Create a cress head pot: Thursdays 11 August & 1 September

Paint a funny face on your plant pot and watch its cress hair grow!

  • Booking not needed

Use your imagination to give your plant pot a face, then fill it with peat-free compost and cress seeds. Take it home, water it and watch its cress hair sprout. When it's ready, give it a hair cut and enjoy your cress harvest in a sandwich or salad.

You can tick 'Help a plant grow' off your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' too.


Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
    per cress head

The basics

Suitable for children aged 4+. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Meeting point
Find us in a gazebo in the Foghorn Field. If the weather is poor, we'll be in the Education Room, upstairs from the admissions area.
What to bring and wear
This activity can get a little messy, so please don't wear your best clothes.

Contact Info

Souter Lighthouse
Call 0191 529 3161

Upcoming events

Tuesday health walk

Tue 16 Aug 2022
A gentle guided stroll. Free.

Summer of sport: Mondays & Wednesdays, 25 July - 31 August

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities for all the family including football, badminton and archery.

Wednesday health walk

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Explore the coast on a free guided walk.

Car boot sale: 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 August, 18 September

Sun 21 Aug 2022
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter.

Bird ball making: Thursdays 4 & 25 August

Thu 25 Aug 2022
Make a nutritious treat to attract birds to your garden.

Seashore safari: 16 & 31 July, 14 & 30 August

Tue 30 Aug 2022
Join a ranger and members of the Coastal Conservation Group to search the rockpools along Souter's shore.