Children's Summer Activities

Throughout August, we are holding a programme of summer holiday activities for children here at Gordale Garden Centre – suitable for children ages 2+. This Summer we have an incredible line-up of Children’s Activities – from laugh out loud fun with Freckles, to thrills and chills at the Creepy Crawly Show, PLUS brand new events for 2022!


Book your tickets online to secure your place!

£8.50 per child (includes two accompanying adults).

Special Offer 2 for £16.00

Sessions at 11am (approx duration 1hr).

We welcome children of all ages and abilities to come and take part in our super fun activities which will be held in our outdoor Summer Marquee this year for accessibility. We know that children are active and adventurous during the summer months, so we make sure that every activity is safe and fun. No matter what kind of child you have, we have something for them. Not to mention, our prices are very affordable – which makes it even more fun for parents!


What’s On

From jewellery making to entertaining shows, we’ve got something for every interest on our agenda for 2022.

To book please select your event and follow the instructions to pay.



Freckles guarantees nonstop party fun! Her high energy shows include a Mini Disco playing all your favourite tunes, bubbles, magic tricks, puppets, party games, dances, & balloon modelling.

Dapper Donkeys


Meet the sweet donkeys from Dapper Donkey Farm, a local rescue charity. Enjoy a ride around the garden centre and learn all about the work they do every day to help our furry friends.

Creepy Crawly Show


Snakes, lizards, and tarantulas are just some of our creepy delights. Are you brave enough to touch or hold them? Learn fascinating facts and enjoy ‘Get me out of here’ challenges.

Bake off


We’ll be decorating fairy cake and biscuits using icing, sprinkles and edible decorations. Be creative and design a mouth-watering showstopper. Then decorate your own box to take them home and wow your friends and family.

Bee Happy


We will have lots of fun painting bee houses and getting “buzzy” with paint! We’ll be sampling yummy honey and then rolling candles from real beeswax. Learn all about our hardworking bees and enjoy taking your goodies home at the end!



Come join us for a morning of fun, sun, sea and sand where we’ll be painting a ceramic lighthouse accompanying a handmade seaside backdrop. Your seascape will fit inside a carry box making it easy to take home and enjoy for years to come!

Beady Beady


Creative workshop for boys and girls where you can make all manner of fantastic, bright and beautiful jewellery. Lots of easy designs to make, with a huge choice of beads and charms.

woodland workshop


Let’s create a miniature woodland together! Have fun painting a toadstool (that doubles as a coin bank!) and crafting a woodland environment for it to go in, with lots of surprises. All yours to take home in a convenient carry box.

mrs giggles


Join Mrs Giggles for a fun-filled show of puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing. Enter the magical world of Chuckleborough with Scruffy the dog and Gertie the parrot! Plus FREE modelling balloon for each child.

Professor Bunsen


There’s lots of fun learning in this science class. Activities include fun with fire, water, smoke and sherbet making. BEWARE – could be more fun than you can handle!

Nature Day


You’ll enjoy designing your own little wonders of nature to keep forever. Includes build-your-own herb house, paint your own ceramic frog flowerpot and colourful bug scratch art. Guaranteed to beat the boredom that ‘bugs’ you!

Dragons & Princesses


It’s imagination time for your little adventurers! Dragons and Princesses feature in a fairytale scene which you’ll create by painting or colouring masks and your very own castle (that doubles as a coin bank!) to take home in a convenient carry box.

silly lilly


Are you ready to party Silly Lilly style! Come along and join in the fun. Classic party games, music, prizes and much, much more. Perfect for shaking off some high energy!

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