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RHS Malvern Spring Festival Family Weekend

Family Weekend Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May

This interactive weekend is all about getting children involved in gardening and the great outdoors, with an emphasis on fun. 

And here’s some more good news – children (under 16) receive free entry to RHS Malvern Spring Festival on all four days.

School Garden Challenge

Every year groups of school children learn about much more than gardening as they work in teams on our Chris Collins (Blue Peter) lead School Garden Challenge supported by BAM, this year the garden designs theme is Great Britain. Discover which schools are taking part in the School Garden Challenge and the inspiration for their gardens.

Book Hub

More than just a bookshop the Book Hub, new for 2018, is a space to meet authors and find out about their latest books. On Thursday and Friday, gardening writers entice you with their specialist knowledge and support you in developing your horticultural understanding.

Saturday and Sunday are all about families, with a range of authors aimed at youngsters holding interactive workshops, book readings and performances that will bring the written word alive.

Come back soon to find out which authors are joining us.  

Blue Peter Feature Garden

For many, the first gardening on TV was shown as part of the children’s programme, Blue Peter. Celebrating an outstanding 60 years of being broadcast, and over 5,000 episodes, this feature garden is our homage to a special part of our childhoods. Designed by one of Blue Peter’s former gardeners, Chris Collins, the garden takes you back to a simpler time of life, when the highlight of your day was teatime and sitting down to watch your favourite programme on TV.

Children's Great Exhibition 

Head over to Live Well where little one's can explore the Children's Great Exhibition.  There are lots of hands on activities to keep them entertained plus lots of art to explore too, to find out and find out how you can enter the Children's Art Competition head over to our Live Well page.