Family Days at Nature in Art


We run family days at Nature in Art up to four times a year.

Join us for fun filled family days out – unique opportunities for the whole family to get involved together. Ensure your visit to Nature in Art is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. There’s always several hands-on art activities to try plus other events like talks and meeting animals.

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The charge is just £2 per person with under 3’s free. No need to book, just come along.

Our Bee Bonanza day is an example of a previous family day: The day featured:

Renowned insect artist Cath Hodsman loves to explore the world of bees using a microscope. She was at work all day and had a wonderful selection of her bee related artworks on show.

The Cheltenham Science Group (10am-4pm) – who gave people the chance to experience the world as bees; using ultraviolet light, by dissecting a flower to see why pollinators are so important and by surveying the Nature in Art garden to find about the different pollinators at work. Plus, there was a chance to learn to communicate like a honey bee.

Bees Abroad (11am and 2pm) – The aim of Bees Abroad is to provide education and technical advice in Beekeeping. As part of the family day, the group organised live hive demonstrations. Find out more about them, here.

The Stroud-based Buzz Club for Young People (10am-4pm) – “Our aim is to ensure that all young people are aware of the importance of all bees and insects in the food chain and to care for the environment through bee centered education and play.”

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (10am-4pm) – aim to “support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant” and educate people on the importance of bees in all shapes and forms. People had the chance to try a Bumblebee quiz and other games during the day. Find out more about them, here.

The Master Composters (10am-4pm) – Master Composters are volunteers who encourage people in their local community to start composting at home. During the day people learned about composing and the sorts of plants you can grow to help bees in your garden. Find out more about them, here.

Plus, meet insect artist Cath Hodsman who loves to explore the world of bees using a microscope. See some of her bee related artworks on show.


Nature in Art was a runner up in the 2013 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Awards.

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