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We've got lots going on to keep boredom at bay this February half-term with something for all ages. What better way to keep little ones entertained than getting out in the great outdoors and enjoying our pop-up Forest School activities?

This February half-term branch out at Hestercombe and become little green explorers by creating your very own Nature Crown! Have a bit of forestry fun by sticking your fabulous forest finds to your very own seasonal Crown.

Why don't you explore the world on your doorstep with our wonderful woodland crafts. Try creating your own stick family or release your inner artist and create your own artwork with natural paintbrushes and pigments!

Crowns can be collected at the Ticket Office on arrival and all crafts will take place on Tuesday and Thursday in the natural play area by the Charcoal Burner's Camp.

Create a nature crown

21st - 27th February, all-day (just pick up a crown from the Ticket Office on arrival!)

Stick family crafts

22nd February, drop-in (11am - 3pm)

Natural brush painting

24th February, drop-in (11am - 3pm)

Food & drink

Treat your little ones (and yourself of course!) with some delicious home-cooked food from the Stables restaurant, which offers a child-friendly menu with full table service. Tasty light bites, cakes, drinks and Valentine's-themed treats are all available from our cafe, Caffè + Gelato.

Please note: You do not need to book to attend any of the half-term events. Simply purchase standard garden admission (free for members) and drop-in to the events.

Make the most of Hestercombe's family events with a membership

Join as a Hestercombe member from as little as £3.46 a month to get free access to all of our family activities! We have so much fun planned for Easter half-term and our Super Summer is back and for 2022 and will be bigger than ever.

Tickets & Prices

Standard gardens admission applies (Hestercombe members go free).

To visit the gardens and take part in any half-term activity, you no longer need to pre-book a timed admission slot online - simply purchase gardens admission on arrival.

If you have any queries about your admission, please email our Visitor Reception or call 01823 413923

Admission typePrice



Child (5-15)


Child (u-5)


Family Saver 1 (1 adult, up to 3 children)


Family Saver 2 (2 adults, up to 3 children)


Membership at Hestercombe

Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe for a whole year

Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy unlimited access, with prices from £48 per year.

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Member of Hestercombe (one visitor per member)
  • Free children's trails available throughout the year
  • Special members’ discounts on many of our events throughout the year
  • Our 'members first approach' with members receiving 24 hours priority booking for our most popular events, such as Mother's Day, The Bampfylde Lecture, workshops and most importantly, our winter events such as the Christmas Market, Father Christmas and ILLUMINATE.
  • Full colour newsletters and ‘What’s On’ emails to keep you up to date with news and events
  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens (half price garden entry only), The Bishop’s Palace, Wells (available for full membership only), The Garden House, Dartington Trust Gardens and Exmoor Zoo.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.

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