Hurrah! Another bank holiday weekend and with it comes half term, here's a pick of the best bits going on over the weekend and the week ahead.
BCA FAMILY ZOO DAY - 25th May
Spend the morning or afternoon visiting BCA Zoo which is home to more than 1500 animals. There will be keeper talks and feeds, the chance to get to meet some marvellous mini beasts thanks to metabugs and loads more to do.
HENLEY FLORAL FLOTILLA, Mill Meadows, Henley 26 May 2pm - 4pm
For something different this weekend head to Henley to watch the Henley Floral Flottilla, a river parade of boats of all shapes and sizes, decorated with spectacular floral creations. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and floral bandstand, as you watch the boats go by on a lazy summer afternoon.
TREAUSRE ISLAND at THEATRE ROYAL Windsor 27 May
Bank Holiday Monday see's children’s TV stars Callum Donnelly and Robin Hatcher from the popular CBeebies TV show ‘SPOTBOTS’ come to the stage in Windsor. This loveable duo are also the stars of this brand new adventure that is sure to leave the audience both spell bound and doubled up with mirth!
HALF TERM CONCERTINI with The Polka Dots at Norden Farm - 28 May 11.30am & 2pm
Grab your tiny dancers and head to Concertini for upbeat originals and cover songs, high energy dance routines and on-stage charisma. Vintage vocal harmony band The Polka Dots bring the best of 1940s and 50s classics - plus some modern numbers with a retro twist!
The 11.30am is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.
BRICKIES WORKSHOP 28 May 10am – 12pm
It’s May Madness at Brickies HQ as Evil mastermind and billionaire, Bartholomew Bricks, has grand plans to take over Brick City. To make matters worse the Brickies team have received intelligence that the names of their top secret agents have been revealed to a network of super villains. This half term it will be a race against time to protect all the active agents and keep bad guy Bartholomew Bricks at bay!
Workshop is aimed at 5-12 years.
JELLY LOUNGE Windsor
The Jelly Lounge in Windsor have loads of workshops running through the week from a Teddy Bear's Picnic to Slime Club which includes dinner! Check them all out in the link.
This May Half Term, R&R Museum is offering a range of exciting activities at the Museum for children of all ages from creating imaginary journeys down the Thames exploring the stories that inspired William Morris, to actual boat trips on the river! Booking for workshops essential.
Get the kids puffed out with a sports themed trail with a craft at the end this May half term. As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign The Great Big Tree Climbing Company will be at Cliveden on 27 & 28 May. Booking essential, call 0344 249 1895.
It's young farmers week this half term at the farm. Find Farmer Oddsocks and join in with plentiful farm-themed activities*: Seasonal Animal Demonstrations, Sheep Shearing Demonstrations, Kid Goat Bottle Feeding, Egg Collecting, Piggies Tea-Time, Mini Land Rover Drives+ and even have a go at Welly Wanging – the adults can have a go too! Plus, enjoy Interactive Farming Quests, Challenges and Arts & Crafts!
Mud & Guts Workshops at Stonor 29 - 30 May
Mud & Guts is an outdoor adventure company for children. They have been teaching children how to build shelters, light fires and not get lost in the woods for eight years.
With its hybrid of bushcraft tutoring, natural world education and good old fashioned games there is enough to keep minds and bodies engaged and enthralled.
With two sessions per day; 10am-12noon for 5-7 year olds and 1pm-4pm for ages 8+, although ages can be flexible. Troops will be entertained with games (capture the flag, 'camo' hide n’ seek, manhunt) quizzes and bush craft challenges such as den building, fire lighting & whittling & navigation and tracking skills.
Kew has just opened an exciting new garden, specially designed for children from 2 to 12 years old. Based in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts, children will be able to explore all the things plants need to grow; earth, air, sun and water. With hidden treasures and adventures around every corner, leading to a 4m high canopy walk this is a kids paradise.