Activities Events Half term

What’s on in May 2024

Written by Chloe Penn

May is here and the flowers are blooming,
We feel that a great day out is looming!
From animal encounters to half-term fun,
Enjoy some family time under the sun!

There’s lots of great things going on during May, from half-term madness at the end of the month, to your little ones favourite characters making appearances! Find an event near you and make some family memories.


Hyperia opening at Thorpe Park!

📆Opens 24th May 2024, 📍Chertsey

Family of 4 ticket from £120!

The UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster is set to take flight this May! Reaching heights of 236ft and speeds of over 80mph, you will truly never fear again once you’ve conquered this ride! Be one of the first the ride this incredible new experience. Book here.


Bluey and Bingo at Whipsnade Zoo

📆29th May – 2nd June 2024, 📍Dunstable

Family of 4 from £87!

Meet Bluey and Bingo at intervals throughout the day this half-term at Whipsnade Zoo! Join in the fun with some interactive games with the beloved characters, and a chance to meet & greet them and snap a photo. Plus, enjoy all the usual wild fun of the UK’s biggest Zoo and its 100’s of amazing animals! Book here.

Reptile Record Breakers at London Zoo

📆25th May – 2nd June 2024, 📍London

Family of 4 from £87!

The incredible brand new exhibit ‘The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians’ is now open at London Zoo, and to celebrate some of the creatures record breaking strengths, you’ve been challenged to see how you compare to them! Join in the fun behimd the new exhibit and compete in challenges and games that test your skills, before visiting the new experience. Book here.

Little Farmer Fun Week at Dairyland Farm Park

📆25th May – 2nd June 2024, 📍Newquay

Save up to 15% off tickets!

Get ready for a week of farm-tastic fun at Dairyland’s Little Farmer Fun Week! Enjoy bottle feeding, small animal feeding, pony rides, tractor rides, photo ops, feathered friends and lots more fun down on the farm! Book here.


Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre at The Natural History Museum

📆Opens 24th May 2024, 📍London

Head to London’s Natural History Museum for their brand new exhibition which explores the epic story of birds from the weird to the wonderful! Meet some of the world’s most incredible and rare bird species from the oldest modern bird in the world to some of your favourites, and discover fascinating species that you’ve never heard of! Find out more here.


Kash & Kumi’s Birthday Bash at Banham Zoo

📆3rd – 6th May 2024, 📍Norfolk

Family of 4 from £87!

Celebrate adorable tiger cubs Kash and Kumi’s 1st Birthday and Banham Zoo! These inseparable brothers are throwing a birthday party and you’re invited! Enjoy a life-size tiger sculpture trail, tiger-themed carnival games, birthday keeper talks, face painting, food trucks, daily tiger feed competitions, and much more! Book here.


The Queen’s Joust at Leeds Castle

📆25th – 27th May 2024, 📍Kent

Up to 8% off and get a £5 Picniq voucher!

This bank holiday weekend, prepare for a mighty battle of England and France’s mightiest knights go head to head to gain the attention of the Queen! Witness a real life joust on the grounds of the castle twice a day as you cheer on your favourite fighter and watcht the action unfold. Book here. 


Life at Sea: Scrambled Eggs at HMS Belfast

📆Until 24th May 2024, 📍London

Exclusive up to 15% off!

Pick up a trail guide and make your way through the ships decks to find the hidden eggs and unscramble the code! With interactive activities along the way, you’ll learn all about life at sea and the ins and out of HMS Belfast. You’re also invited to have a go at biscuit decorating! Book here.


Half-term May-hem at Wicksteed Park

📆25th May – 2nd June 2024,📍Kettering

Family of 4 £67

Get ready for an action-packed half-term at Wicksteed Park with over 25 rides, attractions, and over 147 acres of beautiful parklands! Meet adorable animals, enjoy traditional fairground rides and larger thrilling rides, live shows, and endless family fun! Book here.

May half-term fun at Haynes Motor Museum

📆27th May – 2nd June 2024, 📍Yeovil

Exclusive 20% off tickets!

Race down to Haynes Motor Museum this half-term for a big takeover from The British Motor Show as they bring a range of fun family activities to the museum! Race with a super-sized Scalextric, try out the Sega Rally simulator and take a look at the iconic British Motor Show Mustang! Book here.

📆6th May 2024, 📍Edinburgh

Book here and get a £5 Picniq voucher!

Visit the enchanting Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh for a day of celebrating Scotland’s national animal – the Unicorn! Take part in exciting activities at the royal palace, and see how many Unicorns you can spot around the residence. Included with general admission. Book here.

📆25th May – 9th June 2024, 📍Norfolk

Get up to 33% off your tickets!

