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Hertfordshire Museums Summer Activities

Bishop’s Stortford Museum

Dress Like a Roman

Tue 2nd Aug | Wed 3rd Aug | Thu 4th Aug 10am - 2pm

Dress Like a Roman Try on a Roman costume and make a laurel wreath to go with it. Write your Roman name on a wax tablet and make your own to take home. Free Drop-in

March Like a Roman

Tue 9th Aug | Wed 10th Aug | Thu 11th Aug 10am - 2pm

Find out about life in the Roman Army and make some armour to take home. Find out what happened if you fell asleep on duty! Free Drop-in

Live Like a Roman

Tue 16th Aug | Wed 17th Aug | Thu 18th Aug 10am - 2pm

Find out what life was like in a Roman villa and bathhouse. Make your own mosaic card tile – can you follow the rules for mosaics? Free Drop-in

For more information visit

https://southmillarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873633885

Hertford Museum

Talking Panshanger

Discover the history of one of Hertford’s best loved parks with this series of standalone talks from the Friends of Panshanger Park.

27th May: A Brief History of Panshanger

10th June: Repton and Regency Panshanger

24th June: Panshanger Voices

8th July: Panshanger in the Victorian Era

22nd July:    Panshanger in the first half of the 20th century

5th August: The decline of Panshanger

£6 per talk, includes refreshments

10.30am at Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum Walks Programme – Summer 2022

Join us for our summer walks around Hertford, led by our expert guides.

Sunday June 12th: Folly Island (led by Peter Ruffles).

Sunday June 26th: Old Cross and Cowbridge (led by Jean Riddell).

Sunday July 17th: Parliament Square, Castle Street and West Street (led by Peter Ruffles).

Sunday July 31st: Where was Hertford Priory? (led by Jean Riddell).

Sunday 14th August: Hertford Town Centre (led by Philip Sheail)

£5 per person.

Walks start at 11am – meet at the front of the museum.

Summer Holidays At Hertford Museum: Five Weeks Of Family Fun Activities!

Drop in and take part in arts and crafts at the museum this summer. Different craft themes each week

£3 per child, DROP IN

*Free places available for children of low-income families. Contact the museum for more information. Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits award letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop-in sessions.

Week 1: Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th July. 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
Week 2: Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th August. 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
Week 3: Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th August. 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
Week 4: Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th August. 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
Week 5: Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th August. 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)

Microfest: A Mini Beer Festival At Hertford Museum

  • Saturday 30th July 2022, 12 - 6pm

Back by popular demand, Hertford Museum’s is hosting its third beer festival. Come and discover a selection of cask and bottled real ales.  With live music throughout the day in our beautiful garden. Licensed bar, hot snacks and a free kids craft activity.  There’s plenty to enjoy for the whole family!

For more information visit

https://www.hertfordmuseum.org/whats-on/events

John Bunyan Museum

Join us in celebrating 75 years of the John Bunyan Museum and 5 years of Basement@Bunyan here in the centre of Bedford, UK.

A kids' trail will be available in the gallery every day to help families to explore together both the exhibition and the museum (free of charge).

​Thursday Children's Crafts

Children can also be inspired every Thursday in the Bedfordshire school summer holidays 11 - 3.00pm with a fun programme of children’s craft activities linked to Bunyan's heritage and stories.

Just drop in with £2 per child (suitable for age 4 to 10, must be accompanied).

​Flag Bunting

On 5th August you can contribute your own bunting flag to go on display with our exhibits too!

For more informaiton visit: WHAT'S ON | Bedford | Bunyan Meeting

Knebworth House

Great British Food Festival

July 16 - July 17

The Great British Food Festival is back again bringing amazing artisan producers, scrumptious street food, brilliant bars and live entertainment. The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie, family day out!

Tickets will also include access to Knebworth Park, Gardens, Dinosaur Trail and Adventure Playground.

Book online before your visit for a reduced rate. Full priced tickets will also be available at the entrance on the day of your visit. Under 3’s are welcome free of charge.

