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See attraction details22 November 2014 - 11 November 2018 - WORLD WAR ONE REPLICA TRENCH SYSTEM AT THE POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Don't miss the outdoor World War One replica trench system if you're planning a day out with the kids in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Located next to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in the city centre, it marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Atmospheric and thought-provoking, the replica trench system will offer visitors of all ages the chance to learn about the conditions experienced by soldiers on the front line. Free to view, open daily 11am-3pm, weather permitting.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST1 3DW   01782 232323
See attraction details4 March 2015 - 31 December 2016 - MAGNA CARTA AND KING JOHN EXHIBITION AT WORCESTER CATHEDRAL
Discover the history of the Magna Carta and King John, Simon de Montfort and the Battle of Evesham. Learn about the later legacy of the Magna Carta, the King's burial at Worcester and the city at the time of King John. There will be interpretive boards as well as information in digital touch screen format and on Worcester Cathedral's mobile app. Please see the website for further details and to confirm dates before visiting.
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LA   01905 732900
See attraction details20 March 2015 - 2 January 2017 - VIKING VOYAGERS EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CORNWALL
Ever wondered what it would be like to encounter Norse voyagers, experience Viking life and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship? Now is your chance to take a voyage and discover the secret of the Vikings’ success and the truth behind the myth of these bloodthirsty raiders! Free with a National Maritime Museum ticket. Suitable for all ages.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay, falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY    01326 313388
See attraction details19 July 2015 - 9 October 2016 - RHYME AROUND THE WORLD
Make plans to visit Seven Stories with the kids and you will find yourself taking a trip down Memory Lane as you recall your favourite nursery rhymes. This new exhibition looks at Nursery Rhymes from past and present from Britain and around the world and looks at how stories, song and rhymes are shared across generations and continents. The exhibition is a delight to experience with beautiful illustrations to accompany the work.
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books
30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ   0845 271 0777
See attraction details25 July 2015 - 30 August 2016 - FEEL THE MANCHESTER MILLS AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY
Prepare for a tremendous noise and vibration when the historic mill machinery is set in motion to show how cotton is processed from raw fibre to the finished cloth. Jump back in time to the working mills of the Victorian era and discover how these machines changed the lives of thousands of mill workers. Hear about their working conditions, disease and injuries as well as life for children as young as 5 years working in the mill.
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester , Greater Manchester, M3 4FP   0161 832 2244
See attraction details15 September 2015 - 30 November 2016 - BOOKWORM BABIES AT SEVEN STORIES
When the bigger children are back in school make time to take your little ones to Seven Stories for the Bookworm Babies sessions. Book for the 6 week course that allows imaginative, exploratory play with books including interactive songs and sensory play to develop a love of books in young children.
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books
30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ   0845 271 0777
See attraction details3 October 2015 - 10 April 2017 - PROJECT TOBONG AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM
Project Tobong is a collaborative project led by British artist Helen Marshall and Indonesian artist Risang Yuwono, in a series of theatrical photographic portraits of the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya, one of the last remaining theatre groups in Yogyakarta, Java. Supported by Arts Council and British Council this is to be an element in the final presentation and achieve of the three yearlong project. Challenging conventional forms of social documentary, project Tobong aims to preserve and reinvigorate the ritual storytelling and performance. The project brings together a unique view of a vanishing traditional art form and community to a new audience, a combination for photographic arts and performance which bridges the gap between contemporary and traditional art practices.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
See attraction details9 October 2015 - 18 December 2019 - KIDS STREET DANCE CLASS
An hour of fun at this drop in Street Dance class. Learn the latest dance moves, and meet new friends whilst listening to your favourite songs!
The Hat Factory
65-67 Bute Street, Luton , Bedfordshire, LU1 2NG    01582 878100
13 October 2015 - 31 December 2016 - POTTERY CAFE
Have fun decorating your very own pottery, exclusively supplied by Emma Bridgewater. School holidays can be one of the busiest times. Take a little time out of the fast paced world of sports clubs and expeditions to relax in the Pottery Cafés studio, where plenty of help is on hand to craft the perfect piece you can take home. Make meals times with the kids more fun, whilst letting your imagination run wild, with the cafés hand cut sponges and wide range of craft materials. Will you create a magical masterpiece fit for a fairy, or a roaring dinosaur spectacle?
