News & Events


Update May 2023 – Can you believe it, 9 years trading as Plant and Play!!! It really is amazing and a massive than you to all my customers who have made this journey possible. The Road Show is massive now, I am travelling around Ireland – North and South – and often getting phone calls from groups on the mainland UK! Maybe that’s my next step to take?? I love my work, thank you again for helping make my dreams come true!

Update 04.09.18 – Well folks, the Plant & Play Road Show is now fully operational and delivering workshops across Northern Ireland! It was such a hard decision to give up the Hawe Road premises but having spent the Summer meeting hundreds of fantastic kids across NI it was the best decision I have ever made! Please note that you can still hire me to entertain at BIRTHDAY PARTIES or BOOK AN EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL VISIT or introduce the new BOOM & BLOOM after school club into your school / community group! I am offering Halloween and Christmas craft workshops, entertaining at seasonal fairs, proving fun workshops in Summer schemes and this is for ANY AGE GROUP in ANY LOCATION!! My email is and please feel free to share my new poster with your friends and family! Thanks Vikki

Update 20.03.18 – *** Important Update – Please tell your friends and family!***

Ok folks, so as most of you now know I am fully mobilising all Plant & Play services from July 2018. HOWEVER….having chatted with the fantastic new owners of the premises I am happy to announce that I will still have access and use of the garden!

So, this means that I will hopefully be able to open the garden on a Saturday or Sunday for a few hours each week to sell:

– Farm Fresh Hen / Duck and Goose eggs
– Planted containers and baskets
– Hand made garden furniture and wooden planters
– Seasonal plug vegetables and plants

In addition to offering:
– School / nursery visits (on your premises – across NI)
– After school workshops

– Birthday party entertainment – package details to follow
– Community group visits
– Fair and event entertainment (across NI)
– Evening Scout / Guides / Badgers etc visits (at your location across NI)
– Possibly Summer Toddler mornings (garden only) TBC

All services will be advertised under the BRAND NEW PLANT & PLAY ROAD SHOW. This Facebook page will continue as normal and I will keep you all updated on a daily basis! The website will also continue as normal however the design will be changing from July to highlight the new direction and services offered.

Just to add that I sampled some of the lovely farm fresh eggs today for my lunch and OMG they were delicious!! So please keep Plant & Play in mind when shopping for fresh produce!

This is fantastic news and I couldn’t be more happy to work alongside the new owners of the premises!

There will be a closing the premises sale of toys, books, all indoor stock on Sunday 24th June – perfect for grabbing a bargain!

Event link here –

There are only 13 weeks left to visit the premises or to have a birthday party at the current location! If you want to check dates please give me a call on 07832951856. Plant & Play Road Show bookings are available now!

Thank you


Update 25.02.18 – REMINDER!!! So it’s official, all services offered by Plant & Play will be COMPLETELY MOBILISED after 23rd June 2018. So if you want to have a birthday party or visit the garden this will be your last opportunity to do so

I am taking the business in a new direction due to a change in personal circumstances and I really hope that you continue to book me to come to you and entertain! I can’t thank you all enough for supporting me this far and although I am sad about the change I am also excited and embracing the challenge. I currently travel across NI running workshops, visiting schools / community groups and providing party entertainment, so this will be the new focus of Plant & Play Road Show! At Christmas Santa and the Plant & Play Elf will still be offering home visits!

As a result I am not taking any bookings after 22nd June 2018 for sessions at the current premises but I am still available to book for visits off the premises. CLOSING DOWN SALE 12pm to 5pm 23rd June 2018!

Thank you for taking the time to read this xx

Update 26.01.18 – Contact for a quote – SCHOOL VISITS between £4.50 and £5.50 per child depending on location and group size! This includes approx. 2 hours of games, crafts, planting seeds and a variety of activities based around a theme of your choice! Including but not exclusive – Mini Beasts, Recycling, Growing, Seeds, Pollution, The Environment, Wildlife – many more topics can be covered! Suitable for Pre-School to Primary 7 – a variety of activities all age appropriate are available!

Or maybe you want BIRTHDAY PARTY ENTERTAINMENT at your venue? Let Plant & Play Road Show take over for a hour or two with party games, crafts, prizes, planting seeds and lots to keep the kids entertained! Includes birthday present for birthday boy / girl and take home items for all attending kids! Ages 3-11.

