Gardens' Explorer Family Backpacks
Available to hire from the Gardens' Main Reception desk every day during opening hours, these are a series of fun family activity backpacks. Each backpack is bursting with creative activities and resources to help families to explore the Gardens and are suitable for all ages (younger ones will need adult help).
There are three exciting and educational themes to choose from:
Bugs and Beasties
Backpacks contain an activity sheet, an answer sheet for parents/guardians, clipboard, colouring pencils and depending on the theme of your backpack, a magnifying glass, binoculars, tape measure, ID sheet or bug pot.
Hiring a backpack is easy and costs just £2 to hire (plus £8 refundable deposit). Just ask at Reception when you arrive, which themes are currently available and choose the one you want. Each activity backpack can take up to 90 minutes to complete and aims to help families to get more of their visit.
Fun and educational children's trails costing just £1.50 each. The trails are suitable for all ages (younger children will need help reading the question sheet from an adult) and will help to make your visit to the Gardens extra special.
Theer are many different trails to choose from including:
Plant Record Breakers
Family Events at the Gardens
There are many different events that are run through the year aimed at families, inlcuding:
Christmas Grotto Nov 23rd to 22nd December 2013 (every Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 2pm)
Easter Funday Sun April 20th 2014
Teddy Bear's Picnic Weds August 27th 2014
Halloween Funday Thurs October 30th 2014
Some of our family events allow children under 16 years old to be admitted to the Gardens for FREE and more details can be found on our Events Pages.