Enjoy great days out and exciting events this May bank holiday and throughout the half term break. 

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Kids Rule!

Get ready for a right royal knees-up this May half-term

Below are a selection of our Kids Rule! events this May Half Term. Search below to explore the full programme.

Step into the Past

with living history and grand days out

Events to transport you back in time this May Half Term, from dealings with Dracula at Whitby Abbey to fun family challenges at Stonehenge. 

  • Stone School at Half Term

    Sat 28 May - Sun 5 Jun 2022 10am - 6pm

    Join us for Stone School this half term and see if you could make it in the Neolithic.

  • Victoria's Family Day Out

    Tue 31 May - Thur 2 Jun 2022 10am - 4pm

    There’s nowhere better to celebrate the royal jubilee than at Osborne, the palatial seaside home of Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight.

  • Out for the Count: The Story of Dracula

    Sat 28 May - Sun 5 Jun 2022 10am - 4pm

    Get ready for a celebration of all things Bram Stoker and Dracula this May half term.

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Kings and Queens

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the throne and becomes the first ever English monarch to reach a Platinum Jubilee, we’ve looked back at kings and queens through history. So many have associations with English Heritage sites, and their stories are woven into the history of these glorious reminders of royalty past. Discover tales of legend, romance, conflict and escape.

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Top 5 Things To Do in May

Visit a newly-reopened Palladian Villa, explore England's historic places with royal connections and join us at Whitby Abbey for a fangtastic Guinness World Record attempt.

Here's our pick of the best things to do with us this month.

Top 5 things to do this month

Top 10 Family Days Out

Where's the best place to take the family on a day out?

That's the question we posed to our Facebook followers, and hundreds of you got in touch to tell us your favourite sites.

Here are the top 10 choices, accompanied by some of your comments on what makes these places so special to visit with your family.

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More to Explore

  • Holidays with History

    Our 18 unique holiday cottages are situated in the grounds of mighty castles and royal palaces. Get ahead and book now for stays in June, July and August.

  • Outdoor Toys and Games

    Have fun outdoors this May with our collection of traditional games, from family favourite lawn games to dressing up costumes and more.

  • What's On

    Explore our varied range of historical events throughout the year, from medieval jousts to musical performances and outdoor theatre.

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