Explore and enjoy our magical garden.
Embark on a journey of magic, laughter and fun this summer.
We have made an astonishing discovery in the museum garden. A mysterious chest seems to have fallen from the sky and crash landed on the lawn. The chest’s cargo appears to have been Fairy Dust. A quantity of this has spread throughout the garden and its magical effects are already being felt. Experts have been consulted to find out what will happen next.
A Fairy Realm expert has advised, “In incidents of this nature we expect a series of events. First, portals will open into the Fairy Realm. Residual ancient magic will be re-awakened. At this point fairies, elves goblins and other magical creatures will begin to pass through the portals and into the garden.’’
Family workshops and events
Saturday 9th June, 12:30pm-16:30pm – Fairy themed printing workshop with Carol Eason. Print, colour or draw fairies and other woodland fairy tale creatures. Make a tissue stained glass dragonflies (FREE)
Saturday 23rd June – Midsummer Steampunk Festival (£5 admission to the grounds, free for under 14s)
Saturday 7th July – Fairy castles and dragons clay sculptures workshop with Garry Ashton (FREE)
Saturday 21st July – Big fairy event, games, crafts and music with Debutots and a special appearance by a real unicorn in the afternoon (bring your camera for a unicorn selfie). The King of the Elves and the Queen of the Fairies will also arrive in the afternoon. Please dress up! Fairies, elves, knights and pirates welcome. (FREE)
Thursday 9th August – ‘Gruffalo Day’ with Debutots (FREE)
Saturday 4th August – Fairy sculpture workshop with Julie Willoughby (FREE)
Friday 31st August, 2pm – ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by Talegate Theatre (FREE)
Click your ruby heels together and join us over the rainbow for a magical adventure suitable for all ages. Follow Dorothy and her new friends along the yellow brick road as they help the wonderful Wizard of Oz defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. A fast-paced, highly entertaining show featuring pop songs, magic, puppets and your favourite Oz characters.
More information to follow.
Don’t wait for an event, come and explore our enchanted garden throught the summer during our opening hours. Why not bring a picnic?