Bugs are beautiful…. even before they become butterflies.
Although gardeners aren’t always keen on caterpillars eating their crops, we do love watching the fluttering colour of butterflies in the Gardens.
Eric Carle’s famous book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favourite of ours. Here are some lovely colouring pages and worksheets supplied for free by one of our suppliers (earlyyearsresources.co.uk) all based on that lovely book.
Click on the link to download Hungry Caterpillar activity sheets
And, you can see and hear the book, read by Eric Carle himself here below. You don’t have to share the experience with a young one…but you can 🙂
Shakespeare with gears! The HandleBards, the world’s first cycling theatre company, park up at the Gardens and create a riotous, mysterious and musical rendering of Shakespeare's magical play The Tempest.
Hooray, Easter is here.
Whatever the weather this April we have activities, inside and out, to keep the kids happy, creative and busy.
As well as the daily drop-in Egg Hunt and special weekend events, why not come in for these gentle Craft and Activity Days.
Monday 15th AprilWednesday 17th April – Bonnet Parade Day.
Bring your bonnet, or make a simple one on the day – parade at 2pm
Wednesday 24th AprilFriday 26th AprilGardens open from 11am
Activities from 12-3pm – see social media for more details of what activities (weather dependent)
Family Friendly Activities entrance
£2 per person over 5years old
Free to holders of Family Activities Annual Pass
Eggs-plore our acres of Gardens every day this holiday.
Hettie Hedgehog and Freddie Fox have hidden clues around the Gardens – seek them all
among the woodland, hedge and lawns
Can you solve them all?
Race back to the visitor centre to claim your eggy treat.
Collect your hunt clues sheet at the entrance. £1 for every hunt entrant
Please note: Normal Garden entry fees also apply.
On Family Activity Craft days entrance is £2 per person over 5,
On other days it is: £1 per child over 5, £4.50/£5 for adults
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