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Ilam Park: Monday Mini Acorns

Join us for a new and exciting monthly event at Ilam Park. Designed for tiny tots aged 2-5, a creative and nature based activity morning.

  • Booking essential

Bring your Mini Acorns along for a morning of nature based craft, discovery and play.

Every month will be a new theme and a new experience for our Mini Acorns.

Held on the third Monday of the Month at Ilam Park, meeting at the Welcome Hut at 10:45am.

Parking is free to attendees, please sign in at the Welcome hut where you will get your parking pass.

This event also includes a voucher for 10% off at the Manifold Tearoom for use on the day.

Mini Acorns Event Timetable Guide.

Arrival: - 10:45 AM: You are welcome to arrive and wait for us at the Welcome hut where staff will meet you and take you down to the arches.

Session Start: - 11:00 AM: Welcome song.

Activity Schedule: - 11:10 AM: Walk and explore around the site.

- 11:40 AM: Activities start under the arches.

- 12:10 PM: Tidy up stations and closing song.

- 12:20 PM: Story time.

End of Session: - 12:30 PM: Session ends, and departure.

If you need to step away at any point or want more time to explore or play feel free to do so and to rejoin us when you're ready. Our staff will be present at all activities, so you can dip in and out as needed. This timetable is a guide.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Child £5.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


This event is designed for children aged 2-5

Meeting point

Meet at the Welcome Hut in the car park before we all walk down to the under the arches where we'll be based for the day and sheltered from the weather if its not completely dry.

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather, if its grey and rainy bring your best raincoat and wellies. If the sun has come out to play then bring a good hat and some suncream.


The activities are designed to be accessible with step free routes around the park and to the event space. Baby changing facilities are available in all toilets and there will be time for a loo stop before we begin the session.


All children mut be accompanied by at least one adult.

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