Visitors to Blenheim Palace this May half term can enjoy a range of family-friendly activities.

One of these is the chance to meet Jack Brock, a miniature Shetland pony who previously appeared on Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Weekend.

Families at the Woodstock palace can take part in a trail around the walled garden, themed around Jack's journey and his visit to the palace.

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After completing the trail, children will get the opportunity to meet and pet Jack, and will receive themed bookmarks and stickers to remember their visit.

A dementia ambassador, Jack will be with his owner Ali Stearn who will be taking donations to raise funds for Dementia UK.

Children can also discover butterfly species including red lacewing, emerald peacock and blue wave in the newly-renovated Butterfly House, along with several zebra finches.

The walled garden pizzeria will be open for families to enjoy freshly made woodfired pizzas.

Blenheim Palace is also home to Adventure Play, where children can enjoy ziplines, slides, swings and tunnels.

‘Winston’, a miniature train, will be running between the palace and the Walled garden offering families a chance to take in the surroundings.

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Earlier this month, Blenheim Palace launched a combined Palace and Play Pass, aimed at families.

The annual pass costs £150 for a family of four, while individual passes are £50 per adult and £40 per child.

Existing pass holders can upgrade to the new Palace and Play Pass for £51 and individual annual passes can be upgraded for £18 per child and £12 per adult.

During the month of May, dogs are welcome into the Great Court, all the formal gardens, the parkland and wider estate, as well as into the walled garden excluding Adventure Play.

From May 25-27, Blenheim Palace Food Festival will return with a variety of regional and national stallholders offering artisan treats, craft beers, cocktails and mocktails.

Entrance to the food festival is free with a valid Pass or day ticket.

Heather Carter, managing director – visitor attraction at Blenheim Palace, said: “Families looking for the ultimate day out this May half term should look no further.

"In addition to a host of activities and things to see and do that we already have on offer for our annual pass holders and our newly introduced Palace and Play Pass, this immersive experience is the cherry on top.”

Blenheim Palace has been home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1705, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. 

For more information and to book tickets to Adventure Play, visit the Blenheim Palace website.