Half term is nearly upon us…struggling to come up with ideas on how to keep the troops happy? Here’s the second in our two-part blog piece aimed at helping you come up with some creative, active and Fun Things To Do with the kids in and around Bath next week…to read the first part of our top 8 things to do in Bath this May half term, click here.
5. Holborne Museum Art Camp – 29 May-1 June
Kicking off at number 5, we have the Holborne Museum’s brilliant kids’ art camp, which you can either book onto for specific days or for the entire half term week. A full itinerary can be downloaded from the website, but we particularly like the sound of ‘Hoist the Mainsail’ on Friday 1 June, which involves creating billowing sails for a 17th century Dutch tall ship. Expect plenty of dipping, blowing and splattering of paint (might be best to send them in old clothes that day). At £38 for a full day (9am-4pm), we think it sounds pretty good fun…
6. Lemur Week at the Cotswold Wildlife Park – 26 May-3 June
This May half term sees the return of the Cotswold Wildlife Park’s popular annual Lemur Week, a whole week dedicated to raising as much money as possible for the Park’s various Madagascan conservation projects. As well as drawing competitions, board games and lemur talks held in the lemur walk-through each day, children can chat to the keepers, learn about the Park’s conservation work and find out how they can do more help to protect these charismatic little primates…
7. Westwood Scarecrow Trail – 26 May-3 June
Challenge your kids to find all 30 scarecrows on this family-friendly route around Westwood near Bradford on Avon. The trail is approximately 2 miles long and takes you on a gentle stroll around this pretty Wiltshire village. Manage to name all 30 scarecrows and you’re in with a chance to win a prize…and we all know just how much kids love a prize! Trail maps cost just £3.50 from Westwood Village Stores and pop up refreshments will be available along the way. All proceeds go to Friends of Westwood School and Westwood Nursery.
8. National Trust Wiltshire – 28 May-3 June
Last but not least, if the sun is shining, then a visit to your local National Trust property is always a crowd-pleaser. Dyrham Park and Prior Park Gardens are especially beautiful this time of year, with plenty of space for little legs to run around and the promise of a decent cream tea afterwards. Spread the net a bit wider and there are some great National Trust family activities taking place across Bath and beyond this half term. 31 May is Woodland Adventure Day at the Woodland Play Area on the Bath Skyline, a whole day devoted to games, den building and cooking over a campfire. Fancy a spot of outdoor theatre? Pack up a picnic and head across to Lacock Abbey. Whispering Woods is a magical outdoor acrobatic theatre group that brings ancient tales to life using mind-boggling circus acrobatics, live music and story telling. Catch them at Lacock at various times this week.
For more great ideas on what to do in and around Bath this May half term, click here. Anything we’ve missed off the list? We would love to hear how you are planning to spend your half term holidays with the family, so share your ideas with us!
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