RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS-Family-fun-day-2Wednesday 28 July

Children’s Recycled Garden Creations

  • A fun hands-on activity that turns a range of recycled materials such as fizzy drinks bottles, milk cartons and old newspapers into bottle gardens, soil scoops and flower pots.
  • Suitable for children up to 12 years.
  • Sessions at: 10.30am & 1.30pm
  • Cost: RHS Children £4.00, Non-member Children £7.00. Normal garden admission applies for adults.
  • Booking essential for children on 0845 612 1253.
  • Quote Booking Ref: 7091 (10.30am) & 7092 (1.30pm)

Saturday 31 July

Picnic Theatre – Much Ado about Nothing

  • A war of words. Three weddings… and a funeral. It’s all here in The Pantaloons’ hilarious version of Shakespeare’s comedy. Open-air theatre fun for all ages.
  • Please bring your own picnic, blankets and maybe an umbrella – just in case!
  • 6pm – 9pm
  • Cost: Adults £10. Children (under 16) £2.00.
  • Booking essential on 0845 612 1253. Quote Booking Ref: 7098

Tuesday 3 August

Family Fun Beach Day

  • Enjoy all the fun of a day at the beach without having to go to the seaside!
  • Sandcastles, donkey rides, ice-creams and puppet shows will be sure to keep the kids amused.
  • 11am to 5pm
  • Cost: Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Thursday 5 August

Children’s Bug Hunt

  • A chance for children to explore the garden looking for bugs and beasties!  Help and guidance will be available throughout.
  • Between 11am & 3pm
  • Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
  • Booking not required.

Saturday 7 August – Sunday 8 August inclusive

The Essex Art & Design Show

  • Join artists and designers showcasing and selling a wide range of work including fine art, photography, jewellery and other contemporary crafts. More than just a craft
  • show, all work is designed and made by the exhibitors. This is your opportunity to buy unique and individual pieces either for yourself or as that special gift.
  • Between 10am & 5pm
  • Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
  • Booking not required.

Wednesday 11 August

Children’s Bug Hunt

  • A chance for children to explore the garden looking for bugs and beasties! Help and guidance available throughout.
  • Between 11am & 3pm
  • Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
  • Booking not required.

Thursday 12 August

Family Fun Day – Theatre Capers

  • Sit back and enjoy a fun and light hearted version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth – a play in which you can choose to take part if you fancy ‘treading the boards’!
  • For younger visitors there will be a traditional puppet theatre and puppet parade at 3pm.
    Between 11am & 4pm
    Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
    Booking not required.

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 August

Hyde Hall’s Celebration of Plants

  • Enjoy a visit to the garden and be tempted by the wonderful selection of plants and shrubs for sale offered by some of the region’s best nurseries.
  • Fri & Sat – 10am – 5.30pm. Sun 10am – 4.30pm.
  • Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
  • Early bird free admission until 11am on Saturday 14th.
  • Booking not required.

Saturday 14 August

Farmers’ Market

  • A dedicated food market bringing you specially selected producers offering fresh, flavoursome food and drink.
  • Between 10am & 1pm
  • Cost: Early bird free admission until 11am and then normal garden admission applies.

Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 August inclusive

Family Fun Pirate Day

  • Captain Barnacle the swashbuckling pirate hero sails into Hyde Hall for a one-man pirate pantomime show featuring comedy, music, puppets and mayhem.
  • Between 11am & 3pm
  • Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.

Saturday 21 August – Friday 17 September inclusive

Textile Exhibition – Blooming Marvellous by “02”

  • An exhibition of exciting and colourful textile work based on gardens and plants.
  • Includes a shop area selling cards, portfolio pieces and handbags. The artists will also be on hand to answer any questions.
    Between 10am & 5pm
    Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
    Booking not required.

Tuesday 24 August

Children’s Bug Hunt

  • A chance for children to explore the garden looking for bugs and beasties! Help and guidance will be available throughout.
  • Between 11am & 3pm
  • Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
  • Booking not required.

Thursday 26 August

Family Fun Day – Teddy Bear’s Picnic

  • Pack your teddy, a blanket and something to eat and join us for a good oldfashioned picnic.
  • This event will include children’s entertainers, story telling, garden games and a teddy bear’s hospital.
    Between 11am & 3pm
    Cost: Kids go FREE, normal garden admission applies for adults.
    Booking not required.

KIDS GO FREE TO RHS GARDENS IN AUGUST

For more information
See the Fun Kids review on RHS Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Westerns Approach Rettendon
CHELMSFORD
CM3 8AT