Summer days out for little green fingers

 

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’ve found a selection of fun and exciting places to take the kids to get them involved in wildlife and gardening;

 

The Eden Project (Cornwall)

There are a wide variety of fun activities for children including;

-Storytelling sessionslemon-tree-palm-mediterranean-biome 1
-SkyWire (England’s longest zip wire)
-Rainforest Biome (the largest indoor rainforest in the world)
-The Spice Boat
-The Spiral Garden
-Dinosaurs Unleashed

For more details on any of these activities, including prices, visit:http://www.edenproject.com/

 

RHS Flower Show: The Great Garden Carnival (Tatton Park, Cheshire)

The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is home to a variety of gardening attractions surrounded by a lively carnival atmosphere, making it a perfect day out for the whole family.

The show is split into four sections, each with an individual theme;

GROW- Expert gardening tips/ Flowerbed carnival 2competition/ Hands-on experience
ESCAPE- Great Garden Carnival Parade/ Ferris wheel
INSPIRE- RHS Young Designer of the Year competition/ Beautiful show gardens
FEAST- Family-oriented cookery demonstration/ Advice on growing your own

For more information, including prices and other family gardening events, visit: http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-flower-show-tatton-park/2014-stories/whats-coming-up-at-rhs-tatton-park-2014

 

 

 

National Wildflower Centre (Liverpool)

The Centre runs various activities for children including;

-‘Get growing’ sessions
-Exploring a variety of bugs in the vegetable garden 3
-A large outdoor playground

Knowsley Flower Show, the largest, free horticultural Show in the North West, is also held at the National Wildflower Centre on Sunday 3rd August. It is a great day out for the family, including;
-A Farmers’ Market
-A large craft marquee
-‘Gardener’s question time’

For more information on what else is going on at the National Wildflower Centre, visit: http://www.nwc.org.uk/visitor_centre

 

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (Surrey)

Plantasia is Kew Gardens Summer Festival, offering something for all the family;

-The Barefoot Walk
-The Log Trail
-Plant Family Croquet
-Horticultural displays
-Gin & Tonic Garden for the grown-ups

There is also a large variety of attractions for children throughout the summer, including;

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-Badger Sett
-Bee Garden
-Climbers and Creepers
-Conservation area

treetop walkway5-Marine Aquarium
-Stag Beetle Loggery
-Treehouse Towers
-Treetop Walkway

 

For more information on the Summer Festival or any of the other available activities, visit: http://www.kew.org/

 

There’s plenty of other public gardens around the UK to explore and your own back garden is the perfect place to start! For more fun ideas on how to get children interested and involved, take a look at our facebook and twitter pages!

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