The countdown is on to yet another blissfully long weekend, and a week of half term family fun.
If you’re facing the task of entertaining the kids for a whole week with just a little apprehension, you know you can always rely on us for a whole raft of ideas to keep the family entertained. Read on for our round-up of the very best ways to beat the boredom this May half term!
If you’ve got little ones who are dippy about dinos, the Natural History Museum at Tring ought to send them into a Jurassic dream this half term. Discover what Britain was like for dinosaurs and create your own mini world as part of the museum's Mini Dinosaur Worlds event, or journey around Britain to explore the surprising diversity of British dinosaur species and where they were found on an adventure a part of Tring's brand-new free exhibition. A dino-mite day out
The fantastic Ameyzoo Roadshow returns to Standalone Farm this week, with daily chances for young farmers to get up close and personal with his collection of little (and not so little) friends as part of his Creepy Critters event. And for those young farmers who perhaps aren't quite into their creepy crawlies just yet, there's plenty more to get stuck into. From pony grooming and lamb feeding to tractor rides around the farm, there's an abundance of fun and frolics at Standalone Farm this holiday. Farmyard frolics
The farmyard fun continues over at Willows Activity Farm this half term, with the last few days of their Spring Special event. Families can enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations with Tuck the Shepherd as he gets rid of all the extra woolly weight before summer, enjoy daily shows with Peter Rabbit and friends, and get up close to a whole host of farmyard friends on site! Grab your wellies
Sick of the kids remaining glued to their phones all holiday long? Why not round them up and make a start on the three floors of local, national and world treasures in the fantastic St Albans Museum + Gallery? And if they really can't tear themselves away from their phones, the Museum treasure hunt is the perfect activity to keep them entertained. Receive cryptic clues to your phone via text or Facebook Messenger and embark on a treasure hunt around the museum! One for history hunters
The sun has arrived (finally), and there's really no better way to spend a warm May day than throwing a frisbee, indulging in a picnic, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll in the great outdoors. From parks perfect for picnicking, to boating lakes and sailing, these gorgeous Green Flag awarded parks should be your first stop on a sunny family day out. Step outside