Family Activity Days

Explore, create and have fun with our range of family activities. From exploring the world of minibeasts to learning how to take brilliant photos of the Garden, we have something that will engage and excite a range of ages.

Half day activities: £11 per person.   Full day activities: £15 per person. Pre-booking essential.

Aug02

A Passion for Plants – gardening for beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come and learn some gardening tips from our staff. 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. For ages 4+ All children must…

Aug02

A Passion for Plants: gardening for beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come along to learn some gardening tips from our staff. 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. For ages 4+ All…

Aug03

The Power of Plants – Ethnobotany for beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to discover the amazing variety of plants in our everyday lives. You will have used about 10 plants before arriving at the Garden – find out what they are. Our new Edible & Useful beds are full of stories linking us to the world of plants. The day will include using natural dyes…

Aug04

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

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

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. Also, there’ll be the chance to learn how to make your own paper…

Aug09

Garden Safari

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

For half the day Vic Taylor from Mynewt Enterprises will introduce you to his marvellous menagerie and help you to discover the diverse world of animals including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede, corn snake, giant African snail and Mr. Jelly Belly the tree frog. Find out how they are suited to their environments and hold…

Aug10

Recycled Garden Sculptures

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Back by popular demand. Working with professional sculptor Michelle Reader, this is a day dedicated to reusing everyday items to create your own brilliant and beautiful sculptures based on garden plants and animals. See Michelle’s website for more of her amazing work. For ages 8+  All children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Aug11

Flight Club: an introduction to things that fly

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

From pollen, seeds and insects to birds and humans- learn about the science and history of flight. We will be showing you how to make your own flying seeds, kites and amazing paper aeroplanes. The day will also include close-up observation of the Garden’s flying insects and you never know, there might be a rocket…

Aug14

Sunday Funday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Free with Garden entry, topic tbc.

Aug16

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to look into the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance. The day will include craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. There’ll be a gourmet tasting session with staff from Rococo Chocolates. All children must be…

Aug17

Garden Photography

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Bring your camera or smartphone along to capture the Garden in striking and unusual ways. Advice on lighting, composition, texture and form will be provided as well as some top tips on photographing wildlife and making plant portraits. For Ages 7+  All children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Aug18

Potions and Poisons: Shakespearean herbology

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

To celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare died, we are teaming up with Studio Cultivate to run four workshops exploring CPG and the world of the apothecaries through a Shakespearian lens. You will be studying poisons and potions, charms and curses, maladies and remedies whilst exploring the Garden, its plants and animals. There will be real…

Aug23

Animation Station

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

In this animation workshop (with professional film-maker Emma Sullivan) you’ll be taking inspiration for your characters and story from the Garden itself, the plants & animals that live there. How do they survive? What dramas happen daily in the Garden that could inspire our own fantastical tale? Superhero slugs? Cannibal plants? It’s up to you.…

Aug24

Living Colour

- 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…

Aug25

Fire!!

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the Great fire of London, the 150th of the London fire brigade and the 50th of our local fire station here in Chelsea. Come and find out about the science, folklore, customs, beliefs and rituals associated with fire and hear from staff from the Museum of London who…

Oct02

Sunday Funday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Free with Garden entry, topic tbc.

Oct25

Art of the Garden

- 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.…

Oct26

Animal Encounters

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Discover the diverse world of animals with Vic Taylor from Mynewt Enterprises who will introduce his marvellous menagerie including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede, corn snake, giant African snail and Mr. Jelly Belly the tree frog. Find out how they are suited to their environments and hold them (if you want to). For ages 4+ …

Oct26

Animal Encounters

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Discover the diverse world of animals with Vic Taylor from Mynewt Enterprises who will introduce his marvellous menagerie including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede, corn snake, giant African snail and Mr. Jelly Belly the tree frog. Find out how they are suited to their environments and hold them (if you want to). For ages 4+ …

Oct27

Fungi Town: an introduction to the weird world of mushrooms

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Neither animal nor plant, fungi are an essential part of our world. Sample some tasty treats and meet some unusual characters in this day’s voyage into the huge and varied subterranean kingdom of the fungi. Try your hand at mushroom printing, find out about glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. Take your own mini growing kit home with you…

Oct28

Potions and Poisons: Shakespearean herbology

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

To celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare died, we are teaming up with Studio Cultivate to run four workshops exploring CPG and the world of the apothecaries through a Shakespearian lens. You will be studying poisons and potions, charms and curses, maladies and remedies whilst exploring the Garden, its plants and animals. There will be real…

Pre-booking and pre-payment are essential.

