The best family friendly events this end of May Bank Holiday weekend.


Another long bank holiday weekend!  We’ve really been spoiled for long weekends lately – we’re not complaining!

Have you run out of ideas for things to do with the kids?  Maybe you’re looking for a day out the whole family will enjoy including the grandparents?

Luckily, there are some great family friendly events taking place this late May bank holiday weekend. Here’s our pick:


Amazed by Science Festival across Cheshire

25th May – 2nd June
Come and join in the fun at the Cheshire-wide science festival with a week full of science shows for all the family at lots of different venues and attractions, from Chester City Centre to Jodrell Bank and more! Embrace your inner mad scientist, have a go at some exciting experiments; journey through the solar system! Science is fun!

Fluffy Duckling Week at Martin Mere

25th May – 2nd June 2019
See the whole egg-to-duckling process, watch chipping eggs in anticipation and meet newly hatched ducklings in the education room.  Take part in fascinating ‘candling’ workshops (where a light is used to look inside an egg). Visit our duckling nursery  to meet the fluffy ducklings and goslings.

MBNA Roman Day at Chester Races

25th May 2019
Roman Day will bring history alive with a celebration of the City of Chester’s Roman past.
Always a popular raceday with lots of Roman themed fun to keep kids entertained.

Eaton Hall Garden Open Day May 2019

26th May 2019
Lovely family day out in aid of local charities. Large grounds of the Duke of Westminster’s estate to explore with 88 acres of gardens. Picnics welcome.  Steam engine rides. Refreshments available.

Knights’ Tournament at Beeston Castle

26th & 27th May
Be amazed at the bravery and skill of four jousting knights as they take part in the legendary competitive sport. Take part in the kids’ battle! Buy tickets for this event online before 24th May and receive 10% off


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