The Stick Man Easter Family Activities

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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Spring into life this Easter with our seasonal family activities, walks and trails. 

Children doing the stick man trail

New The Stick Man* Outdoor Trail

Available Daily From 23 March


Featuring new character carvings to find along the way, as well as our large-scale The Stick Man sculpture, there is plenty to spot along this mile-long route. You can pick up your free copy of the self-led trail from our Welcome Desk. We recommend that families wishing to try the trail wear appropriate footwear and clothing. 

 

Free | 10am - 4pm

  

The Stick Man Indoor Screenings

25 - 29 March 

Gather together for a screening of the animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson's classic The Stick Man, played throughout the day in the Remembrance Centre. 

 

Free  | Advance booking recommended to guarantee entry.

Book screening tickets
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Seasons of The Stick Man

25 - 29 March 

Keep an ear out during your visit to the Arboretum and hear the bees hum, birds sing and wind blow. Then head to a music making session to try different instruments from around the world, and create your own soundtrack to the story. 

 

Free | 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

 

Subject to Availability.

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Creative Arts and Crafts

25 - 29 March

Using your best creative skills and imagination, join us in our free arts and crafts sessions to make The Stick Man themed items to take away.

 

Free | 12pm - 3pm

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Childrens Picnic Packs

Picnic Packs

Give your little ones a picnic experience, without needing to pack and carry lunch around, by picking up one of our healthy children’s picnic packs from our restaurant. They’ll also have the fun of choosing the items themselves, as well as puzzles to complete on the picnic bags. 

A family playing in the outdoor play area
Please note, dogs are not permitted in our Children's play areas.

Outdoor Play Areas

Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A second children’s play area, with a picnic area, is near to the Children’s Wood.