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Wildlife Week

Saturday 27 May 2017 10:00 - Sunday 04 June 2017 17:00

To help you have a fun-packed half term and to support #WildaboutGardens we've put together a few fun activities.


Wildlife Trail - Follow our new free trail and see what wildlife you can spot. All week, 10-5pm

Creatures in a Painting Competition- How many creatures can you spot in the painting by Botanical Artist Josephine Hague, on displayed in the Visitor Centre? Count them all and you could win an iPad. All week, 10-5pm

Zoolab -  Drop down to the Coach House and meet some fantastic creatures - from stick insects to giant millipedes. You can even learn how to handle them with the experienced Zoolab staff. Tues 30th May 11.30am to 3pm.

Butterfly Walks - 1 hour stroll around the garden to spot butterflies with ecologist Dr Hilary Ash. Learn to identify butterflies and find out more about their habitats. Suitable for adult and family groups. Meet at the Potting Shed at 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Thurs 1st June.

Wildlife Trust - Find out more about local wildlife events. Children have a go at some wildlife activities with Wirral Wildlife Trust - Potting Shed Thurs 1st June 1-3pm

How Many Bees? - Visit the potting shed and find out how many different types of bees there are with Carl Clee, bee expert from the World Museum.  Discover some amazing facts about these fascinating creatures. Tues 30th May, Thurs 1st June, Fri 2nd June & Sun 4th June. 1-3pm

Busy Bees  - Peer into a live Bee hive to try and spot the Queen Bee. Beekeeper, Ted Brabin, will be on hand to tell you all about bees and honey making as well as answering your questions. Tues 30th May 1-3pm. NB - in wet weather this activity will not run.

Pond Dipping & Minibeast Hunting  - Visit the Water Garden and help us find out what lives in the ponds and woods nearby. Wednesday 31st May 1-3pm

Mini-beast Crafts -  Pop-in to the Coach House and make a replica mini-beast from pipe cleaners, pegs and other colourful materials or design a new species! Thurs 1st May and Sunday 4th June 1-3pm.

Seed Sowing - Sow a seed or prick out some salad vegetables to take away and grow at home in your recycled paper pot. In the Coach House.  Sun 4th June 1-3pm


Who is it suitable for?

4-12 year olds.

What does it cost?

All activities are free and included in your normal Garden admission.

Do I need to book a place?

No - just turn up on the day. Children must be supervised for all activities.

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Part of Wild about Gardens Week, a national campaign to halt the declines in two-thirds of UK plant and animal species seen over the past 50 years.


Venue Details

Visitor Centre & Gardens