save with our exclusive family ticket, book here!


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