Family Activity Days

Explore, create and have fun with our range of family activities. From exploring the world of minibeasts and dinosaurs to learning how to make your own herbal remedies and chocolate blends, we have something that will engage and excite a range of ages.

Half day activities: £10 per person.   Full day activities: £13 per person. Pre-booking essential.
Download a PDF of our ‘What’s On’ brochure for Jan-May 2017 here.

Aug01

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day…

Aug02

Garden Safari

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

If you enjoy discovering garden creatures, poisonous and insect-eating plants then this day is for you. Explore the hidden secrets of the Garden including the jungle room and the animals of the garden (bees, worms, birds, snails and more). There will be a chance to pond-dip and to use microscopes and magnifiers to observe familiar…

Aug02

Garden Safari

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

If you enjoy discovering garden creatures, poisonous and insect-eating plants then this day is for you. Explore the hidden secrets of the Garden including the jungle room and the animals of the garden (bees, worms, birds, snails and more). There will be a chance to pond-dip and to use microscopes and magnifiers to observe familiar…

Aug03

Pulp Fiction: Paper-making, Paper Stixx, Wonderful Wire & more

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Pulp Fiction: Paper-making, Paper Stixx, Wonderful Wire & more We welcome the return of this popular activity run by artist, inventor and designer Darcy Turner. A great opportunity to have a go at making wonderful sculptures to take home, discover hidden talents and see paper, metal and wire in new ways. In this video clip,…

Aug08

Make Candles & Soaps Family Activity Day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us for an enjoyable day of soap and candle making. Learn more about these traditional crafts and the natural ingredients used. Enjoy experimenting with a choice of fragrances to make your own special soap and candle duo. You will leave with the basic skills to create a candle in a glass container and a…

Aug09

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…

Aug10

A Passion for Plants – Gardening for Beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come along to learn some gardening tips from our Education Team. You'll be shown how to: grow and care for plants, take cuttings, plant seeds, use containers and more. There will be a selection of things for you take away with you to grow at home as well as ideas for original and thoughtful gifts.…

Aug10

A Passion for Plants – Gardening for Beginners

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Come along to learn some gardening tips from our Education Team. You'll be shown how to: grow and care for plants, take cuttings, plant seeds, use containers and more. There will be a selection of things for you take away with you to grow at home as well as ideas for original and thoughtful gifts.…

Aug15

Garden Safari – all day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

For half of the day: Discover the diverse and wonderful world of animals when The Wiggly Wild Show comes to Chelsea. During this indoor session, you will be introduced to a variety of animals including a pygmy hedgehog, giant African land snails, corn snake, gecko, giant millipede, hermit crab and more! Find out how these…

Aug16

Lotions and Potions

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies (ointments, syrups, scented bags) as well as a mini medicinal…

Aug17

Sauropods and Cycads – Dinner with Dinosaurs

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Sauropods and Cycads – Dinner with Dinosaurs An exciting family-workshop exploring how the evolution of plants shaped the world of dinosaurs. Amongst the living fossils of the Chelsea Physic Garden, participants will discover how the dramatically changing world of pre-historic plants impacted on the chosen breakfasts and lunches of allosaurs, sauropods and pterosaurs. Through garden…

Aug22

Art of the Garden -full day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come along to create art and craft inspired by the Garden. We will take you on a journey around the world to see vampire plants, spiky cacti, tropical treasures, medicines, worms, tadpoles, birds, vegetables, perfumes, seeds and ferns. Help will be on hand to develop your artistic skills in the inspiring setting of the Garden.…

Aug23

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…

Aug24

CSI: Chelsea – a Forensic Biology Mystery

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

One of the Gardeners has been found dead in a greenhouse and the police need your help to unravel the mystery! Spend a day solving a crime and discover some handy tips from nature. This day is perfect for young scientists who are looking for practical experience. You will be asked to study the evidence…

Oct24

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day…

Oct25

Living Colour Family Activity Day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? How can we use it to make our world more interesting? Via a tour and some practical demonstrations we will answer these questions. Play with the phenomenon of chromatography and create some beautifully colourful natural…

Oct27

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…

Pre-booking and pre-payment are essential.