Aug02

A Passion for Plants – gardening for beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come and learn some gardening tips from our staff. 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. For ages 4+ All children must…

Aug02

A Passion for Plants: gardening for beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Come along to learn some gardening tips from our staff. 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. For ages 4+ All…

Aug03

The Power of Plants – Ethnobotany for beginners

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to discover the amazing variety of plants in our everyday lives. You will have used about 10 plants before arriving at the Garden – find out what they are. Our new Edible & Useful beds are full of stories linking us to the world of plants. The day will include using natural dyes…

Aug04

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

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

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. Also, there’ll be the chance to learn how to make your own paper…

Aug09

Garden Safari

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

For half the day Vic Taylor from Mynewt Enterprises will introduce you to his marvellous menagerie and help you to discover the diverse world of animals including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede, corn snake, giant African snail and Mr. Jelly Belly the tree frog. Find out how they are suited to their environments and hold…

Aug10

Recycled Garden Sculptures

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Back by popular demand. Working with professional sculptor Michelle Reader, this is a day dedicated to reusing everyday items to create your own brilliant and beautiful sculptures based on garden plants and animals. See Michelle’s website for more of her amazing work. For ages 8+  All children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Aug11

Flight Club: an introduction to things that fly

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

From pollen, seeds and insects to birds and humans- learn about the science and history of flight. We will be showing you how to make your own flying seeds, kites and amazing paper aeroplanes. The day will also include close-up observation of the Garden’s flying insects and you never know, there might be a rocket…

Aug14

Sunday Funday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Free with Garden entry, topic tbc.

Aug16

Chocolate Tuesday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Join us to look into the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special substance. The day will include craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. There’ll be a gourmet tasting session with staff from Rococo Chocolates. All children must be…

Aug17

Garden Photography

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Bring your camera or smartphone along to capture the Garden in striking and unusual ways. Advice on lighting, composition, texture and form will be provided as well as some top tips on photographing wildlife and making plant portraits. For Ages 7+  All children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Aug18

Potions and Poisons: Shakespearean herbology

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

To celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare died, we are teaming up with Studio Cultivate to run four workshops exploring CPG and the world of the apothecaries through a Shakespearian lens. You will be studying poisons and potions, charms and curses, maladies and remedies whilst exploring the Garden, its plants and animals. There will be real…

Aug23

Animation Station

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

In this animation workshop (with professional film-maker Emma Sullivan) you’ll be taking inspiration for your characters and story from the Garden itself, the plants & animals that live there. How do they survive? What dramas happen daily in the Garden that could inspire our own fantastical tale? Superhero slugs? Cannibal plants? It’s up to you.…

Aug24

Living Colour

- 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…

Aug25

Fire!!

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the Great fire of London, the 150th of the London fire brigade and the 50th of our local fire station here in Chelsea. Come and find out about the science, folklore, customs, beliefs and rituals associated with fire and hear from staff from the Museum of London who…

Oct02

Sunday Funday

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Free with Garden entry, topic tbc.

Oct25

Art of the Garden

- 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.…

Oct26

Animal Encounters

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Discover the diverse world of animals with Vic Taylor from Mynewt Enterprises who will introduce his marvellous menagerie including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede, corn snake, giant African snail and Mr. Jelly Belly the tree frog. Find out how they are suited to their environments and hold them (if you want to). For ages 4+ …

Oct26

Animal Encounters

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Discover the diverse world of animals with Vic Taylor from Mynewt Enterprises who will introduce his marvellous menagerie including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede, corn snake, giant African snail and Mr. Jelly Belly the tree frog. Find out how they are suited to their environments and hold them (if you want to). For ages 4+ …

Oct27

Fungi Town: an introduction to the weird world of mushrooms

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

Neither animal nor plant, fungi are an essential part of our world. Sample some tasty treats and meet some unusual characters in this day’s voyage into the huge and varied subterranean kingdom of the fungi. Try your hand at mushroom printing, find out about glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. Take your own mini growing kit home with you…

Oct28

Potions and Poisons: Shakespearean herbology

- at Chelsea Physic Garden

To celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare died, we are teaming up with Studio Cultivate to run four workshops exploring CPG and the world of the apothecaries through a Shakespearian lens. You will be studying poisons and potions, charms and curses, maladies and remedies whilst exploring the Garden, its plants and animals. There will be real…


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To be put on our e-mailing list for future events, please contact the Education Department on 020 7349 6453 or email education@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk


Children must be accompanied throughout the day by a paying adult.
PRE-BOOKING AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE ESSENTIAL