Children & Families events

  • Half Term Holiday

    Rat-a-tat Tales
    Wednesday 1 June, 11am & 2.45pm
    Listen out for the rat-a-tat in the children's library.  Storytime is about to begin... interactive stories suited to children aged 6 and under - but great fun for those with a big kid inside.

    About Dogs
    Thursday 2 June
    Talk to The Dogs Trust and hear about their top dog caring tips, meet a guide dog and pet therapy dog and join in the special dog themed story and activity sessions.

    Doggy Tails storytime – 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm. No booking required.
    Activity session – 10.50am, 12.20pm, 2.20pm. Make and take away a dog finger puppet. Booking essential as spaces are limited.  Book a place
    Pat & chat – meet guide dog puppy’s and guide dogs in training in the atrium 12 – 2pm.
    Meet a pets as therapy dog – learn how dogs help relieve stress and lots of other jobs 3.30 – 4.30pm.


  • Young at Art - Thu, 05 May

    Exploring, listening, making 

    Sessions for the under 5’s.  No booking required. £3.00 per child, payable on the day at each venue. 

    Thursday mornings, 10.30am – 12pm 

    Seaside Fun
    5 & 19 May – at The Hive
    12 & 26 May – at the Art Gallery 

    Toy Time
    9 & 23 June – at The Hive
    16 June – at the Art Gallery 

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

  • National Bookstart Week, 6 - 12 June

    A national initiative to encourage families to read every day as a fun shared experience. 

    Join us from 10am – 3pm as The Hive goes Under the Sea with lots of fun themed sessions: play on The Hive beach; meet the Bookstart bear; share books together; and lots more. 

    Monday 6 June
    The Creation Station Worcester* – 10am   Book Tickets
    Baby Sensory* – 2pm (session for 0-13 months)  Book Tickets
    Rat-a-tat Tales – 10.15am & 2.15pm 

    Tuesday 7 June
    Bounce & Rhyme – 10am
    Dinky Dancers* – 1.30pm (session for 2-4 years)  Book Tickets
    Rat-a-tat Tales – 1.45pm 

    Wednesday 8 June
    Tiny Talk* – 10am (session for 0-18 months)  Book Tickets
    Rat-a-tat Tales – 10.15am
    Wacky Wednesdays & Worcestershire
    Nappy Advisory Service 1.30 – 3pm
    Rat-a-tat Tales – 2.45pm 

    Thursday 9 June
    Rat-a-tat Tales – 10.15am & 1.45pm
    Young at Art 10.30am – 12pm (£3 per child)
    Debutots* 1.30pm  Book Tickets

    Friday 10 June
    Bounce & Rhyme – 11am
    Baby Latte & Worcester Breast
    Feeding Support – 11.30am
    Worcestershire Nappy Advisory Service 11.30am – 12.30pm
    Baby Yoga* – 1pm (for children below 1 year)  Book Tickets
    Rat-a-tat Tales – 1.15pm

    Saturday 11 June 
    Toddler Sense* - 11am  Book Tickets

    * Each activity is £1 per child, bookable in advance, places limited. 

    Activity descriptions



  • Celebrations for the Queen

    A Right Royal Knees Up
    Join us for the lead up to the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations. Learn to make royal bunting, join us for a right royal storytime and be Queen or King for the day. There’s even a chance to go down in history and record your 90 second film of what the queen means to you.
    Saturday & Sunday 4 & 5, 11am – 2pm 

    The Hive Tea Party
    We are celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday at The Hive and everyone is invited to join us! During the afternoon there will be musical entertainment, activities for children and the showing of our celebratory film 90 Years in 90 Seconds – what the Queen means to Worcestershire people.
    Saturday 11 June, 2 – 5pm 

    90 Years in 90 seconds - what does the Queen mean to you?
    Take part in building a piece of social history for Worcestershire by capturing your views of the Queen on a 90 second video. Every video submitted will be archived by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service supported by Media Archive Central England (MACE), this ensures your contribution can be seen and heard for generations to come. 

    And when you have made your film please encourage as many friends and family to do the same! 

    See the council website for more information about this project and other celebrations taking place in Worcestershire.