May half-term: Roam Free

Come to Wakehurst for a fun-packed wellbeing day out this May half-term.

A child enjoying nature


Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June 2021

Workshops: Monday 31 May and Tuesday 1 June


10am – 5pm

Workshops: 10.30am – 12pm / 1.30pm – 3pm




Sound workshop: £22 per child (free entry for accompanying adult)

Feel-good challenge: Included with garden entry

Wellbeing journey: Included with garden entry 

Pre-booking is essential

Join us for a fun-filled day out this May half-term, to support Mental Health Awareness Week.

Connect with nature and grow happy thoughts in our wild botanic garden through a series of outdoor activities - from a mindfulness trail to an interactive journey, or a pre-bookable workshop for all the family.

First Contact, Arts Council England

First Contact - an interactive well-being journey  

Suitable for all ages  

Daily, 10am – 5pm   

Included with garden entry  

First Contact is an opportunity to reflect on our thoughts around mental wellbeing and how we help those in need of support. A family-friendly interactive installation, it blends technology, soundscapes, narrative and visual art in our unique landscape to encourage understanding of mental health needs in society today.   

Funded by Arts Council England, First Contact was devised and created by Fuse Arts Collective in partnership with University of Surrey and supported by Mental Health Foundation. 

Download the First Contact app to experience the installation in full:



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Sound baths, noise and plant percussions workshop

8 years + | Monday and Tuesday, 10.30am – 12pm / 1.30pm – 3pm

£22 per child (must be accompanied by 1 adult – free adult entry)

Our immersive workshop will get children exploring the benefits of sound on their wellbeing, out and about in our beautiful wild landscape. Hosted by Brighton-based qualified music therapists, Belltree Music Therapy, tune into the secret sounds of the natural world and unleash the power of plants and percussion. Activities include a silent nature walk, a group jam and a sound bath. 

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Feel-good challenge

Suitable for all ages

Daily, 10am – 5pm 

Included with garden entry

Bust out your best yoga moves, indulge in a spot of sky-watching and engage the senses with the smell of spring blossoms or the touch of a tree trunk on our new mindfulness trail. This half-term, introduce curious minds to soothing nature, using gentle and fun exercises which bring calm to a busy world.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice

You can book for May half-term: Roam Free at Wakehurst with confidence. 

Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors is of the upmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.  

If you are unable to attend because of government restrictions in place due to coronavirus, please contact the customer service desk at at the earliest opportunity to discuss further.