The Museum runs free drop-in activities every day including arts and crafts, tours and storytelling. All activities are free, drop-in and suitable for children aged 3-12 unless otherwise stated.

Plan your visit

Daily Activities Holiday Schedule
Saturday 23 July – Sunday 4 September 2016

FREE / Drop-in
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
All ages unless otherwise stated

Please note our Daily Activities will not take place on the below dates, and will be replaced with special activities during Our Studio: summer events for families.

Monday 8, Tuesday 9, Monday 15, Saturday 27, Sunday 28, Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 August

Mondays, Tuesdays & Sundays

10.30-11.40         Investigation Station (ages 4+)
Take part in some hands-on activities highlighting different parts of the Museum’s collection.

12.00                   Telling Tales
Storytelling featuring popular children’s tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props.

14.00-16.00         Art Smarts
Get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection and displays to take home.

Wednesdays – Saturdays

10.30                     Animal Magic (ages 18 months-5 years)
Multi-sensory storytelling inspired by well-loved animal tales, for early years children.

11.15                     Explore: Talk & Objects
Find out more about the Museum’s collections at this session. A short talk about a part of display followed by hands-on objects handling activities.

12.00                     Telling Tales
Storytelling featuring popular children’s tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props.

14.00-16.00         Art Smarts
Get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection and displays to take home.


SPECIAL DAILY ACTIVITIES
Please note that our Daily Activities will not take place on the below dates, and will be replaced by these exciting special activities.

Story Bag
Mondays 8, 15 & 29 August, 10.30 & 11.45 (40 mins)
Help create a unique story inspired by the Museum’s collection and help the staff tell it.

Mobile Mayhem
Mondays 8 & 29 August, 14.00-16.00
Be moved by our toy collection to engineer a small moving toy from various materials.

Room of Loose Parts
Tuesday 9, Saturday 27, Sunday 28 & Tuesday 30 August, 11.00-16.00
Drop-in to Room of Loose Parts to explore, construct and play with a variety of materials provided. A space for free exploratory play and performative activities.

Dress to Impress
Monday 15 August, 14.00-16.00
The Museum of Childhood has an impressive clothing collection! Let it inspire you to create clothes from paper and glue.

 


Montessori Family Packs

A selection of Montessori Family Packs for children age 5 and under are available to borrow from the Information Desk for one hour – please leave a form of ID (e.g. a passport or driving licence). Each pack contains a map, activity suggestions, storybooks and toys to touch.

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Making SENse Family Packs

Making SENse packs are designed to make the Museum more accessible for families with additional needs, and are available to borrow from the Information Desk for one hour. Packs are available for families with children on the autistic spectrum, with toys to touch, sound mufflers, PECs symbols, a photo booklet and colouring in sheets. There are also packs for families with a visually impaired child, containing large print, Braille translation, raised images, a Penfriend audio guide and toys to touch.

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