A preview of Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 specifically with children and families in mind.

“‘A flower show? What do you mean you’re taking us to a flower show?” If this is the stock response of your children to your weekend plans, it may be time to re-educate them. And if you’re looking to move garden shows away from the “meeting with dull relatives” end of the fun spectrum and nearer to the Disney World side, you could do worse than visit the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show which opens on Tuesday. Under-16s are admitted free, and next weekend, July 7&8, there is a special Children’s Zone in the Palace area offering family-friendly activities.

“Unlike its Chelsea counterpart, which bans the under-5’s, Hampton Court has always embraced families. After all, where else will your average 10 year-old get the chance to see Olympic-themed scarecrows, tropical butterflies, human dancing flowers and even a bumblearium?”

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