Join in the fun at Hartsholme Country Park and further afield this Christmas!!

This year we are again rolling out our program of events to Boultham Park and the Arboretum with a travelling roadshow of activities and workshops for children throughout the winter period.

We have many different activities on offer to suit all children whether they are crafty, outdoorsy or just plain thrill seekers, and the good news is it doesn’t have to cost you the earth and you don’t need to leave the city!

Just some of winter’s activities are detailed below

Our increasingly popular event Toddler Time (Friday 14th December, 18th January and 15th February 10am to 11am at Hartsholme) A fun and exciting range of seasonal events for the under 5’s, dress to get messy!!



Get into the Christmas spirit by taking part in the seasonal activities that we have to offer over the festive period and beyond for all the family.

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Have a break from the kids for a couple of hours and take part in our Wreath Making workshop (Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd December 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 4pm at Hartsholme and Tuesday 4th December 10am to 12.30pm at the Arboretum). Here you can try your hand at this festive craft and make a little something fabulous for your front door.

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Take part in our Christmas Trail (Friday 14th December to Monday 17th December anytime between 12pm and 3pm CU) to help Father Christmas find his lost decorations. Can you help him to discover all of them which are scattered around the park?

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Join us at the Park and have a go at making your very own wind chime to hang in your garden or home (Sunday 13th January 1pm to 2.30pm) at Hartsholme.

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Light up the night sky by constructing your very own willow and paper lantern at our Lantern making workshop (Tuesday 19th February 10am to 11.30am) at the Arboretum.


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Help our native birds to thrive during the cold spell in our Love Birds event (Tuesday 19th February 1pm to 2.30pm at Hartsholme) where you can provide a home and food by making a bird feeder and bird box to hang in your garden.

Why not join us in the second of our Wildlife Wind Chime events (Thursday 21st February 10am to 11.30am) at Boultham where you can paint, decorate and hang them in your home or garden.

For more information regarding the events or travelling roadshow please visit our website or call the park Rangers on 01522 873735 or email

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