YES FAM – MAY HALF TERM HOLIDAY GUIDE
With the sun in the sky and the kids in need of some entertaining this May half term, check out what’s going on and where to go with our pick of the best family days out in Surrey and Berkshire…
HALF-TERM PIRATE TRAIL / MAY 25 – JUNE 2 / HATCHLANDS PARK, GUILDFORD
Ahoy there, me hearties! Get ready to set sail for an expedition to Hatchlands Park, and take part in this pirate-themed trail through the parkland to discover the hidden treasure that lies in wait.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
FAMILY GARDENING FESTIVAL / MAY 25 – JUNE 2 / RHS GARDEN WISLEY
Head out into the great outdoors and be inspired by nature, with RHS Garden Wisley’s Family Gardening Festival. Take part in hands-on growing activities, get lost in the outdoor music maze and try out special plot-to-plate cookery classes. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
For more information, visit www.rhs.org.uk
MAY HALF TERM / MAY 25 – JUNE 2 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Learn all about the moon this May half term, as Watts Gallery Artists’ Village hosts a week of lunar-based activities to spark the imagination of little ones. Create and decorate lunar lanterns, make your very own lunar landscapes and take part in magical interactive storytelling sessions, revealing the moons many secrets.
For more information, visit www.wattsgallery.org.uk
BRAINIAC LIVE! / MAY 27 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Strap-in and buckle-up as the Brainiac team returns to the stage to unravel the secrets behind some of science’s greatest mysteries. Expect exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and an evening of madcap calamity.
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
TREASURE ISLAND / MAY 27 / THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR
Enjoy one of the greatest swashbuckling adventures ever told, and discover Treasure Island at Windsor’s Theatre Royal this month. Robert Louis Stevenson’s magical tale of conspiracy at sea, and the bravery of one young Jim Hawkins, is brought to life as we join Long John Silver and Jim on their quest to find Captain Flint’s elusive lost treasure.
For more information, visit www.ascot.co.uk
FAMILY FUN DAY / MAY 27 / ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE
Taking place across both of the bank holidays in May, why not take a trip to Windsor Racecourse for their Family Fun Days? An action-packed day full of entertainment awaits you, with a free funfair that includes the UK’s largest dodgems. Children under 18 get free entry when accompanied by an adult, and also includes free rids on the giant funfair
For more information, visit www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk
‘DUCKIE’ BY LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT / MAY 28 / ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of The Ugly Duckling is reimagined in this glamorous and glitzy tale, featuring highly acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat in his first work for children.
For more information, visit www.electric.theatre
CARD NINJA / MAY 28 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Prepare for a Shogun showdown in the dojo with the Card Ninja. Wowing you with his ninja skills, together with deadly and risky card flicking tricks, catch this crazy show at the Farnham Maltings this May.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
MAY MADNESS CRAFT ACTIVITIES / MAY 28 – 30 / RUNNEYMEDE MEADOWS
Feeling creative? Spend the day at Runnymede Meadows and take part in a host of nature-themed activities in the designated crafts tent stationed on site there. No prior booking is required, though normal admission prices apply.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
ELMER THE PATCHWORK ELEPHANT / MAY 28 – 31 / CAMBERLEY THEATRE
Based on David McKee’s classic children’s book series, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show comes to Camberley Theatre this May half term. Featuring a menagerie of puppets, who tell the tale of the charismatic and colourful Elmer, this is a story about how it’s always best to be yourself.
For more information, visit www.camberleytheatre.co.uk
ADVENTURE GOLF / EXTREME MOTION, WINDSOR
Swing like you’re, winning and head for Extreme Motion Adventure Golf this half term. Set in the heart of Windsor’s Alexandra Gardens, conquer this 18-hole course, complete with crazy obstacles and obstructions, and be a winner in Windsor.
For more information, visit www.extrememotion.com
SKYWALK ADVENTURE / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
Take to the trees this half term and go on a skywalk adventure at Sandown Park. Climb across cargo nets high in the sky, steady yourself on the swinging logs and zip-line at speed through the surrounding trees for an adrenaline-packed afternoon.
For more information, visit www.skywalkadventure.co.uk
BBZ CREATIVE / TUESDAYS / BALLETBOYZ STUDIO, KINGSTON
From tots to teens – introduce the kids to a creative ballet session at the BalletBoyz studio in Kingston. Work on improving coordination and rhythm in a fun-filled 30 minutes, usingprops and themes to make creativity come alive.
For more information, visit www.balletboyz.com
THE GRUFFALO / MAY 29 – JUNE 2 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Who said there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo? Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s timeless tale of Mouse and his saviour, the mythical and monstrous Gruffalo, comes to The Rose Theatre this month. Enjoy songs, laughter, and great family fun.
For more information, visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org