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?
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
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!
BFG - Big Friendly Giant - 11 August
Make and take a Dream Jar and fill it with dreams.
James and the Giant Peach - 18 August
Make and take your very own bugs and special bug boxes.
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.
Fantastic Mr Fox - 1 September
Create a fantastic fox mask to out-wit the smartest of hunters.
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.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hogwarts for Muggles
THIS EVENT ON 18 AUGUST HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE RELEASED SHORTLY.
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
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 www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums
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
Find out more about related Fashion and Wellbeing events in Worcester via www.aspireworcester.com
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)
Book in advance at www.candt.org
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:
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