Children & Families events

  • Christmas Lantern Parade - Thu, 08 December

    The Hive annual Christmas Lantern Parade is taking to the City Centre.

    This year, the parade will leave from the Guildhall at 6pm before meandering through the City, soaking in the festive atmosphere, and finishing its journey at The Hive for a Christmas carol performance from Got 2 Sing’s 80 choir singers.

    Got 2 Sing will be performing at The Hive from 6.30pm, when the parade arrives, until 7.15pm.

    Children can enjoy a drink and snack at The Hive as well as the opportunity to take part in making Worcester’s longest paper chain.


    No booking required, just turn up. And, if you want, feel free to bring a long a lantern, torch or light.

  • Christmas at The Hive - Sat, 03 December

    A fun-filled programme of creative workshops, lantern parade, Christmas show, singing and Rat-a-tat Tales to celebrate the festive season through December. 

    Lantern Making Workshop
    3 and 4 December

    Workshops are taking place at The Hive on Saturday 3 December at 11am and 1.30pm and at Crowngate Shopping Centre on Sunday 4 December from 12 to 2pm
    £3.50 - willow lantern making for 7 + years
    £2.00 - mini lantern making

    All children making lanterns are also invited to join The Hive's Lantern Parade on Thursday 8 December at 6pm. Details about the parade will be given to children at the end of the workshop.
    Book a place 

    Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales
    Every Saturday and Sunday in December from 3 December, 11am & 3pm. 

    Young at Art Christmas Preparations (under 5s)
    Thursday mornings 1 & 15 December, 10.30am - 12pm

    No booking required. £3 per child. 

    Lantern Parade
    Have fun making your lantern then show off your decoration in our magical lantern Christmas parade.
    Thursday 8 December, 6pm. 
    Singing, craft activity and refreshments after the parade in The Hive. 

    This year leaving from the Guildhall Worcester City Centre at 6pm.  

    Elizabethan Decoration Making
    Design your own pattern to decorate your orange with cloves.
    Saturday 10 December, 10am, 11am, 12pm & 2pm
    Tickets £1. Book tickets 

    Jack and the Beanstalk Christmas Show
    Saturday 10 December, 2pm & 4pm

    Presented by Storybox Theatre. With a handful of beans and a heart full of courage, Jack sets off on a tall tale of high adventure.
    Tickets Adults £5, children £3, babes in arms go free. 

    2pm Show Book tickets
    4pm Show Book tickets

    Jungle Book (2016)
    Certificate PG
    Sunday 18 December, 3pm
    Tickets £3.50, £5.00 small group (1 adult & 1 child), £10.00 big group (2 adults and up to 3 children)
    Book tickets

  • Rat-a-tat Tales

    Every Saturday & Sunday, 11am and 3pm

    Listen out for the rat-a-tat in the children's library. Storytime is about to begin...

    No booking necessary, just turn up and join in for free.

  • Young at Art - exploring, listening, making - Thu, 08 September Thu, 15 December 2016

    Art and story themed sessions for Under 5's.

    No booking required. £3 per child payable on the day at each venue.

    Thursday mornings 10.30am - 12pm

    Christmas Preparations
    1 & 15 December - at The Hive
    8 December - at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum 

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

  • The Jungle Book 2016 - Sun, 18 December

    Certificate PG

    This re-imaging of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story is a visually stunning reproduction that will be adored by children and adults alike. Idris Elba performs an excellent Shere Khan and Bill Murray is Baloo. Stunning scenery and dramatic music brings together a magical and exhilarating tale.

    Sunday 18 December, 3pm. Runtime: 110 minutes

    Tickets £3.50, £5.00 small group (1 adult & 1 child), £10.00 big group (2 adults and up to 3 children)