What a great family day out! There were lots of fun activities to entertain younger visitors
If you brought the family to the show, we had lots of events and activities to keep them entertained. And the good news was each paying adult could bring in two children aged under 16 for free – no ticket required. Popular with young visitors were the School Gardens - this year inspired by children's novels and with a wildlife theme.
This was also where you found the RHS Campaign for School Gardening hub, where the children could take part in wildlife-themed activities - and if you'd been inspired, find out how your school could get involved, too.
Fans of the TV show Pip Ahoy! were excited to meet him and his friend Alan on board the Pip Ahoy! boat - and then have a go at making a cress head. Or get creative at the Chester Zoo's Wildlife Connections stand, where you could make and take home something that would create a safe space for wildlife in your area.
Show-goers could find out more about giving nature a home - even in an urban area - at the Ladybird's Urban Garden Safari stand.
Follow the trail
Families could pick up the free Bug Hunter booklet from Show Guide booths and follow the Bug Hunters' Trail around the showground - finding Betty the Bee and her friends and getting a stamp in the book. At Casaba Great Garden Carnival Butterfly Wings you could transform yourself into a beautiuful butterfly!
For those who prefer fairies, there was a chance to have a go at drawing and making a fairy or sprite from natural materials at the Flower Fairies Art Studio. Finally, if you visited on Saturday, there were clever balloon animal makers and the ginormous bubble blower!
More fun for children from the RHS
Summer holiday event at RHS gardens
Follow Enid Blyton's Famous Fun for some outdoor adventures!
Garden-themed activities - perfect for the summer holidays