Family Fun

RHS Malvern Spring Festival has many highlights for children, and under 16s get in free!

School Gardens Challenge

Led by former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, children and young people from local schools and colleges have created gardens exploring the theme of ‘A Celebration of The Queen’. Each school has been tasked to take inspiration from The Queen and her reign. So come and meet the teams behind these amazing gardens and find out what they’ve enjoyed about celebrating the Platinum Jubilee and have found out about Her Majesty’s incredible 70 years of service.

Discovery Dome

This is the place to:

  • Come and get creative with Meadow Arts and find out about this visual art charity that invites you to experience contemporary art in unexpected spaces and historic places.
  • Join a planting workshop with Chris Collins and work towards a Blue Peter Green Badge.
  • Meet scientists from the National History Museum to discover the organisms living in soils and how soil biodiversity below ground helps fruit and vegetable to grow. Visitors can take part in science-based activities ranging from observing creepy crawlies under the microscope; finding out how to extract DNA, the code of life, from a strawberry in a few simple steps; and give DNA sequencing a go with the Blocksford Brickopore sequencer with DNA made from LEGO™ bricks.
  • Make your own beautiful flower crown to take away using British flowers and foliage.
  • Join a family-friendly workshop and learn how to make a pizza wheel, an edible hanging basket, or a salad bar in a tray.
  • Enjoy Mr Thomas Trilby’s unique circus entertainment. Marvel at his stilt walking and juggling skills or join one of his exciting circus workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Build a willow bird feeder with Wyldwood Willow and take it home to see what birds you might attract into your own garden.

Other family-themed attractions include:

  • The Worcestershire Beekeepers have live bees to look at and learn all about at Grow to Know.
  • The National Childbirth Trust chill-out area is the perfect place to feed and change the youngest visitors.
  • At Pathways Day Service you can make a plant cutting and take it home and watch it grow in your own garden.
  • Join the Museum of Royal Worcester to learn about the rich inheritance of porcelain.