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If you want to know more about family activities at Great Dixter please contact Jane: education@greatdixter.co.uk

Garden explorer club

Garden explorers is an adventurous group for toddlers and carers which takes place each Thursday and Friday at Great Dixter between 9:30 and 11:30 (10-12 during the school holidays), based from our education centre at Dixter Farm. Sessions are based around seasonal activity in the garden and on the estate, from seed planting and cooking using vegetables we have harvested from the garden, entering the local horticultural society show, to minibeast hunts, having fires in the woods and making musical instruments. Sessions are usually run by Education Officer Jane, with special guest appearances from time to time.

There is usually a story and a walk, and always a drink and a snack (which we often make during the session) with an all essential (proper) coffee for the adults.

Garden explorers is suitable for toddlers aged 2-4. Older siblings are welcome during the holidays, and younger so long as buggies are robust enough to make it down to the woods and carers willing to push or carry. There are quite a lot of steps around the garden so we usually abandon buggies somewhere and collect them later. We go out in all weathers and quite often end up messy so suitable clothing is essential!

Each session costs £5.00 per child. Siblings are half price. Accompanying adults and babies are free.

Please note that parents or carers are responsible for direct supervision of children. 

To book a place email: education@greatdixter.co.uk or tel: 01797 334042.

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School Holidays

We usually run some extra activities for school aged children during the holidays.

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All activities are risk assessed. Please ensure that you provide the education officer Jane Wigan with any specific needs of your child. Please follow this link for additional health and safety information.


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