Children & Families events

  • Young at Art - Exploring, Listening & Making - Thu, 12 January Thu, 23 March 2017

    Young at Art is an exploring, listening, making Art and story themed sessions for Under 5s held at The Hive and Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum on alternate weeks.

    It takes place on Thursday mornings, 10.30am - 12pm. No booking is required. The costs are £3.00 per child, payable on the day at each venue.


    26 January – The Hive

    19 January – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum


    9 February – The Hive

    2 & 16 February – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum


    2, 16 & 30 March – The Hive

    9 & 23 March – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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

  • Harry Potter Book Night - Thu, 02 February

    Join the celebration for our third Harry Potter Book Night.

    Design your own wand, learn the rules of Quidditch, get stuck in to some potion making and come dressed as your favourite character. Maybe you’ll uncover some Fantastic Beasts?

    There will be plenty to enjoy for FREE, but why not enjoy your visit even more and book for a Mad Muggles Workshop (below).

    Thursday 2 February, 4.30pm–6.30pm

  • Mad Muggles Workshop - Thu, 02 February

    Delve into the magical world of Harry Potter. Come and learn how to create potions, a defence against the dark art class, herbology plus loads more! Suitable for children 5–12 years. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a parent.

    Thursday 2 February. Workshops are at 4.30pm–5pm or 5.15pm –5.45pm.

    Tickets cost £3.75 per child.

    Book tickets here.

  • Mindfulness and Well-being for Children - Thu, 09 February

    In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week, the University’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health team invites primary schools to join us for a morning of activities to help build resilience and support coping skills.

    Separately, we will be holding a twilight session for teachers and staff who work with students to raise their awareness of mental health issues amongst children.

    Schools event: Wednesday 8 February, 10am–2pm. Book your place here - please note book spaces for students only, staff places are complimentary 

    Children’s Mental Health Twilight: Thursday 9 February, 6–8pm, £2.00.  Book your place here

  • Hands-on History - Thu, 23 February

    Part of Love Worcester Heritage Festival Hands on history and archaeology activities led by archive and archaeology staff. This activity is FREE but there is a charge of £2.50 for children who want to make a mosaic.

    Thursday 23 February, 10am–3pm

  • Granny's Game - Thu, 23 February

    Presented by Rhubarb Theatre It’s all about travel, adventure and one really surprising grandma!

    Join Julia and John as they play Granny’s Game, where a trip around the board becomes a globetrotting adventure.

    Wrestling the snakes and climbing the ladders, our brave players will risk it all in a high-stakes quest they’ll never forget.

    Thursday 23 February at 1pm and 3pm

    Suitable for 5 years and upwards.

    Tickets are £5.00 adults, £3.00 children, babes in arms are free.

    Book tickets here.

  • Science Night - Thu, 16 March

    It's back! Meet the experts and have a go yourself: from fossils to food, coding to chemistry, rockets to rivers - science is at the heart of our lives. A really hands-on, fun night for all of the family. We promise you'll learn something new!

    Don't forget to visit The RPS Images of Science exhibition on Level 1 too.

    Thursday 16 March, 5 to 7.30pm.

    This is a FREE event, but if you would like to attend a Mad Science team workshop, see the Up, Up and Away event below.

  • Up, Up and Away - Thu, 16 March

    Ever wanted to find out how planes fly? Come along and find out. The Mad Science team are back with their zany interactive science show - this time it's all about air pressure. Never has science been so much fun!

    There are three shows at 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6pm.

    Tickets are £3.50 for adults and £3 for children.

    Book your tickets here

  • Mini Medics - Mon, 10 April

    A fun and informative introduction to first aid for children. Each child will receive a certificate of completion and a pack to take away. Only suitable for ages 8–11 years. 

    Monday 10 April, 9.30am–12.30pm 

    £30.00 per child.  Book online

  • Easter Activities

    Fantastic Beasts Easter Trail
    Follow the trail for a Fantastic Beasts treat.
    8 – 23 April, all day. 50p per child


    Wild about Worcester
    Come and find out what’s wild in Worcester with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Treasure trail around the library, crafts and plenty of fun activities for all the family.
    Wednesday 12 April, 10am – 12.30pm