May Half-Term Fun

May Half-Term Fun


Wakehurst Place
nr Haywards Heath
RH17 6TN

Date(s) - 27-May-2019 to 31-May-2019
All Day

Wakehurst Place

Join us for May half-term fun at Wakehurst. Get set for time trial games, go on a Fungi Trail and check out our workshop with Lilly the Pesky Caterpilly.

Lilly the Pesky Caterpilly workshop

Location:  Around the Millennium Seed Bank and Bug Garden (Bughurst)

Time: 11am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5pm

Age guidance: Best suited for families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: £15

The workshop includes:

  • Bug Hunt: A Lilly the Pesky Caterpilly bug hunt through the gardens will let kids discover good bugs from bad bugs
  • Creative wood work: Carefully create your own caterpilly from wood that will be a great memory of a fun day out
  • Master class in fire-lighting
  • Fireside cookery: and then roll up your sleeves and get kneading some super tasty caterpillar bread in which you can stir in herbs and edible fungi
  • Storytelling around the fire

Funky fun with fungi

Location: Outside the Millennium Seed Bank

Time: 10am – 5pm

Time Trials

Cost: £2

Race against the clock while imagining yourself as a puff ball fungus strategically throwing your spores at target. Play plant ‘pick up sticks’ and save precious fungi from pests in the soil.

Fungi Trail

Cost: Free

Grab a map and join a self-led trail where you will discover lots about fungi – both what you see above ground and what is secretly happening beneath your feet.

Giant fungus installation

Cost: Free

Do you want to be a part of the Wood Wide Web? Let our giant fungus introduce you to the wonders of Kingdom Fungi, help you communicate with each other and join the most extensive network ever imagined! It’s a dynamic and interactive installation from Kew’s outreach project, Grow Wild.