There’s something for all ages and interests this May half term

Wondering what to do with the kids this May half term? We’ve picked some of the best family friendly events and there’s something to please everyone.

Celebrate Liverpool’s nautical heritage at the River Festival which has a weekend of family friendly fun on offer. The Amazed by Science festival is holding events all across Cheshire, including at the world-famous Jodrell Bank, perfect for budding scientists. Get your kids active outdoors with the Forest Holiday Playscheme in South Manchester. Take your little Knights and Princesses for medieval themed fun at Chirk Castle.  Or go even further back in time at Chester Racecourse’s Roman Day.


The River Festival in Liverpool

1st & 2nd June
A weekend of activities for all the family. There will be tall ships, art installations, street performances, children’s entertainment and much more.
This year, don’t miss Gaia, the art installation of the Earth by British artist Luke Jerram.

Forest Holiday Playscheme

30th & 31st May
Parrs Wood, Didsbury
Camp fires, camp fire games, shelter and den building, forest arts and crafts, adventure games, team-building, tree climbing, using tools, learning about nature etc …

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!

Knights and Princesses Weekend at Chirk Castle

1st & 2nd June
Calling all brave knights and beautiful princesses to Chirk Castle. Join in a day of fun themed activities including puppet shows, storytelling, games and a costume parade.
All children in costume get in free!

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.



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