Friday 20 August 11am-4pm
Prince's Gardens - off Exhibition Road
This summer, South Kensington is coming alive with exciting new installations by architects and artists, a green trail for visitors and events bringing people together with nature on our doorsteps to help make our city buzz with bees and wild-pollinators. Our Bee Inspired Activity Day is a free outdoor event for families and community groups. Join us for fun hand-on activities with artists and nature experts to get to know the bees and insects that share our city and how we can help look after them.
What can I do there? Get up close and examine the creepy crawlies with the Natural History Museum. Discover a hidden world of bugs with The Royal Parks playing games to learn about their essential role in the parks. Make a model bee to take away. Come face to face with live invertebrates; and find fascinating facts about their food sources as you make a seed bug from clay and whack flowers with a mallet to make a beautiful artwork. Sow your own pot of herb seeds to take home and grow with local organisation Plant Environment. Send a butterfly message and plan a butterfly food package with artist Natalie Taylor and join a bee parade inspired by artist Sophie Lodge. Follow the South Ken Green Trail to explore an algae meadow, up-cycled wind turbine blade and giant wild-bee hive.
Where is it? The activities will take place in Prince’s Gardens, a tranquil green space just off Exhibition Road, South Kensington.
We’ll have plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable and regular cleaning of all activities.
Is there food and drink? Please feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in Prince’s Gardens. The nearest food and drink venues are on Exhibition Road.
How do I find out more? Please register here and we’ll send you full details.
Who is organising this? Bee-Inspired Activity Day is part of the South Ken Green Trail, presented by Discover South Kensington and Kensington + Chelsea Festival in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, the Royal Parks, Goethe-Institut London and Westminster City Council. It is part of the Let’s Do London programme