Half term events for families

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 May 2018

There will be lots to keep children occupied this half term. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

There will be lots to keep children occupied this half term. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

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Want to know what’s going on for the family this half term? There are some fun events going on at Hall Place and Gardens, including:

• Dino May, 10am and 2pm (one hour session)

Come and have a roaring time!

Includes a hilarious story and dinosaur craft to take home.

Ticket information:

To book tickets call Hall Place and Gardens booking line on 01322 621238.

Lines are open every day from 10am to 4.30pm.

All tickets should be booked in advance, unless otherwise stated.

For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.

If you need special assistance please let us know when booking

Hall Place does not offer refunds on ticket sales. We operate a policy of unallocated seating for our events. If you need special assistance during our events please let us know when booking.

Cost: £4 children, adults free.

• The Big Lunch, Sunday, June 3

The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get together for a nationwide act of community and friendship.

So why not come down to Hall Place and picnic in the beautiful grounds with friends and family, or even enjoy our BBQ and Riverside Café onsite.

Time: All day

• ‘Tour’ of Elizabethan London - Wednesday, June 6

Join Nick Dobson for his talk as you travel back to the year 1600 to take a virtual trip around our capital as it looked 400 years ago.

You’ll see a few familiar landmarks, but be prepared to experience the sights of a city very different to modern London.

2.30pm (doors open at 2pm)

Or head to Bluewater this half term to enjoy a whole host of family-friendly fun.

Little ones can discover the secret world of pixies, a magical addition to Bluewater’s award-winning Nature Trail, plus come face-to-face with roar-some dinosaurs on the popular in-mall trail. With great shopping and delicious dining too, there’s something for everyone this holiday.

• From May 24 - The Nature Trail with new Pixie Valley

The Nature Trail is blooming!

As you follow the trail, discover Bluewater’s beach, beautiful Swan Lake, a play area and an array of wildlife.

There’s a whole host of exciting new additions too, including a bug hotel, stepping logs and hopscotch to be enjoyed by all.

Plus, to celebrate the arrival of spring, Bluewater is launching Pixie Valley on the Nature Trail.

Families are invited to search for ten tiny magical doors and windows to discover pixies Flora Honey-Blossom, Rosa Clover-Leaf, Oren Elm-Dew and friends!

Little ones can enjoy the enchanted parkland and be a pixie, posing on the fairy-tale thrones and making a wish at the wishing wall.

• Until June 24 - Road-some dinosaur trail

Families looking for an exciting prehistoric adventure are invited to embark on Bluewater’s Dinosaur Trail.

Come within biting distance of twelve dinosaurs positioned in and around the mall, including the heavy horned Triceratops, speedy Velociraptor and watch out for the flying Pteranodon overhead.

Guests can pick up a trail map from one of the concierge desks, discover interesting facts along the way and once all the dinosaurs have been found, pick up a prehistoric prize!

• Gravity Trampoline Park

Spring into action at GraVity Trampoline Park, located in the lower hall of Bluewater’s Plaza (near the cinema) and spanning over 25,000 square feet.

Guests are invited to tackle the world’s first two-storey Obstacle Adventure Course, featuring moving staircases, rotating floors, spinning punch bags, super slides and a “hurricane alley” – for those who dare.

For bookings and further information, visit

• Showcase cinema de lux

Movie buffs can catch the latest blockbusters, including Sherlock Gnomes, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Show Dogs, at Showcase Cinema de Lux. With 17 screens, including a wall-to-wall XPLUS, it’s the ultimate immersive cinema experience.

• Pirate cove

When the sun’s out, why not visit Pirate Cove Adventure Park, where guests of all ages can navigate their way through two adventure-filled, 18-hole, mini golf courses, featuring pirate ships, cascading waterfalls, castles and sunken boats.

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