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Come and join us for some fun family activities inspired by what’s growing in our Gardens this spring. 

Continue your exploration of nature’s wonders with a visit to our family exhibition, Brick Wonders.

Wonderful Animations  

  • Times: 10am – 4 pm  
  • Location: Music Gallery Performance Space

Drop in to watch some short animations inspired by the Horniman and our new exhibition Brick Wonders.

The animations have been created by second year students on the London College of Communication’s BA Animation course.   

Everyone welcome - just drop in. Suitable for all ages and playscheme friendly. Free.

Colours of Spring Trail

  • Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 3pm
  • Location: Start in the Natural History Gallery

Pick up a trail from the Natural History Gallery to explore some of the colours of spring.

Everyone welcome. Suitable for all ages and playscheme friendly. Free.

Spring Flavours

  • Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Location: In the Gardens, to the left of the Sound Garden

Come and find us in the Gardens, and taste some of the things that are grown here.

Can you guess what they are? Are they sweet, sour, bitter, salty or maybe umami?!

Everyone welcome - just drop in. Suitable for all ages and playscheme friendly. Free.

Wild Food Walk

  • Times: 11.30am and 2pm
  • Location: Meet at the Spring Flavours, to the left of the Sound Garden.

Join us for a family friendly walk to find out about different kinds of edible plants growing on our Nature Trail.

Please note this is not a foraging walk. 

Wild food is vital for the survival of the UK’s wildlife and it is important to ensure there is enough left for birds and other animals, as well as allow plants to produce seeds to reproduce.

Please also note the Nature Trail is not accessible and not suitable for buggies.

Recommended for ages 5+ and playscheme friendly. Free.

Spring Stories

  • Times: 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm
  • Location: Bandstand (relocated to Hands on Base in bad weather)

Listen to vibrant folktales that glisten and shine - tales of blue skies, green frogs, painted flowers, rainbows and more.

This spring, storyteller Olivia Armstrong has gathered the most golden, gleaming, glowing tales to dazzle and delight!

Recommended for ages 3+ but open to all, and playscheme friendly. Free.