Activities for Families and Children

Entrance to the weekend is free for children under the age of 12 (when accompanied by an adult) and, with its increasingly wide appeal, there is much in the event for the younger visitor to explore.

Highlights include:

All Saints West Dulwich , SE21
Activities for children including planting and crafts.
Saturday: 12:00-17:00 Sunday: 12:00-17:00
Barnard Park , N1
This year there will be activities for children along with live music.
Saturday: 11:00-16:00
Bow Churchyard , E3
Children's craft activities.
Saturday: 12:00-16:00 Sunday: 12:00-16:00
Cable Street Community Gardens , E1
Children's activities.
Sunday: 10:30-16:00
Caledonian Park and Community Orchard , N7
Children's natural-play area.
Sunday: 11:00-17:00
Canons Park - George V Memorial Garden , HA8
Face painting and art activity for children.
Saturday: 13:00-17:00
The Castle Garden , N4
Craft activities for children.
Saturday: 11:00-16:00
Centre for Wildlife Gardening , SE15
Bug-hunting and pond-dipping for families.
Sunday: 10:30-16:30
Charlton Manor Primary School , SE7
Pond-dipping.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 10:00-15:00
Courtfield Gardens (East) , SW5
Children's playground.
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Crescent Garden , W9
Children's play area with swings and slide.
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Crossrail Place Roof Garden , E14
A packed programme of free events across the weekend including children's activities.
Saturday: 10:00-18:00 Sunday: 12:00-18:00
Culverley Green , SE6
Face-painting, games for small children and live music.
Saturday: 14:00-17:00
Eaton Square , SW1
Award-winning entertainer John Styles will be performing Punch & Judy at 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm, blending this traditional show with modern references.
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden , EC2
To encourage gardeners of the future, we will have several 'Just for Kids' activities.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Geffrye Museum Gardens , E2
Self-guided garden activities for children on both days.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Hampstead Parish Church Burial Grounds , NW3
Refreshments, tomb trails, quizzes and children's activities.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 14:00-17:00
Keats House , NW3
Family Day: Minibeast Safari
Sunday 18 June, 1-4pm
Pick up a wildlife spotter sheet and see what birds and beasties you can spy. You can also make a miniature bug hotel to encourage minibeasts into your own gardens and outdoor spaces.
Lavender Pond and Nature Park , SE16
Pond-dipping for children (and adults!) from the new boardwalk.
Saturday: 10:00-16:00
Lexham Gardens , W8
Garden party 3-5pm on Saturday, including children's entertainment.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Lillington & Longmoore Gardens , SW1
Children's playground.
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
The Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum , SW7
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Paradise Co-op Urban Farm , SW18
Guided walks, scavenger hunts and face-painting for children.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Roe Green Walled Garden , NW9
Children' activities.
Saturday: 11:00-16:30
Russell Square Gardens , WC1
Punch and Judy show and children' activities on both days.
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Museum of the Order of St John , EC1
Museum open.
Children’s trail.
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Sellincourt Primary School Edible Garden , SW17
Seed planting, leaf sculptures, children's art activities.
Saturday: 10:00-16:00
The Compound, Stave Hill Ecological Park , SE16
Children's craft activities.
Saturday: 10:00-16:00 Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Strawberry Hill House , TW1
Children's garden trail - look out for special trees, objects and furry friends.
Saturday: 10:00-16:00 Sunday: 10:00-16:00
William Morris Society , W6
Children's iz and trail. Refreshments available.
Saturday: 14:00-17:00

In addition to family activities, many of the residential gardens have outdoor play equipment.

List of gardens with things for families and children »

List of gardens with things for families and children »

Punch & Judy in Eaton Square
Punch & Judy in Eaton Square