Make the most of May half term with lots to keep little explorers occupied at Dunham Massey between Saturday 26 May and Sunday 3 June.

From Saturday 26 May explore the garden with Mother Nature at this National Trust place on a family friendly garden trail to discover different patterns and textures found in nature. Younger visitors can also take part in ‘Mother Nature Art’ from 28 May-1 June 12noon-4pm. Head to the garden to get creative with clay, make your own rose and turn pine cones into your favourite garden creature.

Return to the garden on the first weekend of June and you’re sure of a big surprise… as hundreds of teddy bears gather for a fun-filled day out. Bring your teddy bear and a picnic to the garden and enjoy games, interactive storytelling, a garden trail and a brass band.

Spot the teddy bears hiding around the garden to complete the children’s trail and meet ‘bear expert, Claude Slightly’ for interactive storytelling sessions every half hour between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

With plenty of early summer colour to enjoy, the garden provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy garden games and live music from Lydgate Brass Band at 12noon1:30pm and 3pm.

With live music every weekend throughout May and June between 12noon-4pm and a continuous landscape of colour, Dunham’s garden is the perfect setting for a picnic – and spotting the first signs of summer. Head Gardener Emily Chandler says ‘It’s an exciting time in the garden, with flower beds around the house a mass of colour, and the rose garden beginning to bloom.’

Mother Nature Art, Teddy Bears Picnic and live music at weekends are all free events (normal admission to the garden applies). National Trust members can visit the garden for free. All visitors (including National Trust members) require a garden ticket from visitor reception.


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