Free children's activities

We had all kinds of fun activities for younger visitors - and under 16s got free entry to the show too

a child playing at a show

Free activities – on all week

Scarecrow, Hampton Court 2016Schools Scarecrow Competition – Our theme was Walk on the Wild Side and we had more than 70 entries from various local schools – visitors could vote for their favourite one.

Butterfly Domebeautiful tropical butterflies flew freely around this tropically planted dome.

Children’s Trail – kids could go on a Bug Hunt around the show grounds and find our big bee, caterpillar, ladybird and ant... great fun.

RHS Education – Beside the scarecrows was the Famous Five discovery area, another great interactive activity for learning and exploring.

Children’s Crèche (play) area –  A chance for adults to take some time out with their little ones and enjoy our soft play area, fun for all ages. 


Free activities – Saturday and Sunday

Mr BloomCBeebies' Mr Bloom was in the RHS Celebrity Talks Theatre – entertainmentand fun for the little ones in the family.

Kids Cookery School in the Cook & Grow Theatre – Visitors could sign up in the theatre for one of our Kid’s Cookery school classes – all free and loads of fun.

Cbeebies' Justin Fletcher was in the Celebrity Talks Theatre – entertainment for your little ones.

Henri Le Worm – Cookery aimed to entice children into cooking.

Balloon Modeller - The children’s play area south side had a balloon modeller throughout the day creating various items out of balloons for the children.


Bug Hunt, with our interactive theatre troupe Professor Gooblidook’s Bugs and Beasties – Young visitors could join Professor Gooblidook as one of his assistants on an interactive adventure throughout the show site where they could solve the clues and help save the wildlife. A mix of puppetry, songs and immersive theatre for families and adventurers of all ages.

Story Telling Bus at the 2016 showOnce Upon a Bus – Storytelling Bus on the Village Green. Show-goers could climb aboard and listen to a wonderful story all about bugs and wildlife.

Face Painting – Be a bumblebee, a ladybird, a butterfly or whatever your imagination dreams up. Our talented artists were painitng faces near the children’s play area on the south side of the site.

Punch & Judy – The ever-popular traditional English puppet show was near the North Side Bandstand for six shows a day throughout the weekend.


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