May half-term at Cherryburn

Children building a den at Cherryburn

Have a go at a new activity each day, from charcoal art to duck and spoon racing! With the weather getting warmer and days getting longer, relax in the gardens with a picnic or stroll around the paddock.

Spring Bank Holiday – getting the gardens ready for summer

Monday 29 May, 11am – 3pm

Get your green fingers working and join us in the garden. Plant some seeds with us and help us get the gardens ready for summer.


Charcoal art

Tuesday 30 May, 11am – 3pm

One of the first materials Thomas Bewick used to draw with was charcoal. Step back in time, put the crayons and colouring pencils to one side and draw your very own masterpiece using charcoal.


Charcoal burning demonstrations

Wednesday 31 May, 10am – 2pm

For the first time at Cherryburn we’re burning our own charcoal. Meet the rangers who will show you where charcoal comes from and how it’s made.


Inky Print Club

Thursday 1 June, 11am – 3pm

Northern Print are back with their special printing presses and rollers. Get inspired by Thomas Bewick and make your own printed creation.


Duck Day

Friday 2 June, 11am – 3pm

We’re celebrating all things quack-tastic on Duck Day! From duck and spoon racing to playing stuck-a-duck, a day of quacking fun is ready to be had!