Want something extra at your school fair, event or craft fair – then give me a call!



Update 22.01.18 – So it’s official, services offered by Plant & Play will be COMPLETELY MOBILISED after 23rd June 2018. So if you want to have a birthday party or visit the garden this will be your last opportunity to do so

I am taking the business in a new direction due to a change in personal circumstances and I really hope that you continue to book me to come to you and entertain! I can’t thank you all enough for supporting me this far and although I am sad about the change I am also excited and embracing the challenge. I currently travel across NI running workshops, visiting schools / community groups and providing party entertainment, so this will be the new focus of Plant & Play Road Show! At Christmas Santa and the Plant & Play Elf will still be offering home visits!

As a result I am not taking any bookings after 23rd June 2018 for sessions at the current premises but I am still available to book for visits off the premises.

Thank you for taking the time to read this xx

Update 17.01.18 – Following on from the last January update regarding changes to the way activities will be delivered by Plant & Play Wildlife Garden in 2019. This year (2018) may be your last opportunity to have a themed birthday party at the current Plant & Play premises! I did warn that big changes where going to happen!

So, if you have been thinking that you wanted to try a Plant & Play party (8 PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM – Disco Package with DJ Trevor being added shortly!) please make sure you book in advance for 2018! ALL PARTY PACKAGES CAN BE FOUND HERE –

You can check a date using our online calendar (availability for July is already very limited) and a £30 or £40 deposit will secure your date!

Update 15.01.18 – Party Package 1 Promotion – Save £15 if booking this party to run between 16.01.18 and 16.02.18 – One month special offer only! Lots of weekend availability – simply pm to discuss!

PARTY PACKAGE 1 – Plant & Play Party – Age 3-8

This includes:

2 hour exclusive garden use for up to 20 children (max 25 £6 per additional child)
Private venue hire plus all entertainment
A themed birthday party (Bumble bee, Ladybird, Hedgehog, Butterfly, Big Bug Party, Pirates or Fairies and Dragons)
Arts and crafts session – take home items
Bug Hunting / Nature Explorer Challenge / Musical Statues – sweetie prizes provided
Planting seeds to take home
Games and colouring based around the theme selected
Tea / Coffee Pump Flasks available at £8.00 each for guests or you are welcome to bring your own
Themed invites sent via email once a deposit has been paid

Cost – set price of only £150.00 (food not included) – you can bring your own food / picnic (£30.00 deposit required to secure a date T&C’s apply) offer valid for bookings made from 16.01.18 only.

Update 08.01.18 – Getting ready for a new challenge!!! BIG changes are coming to Plant & Play for 2018 / 2019!!!! More updates to follow so keep checking back!


20.11.2017 – I love the variety that my job brings! Out meeting people of all ages and I couldn’t have been more impressed with my visit to SERC Advanced Jobclub and Level 1 students. With their amazing knowledge on Environmental Awareness we made a Friday morning fun, filled with crafts, games and I even got to read their letter from Sir. David Attenborough! Thank you for having me out to visit! I am looking forward to coming back and bringing Pixi Prickles with me.

UPDATE: 06.11.17 – Ho, Ho, Ho!! Taking bookings now!!!!


01.11.17  – Well, another busy Halloween is over and now we move towards hopefully a busy Christmas! But first lets have November and there are lots of fun family sessions lined up this month, including a new afternoon Tots play session on a Wednesday and an Open Day for families with children who have additional needs! All the information is below and it is Sun 5th November! Please keep tuned for our Christmas Fair details and how to book to see Santa!! Plus I will be announcing a competition for 3 families to win a FREE HOME VISIT FROM SANTA!!! Check back for regular updates, follow the garden on Twitter @PlantPlayBangor and Follow us on Facebook!



Information / Open Day – for families with children who have additional needs.

This is a long message but important so please read 🙂 thank you in advance.

One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘do you hold any separate sessions / special events for children with additional needs?’ My answer is always the same, that the sessions run at the garden are designed to be suitable for everyone.I opened Plant & Play with the objective of creating a fun and educational environment that is accessible to everyone! A place where families can spend time together in a relaxed and welcoming premises with myself on hand to answer questions, provide activities and make your visit as fun as I can! I personally believe that children should have the opportunity to play together in a warm and friendly environment with no segregation. However I fully appreciate that not all children with additional needs will be comfortable in this situation. It might be due to aspects of sensory processing or maybe your child has more complex medical needs which would prevent them from attending.

