Autumn family adventures at Hanbury
There's lots to see and do this October half-term at Hanbury. Wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and get crunching through the autumn leaves or follow our children's trail through the garden. Don't forget your '50 things' leaflet either, we have plenty of activities to tick off your list.
Isaac the Great Crested Newt's discovery trail
Saturday 23 October – Sunday 31 October, 9.30am-4pm
£2.50 per trail, including map, pencil and badge prize
Join Isaac the Great Crested Newt and find out how we’re protecting his species on our discovery trail this half term at Hanbury. Follow the trail, answer the quiz questions, and earn your very own Great Crested Newt Expert badge to take home.
Get crafty with us this Autumn
Happy Hedgehogs and Peculiar Pumpkins
Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Saturday 20 & Sunday 31 October, 11am-3pm in the Walled Garden
Come and sculpt sweet hedgehog figures or spooky looking pumpkins from our crafting clay. Nestle your creations in your very own terracotta pot surrounded by felt leaves you have created yourself. Take your autumnal creations away on the day to amaze family and friends!
£8 per child, £14 for two
Recycled Book Crafts
Monday 25 - Friday 29 October, 11am-3pm in the Walled Garden
Learn how to make beautiful creations from old books; from adorable hedgehogs to stylish “candles”, as well as wall hangings and garlands. Adults and kids alike will enjoy this thrifty craft. All books are recycled from our second-hand bookshop.
£2 suggested donation
50 things to do before you're 11 ¾
'50 things' is a list of the ultimate outdoor challenges to complete before you reach the milestone age of 11 and ¾ . From bug hunting to bird watching, den building to running around in the rain, there’s something for every type of explorer.
Some of our favourite activities to do at Hanbury are:
7. Fly A Kite
Let’s go fly a kite! With lots of green spaces to explore, there’s lots of room to get a good running start and help your kite take flight.
18. Make Some Wild Art
Collect twigs, leaves, feathers and whatever else you can find in the park to help you create a unique piece of wild art.
28. Climb A Huge Hill
Grab yourself a park walk leaflet from the back of Visitor Reception and head out to conquer the huge hill that leads up to nearby Hanbury Church.
31. Make friends with a bug
The outdoors is home to millions of bugs and Hanbury’s gardens offer the perfect habitat for all kinds of creepy crawlies. Who can find the creepiest crawly?
(Remember to return what you find to the wild before it’s time to leave!)
44. Watch a bird
The gardens are full of many different species of birds all year. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.