Summer’s here! Come and join our family activity sessions – new for this summer 2017. Ideal for finding out more about the wildlife at Martineau Gardens with plenty of fun and play along the way. Sessions are led by Juliette Green, our Education Officer.
Pirate Adventure Wed 2 & Thurs 3 August
Go on a treasure hunt, make a boat to float on the pond, find some mini “monsters of the deep” and make pirate bunting. Wear your best pirate costume!
Plant Professor Fri 25 August
Explore the woodland and garden, learn about different parts of plants and their jobs, taste some of our food crops. Earn yourself a Plant Professor certificate!
Minibeast Safari Wed 30 & Thurs 31 August
Hunt for minibeasts in the woods, try a true or false trail, have a go at pond dipping and listen to a minibeast story. Come dressed as your favourite minibeast!
Here’s what you need to know:
This is a family learning event —activities are for supervised children aged 3—12 years. Parents/carers are expected to stay and join in but don’t pay, children’s tickets are £5 per head. Numbers are limited to 20 children per session – book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dress appropriately for the weather, since the session will take place outside.
Bring a drink and a snack, or bring your packed lunch if you’d like to have a picnic at Martineau Gardens (after the morning session or before the afternoon one).
Martineau Gardens serves hot and cold drinks (for which donations are welcomed) but not food. You can find out more about the Gardens here.
£5 per child (+ 50p booking fee) advance booking essential wegottickets.com
To book, please select from the seven sessions above (choosing a morning OR afternoon session) and you’ll be redirected to wegottickets.com to make your payment.
How to find us:
27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG
Located opposite the Priory Hospital, and 5 minutes from the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and Warwickshire County Cricket Ground
On the B4217 (Priory Road), 2 miles from Birmingham City Centre. Sat Nav B5 7UG
There is a small carpark and sheltered bike rack available
Please choose the green option! Travel by boot, bus or bike recommended.
Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: X61, 63 ; Pershore Road: 45, 47. To plan your journey by public transport, visitwww.traveline.info and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.
The nearest train stations are Five Ways Station (then a 15 minute walk or bus journey) or New Street Station, with a 15 minute bus journey to the Gardens.