The Gruffalo- Character Appearance

On the 31st July, the Gruffalo will be making appearances on the side lawn of Knebworth House at intervals between 10am and 2pm. Come along and join the fun!

Tickets include access to Knebworth Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail.

There is no additional charge to see the Gruffalo.

Book online before your visit for a reduced rate. Full priced tickets will also be available at the entrance on the day of your visit. Under 3’s are welcome free of charge.

As You Like It – Garden Theatre

Aug 7

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are back on the Sunken Lawn of Knebworth House this Summer for an evening of entertainment.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself – invite you to join them for the sparkling comedy, ‘As You Like It’. One of the UK’s finest touring theatre companies present this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed – in the open air, by an all-male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

For this unique theatrical experience, audiences are encouraged to bring a chair, a picnic and a glass of something chilled as the show promises to be another authentic, excellent and magical treat.

The gates will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

The Nickelodeon Experience

Aug 14 - Aug 27

AN IMMERSIVE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Enter the world of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. at The Nickelodeon Experience, a place where all your favourite TV shows come to life! With activities for kids of all ages, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

Adventure seekers, aged 2-14 years old, can explore the worlds of their favourite Nickelodeon TV shows and discover ten activity zones. From multi-sensory and interactive adventures to creative and skill-based challenges, kids get to map their own journey and curate their own fun. 

Kids can go behind the scenes of some of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows including The Thundermans School for Superheroes where they’ll learn to acquire their own super-powers. Step into an episode of Henry Danger, where Nick fans must navigate Henry Danger’s Maze full of secret twists, turns, puzzles and passages. They can also race against the clock to solve the Hunter Street Escape Room mystery, which puts teamwork to the test in an attempt to crack the code and find the key.  

And the excitement doesn’t stop there! From a trip to Adventure Bay with an opportunity to meet PAW Patrol fan-favourites Chase and Marshall, to a subterranean

adventure in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ underground lair, Nick fans will be utterly captivated in this immersive outdoor experience. What’s more, budding explorers can also jump on board a giant pirate ship and hunt for treasure in an immersive play zone based on the swashbuckling world of Santiago of The Seas.

For the perfect finale to the experience, you’re invited to the Slime Time Party to finally know how it feels to get SLIMED – the ultimate Nickelodeon honour! 

Alongside these immersive zones, children and their parents can relax at SpongeBob SquarePants’ Bikini Bottom Beach, where they can also sample delicious delights from the many themed food and beverage stalls and visit the Nickelodeon store and take home the perfect memento from an incredible range of exclusive Nickelodeon Experience merchandise.

The Importance Of Being Earnest

AUGUST 16

Immersion Theatre invites you to enjoy an evening of open-air decadence and hilarity as they proudly present Oscar Wilde’s wittiest comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest on the Sunken Lawn of Knebworth House.

Join foppish bachelors Jack and Algernon on their latest Bunburying exploits replete with mistaken identities, icy women, trivial banter and of course, muffins!

Prepare your cucumber sandwiches and spend the evening in the glorious sunshine enjoying one of literature’s most trivial comedies for serious people…there’ll be handbags at dawn!

The gates will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Ghost Tour & Bat Walk

AUGUST 18

The Ghost Tour and Bat Walk is back!

On Thursday 18th August there will be a unique opportunity to tour Knebworth House at night and hear the tales of the incidents we can’t explain.

Pre-booking for this event is essential. Tickets are £26 per person and cover the cost of the Ghost Tour, Bat Walk and light refreshments.

Volunteers from The Herts and Middlesex Bat Group will give a talk and will bring in specialist equipment to detect the bats’ high-pitched screech, which helps guests to locate them. A proportion of the ticket sales will be donated to The Herts and Middlesex Bat Group.

Pre-booking is essential. Warm clothing and suitable footwear is recommended.

Please check your purchase carefully as tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Gates open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Rapunzel – Garden Theatre

AUGUST 25

Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale!

