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Wharton Park events


Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

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If an event takes place in the outdoor amphitheatre don't forget to bring a waterproof coat if it rains. You can also bring along a blanket for the grassed seating.

Easter at Wharton 

Bounding bunnies Easter trail

Date: Saturday 6 April - Monday 22 April
Cost/booking: £1 per trail sheet which can be purchased from the café during opening hours.
Details: The Easter Bunny's friends are lost in the park! Can you help us to find them? Complete the trail and collect a sticker. 

Spring Corner Story time: we're going on an egg hunt! - sold out

Date: Tuesday 9 April, Tuesday 16 April 
Time: 10.00am-11.30am, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Cost/booking: £4 per child. Booking essential - contact us.
Details: Children will listen to the story 'We're going on an egg hunt' in the Education Room before heading off into the park grounds to take part in a fun egg hunt. The egg hunt will involve collecting paper eggs that have been hidden around the park to bring back to the education room to create an Easter craft.

Bunny school - sold out

Date: Thursday 11 April, Thursday 18 April 
Time: 10.00am-11.30am, 1.00pm-2.30pm 
Cost/booking: £8.50 per child. Booking essential - contact us.
Details: Have you got what it takes to become an Easter Bunny? Then it's time to enrol in Bunny School. Children will take part in a series of exciting challenges including how to decorate eggs, how to work with bunnies and chicks and how to deliver to children around the world. There is also a chance meet real bunnies and to pet, feed and learn all about them. 

Build and make it in May half term

Robot Rampage Park Trail 

Date: Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June 
Cost/booking: £1 per trail sheet purchase from the café between 10.00am-4.00pm 
Details: Robots are causing havoc at Wharton Park! They have escaped and are hiding around the park find them all and get a sticker. 

Block Parties Lego workshop

Date: Tuesday 28 May
Time: One hour time slot between 10.30am-3.15pm
Cost/booking: £4.50 per child. Pre-booking only.
Details: Block Parties return to Wharton Park with  a Lego workshop this year taking place outdoors in our amphitheatre. Children can join in and get creative with over 35,000 pieces of Lego. Take part in a range of fun games and challenges such as super hero building, vehicle building, tower building and a zip wire challenge. Children are also encouraged to enjoy free play during the 1 hour workshop. Suitable for 4+ years

Robot Building Workshop 

Date: Wednesday 29 May
Time: 10.00am-12.00 noon, 1.00pm-3.00pm 
Cost/booking: £6 per child. Pre-booking only.
Details: Join our artist in Wharton's Education Room for a 2 hour workshop to re-funk our junk! Creating your very own recycled robot to take home. You will learn about the importance of recycling and caring for the environment we live in whilst making your robot come alive. 

Spring Corner: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Date: Friday 31 May
Time: 10.00am-11.30am, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Cost/booking: £4 per child. Pre-booking only.
Details: Join us for Wharton Park's Spring Corner and enjoy a session all about growing. Hear the story of 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle. Take part in a planting trail, plant your own seed and enjoy a spring craft.

Summer 

The Secret Garden 

Date: Saturday 10 August
Time: 6.30pm (doors 5.30pm)
Cost/booking: Adult £16, Child £11, Family £46. Book online for The Secret Garden or call the Gala Box Office 03000 266 600.
Details: The Secret is out.... This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle's house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle's secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented at Wharton Park's outdoor amphitheatre. Relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer.

Regular events

Brand new to our early years programme.

Let's Explore!

Date: The sessions will run bi-monthly on Friday afternoons initially for 7 weeks on the following dates: Friday 26 April, Friday 10 May, Friday 24 May, Friday 7 June, Friday 21 June, Friday 5 July, Friday 19 July
Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm
Cost/booking: £3 per child per session or block book all 7 sessions for £18. contact us - all bookings need to be made in advance.
Details: It's time to take your little explorer on a mini adventure. These sessions are ideal for under 5's giving them the opportunity to get outdoors and explore the park. They will search for signs of plant and animal life, collect natural materials and take part in a range of other seasonal activities. Children will be given the freedom to explore nature and use it to create their own artwork, search for signs of life in the park with some bird spotting and mini beast hunting, take inspiration from the weather with themed play and crafts and plant some new life to watch it grow.

Baby class - Wharton Park's Tiny Toes

Date: Every Friday, term time only.
Time: 10.00am-11.30am.
Cost/booking: £24 for six weeks. To book, contact us.
Details: A relaxed six week programme for babies from birth to approximately 13 month. Sessions take place in our education room with a different theme each week. There is careful balance between structured activity and self-led exploration so that as new parents you can connect with each other sharing experiences and offering support.

Educational sessions for schools

We run educational sessions in the park throughout the year. For more information and details of how to book, check out our  Icon for pdf Wharton Park Workshops Summer 2019 (PDF, 856.1kb) flyer.

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03000 262 655
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