Get Gardening

Part of Family Arts Festival

shipley garden gate


Tuesday 23 July

Tuesday 30 July

Tuesday 6 August

Tuesday 13 August

Tuesday 20 August

Tuesday 27 August

Visitor information


Every Tuesday during the school holidays


10am-2pm (drop in)


£3 per family


Join us for a packed summer of making at the Shipley!

Line up:

23 July: Bubbles, bugs and BIG art – Garden Party

Peter Rabbit will make and appearance between 12 & 1pm. A fun packed family day filled with bubbles and HUGE outdoor art activities in the Shipley Garden. 

Get up close to a collection of real animals
that you would find in a garden.

30 July: Ceramics: Cup and Saucer Planters

Paint and design your very own tea cup and saucer planter. Feel free to take yours home and watch it grow!

6 August: Paper: Become a bug

Make your own bug outfits, masks and headbands and play outside with our garden games.

13 August: Big Bugs

Find out all about the local wildlife in Gateshead and how you can create a safe haven for bugs and wildlife in your outdoor space.

20 August: Create a bird house

Design and decorate a bird or bug house for your garden and make a colourful bird using wool and recycled fabrics to brighten up your garden.

27 August: The Secret Garden Story Time

Join Peter Rabbit between 12 & 1pm to plant some carrots. Join us for a day of family activities focused around story-telling and books inspired by gardens. Create a mandrake just like Harry Potter.