Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February, 10.30-16.00

Pirates Sleepover at V&A Museum of Childhood

Get inspired by our current exhibition A Pirate’s Life for Me  and join us for a range of activities this half term.

Storytelling: London Folk Tales for Children
Saturday 16 February, 14.00
Free, drop-in, all ages
London is a place full of stories. Stories of all the different people who live here, but London itself has a story to tell… Join in storytellers/writers Sef Townsend and Anne Johnson for a special storytelling session.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS:

Paper Pirate Theatre Workshop
Monday 18 – Friday 22 February, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80 mins)
£7, for ages 4+
Turn yourselves into paper pirate puppets. Work with illustrator Amy Brown to create a paper theatre with your family as the pirate dream team.

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Captain’s Logbook in a Box Workshop
Monday 18, Thursday 21 & Friday 22 February, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80 mins)
£7, for ages 8+
Create your own logbook in a box to keep, filled with bits and bobs a pirate might need on an adventure. A creative ‘book in a box’ making workshop with artist Helen Rousseau.

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Wanted Pirate Poster Workshop
Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 February, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80 mins)
£7, for ages 8+
What mischief has your pirate got up to? Print a ‘wanted’ poster for your pirate character with maker Sarah Dhanjal. A mix of character making and printing activities.

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FREE ACTIVITIES:
Drop-in (for all ages unless otherwise stated)

Saturday and Sunday, 16 – 17 & 23 – 24 February

Going on a Treasure Hunt: Story for under 5s
10.30 (20mins), ages 18 months – 4 years, Make it Happen area
Come and join our treasure hunt adventure at this interactive storytelling session for Under 5s.

Arts & crafts: Pirates paper dolls
11.15-12.45 & 14.45-16.00, Make it Happen area
Create a paper pirate complete with paper costumes to take home.

Pirate stories
14.00 (30min), Make it Happen area
Hear pirate legends in our shadow puppet story session.
This event will not take place on Saturday 16 February, and be replaced with Storytelling: London Folk Tales for Children

Monday 18 – Friday 22 February

Pirate Stories
10.30 & 11.30 (30min), Make it Happen area
Hear pirate legends in our shadow puppet story session.

Arts & crafts: Message in a bottle
11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00, Marble Floor
Contribute to a growing installation on the Marble Floor by adding your own message in a bottle.

Arts & crafts: Pirate misfits!
11.00-13.30 & 14.30-16.30, East Bridge
Play our drawing consequence game with your family and other visitors to create the funniest pirates misfits.

Arts & crafts: Ship flag collage
14.00-16.00, Make it Happen area
Design and collage a collaborative ship flag daily with our museum crew.