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Wildlife Week at Chessington Garden Centre

Wildlife Week at Chessington Garden Centre

Activities for Children in Wildlife Week at Chessington Garden Centre

Various activities this half term, all with the theme of Wildlife.

Paint a Flowerpot:

Calling all budding artists and creative minds! Dive into a world of imagination and colour at our exciting ceramic wildlife pot decorating event. Join us for a ribbit-ing good time as children unleash their artistic flair and transform blank ceramic frog pots into vibrant works of art!

At the end of the workshop, proudly take home your beautifully decorated ceramic wildlife animal pot. You will have the selection of the following wildlife animals (stock dependent)

  • Chessington Garden Centre pot paintingFrogs
  • Badgers
  • Foxes
  • Squirrels

Display it proudly in your room, gift it to a loved one, or use it as a charming planter for your favourite succulent – the choice is yours! Plant not included.


Pet Pals:Chessington Garden Centre Pet Pals

Kids will get the chance to meet and greet some of our favourite wildlife animals, with one on one time with our knowledgeable and experienced Pet Centre staff! They will also be given an information sheet about the animals and a cupcake for their participation… get all this for just £5!

Things You Should Know

  • Each child will need a space reserved
  • Children will not be unsupervised while being shown the animals
  • Any child (or adult) acting in an inappropriate way will be asked to leave
  • You will not feed the animals
  • You will be shown a variety of animals that are available that week. There is no guarantee or commitment to the types of animals we can show, with a range of factors determining this.
  • We will ask you to wash your hands with hand sanitiser before and after any handling of the animals.


Wildlife Animal Search

This wildlife week, we’re inviting kids to embark on an exciting animal hunt around our garden centre!

Armed with a special activity sheet, young explorers will search high and low for 8 different animal silhouettes cleverly hidden throughout the premises. Each sheet will provide tantalizing clues to guide them on their quest, making the hunt both challenging and fun. As they spot each animal, they can mark it off on their sheet.

Once all 8 creatures have been found, they’ll flip their sheet over to reveal a delightful worksheet or colouring page to take home as a memento.

To make the experience even sweeter, every child who completes the animal hunt will receive a tasty lollipop or animal-shaped candy as a well-deserved reward for their keen observational skills and adventurous spirit!

This will be running from the 27th May – 2nd June.


Surrey Wildlife Trust Talk

Chessington Garden Centre is proud to announce a new partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust, the county’s leading nature conservation charity. This collaboration aims to promote environmental conservation and raise awareness about the importance of protecting local wildlife and habitats.

As part of the Wildlife Week festivities, Surrey Wildlife Trust will be giving a presentation. The speaker will be James Herd, who serves as the director of reserves for the organization. This talk is scheduled for May 29th at 1:30pm. It is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Feel free to drop in for this complimentary event.

For more information about our new partnership, please click here.



For more information and to book, please visit the Chessington Garden Center website.


To see more family friendly events and places to go, please visit the Raring2go! What’s on Guide or Raring2go! Places2go section of our website.


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Date And Time

25 May 2024 to
2 Jun 2024


Chessington Garden Centre, Leatherhead Road, Chessington
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