With twelve places to visit and loads of activities right on your doorstep you don't need to venture far to find entertainment for the whole family. Building rockets, sculpting skeletons, getting messy with clay and even making discoveries with polar researchers! These are just a few of the things that you could get up to over the summer.
At all participating venues including at the Botanic Garden, you can enter the 'Draw What You Saw' competition. Pick up a postcard from the ticket offices and be inspired by the Garden, its flowers and wildlife, to draw whatever catches your eye. Post it back into the collection boxes on your way out to be in with a chance of winning a prize from a selection of outdoors games. We will also be publishing a selection each week on the Draw What you Saw flickr site. You can browse last year's for inspiration by following the link left.
All through the summer at the Botanic Garden, young explorers can also borrow our backpacks from the ticket offices, complete with magnifying glasses, spotter sheets and binoculars to help every young Darwin discover more about the wild world at the Botanic Garden.
And from 2-4 August, come and join in Sweets and Treats and make peppermint creams and a lovely box to take your treats home in, follow a trail around the Garden to discover some of the plants we use to make and flavour some of our favourite treats, and visit the pop-up sweet shop from the Cambridge & County Folk Museum.