This fast-paced, larger-than-life production contains all the ingredients Immersion’s loyal audiences have come to love and expect, including a laugh out loud script, heaps of audience interaction, a host of catchy songs, unforgettable characters, and maybe even the odd water gun or two!

With magic and mayhem throughout, this is one hair-raising adventure the family won’t want to miss!

Age suitability: 4+
Genre: Musical

Running time: Act 1: 55 minutes – interval – Act 2: 40 minutes
Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets along for the full open air theatre experience.

Gates will open at 5.30pm for a 6pm performance time.

Tickets do not include access to Knebworth House, Park, Gardens and Dinosaur Trail.

Classic Motor Show

AUGUST 28 - AUGUST 29

Join us at the Classic Motor Show this August Bank Holiday.

The Classic Motor Show is not to be missed. There will be a static display as well as a show arena hosting parades. Vehicles include saloons, sports, American, commercial, military and classic motorcycles.

For more information on showing a classic vehicle and all exhibitor or trader enquiries please contact the event organisers directly, details can be found here: www.classicmotorevents.com

Tickets will also include access to Knebworth Park, Gardens, Dinosaur Trail and Adventure Playground.

Book online before your visit for a reduced general admission rate. Full priced tickets will also be available at the entrance on the day of your visit. Under 3’s are welcome free of charge.

Please check your tickets carefully before purchasing as we are unable to refund or transfer tickets.

For information on admission for Essential carers please visit https://www.knebworthhouse.com/accessibility/

Please note last admission for this event is 2:30pm.

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Paw Patrol

Sunday 17 July

Chase and Skye will be visiting Stonehenge Works for one day only - come and take a steam-train ride to meet them at intervals. 

Tickets are sold out but please check in case any cancellations have been put back on sale.

Dinosaurs Day

Sunday 4 September

Baby dinosaurs will take over the Leighton Buzzard Railway at Stonehenge Works for one day only, so come and ride on a steam train to come and meet them.

In addition, we'll be running longer, 7-coach, trains.

For more informaiton: Special Events – Leighton Buzzard Railway (buzzrail.uk)

Lowewood Museum

Celebration Event

Aug 3rd 3pm-5pm

To mark the end of the Gifted's 70 sewn stories, a jubilee project and to celebrate our ongoing delivery and partnerships in the bourough of Broxbourne, we would love you to join us for a special event. 

Model Railroad Day

Wed Aug 10th 10am-4pm

Comealong to see the delights of models and layouts from Huddesdon Model and Railway Club!

Free admissions

Suitable for all ages

for more information: Events and Exhibitions | Lowewood Museum

Mill Green Museum

Jul 17

10am- Crafts at the Watermill presents: Lea Valley Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.

1pm- Crafts at the Watermill presents: Corn Dollies Demonstration

Jul 24

2pm- Live at the Watermill presents: Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Chior

Jul 31

1pm- Live at the Watermill presents: John Bickley and the Invisible Folk Band

Aug 4

10:30am and 1:30pm- Kids Crafts: Decorate a Corniation Crown.

Aug 11

10:15am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 2:30pm-Kids Crafs: Victorian Day, dress up and explore Victorian activities and pasttimes.

Aug 14

1:00pm- Crafts at the Watermill presents: Corn Dollies

Aug 18

10:30am and 1:30pm Kids Crafts: Make a brooch

Aug 19

11am- Kids Crafts: Teddy Bear Fun Day

Aug 21

10am- Crafts at the Watermill presents: Lea Valley Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.

Aug 25

10:30am and 1:30pm Kids Crafts: Clay Flowers

Aug 28

2pm- Live at the Watermill presents: Rylands Heath Band

For more information look here: What's On - Mill Green Museum & Working Mill

Natural History Museum, Tring

SEND Mornings: May 29 - Aug 21 Sunday Morning 10am

We are excited to present SENDsational Mornings at Tring, Hertfordshire.

