Home-education visits at RHS Garden Bridgewater

Bring your children for an educational workshop in our learning studio and garden

Home educated children are invited to take part in one free workshop per academic year on our special Home Educator Days.

Our exciting, free workshops offer hands-on sessions for home-educated children from 4 to 11 years. Through interactive learning, our workshops explore a range of topics from how plants grow, to where our food comes from, to how plants can help us look after the planet.

How to book a place on a home educator workshop

Follow the booking link to reserve your place. You will receive an automatic booking confirmation including a reference number which you will need to have with you on the day of your workshop.
If tickets are shown as ‘sold out’, the workshop is fully booked. Please email us at [email protected] to subscribe to our newsletter and be notified when new dates are released.

On the day

  • Your workshop will begin at either 10am or 12pm, as stated in your confirmation email, and will last approximately 90 minutes
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before the start time of your workshop. Please speak to a member of the Visitor Services Team in the Welcome Building, who will let you know where to wait for your workshop to begin
  • Attendees who are more than 10 minutes late to the session will not be admitted to the learning session or garden
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult (this is limited to one adult per child, per workshop)
  • Each child attending a workshop and their accompanying adult may stay and enjoy the Garden after their workshop
  • Workshops are tailored to children of a specific age range. Other children and siblings who do not fulfil the age requirement will not be permitted
  • Home educated children are entitled to take part in one pre-booked educational workshop per year

What to Bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Boots or wellies for exploring the woodland
  • Lunch and refreshments (if required) to be eaten in the Garden. Picnic tables are located in the Orchard and Woodland Play area. Please don’t eat during the workshop

Golden Rules of the Garden

  • Respect our plants, this means no picking, trampling or climbing
  • Take your rubbish home
  • x1 grown up is to stay with their family group
  • The behaviour of the children is the responsibility of the accompanying adult

All pre-booked educational visits are free of charge. If you feel able to give a donation to the RHS to help support our educational work this would be much appreciated; we ask you to consider a donation of £3 per child for your visit.

If you are operating as a Home School Group of 15 students or more and have Public Liability Insurance, then you are welcome to book one of our guided or self-guided school visits, which take place during term-time. 

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