What’s On over May Half Term in Yorkshire 2021?

Looking for ideas for things to do in Yorkshire with kids over May half-term 2021?  Here’s a round-up of local family events and activities.  

For lots more year round ideas and reviews have a look at our big post on Family Days Out in Yorkshire.  But for May Half-Term in Yorkshire, have a look below!


The Woodland Adventure Company

The Woodland Adventure Company run adventures every school holidays! There are many different adventures to choose from, all of which will provide your child/children with an unforgettable magical experience, as well as the added health benefits of being outdoors and connecting with nature. Throughout the year children will have the opportunity to experience the changing of the seasons and different weather conditions first hand, helping them to connect with the cycles of nature.

For the younger children, each of our adventures involves telling a tale to inspire the children, setting the scene for the mysteries that await us. On every session we make something to aid in their quest, from wizard wands to elf rockets, stickmen to bog babies.

As always prices and booking are on the website – any questions email or give Adam a call on 07788713393.

Have a look at our review of The Woodland Adventure Company.


Piglets Adventure Park

May Half Term (29th May – 6th  June 2021)

Roll up, roll up to the big top tent and be wowed by the amazing Fatt Matt! With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, it’s jaw-dropping entertainment every day over half term. We can’t wait!  So much fun!  Tractor trailer rides, bouncing pillows, go karts, barrel rides, crazy golf, giant sandpit, and loads more. And of course, lots of cute animals to meet in the paddocks, the animal barn and piglet maternity ward!

Take a tractor & trailer ride to our amazing Bale Play Baaarn…with NEW slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant drop slide, rope swing and dig’n’play.  Watch your little piggies play in our  heated seating area in the Bale Play Baaarn. Try a delicious hand made pizzas or barista style coffee. The Coffee House will be serving yummy snacks and refreshments too including sandwiches, cakes & more.

Have a look at our review of Mayhem at Piglets.



Lotherton Hall, Leeds

I can’t find any information as yet for Lotherton Hall‘s May half term 2021, but this was a previous year’s activity.

Come and join in with the Fairy Tale themed fun this May half term at Lotherton. Can you find all of the fairy tale characters hidden around the house and grounds, with the help of our Fairy Tale Trail? Dress up like a fairy tale character, or have a go at magical crafts in the House and Wildlife World! Don’t miss our Fairytale Picnic, with storytelling, garden games, and a visit from our own fairy!  Normal admission into the estate applies.



Kilnsey Park’s Go Wild Week

Kilnsey Park, Skipton – No information on May Half Term 2021 as yet.

Previous years – Go Wild Week is a chance to do your wild thing in the great outdoors. Catch a fish, build a den and make a mud pie. Wild Things Trail each day of half-term with Bank holiday weekend activities (including campfire & crafts).

Kilnsey Park

What’s on in Yorkshire over May Half Term 2021?


Castle Howard

See our review of Castle Howard with Kids here.

I can’t see any special events at Castle Howard over May Half term, but with their adventure playground and Skelf Island, Castle Howard is always a hit with the kids.
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Fun at Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Museum, Leeds often do kids activities over May Half term- I’ll update as soon as I see anything!


Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall, near York.  (check the website as there are more activities!)

Come out to play at Beningbrough with a new spotter trail, 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and all the usual places to adventure.

Open every day from 29 May – 6 June 2021

You will need to book your visit via the What’s On – bookings open on Friday’s for the following week and close late afternoon the day before. 

Things are a little different at the moment with less of the usual activities led by the team. But this doesn’t mean the adventure has to stop and for the half term school holidays we’ve got you sorted.

Have a go at the new spotter trail – expect wildlife and plantlife and a few challenges as you explore the gardens on your visit. 

We have reviewed Beningbrough Hall here.

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Mother Shipton’s

SAT 29 MAY 2021 – SUN 06 JUN 2021

Mother Shipton’s, Knaresborough.

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a magical adventure at Mother Shipton’s!

You’ll be grinning like a Cheshire Cat when you explore the Wonderland of themed displays and fantastical photo opportunities.

Curiouser and curiouser! See what curiosities are hanging from the Petrifying Well, make a wish in the Wishing Well, and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born.

We’re all MAD here! Go wild in our Adventure Playground, or have your own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with artisanal coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice cream served from our vintage style coffee van. There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest.

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Shibden Park

Shibden Estate is one of West Yorkshire’s most important heritage sites and a jewel in the crown of Calderdale’s cultural resources.  Explore Shibden’s beautifully restored grounds, commissioned by ‘Gentleman Jack’, Anne Lister and influenced by the picturesque landscape movement of the early 19th century. The “Paisley Shawl” inspired Victorian bedding designs of Joshua Major, laid out on the front lawn at the hall, are a feast of colour as the spring and summer bedding erupts.  Experience the tranquillity of the Wilderness Garden, the cascade and pools, and explore the restored and re-opened tunnels within the terrace walls and leading through to Cunnery Wood, the site of the old kitchen garden.  Visit the fruit garden with its collection of heritage fruit trees, recently planted to reflect the varieties that were grown at Shibden over 200 years ago.  The Mere, designed to resemble a large river flowing through the Shibden valley, is now is home to rowing boats, an island and a population of birds that make their home at Shibden.


Strawberry Picking 

This is one of our favourite activities over May half term – strawberry picking is brilliant fun!  I have made a list of places to go strawberry picking in Yorkshire here.

Strawberry Picking Yorkshire


Also look at my other round ups for different times of the year, Things to do in Yorkshire with the kids at February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer Holidays, October half term and at Christmas


Do also have a look at my big post too:

Fantastic Family Days Out in Yorkshire with the Kids