Children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties can enjoy the Museum with their families and siblings, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.

  • Visitors have access to a few activities including specimen handling, a big draw and a gallery trail.
  • All activities are supported by experienced, autism-aware facilitators.
  • A sensory space will be available for those children needing a quieter and calmer space.
  • All of the galleries, outdoor spaces and the shop will be accessible throughout the event.

This event is best for children aged five to 15 and siblings are welcome. This is a free event.

You will need to book a ticket in advance and walk-ups will not be possible. 

Tring: Behind the Scenes: Voyages of Discovery

Sep 29th 11am-12pm (£10 admission)

Step behind the scenes to see the world-renowned bird collection including historic specimens linked to Darwin, Wallace and Shackleton.  

Discover the different types of scientific collection, how they are prepared, conserved and used by researchers from around the world. 
The tour is themed around the Voyages of Discovery. Get the rare chance to look at historical specimens and hear about the great lengths explorers took for science.    

Suitable for adults.

Photo ID required.
Advance booking required.

This event will follow COVID-19 safety regulations. 

Tring: Ocean Adventure Trail

July 19 - August 31 (except Mondays) 10am-5pm

(£1 admissions)

Roam the galleries to explore ocean animals. 

Discover which animals live in the shallow waters to the deepest depths of the ocean in this gallery trail. 

Suitable for ages 5+ 

Tring: Under the Sea Craft

27 and 28 July and 2, 3, 8, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30 and 31 August

10.30 - 12.00, 14.00 - 15.30

free drop in

Discover what animals live in and around the sea and create one to take home.

Join us anytime between 10.30-12.00 and 14.00-15.30 to explore life under the sea. Look at and handle some of our sea dwelling specimens. Then get creative and make one to take home.

Our Ocean Adventure gallery trail will also be available from the shop for £1. 

Tring: Whizzbanging Words

24 August

10.15 - 11.00, 11.15 - 12.00, 14.30 - - 15.15

Free, drop in.

Join the Roald Dahl Museum to explore James and the Giant Peach and start a story of your own.

Find out how Roald Dahl wrote his first famous children’s story. Then use some of his techniques to get your own insect tale underway.

Suitable for ages 5+

For more informaiton vist: What's on at Tring | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)

Royston Museum

Mystery at the Museum: 5 WEEKS, 5 MYSTERIES

28 JULY - 26 AUGUST

Every Thurs & Fri: 10.00 - 16.00

Every Thursday and Friday between 28 July - 26 August there's a brand new puzzle to solve and a secret stamp to collect. 5 weeks. 5 mysteries. Collect all 5 stamps to earn your prize! Free Admission

Plus, there'll be different arts and craft activities to try each week. Come on, detective! What are you waiting for?

Museum Summer Fete

06 AUGUST

10:00-16:00

Join us for a festive day of good old family fun! With stalls, arts & crafts, party games, a tombola,

Viking reenactments and more! Free Admission

For more information visit: Whats On | Royston Museum

St. Alban's Cathedral

Tudor Secrets and Seals- Family Workshop

Tuesday 2 August and Saturday 13 August

10am - 11.15am; 11.45am - 1pm

How did the Tudors keep their important messages private? With wax seals of course! Join our summer Artist in Residence in this hands-on workshop to make a wax seal of your very own. £6 per child (Adults free of charge) Suitable for children age 6+ who must be accompanied by an adult. In the Alban Room

More to Explore- Tudor Summer (II)

21st August, 2022 at 1:30pm

Reformation and the Abbey

The Abbey was closed by Henry VIII in 1539 but the church itself was saved from destruction for £400. Why? How did it change? So much medieval decoration was removed from English churches that Queen Elizabeth I was alarmed by their drab state. Discover her solution and learn more about this difficult period in our history.

Free tickets must be booked in advance | Donations welcome.

Cathedrals at Night

Friday 26 August, 7pm to 9pm.

Friday 29 July, 7pm to 9pm.

FREE | Donations welcome.

