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.        

    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.

    Danny Champion of the World - 28 July
    Make a beautifully decorated traditional gypsy plate and take it home with you. Good enough to eat your dinner off! Buy a place for each plate decorated.
    Book tickets

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - 4 August
    Make your very own sweetie treat badge or fridge magnet to take home with you. Yummy!
    Book tickets

    BFG - Big Friendly Giant - 11 August
    Make and take a Dream Jar and fill it with dreams.
    Book tickets

    James and the Giant Peach - 18 August
    Decorate your own Giant Peach, get lost in James's word search, read all about the horrible Aunts in Chapter 2, and have some glorious fun colouring.
    Book tickets

    George's Marvellous Medicine - 24 August
    What do you have in your kitchen for making marvellous medicines? Only 200 years ago people were rubbing onions on their bald heads to try to make the hair grow! Find out more uses for your kitchen’s content with The Infirmary Museum team. Do you think you can blow up a balloon with vinegar? Come find out.
    Book tickets

    Fantastic Mr Fox - 1 September
    Create a fantastic fox mask to out-wit the smartest of hunters.
    Book tickets

    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.

  • 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 - Thu, 04 August Thu, 18 August 2016

    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

  • Creative Workshop - Wed, 10 August

    Dolores the Dandelion can't understand why she is called a weed when she is just as beautiful as the other flowers. However, when a storm comes it's the beautiful flowers that lose their heads whilst the little weeds keep theirs!

    A creative workshop of the charming children’s picture book ‘The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed’ by Worcester Youth TheatreMakers. Loads of fun with Dolores the Dandelion and an opportunity to meet the local author and buy a signed copy of the book.

    2 - 4pm

    To book a place, and for more information, please contact Worcester Youth TheatreMakers worcestertheatremakers@gmail.com