May Half Term at Trentham

Enjoy a fun packed family day out at Trentham this May Half Term week, with plenty of exciting adventures to discover in the gardens and shopping village. You can find new Fairies, build sandcastles, get crafty in the shopping village, help save the monkeys and enjoy a treetop adventure.

What's On at Trentham Gardens

Can you spot the new Fairy visitors?  

'Potty' and 'Whimsy' have flown in to help our gardeners prepare for the busy season ahead and join their friends on the Fairy Trail. Potty is enjoying her role and you can see her helping to prepare the meadow area next to the train shed, ready for when it bursts into life this summer. Whimsy is helping out too but she's a little harder to find. Can you spot her on your visit? We hear she's quite a fan of the Italian Gardens

Find your own adventure

A variety of exotic creatures, from the guys at Critterish Allsorts, will visit the gardens - all tame and handle-able! Come along, meet the critters and learn all about them! This activity is available on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May. 

The Barefoot Walk is now open and ready for you to start stomping through the mud, bark and pebbles. It's therapeutic too, which is the perfect way to get parents and grandparents knee high in mud! 

Head to the adventure playground where you can tackle the assault course, fly high on the swings and build castles in the sand play area. If that's not enough you can work your way through the Hornbeam maze. 

Trentham is a wildlife haven so keep your eyes peeled for the black swans, cygnets, goslings and ducklings who are enjoying the lakeside views in the gardens. Discover galloping deer and a fox creeping through the undergrowth as part of a Nature in Bronze wildlife sculptures installation or look out for the wood carvings by Andy Burgess which include diving otters, stag beetles and a kingfisher.

Take a boat and train ride

Set sail on our our electrically-powered, ecologically friendly, 42 seat catamaran, just the ticket for a peaceful jaunt and a chance to take in the views of the islands. The 'Miss Elizabeth' leaves every hour from the North Jetty in the morning and half past the hour in the afternoon. Just after you’ve crossed the bridge upon entering the gardens, turn left and follow the Lakeside Walk for 5 minutes. Next to 'Miss Elizabeth' is the Trentham Fern, the garden's very own miniature train. Enjoy a little train trip along the east side of the lakeside, and back again, on May weekends, Bank Holiday Mondays and May half term week.

Book online and save

Book your day tickets online this May Half Term and enjoy 20% off. Simply enter code MSS20 at the checkout* and your discount will be applied. This offer is running from 22 May until the 2 June. 

See 'The Butterflies' take flight

From the 25 May, you'll see ‘Taking Flight’, an inspiring temporary installation made up of 5,000 ceramic butterflies, taking centre stage in the Upper Flower Garden area, helping to reflect Stoke's rich ceramic and metal industrial heritage as well as raising money for a local charity. The intricately made butterflies are available now to buy for £30 each, with funds raised benefiting The Donna Louise: Hospice care for children & young people.

What's On in Trentham Shopping Village

Maker's May - Craft Workshops

It's 'Maker's May' in Trentham Shopping Village this half term where you can get hands-on at our craft workshops. On Monday (27th), you can create your own phone accessory with beautiful dried flowers. On Wednesday (29th) children and parents are invited to create jewellery side-by-side. Adults can make a stunning rope tassel bracelet and kids can make a simple, fun beaded bracelet. Friday (31st) sees Bath Crafts, where you can create your own bath bomb by blending fragrances and aromatic oils. Kids can also enjoy their next bath-time with their very own customised rubber duck!

Can you find the Golden Ball in the Giant Ball Pit?

Enjoy our giant dome ball pit for FREE between 10am and 4pm in the shopping village from the 27-31 May. Find the Golden Ball for a chance to win a day trip to Trentham Gardens.

Sales events now on

There's also plenty of sales now on in Trentham Shopping Village too, with offers now on at Tog24, Trespass, Julian Charles and many more... 

Britain's Got Talent's D-Day Darlings & 'We'll Meet Again' 

On the 1st June we ask you to join us in marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings with a night of nostalgia at Trentham Gardens. 'We'll Meet Again' features the UK’s premier wartime act and Britain's Got Talent Finalists and 'The D-Day Darlings', and are joined by University Hospital Orchestra, who will be creating a colourful 'Land of Hope and Glory' experience, and brace ourselves for a rousing speech from Sir Winston Churchill. This night of nostalgia culminates in a fabulous fireworks finale. 

Tickets for this event are on sale now!

Conservation Week at the Monkey Forest

It's Conservation Week (28 May – 2 June) at Trentham Monkey Forest this May Half Term. During Conservation Week, 50p of all entrance tickets to Trentham Monkey Forest will be donated to 2 chosen projects that help protect the Barbary macaques living in the wild. You get to choose where you want your 50p donation to go. You can also learn more about what you can do to help the species and other endangered species.

May Half Term at Trentham Treetop Adventures

There’s 30% off at Trentham Treetop Adventures this May Half Term! This offer is running from Monday 27th May to Sunday 2nd June and is available by calling in advance on 01782 722226 or turning up at the centre on the day.

*Offer T&Cs - Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, such as Tesco Days Out vouchers. This offer applies for online day tickets to Trentham Gardens only and cannot be used for Trentham Monkey Forest, Event or Family tickets. This offer is valid until 2 June 2019.