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A great family day out!

The Botanic Garden is the place to be this summer with an exciting range of family activities to take part in with pond dipping, campfire and den building, sewing and discover insects in the meadows and a session in the intriguing Apothecary Hall.

With special activities of the summer holidays and 568 acres to play with, this summer will be wild.

Botanic Garden activity leader Emily Ivens said: “Our activities suit all age groups so there really is something for everyone, whether that be  building a camp fire, making dens, a minibeast hunt, pond  dipping, arts and crafts, fun and games.”

“It’s a great time to discover the Botanic Garden, get close to nature, enjoy a real day out and make some very special memories.”

The British Bird of Prey Centre is open every day, too, with amazing flying displays, each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

See our schedule below for what’s happening here at the Botanic Garden over the summer holidays from Monday to Friday.

Every Monday 

11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm · Pond dipping

Meet at  Dipping Ponds next to the Aqua Lab (No. 25 on the Garden map).

Every Tuesday

12pm to 3pm – Campfire and den building

Meet at woods next to the Aqua Lab (No. 25 on the Garden map). Drop in session.

Every Wednesday

11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm – Sewing and Growing session

Meet at archway of the Stable Block – (No.13 on the Garden map).

Every Thursday 

11am to 12pm  and 1pm to 2pm – Discover insects in the meadows

Meet at eastern entrance of the Great Glasshouse – (No.1 on the Garden map)

Every Friday 

11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm – Plants in Medicines

Meet at the Apothecary Hall – (No.4 on the Garden Map)

There’s no need to book and all activities are free with Garden admission.