With a long, hot summer stretching ahead, let us help you with some ideas to keep the whole family busy, alert and content until school starts again.


Children’s Flower Pressing

Flower pressing is a traditional pastime that has been enjoyed by generations of children.

Suitable for young people aged 5 and over, this course will involve a guided walk around our new cutting garden to gather flowers, learning to identify them and then pressing them to make cards and keepsakes.

Thursday 2nd August, Daylesford Kingham, 10-11:30am – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Children’s Floral Jam Jar Floristry

This is a popular workshop, ideal for children aged 5 and above.

Cover your jam jar with seasonal materials, then arrange foraged  flowers and foliage to finish your masterpiece.

Saturday 4th August, Kingham, 10-11:30am – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Saturday 1st September, 2-3:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Children’s floral art

Children age 5 and above will love this workshop, where they can use foraged flowers and plant material to design and create stunning pictures, cards and tags for friends and family.

Sunday 5th August, Daylesford Kingham, 1-2:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Market Garden Tours

Our Head Gardener JEZ TAYLOR and his team will be hosting tours of our organic Market Garden every Friday for six weeks from 20th July and throughout August.

Ideal for adults and children alike, come and join us for what will be a fantastic insight into our sustainable world of organic gardening.

Friday 27th July, Daylesford Kingham, 2:30-3:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Friday 3rd August, Daylesford Kingham, 2:30-3:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Friday 10th August, Daylesford Kingham, 2:30-3:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Friday 17th August, Daylesford Kingham, 2:30-3:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Friday 24th August, Daylesford Kingham, 2:30-3:30pm – MORE DETAILS & BOOKING

Cookery School courses

Not every school is out for summer! The Cookery School at Daylesford is very much open and the tutors have a number of fun, engaging and informative courses designed with young students in mind over the next few weeks.

Make sure you take advantage of their summer sale on half-day courses before 26th August too…

Beyond Beans on Toast: Teen’s Cookery, 29th July

Flying the Nest: Student Cookery Skills, 9th August and 31st August

Family Cooking Together, 12th August and 26th August

Budding Chefs: Children’s Cookery, 30th August (morning and afternoon)

Flying the Nest: Student Cookery Skills, 31st August

WildWise Children’s Summer Events

Young adventurers aged 8-12 years old can expect to be immersed in bushcraft, storytelling and natural world experiences. The Wildwise events will be held outside on the Daylesford Estate, so please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. 

Children may sign up for a full week or join in for single days.

6th – 10th August and 27th – 31st August – more details and booking