Children & Families events

  • The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - Sat, 25 June Sat, 24 September 2016

    2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. To celebrate, we will have lots of gloriumptious treats for everyone to enjoy when you read your 6 books this summer.        

    As you continue to complete the challenge of reading 6 books, you get free entry to a further fun day out at National Trust Croome on Wednesday 24 August. Every week throughout the summer you can enjoy daily activities in the children’s library at The Hive, all based on your favourite Roald Dahl books. Hear the best bits of the books read aloud at 11.30am & 2.30pm.  Explore Danny’s caravan of stories. Will you find a Golden Bookmark? Or mix the best Marvellous Medicine? 

    Weekly themes:
    Charlie and Chocolate Factory, 1 – 7 August
    The BFG, 8 – 14 August
    James and the Giant Peach, 15 – 21 August
    George’s Marvellous Medicine, 22 – 28 August
    Fantastic Mr Fox, 29 August – 4 September

    Every Thursday
    Make and take a squiffling (BFG for brilliant!) surprise home with you.
    11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm for around ½ hour. £2.50 per child. Booking essential.

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - 4 August
    Make your very own sweetie treat badge or fridge magnet to take home with you. Yummy!
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    BFG - Big Friendly Giant - 11 August
    Make and take a Dream Jar and fill it with dreams.
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    James and the Giant Peach - 18 August
    Make and take your very own bugs and special bug boxes.
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    George's Marvellous Medicine - 24 August
    What do you have in your kitchen for making marvellous medicines? Only 200 years ago people were rubbing onions on their bald heads to try to make the hair grow! Find out more uses for your kitchen’s content with The Infirmary Museum team. Do you think you can blow up a balloon with vinegar? Come find out.
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    Fantastic Mr Fox - 1 September
    Create a fantastic fox mask to out-wit the smartest of hunters.
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    As you continue to complete the challenge of reading 6 books, you get free entry to a further fun day out at National Trust Croome on Wednesday 24 August.

  • Family Eco Fun Day - Sat, 08 October

    Saturday, 8 October, 11am - 3pm

    Have fun making eco-friendly arts and crafts, discover ways you can help the environment at home, and learn about our award-winning eco building by following the clues on our new sustainability trail.

    All ages welcome.

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  • Hogwarts for Muggles


    Family magic making workshop with professional magician.  Suitable for children aged 7 - 14 years, accompanied by an adult.

  • 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


    8 & 22 September - at The Hive

    15 & 29 September - at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum


    6 & 20 October - at The Hive

    13 October - at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

    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

  • Aspire Fashion and Wellbeing Event - Thu, 08 September Fri, 09 September 2016

    Throughout September the city is promoting Fashion and Wellbeing. Join us for a bumper Bounce and Rhyme with stalls from local retailers and providers for the under 5, and a special parents and babies film screening.

    Parent and Child 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' - Thursday 8 September,10.30am

    Tickets £3.50 include comfy chairs, plenty of water and floor space for babies.

    Bumper Bounce and Rhyme - Friday 9 September, 11am - 1pm

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  • Tunnels of Worcester - Thu, 15 September Thu, 17 November 2016

    A chance to take part in an amazing adventure using Minecraft and drama.

    Each week groups will explore the mythical tunnels buried beneath the foundations of the city and bring them to life through their imaginations and Minecraft.

    Thursday 15 September - Thursday 19 November

    5 - 7 years: 4pm - 4.45pm

    8 - 11 years: 5pm - 6pm

    12 - 16 years: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

    10 sessions (£50 - £65 depending on age)

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  • Space Night and Mad Science - Wed, 05 October

    Wednesday 5 October, 5pm - 8pm

    Everything you wanted to know about space, local astronomers, space authors, rocket scientists - meet them all at Space Night.

    A chance for you to quiz the experts about rockets, ask the enthusiasts about the moon and try out their super powerful telescopes. A hands-on fun night for all the family. Including LIVE ROCKET LAUNCH at 6.30pm (weather permitting)

    Mad Science Space Explorer

    The Space show Is all about how astronauts eat in space, sleep in space, we have dry ice comets, Bernoulli’s theory of flight, astronaut training, and a few fire blasts thrown in for good measure!

    Adults £3.50 Children £3

    There are two shows taking place. Book tickets for shows at:

    4.45pm - 5.15pm

    5.30pm - 6pm

  • Story Pit Tales - Sat, 08 October Sat, 29 October 2016

    Beeline - The University of Worcester Storytelling Festival for Children

    Celebrating another fantastic programme of award-winning authors, storytellers, puppeteers and artists.

    On four Saturdays at 10am and 11am during the Festival we will be joined by professional storytellers who will tell stories from around the world.

    8 October - Cat Weatherill

    15 October - Peter Chand

    22 October - Daniel Morden

    29 October - Sally Tonge  

  • Tricksters - Sat, 05 November

    Original piece of interactive dance and theatre in which all the boys and girls have to find a way to out-trick a trickster and find their way home.

    Taking inspiration from trickster mythology from around the world the performance explores the hidden world inside these stories.

    Saturday 5 November, 11.30am

    Tickets £1

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