Category: For Families

Family Fun Day

Thursday 18th August, 11-4 Traditional games for all the family 

Sack races, egg and spoon, face painting, singing, storytellers, stalls, entertainment throughout the day.

Remember sack races, skittles…hopscotch?

These simple straightforward games are still favourites  – come and relive them and see a whole new generation rediscover them..

Light refreshments available, 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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Dance, move and explore the gardens

Like to run, roll, jump and be outside?

explring the grounds

Come and join this family based creative dance and movement session inspired by the gardens and children’s stories, open to all ages and family members.  Parents are encouraged to get involved too.
The last week of our summer ‘Unplug and Play’ family activities is dedicated to everything that moves…
Tuesday 23rd August is
 Let’s Dance day.
Louise, our movement specialist, will run 2 drop-in sessions: 11- 12.30 and 1.15-3.15.
Places are limited, so come early (first come first served), or ring us todance2 reserve a space)
11- 12.30 The first session is especially suited to little ones from 5 upwards. We’ll move, shake explore together with our grown ups…
1.15 onwards. We’ll make a dance outside and explore the gardens in new and creative ways (great for all especially older kids  7 -12 )

Who cares if you’ve never danced, let’s just move, feel and explore the space in and around you…

The session will take place in the learning space if it is raining.

Family Activity prices : £2 per person (over 5yrs), £8 family ticket, Free to holders of the Family Activities Season Pass

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Bee there! Get close up with bugs and bees

Leading UK bee expert, Steven Falk, returns to take us on another bug hunt and bee walk around the Gardens.

On Sunday 21st August, 12.30 – 4.30 Steven will check up on our solitary bee boxes and take you on a journey through their life cycle. On his last visit we spotted 19 different wild bee species.28593803401_f21a91daf6_z

Since his last visit, our specially planted solitary bee flower area has begun to blossom and bloom, the surrounding apple trees have been pollinated and are bearing fruit. We’re keen to hear how our bug and bee population is doing

Pop along, follow Steven roud the garden searching for bugs and bees and learn how to get close up and friendly with our valuable friends.
Suitable for children and adults alike

Normal entry prices 
Cafe open for light refreshments

Family Outdoor Activities – week 3

Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. 12-3pm

Our summer of outdoor fun ‘Unplug and Play’, continues this week with a general theme of   trees and picnics. 

woodland trust logo’re following the Woodland Trust’s  campaign of Inviting a tree to tea to celebrate summer and to show love for our many trees. Which one would you like to picnic under?

We’ll be making bunting to decorate your picnic spot, using clay to make fairy sized cups and saucers, finding faces in trees and making more faces with clay.

Chris BeeBee in story modeChrisBeeBee will be telling stories and singing songs at 2pm on Tuesday – a guaranteed
smile maker!

And of course  there’ll be more knitting and knotting everyday with our summer long project under the walnut tree.

Bring teddy and share a picnic… whether it’s in the mud kitchen or somewhere else around the garden

Usual family fun prices

£2 per person over 5years old

Free to holders of the Family Activity Season Pass (£20 for up to 5 people)

play day

National PlayDay

Tuesday, 2nd August, 12 – 3.30pm 

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, ChrisBeeBee is 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

Frogs, Tree Parties and Knitted Tents

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.

the-tent_tali-buchler06Mud 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.

Bee there – close up

Sunday 21st August, 12.30-4pm

hmmm what have we got here? …

Leading UK bee expert, Steven Falk, returns to take us on another bug hunt and bee walk around the Gardens.
We spotted 19 different wild bee species last time. Will our new solitary bee nest and flower area have encouraged more?
Suitable for children and adults alike
Normal entry prices
Cafe open for light refreshments

Play PokemonGo in Castle Bromwich?

Are you an aspiring Pokemon Trainer?

Did you know that in and around the grounds of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we have multiple Pokestops and a Gym for you to visit? Because we have!

Even better, with free Wi-Fi and power sockets in our cafe you can hunt capture and train your Pokemon in comfort while grabbing a snack to keep you going.

You could even come and  enjoy the gardens too, for a small fee.

We’ve even heard a rumour there’s a Polywag or two about, so what are you waiting for?