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.

  • British Science Week - Tue, 10 March

    Library STEM Laboratory - Revealing Fingerprints

    Tuesday 10th March 2020, 4.15-5.15pm

    Bring science to life in our Library STEM Laboratory. Learn how every person’s fingerprints are different and how they can be used to identify people, in particular those who have left fingerprints behind at a crime scene.

    FREE but booking is essential.


  • British Science Week - Tue, 10 March

    Bringing Science to Life - Family Show

    Tuesday 10th March 2020, 5.30-6.45pm

    This fun and energetic family show from the Ri is a fantastic opportunity to engage in science education. Get ready to be amazed with surprising experiments, shocking science facts and some big demonstrations combined with versions that families can do at home to encourage learning outside school. Specifically designed with a broad audience in mind this show is an ideal introduction to science for all the family.

    Adults £4 | Children £3.50

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  • February Half Term Tales - Sat, 15 February Sun, 23 February 2020

    Every day, 11am and 2:45pm

    Hear the best bits of books read aloud by our lovely librarians.

    FREE drop-in


  • Storytelling and Illustration with the Story Knights - Tue, 18 February

    Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10am - 11.30am

    An interactive session of storytelling and illustration based on the book ‘Max & Luchia: The Game Makers’. This wonderful story takes you on a magical journey into an online game invented by the imagination of Max & Luchia. Join author Kevin Brooke and illustrator Seraphim Bryant at this engaging workshop where young people are encouraged to read, illustrate and practice their own skills in creative writing. Come along and see where the story takes you!

    Suitable for children aged 7 - 11

    £1 per child

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  • Science Hunters: Minecraft - Wed, 19 February

    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm

    At this workshop, experts from Lancaster University will teach you about rainforests and some of the problems we face when balancing what people want, against what is best for the environment. You will also be set a Minecraft building challenge!

    Suitable for children under 16

    This event is FREE but booking is essential.

    Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult (no need for the adult to book a place)


  • Hands on History - Thu, 20 February

    Thursday 20th February 2020, 10am-3pm

    As part of Love Worcester Heritage Festival 2020 come along to the Children’s Library and get close to history with fun activities with objects hundreds of years old.

    FREE drop-in

  • Henry Moon and the Greasy Spoon - Fri, 21 February

    Friday 21st February 2020, 11.30am and 2pm

    Everyone knows Flo’s café. It hasn’t changed in years. It’s no tea at the Ritz, in fact it’s a little bit shabby, but the kettle’s always boiling, and Flo is ready with a welcoming smile. Only problem is, where are the customers? All visiting those fancy new coffee bistros, no doubt. All seems doomed for Flo until one cold windy day a strange old chap called Henry Moon blows through the doors of the café. Wearing a coat of many pockets, some rose tinted glasses and bursting with imaginative stories, this strange little man could be the answer to Flo’s problems.

    Join storytelling specialists, Rhubarb Theatre, for a huge spoonful of fun, a mug-full of fantasy and a platter of creativity. Henry Moon and the Greasy Spoon is perfect for families that enjoy theatrical play, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter. There is also the chance to meet the characters afterwards.

    Running Time: 65 minutes

    Suitable for children 5+

    Adults £7 | Children £4.50 | Babes in arms free

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  • Bedtime Stories - Thu, 05 March

    Thursday 5th March 2020, 4-5pm

    Put on your dressing gown and slippers, or come in your World Book Day costume, pick up your favourite bedtime friend and enjoy some traditional bedtime stories told by our wonderful library staff. Milk and cookies will be provided!

    This FREE event is part of the World Book Day initiative 2020.


  • Shakespeare Week - Sat, 21 March Sun, 22 March 2020

    Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10am-3pm

    As part of Shakespeare Week, join us in the Children’s Library for a fun weekend of Shakespeare activities to celebrate the life and works of the nation’s most famous playwright.


    Magical Make and Take

    Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10.15am and 1.45pm

    Make a wish and create a Midsummer Night’s Dream in a jar.

    £2.50 per child

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    Midsummer Night’s Dream Storywalk

    Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020, 11am and 2.45pm

    Listen to extracts from the magical play around the Children’s Library.

    FREE drop-in

  • Easter

    Easter Rat-a-Tat Tales

    Every day during the holidays, 11am and 2:45pm

    All young children are welcome to our interactive Rat-a-Tat Tales. Just stop by the Children’s Library to join our wonderful librarians reading your favourite stories.

    FREE drop-in


  • Easter - Sun, 05 April Sat, 18 April 2020

    Easter Trail

    Sunday 5th - Saturday 18th April 2020

    The Easter eggs have gone missing! But don’t worry, a well-known book character is going to find them. Follow the trail and find out who the super sleuth is...

    50p per entry and for solving the clues you can claim a chocolate treat (available from the pod in the Children’s Library while stocks last)

  • Easter - Sun, 05 April Sat, 18 April 2020

    Egg-citing Designs

    Create, design, draw and decorate an Easter Egg, then add it to our Easter basket display.

    FREE drop-in


  • Easter - Mon, 06 April Thu, 16 April 2020

    Family Coding with the WeeBee Engine

    Monday 6th and Thursday 16th April 2020, 10:30am, 11:45am and 1pm

    Participants will code an animated story using the programming engine Java. Duration: 60 minutes.

    Suitable for children aged 8+

    £6 - price includes 1 Child and 1 Adult

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  • Easter - Thu, 09 April

    Minecraft Easter Egg Hunt

    Thursday 9th April 2020, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm

    Hunt out the hidden Easter Eggs in Minecraft. Duration: 45 minutes. Suitable for children aged 8+

    £2.50 per child

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  • Easter - Wed, 15 April

    Roman Mystery

    Wednesday 15th April 2020, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm

    Calling all detectives! Can you untangle the archaeology to discover what was happening at a Roman site nearly 2000 years ago? Hold real Roman finds and, once the mystery is solved, make your own Roman pot to take home. Duration: 60 minutes.

    Suitable for children aged 7+

    £3 per child

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