The Hive at Moss Bank Park

The Hive is a local food-growing project based at Moss Bank Park in Bolton. Whatever your age or ability, we can provide you with inspiration and training for growing your own food at home and enjoying nature while you do!

For Schools

The Hive offers a unique learning experience inspiring pupils of all ages and abilities to explore and actively learn about growing food, wildlife and the environment.

We offer a range of programmes, some of which have been developed specifically for the current curriculum.

Our Miniature World

This session focuses around investigating the minibeasts that are friends and foes to the gardens of The Hive.; from the colourful ladybirds which eat our greenflies to the slimy slugs which make our lettuces disappear! A perfect session for KS1 students.

Plants - growing green!

The role and parts of a plant continues to be one of the most tricky subjects of science - especially when trying to deliver it in the classroom! This session uses interactive games and dissection of a plant to help students grasp this complex subject in an interactive, fun and effective way.

For more information on the education programmes at The Hive please contact James Hall on 01204 663754 or

You can view/download our education programme leaflets by here and here.

For Families

Nature Tots: Join us for an adventurous bug hunt or get creative with nature art! A range of themes to help you and your little ones enjoy the outdoors!

10.00am - 11.15am: 15 months to 5 years

There is a cost of £4 per sessions which includes refreshments for both children and parents.

Please contact James Hall on 01204 663 754 or email to book. Block bookings are available with an offer of 1 free session for every 10 block booking made.


Join us every Friday afternoon at this fantastic site to meet new people and learn new skills, particularly those associated with horticulture and food growing.

Sessions start at 12.30pm and finish around 3.30-4pm.

For full details about volunteering with the Trust, click here

Contact us on 01204 663 754 or click here to email. 

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Find us:

The Hive
Moss Bank Park

For more information call us on: 01204 663754