This is a subject that I have spent a long time researching, whilst also attending various training courses and information events through Disability Sport NI. However I am NOT an expert, and advertising that I am hosting a play session specifically for families with children with additional needs at this stage would be wrong. Every child is different and the experts are you, the parents and carers! Nobody knows your child better than you!

I have many families visiting the garden with children who have additional needs, they attend the sessions and really enjoy themselves! Others prefer to book as a larger group and have a private session as a special treat for their regular group members. Some of the kids give me a real run for my money testing my Makaton skills (which are currently terrible but I am trying to learn!). I have Makaton signs all around to both remind me and help me communicate with the kids. It also helps everyone attending to learn basic signs too.

The building is accessible by wheelchair with ramps to rooms and the garden. I have the Space to Change Level 1 for the bathroom providing large, cushioned floor mats which stop you having to change a child on the toilet floor. Plus a privacy curtain should you need to keep the door open.

So maybe you have seen the garden advertised but are afraid to visit as you don’t know what to expect, or you worry it might not be suitable for your child. This afternoon is for you! Pop along, say hello, check it out and meet me. I will try to answer any questions you may have, as well as this being an opportunity for me to learn from you – the parents and carers 🙂

Thank you for reading this and if you have any questions please just ask 🙂

Update 25.09.17HALLOWEEN BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN!! Here is the spooky line up this year at the garden! Lots of sessions for different age groups 🙂Update: 31.08.17Septembers SPECIAL OFFER and NEWSLETTER will be sent out at 8pm tomorrow night!! That gives you 24 hours to register – one email a month with a special offer and details about what’s happening at the garden!The NEW MONTHLY NEWSLETTER from Plant & Play Wildlife Garden! Including our topic of the month, special offers, event notices and more! Follow the link below to subscribe FREE OF CHARGE!One email, once a month.

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29.08.17 My goodness that was a busy Summer! Filled with birthday parties, family fun days, a visit from Rory the T-Rex and much more! Now the kids have gone back to school, but don’t worry cause there is still so much to do at Plant & Play! Have you tried our Toddler morning on a Tuesday and Thursday (10:30am-11:45am)? Are you booked into our Science or Gardening after school clubs? Are you planning a party between now and Christmas and are looking for a venue / party package that comes with all entertainment included? Are you booking your school outing for 2017/2018 and want a private hire venue that is both educational and fun? Well, look no further than Plant & Play Wildlife Garden! Also keep an eye out for Halloween activities being posted very, very soon!

Update: 01.05.17 – get involved at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden in Bangor this week for #hedgehogweek

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2017

Update 27.02.17: SPECIAL EVENT – The David Lillie Magic

This is going to be amazing! A fantastic and magical afternoon out for all the family!

Plant & Play Wildlife Garden in Bangor is super excited about having DAVID LILLIE the amazing magician and balloon modeller host a fantastic family show on Saturday 25th March 2pm to 4pm!

Line Up – 2pm to 3pm is an interactive and fun family magic show with plenty of unique and amazing tricks!

                3pm-4pm balloon modelling for all the kids to take home plus crafts and planting seeds.

Cost– £10.00 per child (suitable for ages 4+) and £2.00 per adult. Please contact Vikki if you have younger children / babies who would be attending with an older sibling. Ticket event only. Tickets can be purchased by contacting, or book online at

T&C’s – There are only 10 child tickets left! Payment must be recieved in full to secure your tickets, tickets are non-transferrable to another date. Tickets are non refundable once booked and paid for. Tickets always sell very quickly for our special events!

A bit about the amazing David Lillie:
David has been performing his brand of magic for 19 years. He travels the length and breadth of the province and sometimes further-a-field. David includes all of his audience and they know that they have seen some of the best magic around. David is from Belfast and is involved heavily with raising money for the charity of The Children’s Hospice at Newtownabbey through the Penny Black Club.



