Get your magnifying glasses and green fingers ready for fun filled outdoor garden themed activities at Leeds Castle from 29th May to 6th June, in celebration of National Garden Wildlife Week.
As restrictions start to ease, Leeds Castle invites you to bring the children to get their hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoors again this half term in the beautiful grounds and gardens of “the loveliest Castle in the world”.
Even the youngest visitors can explore, investigate and learn how to plant and grow seeds at Leeds Castle’s Garden Wildlife Week event. Join our ‘Bug Safari’ and discover all types of bugs and insects as you explore the Castle estate, you might spot a colourful butterfly by the stream in the Pavilion Lawn or uncover an earthworm hiding underneath a stone in the Princess Alexandra Gardens!
A ‘Wildlife Trail’ will take families on a fun adventure through the grounds, following clues to find animal illustrations and hidden answers in order to complete a trail card. The excitement continues in the ‘Sunflower Marquee’ near the Maze, where younger visitors are invited to plant their own sunflower seeds to take home and watch grow (small additional charge applies).
Fascinating wildlife information boards will be located around the estate so the whole family can find out interesting facts about the variety of birds and bugs that live in the grounds of Leeds Castle.
Once you have completed the activity sheets and planted your very own sunflower, visit the fantastic array of daily attractions all open once again and ready to welcome visitors this half term. From the 17th May, for the first time in over six months, the doors to the magnificent Castle rooms will once again open to allow visitors to explore over 900-years of history.
Families will enjoy taking a relaxing cruise across the Great Water on the Black Swan Ferry, watching the incredible free-flying Bird of Prey display, getting lost in the Maze and exploring the fantastic children’s playgrounds. Don’t miss the chance to challenge yourself or your parents to a game of Adventure Golf!
Locally made ice-cream and delicious takeaway lunches and refreshments will be available from a choice of catering kiosks during your day out at Leeds Castle this half term.
At Leeds Castle, the safety of our visitors and guests is our top priority. For this reason, we have made a few changes to the way we operate, including restricting visitor numbers to ensure the estate isn’t too busy, spacing visits, reducing queues with pre-booked time slots, using one-way systems and operating a cashless site. You will still receive a friendly greeting from our staff, but from a safe distance and whilst using PPE.
All charitable income raised from admission tickets goes back into the running and preservation of Leeds Castle and its estate and the continued support of visitors has never been more vital for the survival of this magnificent heritage attraction.
Please visit www.leeds-castle.com to pre-book your tickets and check current opening times and prices. Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London.