RHS Garden Wisley is partnering with Aardman for a minibeast adventure on a grand scale this summer.
Lloyd of the Flies is a brand-new comedy series from Aardman, and its hero Lloyd will be coming to RHS Garden Wisley from July 22 to August 28 as families join Lloyd on The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel Hunt.
Lloyd and his friends have gone to stay in a luxury bug hotel in RHS Garden Wisley but have got lost on the way. Children can enjoy seeking out characters including housefly Lloyd and his little sister PB, best friend Abacus the woodlouse and Cornea the butterfly in locations around the garden as they make their way towards The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel.
Along the way, there will be a host of fascinating minibeast facts and interactive fun.
Families can use a special augmented reality phone app developed by Aardman to ‘shrink’ down to fly size and see the world through insect eyes as they complete the trail with Lloyd and his friends.
Suitable for children of all ages, the 'Lloyd of the Flies AR Bug Hunt' app will see characters from the hit CITV show pop up amongst the flowers in selected locations throughout the garden. The app will be free to download from July from the Apple store and Google Play Store and includes lots of interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Matthew Walker, creator of Lloyd of the Flies, said: “I’m so excited to see the weird and wonderful world of Lloyd brought to life at the RHS Gardens. Being house-dwelling insects, Lloyd and his friends rarely go ‘Outdoors’ so it’s very exciting for them to venture beyond their normal habitat and into RHS Gardens where they can relax in the luxury of The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel.”
Additional summer holiday activities include cookery sessions, Zoolab bug handling, Aardman animation and modelling workshops, as well as nature workshops and planting and craft sessions.