Summer half-term - what's on for families

There's lots to see and do this half-term!
Mad about Moths
Wednesday 28th May 11 – 12.30
Children from 7 years
Price £5
As part of a moth monitoring project we regularly set up an overnight moth trap in the Garden.  Join us to see the release of the trap and learn more about the moths we find from our resident expert, Alex Summers.  This is a bookable event payable in advance and suitable for children from 7 years of age.  A charge is made of £5 per child and normal Garden admission applies for accompanying adults (£4.50 or £3.95 concessions).
To book this activity, or to find out more information, please call the Outreach Office on 01223 331875 or email
Borrow a backpack and join in the Great Plant Pattern Hunt.
Plants are full of beautiful patterns – the way a tree branches, the way petals are arranged, the way leaves grow.  The Great Plant Pattern Hunt is a trail available in the young explorer backpacks this half-term and until the 23rd July. On the Great Plant Pattern Hunt your young explorers can discover fantastic fractals in ferns, go dizzy over succulent spirals, stare down the ‘eyes’ in the birch bark and complete the petal symmetry that bring pollinators to flowers.
Inside each backpack (available free of charge) you will also find binoculars, a bug viewer, clipboard and colouring pencils, and a special spot-a-lot activity sheet to use as you explore the Garden  Just pick one up from either ticket office and drop off again on your way out
Visit the Botanic Garden this May half-term with your young explorers and receive a free book with the price of admission.
Set in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, the Magic Brick Tree is a thrilling tale of intrigue, lawnmowers and the strange kingdom that lies inside the bricked up pear tree.  This story was written and illustrated by members of the Centre 33 Young Carers Project and facilitated by Alex Hirtzel, Marion Leeper and Sally Marsh. Normally retailing at £4.99, each family visiting the Garden during May half-term will receive a complimentary copy.
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