Join in the family fun by taking part in our ‘May Day Play Day’ and enjoy the natural outdoor environment in hands-on and creative ways.

Book your place on our artist-led workshops to create your own ‘May Person’ to celebrate the new month. This is an exciting opportunity for your family to work together and take part in a guided workshop with artist Kate Tilley to use air drying clay to mould and sculpt your own figure. Then, use natural materials and your own imagination to decorate your clay model to bring your May Person to life before taking it home with you.

May Person workshop times are as follows: 11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm and 3.00pm. 

As well as taking part in our clay workshop, your family can also work together to build your very own den! Will you go for a camouflaged, secret hideaway or a bright palace? The choice is yours as you your friends and family build with the materials we provide. Den building will take place in our North Courtyard between 12.30 and 3pm (this activity is included in your ticket).

Participants may also like to take part in a family friendly trail around our gardens (this activity is included in your ticket). 

Tickets are £5 per child and there is no charge for accompanying adults (workshop and den building only, this excludes entrance to the Hall).

Pre-booking is essential.

'May Person' making workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and places must be reserved at the time of booking.

Tickets are non-refundable as our activities will go ahead whatever the Great British weather does! Please wear appropriate clothing for our activities and the weather on the day. Children must be accompanied at all times.

Book online for the 'May Person' workshop.

Why not complete your day by exploring the magnificent Aston Hall as part of your visit? Your May Day Play Day ticket excludes entrance to the Hall, (normal admission to the Hall applies).