Burghley House | May Half Term Fun
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25 - 2 May - Jun 2024


May Half Term Fun

Join us for a whole host of family fun at Burghley this May Half Term

Enjoy a brilliant family day out at Burghley this May Half Term. With spring in full bloom and lots of sunny days (fingers crossed) it's a wonderful time of year to explore everything Burghley has to offer.

There's something for all ages and interests at Burghley, whether it is solving spy missions and braving the drop slide in Hide & Secrets Adventure Play, racing friends to the centre of the mirror maze and discovering hidden woodland paths in the Gardens or time travelling 500 years on a Beastly Boring Tour of the House where costumed guides bring history to life in the most fun and fascinating way.

With stunning vistas and endless space for outdoor fun Burghley's Parkland is the perfect place to get together with family and friends. With free access and parking why not pack a picnic and some garden games to enjoy in Burghley's great outdoors. See if you can spot the resident herd of Fallow deer that call the Parkland home.

And for those seeking a cool ice cream, refreshing drink or a sit-down lunch we've plenty of family-friendly dining options to pick from.

Find out more about everything Burghley has to offer this May Half Term below:

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Adventure Play

Pick up a Spymaster’s Guide activity booklet at Hide & Secrets Adventure Play and get ready to take on special spy missions with Cecil the Mole. Scurry through tunnels, crack the secret codes, find hidden moles and follow sneaky trails through the play area.

The fun continues for secret spies at Hidden Towers with two enormous slides providing big thrills and an awesome rope bridge across a deep and craggy gorge to reach a tree-top lookout platform taking the mission to the next level. Climb, clamber, slide and explore. Imaginations will run wild.

Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Book online in advance to save 10%.

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Craft workshops

Craft Workshops

A chance for children to get creative in our fun and colourful craft sessions.

Included with admission tickets and free for Annual Passholders. Advance booking is recommended for these popular workshops.

Available 28th-31st May.

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Beastly Boring Tours

Join this family tour with a difference. Our fantastic costumed guides bring history to life for the whole family as you explore the fascinating State Rooms of Burghley House. Includes an exciting Beastly Boring Guidebook packed with activities and fun facts. 

A great value ticket - a Beastly Boring Tour ticket includes access to the House, Gardens and Adventure Play for the rest of the day.

Available 25th, 28-30th May and 1st June.

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Garden Cafe Outside Dining

Family Friendly Food

Our cafes and restaurants offer a great selection of food and drink with plenty of options for children. Stop at The Muddy Mole located in the heart of the Adventure Play action for takeaway lunch boxes, ice creams and cool drinks; drop in to the Garden Café for a light lunch or snack, try out a 'croffle' at The Potting Shed or tuck in to the tasty kids' lunch menu or children's afternoon tea in the Orangery Restaurant.

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Ready to explore?

Take a look at our interactive map to discover everything Burghley has to offer and start planning your May Half Term day out!

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