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Publication: 24th May 2017

Save the Bees – Wednesday 31st May

Enjoy a buzzy day of children’s crafts at Spetchley Park Gardens.

Publication: 19th May 2017

Oak Apple Day at The Commandery

A Right Royal Restoration at The Commandery

A weekend of traditional spring festivities at The Commandery will celebrate the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 for Oak Apple Day.

Publication: 18th May 2017

Shiver me timbers, Pirates are coming to Hatton this half term!

Hatton Adventure World is to host a special Pirate Festival from 27 May – 4 June. The popular family attraction is inviting budding Buccaneers, Long John Silver’s and Captain Jack Sparrow’s to enter a world of hidden treasure, skulduggery and pesky pirate antics during the Whitsun half term!

Publication: 18th May 2017

We’re looking to spread the love at Dudley Zoological Gardens over half term as we celebrate Love Your Zoo Week!

From Saturday, May 27 until Sunday, June 4 we’ll be encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do through lots of love-themed activities. We’re aiming to spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some of the rarest animals in the world, which we’ve proudly been carrying out for 80 years!

Publication: 17th May 2017

Visit Shakespeare’s England this May half-term from 27 May – 4 June for plenty of family fun!

Watch live jousting at Warwick Castle, discover Shakespeare’s scenes and themes through games at the Royal Shakespeare Company, learn how to felt wool at Mary Arden’s Farm, try your hand at quill writing at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall or handle Strawberry Hermit Crabs at Stratford Butterfly Farm! With so much to see and do, there is something for everyone to enjoy and experience this May half term.

Publication: 17th May 2017

Peg planes and trench talk

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.

Publication: 16th May 2017

Hear the loudest creature in the world at Stratford Butterfly Farm!

Rain or shine there is something for all the family to enjoy this May half term at Stratford Butterfly Farm, the UK’s largest butterfly farm.

Publication: 2nd May 2017

Historic heroes themed activities and workshops at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums for super days out - Spring half-term 27th May – 4th June

Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half term, 27th May – 4th June, at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire with hands-on activities, interactive workshops and demonstrations. The events are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which will continue throughout the year.

Publication: 2nd May 2017

Europe's Number 1 Slot Car event returns to the British Motor Museum

The ‘UK Slot Car Festival’ is returning to the British Motor Museum for a weekend showcasing the world of Slot Cars on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May. This exciting festival promises to be yet another fantastic family day out featuring Headline Sponsor Scalextric celebrating their 60th Year and other major manufacturers including Carrera, SCX, Slot.it, NSR, Ninco & many more.

Publication: 2nd May 2017

Enjoy extended opening - Enjoy dusk at Dudley Zoological Gardens as we extend our opening into the evening.

On Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, June 17 we’ll be remaining open until 8pm (with last entry 6.30pm) and visitors will be able to enjoy additional animals talks and feeds, Go Wild! shows and watch a birds of prey display.

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