Children & Families Regular Events

The Hive is host to a number of regular events for children and young people and the best part is they are free!  

No need to register, simply turn up and join in the fun!


Ages 0-12 months

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Every Friday, 1pm – 1.30pm

A gentle, social music making session aimed at new parents/carers and their babies.

Ages 0-5 Years

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, 1.30-3pm

A fun interactive stay and play session for children aged between 0 - 5 years. The session ends with story time at 2:45pm.

Bounce and Rhyme

Every Tuesday, 10.00 - 10.30am and 2:00pm-2:30pm
Every Friday, 11.00 - 11.30am

Fun and friendly Bounce and Rhyme session aimed at pre-school children (1-4) and their parents and carers. 

Pre-school groups/Nurseries please note, these sessions can get very busy. We would be happy to do a separate session for your group.

Lego Club

Every Saturday - 10:00am-11:30am - Term Time Only 

If you and your child love Lego as much as we do, why not come along to our Family Lego and Construction Club?

The club is designed for parents to have fun and engage with their children by building characters and structures from well-known tales. Most construction materials will be suitable for ages 4+.  Places are FREE of charge and you don't need to book, just come along and join in the fun! 

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...

Interactive stories for children.


Homework Club

Wednesdays & Thursdays -  3:45pm - 5:30pm - Term time only  

The Hive is offering a warm and well-equipped space for children and their parents/guardians to sit together and complete some homework. The desks in our Children’s Library will be set up with pens, pencils and crayons, and computers will be available for use. The library contains a vast array of non-fiction books which children can use to assist with their projects. We also have a huge selection of fiction books, ranging from early readers through to chapter books, perfect to help readers of all abilities develop their literacy skills.  

Staff will be around to signpost children to the library's resources, but parental supervision will be required. 

Self-led Activities

Treasure Hunt

Take part in our popular weekly themed treasure hunts across the children’s library. Just ask a library assistant for details!

Sustainability Trail

The Hive is full of sustainable design features and we have developed a self-guided Sustainability Trail so that you can discover them. 

Borrow a trail map and supporting notes from the pod in the children's library and find out more about The Hive's sustainable features.  There are stickers on the windows/walls at each numbered point around the building. The trail starts in the café on Level 1.

Download trail notes
Download trail maps