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Summer holiday fun at RHS Harlow Carr: Aardman presents: Lloyd of the Flies The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel Hunt

Start Date

Saturday 22nd Jul 2023 09:30 AM

End Date

Sunday 3rd Sept 2023 17:00 PM

Location

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

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This summer holidays at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, visit a resort with a difference: The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel.


Lloyd the housefly and friends have booked a stay at the hotel, but Lloyd has lost the map. Can you help them reach their fabulous vacation destination? Have fun on the Grand Bug & Pest Hotel Hunt trail with Aardman’s new interactive app, and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities all summer long.


The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel Hunt family trail


Daily, Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September


9.30am – 6pm, self-led trail


Follow the trail around the garden and see if you can spot Lloyd the housefly and some of his friends along the way.


Suitable for all the family



Nature House forest school


Every Monday, 24 July – 28 August


10am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 3pm, around the garden


Have fun outdoors while trying something new. Enjoy a range of insect-themed activities led by our Forest School.



Adventure walks with the Garden Detectives


Every Tuesday and Thursday, 25 July – 31 August


11am, 1pm & 3pm, meet at the Learning Centre


Join the Garden Detectives for some summer mischief and connect with nature on our insect-inspired family walks.



Wellbeing yoga


Every Wednesday, 26 July – 30 August


11am, 1pm & 3pm, Kalmia Lawn


Take time to chill out with family-friendly yoga sessions.



Animation workshops*


Wednesday 26 July, 2, 9 and 16 August


Sessions at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm


Create your own short stop-motion animated film with an animation expert using the free Animator app. Make and keep your model, and at the end of the workshop, share the animated film you’ve created with us for inclusion in an extended video.


Recommended age 6+


*£12 per person; pre-booking required



Plus, Family fun every Friday:



Outdoor bubble show


Friday 28 July


11am – 3pm, Kalmia Lawn


Paris Bubbles put on a magical show blending science, art and fun. Watch as they create giant bubbles, amazing shapes and creatures.



Bricks4kids (clay modelling)


Friday 4 August


11am – 3pm, Kalmia Lawn


Using clay create your own insect model to take home and paint.



Circus skills with Circus Sensible


Friday 11 August


10am – 12noon & 1pm – 3pm, Kalmia Lawn


Including 30 minute demos and drop-in workshops. Learn to juggle, practise some tricks and test your balance with beginners stilts plus lots more.



Bricks4kids (Lego)


Friday 18 August


11am – 3pm, Event Marquee


Make your very own insect model out of Lego.



Ukulele workshop


Friday 25 August


11am, 1pm & 3pm, Kalmia Lawn


Suitable for total beginners of all ages. If you have your own ukulele, please bring it along, but we’ll also have plenty of ukuleles for you to borrow.



Claro orienteering


Friday 1 September


10am – 3pm, starting from the Winter Walk


Put on your walking boots, polish up your compass and head off on an exciting orienteering adventure. How quickly will you complete the course?



https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/whats-on/summer-holidays



Discover RHS Harlow Carr By Bus



This summer, take the extended X6 summer bus service to RHS Garden Harlow Carr and save 30% on your visit. From 22 July – 3 September, the X6 bus runs throughout the day, every day from Harrogate Bus Station, connecting you with the garden in only 15 minutes.



Tickets for the bus are available to purchase on-board from just £2, so you can save money and see more with a great day out at the garden.



From more information, visit: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/plan-your-visit


Garden admission applies; free to RHS members and children under 5. Activities included with garden admission unless marked *.

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