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Easter Holiday Family Fun with The Rhyming Rabbit Easter Hop About

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr,HG3 1QB

RHS Garden Harlow Carr,HG3 1QB


Crag Lane
North Yorkshire


RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire


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Hop on down for a great garden adventure with The Rhyming Rabbit this Easter. Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyming Rabbit on a hop about the garden trail and enjoy craft activities based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and brought to you in association with Macmillan Children’s Books. Activities vary daily. Normal garden admission applies.
Harlow Carr Easter Activity schedule
Children can get their creative juices flowing and create rhymes for our Rhyming Tree, enjoy storytelling and rhymes with the Garden Detectives, make rabbit hand puppets and watch birds-of-prey demonstrations. Over the Easter weekend, there's a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself as well as real-life versions of some of the book’s best-loved animals. The Rhyming Rabbit Hop About Trail starts on 30 March.

Daily, 30 March to 29 April:

The Rhyming Rabbit Hop About Trail

Hop about the garden on a daily garden trail in search of animals from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

Hunt the Golden Carrot Competition
A golden carrot has been hidden in the garden. Use clues to guess its whereabouts and post your entries in the competition post box for the chance to win a giant Centenary Imperial Easter Egg from Bettys worth almost £500 – that’s 5.8kg of Grand Cru Swiss Chocolate.

From 13 April:

Rhyming Tree (Daily)

Create a rhyme and hang it on our Rhyming Tree in the Learning Centre.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (outside of Easter weekend):
Easter Crafts

Head to the Learning Centre between 10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm to make your own rabbit hand puppet.

Storytelling and Poetry Workshops with the Garden Detectives

Enjoy tall tales and rhymes with the Garden Detectives 11am, 1pm & 3pm in the Learning Centre.

Easter Crafts
Create a bunny plant pot and plant it up with bunny tail grasses. Take it home and watch it grow. Sessions from 11am–3pm in the Learning Centre.

See a birds-of-prey demonstration on the Main Border at 11am and 1pm
Easter Weekend only (Friday 19 to Monday 22 April)
Meet the Easter Bunny

Pop to the garden from 11am to 2pm and see if you can spot the Easter Bunny on your trip around the garden…who knows where he’ll be hiding?

Easter Farm
Visit our farm near the Bath House between 11am and 3pm and meet rabbits, lambs, goats, ducklings and more.

Easter crafts
Make bunny masks in the Learning Centre from 10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm.

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