Fun family days out at RHS Hampton Court

Families discovered the wonders of nature, found the perfect picnic spot and took part in activities for all ages at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2022

What did families enjoy at RHS Hampton Court 2022?

Families could explore, take in the festival atmosphere, play and learn together at the world’s largest flower show set in the magnificent grounds of Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey.

RHS Hampton Court (4 – 9 July 2022) was packed with hands-on family activities alongside gorgeous gardens, great places to eat and so much more.

Play and learn

Kingston Forest School offered hands-on family activities and workshops with a forest school approach to play and learning about nature.

Find where the bugs live

Families popped by Wild Town, a space filled with wildlife homes created by schools local to Hampton Court and London. Perfect for getting some great ideas for creating your own!

Conquer the treemendous trail

The festival could be explored with tree-themed activities along the Treemendous Family Trail.

Become a fungi investigator

Foraging-pro and author Adele Nozedar joined us for W-underland World workshops, revealing the relationship between fungi and the natural world, and how the soil beneath our feet connects to the sky above our heads.

Explore the world of woodlands

Tree identification and the wonderful world of woodlands could be explored with sessions from wildlife gardening journalist Kate Bradbury. Everyone got hands-on with a seasonal woodland nature sensory table.

Be buzzing to learn

Kingston Beekeepers Association fascinated by showing the inner workings of beehives and explained what bee-friendly plants you can grow at home.

Grow your own

Good Earth’s Grow House and Compost Kitchen showed how to nurture seeds to get a bumper crop of fruit and veg. Seeds could be taken home with a giveaway on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Boogie to the music

The festival vibe was enjoyed with gorgeous gardens and beautiful blooms. There was live music to enjoy too, from toe-tapping beats to acoustic melodies.

Tuck into yummy food

There was chance to refuel as you discovered RHS Hampton Court. Food from around the world could be tucked into with our street food stalls, and a bite to eat could be grabbed at a café.

A family-friendly spot to relax could be found with one of many seating areas.

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.