Things to do in the North East this May Half Term

Looking for things to do with the little ones this May half term? We’ve got you covered with our pick of fun things to do in the North East…

Half term means family time! Here’s what’s on the agenda for this May half term…

Farmyard Fun Trail in The Plotters’ Forest

25 May – 23 June

North East May Half Term

The Farmyard Fun Trail in The Plotters’ Forest, located in the beautiful surroundings of Raby Castle promises an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.

The Farmyard Fun Trail is a charming interactive experience, filled with a variety of farm-themed activities that will keep children entertained and engaged. They can enjoy learning about different farm animals, participate in fun challenges, and discover interesting facts along the way.

After completing the trail, take some time to visit the historic castle and its stunning gardens!

raby.co.uk

Timeless Toys at Beamish Living Museum of the North

25 May – 2 June

North East May Half Term

This May half term, step back in time and enjoy a delightful family experience with the ‘Timeless Toys’ event at Beamish Museum. This unique event promises a nostalgic journey through the history of toys, offering fun and learning for visitors of all ages.

Explore a fascinating collection of toys from different eras. From Victorian dolls and tin soldiers to 1950s pedal cars and board games, there’s something to captivate every family member. Try your hand at traditional games, build your own toy, or join in on a group play session!

With its blend of engaging activities, educational experiences, and the charm of Beamish’s historical setting, it’s an ideal way to spend this half term.

beamish.org.uk

CTRL Pad at The Gate

North East May Half Term

If you’re looking for a unique and exciting family activity this half term, look no further than CTRL Pad.

This gaming lounge offers a one-of-a-kind gaming experience that caters to both casual, avid and adult gamers. This state-of-the-art gaming lounge provides an immersive environment where families can come together to play a wide range of video games and spend some quality time together.

CTRL Pad has a variety of consoles, games, and gaming setups that cater to all ages and skill levels. Think PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and high-end gaming PCs, The Ctrl Pad ensures a top-tier gaming experience. And with plenty of games to choose from, there is something for everyone!

thectrlpad.com

Once Upon a Sketch: Family Drawing Adventure in Auckland Castle

30 May

North East May Half Term

This half term, bring your family to Auckland Castle for a unique and creative experience with the ‘Once Upon a Sketch’ family drawing adventure.

This engaging event offers an excellent opportunity for families to explore their artistic talents in the historic surroundings of Auckland Castle. Led by professional artists, these sessions provide guidance and tips to help you and your family create beautiful sketches.

Channel your inner artist and sketch the intricate details of the castle’s interiors or capture the natural beauty of its gardens and grounds.

aucklandproject.org

Build a Bridge at the Discovery Museum

28 May

North East May Half Term

This interactive experience offers a fantastic opportunity for families to work together, learn about engineering, and enjoy a day of creativity and problem-solving.

This hands-on challenge will allow your whole family to experiment with different bridge shapes to see which is the strongest. Interactive and educational, this is bound to be a memorable experience.

Collaborate, brainstorm ideas, and use your creativity to design and build a functional bridge!

discoverymuseum.org.uk

Lilidorei at the Alnwick Garden

North East May Half Term

For a magical and memorable family outing this half term, visit Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden. This unique attraction offers a captivating experience that combines adventure, storytelling, and magic.

Step into the mysterious world of Lilidorei, where captivating stories and characters bring the magical land to life. The experience is there to engage children’s imaginations and transport them to a realm of fantasy and adventure.

Lilidorei also features a variety of interactive play areas where children can explore, climb, and play. These areas aim to stimulate creativity and physical activity, providing hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. No better time than this May half term to visit Lilidorei in the North East!

lilidoreialnwick.co.uk