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Nothing says summertime like the sweet smell of flowers, fresh-from-the-garden produce, and homemade handicrafts. Whether you’re in the north or in the south, if you’re looking for the perfect venture for a sunny, warm day, get the kids outdoors at the RHS Flower Shows at Hampton Court Palace or Tatton Park.

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW (8—13 JULY)

Interactive activities such as wildlife demonstrations featuring butterflies and owls, as well as potting and planting stations are on hand for the little ones. The Flower Show will also continue its traditional Scarecrow contest—this year’s theme being World War I. Parents will adore the vast array of food options available and the whole family will have the chance to marvel at the circus-themed Rose and Floristry Marquee flower arrangements.

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Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

Price: Prices range from £18.50 to £35 on Members Only days and £15 to £34 on general days. Click here for more information about ticket prices.

RHS FLOWER SHOW TATTON PARK (23—27 JULY)

This Carnival-themed show offers a wide range of activities for all ages. The Winsford Education Partnership School Gardens event is set to celebrate the theme of books and stories while hands-on gardening lessons will offer tips to gardeners of all ages. Children will relish the opportunity to see the parades and even have a ride on a Ferris wheel overlooking the whole of the event. A large food market is sure to please as it offers locally grown produce to visitors.

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Address: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire

Price: Prices range from £25.50 to £29 on Members Only day and £20 to £29.50 on general days. Click here for more information about ticket prices.