What’s on for FAMILIES

The Royal Windsor Flower Show makes for the perfect family day out this Summer. Spend the day in the fresh air with your loved ones, enjoying quality time, laughter, fun and life-enhancing experiences at a show packed full of entertainment. Here’s what you’ll find when you come and join us.

Children’s Marquee
This year the Children’s Marquee, curated by Busy Buttons CORE Charity, will be celebrating the Queen’s seven decades of service and, in particular, her love of nature and animals. It will be home to plenty of fun, interactive activities for families of all ages, including the Family Platinum Trail.

Busy Buttons will also be showcasing their creative talents with crafts and activities for the children plus their garden created out of recycled materials.

You will also find award-winning children’s nature and gardening club Little Muddy Boots who will be on hand to inspire budding young gardeners, with hands on nature activities and the opportunity to do some planting.

The Flower Show will welcome chefs Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi, who will be inspiring families with their Italian Cookery following the recent launch of their book ‘An Italian Cookbook for Children and their Grown Ups’.

Children’s Competitions
In the Children’s Marquee you will find the children’s competition entries on display. The Children’s Classes fall into two age categories; 7 years and under and 8-15 years. There are cash prizes, cups and rosettes all for the taking!

The competitions are a great way to fire up the children’s imaginations and creativity and we can’t wait to see what they design and create this year. With competitions including ‘A miniature garden fit for a Queen’, ‘Make a vegetable animal’ and‘Design and make a 3D crown for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’ we are sure to see some incredible work.

Alongside individual competition classes, there are also the Schools’ Competitions, which include the Schools’ Craft Competition, The ‘Ken Mackintosh Shield’, The Windsor Castle ‘Wheelbarrow Challenge’ and the ‘Peter Seabrook Challenge’ Trowel all closely fought for!

Family Entertainment
There is plenty of entertainment planned this year including Morris Dancers, a Punch and Judy Show, Balloon Art, Face Painting, Berkshire Birds of Prey, live music and dancing and of course the egg and spoon race! There will also be shopping, talks and demonstrations to enjoy.

There are several options for food – you can pre-order Afternoon Tea by Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef Mark Tilling (limited availability), enjoy a bite to eat from one of our onsite caterers or enjoy a picnic you have bought from home.

The show will be a day where childhood memories are created.

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