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Unplug and Play for February Half Term

Unplug and Play ..Get out in the air over half term, breathe in, run about. 
5 afternoons of of simple crafts and creative activities undercover, and the opportunitiy to explore the outdoors across 10 whole acres of space. The children to run around on while you adults enjoy warm drinks and light snacks in the cafe. 

Gardens open 11am – 3pm
Activities- 12pm-3pm

Buy tickets on the door.
£2 per person (everyone over 5, accompanied by an adult)
Normal adult entrance £4
Under 5’s are free
Family Day ticket £8 ( up to 5 people, include up to 2 adults.)
Annual Family Friendly Activities Pass £40 (up to 5 people for a year)

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Unplug and Play for February Half Term

Unplug and Play ..Get out in the air over half term, breathe in, run about. 
5 afternoons of of simple crafts and creative activities undercover, and the opportunitiy to explore the outdoors across 10 whole acres of space. The children to run around on while you adults enjoy warm drinks and light snacks in the cafe. 

Gardens open 11am – 3pm
Activities- 12pm-3pm

Buy tickets on the door.
£2 per person (everyone over 5, accompanied by an adult)
Normal adult entrance £4
Under 5’s are free
Family Day ticket £8 ( up to 5 people, include up to 2 adults.)
Annual Family Friendly Activities Pass £40 (up to 5 people for a year)

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Unplug and Play for February Half Term

Unplug and Play ..Get out in the air over half term, breathe in, run about. 
5 afternoons of of simple crafts and creative activities undercover, and the opportunitiy to explore the outdoors across 10 whole acres of space. The children to run around on while you adults enjoy warm drinks and light snacks in the cafe. 

Gardens open 11am – 3pm
Activities- 12pm-3pm

Buy tickets on the door.
£2 per person (everyone over 5, accompanied by an adult)
Normal adult entrance £4
Under 5’s are free
Family Day ticket £8 ( up to 5 people, include up to 2 adults.)
Annual Family Friendly Activities Pass £40 (up to 5 people for a year)

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Unplug and Play for February Half Term

Unplug and Play ..Get out in the air over half term, breathe in, run about. 
5 afternoons of of simple crafts and creative activities undercover, and the opportunitiy to explore the outdoors across 10 whole acres of space. The children to run around on while you adults enjoy warm drinks and light snacks in the cafe. 

Gardens open 11am – 3pm
Activities- 12pm-3pm

Buy tickets on the door.
£2 per person (everyone over 5, accompanied by an adult)
Normal adult entrance £4
Under 5’s are free
Family Day ticket £8 ( up to 5 people, include up to 2 adults.)
Annual Family Friendly Activities Pass £40 (up to 5 people for a year)

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Unplug and Play for February Half Term

Unplug and Play ..Get out in the air over half term, breathe in, run about. 
5 afternoons of of simple crafts and creative activities undercover, and the opportunitiy to explore the outdoors across 10 whole acres of space. The children to run around on while you adults enjoy warm drinks and light snacks in the cafe. 

Gardens open 11am – 3pm
Activities- 12pm-3pm

Buy tickets on the door.
£2 per person (everyone over 5, accompanied by an adult)
Normal adult entrance £4
Under 5’s are free
Family Day ticket £8 ( up to 5 people, include up to 2 adults.)
Annual Family Friendly Activities Pass £40 (up to 5 people for a year)

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Traditional family fun day

Nearly time again for our amazingly popular low-tech family fun day.

Skittles, sack races, hopscotch and egg and spoon races  bring three – or more – generations together this Thursday (11-3.30pm).

We run this event every year in conjunction with the local branch of the U3A (University of the 3rd Age) as a fundraiser for us and them.

We love that every year this generation’s kids are thrilled by such old fashioned games as hook-a-duck, quoits and skipping. Grannies and granddads feel extra special showing them how to play.

These activities run all day alongside, fabulous face painting from GlitterCreep, dances from the Lawrie School of Dance and sing along fun from the Generations Choir and  shanties  from the Lichfield LightHouse choir. Meet the RSPB, explore the maze, follow the trails…

All for £2 each for everyone over 5years. Old fashioned prices too!

Cafe and shop open. Picnics welcome

  • All tickets  £2  (under 4s free)
  • £8 for a family day ticket (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults)
  • Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults, including named cardholder). Pass costs £40 and lasts 12 months.
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All the world’s a stage

Those baroque Garden designers always emphasised bold theatricality in their layouts.

Although we are certainly not on the grand scale of Versailles or the Royal Palaces, our ‘wilderness’ areas, boxed beds and topiary are all part of that formality and dramatic approach.

We’re all the more pleased therefore, to be able to host both theatrical and musical productions in the Gardens. This year we have the Crescent Theatre celebrating Jane Austen’s anniversary with a charming rendering of Sense and Sensibility. During the school holidays Dogs don’t do Ballet (Little Blue Monster theatre) will be visiting causing exciting mayhem for the little’uns.. definitely not to be missed.

In September, on the same day as our  Heritage Open Day tours, we are lucky to have local Gilbert and Sullivan aficianadoes the Birmingham Savoyards mixing drama with music.

Music too is becoming more of a regular feature here (hoorah!). The 40s weekend had us rocking. last weekend we were smooth and mellow with the West Midlands Light Orchestra and Devon Harrison. The Central England Concert Band come in August.

In between times we have the soloists accompanying our pop-up tea and music events, various entertainments during Apple Day and Advent and we’re still holding out for an amazingly talented group who can play 17th century music with vegetables! No they can’t .. yes the can, they’re K’antu.

We are an open air site, so wind and rain are always hazards here… but, as they say, our skin is waterproof and the show… must go on.

Check out our Events calendar on this site and make sure you secure your tickets for our theatrical and  musical offerings. Not only will you have a great time, you will be helping us keep the Gardens open for more years to come.

 

 

 

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Invasion of the Giant Flowers … half term activities

Did you shrink or did the flowers just grow?

Wander amongst our beautiful towering plants over 4 metres tall – they’re crocheted!

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.

    http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/bug-mansion.aspx
    credit: Sue Tatman & RHShome.
  • 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)

Family Activities Annual Pass holders: FREE

NB Normal entry prices for non-family groups

 

Family Activities 12- 3pm Monday to Friday

Gardens open Saturday 27th – Sunday 4th

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Social Media Surgery at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Here at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we like sharing what we’re up to on our website, facebook page and other social media. We think it’s a great way to connect with our community – and it could be for you too.

That’s why we are hosting the Castle Bromwich Social Media Surgery.

Our staff, volunteers and local partners are offering free social media help to other local voluntary organisations, community groups, charities, clubs and societies in a relaxed, informal setting.

The next surgery is Monday 7th November 5pm  – if you or someone in your group would like to come along they can register via the Social Media  Surgery website.

You can come along for some support, learn with us and then return for more help, or to give some help to someone else yourself. You can come to as many sessions as you’d like.

Current dates include:

We look forward to seeing you here.

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