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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 events 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.

During the school breaks we often have bookable or drop-in activities for children to enjoy as well as trails to follow. Our family activities are usually suitable for children aged 4 and above, but some are designed with older children in mind.

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