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10 Things To Do With The Tots This May Bank Holiday

Another bank holiday is around the corner (hooray!). If you’re not sure what to do with your little ones, Mother&Baby have picked out 10 fun family-friendly events around the UK, from Peppa Pig World to Foul Fayres and dinosaur-themed delights.
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The Gruffalo’s Birthday Party at the Eden Project, Cornwall

Celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th birthday at the Eden Project from May 3rd to 5th with a host of fun activities. There's a Gruffalo-themed trail through the Biomes and a mask making workshop, and of course, The Gruffalo himself will be making an appearance to kick-off the festivities.

For more information visit www.edenproject.com

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Pegga Pig World at Paultons Park, Hampshire

If your tot loves all things Pegga Pig (and what child doesn't) then they’re in for a treat at Paultons Park in Hampshire. With more than 50 rides and attractions to explore, there’s plenty of fun to be had from visiting Peppa and her family in Peppa’s House to jumping in Muddly Puddles in the water splash area.

For more information visit www.peppapigworld.com

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Walk With Dinosaurs in the Isle of Wight

If your child loves playing with their toy dinosaurs, why not take them to the undisputed dinosaur capital of the UK? The Isle of Wight is one of the top six ‘dinosaur locations’ in the world, and the new Walking With Dinosaurs app, using the latest augmented reality software, is the perfect way to bring these prehistoric beasts to life.

For more information visit □www.visitisleofwight.co.uk.

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Foul Fayres At Warwick Castle

As well as exploring the impressive castle, youngsters will love the Horrible Histories’ Foul Fayres, which will be taking place within Warwick Castle’s grounds until August 31st. Fun-loving families will be able to encounter everyone from the Slimy Stuarts and Gorgeous Georgians to the Vile Victorians – and even witness the first ever battle between two time periods!

For more information visit www.warwick-castle.com.

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Fly Kites At Lyme Park, Cheshire

If you and your little ones love to fly kites, head to Lyme Park, House & Garden in Cheshire and join in a mass kite-flying event. Climb to the top of Cage Hill and show off your skills!

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

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Tiger Spotting At London Zoo

London Zoo has recently welcomed a trio of adorable bundles of cuteness to their pack in the shape of baby tiger cubs! Why not see if you can spot them exploring their paddock with mum Melati?

For more information visit www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo.

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Plasticine Jurassic Experience at Eureka!, West Yorkshire

Eureka!, the children’s museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is hosting a ‘roarsome’ hands-on event for tots this May 3rd to 5th – the Plasticine Jurassic Experience. Families are invited to get squidging and rolling to help the team construct a herd of dino-creations .There’ll also be a life-size walking, roaring dinosaur waiting to greet those who are brave enough…

For more information visit www.eureka.org.uk.

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Canalway Cavalcade, London

There’s plenty to please youngsters at the very colourful Canalway Cavalcade event in Little Venice. A quintessentially British affair, expect more than 130 highly-decorated boats, live bands and a teddy bear’s picnic for the little ones on Saturday May 3rd.

For more information visit www.waterways.org.uk.

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Star Wars Fun At LEGOLAND, Windsor

The force is strong at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort this May bank holiday weekend with plenty of sci-fi fun to be had, in celebration of International Star Wars Day on May 4th. There’ll be a whole platoon of costumed characters to marvel at, and why not dress up the family and win a prize in the fancy dress competition? Little ones under three go free.

For more information visit www.legoland.co.uk.

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Day Out With Thomas, Lancashire

Treat your little one to a fun day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends at East Lancashire Railway this May bank holiday weekend. Rides on a real steam engine will be on offer, as well as a host of other fun activities, from magic shows to face painting.

For more information visit www.daysoutwiththomas.co.uk.

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