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1 August 2021
11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 1-1.45pm
Free

Children & Families

Families in the Forest with the Mayor!

1 August 2021
11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 1-1.45pm
Free

Children & Families

Be the first to take part in Families in the Forest at this special event with the Mayor!

Families in the Forest is an interactive experience for families to explore the Orleans House grounds through a series of encounters with inhabitants past and present.

Walking through the grounds we encounter ancient trees, flowers, bats, moles, squirrels, even an antelope. Each plant and creature offers an invitation to us to consider their experience in the space by changing our own. Young bats seeing for the first time invite us to close our eyes and feel the surroundings with our hands, our fingers, our palms, to tread the ground, to summon colours into our imaginations, and when we open our eyes imagine we are emerging from a cave to encounter colour for the first time in our lives.

Each inhabitant will guide our interactions with the space and help us to reconsider our own role in the natural world by better understanding theirs.

Tickets are free which includes the tour with the Mayor or Deputy Mayor and 50% off a slice of cake with tea or coffee from the Stables Café!