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Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

Yet again we have a magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

The public art installation of stars and planets will be made during November by community groups and visitors alike. See HERE to find out how you can get involved.

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 12.30 -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

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Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

Yet again we have a magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

The public art installation of stars and planets will be made during November by community groups and visitors alike. See HERE to find out how you can get involved.

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 12.30 -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

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Stars and Shadows…Christmas Lantern Festival in the Gardens

Yet again we have a magical ‘make and explore’ lead up  to Christmas for all the family in the Gardens.

As night falls, wander into the Gardens with your own willow lantern; find the Big Star constellations hidden in the trees, run from Jupiter to Mars and make your own planetary shadow play..There’s hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the firepit too.

Drop in any time on our Event Days to make your own ‘star lantern’ during the afternoon and, when the lights in the Gardens come on (around 3.30pm), take your lantern to explore the gently twinkling stars and planets scattered around the garden. Making a lantern is not compulsory – but its more fun!

The public art installation of stars and planets will be made during November by community groups and visitors alike. See HERE to find out how you can get involved.

Event Days:

Saturday 1st December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 8th December, 12.30 -4.30 (ish)
£2 per person (over 5 years). Free for Family Activity Pass Holders

Saturday 15th December, 12.30 -6pm  Lantern Parade and Entertainments
£5  (£3 for members)

 

 

 

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Harvest and Apple Day

A day to celebrate all the good things nature has brought us…our apple harvest is in, our pumpkins still going…

Join us to see how well the harvest has been this year… will the hot summer and lack of rain mean less food? How have the plants and animals fared and is there store enough to last the winter?

Whatever the weather we will, this Sunday, be having fruit and veg displays,  apple and juice tasting, family crafts and other entertainments.

Jacaranda recorder ensemble will soothe our troubled brow with appropriate tunes and airs.

Cakes will be consumed, jam will be jarred,  faces will be painted and pumpkins will be found.

Bring any apples from your own trees or have harvested from trees on common land. Have a go at crushing them here and take away the really fresh taste (Bring a bottle to fill with your own juiced apples. )

A day of sharing, swopping recipes, sharing cooking secrets and making. 

More activities confirmed nearer the date

 

Normal entry prices

(RHS and Garden Members £3.50)

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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