Tag: #crafts

Volunteers make the welcome work …

We’re full of  Family Fun at half term … Can you help make the best welcome for all to the Gardens?
We are recruiting volunteers to support us deliver fun and friendly craft and outdoor activities next week. (Monday 20th Feb – Friday 24th 11-3.30)
All week children and their grown-ups will explore our 10 acres, discover the mud kitchen, hunt for bugs, make daffodil cards and find signs of spring.
Volunteers can help with everything from showing people round, ensuring signs and maps are ready, showing how to make the crafts. Training and induction is given and you’re always in a team with others.
Our cosy café serves visitors warm drinks and snacks… we always need help there too.
Interested? Contact us for a chat. Phone, message or fill in the form on our website here : volunteer-enquiry form
#wegrowtogether

Half Term Family Activities

Colourful leaves, pumpkins and bats.

Crisp and bright. Run around, stir up a colourful cloud of autumn leaves. Be a dragon blowing steamy clouds from your mouth.

Everyday during half term we’ll have some outdoor and indoor craft activities for young people and their grownups. Our themes are pumpkins and bats… we have plenty of both.

12 – 3pm Monday to Friday. £2 each for everyone over 5 years of age

(£8 family day ticket, Free to Season Pass holders)

Half Term Family Activities – Bats and Pumpkins

Colourful leaves, pumpkins and bats.

Crisp and bright. Run around, stir up a colourful cloud of autumn leaves. Be a dragon blowing steamy clouds from your mouth.

Everyday during half term we’ll have some outdoor and indoor craft activities for young people and orange-pumpkin-with-fly-579be13e3df78c3276846a38their grownups. Our themes are pumpkins and bats… we have plenty of both.

Leaf Hedgehog pictures, pinecone spiders, batty mobiles and bat finger puppets. Make a paper Pumpkin Lantern and on Thursday meet the Bat lady.

bats-web(NB we have various garden grown pumpkins for sale … until they’re gone)

12 – 3pm Monday to Friday. £2 each for everyone over 5 years of age 

(£8 family day ticket, Free to Season Pass holders)

Unplug and Play: move

Week 5 of our summer family activities

Theme of the week is things that move – wind, air, snails … you

Tuesday is our special Dance day , as well as the dance and movement activities Chris BeeBee will, as usual, tell stories at 2pm

Wednesday:  a variety of crafts – wind chimes, plastic bottle kites , windmills…which will you choose.

Junior garden and outdoor activities from 1.30 too

Thursday:  Snail Races! No not real ones, wind-up snails and bugs …. which one will you choose, will it win?

more crafts and of course the  knit knot tree …how big will it get?

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)

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.