Get your little explorers active at a host of National Trust sites during the May half-term.

With a range of activities, events, and trails, children and families can get closer to nature, step back in time at living history events, have a go at crafts, enjoy storytelling, or even go for a family cycle ride.

Popular destinations in Herefordshire offer a variety of family-friendly activities.


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At Berrington Hall, visitors can take part in a children's trail through the gardens.

A £3 entry fee includes a prize and access to a natural play area and a dressing-up area within the Hall.

Brockhampton also offers a children's nature trail through picturesque gardens and orchards.

The journey includes accessible paths leading to tunnels and stepping stones.

An old trow boat and various animal sculptures all feature along the trail.

Croft Castle boasts some hidden treasures amongst its ancient trees.

The children's trail costs £3, and includes a captivating quest and a prize.

The Castle also houses a mini castle play area within its acres of parkland.

The Weir Gardens promises a peaceful spot for families throughout the half term.

This riverside location invites families to discover the wildlife along the trail, enjoy the natural play area and finish off with a picnic.

In Worcestershire, the offerings at Croome consist of a nature-based activity sheet to help visitors explore using shapes and scents.

Priced at £1.50, the activity sheets include a notebook and pencil to take notes and draw.

Greyfriars House & Garden in Worcester's city centre allows visitors to admire early summer flowers in a walled garden.

The house boasts 500 years' worth of history.

Lastly, Hanbury Hall will open its doors to families day out with a ZooLab animal show, fauna & folklore trail, garden walks, and many more activities.