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Mini Beast Trails & Crafts

Hunt around the gardens in search of the weird and wonderful bugs that live amongst the plants, flowers and herbs growing in our gardens. Once you’ve discovered them, get creative in our arts centre and make your very own little mini-beast finger puppets. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Tuesday 29 May​, 11.30am-1pm
Tickets
£5 per Child (age 5+)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Tweet, Tweet

Visit the aviary in the gardens and find out more about our colourful, feathered friends. You’ll also get the chance to make a little mobile house for the birds in our arts centre, so let your creativity run wild! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wednesday 30 May​, 11.30am-1pm
Tickets
£5 per Child (age 5+)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

A Touch of Glass

Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

Tuesday 22 May & Tuesday 19 June, 11am-2pm
Tickets £47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Wine Tasting Quiz

An afternoon to tantalise the taste buds of wine lovers everywhere. Whether you're a wine novice or expert, the afternoon offers a fun, relaxing day of sampling and learning about a wonderful selection wines from around the globe.

With your new found knowledge and tips on tasting we will have you guessing the country of origin, the grape variety and the retail price of each wine in our wine tasting quiz. You can work individually, as a couple or a team to see how good your palate and wine knowledge is.  We’ll also be holding a Food and Drinks Fair on the same day so you can continue enjoying the afternoon exploring new flavours.

Sunday 1 July, 2pm-3.30pm
Tickets £15 per Adult (age 18+)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Teddy Bears Picnic

A fun-filled day of crafts and activities including a meet and greet with our very own Valentines Mansion bear, and a honey trail that leads to some tasty treats.  Don’t forget to bring a picnic to enjoy lunch on our stunning grounds, or pick up a snack from our Gardener’s Cottage Café.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sunday July 22, 11am-4pm
Tickets
£5 per Child (age 4+)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Under the Sea

Discover some of the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the sea, before letting your creativity run wild in our arts & crafts session. Learn how to make your very own jelly fish and rainbow fish in one of the historic rooms in the Mansion. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Monday July 23, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per Child (suitable for children aged 4-8 years

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Farmyard Fun

Get crafty learning to make your own farmyard animals. Fill your field with colourful, cute animals as you create your own little farm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wednesday August 1, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets £5 per Child (suitable for children aged 4-8 years)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Lavender Bags

Design and create your own wonderful smelling Lavender bags in our fun-packed craft session.  Take your designs home and show them off as the scent of lavender fills your room.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Monday August 6, 11.30am-1pm
Tickets £5 per Child (suitable for children aged 4-8 years)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Funky Fish & Crazy Crabs

The ocean is full of colourful fish and nippy crabs. Discover more about them as you get crafty in the Mansion making your own funky fish and crazy crabs. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wednesday August 15, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets £5 per Child (suitable for children aged 4-8 years)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Sunflower Fun

Learn about sunflowers and create your own beautiful sunflower picture using real sunflower seeds. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wednesday August 22, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets £5 per Child (suitable for children aged 4-8 years)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.