Children & Families events

  • The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - Sat, 25 June Sat, 24 September 2016

    2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. To celebrate, we will have lots of gloriumptious treats for everyone to enjoy when you read your 6 books this summer. 

    The Summer Reading Challenge launches in Worcestershire at National Trust Croome on 25 June, 10am - 5pm with entertainment from artists, authors and performers. Entry is free for the whole family if you sign up to the challenge on the day. You can also sign up at The Hive from 25 June.

    As you continue to complete the challenge of reading 6 books, you get free entry to two further fun days out at National Trust Croome on Wednesday 27 July and Wednesday 24 August. 

    Every week throughout the summer you can enjoy daily activities in the children’s library at The Hive, all based on your favourite Roald Dahl books.  Hear the best bits of the books read aloud at 11.30am & 2.30pm.  Explore Danny’s caravan of stories. Will you find a Golden Bookmark? Or mix the best Marvellous Medicine? 

    Weekly themes:
    Danny Champion of the World, 25 – 31 July.  The Wherever People will be visiting The Hive during this week and bringing along their caravan.

    Charlie and Chocolate Factory, 1 – 7 August
    The BFG, 8 – 14 August
    James and the Giant Peach, 15 – 21 August
    George’s Marvellous Medicine, 22 – 28 August
    Fantastic Mr Fox, 29 August – 4 September

    Every Thursday
    Make and take a squiffling (BFG for brilliant!) surprise home with you.
    11am – 12pm, £2.50 per child.  Booking essential.

  • Flo of the Somme: The Story of a World War 1 Mercy Dog - Mon, 11 July

    Join us for book chat, fun literary games and activities and to discover new books and authors both on the shelves and online.  For young people aged 7 - 12 years.  Focus on Flo of the Somme: The Story of a World War 1 Mercy Dog.

    4.45 - 5.45pm

  • Journey of the Turtle - Thu, 28 July

    In the beginning turtle was shiny and fast,always impatient, always in a hurry, but then one day he had a terrible accident… A charming tale, created through the imagination of two children and the atmosphere of a special hill, which follows the story of one crazy turtle. A beautiful story told with table top puppets, shadows, traditional storytelling and atmospheric sound-scape. Suitable for everyone over the age of 5.

    Tickets: Adults £5, children £3, babes in arms free

    Book tickets

  • Hogwarts for Muggles

    Family magic making workshop with professional magician.  Suitable for children aged 7 - 14 years, accompanied by an adult.

    Thursday 4 & 18 August
    10am - 12pm, £13.00
    Book tickets online www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses