A bumper Easter at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens
Easter is really early this year, but there’s still so much to do and see at the Gardens over the whole of the holidays.
Easter Saturday: Bricks, Eggs and Bonnets
Saturday 31st March
12.30 – 4.30
A new way to see the Gardens? – Explore 30 m2 of fascinating LEGO® brick models dotted around the Gardens (from the Lego Ambassador and enthusiasts at Brick Central)
· A Giant Egg decorating challenge and of course the egg hunt trail
· Potato and bean planting - to grow your own
· Easter mask making
· Morris Dancing (the Glorishears of Brummagem ) 1pm and 2,30m
and our much loved
· Easter Bonnet Parade at 2pm (under 5 and over 5 categories (prizes) .... get making and bring yours on the day)
12.30-4.30pm Normal Entry Prices: £4.50/£ 4 (plus Gift Aid), children £1, under 5s free. Family Activities Annual Pass holders -free
Dr Bike sessions..
Friday 6th and 13th April
11am -2pm (normal entry fees apply + bookable 1-2-1 sessions)
Make sure you and your family’s bikes are in tiptop condition and safe for riding the roads this spring
· Drop in for demos and talks about maintenance and simple ways keeping your bike up to scratch (Demos at 12 and 1pm)
· You can also book in for a 1-2-1 ‘M-Check’ session with the team. They will check over your bike with you, do simple repairs and advise you.
· At a bargain price of £10 per bike (high street cost appx £25)
Book 1-2-1s in advance here http://www.castlebromwichhallgardens.org.uk/whats-on/dr-bike-sessions/
…. Or take your chance for a slot on the day
The little big LEGO® brick build day
Tuesday 10th April, 10.30 -4pm
Calling all LEGO® enthusiasts young and old, come and meet Kevin Hall of Brick Galleria, a professional LEGO® model builder who is bringing 40,000, yes 40,000 bricks with him.
We're thrilled to welcome Brick Galleria to our Gardens this Easter. They have worked with some of the very best LEGO® events in this country and internationally.
Book on to one of the 45-minute sessions available throughout the day, to get your hands-on with the experts.
Be part of our making our fabulous ‘Menagerie of Creatures in a Day'.
Will your little animal model win the prize at the end of the show day?
Book now to ensure your space. Sessions are available on first come first served basis:
- 10.30am – 11.15am
- 1.30am – 12.15am
- 1.00pm – 1.45pm
- 2.00pm – 2.45pm
- 3.00pm – 3.45pm
After the Brick Day fun, you are free to explore the gardens, maze and cafe!
BRICK DAY Event Prices:
Cost £6 per child/adult
£20 for a group of four
(please note the minimum age for entering the brick tent is 3years old)
Go online to book : http://www.castlebromwichhallgardens.org.uk/whats-on/brick-day/
Easter egg Hunts and Family Friendly craft activities
Sunday 1st April – Sunday 15th April – Egg hunts
We are open as usual for family egg spotting…..
Dotted around the Gardens are clues where the Easter Bunny has hidden eggs. Come at any time for a gentle spring quest for eggs. There’s a Giant egg too, that needs your help to decorate it.
Free chocolate egg for each child who completes the hunt.
Normal entry fees apply
Tuesday 10th , Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th -Family Friendly craft activities
Three afternoons of Crafty activities during Easter holidays .. we might be making cute Easter bunnies or decorating our giant egg. Whatever we do, recycling, simplicity and having fun together is the style this week. Explore the growing and wakening Garden or combine it with our Brick building day (extra cost). You can spend the day outdoors, exploring the magical maze and mud kitchens or help us to start growing a bean tunnel for summer and plant your own pea plant to take home
£2 for everyone over 5 years of age, free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders.
Cromwell is coming!
Civil War re-enactment encampment
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April, 12.30 -4.30pm
The first battle of English Civil War was fought just 4 miles away from the Gardens. This weekend we welcome Colonel John Pickering’s Regiment of Foote for the weekend.
· Displays, drills and demonstrations throughout the weekend as this 17th century re-enactment group make camp in the grounds.
· Wander among the Parliamentary troops and their followers as they prepare for battle at Curdworth Bridge, near Water Orton.
· Get into conversation with those who cooked the meals and sewed the cloth…
· Let your imagination float back 300 years through the sound and smell of muskets and camp fire smoke...
Normal Entry Prices: £4.50/£ 4 (plus Gift Aid), children £1, under 5s free.
Members and Family Activities Annual Pass holders –free
Natural Art Practitioner's Course with renowned Environmental Artist Richard Shilling.
Saturday 21st April 11am -3pm
Land art and environmental art is growing in popularity – Richard Shilling is one of the leading proponents. This is his first workshop in the region. Come and enjoy and take heart.
Richard's courses sell out fast and we are lucky to get him this far south. The day workshop is ideal for Forest School Leaders, Teachers, Artists, Students or anyone wishing to learn about environmental art techniques and methods or someone looking for time out from the rat race. No self-perceived artistic talent is required, the techniques you will be shown are simple and accessible and yet will result in fascinating creations of which you will be proud.
We will explore the creative process and how the art is developed by deepening your relationship with nature, through the practice of ephemeral art we seek to discover the subtle nuances in nature and be drawn into the environment and start to understand the cycles and processes of flux and transience. You will be guided through this process so you can discover for yourself its ethos via its practice and then take away with you a deeper understanding of how to continue your journey and make further progress through this art form. Investigate different creation methods and techniques using natural materials and limited tools.
£45 per ticket. Limited to 20 participants, BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Booking online now http://www.castlebromwichhallgardens.org.uk/whats-on/land-art-workshop/
Accompanied children are allowed. Parents or guardians are responsible for their welfare at all times. Be aware the workshops are designed for adults and the day is not really suitable for very young children. Suggested minimum age 8 years old.