Toddler Tuesday (age 4 and under only)

Starting Tuesday 7th February 10:30am-11:30am. Come along and chase bubbles, dance to music, finger paint, sticking, colouring, lots of toys, indoor and outdoor play options and planting seeds to take home!

These Toddler Tuesday sessions are running for 4 weeks in February only! There is no need to book however it would guarantee you a space if you book in advance! Entrance taken on a first come / first served basis.

£3.00 per child


Update 07.12.16 – The NEARLY NEW YEAR PARTY is BACK!!! This is always a very popular event with limited spaces so very early booking is advised!! Click here to book. If you are wondering why it is on the 30th and not the 31st then wonder no more… birthday is on the 31st and my family force me to take a day off lol

Payment is required in full for this event. Please click here to book and you will be sent an email with a link for payment.

Prices: £7.00 per child (age3+), £5.00 per child (2-), £2.00 per adult ***very young babies are free.


Update 02.12.16 ******2017 BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL OFFER*****



It is coming close to Christmas and here is my gift to you!! Please share with your friends / family!

With 4 party packages to choose from and suitable for ages 3-11, there is something for everyone at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden in Bangor.

T&C’s (PLEASE READ) – This offer is valid to all parties booked in 2017. A deposit must be paid by 31.12.2016 to recieve the £15.00 discount off the remaining balance. The remaining balance is due on the day of the party. The deposit will be either £20.00 or £40.00 depending on the party package booked. Please follow the PARTY PACKAGE LINK BELOW for full details on each package available.

Please have a browse through our party packages and CLICK HERE TO CONTACT or call Vikki on 07832951856 to check if the date you require is available.


Thank you to my customers of previous parties for allowing me to share their photos.

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03.11.2016 – So many new events are happening at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden!! Please read as booking instructions vary depending on the event.10.11.16 – After school science club 3:30pm to 4:30pm – Week 1 of 4 £28.00 per child for the full 4 weeks. Try a number of experiments, crafts, plant up seeds to take home and graduate on week 4 with a certificate presentation.

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10.12.16 – Christmas craft workshop with littlethingsbyg – 2pm to 4pm

This workshop must be pre-booked and deposit paid please.

Come along to Plant & Play and meet the amazing Gillian from littlethingsbyg – we are going to make the most beautiful Christmas presents! Including a hand made card, gift box and sweets each child (and adults can pay to make too) will make these amazing gift boxes to give to a loved one on Christmas Day. It really doesn’t get any cuter than this!

Suitable for ages 4+, adults can make and take too.

Price: Make and Take – adult or child is £9.00 (includes refreshments, craft and planted seeds)

Price: Non Make and Take:
Child £5.50 (3+) – play session, colouring and planting seeds to take home
Child £0.00 (2-) – play session
Adult £2.00


18.12.16 – Ho-Ho-Hold on…..who’s coming to Plant & Play??

One MASSIVE CHRISTMAS FAIR event! Sunday 18th December – 1pm to 4pm

Meet Santa and his reindeer, go shopping at the indoor fair for all beautiful hand made Christmas gifts, and meet the animals of Corbally Mobile Fun Farm! There will be a miniature horse, miniature goats, rare soay sheep, giant and dwarf rabbits, quail and rare breed poultry.


***Adults – free (food / toy donation suggested for local family Christmas appeal)

***Children – Meet Santa, meet farm animals and reindeer plus present £10.00

THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED – early arrival is advised!! Santa tickets can be pre booked via email to – thank you.




29.09.2016 – A helping hand – a quick link to help Amelia with her horticultural project 🙂 Thank you for contacting Plant & Play Wildlife Garden.


30.08.2016 – NEW After School Science Club at Plant and Play Wildlife Garden, Bangor! Next sessions start Thursday 10th November October 3:30pm. CLICK HERE!


22.08.16 – HALLOWEEN LINE UP ANNOUNCED!!!!! Available to BOOK NOW!!

Welcome to a spooky Halloween in the enchanted garden!

Halloween 2016 flyerIts a bit early but with school holidays mostly being after Halloween is over this year, I have decided to announce the line up early! This year we have different sessions running – please read carefully. A small deposit will be required at the time of booking to secure your place. Bookings can be made by clicking here.

Friday 28th October 2pm to 4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.

Saturday 29th October 10:30am to 12:30pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.

