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 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 21st July, 10am – 4pm – A magical event! In the morning help Fairy Ella get ready to meet a Unicorn, the Fairy Queen and Elven Prince who will all arrive in the afternoon. Bring your camera for a unicorn selfie. Games, crafts, music and face painting. Please dress up! Fairies, elves, knights and pirates welcome. (FREE)
Craft activities, face painting and a fairy door trail around museum and garden throughout the day.
10am – 12pm Help Fairy Ella (Debutots) decorate the garden. Storytelling, games, music, crafts.
12pm-1pm – Bring a picnic, storytelling.
1 pm – Arrival of the Fairy Queen, Elven King and Unicorn. Take a selfie with the Unicorn.
2 pm and 3pm – Fairy Queen and Elven King hold court (performances by Talegate Theatre)
4pm – Event ends
Programme may be subject to change.
Thursday 9th August, 10am – 3pm – ‘Gruffalo Day’ with Debutots (FREE, BOOKING required, limited places, suitable for ages 3-7)
Who is hiding in the deep dark wood? He’s got knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose. His eyes are orange and his tongue is black and he’s got purple prickles all over his back. Oh Help! Oh No!
Come and join the Gruffalo Explorer and help her hunt down the Gruffalo in our very own deep dark wood. Includes Gruffalo games, Gruffalo songs and stories, Gruffalo Treasure Hunt and Gruffalo Crafts
This is an all day session. Don’t forget to bring a picnic!
Saturday 4th August, 10:30am – 3.30pm – Fairy and wildlife sculpture workshop with Julie Willoughby (FREE)
Friday 31st August, 2pm – ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by Talegate Theatre (FREE, no booking required)
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.
This performance will take place in the museum garden. Bring blankets or event a picnic in case you get peckish.
More information to follow.
Don’t wait for an event, come and explore our enchanted garden through the summer during our opening hours. Why not bring a picnic?