Wild & Free at Arundells- Family Day
Come and have fun in the gardens at Arundells in our nature-themed open day for little visitors and their grown-ups.
Explore the wild bee trail, enjoy nature-based activities and learn about plants and growing in our new community garden.
All day breakfast baps and bottomless drinks from the armed forces pop-up field kitchen.
Wild Bee trail. How many different kinds of bees can we find in nature and what unusual places do they like to nest? Explore fascinating facts about solitary bees and why are they so important for the environment in this specially adapted bee trail from Kingdom of Sticks.
Pollinator Game. Join Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for a fun pollination game. Discover the world of pollinators, like bees, as you visit flowers, collect pollen, and take a sip of nectar. You’ll even do a special waggle dance to tell other bees where the best food source is. This game will have you buzzing about bees!
Snails, seeds and bees – mini-dig. Grab a trowel and dig for natural treasure. Find out what archaeology can tell us about the environment and how humans used to live thousands of years ago.
Music with Emily. Come and join local musician Emily Askew to sing, dance and play percussion to songs inspired by the garden and being outdoors – expect animals, mini beasts and flowers! Emily’s session will start at 2pm.
Paint and Plant Workshop. Paint and personalise your very own plant pot and label. Then head over to the community garden to plant a flower seed and take it home to grow.
Free entry for all.
Made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund
There is no parking at Arundells. The car park at Cathedral Close costs £8 for the whole day and there is paid disabled parking near the front gates. The town centre is a short walk from the venue and there are plenty of affordable short-stay parking options. We are a ten-minute from the mainline railway station and the bus station.