Explore the world of creepy crawlies with this fascinating events! Make your way through a larger-than-life big exhibition, and get up close and personal with some of the amazing creatures during a brand new insect presentation at the zoo. Book here.

The Paddington Experience

📆Opens 31st May 2024, 📍London

A BRAND NEW Paddington Experience is coming to London’s South Bank this May! The large-scale immersive experience will see guests of all ages go on an adventure with the beloved bear through multiple themed rooms filled with favourite characters and stories. Enjoy games and activities for the whole family, and an unforgettable adventure. Tickets on sale now!

Bluey at Banham Zoo

📆18th May 2024, 📍Norfolk

Up to 33% off!

For one day only, Bluey will be making appearances throughout the day at the zoo! Meet and greet everyone’s favourite friendly pup and snap a photo of the moment, all whilst enjoying all the wild fun of Banham Zoo! Book here.


May half-term rumble at Dartmoor Zoo

📆25th May -2nd June 2024, 📍Devon

Family of 4 £54!

Join in the fun with Tumble the Tiger this half-term at Dartmoor Zoo because you’re invited to a party to celebrate the Zoo’s 10 year anniversary of being a conservation zoo! Create your own special invitation with your favourite Dartmoor Zoo animals and spread the joy! Book here.
📆4th – 6th May 2024, 📍Oxfordshire

Family of 4 from £27.20

Travel back in time to the 1940’s at Didcot Railway Centre this bank holiday! Discover the fascinating history of what life was life on the railways during the war with exclusive activities, demonstrations, and train experiences.  Book here.

Grand Designs Live

📆4th – 12th May 2024, 📍London

2 for 1 adult tickets!

Visit Grand Designs Live presented by design guru Kevin McCloud at ExCel London! This must-visit exhibition is the event of the year for anyone who wants to learn more about inspirational home design, custom or self-builds, or interior and garden design! Book here.

Discover Sharklife at SEA LIFE Weymouth

📆7th May – 19th July 2024, 📍Weymouth

Family fun ticket from £50!

This shark-tastic events kicks off this May so get ready to discover the truth about sharks, and if they’re really as scary as they seem! Enjoy a fun activity trail through the aquarium with interactive games and activities, and you might even get a reward at the end! Book here.

Meet Bluey at Africa Alive

📆19th May 2024, 📍Lowestoft

Up to 33% off!

Bluey is joining in the fun at Africa Alive for one day only this May! Snap a photo and share a special moment with this beloved character, and enjoy all the fun of the zoo while you’re there! Book here.

Meet Paddington at Didcot Railway

📆25th May 2024, 📍Oxfordshire

Family of 4 from £27.20

Visit the Railway Centre ticket on the 25th May or 26th August 2024 and see Paddington who will meet and greet guests at intervals throughout the day! Spend the day exploring the history of the railway through fascinating displays and activities all whilst joined by Paddington! Book here.

Half-term activities at Windsor Castle

📆Selected dates from 27th May – 2nd June, 📍London

Free £5 Picniq voucher with your booking!

Free family fun is taking place at Windsor Castle this half-term! Explore portraiture and photography with exciting arts and crafts activities for all ages including creating beautiful frames and collages using old photographs, and putting yourself in the photographer’s shoes! Taking place daily excluding Tuesdays. Book here.

Outdoor car displays at Haynes Motor Museum

📆Starts 25th May 2024, 📍Yeovil

Exclusive 20% off tickets!

The weather has started to warm up with means Haynes Motor Museum outdoor car displays are back to take us through the summer! Race on down to the museum and discover the thrills of their incredible outdoor car shows that are fun for all the family. Book here.

CoComelon Song Time at SEA LIFE Weymouth

📆22nd April – 6th May 2024, 📍Weymouth

Family of 4 from £50!

If your little ones love CoComelon then make sure to head down to SEA LIFE Weymouth this Spring! Join JJ on an activity trail around the aquarium for an under water adventure. This fun and educational trail will take you on a journey to meet some incredible creatures and learn all about them, all whilst finding clues to unlock the exclusive CoComelon SEA LIFE song! Book here.

Bluey & Bingo at Didcot Railway

📆27th May 2024, 📍Oxfordshire

Family of 4 from £27.20!

Visit the railway centre on the 27th May for all the usual fun of Dicot, plus special guests Blue & Bingo! They will both be making appearances throughout the day for photos, meet & greets, and all sorts of railway themed fun! Book here.

Half-term activities at Buckingham Palace

📆4th 0 6th May 2024, 📍London

£5 Picniq voucher with your booking!

This May Bank Holiday weekend, join in the fun with family activities at the Royal Mews. Create some beautiful bunting of a Royal procession decorated with sparkling carriages and horses, and visit the State Stables to dress up, sit in a carriage, and have a go at tacking up our wooden pony ready for a procession! Book here.


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