Famous Five artworkFrom 22 July - 3 September, our summer activities have a Famous Five on a Garden Adventure theme - and you're invited! Follow the self guided trail to crack the mystery of missing Uncle Quentin, sow cress for your egg sandwiches, watch amazing birds of prey in flight, and much more. 

Activities are drop-in and free with normal garden admission unless otherwise stated. 


Daily activities

Free self-guided trail: Five go on a Garden Adventure
The Kirrins are on holiday with Julian, Dick and Ann. Uncle Quentin has been called away by the secretive Ministry of Research on a rendezvous with a mysterious person at RHS Garden Wisley. He was expected back for tea, but there has been no word..... 
 
Choose a character, pick up a free trail and set off around the garden to help crack the mystery, solving puzzles and gathering clues as you go! 

Garden games
Visit Seven Acres for a range of free garden games to play. 


Special events by day

Week One

Date Activity Details  Times
Saturday 22 July Art activity Help create a giant 'Famous Five on a Garden Adventure' mural to decorate the classroom. This will then be on display from 26 July-3 September. 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 4.30pm. 
Sunday 23 July
Monday 24 July Art activity
Sow and Grow Cress seeds for your egg sandwiches! 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Tuesday 25 July Sow and Grow Cress seeds for your egg sandwiches! 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Wednesday 26 July Music Have fun with Bassistry Music 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Thursday 27 July Craft Design your own treasure 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Friday 28 July Craft Design your own treasure 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Saturday 29 July Puppet theatre Alex Kanefsky productions presents Disgusting Creatures 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Sunday 30 July Puppet theatre Alex Kanefsky productions presents Disgusting Creatures 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Bird of prey demonstrationChildren bakingChildren playing on Seven Acres

Week Two

Date Activity Details  Times
Monday 31 July Sow and Grow Amaranthus cruentus ‘Hot Biscuits’  10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Tuesday 1  August Sow and Grow Amaranthus cruentus ‘Hot Biscuits’  10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Cookery Make your own treasure biscuits (ages 4+). Sessions at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm. £6 per child. Book in advance; tel: 01483 212432 or book online now
Wednesday 2 August Storyteller Enjoy a story with Wassledine 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Thursday 3 August Craft Weave a paper Timmy the dog to take home 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Friday 4 August Craft Weave a paper Timmy the dog to take home 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Saturday 5 August Falconry Be amazed by flying displays with Xtreme Falconry 11am and 2pm
Sunday 6 August Falconry Be amazed by flying displays with Xtreme Falconry 11am and 2pm
Picnic hamperGirl with soil on her handsGirls running at Wisley

Week Three

Date Activity Details  Times
Monday 7 August Sow and Grow Radish 'Jolly' 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Tuesday 8 August Sow and Grow Radish 'Jolly' 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Wednesday 9 August Storyteller Enjoy a story with StoryRoots Noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Thursday 10 August Craft Make an adventure hat 10.30am - 12.30pm
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Friday 11 August Craft Make an adventure hat 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Picnic and music Come along to help us celebrate Enid Blyton’s 120th birthday with a picnic in the garden. No need to book, just bring along your own picnic or purchase the tasty treats available in our catering outlets. There will be music and face painting too.   
Saturday 12 August Creepy crawly show Shows at 11am & 2pm
Meet the creatures from 10 - 11am &  3 - 4pm
Sunday 13 August Creepy crawly show Shows at 11am & 2pm
Meet the creatures from 10 - 11am &  3 - 4pm
Boys at craft workshopChildren planting seedsBoy wearing sunglasses

Week Four

Date Activity Details  Times
Monday 14 August
 
Sow and Grow African violet 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Tuesday 15 August Sow and Grow African violet 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Wednesday 16 August Music   11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Thursday 17 August Art workshop Make your own shadow puppet with Filskit theatre 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Friday 18  August Art workshop Make your own shadow puppet with Filskit theatre 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Saturday 19  August Puppet theatre Filskit Theatre presents The Feather Catcher 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Sunday 20  August Puppet theatre Filskit Theatre presents The Feather Catcher 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
 Children building a denChildren doing outdoor workshop

Week Five

Date Activity Details  Times
Monday 21 August Sow and Grow Wallflower Treasure Mix 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Tuesday 22 August Sow and Grow Wallflower Treasure Mix 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Wednesday 23 August Music Musical fun with Bassistry Music  11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
and 3.30pm
Thursday 24 August Craft Build your own mini raft for a pine cone 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Friday 25 August Craft Build your own mini raft for a pine cone 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Saturday 26 August Puppet show Wishworks presents Wildwood Tales
 
11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Sunday 27  August Puppet show Wishworks presents Wildwood Tales
 
11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Girl looking at flowersBoy with face paintedFather with daughter at Wisley

Week Six

Date Activity Details  Times
Monday 28 August
(Bank Holiday)
Puppet show Wishworks presents Wildwood Tales 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Tuesday 29 August Sow and Grow Strawberry runners, to make your own jam! 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Wednesday 30 August Puppet show Jacky Frampton Puppet Show 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Thursday 31 August Craft Make a flag for your adventure team 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Friday 1 September Craft Make a flag for your adventure team 10.30am - 12.30pm 
and 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Saturday 2 September Storytelling Enjoy a story with Wassledine 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Sunday 3 September Storytelling Enjoy a story with Wassledine 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Plan your visit

Activities are free with normal garden admission unless otherwise stated. 

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