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Things to do in Herefordshire May half term 2024

With May half term rapidly approaching, it’s time for a list of things to do in Herefordshire. Lots of attractions have events taking place this year and others are reopening for the summer. From family trails to fun days, there’s lots to see and do around Herefordshire. If you’re on a budget, check out my post about free things to do in Herefordshire as well.

This post covers the Herefordshire area only. If you are looking for May half term days out in nearby counties, please see below:

Berrington Hall National Trust

Follow the trail of Jack and the Beanstalk at Berrington Hall this May half term. Stroll through the gardens and participate in fun activities. Solve puzzles and look out for the giant! Trails cost £3 per child in addition to the entry fee and the cost includes a prize, colouring pencils and activity sheet.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June.

Website: Berrington Hall

Brockhampton Estate National Trust

Follow the Green Man on a nature trail around Brockhampton during May half term 2024. Look out for his many faces as you discover spring in the venue’s orchards. Complete fun activities and observe everything from bugs to blossom, songbirds to sprouting plants. Trails cost £3 per child in addition to the entry fee and this includes a prize, activity sheet and colouring pencils.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June.

Website: National Trust Brockhamption.

Brockhampton National Trust manor house in Herefordshire viewed from across a pond with reeds in foreground

Courtyard Theatre Hereford

This May half term, the popular Oliver the musical is heading to Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre. Oliver Junior, performed by Ludwig Theatre Arts is a slightly shorter version than the standard musical. This, coupled with its upbeat songs and compelling story line make it an ideal theatre experience for young children or those who won’t manage to sit through a longer performance. Perfect for a May half term theatre trip! Lia will be playing a member of Fagan’s gang.

Dates: 30th and 31st May and 1st June 2024 (2 shows per day).

Website: Courtyard Theatre

Lia in green and white summer school uniform dress holding an electric bass guitar
Lia is playing a member of Fagan’s gang at Courtyard Theatre in Hereford this May half term

Croft Castle

May half term 2024 is all aobut the treasure tree at Croft castle. Search for hidden treasure in an ancient tree grove. Explore the grounds and gardens on an adventure, completing challenges along the way to discover the tree of lost treasure. Trails cost £3 per child in addition to the entry fee and this includes a prize, activity sheet and colouring pencils.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June.

Website: Croft Castle.

Eastnor Castle

A few different events take place at Eastnor Castle during May half term 2024. Information about the events is below, along with a link to their website for full details and to book.

  • Eastnor Steam and Vintage weekend 26th and 27th May: Visitors will see vintage vehicles and steam engines, live music and old fashioned dancing. Enjoy giant games in the garden and ride on a model steam engine, chair swing and vintage carousel.
  • Runaround days 28th to 30th May: Allow children to let off some steam in the grounds and enjoy the playground.
  • Family fun day 2nd June: Enjoy garden games and a zip wire on the valley lawn.

Website: Eastnor Castle.

Review: Plutonium Sox review of Eastnor Castle.

Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire with grass and bushes in front and cloudy sky above

Goodrich Castle

Look out, the kids are in charge! Head to Goodrich Castle during May half term 2024 for their Kids Rule event. There will be immersive storytelling based on the tales of Robin Hood. Children can put their acting skills to the test, becoming part of the legendary adventure as they learn about Robin the outlaw and his Merry Men. Heritage games take place all day in the castle’s grounds.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June.

Website: Goodrich Castle

Review: Plutonium Sox review of a dog friendly family day out at Goodrich Castle.  

Goodrich Castle entrance

Newbridge Farm Park

Newbridge Farm Park is only open during school holidays now. They confirm on their website that they will be open during May Half Term 2024. Enjoya tractor ride, treasure hunt and plenty of play. They have swings, a zip wire, hay bale tunnels and rope swings in the haybarn, indoor and outdoor sandpits, slides, climbing frames, go-karts, ride-on tractors and a soft play barn. Visit on 29th May to enjoy a pony ride as well. Pony rides will need to be pre-booked at the same time as your admission ticket. It is worth bearing in mind that this is not an animal based attraction anymore.

Dates: 27th May to 1st June 2024.

Website: Newbridge Farm Park.

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