Join the Dibblers and Nibblers
In the Discovery Tent, on every day of the school holidays, there's the chance to join the Dibblers and Nibblers in games, crafts and experiments that explore the world of food and gardening. The sessions are ideal for primary-school aged children accompanied by their families.
There's no charge and no booking needed, just drop-in between 2 and 4, have fun, and leave whenever you wish. There's a different theme for each week of the holidays
Sorry - these sessions are not suitable for group visitors.
Soil Secrets - 25th June - 1st July
Mix up your own compost stew, learn the secrets of soil by experimenting in our Soil Lab and say hello to our wiggly friends in the garden wormery.
Superhero Seeds - 2nd July - 8th July
Is it a bird, is it a plane, no its a superhero seed! Design a flying seed and launch it on its first flight. Nibble on edible seeds and compare seeds of all shapes and sizes.
Fancy Flowers - 9th July - 15th July
Create a flower for our Glowing Garden, become a buzzing bee in our pollen challenge and dissect a flower to uncover its hidden beauty.
Colourful Crops - 16th July - 22nd July
Experiment with natural paints, taste a rainbow of fresh produce from the kitchen garden and investigate the colours of leaves using chromatography.
Wonderful Weather - 23rd July - 29th July
Explore the wonders of weather and how we can use it to help us. Build a weather vane, investigate solar powered contraptions and learn how to make a cloud in a bottle.
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Good Bug, Bad Bug - 30th July - 5th August
Build a room for our Bug Hotel, discover how to use bug collecting equipment and go on a bug hunt. Visit our Mini- Beast Zoo and find out all about good bugs and garden pests.
Cook, Eat, or Keep - 6th August - 12th August
Prepare a simple recipe using fresh ingredients from the Kitchen Garden, taste the results and make sure you don't get yourself into a pickle by learning how to preserve fresh food.
Milking and Milling - 13th August - 22nd August
Transform milk into butter, cool off with a taste of your own home-made ice cream and get hands on with history by taking on the role of a mill worker for the day.