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Due to high demand, to visit RHS Garden Bridgewater you will need to pre-book all garden visits, including members. If you have already booked a ticket, there is no need to re-book, please arrive as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wonderland: Summer holiday activities

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RHS Garden Bridgewater, M28 2LJ

RHS Garden Bridgewater, M28 2LJ

Address

Occupation Road Off Leigh Road Worsley
Salford
GREATER MANCHESTER
M28 2LJ

Venue

RHS Garden Bridgewater

Booking


  • Member

    Free

  • Non-member

    Normal garden admission applies

  • Activities are free and are either drop-in or can be booked at the ticket desk on the day of your visit (subject to availability). To access the garden, all visitors will need to pre-book a time slot ahead of their visit.

Overview

  • Event times

    Please note: Activity times vary.

  • Subject

    Special Event


Tumble down the rabbit hole at RHS Garden Bridgewater this summer and experience Wonderland. To celebrate 150 years since the publication of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, there'll be a fun family trail across the garden featuring illustrations from the brand new edition of Through the Looking Glass, with illustrations by Chris Riddell. Perhaps on your adventure, you'll discover the Cheshire Cat among the trees, or spot a table set up for a mad tea party.

Alice and Friends: Saturday 24 July–Sunday 1 August
Enjoy promenade character performances throughout the day on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 July – join in croquet with the Queen of Hearts or chase the White Rabbit with Alice. Visit the woodland to see Wonderland itself and then join in with themed crafts (Wednesday 28 July) mini beast hunts (Thursday 29 July) or planting workshops (Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July).

Relax with Alice-themed family yoga (Saturday 31 July at 11.30am) or get immersed in storytelling (Saturday 24, Sunday 25 July and Sunday 1 August).

Event times:
Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th July: Character performances at: 11am, 13:30pm, 3pm.

Wednesday 29th July: Character meet and greets from: 12pm-1pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
                                     Wonderland craft activity from: 2pm-3:30pm

Thursday 30th July:     Mini Beast walk at: 11:30am
                                     Eat me! Planting activity from: 1pm - 3pm

Friday 30th July:           Eat me! Planting activity from 1pm - 3pm

Saturday 31st July:       Wonderland Yoga with Greenshoots: 11:30am
                                      Eat me! Planting activity from 1:30pm - 3pm

Sunday 1st August:       Goblin Hunts with Yan Tan Tethera: 11am and 12pm
                                      Eat me! Planting activity from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Looking Glass Beasts: Monday 9 August–Sunday 15 August
Alice meets all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures on her trip through the looking glass, but what can we find in our world? See real-life birds of prey with Wild Wings Birds of Prey and get up close with fantastic creepy crawlies with ZooLab.

Relax with Alice-themed family yoga or join in Goblin hunts with Yan Tan Tethera. Other days you can enjoy Jibber-Jabberwocky: Nonsense Poems and Stories with storyteller Gav Cross, which is sure to be an active, raucous and noisy celebration of nonsense, in all its playful forms.

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of August: Wild Wings Birds of Prey, 11am - 4pm.

Wednesday 4th of August:                        Character meet and greets from: 12pm-1pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
                                                                  Wonderland craft activity from: 2pm-3:30pm

Thursday 5th of August:                            Drink me! Planting activity: 1:30pm - 3pm

Friday 6th of August:                                 Mini Beast Walk: 11:30am

Saturday 7th of August:                             Wonderland Yoga with Greenshoots: 11:30am
                                                                   Drink me! Planting activity: 1:30pm

Sunday 8th of August:                              Goblin Hunts with Yan Tan Tethera: 11am and 12pm
                                                                  Drink me! Planting activity: 1:30pm

Monday 9th of August:                              Animal encounters with Zoo Lab: 10:45 - 4pm, timed sessions.

Wednesday 11th of August:                      Character meet and greets from: 12pm-1pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
                                                                  Wonderland craft activity from: 2pm-3:30pm

Thursday 12th of August:                          Animal encounters with Zoo Lab: 10:45 - 4pm, timed sessions.

Friday 13th of August:                               Mini Beast walk: 11:30am

Saturday 14th Sunday 15th of August:     Jibber-Jabberwocky: Wonderland poems and stories: 11am and 12pm
                                                                  Eat me! Planting activity: 1:30pm

 
Wonder-Landscapes: Monday 16 August–Tuesday 31 August
The pool of tears, the chessboard, the garden of live flowers... Alice has adventures across many landscapes in the stories. Explore our woodlands to enjoy your own Wonderland adventure, then enjoy Alice-themed craft  'Eat me' or 'Drink me' themed planting and learn all about plants with a bite at workshops with Wack's Wicked Plants.

Relax with Alice-themed family yoga or get immersed in storytelling. Discover the fascinating world of cacti and succulents at Cactus World Live, with displays and family activities to get you growing at home.

Wednesday 18th of August: Character meet and greets from: 12pm-1pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
                                              Wonderland craft activity from: 2pm-3:30pm

Friday 20th of August:           Mini beast walk: 11:30am
                                              Drink me! Planting activity: 1pm

Saturday 21st of August:      Wonderland Yoga with Greenshoots: 11:30am
                                              Drink me! Planting activity: 1:30pm

Sunday 22nd of August:       Jibber-Jabberwocky: Wonderland poems and stories: 11am and 12pm
                                             Drink me! Planting activity: 1:30pm

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of August: Wack's Wicked Plants: 11am - 4pm

Wednesday 25th of August: Character meet and greets from: 12pm-1pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm.
                                              Wonderland craft activity from: 2pm-3:30pm

Thursday 26th of August:      Eat me! Planting activity: 1pm

Friday 27th of August:           Mini beast walk: 11:30am

Wonderland Wednesdays: Every week, 28 July–25 August
Immerse yourself in another world on Wonderland Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and sit on the lawn* by the iconic Garden Cottage and enjoy a visit from a Wonderland character (12pm - 1pm ) or just pop along for a meet and greet later in the day. In the afternoon, you can join in with Wonderland crafts, making something different each week – from White Rabbit puppets to pocket watches.

*Please note, if this event was to be cancelled due to weather, there will still be an opportunity to meet Wonderland characters at the garden entrance.



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