Children & Families events

The Hive offers a varied events programme for everyone to enjoy, from music, drama and art to learning opportunities, workshops, book clubs and lectures.

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Please note that we do not give refunds on tickets booked in advance.

  • Young at Art - Thu, 06 September Thu, 20 December 2018

    Thursdays, 10.30am - 12pm

    Exploring. Listening. Making.

    Every Thursday through term-time The Hive and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum alternate hosting themed sensory craft sessions for children under five.

    £3 payable on the day. No pre booking required.

    6 September Lovely Lizards

    20 September Rain Makers

    4 October Hedgehog Home

    18 October Poppy Print Wreath

    8 November Ladybirds

    22 November Beautiful Butterflies

    6 December Christmas Party Hats

    20 December Christmas Wreath

  • Christmas at The Hive - Sat, 24 November Sat, 08 December 2018

    Rat-a-Tat Tales

    Every Saturday & Sunday from 24 November to 23 December, 11am & 2:45pm

    All young children are welcome at Rat-a-Tat Tales to stop by the Children’s Library here at The Hive and listen to our wonderful librarians reading aloud some of their favourite Christmassy stories. 

    Lantern Making Workshops

     24 & 25 November, 11am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 1 & 2 December, 11am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

    Come by and get ready for the famous Lantern Parade by crafting your very own lantern. These fun sessions are open to all ages and will help get you in the mood for both the parade and Christmas.

    £4.50 - willow lantern (7 years+) £2.50 - mini lantern (all ages).

    Book ticket

    Lantern Parade

    Thursday 6 December, 6pm

    The eagerly anticipated Christmas Lantern Parade is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Starting at Cathedral Square at 6pm, the parade will make its way to The Hive spreading Christmas cheer along the way. Bring your own lanterns that you made at our Lantern Making Workshops and add your light and help illuminate Worcester City centre. To welcome you back to The Hive there will be a performance from the fantastic Rock Choir.

    Christmas Decorations: Willow Wreath Making Craft Activity

    Saturday 8 December, 11am - 3pm

    There’s no Christmas decoration more special than one made yourself. So come on down to The Hive and craft yourself a traditional willow wreath to take home with you.

    Ages 6 to 12

    Free activity


  • Christopher's Christmas - children's theatre show - Sat, 08 December

    Saturday 8 December, 11.30am and 2pm.

    It’s Christmas Eve and Christopher Nibble and his family are putting the finishing touches to his tree when their festive fun is interrupted by a shocking radio announcement. Father Christmas is lost! His Sat Nav has broken and he can’t find Dandeville! The guinea pigs gather together and hatch a plan to save Christmas… but everything they do seems to cause chaos and calamity. Suddenly there is a power cut and it seems like all is lost. Does Christopher Nibble have the seasonal spirit to save the day? Or will the guinea pigs of Dandeville wake up to empty stockings this year?

    Suitable for ages 2 - 7 and their families.

    Running time: 60 minutes.

    Presented by Topsy Turvy Theatre.

    Show times: 11.30am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 3pm

    Ticket costs £7 adult £3 children. Babes in arms are free.  

    Book ticket