Saturday 29th October 2pm to 5pm – ********FULLY BOOKED******** – SPECIAL SHAKE YOUR BONES DISCO!! (see flyer / video below) includes haunted treasure hunt, pumpkin carving, fancy dress competition, party games, apple bobbing and a SHAKE YOUR BONES disco with DJ Trevor Perry! £9.00 per child (3+), £5.00 per child (2-), £2.00 per adult.

Sunday 30th October 2pm to 4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.

Monday 31st October 10:30am to 12:30pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.

Monday 31st  October 2pm to 5pm – *****FULLY BOOKED!!!********SPECIAL SHAKE YOUR BONES DISCO!! (see flyer / video below) includes haunted treasure hunt, pumpkin carving, fancy dress competition, party games, apple bobbing and a SHAKE YOUR BONES disco with DJ Trevor Perry! £9.00 per child (3+), £5.00 per child (2-), £2.00 per adult.


01.08.16 – SPECIAL CIRCUS SCHOOL EVENT with the amazing SPINZ!!! Sunday 14th August 2pm to 4pm – click here to book (limited spaces)Like to clown around? Want to learn how to juggle? Want to learn circus skills, then you will love this new event for Sunday 14th August 2pm to 4pm!CIRCUS SCHOOL with Spinz at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden, Bangor. Suitable for ages 5-11, boys and girls! Let your inner clown out at Plant & Play this Summer!2 hours of learning to juggle with balls, scarves, diablo, plus party games and crafts! Suitable activity for indoor and outdoor so no need to worry about the weather!Use the BOOK HERE link provided above or email Vikki at Only £8.00 per child and £2.00 per adult. Only 20 child places available! Accompanying children under 2 are free.T&C’s – Once a booking has been made, you will receive an email with a link for online payment. Once payment has been received then your space at the event will be confirmed. Payment is non-transferable to another date.2016-07-21


14.06.16 – DINOSAURS in JULY at Plant and Play Wildlife garden, Bangor! Julys theme (for family bookings) is DINOSAURS! Investigate real fossils, design your own dinosaur, dinosaur footprint trail, dinosaur crafts, colouring and MAKE YOUR OWN FOSSIL TO TAKE HOME as well as planting dinosaur greens!!!

All July availability is now online and ready to take bookings. Simply click the link below! Don’t miss out this July, book early!

Thank you




Updated 13.06.2016 – Well the Fairy Event was AMAZING!! Don’t worry if you missed out this time, there will be LOTS OF AMAZING EVENTS ALL SUMMER at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden in Bangor! If you don’t want to miss out please click here and subscribe to events or check back to this page once a week for regular updates! Our next theme is DINOSAURS!!!

Here are some customer photos from the fairy day at the garden, thank you for the permission to share 🙂


Updated 31.05.2016 – SCIENCE SESSIONS ARE BACK!! Saturday 4th June 2pm to 4pm AND Sunday 5th June 10:30am to 12:30pm – click here to book your family in!Come along and take part in a series of experiments to show how the body works! Test your dominant side, make fake snot, taste without smell, make a model hand and banana DNA Extraction!! Plus our normal games, bug hunts and planting seeds to take home! Earn a ‘magic code’ – collect the codes and get a free visit to the garden – BOOKING ESSENTIAL! Normal admission prices apply.Science Pic












Updated 04.04.2016 ****Important Payment Notice****

From next week we will be able to take credit / debit card payments up at Plant and Play Wildlife Garden, Bangor.

Unfortunately the system does not allow for payment to be taken over the phone, however we still offer Paypal, online credit / debit card payment and bank transfer in this situation.

The new booking system is nearly ready also, I will keep you updated. Thank you for your patience.

Thank you


Updated 04.04.2016 – NAME OUR NEW ARRIVAL!!!!!Hedgehog

***Special announcement***

I have a new little friend coming to live at Plant and Play and I need your help to give her a name!

This lovely girl has been rescued and cared for by Debbie Dolittle all winter and is now awake and healthy. However her rough past has left her blind so sadly she can no longer be returned to the wild. So I am pleased to say that she is going to have a life of luxury and fun up at Plant and Play 🙂

All name suggestions from the kids can go into the comments below. Hopefully we will have a name for this girl when she arrives in the next couple of weeks!! CLICK HERE TO SEND ME NAME SUGGESTIONS!!!


