What’s on this May half term at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey, Hatchlands Park and River Wey Navigation.

National Trust places can provide the perfect backdrop to May half-term fun in the South East. With warmer weather and longer days, it is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. There are plenty of things to do to keep everyone busy, with scavenger hunts, spotter sheets, spring games and nature trails.

May half term woodland crafts at Polesden Lacey

Butterfly Walk at Polesden Lacey

  • 10am – 5pm
  • This summer Polesden Lacey have launched a new self-led Butterfly walk. Why not enjoy a stroll across the estate at Polesden Lacey and see how many butterflies you can spot? This modestly strenuous walk is perfect for walkers of any age and skill level. It takes approximately an hour and a half and sturdy footwear is recommended.  There’s no additional charge for this walk; look for the map at the entrance to Polesden Lacey or download the route from the website before you visit. Normal admission applies.
  • www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey/trails/polesden-lacey-butterfly-walk

Please book your visit to Polesden Lacey if you’re planning to visit on a public holiday, at the weekend or during the school holidays. Visit the website to book: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey

May half term butterfly trail at Hatchlands Park

  • Date: 29 May – 6 June, 10am – 3.30pm
  • Hatchlands Park is home to over 25 species of butterfly. With their beautiful colours and graceful, darting movement, it’s easy to see why they’re perhaps Britain’s best-loved insect. This half-term why not take a stroll through the parkland and see how many you can spot on our butterfly trail? Discover fascinating facts about the butterflies you’ll find at Hatchlands and why they are so important. Normal admission applies.
  • www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park/features/may-half-term-butterfly-trail-at-hatchlands-park

Please book your visit to Hatchlands Park if you’re planning to visit on a public holiday, at the weekend or during the school holidays. Visit the website to book: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park

May half term at the River Wey Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

  • Recently reopened, the River Wey and Dapdune Wharf is very happy to be welcoming visitors again. There’s no need to book and no admission fee (although non-National Trust members would need to pay for parking at Dapdune Wharf). Why not grab a butterfly spotter sheet and go and explore the waterway or enjoy a stroll around the island at Dapdune Wharf? The tearoom is open and serving a range of delicious snacks and hot and cold drinks. You can also book boat trips and paddleboarding – visit the website to book: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/river-wey-and-godalming-navigations-and-dapdune-wharf

Please visit the website to see what is going on in other areas.


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