Massive 70ft Indoor Activity Garden comes to Heaton Park

After a highly successful summer Heaton Park Garden Centre’s creative centre ‘The Place to Potter’ has launched the ‘P2P Indoor Garden’ to cope with increased demand for crafty events.

By Steven Pankhurst | 12 October 2017

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Providing the perfect environment for arty parties and messy play, a huge 70ft Polymer tunnel has been erected outside ‘The Place to Potter’s’ craft cafe in the heart of the garden centre’s grounds.

Open everyday from 9pm-4pm and with room for more than 70 children, this unique indoor/outdoor space has been transformed into a creatively stimulating environment complete with craft pods, giant lawn games, an indoor mud kitchen, a classic games corner and hot chocolate and soup bars. This creative oasis will also feature inventive decoration that will change on a monthly basis to fit the season and upcoming events.

October will see the tunnel spookily kitted out for Halloween in preparation for a fun-filled slime party on Thursday 26th followed by a Halloween extravaganza on Sunday 28th where the whole family can enjoy a fiendish fancy dress party and lots of crafts and games whilst indulging in provided tricks and treats!

October will also see the launch of a new half term holiday camp running from the 23rd-27th. This jampacked camp will inspire children to create their own journeys of exploration and discovery through a rotating timetable of arts and craft classes mixed with outdoor play and bitesize exercise boot camps.

Specifically created for children aged 6-12 years, activities will include Halloween themed crafts such as creepy costume creating, trick or treat bag making, pumpkin carving and painting and Halloween decoration. Also on the schedule will be clay design, ceramic painting, canvas design and woodwork along with outdoor pursuits such as scavenger hunts, forest schools, outdoor giant games and mini exercise boot camps run by qualified health and fitness professionals.

November will see the P2P indoor garden transformed into Harry Potter’s magical Hogwarts castle complete with potion and wand making classes whilst December will welcome a winter wonderland where the whole family can enjoy making bespoke Christmas gifts whilst indulging in seasonal tasty treats. The garden centre’s Christmas tree land will also be open for exploration with hundreds of stunning real christmas trees available to purchase.

Featuring ever-changing fantasy environments, a cozy cafe setting and a plethora of crafty activities for both adults and children ranging from flower arranging to pot decorating, ‘The Place to Potter’ has enjoyed huge demand since its inception and it’s now one of Heaton Park’s most popular attractions.

With the addition of the huge P2P indoor garden, the brand will now expand their offering to include private birthday parties along with further workshops and themed events to run alongside daily drop-in craft sessions.

The Place to Potter is open daily from 9am-4pm.

Half Term Holiday Camp will run from the 23rd-27th from 9.30am—3.30pm daily. (Booking required)

To book onto a half-term holiday camp please email for a booking form.

To find out more about upcoming classes and events at The Place to Potter please visit the Facebook page.