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What's on at Wakehurst

Our fun festivals and family events run throughout the year.



Monday, August 28, 2017

Wild Kids 2017
Family-friendly
Monday 24 July to Sunday 3 September

Wild Kids - woodland adventures

Enjoy a summer of outdoor discovery with activities, games and crafts led by Wakehurst’s expert learning and conservation teams. Daily until 3 September.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Badger
Concerts and evening events
Tuesday evenings until 5 September, times vary depending on time of year.

Badger watching

Join us on an evening of badger watching in the Loder Valley Nature Reserve at Wakehurst, a delight for anyone who loves the outdoors - SOLD OUT
To find out more call 01444 894067

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Outdoor theatre, The Dream Fairies
Family-friendly
31 August – 3 September 2017. Performances start from 10.30am.

Outdoor family theatre

The return of the Australian Shakespeare Theatre company with two enchanting productions set in beautiful locations at Wakehurst. Pack a picnic and join in the magic!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Outdoor theatre, The Dream Fairies
Family-friendly
31 August – 3 September 2017. Performances start from 10.30am.

Outdoor family theatre

The return of the Australian Shakespeare Theatre company with two enchanting productions set in beautiful locations at Wakehurst. Pack a picnic and join in the magic!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Outdoor theatre, The Dream Fairies
Family-friendly
31 August – 3 September 2017. Performances start from 10.30am.

Outdoor family theatre

The return of the Australian Shakespeare Theatre company with two enchanting productions set in beautiful locations at Wakehurst. Pack a picnic and join in the magic!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Outdoor theatre, The Dream Fairies
Family-friendly
31 August – 3 September 2017. Performances start from 10.30am.

Outdoor family theatre

The return of the Australian Shakespeare Theatre company with two enchanting productions set in beautiful locations at Wakehurst. Pack a picnic and join in the magic!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Badger
Concerts and evening events
Tuesday evenings until 5 September, times vary depending on time of year.

Badger watching

Join us on an evening of badger watching in the Loder Valley Nature Reserve at Wakehurst, a delight for anyone who loves the outdoors - SOLD OUT
To find out more call 01444 894067

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Children at Wakehurst covering their eyes with apples
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017

Bountiful Botanics

Join us during the autumn half-term weekend when the hedgerows are heaving with fruit, crops are abundant and seeds ripe for collecting. We have a programme of activities for all the family. Highlights include apple pressing, artisan cider blending and tractor rides. 14 and 15 October.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Children at Wakehurst covering their eyes with apples
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017

Bountiful Botanics

Join us during the autumn half-term weekend when the hedgerows are heaving with fruit, crops are abundant and seeds ripe for collecting. We have a programme of activities for all the family. Highlights include apple pressing, artisan cider blending and tractor rides. 14 and 15 October.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A guided walk through the undergrowth at Wakehurst
Walks and tours
Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 October 2017

Walks to celebrate autumn

Discover autumn highlights in the gardens and woodlands on a guided walk around Wakehurst. 18 and 21 October 2017.
For more information call 01444 894067

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A guided walk through the undergrowth at Wakehurst
Walks and tours
Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 October 2017

Walks to celebrate autumn

Discover autumn highlights in the gardens and woodlands on a guided walk around Wakehurst. 18 and 21 October 2017.
For more information call 01444 894067

Monday, October 23, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017

October half term fun
Family-friendly
23 to 27 October, 11am to 3pm

October half-term fun

Enjoy arts and crafts, games, fun facts and a trail - following a theme of 'storm survivors'.
£3 per child plus normal garden admission

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Autumn colours at Wakehurst
Sunday 29 October 2017, 6.30am to 10am

Early opening for Friends of Wakehurst

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the gardens before they are open to all. Exclusively for Friends of Wakehurst and their usual accompaniment of guests.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Glow Wild lantern festival
Family-friendly
Festivals and events
30 November to 17 December 2017 (Thursdays to Sundays only)

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Booking opens on 29 August.
Booking opens on 29 August 2017