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Summer Holidays Activities at RHS Garden Bridgewater 2023

kid playing at Bridgewater gardens in the summer
Start Date: 22 Jul 2023
End Date: 3 Sep 2023
Venue: RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford

Keep the kids busy this summer with RHS Garden Bridgewater fun activities in Salford.

Running from Saturday 22rd July to Sunday 3rd September 2023 RHS Garden Bridgewater will be hosting a range of fun family summer holiday activities.

Check out what they have in store below. 

All activities are included with garden admission unless stated. For details of the admission costs see below.  

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The Grand Bug and Pest Hotel Hunt Family Trail 

Summer Activities RHS Bridgewater Trail

Saturday 22rd July to Sunday 3rd September 2023

Daily 10.00 am to 6.00 pm 

Head to RHS Garden Bridgewater to explore the fun summer with Aardman Animation bug themed self-led trail.

Lloyd the housefly and friends have booked a stay at the hotel, but Lloyd has lost the map and they need your help.

Follow the trail around the garden on the lookout for Lloyd the Housefly and some of his friends. 

You can also download Aardmans new augmented reality app to help the characters come to life. 

The activities will be suitable for the whole family. 

Buzz by Colour the Clouds 

Summer Activities RHS Bridgewater theatre show

Mondays – 24th July and 28th August 2023

Tuesday – 1 st August 2023

Wednesday 9th August 2023

Thursday 17th August 2023 

Fridays – 25th August 2023

11.00 am and 1.30 pm on each of the days

In a fun storytelling session, you will meet a young worker bee who doesn’t think what she does really matters, so why bother?

But Buzz learns that without her help the knock-on effect is disastrous and she really is needed – one little bee can make a big difference!

Family members of all ages from 3 plus, will be able to enjoy fun interactive storytelling sessions from Middlewood Events. 

The sessions have limited capacity and spaces will be allocated on first-come basis

ZooLab Animal Encounters 

RHS Bridgewater Gardens zoo Lab - Credit RHS Bridgewater Gardens
Credit RHS Bridgewater Gardens

Monday – 31st July 2023

Tuesday -25th July 2023

Wednesdays 16th and 30th August 2023

Thursday 10th August 2023 

10.30 am, 11.30 am and 12.30 noon, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm on each of the days

Join ZooLab for the chance to get up close to some amazing animals.

Meet some of the creatures Lloyd of the Flies himself might encounter on one of his adventures.

Family members of all ages from 3 plus.

The sessions have limited capacity and spaces will be allocated on first-come basis

Model Making Sessions

Wednesday 26th July 2023

Thursday 31st August 2023 

Friday 11th August 2023

1.00 pm to 3.30 pm on each of the days.

Recommended for kids over 6 years old learn the basics of model making and make your own character. 

The sessions cost £2.00 per person and need to be pre-booked see the link below. 

Welly Walks: Signs of the Seasons

Fridays 28th July, 11th and 25th August 2023

10.15 am, 11.15 am and 1.15pm

Little Explorers can enjoy an adventure around the garden.

Sessions cost £2.50 and need to be booked in advance see the link below. 

Recommended for 3 to 6 year olds.

Meeting point is at the event marquee.

Minibeast Hunt

Fridays 4th and 18th August and 1st September 2023

10.15 am, 11.15 am and 1.15pm

Go on an adventure looking for creepy crawlies in the garden. 

Sessions cost £2.50 and need to be booked in advance see the link below. 

Recommended for 7 to 11 year olds.

Meeting point is outside at the Learning Studios

Bug Hotel by Hurley Burley 

Monday 7th August 2023 

Tuesday 8th August 2023 

10.15 am, 11.00 am, 11.45 am, 1.30 pm 2.15 pm and 3.00 pm

Children aged 0 to 2 years can enjoy mini-musical adventure for tiny tots in a multisensory tent.

Expect singing and sensory play, and explore four fantastic insects.

You can dance with a stag beetle, fly with tiger moths, wiggle with glow worms and giggle with a woolly bear caterpillar.

Sessions cost £5.00 and need to be booked in advance see the link below. 

Workshops with Aardman Animation

Aardman animation workshop RHS Bridgewater Gardens - Credit Aardman Studios
Credit Aardman Studios

Join Aardman Animation as they bring two fun workshops to RHS Garden Bridgewater. 

Aardman Model Making Workshop

Tuesday 22nd August 2023

11.00 am to 12.00 noon, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Recommended for children 6 years and over, you will learn the art of model making. 

Join an Aardman expert model maker as they take you through a step-by-step interactive demonstration.

You can discover how to craft your own simple model of a classic Aardman character at the following times

  • Feathers McGraw 11am – 12pm;
  • Gromit 1pm – 2pm;
  • Shaun the Sheep 3pm – 4pm

The sessions cost £12.00 and need to be pre-booked – see the link below.

Aardman Model Making Workshop

Wednesday 23rd August 2023 

11.00 am to 12.30pm and, 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

Recommended for children 8 years and over, there will be a chance to make your own stop-frame animation.

Using the  ‘Aardman Animator’ free app, you can create a basic model and bring your own stories to life all under the guidance of an Aardman expert. 

You need to bring a fully charged tablet or smartphone. 

The sessions cost £12.00 and need to be pre-booked – see the link below.

How Much Is Entry To RHS Garden Bridgewater

Garden Admission to RHS Garden Bridgewater is Free to RHS members and children under 5, for everyone else it costs the following: 

  • Adults £15.30* incl Gift Aid (£13.85 excl Gift Aid)
  • Children 5-16 years £7.70* incl Gift Aid (£6.95 excl Gift Aid)
  • Family ticket £36.70* incl Gift Aid (£33.30 excl Gift Aid) – 2 adults and 2 children
  • Additional child (Family ticket) £6.60* incl Gift Aid (£5.95 excl Gift Aid)

They also offer discounts for travelling by bus, cycling or walking to the gardens. 

To book your tickets to the Summer Holiday events at RHS Garden Bridgewater

Image Credits – RHS Garden Bridgewater 
Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Road Off Leigh Road Worsley Salford, M28 2L

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