Family Activities at Gordon Rigg Garden Centre

Date published: 09 August 2016

Visitors to Gordon Rigg Garden Centre in Rochdale can enjoy lots of family friendly activities during the summer holidays this year.

The programme of events, which includes lots of painting and planting, has been put together by the team at Gordon Rigg to help parents and grandparents occupy the children throughout the school holidays.

Activities on offer include: 

  • Making a herby head – paint a pot and plant a herb
  • Bird Box painting
  • Make and paint a bottle bird feeder
  • Paint and pot a mini houseplant
  • Plant an alpine and rockery garden

Pauline Rigg, Managing Director of Gordon Rigg Garden Centres, said: “We all look forward to the summer holidays but it can be difficult to find different activities for children of all ages to do. Our programme of family friendly activities has been put together to keep the children entertained throughout the holidays but to also encourage them to be creative in the garden also.”

Activities take place Monday - Friday between 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm until Friday 2 September. All activities are £4.99 per child and includes a free slush puppie or a biscuit.

In addition there will also be a free garden trail that children can take part in throughout the holidays which any child completing will receive a free wild water drink.

Gordon Rigg Garden Centres was founded by Gordon Rigg in 1945 with a £150 loan and a small plot of land in Walsden. Since then the Garden Centres have gone from strength to strength and now comprises of Gordon Rigg Nurseries, Walsden, Bottoms Mill Shop & Cotton Weavers Cafe, Walsden and Gordon Rigg Garden Centre and Gordons Bistro, Mossbridge Rochdale.

Gordon Rigg Garden Centres now employs over 200 staff both at Todmorden and Rochdale and are run by Gordon’s son Peter, his wife Pauline and their family.

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