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Sunday Saunters…special weekend openings for winter wanderings

Sometimes all you want on Sunday afternoon at this time of year is a bit of fresh air and a stretching of the legs.

No kitting up for a long walk in the hills, just a stroll around a green and peaceful place…

This winter we are having a series of special weekend openings at the Gardens with this need in mind. There are five ‘Sunday Saunters’ between the end of January and the beginning of the season in April.

Late Winter and early Spring is also just a fascinating time in our Gardens.. the snowdrops, aconites and hellebores begin to emerge. As the days get longer the birds (and the box hedges!) get more active. Soon our drifts of daffodils begin to shoot up. When we are lucky enough to have some sunshine the low raking light illuminates the walkways and creates intriguing silhouettes.

We like to share these transient treasures, so Sunday opening offers a chance for our busy visitors to have a couple of hours of healthy pootering outdoors.

Of course it’s still a bit parky, so we have opened our 18th century Greenhouse (sometimes known as the Orangery) for people to find shelter and get a cup of warming chocolate.

On some of the days we will also strike up the firepit and indulge in toasted marshmallows and have some simple family crafts too.

 

Here are the dates. Do check back to the events calendar on this site or on Facebook just to make sure.

Sundays, 11am – 3pm

£4 adults, £1 children. Free for Members

 28th January Snowdrops+ RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and family craft
 4th February Snowdrops
18th February
  4th March Daffs + Elite Tents Wedding Fair on site  (free entry)
18th March Good for Daffs

 

 

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Community Lanterns Parade

Join in or come and watch.
The fourth of our illuminated winter wodland afternoons. Bring your pre-made lanterns or come early and join in the afternoon workshop.
(see calendar for previous  lantern making opportunities)

As dusk falls artist Sophie Handy and our guest performers will lead us all in a short parade around the Gardens and our illuminated mushroom village.
We finish with a seasonal performance suitable for all the family.

Free cup of hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows complete the community get together.
Come early to make your lantern and take home tree decoration

FREE MAKE AND TAKE workshops:
Lantern making session:
Make a lantern from paper and bamboo (takes about 2 hours) 
Natural Christmas Tree Decorations: 
Make a twig star or glittery pine cone or …

TICKETS:
£3 for anyone over 4 years old.
Family ticket £10 Free for Garden members and holders of Family Activity Annual Pass
[ticket prices are a contribution to covering our charity’s costs for this and other events]

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* event cancelled* Enchanted woodlands, carol and mummers

Due to predicted weather conditions and warnings we have reluctantly cancelled Sunday 10th Lantern event. Our apologies to everyone for the disappointment this causes (to us all!) . We  intend and hope to go ahead with the Lantern Parade day on Saturday 16th December. Please cehck back here, before setting out.

 

 

Lantern walks in the mushroom village, carol singing and Mummers play 
Join us for the third of our 4 fabulous afternoons full of woodland magic, light, lanterns and entertainment.

As well as the Woodland Walk, craft Make and Takes today also has seasonal entertainment from Castle Bromwich Singers and roustabout fun from Glorishears of Brummagem mummers play

Nature doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Take a lantern and see if you can spot the growing mushroom lanterns village and charming woodland creatures.

FREE MAKE AND TAKE workshops:
Lantern making session: 
Make a lantern from paper and bamboo (takes about 2 hours)
Natural Christmas Tree Decorations:
Make a twig star or glittery pine cone or …
Keep warm with a hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows as you walk around the site together.

TICKETS:
£3 for anyone over 4 years old.
Family ticket £10 Free for Garden members and holders of Family Activity Annual Pass
£3 for anyone over 4 years old.
Family ticket £10 Free for Garden members and holders of Family Activity Annual Pass
[ticket prices are a contribution to covering our charity’s costs for this and other events]

On Saturday 16th December come and join in the grand finale. A Community Lantern Parade …
Take part or just watch…there’s lights, a surprise performance, fun and free hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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