Things to see & do

Year-round fun for all the family

This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

What's on

We've got lots coming up such as garden tours and wildflower walks.

There's also our outdoor theatre performance of Romeo and Juliet to look forward to and Wild Wednesdays every week during the holidays.

Family fun

We’ve got lots of fun things for families to do together such as follow one of our seasonal trails or solve the giant maze.

You can also hunt for bugs, build a den and more as you complete our list of  50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

New Rose Garden

Over 900 roses in our newly restored Rose Garden are now in bloom for the first time.

We've planted repeat flowering roses in shades of red, orange and yellow which are expected to bloom until September. 

South Terrace slide

As work continues to save the South Terrace, we’ve re-installed our giant slide and created a new viewing platform. Open weekends and holidays 1-4.30pm subject weather conditions.

Suggested sliding donation £2.

Perfect picnics

Summer is here, so why not fill your hamper, pack your picnic rug and join us for some al fresco dining?

Whether you'd like to be near a play area or are looking for a place with a view, we’ve got the perfect picnic spots.

First World War

Within months of the start of the First World War, a hospital was opened in the grounds here to treat injured soldiers.

One hundred years on, the memorial garden in which those that died were buried can still be visited today.