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What’s On This May Bank Holiday Monday – 2nd May

Written by Louise Winter

If you’re still trying to decide how to spend your bank holiday Monday don’t panic – we’ve done the hard work for you! We’ve been finding out what’s going on around the country to celebrate the long weekend and found some of the best to share with you…

Superhero Family Day! Kempton Park; Sunbury on Thames, London – **Adults just £8 and Kids FREE!**



Treat the kids to a day at the races with some extra fun this Bank Holiday Monday at Kempton Park Race Course, London! Dress up as a superhero, enjoy kids activities and cheer on your favourite horse! Tickets are only £8 for adults and free for children, just use promo code SPIDERMAN at the checkout!

Tudors at the Tower Family Festival; Tower of London – **Save up to 16% off tickets when you book through Days Out With Kids**


The Tudors are back at the Tower for the bank holiday weekend! As well as celebrating the coronation of Anne Boleyn as the Queen of England, you’ll meet other famous characters from the past and enjoy plenty of fun hands-on family activities and games! How about giving candle making a go, or even trying your hand at firing a crossbow!


Head to Dapdune Wharf this bank holiday Monday where the little ones can join in with plenty of fun creative craft workshops! They can try their hand at willow weaving and making bird boxes, plus plenty of other exciting activities!

Star Wars Days; LEGOLAND Windsor, Berkshire


Calling all Star Wars fans! Visit LEGOLAND this bank holiday where you’ll meet and greet life size characters, plus put those LEGO making skills to use helping with Star Wars themed builds! You’ll get to witness one of the biggest and best models created – The Death Star! Dress up as your favourite Star Wars character and enter the daily competition!

May Day Family Fair; Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport, Hampshire


The whole family are invited to a May Day family fair, where everyone will enjoy plenty of fun activities! The children will love the music, crafts and games inspired by the history of Gosport and the strong connection to the Royal Navy including a mini marines assault course!

Stick Man Trail; Moors Valley Country Park; Ringwood, Hampshire

Bouncy Bank Holiday at Mead Open Farm; Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire



Head to BeWilderwood this bank holiday weekend and join Mildred the Crocklebog for a special Maypole event! The children (and adults) will enjoy following the Lillypad Trail looking for clues and listening to stories all about Mildred’s antics, plus there will be lots of other fun activities too.

May Day! Ash End House Children’s Farm; Tamworth, Staffordshire


As well as snuggling baby bunnies, watching birds of prey demonstrations and enjoying tractor rides, you can also watch traditional Morris dancers this May bank holiday. You can even have a go yourself!

Tudor May Day; Speke Hall Gardens & Estate, Liverpool



Enjoy a very traditional Tudor style bank holiday with Tudor market stalls, and of course the Great Hall beautifully decorated for the occasion. Children will get to find out how the Tudors really lived with plenty of fun activities, and how about riding a hobby horse into battle or assist the Jester practising his new act!

May Fair; Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, North Yorkshire



Come along to a truly traditional English fair this May day! There will be model railways, meccan, Morris dancers and of course a May Pole for all the family to enjoy.

Gibside Buds of May; Gibside, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear



Head to Gibside this May bank holiday for a beautiful spring day in the historic gardens and enjoy tours, and artist demonstrations. You don’t even need to worry about the kids as there will be plenty of fun entertainment for them!

Really Wild Festival; WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, Spey Bay, Scotland

Scottish Dolphin Centre, Spey Bay, Scotland on #Daysoutwithkids

The Really Wild Festival is coming to the Scottish Dolphin Centre for another year to keep all the family entertained. At this free event you can have a go at climbing a rockwall, enjoy a wildlife walk, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the dolphins! There will also be face painting, an arts and crafts fayre plus a very yummy BBQ!

Bluebell Walk; Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Wales



If you are looking for a lovely family day out in the spring sunshine, then head to Chirk Castle. Enjoy a self-led walk through the woods of this historic Welsh castle where you can see lots bluebells and other Spring flowers.

Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend! 🙂



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