Great Shelford Events

Scotsdales isn't just a garden centre. We also run a series of fun, educational and practical events throughout the calendar year. We try to cater for everyone, whether we're hosting a children's gardening club session or an evening of gin tasting. Some events are free free drop in sessions, whilst others need to be pre-booked and/or paid for in advance to confirm your spaces. 

If you have any specific enquiries about any of our events, then please contact us on: 01223 842777 for more information. 

Children's Events


Dino-Trail at Great Shelford

Wednesday 31st July - Sunday 1st September 2019

During normal store opening times

Throughout the month of August we will be hosting a free to play dinosaur themed activity at our Great Shelford store.

Follow the dino footprints to find all our prehistoric friends to be in with a chance of winning an amazing dinosaur themed prize!

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Dino-Day! Fully booked

Tuesday 27th August 2019 

Times vary between dates

Get stuck in with paper crafts like mask making and more, become a palaeontologist with our fossils in clay activity as well as making your own clay prehistoric dinosaur.

Spaces for this event are limited and need to be pre-booked.

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 Sun Catchers

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Times vary between dates

Make the most of these sunny days with paper sun catchers that will shine with vibrant colour. 

Sun Catchers is aimed at ages 2 – 5 years old.

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Painted Rock Pets 

Wednesday 28th August 2019

11:30am until 2pm

Paints at the ready!

Little ones will get to create their own rock pet which they can take home.

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Buzzy Bees

Thursday 29th August 2019

10am until 11am

Learn about the super important garden pollinators and create bumble bee inspired art.

Buzzy bees is aimed at children aged between 2-5 years old. 

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Clay Crafts

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th August 2019

11:30am until 2pm

Our kids summer activities zone is perfect for a bit of messy play!

And what better way than to sculpt with fun clay.

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Miniature Gardens

Friday 30th August 2019

11:30am until 2pm

Let little ones have a go at becoming a garden designer and create a miniature world in a box.

Miniature Gardens is aimed at ages 2 – 5 years old.

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Adult & Family Events


The Raptor Foundation at Scotsdales

Saturday 24th August 2019

11am until 3pm

The Raptor Foundation will be returning to our Great Shelford store accompanied by birds of prey and will be discussing a variety of interesting topics including, their breed and release programme, how they rescue native birds, and the ways in which we can create the right environment for birds to live. 

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Scotsdales Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5JT

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