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Cathedral as it moves from daylight to dusk at this reflective evening. See our stunning architecture and medieval wall paintings brought to life and hear from characters from the Cathedral's Tudor past. Join us to explore places you may never have seen before or simply take time to ‘just be’ in these extraordinary spaces of peace and tranquillity.

No need to book, just come along and enjoy the atmosphere and mingle with the Tudor characters. 

Tudor Hertfordshire: A talk by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Thursday 4th August, 7.30 - c.9pm

As part of our Tudor Summer, we are pleased to be welcoming Janice Brooker, Senior Librarian from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, to deliver this talk on Tudor Hertfordshire. Relying on a selection of documents from their archive collection, this talk will investigate different aspects of the Tudor era in Hertfordshire and examine what life was like for Hertfordshire residents. In the Alban Room, 1st floor Chapter House (online recording to be distributed within 24 hours)*

Speaker | Janice Brooker, Senior Librarian: Local Studies

*if you are unable to join us in person, please continue to purchase an 'ONLINE' ticket and you will be sent a recording of the talk within 24 hours. If you have any questions at all please email

Terrific Tudors- Family Discovery Morning

18th August, 2022 at 10:00am

Join our friends from Tales from the Hart for a special morning of storytelling and art & craft all about Henry Vlll and the Tudors! How did Henry end up with six wives and why did he want to knock the church down? See what you can find out.

FREE | No booking required.

For more informaiton: Tudor Summer | St Albans Cathedral

St. Alban's Museum and Gallery

Crafts in the Colonnade

25 Jul - 31 Aug 2022

10am - 4pm
Last entry 3.40pm

Come and make your very own Roman soldier’s shield or try weaving like a Roman in the Colonnade at Verulamium. 

This is a self-led craft, but all resources and instructions will be provided.

Recommended for ages 3+. 

Every weekday during the Summer Holidays, 

Drop-in at any time, no need to book.

£2 per child + admission

Verulamium Museum is free to all St Albans residents.

Make a Sock Seagull

Thursday 28th July, Thursday 11th August and Thursday 25th August.

Drop-in

13:30 - 15:00

£3 per child

Come and transform a sock into your very own seagull buddy to take on the Seagull Search around the museum.

Recommended for ages 3+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Arrive at any point during the 1:30 - 3.00pm session and stay as long as you’d like. Pay on arrival.

Please be aware if this event is very busy, you may need to wait or return later.

Build a Celtic Roundhouse

30 July

Sessions at 10-11.30 and 13.00-14.30

£10 per participant (including free museum entry)

All children must be accompanied but due to space limitations please only bring one adult per child participating.

Build and take home your own Celtic roundhouse (on a slightly smaller scale!) using traditional building methods and materials.

Learn how to build “wattle and daub” walls using willow weaving and a clay mixture, whilst understanding more about the people who lived in St Albans before the Romans arrived.

Allow approximately an hour to complete the house. Recommended for ages 7+. Adults without children welcome. 

Junk Boat Modeling

Thursday 4th August and Thursday 18th August

Drop In: Arrive at any point during the 1:30 - 16.30pm session and stay as long as you’d like.

£3 per child, pay on the day

Test your creative skills by building your very own “Junk boat” from some recycling materials. Decorate it and then put it to the test.  The only limit is your imagination.

Can you make it water-tight? How will it move?

Will it float in our paddling pool? Come and find out!

Suitable for ages 3+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please be aware if the event is busy, you may need to come back later or wait until space becomes available.

Drop Spinning Workshop

Saturday 13th August

10.00 - 11.30am and 13:00 - 14:30

Recommended for ages 7+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Adults without children welcome.

£5 per participant.

Spinning wool into yarn and then weaving it into cloth was a staple skill in the Roman world.

Join us to have a go at the ancient art of Drop Spinning, turning sheep wool into your own yarn. If time allows, you can then weave with your yarn.

Afterwards, why not see if you can find Roman spinning equipment in our museum Gallery?

