Children & Families events

  • Young at Art - Thu, 11 January Thu, 22 March 2018

    Exploring, listening, making 

    Art and story themed sessions for Under 5s. No booking required. £3.00 per child, payable on the day at each venue. Thursday mornings, 10.30am–12pm 

    11 & 25 January, 8 February, 1 & 15 March – The Hive

    18 January, 1 & 15 February, 8 & 22 March – Museum and Art Gallery 

    Young at Art is run in partnership with Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.

  • Half Term Tales - Sat, 17 February Sun, 25 February 2018

    Every day 11am and 2.45pm hear the best bits of books read aloud by our lovely librarians.

  • RSPCA Animal Action Day - Mon, 19 February

    Find out about the work of the RSPCA and the 5 animal welfare needs – make a toy for your own small pet or donate it to the RSPCA. Sign up for an Animal Action Workshop and play some amazing animal games.

    Monday 19 February, 10am–3pm

    Workshops at 10-11am (5-7 years), 1.30-2.30pm (8-10 years) – booking essential.

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  • Hands on History - Mon, 19 February

    Join the Archive and Archaeology team in the children’s library to get hands on with history themed activities. Part of Love Worcester Heritage Festival.

    Monday 19 February, 10am-3pm

  • Coding Taster Session - Mon, 19 February

    Introducing children aged 8-12 to computer coding. No booking required. Come with headphones or purchase for £1.60.

    Monday 19 February, 11.30am-12.30pm

  • Sidney's Shed - Presented by Rhubarb Theatre - Mon, 19 February

    Maisie is running from the bullies and thinks she’s just found the perfect place to hide. But this is no ordinary shed and Sidney Waffles is no ordinary gardener…

    Join Sidney and the bravest little girl in Windy-on-the-hill as they take a time-travelling journey to dig up the past and weed out the bullies!

    Monday 19 February - 2 to 3pm. 

    Tickets cost £7 for adults and £3 for children.

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  • Doggy Day - Wed, 22 February

    Hear tales from the Dogs Trust Team, and learn how to care for your favourite furry friends.

    Hear tales at 11am and 2.45pm.

  • Make and Take Doggy Crafts - Thu, 22 February

    Craft sessions with the Dogs Trust.

    Thursday 22 February. We have four sessions available.

    10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Tickets cost £2.50

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  • Children's Mental Health Staff Twilights - Tue, 27 February Tue, 20 March 2018

    A series of staff twilights on a range of children’s mental health issues. Sessions are led by CAMH lecturers from the University of Worcester. Topics include anxiety & stress, and attachment & nurture.

    Tuesday 27 February 6 to 7.30pm

    Tuesday 20 March 6 to 7.30pm

    Tickets cost £3.00

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  • Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years - Thu, 08 March

    Often waiting until primary school to encourage positive behaviours in children can be too late. Led by a University of Worcester lecturer and Pre-School Library Alliance manager; join us for 90 minutes of research and practical advice regarding what works when supporting children in early years settings. Please bring along examples of best practice that you are happy to share.

    Thursday 8 March 5pm to 8.30pm

    Tickets cost £3.  

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  • Science Night - Thu, 15 March

    Our fantastic family-friendly science night returns for British Science Week 2018 and this time we are going all things 'Fragile Earth'.

    From volcanoes to bees, Ice Ages to rainforests, geology to ocean plastics, and every wonderful science discipline in between. There will be lots of fun activities to take part in and science talks for all the family, every can learn something new.

    Watch this space for more details on talks and shows.

    Thursday 15 March, 4.30 to 8pm.

  • Saving the Earth Workshop - Thu, 15 March

    Go green this Science Week and find out how people affect our Fragile Earth. Experience live testing of the rubbish you throw away to find out what’s really left behind. Learn about the disposable packaging you can eat and find out how oceans turn to acid. This is a hands-on workshop and is sure to leave you excited and enthused about how you can make a difference and maybe even save the Earth! Suitable for children aged 6 to 12. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

    Thursday 15 March, 4.30 - 5pm or 5.15 to 5.45pm

    £3.95 per person

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  • Worcester City STEM Challenge - Fri, 09 March Sun, 18 March 2018

    School children across the County were challenged to solve a construction challenge and design a pedestrian bridge to link Gheluvelt Park to the west of the river. Finalists will have their models on display at The Hive during British Science Week.

    9 to 18 March

  • Mammoth Easter Egg Hunt - Tue, 03 April Sun, 15 April 2018

    Track down the Mammoth and her prehistoric friends in our Lost Landscapes treasure hunt. Mammoths do not lay eggs but there will be a chocolate treat for successful trackers! 

    Tuesday 3 to Sunday 15 April

  • Mammoth Tales - Tue, 03 April Sun, 15 April 2018

    Every day 11am and 2.45pm enter the Ice Age. Hear the best bits of books read aloud by our lovely librarians.


    3-15 April

  • Big Dreamers Festival - Thu, 05 April Sat, 07 April 2018

    Big Dreamers Festival, supported by Arts Council England, brings some of the best children’s theatre companies from around the UK to Worcester.

    As well as the excellent programme of shows at The Hive, workshops and events will be taking place at community centres across the city.

    Jack and The Beans Talk

    Garlic Theatre presents a charming and inventive play with plenty of interaction.

    Friday 6 April, 2.30pm

    Suitable for ages 3-7

    Tilda’s Magic Attic

    Button Tree Theatre presents a beautiful blend of storytelling, song and puppetry. Tilda invites you to join her as she weaves through her imaginary world, searching for a way to say goodbye to the house she grew up in.

    Saturday 7 April, 2.30pm

    Suitable for ages 6-11

    Tickets to all Big Dreamers shows are £4.00 per person or two for £7.50.

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  • Mammoth Reading Day - Thu, 12 April

    There’s a mammoth in the library! The Heritage Lottery Funded Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire project is bringing mammoth stories and games to the children’s library this Easter. 

    Make your own mammoth, join in with our story time, tell us a mammoth fact, take part in our mammoth games and watch our special screening of the animated adventure film Ice Age (certificate U).

    Thursday 12 April, 10am–4pm

    Make and Take craft activity

    - 10am-2pm, £2.50.

    Ice Age film showing at 3pm.



  • Ice Age (certificate U) - Thu, 12 April

    As part of our Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire Mammoth Reading Day please enjoy our special screening of the animated adventure film Ice Age (certificate U).

    Free screening.

    Thursday 12 April, 3 to 5pm.

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