If you love getting out in the fresh air, feasting on chocolate and stopping to smell the roses (or tulips) you’re in luck! We’ve got a fantastic selection of springtime treats just for you…
Tulip Festival 2021
Hampton Court Palace | 17 April – 3 May
The amazing team at the Palace have planted over 100,000 bulbs in the gardens for their first ever Tulip Festival. The long history of tulip planting began at Hampton Court Palace with Mary II. The legacy of her interest in garden design and her extravagant tulip vases can still be seen today. You can find out more about the history of tulips, as well as gardening tips from the Palace’s gardeners, on the dedicated Tulip trail. Included in admission price. Members go free.
Easter Egg Statue Trail
Painshill Park | 2 – 18 April
Giant colourful Easter eggs are just waiting for you to find them hiding in the Painshill landscape this Easter! Don’t forget to check out the park’s magical grotto, gothic temple and the ruined Abbey on your travels too. Included with general admission. Timed tickets required.
Dennis & Gnasher’s Big Bonanza at Kew
Kew Gardens | 31 March – 18 April
Uncover plants and pranks this Easter with Dennis and Gnasher and all their friends from Beano at Kew Gardens. Perfect for kids and big kids alike, visitors to Kew will meet characters from the popular Beano comic and much-loved TV series Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! Join the ‘banana bunch’ on a mission to protect bananas from evil Dr Gloom, save them from extinction and rescue the fruit-powered superhero Bananaman from capture. Discover the slimy, sticky, smelly and deceptive powers of plants to help save the day. Included with entry into the gardens. Book time slots in advance.
Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt
Hampton Court Palace | 1 – 18 April
Join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and
gardens of Henry VIII. Enjoy a trip back in time as you follow the trail map and solve the clues to find the golden bunnies hiding in the gardens. Then collect your delicious Lindt Gold Bunny chocolate reward and bunny ears! The hunt is designed for children aged 3-12 years old and their families.
Included in admission price. Members go free.
Sculpture at Wisley
until 27 June 2021
To give everyone the chance to enjoy The Four Seasons the exhibition has been extended until 27 June 2021. The Four Seasons is an unmissable exhibition of larger-than-life sculptures – by contemporary American sculptor and filmmaker Philip Haas. The exquisitely detailed pieces imagine Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in human form, rendered with exuberant arrangements of seasonal fruit, vegetables, flowers and crops. Timed bookings required.
Easter Centrepiece Workshop
Wild Alice Floral Designs
2 & 3 April
This class provides the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and let your creative juices flow in a beautiful and therapeutic environment. You’ll discover how to create an environmentally friendly centrepiece, foam free, and the best way to look after your flowers and get the most out of them.
£45pp. Includes tea, coffee and nibbles.