Arrive at any point during the session and stay for as long as you’d like. We’d recommend at least 30 minutes. The more you spin, the more yarn you’ll have to weave with.

Re-Traced

15 Aug 

Book online to confirm your place. The activity should take around 30 minutes and all ages are welcome to book a ticket.

Arrive anytime between 2:00 - 3:30pm

There may be additional tickets available on the day.

Join artist Suman Gujral in creating an installation commemorating the Partition of India on the 15 August 1947. Re-traced will be made up of paper boats made by participants in this workshop. All ages are welcome to join us!

The Partition of India, 75 years ago, led to the largest mass migration in history. Taking this as our starting point we will be making paper boats to mark refugee journeys throughout recent decades. This is a chance to think about our own family journeys and show solidarity with refugees. 

The activity will take around 20-30 minutes so you can drop in between 2:00 - 3:30 to create your boats and add them to the installation.

Tickets may be available on the day but book online now to be sure of a space.

At 3:45pm Suman Gujral will also be giving a short poetry reading of some of her own works and all are welcome to join.

Zentangle Creative Wellbeing Session

21 August 2022

£5 per person.

Sessions are 2.30 - 4pm

As part of The Art of Grieving Festival 2022 The Ollie Foundation is facilitating 2 Zentangle sessions. Each session will provide 90 minutes of calm where, regardless of artistic ability, participants can enjoy creating a unique and beautiful piece of art. Through their work, participants will consider that there are no mistakes, only opportunities, that we are all unique and we can all create something beautiful. No artistic skills are needed for this mindful art session that offers relaxation, connection and a metaphor for life. Zentangle looks complicated but it's simply a series of lines and shapes that you are guided to place on your paper and before you know it, you have created something like these!

Make a Roman Oil Lamp

Saturday 27th August, 10:00 - 12:30 or 13.00 - 14.30

Recommended for ages 4+  (all children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Adults without children welcome.

£5 per lamp.

Wealthy Romans lit their homes with small pottery lamps, fuelled by olive oil.

Join us for a clay workshop where you can build your own to take home and try out for yourself.

Arrive at any point during the 10:00am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 2.30pm session and stay for as long as you’d like. We’d recommend at least 30 minutes.

For more informaiton: What's On | St Albans Museums

St. Alban's South Signal Box

Open Days

THE BOX IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAYS, 2-5pm:

(No need to book ahead, just come alongFree entry, donations welcome:

August 14th

August 28th

More information: SigBox Website - home

Stevenage Museum

Summer Holiday Activities at Stevenage Museum. We have a range of holiday activities taking place this summer.

There will be sessions from 11am-12noon and 2-3pm each day. Cost per child is £4 (£2 for concessions).

Call or email the museum to book your place.

Terrific Tudors

Wednesday 3 August - Hornbooks

A hornbook was used by Tudor children to help them learn to read and write. Have a go at making your own and learn about the lives of children over 500 years ago.

Thursday 4 August – Ruffs

No self-respecting Tudor would leave the house without wearing a frilly collar known as a ruff. Join us for some fashionable fun making your own Tudor accessory.

Friday 5 August – Tudor Houses

Created for our younger visitors. Simple Tudor themed arts and crafts.

Sports

Wednesday 10 August – Blow Football Stadiums

Back of the net! Make your own mini football stadium and enjoy the beautiful game whatever the weather.

Thursday 11 August – Aerial Acrobatics

Make an acrobat that can do flips and tricks –flipping good fun!

Friday 12 August – Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!

Created for our younger visitors. Wheel themed arts and crafts.

Romans

Wednesday 17 August – Tabula

Learn how the Romans spent their spare time and make your very own Tabula board game to take home and play.

Thursday 18 August – Chariots

Chariot racing is one of the most exciting, dangerous and possibly the oldest spectator sport in the whole of ancient Rome. Learn about this extreme sport and have a go at making a model chariot.

Friday 19 August – Roman Mosaics

Created for our younger visitors. Roman themed arts and crafts.

