Tree on the Croome Estate with river in foreground reflecting the sunset and the tree

Things to do in Worcestershire May half term 2024

With May half term 2024 rapidly approaching, it’s time for a list of things to do in Worcestershire. 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 Worcestershire. If your dog would like to join you for some half term fun, check out my post about dog friendly days out in the West Midlands, which includes Worcestershire.

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

Outdoor activities Worcestershire May half term 2024

Looking for some outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained during the May half term 2024 school holidays in Worcestershire? Look no further! Here are some events that families can enjoy in the great outdoors:

Churchfields Farm – Magical May Half Term

The Churchfields Magical May half term returns this year with live shows, games and magical crafts. Follow clues along the Fairy Trail and find the code to unlock a treasure chest in the cow shed café. Enjoy a zipwire, adventure playground, giant bouncers and a go-kart track. Don’t forget to look out for the farm animals in the paddocks and enjoy one of their famous ice creams while you’re there.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024

Website: Churchfields Farm

Croome National Trust

It’s all about shapes and scents this May half term at Croome National Trust. Pick up a nature themed activity sheet and use shapes and scents to explore Croome’s grounds. You will find seven scent boxes hidden among the parkland’s trees. See what the scents in each box remind you of and try to match leaf shapes with the trees they come from. Hide behind your own leaf shaped mask, included with the activity sheet. The trail costs £1.50 in addition to the entry fee and includes a notebook and pencil.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024

Website: Croome National Trust

The Walled Gardens at Croome National Trust in Worcestershire, West Midlands | Croome Walled Garden is the largest walled garden in Europe. It has a hot wall with furnaces, tunnels to explore, a pond and several wells. There are lawn games for children to play and for them, it is like exploring a secret garden. The walls give the garden a microclimate similar to that in the Loire Valley. This is a fascinating example of a historical garden that is a real adventure for the whole family.
National Trust Croome in Worcestershire is a great place to visit during May half term 2024

Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills are a beautiful place for families to enjoy a hike and have a picnic. With breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, families can have a lovely day exploring the area. Check out the Malvern Hills Trust website for more information. You can also read my guide to Malvern Hills walks.

Malvern Hills at sunset with cattle grazing on the hillside
Malvern Hills at Sunset with cattle grazing on the hillside

West Midlands Safari Park – Character meet and greet

West Midlands Safari Park are celebrating the Worcestershire May half term with their popular character meet and greets. Book your slot to meet Bluey, Hey Duggee, The Gruffalo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol and CoComelon. Tickets to meet your favourite character are free with admission but you’ll need to book a time slot in advance. All visitors will be able to see the safari park animals and visit the other attractions including their theme park rides as well.

Visitors will also be able to get involved with native wildlife conservation this half term. Pick up a wildlife spotter’s guide on arrival and look out for the British species you’ll see during the day. If you report your findings to the conservation station before you leave, you’ll earn a special sticker. Look for insects with a magnifying glass in mini bio-blitz and learn how you can help native species at home.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024

Website: West Midlands Safari Park

Review: Plutonium Sox review of a family day out at West Midlands Safari Park

Witley Court

Kids rule at Witley Court this half term. This year, the event is all about Victorian games. Try croquet and skittles and find out which games are still played today and which didn’t manage to stand the test of time. There will be board games and optical toys and games to try out throughout the day as well. Explore the event and the estate whilst spending time outdoors as a family.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024

Website: Witley Court

Review: Plutonium Sox review of a family day out at Witley Court.

pond and fountain with Witley Court in background and blue sky
Witley court water fountain

Indoor activities Worcestershire May half term 2024

If you’re looking for indoor activities to do with the family during May half term 2024 in Worcestershire, here are some ideas:

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Take a break from the sun and explore the art and history of Worcester at the City Art Gallery & Museum. Admission is free, and they offer plenty of interactive exhibits and events for families. Check out the gallery’s website for the latest exhibitions and activities.

Website: Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

CyberQ Escape Rooms Worcester

Put your problem-solving skills to the test and try to escape the themed rooms at CyberQ Escape Rooms Worcester. They offer family-friendly rooms as well as more traditional escape rooms aimed at adults. Booking in advance is recommended, particularly during school holidays when they are busy.

Website: CyberQ

Ice Quest Malvern

Get competitive and battle it out with lasers on a journey of lights, smoke and sound. If that’s not for you, try ice skating or team up for an escape room. Ice Quest Malvern has plenty of action-packed activities for the whole family.

Website: Ice Quest

The Buzz Worcester

Jump around and burn off some energy at The Buzz in Worcester. This inflatable adventure will keep kids of all ages entertained. Take on the course as a family or group of friends. Do a time trial to become the best bouncer, challenge your friends or team up.

Website: The Buzz.

Severn Valley Railway – Brick Live Ocean

Visit the Engine House at Highley Station on the Severn Valley Railway this May half term to travel deep into the ocean and see interesting creatures made from Lego bricks. Visitors will also be able to see Gordon the blue engine and look through the window of King George VI’s royal carriage. An outdoor play area is a great place to let off some steam and little ones can sort mail in the travelling post office. Parking at the engine house is limited, but trains are running from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024

Website: Severn Valley Railway

Tudor House Museum – Meet a Tudor

The Tudor House Museum in Worcester is a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past. The house was built in the 16th century and has been restored to its original Tudor style. Visitors can explore the various rooms and see the furniture, paintings, and other objects that would have been used during this time period. A couple of one-day events take place at the museum during half term including Dressing the Tudor Baby on 25th May and children’s activities including colouring in on 30th May.

Website: Tudor House Museum

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