Winter half-term 2016

Winter half-term family activities 2016

Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2016
11.00am - 3.00pm

Put on your winter woolies and wellies, and warm up with a week of creative activities and countryside skills, including outdoor trails, arts and crafts to inspire all of your family!

Wet weather will not spoil play as we have plenty of areas under cover.

Click here to view activities for Friday 19 February 2016.

Activities are subject to change but we plan to include:

  • A winter wildlife creative zone where you can:
    • Make a bird seed cake to feed birds at home (with information on how to identify some common birds)
    • design a creative creature badge
    • try a wildlife-inspired challenge (adults too!)
    • make a lino print
    • pen a short wildlife-inspired poem
  • Add to the wildlife landscape board that will be built up over the week.
  • For the youngest visitors there will be readings of short stories with a wildlife and farmyard animal theme (start times to be provided on flyer at entry).
  • Explore indoors and outdoors across the Museum with our trail.
  • Roll a candle or have a go at a task in one of the Museum’s historic houses.

(Visit this webpage each morning during half-term for a list of activities happening that day)

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore! Learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen. See how our watermill works (using a very topical natural resource) and buy a bag of grain for the hungry ducks on the millpond! Look out for the Shire horses and the traditional breed farm animals including sheep, chickens and geese.

Most activities are under cover and will run from 11am – 3pm and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for playing outdoors.

Regular admission charges apply and the Museum will open at 10.30am and close at 4.00pm.