Willow dinosaur

Take a step back in time and unearth secrets from the land that time forgot at RHS Garden Wisley this summer. With Jurassic plant habitats and dinosaur footprints to discover, there are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the summer holidays.
A daily programme of activities will run throughout the summer holidays, varying from craft, gardening and music workshops, to puppet shows and birds of prey displays.

children playingWhat’s on

Jurassic Trail

21 July - 2 Sept
Pick up a map or a booklet and explore the garden to find out all about prehistoric plants and dinosaurs.

Jurassic Plants & Dinosaurs Mural

21 -  23 July
Try your hand at painting and collage on this giant mural of dinosaurs and Jurassic plants.

Dinosaur Stories

21 – 22 July & 1 Sept
11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Come and listen to a story that will follow the Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous periods with fun games including Walking like a dinosaur!

Dinosaur sculptures - James SmithSow and Grow

23-24 July 
Get your hands mucky planting some Mustard  ‘Green Giant’-seeds.
30-31 July
Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’ cutting
6-7 August
Heuchera ‘Melting Fire’
13-14 August
Fatsia japonica
20-21 August
Kniphofia ‘Flamenco’- Red hot poker
28-29 August
Cyperus glaber - Paper reed, an ancient grass

Music with Bassistry

25 July & 15 August
11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Listen to Bassistry

Dinosaur skullCraft activities

26-27 July
Make a dinosaur hand print picture.
2-3 August
Create your very own dinosaur spikes hat!
9-10 August
Make your own Dinosaur Egg using woven willow and stretchable tissue paper
16/17 August
Make your own shadow puppet with Filskit theatre
23/24 August
Make a dinosaur with moving legs
30/31 August
Gingko leaf and fern leaf print painted cards

Owl displayWishworks Puppet Theatre

28-29 July & 25-27 August
11am, 12noon, 2pm & 3pm


1/8/22/29 August/2 Sept
11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Xtreme Falconry

4-5 August
11am and 2pm
Birds of prey displays

Creepy Crawly Shows

11-12 August
11am & 2pm 
Meet the creatures from 10am-11am & from 3pm-4pm
at 11am & 2pm 

Puppet Theatre - Fiskit Theatre

18-19 August
11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm


Dinosaurs from the gift shop

Don't forget!

While you’re here, don’t forget to pop into the gift shop to choose a Jurassic-themed memento of your visit, or visit our online shop to discover more prehistoric dinosaur merchandise.


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