Our popular Tots ‘n’ Tinies sessions are a gentle way for young children (under 7s) to explore the Gardens with parents and a member of our staff.
We learn and play outside, make something to take home, and finish with a story. Please bring a snack.
Most sessions are led by Carla Thomas-Buffin. She, and the other staff and volunteers, wear a dark blue Hillier Gardens” uniform.
Sessions can be busy with up to 18 children, plus younger siblings.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyn’s Lane, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA. Sessions begin and usually end in Education in the Visitor and Education Pavilion – opposite reception. Come straight to the Education Centre.
Please stop at Reception and they will try to find us.
Please follow the brown tourist signs to the Gardens. Parking is free. Please allow 5-10 minutes for parking and walking to the centre. There is no parking next to the Centre, unless you have a blue badge.
Indoors: The Education Centre is a large modern, single story building. It has accessible and family toilets.
Outdoors: The Garden has variable terrain including some small hills. It has grass, gravel and smooth paths, but we tend to use the grassy or wooded spaces, too.
Remember to dress for outdoor play, including wellies.
Bring a mid-session snack.
These are sessions are designed for young children from age 2-7 years.
Siblings under two are welcome, but we do not always stick to paths, so a sturdy buggy or backpack carrier may be useful. There isn’t a charge for siblings under two.
Yes, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Additional grown-ups are welcome, but you will need to pay for additional adults. Of course, if you are a Member, you can bring them in as a guest on your guest pass. Please stop at reception on your way in.
Unless dangerous, we go out whatever the weather. Please come prepared.
Sorry, we do not do refunds.
No, we regret that advance booking is required.
Find out about our next Tots 'n' Tinies sessions.
Places are limited so book early from our What's on – Tots 'n' Tinies page or call 01794 369317.