Whether you're looking for something to do on a spring afternoon or for a bank holiday weekend, Bury St Edmunds has something for everyone. In May, explore the town's historical sights such as the imposing Abbey Ruins, West Stow Anglo Saxon Village where you can learn what Saxon life was like, or the fascinating Moyse's Hall Museum; Winner of Suffolk's Family-Friendly Museum of the Year 2017, Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary has helped the museum bring Bury St Edmunds’ gruesome history to life for children.
Take advantage of the long half term holiday with a family walk along one of the many picturesque footpaths, the majestic Beowulf and Grendel Trail at West Stow or get a group of friends together and follow the Ale Trail!
If the weather is on your side, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the sunshine too; like one of Bury St Edmunds' famous tours, or a cycle ride around National Trust Ickworth House, Park & Gardens and an outdoor adventure with Explore 4x4 and Wild Tracks.
For indoor activities, pay a visit to CurveMotion for a spin around the skating rink or Planet Laser; one of the UK's largest laser areas. Not forgetting the historic Theatre Royal for a show or Abbeygate Cinema to see the latest blockbuster.
For those looking for a slower pace, you can get away from it all with a walk and picnic at Nowton Park, Lackford Lakes and Brandon Country Park; where you can take leisurely walks through nature trails and flower gardens.
No matter what kind of experience you’re after, there’s always something happening in Bury St Edmunds this May half term.