Summer of Sound: Workshops

This summer, explore a greater connection to nature through our series of sound-inspired workshops for all ages.

Wind chimes, seasonal sounds

Make the most of this summertime and learn about the wonderful world of sound hidden within our wild landscapes. 

To complement Wakehurst's Summer of Sound - an artistic celebration of the natural world - we have launched a set of sound-inspired workshops, perfect for the eager young learner or the amateur ornithologist. 

Whether you're looking for activities for your family or something to make the most of your time, our workshops are sure to inspire a greater connection to nature. 

  • A pair of drum-like instruments

    World music and beats

    Discover instruments from around the world in this family-friendly workshop.

  • A child smiles whilst holding a wooden music instrument

    Seeds, sounds and songs

    An outdoor musical adventure for very young children.

  • A girl sits holding a pen about to write in a notebook

    Let's get lyrical

    Get some natural inspiration and write your own songs in this special family-friendly workshop.

  • A bird chirps on a brand

    Learn to talk to birds

    Get up close and personal with our winged friends in this expert-led workshop.

  • A mother and daughter dressed for the cold are in a forest

    Make some noise storytelling

    Fun for all the family with songs, sounds and musical instruments.

  • A group of children examine a bucket of pond life.

    Pond dipping

    Discover the amazing pondlife living below the shimmering waters of the Wetlands Boardwalk.

  • A drop of water on a leaf

    Deep listening walks

    Join artist Kathy Hinde to hear what's bubbling away underneath the Wetlands.Suitable for 18yrs+.

  • A bird chirps on a brand

    The Wakehurst chorus: Birdsong walk

    Join our expert ecologist in a walk around Wakehurst and learn to identify the calls around you. Suitable for 18yrs+

COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice

You can book our Summer of Sounds workshops with confidence.

Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors are of the utmost 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.

Read about the changes we've made to keep you safe.

An illustration of the summer of sound exhibition

Summer of Sound

Unearth our wild landscape through art and sound in our immersive summer festival