RHS Malvern Spring Festival Introduces Family Weekend With Free Admission For Children

6th April 2017

Bring the kids down for some FREE fun in the sun at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival Family Weekend from Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 May.

Children (under 16) receive free entry to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival on all four days of the festival. Over the course of the action-packed Family Weekend, budding horticulturists can get hands on in the Exploration Zone learning about the wonderful world of plants and gardens. In the Health and Wellbeing Garden Pathways Day Service, are hosting a Herb Hunt for little ones to discover the magic of herbs and how to grow them. Due to popular demand, the much-loved Mr Alexander returns in his one-man show featuring a unique and captivating blend of magic, juggling, unicycling, balance and illusion.

Jane Furze, Head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival, said: “RHS Malvern Spring Festival is a remarkable event, not just for grown ups, but for children too. We’re passionate about engaging the next generation of Alan Titchmarshes and Carol Kleins and nurturing young talent. With a host of activities lined up including hands on workshops, live entertainment and interactive story-telling, Family Weekend promises to have something for everyone big or small.”

Malvern Spring Festival welcomes popular children’s authors for fun-filled, interactive sessions based around wildlife and the outdoors. New York Times best-selling author, Ed Vere, will teach youngsters how to draw his Grumpy Frog, Andy Steed introduces the Anti Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things To Do alongside Tracey Corderoy’s craft and canine capers with robber dogs, Shifty Mcgifty and Slippery Sam. Children are invited to create their own bird book with best-selling author Matt Sewell and watch Czech illustrator, Petr Horacek, bring his characters to life with a live drawing session. 

The School Gardens Challenge Champion, Blue Peter’s Chris Collins, will be hosting interactive plant workshops whilst thirteen schools from across the country show off their design skills in the annual award-winning School Gardens Challenge supported by BAM Construction. For the first time ever, this section will also include an ‘International Guest School Garden’, designed by two Russian school girls that will be judged separately. The theme this year is  ‘Space’, which celebrates the 350th anniversary of Isaac Newton’s ground-breaking discovery of gravity, alongside the 60th anniversary of the launch of the world’s first satellite, Sputnik. Children can get transported into space with a visit to the Planetarium with daily talks including Great Planet Adventures, Back to the Moon and We Are Aliens taking place every hour.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 will take place from Thursday 11 May until Sunday 14 May. Adult tickets start from £18 in advance while children (under 16) are free of charge. For more information and to book tickets, please call 01684 584924 or visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk