Looking for things to do with the younger members of the family this May Half Term? If you’re feeling fatigued after the Easter Holidays and are in need of some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some ideas.

Places to see:

Ashdown Llama Farm
When was the last time you walked a llama? Well, there’s no time like the present! You can enjoy a family walk with the company of a llama at this farm. It’s a great day out for children who love to get up close to animals and the farm is also home to alpacas and two new lambs and goats that you can feed.

Llama at Ashdown Forest by Nickodoherty

Photo credit: Nickodoherty

Battle Medieval Fair
Taking place by the historic Abbey Gatehouse in Battle on 26 and 27 May, this jam-packed two-day fair offers children the chance to step back in time, enjoy traditional Maypole dancing and partake in lots of other activities.

Knockhatch Adventure Park
A day that is sure to be a real hoot! As well as being a terrific family activity centre, Knockhatch, near Hailsham, has a sanctuary home to a variety of owls. Some of the resident species include the African Spotted Eagle Owl, European Eagle Owl and the Western Screech Owl.

Owl at Knockhatch by SomerhillThree

Photo credit: SomerhillThree

Drusilla’s Park
Another family favourite for days out is Drusilla’s. There will be special days over the May Half Term when little ones can see Hello Kitty and the characters from PAW Patrol, as well as all the animals and activities the award-winning small Zoo has to offer.

Things to do:

Rock pooling
If you’re looking for a super cheap day out, pack a picnic and head down to your local beach to do some rock pooling. We recommend Birling Gap between Eastbourne and Brighton for some great finds!

Sea anenome by Natural England

Photo credit: Natural England

Be entertained by your local library
Your local library will have a wealth of books and DVDs for you and the family to enjoy, such as the new Mary Poppins film. There are also regular “storytime” and “rhymetime” sessions that the little ones can enjoy. Check with your local library to see what they are doing or browse the latest DVDs and books online.

Upcycle from around the home
Have a late spring clean by upcycling old items from around the home and turn them into something beautiful. A great activity that will help keep kids busy and save what can’t be recycled from going straight to landfill.

Make a bird feeder
You don’t have to go far to enjoy nature. By providing bird feeder, you can encourage birds and squirrels to visit your garden. Why not spend some time crafting your own as a fun and relatively easy activity this half term?

Squirrel in a bird feeder by Swiggen160

Photo credit: Swiggen160