Updated 13.03.2016

Easter Family Fun

Planning your Easter family outings? Been to the garden yet?? Why not try something a little different this year!

EASTER OPENING HOURS NOW ONLINE!!! Some sessions are already fully booked so if you want to visit please contact me asap to guarantee your space! This year we are:

– making bunny headbands
– painting Easter pictures
– Easter egg treasure hunt with prizes
– planting seeds to take home
– plus games, colouring, bubble fun and dancing

Updated 25.01.2016

VERY LIMITED SPACES FOLKS FOR THIS WEEKEND (30th / 31st Jan) – Book now if you want to come along!!

– We will be making our own fossils with Plaster of Paris so wear old clothes!

– We will be painting and learning about ammonites which you can take home!

– We will be planting dinosaur greens for you to grow and eat!

– We will of course be looking for bugs, digging for bones and having a craft session too!!

This is our first SCIENCE SESSION and it is not to be missed!!! Each month will have a different Science Session and experiment – the more you do – the more points you collect – points = free passes to the garden!!


Saturday 30th Jan – 10:30am to 12:30pm available, afternoon fully booked

Sunday 31st Jan – 2pm to 4pm available

BOOK NOW!! Vikki, 07832951856 or

Pick and create your own Plaster of Paris fossil
Decorate and take home your very own ammonite
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Each month take part and earn points! Points = free passes to the garden!!












We have lots of new and exciting plans for 2016 folks – keep checking back here for updates as they happen! Would you like a sneak preview……We will be getting new residents to the garden in Spring and I am very excited about this!! We also start our new monthly SCIENCE CLUB this month!!! Each month we will round up with a weekend of Science experiments all of which work towards you getting free passes back to the garden! In January (30th and 31st – see homepage for booking info) we will be looking at fossils, dinosaurs and MAKING OUR OWN FOSSILS TO TAKE HOME!!! This is going to be great for older children and not one to be missed! Every month will be something different, perfect for children interested in Science (suitable ages 6-11). There will also be lab coats available to purchase and each month you will gather a new fact – COLLECT 5 FACTS from the classes and YOUR NEXT FAMILY VISIT IS FREE!!!



Updated 14.12.2015– Well 2016 is nearly here and I am taking this opportunity to tell you about some of the NEW AND EXCITING CHANGES to the sessions for 2016!!

From January 2016, the last week / weekend of every month will be SCIENCE WEEK! With lots of amazing, hands on experiments lined up covering chemistry, biology, earth, animals and much more! Starting with DINOSAURS and FOSSILSCOME ALONG AND MAKE YOUR OWN FOSSILS (Monday 25th Jan – Sunday 31st Jan – click to check availability and book) and normal admission prices apply! Every month will be something different, perfect for children interested in Science (suitable ages 6-11). There will also be lab coats available to purchase and each month you will gather a new fact – COLLECT 5 FACTS from the classes and YOUR NEXT FAMILY VISIT IS FREE!!!

TAKING BOOKINGS NOW!!! Click here to contact Vikki to book your space for SCIENCE WEEK!!


Amended 2016 Price List


Updated 30.11.2015IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!! The decorations go up tomorrow, the games will be available to play, take a Christmas Family selfie with the funny masks and Santa background!! This year is going to be fantastic! With lots of sessions already fully booked – make sure you book early to avoid disappointment! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!!!!!


With lots to keep the kiddies entertained, come and visit Plant & Play this year. Or if you can’t make it before Christmas, why not come to our NEARLY NEW YEAR DISCO!!! More details and images to follow shortly 🙂 Merry Christmas Everyone! freddy xmas




Updated 02.11.2015 – Thank you to everyone to visited during the Halloween holidays! For those of you who have been asking our – CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOPS will run from 1st December to 23rd December – full details to be added shortly! Thanks.


Updated 28/09/2015

New Halloween Poster


Planning your family half term activities to keep the little ones entertained?

Why not visit Plant & Play for lots of family fun!!!

We have………PUMPKIN CARVING for the kids, HALLOWEEN CRAFTS for everyone, planting seeds, SPOOKY FACE PAINTING (31st afternoon only), DEADLY DISCO and FANCY DRESS PRIZES!

