May Half Term – Things to do & What’s on.

May half term is coming up at the end of the month, and at least this one we can actually plan and book things to do.

There may still be some restrictions and rules in place, but least things are lifting a little more. Please remember to try book in advance to save disappointment as due to capacity, there may be limited tickets/space.

Saturday 22 May – FREE chalk event from 11.30am – 3.30pm at Discovery Museum.

Tuesday 1st June – Prebook your tickets – Still Life Painting for Families at The Shipley Art Gallery.

Tuesday 1st June – Put £5 deposit down to book for teddy’s bear picnic at Natures Edge.

Wednesday 2nd June – FREE Robot Block Party 11am – 3pm at Discovery Museum.

Wednesday 2nd June – Fun foodies cookery classes – junior sessions. 1:30pm-3pm at St Marys Parish Hall centre. Click here.

Thursday 3rd June – Prebook your tickets – Happiness Drawing Day event with artist Elizabeth Kane at The Shipley art gallery.

Thursday 3rd June – Fun foodies cookery classes, making ladybird biscuits, 1-30pm,3:00pm at st Mary’s virgin parish hall. Click here.

Thursday 3rd June – Put £5 deposit down to book for teddy’s bear picnic at Natures Edge.

Places to book:

Brockbushes Fun Zone:

Brockbushes have announced that their Carnival Rides are bringing the Kids Fun Zone back this May.

Unlimited Rides, Bouncy Castles, Crazy Golf, Giant Slides, Garden Games and much more for children to enjoy for just £7.99 per session per child, adults charged at 50p (booking fees apply).

Live Dinosaurs will be doing meet and greets intervals daily (Excludes toddler days) and the nesting dinosaur eggs will be on show which will be hatching very soon.

On selected days they will also be visited by Animals About Town Petting Farm (31st May & 1st June) and a Live Bubbleologist! (5th & 6th June).

Book here.

Alnwick gardens:

Delve deep into nature this May Half Term and unearth your wilderness skills with Alnwick gardens.

Pick and choose which activities you would like to take part in, all included with Garden Entry tickets.

Full details and booking options available via our website.

Raby castle:

If you go down to Raby this half term, you’re in for a big surprise.

This May Half Term raby castle is bringing your favourite Teddy Bear with you for a picnic in the Deer Park, and explore the Teddy Bear’s Picnic trail through the Walled Gardens.

The trail is included with general admission and picnics are available to pre-order when you book your tickets online.

Book Park and Gardens or Castle, Park and Gardens online (there is an option to pre-order picnics before you checkout)

Outdoor Fun:

A day out at Newburn/Tyne Riverside Park – Read our guide here.

A day out at Jesmond Dene and Paddy Freeman park, also Pets corner is back open. – Read our guide here.

A day out at Plessey Woods – Read our guide here.

A day out at Carlisle park and the Chinese van for lunch – Read our guide here.

A day out at Chester Le street Riverside park – Read our guide here. 

Visit Ouseburn farm – make an donation and book your tickets here. Also read our review for more information.

Stay at Maldron Hotel over night:

Maldron hotel is based in Newcastle city centre so why not make a day or two out of exploring the city centre and stop here.

Their largest rooms containing 2 super comfortable double ‘King Koil’ beds are ideal for groups or families. The rooms offer an abundance of space and come with extra executive features of robes and slippers, bottled water, a coffee machine and a Sky TV package.

For larger groups and families looking for larger family rooms, interconnecting rooms, or a second family room, please call the hotel for excellent value offers on 0191 640 9500.

Click here for more information.

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