May Half Term Events in Cheshire

With the Easter Eggs only just devoured, you may feel that this May half term has come round rather quickly. Never fear, we have put together a great list of May half term events in Cheshire and beyond to make sure you never hear the cries of “Mum, I’m bored!”

1. Fancy a Festival?

Geronimo Festival is running over the Bank Holiday Weekend at Arley Hall, Northwich. This Children’s Festival is welcoming some special guests again this year, including Justin Fletcher, Mr Bloom, Cook & Line, Andy Day and Katy Ashworth. That combined with music and great family workshops makes it a must-attend event.

2. The 50 Things Challenge

The 50 Things Challenge is taking place at Lyme Park. How many of the ’50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 3/4′ will you complete on Saturday 27th May?

3. Science, Science!

light-up superhero mask

Look cool in your very own light-up superhero mask. Photo from

Be Amazed by Science at Tatton Park and discover the secrets of science and technology in the Mansion, Gardens and Farm. Participate in spotting trails around the Mansion and Gardens and then visit the Farm for a different workshop every day, including sessions on cheese making, animal diets and farm machinery.

4. Bear Hunt, Anyone?

What about a Bear Hunt?  Norton Priory need help to track down the bear before he eats all the picnics. There will be bear themes crafts, trails and classic story walks through the woodlands.

5. Head on to the Forest

If the outdoors life is more your thing, then get down to Delamere Forest for their Forest Fun Day on Tuesday 30th May. Have a go at building dens, go on a bug hunt, do a treasure hunt, make a rope course, have a go at forest arts and crafts, use the swing, obstacle course and hammocks and play in the mud kitchen!

6. Make Your Own Super Cool Superhero Mask

What about becoming a Superhero? At the Electric Picturehouse, Congleton you can make your own light-up superhero mask on Wednesday 31st May. Learn the basics of e-textile sewable circuits and stitch light-up LEDs onto felt to customise and create your own design. Full details here.

7. Be a TV Presenter

How about stepping into your TV set with the CBBC Tour at Salford Media City?  You can have a go at being a CBBC presenter or find out how it feels to present the news and weather. And as well as all the interactivity, you’ll discover what goes on behind the scenes!

CBBC interactive tour for kids

Let your child join the CBBC interactive tour and feel like a TV presenter for a day.

8. Go on Space Adventures

If you have a budding astronaut in the family, then the FREE Discover Space event in Manchester could be for you. There will be a series of fun and educational activities, hands-on interactive exhibits, talks and showcases to capture the imagination and inspire young people to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology and it’s FREE.

9. Chill at the Snow Park

If the weather gets too hot and summery(!), then you could head to The Snow Park at Chill Factore, Manchester. It has all you need this May half term to help the kids get entertained. With activities galore including Downhill Donuts, Sledge-o-mania and Luge slip ‘n’ slide, you can have the perfect family day-out.  What’s more, Kids Go Free in May!

10. Feel Like an Aviator

Finally if you have a potential pilot in your midst, then get along to The Runway Visitor Play Park where your little one will have the opportunity to board a real aircraft, whilst learning about the different job roles that help ensure that Manchester Airport runs smoothly 365 days of the year. Around 1 hour of the tour will be held in the cabin of a Monarch DC10 aircraft.

Our ten suggestions above should keep you very occupied over the holidays, but do feel free to share any of your suggestions with us too.