Pick up an ID sheet from reception or download the Big Butterfly Count app and find your favourite spot in the wildflower meadow to sit and count the different butterflies and moths that flutter past.
It only takes 15 minutes and...
Go on an expedition at Colby as you tackle our explorer trail. During your quest, you'll trek through woodland and our wildflower meadow as you search for the resident wildlife.
Complete the trail and you'll be rewarded with a victory prize!
Find our snail race station in the wildflower meadow; carefully pick your contestants and start the competition! Cheering them on might take a while...but that's what makes it so fun when they do reach the finish line.
Plus you'll get to tick...
Pick up a play kit and venture through the wildflower meadow to our streams and ponds. See what lies beneath with pond dipping in our underwater worlds.
A guided hands-on activity, great fun for the whole family.
Visit Winchester City Mill to see how seasonal ingredients can be combined with our stoneground wholemeal flour to produce delicious bread, cakes, biscuits and much more. Sample different recipes and be inspired.
Visit on a milling day and see our team of volunteer millers in action as they harness the power of the River Itchen to turn waterwheels, gears and millstones to produce Winchester City Mill's traditional wholemeal flour.
This pretty garden, with its different levels, winding paths and quirky topiary, is a great place for kids to explore. Our fun family summer trail can only be solved by detectives; do you have what it takes?
Take a tractor and trailer Safari through Attingham Park to find out more about the wildlife and story of this special place.
Join either a Deer Park Safari or a Front Park Safari for two very different adventures.
A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky, have fun with the family, pick up some new skills and learn about the work the rangers do. Please note some of these days may be run by the gardening team and so the activities will vary each day.
Get creative in this free family art workshop, inspired by the 'Making her mark: celebrating creative women' exhibition. Have a go at making something new each week, then take it with you to display your creation at home.
Back by popular demand the team from Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue are returning with some feathery friends including owls, falcons and hawks. Meet, hold and get involved with the flying demonstrations.
Discover Stackpole’s beautiful stretch of coastline for yourself. With award-winning sandy beaches, tranquil wooded valleys, wildlife-rich lily ponds, walking trails and watersports, there’s lots to see and do.
Run, jump, play and keep the family active over the summer holidays with our fun and fitness sessions.
Led by our sports instructor, have a go at games on the lawn and follow our woodland orienteering course.
Suitable for all ages and...
Join our rangers to learn about the outdoors and gain new skills, allowing the natural environment to inspire you and spark your imagination. The session will include art and crafts using natural materials, creating feeders for wild animals and...
Hone your survival skills with a bitesize bushcraft adventure! Build a shelter, light a fire, forage for food and learn how to navigate with a map and compass. Cooking on a campfire is one of the 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4.