Summer Holiday Family Fun: The Very Hungry Caterpillar™

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr,HG3 1QB

RHS Garden Harlow Carr,HG3 1QB

Address

Crag Lane
HARROGATE
North Yorkshire
HG3 1QB

Venue

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Booking


  • Member

    Free

  • Non-member

    Normal Garden Admission

Overview

  • Event times

    9.30am–6pm

  • Subject

    Special Event


Families are being encouraged to get a wiggle on and head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr as The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ descends on the garden for the summer holidays. The best-selling children’s book, published by Penguin Books, celebrates 50 years since its first publication this year. Eric Carle’s much-loved classic will be brought to life with giant willow sculptures, 3D apples and pears, hands-on craft activities and storytelling with the Garden Detectives. Children can follow a daily garden trail in search of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, enjoy birds-of-prey flying displays and make a caterpillar hat.

Activities vary daily, please see below:

Each day throughout the summer holidays you can take part in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Trail
(throughout the garden) and have the chance to meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the garden up until 1 August when he will be going on tour around the other RHS Gardens.

Monday 22 July
Crafts: Caterpillar and butterfly life cycles
10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm

Tuesday 23 July
Garden detectives storytelling
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 24 July
Nasturtium planting workshop
11am–2pm

Thursday 25 July
Birds of Prey demonstrations
Flying shows at 11am & 1pm

Friday 26 July
Outdoor Workshop: Crazy caterpillar race  
10.30am–12.30pm & 1pm–3pm
 
Immersion outdoor theatre: Alice in Wonderland
6pm on the main borders – to book call the Harrogate Box Office on 01423 502116 

Saturday 27 July 
Immersion outdoor theatre: Alice in Wonderland
6pm on the main borders – to book call the Harrogate Box Office on 01423 502116

Monday 29 July
Crafts: Caterpillar hats
10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm

Tuesday 30 July
Garden detectives storytelling
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 31 July
Nasturtium planting workshop
11am–2pm

Thursday 1 August – Yorkshire Day Celebrations
  • Birds of Prey demonstrations – flying shows at 11am & 1pm
  • Garden detectives storytelling walk at 11am
  • Caterpillar games at 1pm
  • Healthy snack making at 11am – 2pm
  • The Big Butterfly Count at 11am – 2pm
Friday 2 August
Outdoor Workshop: Butterfly feeders 
10.30am–12.30pm & 1pm–3pm

Monday 5 August
Crafts: Caterpillar lift the flap collages
10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm

Tuesday 6 August
Garden detectives storytelling
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 7 August
Nasturtium planting Workshop
11am–2pm
 
RSPB Nature Activities
10am–4pm

Thursday 8 August
Birds of Prey demonstrations
Flying shows at 11am & 1pm

Friday 9 August
Outdoor Workshop: The Giant Transformation 
10.30am–12.30pm & 1pm–3pm

Monday 12 August
Crafts: Pop up caterpillars
10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm
(Sunley room)

Tuesday 13 August
Garden detectives storytelling
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 14 August
Nasturtium planting Workshop
11am–2pm

Thursday 15 August
Birds of Prey demonstrations
Flying shows at 11am & 1pm

RSPB Nature Activities
10am–4pm

Friday 16 August
Outdoor Workshop: Creeping caterpillars 
10.30am–12.30pm & 1pm–3pm

Monday 19 August
Crafts: Caterpillar chrysalis’
10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm

Tuesday 20 August
Garden detectives storytelling
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 21 August
Nasturtium planting Workshop
11am–2pm

Thursday 22 August
Birds of Prey demonstrations
Flying shows at 11am & 1pm

RSPB Nature Activities
10am – 4pm

Friday 23 August
Outdoor Workshop: Feed your butterfly   
10.30am–12.30pm & 1pm–3pm

Monday 26 August
Crafts: Butterfly masks
10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm

Tuesday 27 August
Garden detectives storytelling
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 28 August
Nasturtium planting Workshop
11am–2pm

RSPB Nature Activities
10am–4pm

Thursday 29 August
Birds of Prey demonstrations
Flying shows at 11am & 1pm

Friday 30 August
Outdoor Workshop: Leafy butterflies 
10.30am–12.30pm & 1pm–3pm

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