Family fun at Tatton Park

Get the gang together and enjoy a range of activities at the show

Girl enjoys workshopThe RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is the perfect summer day out that the whole family can enjoy.

We've a range of exciting show features and activities to get involved with and enjoy – from woodland skills and planting herbs, to finding out more about the creepy crawlies that live in our gardens. 

Hunt for bugs

Man looking at microscopeNew to the show this year is the Bug Hub, a dome filled with a host of creepy crawlies waiting to be discovered.

Step into the shoes of an entomologist (a scientist who studies bugs) and see some of your favourite creepy crawlies up close and personal with the help of our microscope station, or help our scientists by taking part in our Slug Survey

Along with the Bug Hub, there’s a whole mix of creepy crawlie inspired activities in the Green Fields area.

Catch up with the team from Bugsnstuff (Friday to Sunday), who will be offering a chance to meet some of nature’s biggest and most exotic critters, make some clay bugs with the Secret Adventurers’ Club and have your favourite insect painted on your face with the team from Neon Tiger. 

Plus, Manchester Museum is exhibiting fascinating insects from its collection (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday). Discover new species and put your skills to the test in an insect classification game.

Be inspired by the school gardens

Girls in the school gardensThe RHS Campaign for School Gardening returns to Tatton Park once again and sees schools from the North West of England design and build a garden.

More schools than ever are joining us in 2019, with each entry basing their design on a 'Best of British Bug'. Wander by the entries, located in Green Fields, and get inspired to get your own school involved.

Make a pond 

Making a wildlife pondLearn how to make a mini pond with the team from Cheshire Wildlife Trust. 

The team will explain how to encourage wildlife into your garden by creating a mini pond, as part of the RHS and Wildlife Trust's Wild About Gardens campaign.

There'll also be the opportunity to study the critters found lurking in garden ponds, with newt experts on hand to reveal some of the secrets of our amphibious pond inhabitants. 

Learn a new skill

Children with objects from the woodsChannel your inner Bear Grylls and learn some skills from the team at the Woodland Skills Centre.

There'll be workshops for adults and children running throughout the week that include making mini baskets, bird feeders, spatulas, dibbers and tent pegs. 

Plant a herb garden

A girl helps to water plantsDo your bit and help the Herb Society by planting herbs at the show. Children are invited to plant up a 3m x 3m herb garden, in the Dig In Area. 

It's a great opportunity for kids to get their hands dirty and learn all about the different edibles that they can grow at home

Around the show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar family trailThe Very Hungry Caterpillar has creeped and crawled his way through the RHS Shows this year and makes a final stop at Tatton Park.

Follow his trail around the show, spotting the half-munched fruit he's left behind, and see if you can be the first to spot the most mischievous caterpillar in town. 

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