Pottery Cafe 735 Fulham Road , Fulham , London, SW6 5UL    020 7736 2157
See attraction details23 October 2015 - 5 June 2016 - PITCH TO PIXEL AT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM
Next time you are in Manchester for the day make time to pop into the National Football Museum and immerse yourself in the latest exhibition 'Pitch to Pixel: The World of Football Gaming'. Discover what happens when video games meet the beautiful game, discover how simulation is shaping the real-life sport. Enjoy an interactive playable history of football gaming, and put yourself in the game for a unique experience of a worldwide phenomenon. With interactive artworks giving a unique spin on table football, eleven retro games to play and the chance to put yourself on the cover of FIFA or Football Manager.
National Football Museum
Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester , Greater Manchester, M4 3BG   0161 605 8200
See attraction details27 October 2015 - 4 June 2016 - ICE AGE ILFORD EXHIBITION AT REDBRIDGE MUSEUM
Over 200,000 years ago, Ilford was home to mammoths, elephants, rhinoceros, giant deer, wild cattle and even lions. Go and explore Ilford's Ice Age, find out why animals became extinct and learn about the Victorian fossil hunters. Be prepared to come face to face with a life-sized replica of the skull of an Ilford mammoth! Look out for some great events linked to this exhibition.
Redbridge Museum
Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA    0208 7082432
See attraction details7 November 2015 - 24 September 2017 - SEE THE EXHIBITION 'WOMEN, WORK AND WAR' AT LEEDS INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
Take the children for a day out at Leeds Industrial Museum and get involved with the family activities associated with the exhibition honouring the vital role women played in the First World War. British Women took on men's roles as bus drivers, train cleaners, police officers, fire fighters and important work in the munitions factories. Discover their experiences and hear the stories of women taking on dangerous work in the Armley munitions and learn about the lives lost in the 1916 factory explosion.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds , West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF    0113 263 7861
See attraction details11 November 2015 - 4 September 2016 - A LOOK AT FOOD CRAVINGS AT MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY
On a day out at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester explore the complexity of your taste buds and explore how food affects your brain, body and eating habits. What makes you love certain foods, how does colour affect your desire, could you taste flavours in the womb, how do bacteria exist in your stomach? Children over 8 years will be able to find the answers to all these questions and more at this fascinating look into our eating habits.
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester , Greater Manchester, M3 4FP   0161 832 2244
See attraction details19 November 2015 - 31 December 2016 - BACK PACKS AT THE V&A MUSEUM
Join in the fun at this family event. Journey across the V&A with your choice of activity back packs. Under 5's can explore the V&A with an Agent Animal bag, full of quests and exciting missions!
V&A Museum
See attraction details28 November 2015 - 24 January 2017 - COLLECTED AND POSSESSED EXHIBITION AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM
For a brilliant kid’s day out bring them along to the Horniman Museum and Gardens and discover the content of the Museum’s unseen collection through artist Mark Fairnington’s paintings with Collected and Possessed. Funded through Art Happens come along and explore the lineage of animal and plant painting, and its relation to how humans have come to understand the natural world. Artist Mark Fairnington has spent the last fifteen years taking inspiration from visits to the unseen spaces of collections that are not on permanent display to the public, making paintings that reflect upon the different objects he has seen and discovered. Working alongside the Natural History Museum, The Wellcome Collections and the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Fairninton embarked on a curious project to shed light on forgotten treasures. Taking inspiration from the museum’s secret unexhibited natural history collection of stuffed animals. This exhibition explores the strange and unexpected, presenting paintings made by the artist together with material from the Horniman’s un-exhibited collections. See Fairnington’s paintings of large-scale insects, details of taxidermy specimens and depictions of entire storerooms on display in this unusual and intriguing exhibition.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
See attraction details1 December 2015 - 31 December 2016 - WALES'S NEWEST DINOSAUR AT NATIONAL MUSEUM CARDIFF
Fit in a visit to National Museum Cardiff this year and see the skeleton of the new Welsh dinosaur back on display in the main hall. Approximately 200 million years old, it is the oldest Jurassic dinosaur found in the United Kingdom. This discovery is particularly exciting as it is a new species, hitherto unknown to scientists. Take the kids for a day out at the museum and find out more.