All things arty

Wednesday 24 August – Fairy and Elf Doors

Make a magical fairy door - an entryway into the most mystical world you can imagine. How enchanting!

Thursday 25 August – Clay Day

Come and get messy creating sculptures and pots inspired by nature.

Friday 26 August – All the Senses

Created for our younger visitors – arts and crafts inspired by the five senses.

For More informaiton visit: Summer Holiday Activities (stevenage.gov.uk)

Stotfold Watermill

Pond Dipping – Fully Booked

Marvel at the fantastic life which lurks in and around the different ponds in the Nature Reserve. Suitable for children from 5-11, who must be…

 2nd Aug 2022 10:00am - 3:30pm £3.50

Skull Island Adventure – Fully Booked

Be an explorer using mapping symbols. Find where pirates have hidden their treasure! Suitable for children from 5-11, who must be accompanied by one adult…

 10th Aug 2022 10:00am - 3:30pm £3.50

Kitchen Science- Fully Booked

Experiment! Explore! Explode!  Discover what can be done using everyday objects and materials. Suitable for children from 5-11, who must be accompanied by one adult…

16th Aug 2022 10:00am - 3:30pm £3.50

Printing Workshop

Be creative and learn some great printing skills. Be as “messy” as you like using a variety of materials! Suitable for children from 5-11, who…

 24th Aug 2022 10:00am - 3:30pm £3.50

Working Steam Weekend

An opportunity to see a unique collection of the steam-driven machines used for ploughing, threshing, and harvesting, that helped revolutionised farming. It was these faster,…

 8th Oct 2022 - 9th Oct 2022 10:30am - 5:00pm Adults £8 Children (4-15) £4 online, £10 and £5 on the day.

To learn more visit: Home - Stotfold Mill

The Higgins Bedford

Explore The Higgins Bedford with Kevin the Platypus and get creative in our arty crafty workshops.

Recommended for ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kevin’s Creation Station

Tuesday 2 August 

Workshops at 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£3.05 per child, Booking Essential

Modelling Clay with Victoria Houghton

Batik with Creative Days

Friday 12 August 

Workshops at 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£5 per child, Booking Essential

Repeat Pattern Prints with Katie Allen

Tuesday 23 August 

Workshops at 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£5 per child, Booking Essential

Lacemaking with Aragon Lacemakers

Fridays: 5 & 26 August

Workshops at 11:15am & 2:15pm - (lasts for about two hours) 

£3.05 per child, Booking Essential

Personalised Pencil Cases

Tuesday 30 August

Workshops at 11:15am & 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£3.05 per child, Booking Essential

Creation Station for Teens

Join local artist and illustrator Katie Allen and have a go at something new.

Recommended for ages 12+. Children 12 and over do not need to be accompanied.

Drypoint Etching with Katie Allen

Tuesday 9 August

Workshops at 11:15am, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£5, Booking Essential

Modern Brush Calligraphy with Katie Allen

Tuesday 16 August

Workshops at 11:15am, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£5, Booking Essential

Summer STEAM

Join Little Science Lab and others for STEM inspired activities with an arty twist.

Recommended for ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Take Flight with Little Science Lab

Thursday 4 August

Workshops at 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£5 per child, Booking Essential

Discovering Nature with the Wildlife Trust

Thursday 11 August

Workshops at 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£3.05 per child, Booking Essential

Sun Prints with Little Science Lab

Thursday 18 August

Workshops at 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£5 per child, Booking Essential

Star Gazing

Thursday 25 August

Workshops at 11:15am, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£3.05 per child, Booking Essential

Optical Illusions

Thursday 1 September 

Workshops at 11:15am, 2:15pm - (lasts for about an hour)

£3.05 per child, Booking Essential

Puggle Club for Under 5’s

Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August

1pm - 3pm, Free Entry

No Need to Book - Drop In

For more information visit: Family Events (thehigginsbedford.org.uk)