This year's late May bank holiday takes place on Mon May 25 2015 and, as always, we've got some fail-safe family-friendly ideas to keep the kids happy over the long weekend.
May bank holiday events for kids
Get a closer look at the many creatures which have made their home in the wetland reserve in these free drop-in sessions for all ages. Learn how and where to spot beautiful birds, amazing moths, slippery amphibians and reclusive reptiles, and find out more about how dragonflies begin their lives as underwater predators. Bug hunts, reptile rambles, duckling walks and pond dipping sessions will also be available to join in with.Read more
Celebrate Lewis Carrol's magical book's 150th anniversary this half-term with one of these daily drop-in workshops. Choose from Mad Hatter's Hat Making sessions or the chance to design and print your own playing card, helping the museum to create an entire Alice-inspired deck. Storytelling, dressing up and craft activities for all ages take place daily.Read more
With the excellent Oliver Jeffers exhibition still open, activities for this Bank Holiday weekend at Discover are built around a takeover by the Hueys, much-loved characters created by Jeffers. The Story Builders will keep the over-3s entralled with tales from the books, before giving them a chance to make a jumper for a little Huey that they'll take home.Read more
Alleviate your kids' boredom in the same way nineteenth-century Greenwich Pensioners entertained themselves: at the Old Royal Naval College's Skittle Alley. It's open for May half term and every Saturday in June. Don't worry, it's not just walk and talk: you'll get a chance to have a go at using original wooden skittles and bowling balls.Read more
Legoland Winsor is launching a new area, Heartlake City. Guests visiting Legoland over the bank holiday will be challenged to take part in creating a gigantic Lego mosaic of the country-pop princess, which will be revealed in all its glory on Bank Holiday Monday (May 25).Read more
Head to Burntwood School in south west London for this unique chance to work with world renowned artist, Olivier Grossetete. Members of the local community and pupils from the school will work together to create a temporary tower constructed entirely from tape and cardboard.Read more