Aug01

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day…

Aug02

Garden Safari

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

If you enjoy discovering garden creatures, poisonous and insect-eating plants then this day is for you. Explore the hidden secrets of the Garden including the jungle room and the animals of the garden (bees, worms, birds, snails and more). There will be a chance to pond-dip and to use microscopes and magnifiers to observe familiar…

Aug02

Garden Safari

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

If you enjoy discovering garden creatures, poisonous and insect-eating plants then this day is for you. Explore the hidden secrets of the Garden including the jungle room and the animals of the garden (bees, worms, birds, snails and more). There will be a chance to pond-dip and to use microscopes and magnifiers to observe familiar…

Aug03

Pulp Fiction: Paper-making, Paper Stixx, Wonderful Wire & more

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Pulp Fiction: Paper-making, Paper Stixx, Wonderful Wire & more We welcome the return of this popular activity run by artist, inventor and designer Darcy Turner. A great opportunity to have a go at making wonderful sculptures to take home, discover hidden talents and see paper, metal and wire in new ways. In this video clip,…

Aug08

Make Candles & Soaps Family Activity Day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us for an enjoyable day of soap and candle making. Learn more about these traditional crafts and the natural ingredients used. Enjoy experimenting with a choice of fragrances to make your own special soap and candle duo. You will leave with the basic skills to create a candle in a glass container and a…

Aug09

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…

Aug10

A Passion for Plants – Gardening for Beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come along to learn some gardening tips from our Education Team. You'll be shown how to: grow and care for plants, take cuttings, plant seeds, use containers and more. There will be a selection of things for you take away with you to grow at home as well as ideas for original and thoughtful gifts.…

Aug10

A Passion for Plants – Gardening for Beginners

-

Come along to learn some gardening tips from our Education Team. You'll be shown how to: grow and care for plants, take cuttings, plant seeds, use containers and more. There will be a selection of things for you take away with you to grow at home as well as ideas for original and thoughtful gifts.…

Aug15

Garden Safari – all day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

For half of the day: Discover the diverse and wonderful world of animals when The Wiggly Wild Show comes to Chelsea. During this indoor session, you will be introduced to a variety of animals including a pygmy hedgehog, giant African land snails, corn snake, gecko, giant millipede, hermit crab and more! Find out how these…

Aug16

Lotions and Potions

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Can a food be a medicine? Can a medicine be a poison? Find out something of the history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. We will show you how to make some of your own natural and low-cost remedies (ointments, syrups, scented bags) as well as a mini medicinal…

Aug17

Sauropods and Cycads – Dinner with Dinosaurs

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Sauropods and Cycads – Dinner with Dinosaurs An exciting family-workshop exploring how the evolution of plants shaped the world of dinosaurs. Amongst the living fossils of the Chelsea Physic Garden, participants will discover how the dramatically changing world of pre-historic plants impacted on the chosen breakfasts and lunches of allosaurs, sauropods and pterosaurs. Through garden…

Aug22

Art of the Garden -full day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come along to create art and craft inspired by the Garden. We will take you on a journey around the world to see vampire plants, spiky cacti, tropical treasures, medicines, worms, tadpoles, birds, vegetables, perfumes, seeds and ferns. Help will be on hand to develop your artistic skills in the inspiring setting of the Garden.…

Aug23

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…

Aug24

CSI: Chelsea – a Forensic Biology Mystery

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

One of the Gardeners has been found dead in a greenhouse and the police need your help to unravel the mystery! Spend a day solving a crime and discover some handy tips from nature. This day is perfect for young scientists who are looking for practical experience. You will be asked to study the evidence…

Oct24

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to delve into the world of chocolate, create your own unique blend and taste some unusual flavours! During the day you'll have the chance to look into the rich history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance and find out how it links to Chelsea Physic Garden. The day…

Oct25

Living Colour Family Activity Day

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? How can we use it to make our world more interesting? Via a tour and some practical demonstrations we will answer these questions. Play with the phenomenon of chromatography and create some beautifully colourful natural…

Oct27

Silk // Unwoven Histories

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join Studio Cultivate at Chelsea Physic Garden in 2017 for Silk // Unwoven Histories, as we take you on a journey of story-telling and garden exploration. Weaving our way through Ancient China, to the Roman Empire, and across the war-torn seas of the European Age of Discovery, we'll learn how a smuggling princess, ruthless pirates…


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Children must be accompanied throughout the day by a paying adult.
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