May half-term family fun

Ways to entertain the kids during the school holidays at Princesshay.

Don’t miss the Princesshay Spring Market, on during half term

Princesshay is supporting local traders with a pop-up market in the main mall, opposite Reiss and Oliver Bonas. During the school half-term holidays, it’s open every day until 2nd June, so bring the whole family and browse among the chalet-style stalls. With a Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27th May, it’s a bonus day to come and visit us. Find out more.

Note that the market is not there on Mondays-Wednesdays, but for the last week of May and first weekend of June we’re happy to say it’s popping up at Princesshay every day


LUSH is every teenager’s paradise so why not pop in to buy a bath bomb or five, or else find a gift for Father’s Day perhaps?

Grab a gift set from LUSH or tailor make your own box

Outdoor play

Flying Tiger is packed full of outdoor toys to choose from: play tents, beach toys, water blasters, kites, racket and ball sports equipment and even skateboards. This shop has everything you need for fun outside in gardens and parks this spring/summer.

Flying Tiger’s play tents are loved by kids, great for educational role play and they’re easy to put up

Meals out

If May half term isn’t a time for treating the whole family to a meal out, when is? And there are so many family-friendly dining spots in Princesshay to suit even the fussiest of eaters, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

First up, is, of course, Nando’s. With their special Nandino’s set menu for kids under 10, little lunchers can choose a main, two delicious sides and a drink or dessert all for £5.95. And with options like corn on the cob, spicy rice and long stem broccoli – it’s a healthy choice. For the more adventurous eaters, why not take them out for a tasty bowl of ramen at wagamama? The kids menu features mini versions of what the adults are eating – from a mini chicken katsu to a mini yasai ramen – all laden with crunchy corn, carrots and greens.

Or for a treat, you can’t go wrong with a generous serving of crispy buttermilk fried tenders with new gravy from Slim Chickens, or share a huge deep base Detroit style pizza from our newest dining spot POP Kitchen. Choose from a simple Margherita to an 18-hour pulled beef rib to a (potentially) controversial pineapple and ham.

Pictured L to R: Nando’s, POP Kitchen, Wagamama

Keep little hands busy

For younger children, what better way to spend a morning than picking out a brand new personalised teddy bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop? With hundreds of different bears to choose from – including Disney characters like Stitch, and favourites from Pokemon to PAW Patrol – they’ll have hours of fun selecting their clothing, accessories, sounds and scents.

Visit Build-A-Bear, Princesshay, Exeter and find your favourite animals