Pumpkin carving from Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st ( 2 hour morning and afternoon sessions available – see website for updated availability

****ALL VISITS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE!! Pumpkin stocks will be limited so book early please!!****

WITH SPOOKY FACE PAINTING BY KELSELY BARR on 31st OCTOBER (2pm to 4pm session only – Kelsey will join us at 3pm) – get your Halloween night party make-up done during the session!! Only £2.00 surcharge to get your face painted! Adults and children can have their face painted during the session.

Admission prices:

£3.50 per adult – includes crafts, planting seeds,
£7.00 per child – includes large, carved pumpkin, crafts, planting seeds, games

Fancy dress prize = free pass to the garden plus sweeties! (One prize issued per session)

DISCOUNT NOTES: 20% discount for NICMA Childminders, Halloween Family Pass 10% discount (2 adults, up to 4 children) is £34.00, Age 2 and under are free – does not include a pumpkin but does include crafts, planting seeds and other activities. Additional pumpkin charge £2.50 each if you wish to add more to your booking!

Please call 07832951856, email or pm to book!

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Updated – 31.08.2015

PARTY ANIMALS NI at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden – massive minibeast event!!!

I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Party Animals NI to Plant & Play Wildlife Garden to host a MINIBEAST MADNESS session on 26th September 2015 at 10:30am.

This event is TICKET ONLY – Tickets must be purchased in advance and seating is limited.

Ticket price includes games, crafts, planting seeds to take home and a hands-on interactive session with Rachel and the many different creepy critters from the amazing Party Animals NI!

Tickets are priced at £5.50 each (age 2 and under are free) and can be purchased from Plant and Play Wildlife Garden or payment can be made via Paypal and tickets can be emailed.

PLEASE PM VIKKI TO BOOK YOUR SEATS or email to book and arrange ticket collection.





Updated 12.07.2015 – EVENT NOTICE!!!!!! Keep an hour free on Sunday 2nd of August and pop in to our FREE Family Fun Day!! Supporting the fantastic work of Disability Sport NI – come along and join in the fun!

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Updated 09.07.2015

A massive thank you to everyone who nominated Plant & Play for a NI4Kids Award!! I am so happy to tell you that the garden won the Visitor Attraction of the Year (small category) 2015!!! I can’t believe it as the competition was fierce! Thank you to everyone involved! NI4Kids hosted an amazing Superhero themed event and my own family was able to come with me, it was amazing to have them there. it was also fantastic to meet many other families who show super strength on a day to day basis, dealing with problems that you could not imagine yet they face every day with a smile. It was my pleasure to be part of such a humbling event. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE NOMINATION VIDEO.



Updated 22.06.15 – Summer Workshops at Plant & Play

Calm Confident Kids Workshops – July and August!! – Suitable for ages 4-7 and ages 8-11 – Please click here for contact details and how to book.




JUNE AND JULY at the garden – It’s all about the magic this month!!!

Choose from fairy house crafts, or build a little fairy garden!! Search the garden for clues and fairies and see if you can find the magic!!

I already have a lot of bookings for weekends / birthday parties so if you want to visit please book early! You only need to pay a deposit if it is for a private birthday party. All other visits are paid on arrival. Please email or phone 07832951856 to book your visit.

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Updated 09.04.2015 – EASTER AT PLANT & PLAY!!! What a busy Easter that was! Thank you to everyone who came along, played in the garden, made little chick crafts, danced and planted seeds! Here is a selection of photos of crafts that parents and children created – can you spot your one?? 🙂 I hope that everyone had a great Easter!!!



Updated 25.03.2015 – EASTER AT PLANT & PLAY!!!

Come along to Plant & Play Wildlife Garden this Easter! Your visit will be packed full with activities that are fun for the whole family!

Click here for opening hours and prices

Easter egg treasure hunt

Easter chick crafts


Planting seeds to take home

Story time / bubble fun

Picnic time

Easter Crafts



Updated 02.03.2015 – Casey’s Creatures at Plant & Play! This was the first event of four that has Casey as a guest at Plant & Play and I can’t wait for the next one!! Watch this space folks – it is very likely that we will be announcing another batch of Casey’s events towards the summer!! Very exciting – make sure you check this news feed regularly so you don’t miss out! Here are a few photos from the event on Sunday, published with parents permission. Thanks mums and dads 🙂


Updated 18.02.15

I just got this lovely message from Little Bear’s Day Nursery! Thank you Kerry and Michelle!!

