We had hoped to keep the Gardens open for ‘contactless’ walks and explorations – especially for our younger visitors who like to experience the magic of all the intriguing spaces and easily accessible nature.
Until we can do that again, here are some of the inspirational people and ideas who are now sharing on the web to help keep you and your young ones creative and active at home or in your garden.
This May half term join in the festival atmosphere with our Alice in Wonderland sized installation… All week from Bank Holiday Monday (29th May) through to Friday (June 2nd) we’ll also running family friendly activities around our flower theme.
Add a pompom flower to our woolly field and make some pom pom bees to fly amongst them.
Help us build giant bug hotel and learn how to make your own mini-beastie hotel at home.
And why not construct a giant birds nest for the little ones to snuggle up in.
Little green fingers can also help us plant up our Jack and the Giant Beanstalk runner bean tunnel… plant now and come back to play in the tunnel over summer.
The giant flowers are here all week and weekend (Sunday to Saturday), the family activities are Monday to Friday.
Family Friendly sessions + entry to the Gardens £2 (for anyone over 5 years old)
The first school holiday of the year and a bit or sun and freshening air makes for lively kids, eager for a run around. As usual we have a week packed full of things to do and places to explore.
Running round the maze will keep them warm, there are still beautiful snowdrops to discover, lanterns and pom-pom twigs to decorate your spaces, apple birdfeeders to hang up.. and of course there are seeds to plant and take home to watch grow.
Every day an extra craft and loads of spaces, nooks and magic views for young ones to explore time and again.
Today in 20 cultural venues, from mosques to cafe and from community centres to gardens a few extra lures were planted to encourage pokemon players to explore , not just new places, but new people.
Castle Bromwich was the furthest east of the venues, away from the walkable clump of stops near town. It poured down all day. But it was lovely; cups of tea were shared, the gardens explored and lots more conversations were had across the field and under the trees.
Part of our Unplug and Play summer for families.
Make, construct, create, paint, sort..will it be a ship, a castle, a train ..a den?
A Big PlayDay outdoors in the Gardens .
Matt from The Veryidea artist collective will return to help us temporarily transform the Gardens.
Local funny man and storyteller, ChrisBeeBeeis with us at 2pm (catch him here every Tuesday this summer!!) Come rain or shine we’ll be there.
We’re working with theVERYidea artistcollective £2 per person
Family ticket £8 Free to Family Activities Season Pass holders
Summer activities for families in the gardens have begun. On Tuesdays , Wednesdays and Thursdays we have ‘guided’ activities, but we are open 7 days a week, so there are ‘self- guided’ activities for every day. You’re never too old to join in!
Here are some of the things you can do: Doodle stations : pick up a pencil and doodle. Inspired by the view or a flower? Sit on the bench, use the materials from the box and sketch. The Greenhouse will become a temporary gallery. for summer.
Mud Kitchen A brand new area of recycled objects, designed to let the imagination flow..already on the menu have been leaf tea, cone towers and mudmixers. Story Maze: the centre of the maze has always been a beautiful place for quiet contemplation. We will leave a box of books there. Feel free to sit down and read . On Family Activity days we’ll have StoryTelling Time at 2pm. Junior Gardening : Every Wednesday 12-3pm. Help the real gardeners look after the garden, enjoy planting, watering, weeding. Suitable for 4years upwards. No need to book. Knit-knot tent: a summer long project to create a hanging tent for the walnut tree outside the walls. This is an opportunity for us to share and re-learn craft techniques of knitting, finger knitting and just being together.
Traditional games for all the family: sack races, egg and spoon, entertainment throughout the day.
Light refreshments, picnicking welcomed
£2.50 per person over 5 years of age, Family ticket £8
Free to Family Activity Season Pass holders
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