Giant Houseplant Takeover at RHS Wisley

Well, the half term has swiftly come to an end. As you prepare to go back to the routine, here's some activities to keep you going. Our what's on calendar is always worth checking for more ideas and information.

The weekend starts here...

Many of the half term events, activities and trails are still running over the weekend for you to make the most of, including:

Out of This World themed storytelling at Fishers Farm Park, where you’ll hear about aliens and rockets and planets galore. Don’t forget to touch down at the Space Craft Station to make your very own alien pal. Roar with laughter and delight in the daily Magic Show and boogie along to ‘Spaceman’ at the Family Disco!

It's Olympics week at Godstone Farm. Celebrate this Olympic year as you complete farm themed challenges. Will your toy tractor win the race? Will your welly throw be far enough? Get all five rings and stand on the winners' podium! With animal encounters and play areas to keep all mini Olympians busy, everyone’s a winner!

Farming Week at Bocketts Farm Park is very exciting as it marks the start of the spring lambing season. There are more than 60 lambs due and you may get to watch a lamb being born. There will also be birds of prey flying demonstrations daily shows with dancing, games, bubbles, pony rides, tractor rides, small animal encounters and pig racing.

Youngsters can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities at RHS Wisley, including a chance to make sun catchers and wind socks and discover more about the wild weather of the UK on a daily garden trail. Included in normal entry.

National Trust trails:

Hatchlands Park - explore the parkland on a duck-spotting trail.
Polesden Lacey - fun trail around the grounds to show you the secret power of trees.
Winkworth Arboretum - from den building to sword-fighting, there’s no end to the fun that can be had with the world’s greatest toy – a stick! Explore one of your ’50 Things’ on this stick-tacular trail.
Claremont Landscape Garden - an I-Spy trail to discover all the flora and fauna that make Claremont colourful. With spring on the horizon, colour is returning to the garden once again.

Every day

There's a Giant Houseplant Takeover at RHS Wisley. Step into a house reclaimed by its plants long after its human inhabitants have left. A banana has pushed through the roof, carnivorous plants feast in the dining room and cacti play chess. A few plants have grown rather too large and tower over their relatives.

The rest of the week

Box Hill bugs toddler and pre-school group on Monday and Tuesday is a fun, exploratory group for young nature lovers. Play outside: learn, sing songs and engage with nature. It’s about making a connection with the outdoors on a sensory and play-based level. Bugs is suitable for children from walking up to 4 years. Dress for mud and weather. Session times 11am-11.45am and 1.30pm-2.15pm.

There some storytelling for the under-fives at The Lightbox on Tuesday, where little ones can enjoy some hands-on fun and explore the gallery. This is FREE but spaces are limited.

Toddler Time at Rydes Hill prep on Wednesday is a weekly session that encourages parents or carers and their little ones to get out and interact with others. This is a free event but you should book in advance.

Wild Tots at Nower Wood on Thursday is an outdoor session for pre-schoolers that encourages fun and creativity in a woodland setting. The activities vary each week.

Trails and Tails at Gatton Park on Friday is based on the children's book Each Peach Pear Plum. The session will bring the story to life and will include a walk in the park and some arts and crafts. Book in advance.

We hope you have a good week back after the half term and the weather is not too unkind to you!