“I’ve just nominated you for small family attraction of the year!”

This would be an amazing way to celebrate my first year of Plant & Play being open 🙂 To be considered as SMALL FAMILY ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR would be AMAZING 🙂

I will be open 1 year on May 9th – can you believe it! So, if you have 5 mins and want to give me a vote please click on the link below 🙂 Thank you again Kerry and Michelle for the nomination! And good luck with being nominated for CHILDARE OF THE YEAR 🙂

If you haven’t already been to the garden – then check it out! It is great fun for all the family and great value for money – just read the reviews 🙂



Updated 11.02.15

Here is a reminder of opening hours at the garden on Monday and Tuesday next week:Monday 16th Feb – morning and afternoon available 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm (only a few afternoon spaces left)Tuesday 17th Feb – morning only available for a family session 10am – 12:30 pm (afternoon is fully booked for a private party)Booking only –message through Facebook or text / call 07832951856.Under 2’s are free, 10% NICMA discount, £3.50 per adult, £4.50 per child.Play games, make crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, plant up seeds to take home and grow 🙂


Updated 26.01.2015

When – Saturday 14th February 2015
Where – Plant and Play Wildlife Garden
Time – 10 am – 12:30 pm
Price – £4.50 per child, £3.50 per adult, under 2’s are free, Family pass (£20.00 – 2 adults and up to 4 children)
The LOVE BUG morning at the garden will be fun for all the family! Come along and learn all about the little critters in the garden, and going exploring to see how many different species you can find.We will also be making a range of Valentines crafts – all LOVE BUG related! There will also be games, free play, stories, treats and planting seeds to take home. Normal admission prices apply. PM to book in for our LOVE BUG morning 🙂










Updated 21.01.2015

When – Sunday 1st March 2015 – SOLD OUT
– Sunday 8th March 2015 – SOLD OUT
          – Sunday 29th March 2015 – SOLD OUT
          – Sunday 12th April 2015 – SOLD OUT
Where: Plant and Play Wildlife Garden
Time: 2pm to 4:30 pm
Price: £5.00 PER PERSON (BOOKING ONLY) – under 2’s are free

For one amazing, fun filled afternoon, I would like to welcome CASEY’S CREATURES to the garden! In support of World Wildlife Day 2015!!!


We will also be making really wild animal crafts, playing games and learning all about different animals around the world! This is not to be missed folks!

This is a booking only event and numbers are limited – BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

Bookings via Facebook Private Message (comments can become too busy and replies get lost), or Text or Call Vikki 07832951856!




Updated 19.01.2015

Sunday 25th January – 2pm-4:30pm – Bring your family to the garden in join in with the BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH (RSPB) – we will be making bird crafts, working on bird identification skills, taking an hour long survey of the garden, making bird feeders and filling them with seed to take home to your own gardens! There will also be games, music and stories. Book your visit today – call Vikki 07832951856.


As always I am super proud of all the reviews from parents and children after they have been for a visit or had a birthday party at the garden – here are some of our visitor reviews 🙂


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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 2015 is already shaping up to be a cracking year at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden! I am already working on a BIG family event for Easter so watch this space for updated news and events! 2015 will have new games, garden challenges, more workshops, more events for semi-retired / retired adults only, another BIG KIDS horticultural course and much, much more!!


I am also taking Plant & Play Wildlife Garden ON THE ROAD – 2015 will see the start of The Plant & Play Roadshow! I will be available to hire for events and parties! I can come to YOUR VENUE and keep kids entertained with crafts, face painting, planting up seeds, games or even a BIG BUG hunt in your own garden. I am also available to come out and work at schools who are unable to attend the garden! Maybe your school garden needs some updating, or you want to run a regular gardening club – please keep me in mind for all of these! I am also available to come out to nursing / retirement homes to run activities i.e. hanging baskets, building bird houses, building window boxes and planting them up.


Happy 2015 everyone! Don’t let the calendar dictate when your family has fun – Plant & Play is great fun even on a wet day! 🙂