Kids get stuck into nature at RHS Tatton Park

From woodland crafts to mini-beast magic, find a barrow-load of family-friendly activities for all ages around the show – here’s what’s in store...

A world to ‘Discover’

Head over to ‘Discover’, an interactive and immersive hub where the whole family can get hands-on with all things horticultural and nature-based. With activities available for both children and adults, this is the perfect place to learn, play and get creative.

Crafty games

Dry stone walling supremos Landmark Walling are at the show with a unique table-top stone-stacking game. If you’re feeling crafty, join Woodland Skills Centre to learn how to use natural materials to create gorgeous keepsakes. Or if you’re feeling the need to unwind, de-stress and focus on yourself, get involved in a one-of-a-kind yoga session, run by the wonderful Enchanted Fields team.

The Bug Hub

Join biologists from the University of Central Lancashire to find out about the incredible garden insects that live in the garden and at the show and learn about the benefits of encouraging them into your garden. Take part in a series of crafty workshops, where you can have a go at making an easy origami insect, or build a bug hotel made from recycled materials – with prizes for the best designs. There are also bug games, quizzes and colouring sheets available for little nature lovers.

Go on a tiny adventure with Lloyd of the Flies

The RHS has partnered with Aardman to create a series of fun activities perfect for pint-sized adventurers and their grown-ups. Pick up your family activity leaflet at the Mansion House or Deer Park entrances and join the loveable Lloyd B Fly on a journey of exploration, craft and calm, as you get your hands mucky and learn take-home tips to make your own garden more mini beast-friendly.

School plots

We asked groups of students to create a biodiverse haven for the show, and they have risen to the challenge with beds that not only look fantastic, but also attract wildlife and provide food and habitats for minibeasts.

See the entries below.

Biodiversity for our Future

By Birches Head Academy

Three Degrees

By Broomwood Primary, Forest Preparatory, The Willows Primary and Chris Walker Plants

CHS Secret Garden

By Cheadle Hulme School

Birds, Bugs and Butterflies!

By Croft Primary School

Our Safe Space

By Darnhall Primary School

Percy and Friends

By Handforth Grange Primary School

#15 Life on Land

By Litton CE (A) Primary School

Our ‘Bio-Diverse’ Container Garden

By Marfields Primary Academy

We Never Tyre of Helping Biodiversity

By Park Community Academy

Hewenden Viaduct

By Parkside Secondary School

A Journey Through Middle Earth

By St George’s Primary School, Wallasey

All Things Bright and Beautiful

By Royal School Manchester

The Dream Garden

By St Vincent’s Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs

SGHS Superdiversity Garden

By Skipton Girls’ High School

The Bug Khalifa Paradise Garden

By Walmsley Primary School

Biodiversity in Different Habitats

By Wellacre Academy


By West Kirby Grammar School

Wildflower Meadow

By Whirley Primary School

Brilliant British Biodiversity and Reading for Pleasure

By Peover Superior Primary School

Captivating biodiverse havens crafted by students

School Plots, located near The Bandstand

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.