Hug a Tree Trail

Why not try the 'Hug a Tree Trail' which offers fun facts and activities at each of the 8 stops around the garden.  This involves measuring trees, making leaf rubbings, searching for mini beasts and learning about the Mongolian Pine, Oliver's Lime, Giant Aspen and more.  All equipment required including activity sheet, compass, tape measure, brush, bug pot and magnifying glass can be found in the handy backpack which can be collected at the ticket office and returned at the end of your visit.  This trail is suitable for ages 4 to 12.

Family drop in activites

Come along and join in with some fun seasonal nature themed art and craft activities. 

Dates/times: School holidays daily 12noon to 4pm

Cost: No additional charge after normal garden entry.

E-mail: [email protected] for more information.

Planet Botanic

Planet Botanic is the name for our informal childrens programmes which we host here in the garden. We believe that learning can and should be fun and full of excitement! Planet Botanic does exactly this.

Garden Explorers Club

Enjoy outdoor activities every month such as bulb planting, apple pressing and animal trails.

Dates: One Saturday each Month from September to July

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Cost: £25 per school year

E-mail: [email protected] for bookings and more information.

Summer Holiday Club

Explore the garden with fun outdoor activities including, planting, den building, rock pooling, outdoor art, campfire and much, much more!

Dates: Monday to Friday, 4 weeks, 3rd - 28th July

Time: 8.45am - 3pm

Cost: £30 per day or £125 per week.  Book two siblings and get 10% off.

E-mail: [email protected] for bookings and more information.

Birthday Parties

Enjoy a 2 hour Birthday Experience based in our Glass Class within the Botanic Garden.  Party includes a themed starter activity and a trail around the garden or glasshouses.  Bring your own food and birthday cake and finish off with games and a craft to take home.

Dates/times: Weekends 11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm (weekdays available on request)

Cost: £6 per child (additional £2.95 per child for visit to tropical butterfly house). Minimum 10 children.

E-mail: [email protected] for bookings and more information.