Summer Family Activities

From The Beginning of August:

Wild Art Days at the Museum. Create your own messy masterpieces using natural materials.

Free with Admission 11am – 12noon & 1pm-2pm on Museum Lawn
Join us in the gardens for some messy art work using natural materials. Drop in activity, all ages welcome.

Explore Nature with our Field Study Centre Family Sessions including bushcraft, pond dipping and nature walks.

Bushcraft Day – 2nd August

Bushcraft Day 11-1 (5-9 yrs old) & 2-4 (10 yrs plus) FSC £6 per child, accompanying adult free Join us…

Sensory Welly Walk- 9th August

£3 per child, accompanying adult free Join us as we take a walk through Gilbert’s grounds and explore our senses…

All About Bats… 15 -16th August

Batty about Bats?  Join Nik Knight and explore our bats…

Butterfly Walk – 23rd August

Join us as we take a walk to try and document all of the amazing butterflies species which can be…

Pond Dipping – 30 th August

Come and explore what creatures are living in our pond! All equipment supplied. Advanced booking required

Become a curator or a naturalist for the summer with our exciting new summer clubs for ages 10-16

Each club will run for a 2 hour session every Thursday in August and must be booked as a block and paid for in advance. This is to allow participants to develop their skills and interests over the course of the summer. On completion of the course, each participant will have the opportunity to bring family members to the Museum to show their achievements.
Young Curators Club 1pm-3pm  Find out what exactly a curators job entails and take on some of the role for yourself. Explore our collection from the behind the scenes and work together to create a tempera display for the museum.
Young Naturalists Club 10am-12pm Learn a new set of conservation and surveying skills to help our wildlife flourish and create new habitats for local wildlife, both on our grounds and for your own gardens. This will involve the use of tools such as gardening equipment.
On receipt of booking, you will receive a form to give consent for your young person to undertake the sessions without parental supervision.


Plus look out for our special events…

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