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Enjoy mud, machines and total mayhem this February half term, with fun and messy drop-in activities throughout the week. Each day, enjoy a selection of quiz sheets and colouring templates to add to our giant farm and building site collage, plus take a picture with our mini-digger or small tractor and wear your wellies to have messy fun in our puddle splash!

All events are free with normal garden admission and run on a drop-in basis from 11am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm unless otherwise stated.

What's on when       

10 February
Nature’s own mud bowls

Forage for natural materials from the Rosemoor woods, then bring them back and use them to decorate a clay bowl you make yourself.
11 February
Create your own moving machine

Using cardboard and crayons, create a digging machine or tractor, then use pins to make turning wheels and working buckets.
12 February
3D Machines 
Colour in a picture of one of our marvellous machines and then use a variety of pulses, lentils and beans to make a 3D picture. 
13 February
Edible muddy pancakes
Decorate your own edible pancake with chocolate and sprinkles and eat it when you are done, or take it home to eat for tea. 
14 February
Forest faces and mud monsters

Collect leaves, sticks, moss and pebbles from the garden to decorate clay faces which can be stuck on to Rosemoor’s Woodland Walk trees, or taken home to decorate a tree in your own garden.
15 February
Adventures in a cardboard box

Bring your own large cardboard box and get ready to have some zany and creative fun with Rob Pudner of Entertainingly Different.
11am, noon, 2pm & 3pm. £2.50 per child, book in advance

Book Adventures in a cardboard box

16 February
Great mud pie bake-off   
Make a clay mud pie and decorate it with natural materials collected from the garden.  Judging will take place at 12.45pm and 3.45pm with a prize for the most creative pie from the morning and afternoon sessions.
17 February
Create your own moving machine

Colour and cut out an earth moving machine or tractor and then put it together with parts that move.
18 February
Nature’s own mud bowls

Make your own clay bowl. While it dries go out into the garden to collect leaves, sticks, pine cones and all sorts of natural things to decorate it.

Plan your visit

All half term events are free with normal garden admission and run on a drop-in basis.

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