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Family Join-In Activities


Easter Holiday - Creatures in the Garden


Creative art and craft activities inspired by our upcoming exhibition 'Round and Round the Garden'.


Workshops start at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.


Creepy Crawly Clay

Tuesday 9 April £5

Make clay models with local artist Victoria Houghton


Bug Hotels

Wednesday 10 April £3

Build and decorate a cosy home for garden bugs to live in


Garden Mosaics with Qemamu Mosaics

Thursday 11 April £5

Create and decorate your very own mosaic to take home.


Clay Creatures

Tuesday 16 April £5

Make clay models with local artist Victoria Houghton


Pebble Pals

Wednesday 17 April £3

Paint rocks to hide and seek in the garden


Birds and Butterflies

Thursday 18 April £3

Create your own set of wings and let your imagination soar.


All children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops can be booked in advance at The Higgins’ Reception. All workshops last an hour and are aimed at 5 to 13 year olds (not suitable for under 3’s).


May Half Term


Celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week with creative art and crafts family workshops.


Workshops start at 11am and 2pm.


Cress Craft

Tuesday 28 May  £3

Decorate a wooden house and garden, then plant and grow your own mini salad.


Garden Caddy

Wednesday 29 May  £3

Assemble and decorate a little wooden caddy for carrying hand tools and small plants around the garden.


Herb Planters

Friday 31 May £3

Make and decorate a self-watering planter.