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Families at the Garden

With 40 acres to explore, the Garden is a wonderful place to bring your family for a day out. To make the most of your visit why not join us for one of our family events, borrow a free backpack or pick up a trail for your children to use while you are at the Garden.

The Garden has lots of space to explore and learn about nature and plants. It is not equipped with a play area and does not allow ball games or tree climbing.
Our Family Saturday Activities are drop-in sessions which run from 11am to 3pm on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year. They are suitable for children from age 4+. There is a different theme each month - examples include how to make plant fossils, hunting for mini-beasts and growing your own plants. Our family activities are usually suitable for children aged 4 and above, but some are designed with older children in mind.

During the school holidays we often have bookable or drop-in activities and events for children to enjoy, as well as trails to follow.

See the category listings below for details of activities, events and trails coming up this year.