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3NP   029 2039 7951
For a free day out in London, bring the kids along to London’s Urban Jungle: Jamrach and the Victorian Exotic Animal Trade. The Horniman Museum’s latest exhibition explores the life of Victorian London’s leading dealer of exotic shells, animals and other artefacts, Charles Jamrach. The naturalist and businessman famously traded from a number of east end premises including a bird shop and museum in St George’s Street East. Children can enjoy discovering newspapers and article exploring how animals from giraffes and lions to Bengal tigers became a familiar sight in Britain and the inner workings of the Victorian animal trade. For more information please see for more details.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
23 December 2015 - 17 December 2016 - THE IRN BRU CARNIVAL
Europe's largest indoor funfair returns for the festive season with over 60 rides and attractions. Family ticket £50. Booking best online, see website for latest information and opening hours
The SECC, Exhibition Way, , Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 8YW   0141 248 3000
See attraction details31 December 2015 - 12 June 2016 - WOODLAND TREASURE TRAIL AT THE NEW FOREST WILDLIFE PARK
All the family can hunt around the park for the treasure chests that have been hidden there. When you have found a chest, read the clue and write down the answer. The answers should give you the name of one of the animals at the park!
New Forest Wildlife Park
Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 4UH    023 8029 2408
See attraction details1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016 - EUROSTAR - THE FASTEST TRAINS IN THE UK AT THE NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
Take the children to the National Railway Museum and explore the Power Car donated by Eurostar. In this new exhibition displays the role the train has served in connecting the UK with the rest of Europe. Having an average speed of 186 mph (300 kph), it holds the current UK rail speed record of over 208mph (334.7kph). Eurostar Class 373 trains were designed to transport passengers between London, Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel, and started operating in 1994. Since then Eurostar has revolutionised travel between the UK and mainland Europe.
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ   0844 815 3139
See attraction details1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016 - SPACE EXPLORERS 2D - AT-BRISTOL
Especially for children aged under 6, these half-hour interactive shows in the Planetarium are ideal for would-be astronauts! Kids can pack their space bag, prepare for launch and take off from Earth in a rocket ship to travel through the Solar system, looking at the patterns and colours of the Milky Way Galaxy as they fly deeper into space. Please see the website for times, prices and other details. Confirm availability before visiting.
Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 5LL   0117 915 1000
See attraction details1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016 - THE MAGNA CARTA AT LINCOLN CASTLE
Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta in the new Magna Carta Vault at Lincoln Castle that is the crowning glory of the Castle's recent £22m restoration. See the 1215 and 1217 charters - the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest in the new magnificent surroundings of their stately vault. Don’t miss the stunning Great Charter Wall and Barons’ Shields, a feast for the eyes. Alongside the vault experience enjoy the new underground widescreen cinema with wraparound screen and 3D sound that reveals the story of King John, the Barons and the birth of the Great Charter. The two family friendly presentations 'Magna Carta: Challenging the Power of a King' and 'Magna Carta: Meaning and Myth' explain the significance of the charter down the ages.
Lincoln Castle
Castle Hill, Lincoln , Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA   01522 541173
See attraction details3 January 2016 - 31 July 2016 - THE YOUNG ONES AT TUDOR HOUSE AND GARDEN
Go along to the Tudor House and be inspired by artist Jo Bressloff and the Gallery’s fantastic displays. They will be embarking on all sorts of creative adventures. These fun session will be held on Saturdays -16 January, 6 February, 12 March, 23 April, 14 May, 11 June, and 23 July. Please note, the session on 23 July will take place at SeaCity Museum. Suitable for children aged 7-12 years. Held from 10.30am-12.30pm, £8, pre-booking is essential.
Tudor House and Garden
St Michael's Square, Bugle Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AD   023 8083 3007
Make a plan to have a day out with the kids to visit Seven Stories Children's Books centre for the exhibition that displays the work of Michael Foreman. As one of Britain's best-known and internationally acclaimed creators children's book the exhibition will highlight his expertise as a multi-award winning author and illustrator. Admire original artwork alongside playful props and costumes, look at the storytelling and themes such as the environment, the importance of friendship and a world without conflict. Add your own message to the 'Tree of Hope', explore stories of war and peace through War Boy, War Game, The General and Ali Pasha. Explore a multi-sensory environment inspired by Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish. Get involved with building and play in One World and discover the author's creative process in his artist's studio.
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books
30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ   0845 271 0777
See attraction details8 January 2016 - 30 December 2016 - TODDLER TIME AT KELVINGROVE
For a great family day out head to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Where you'll find fun sessions in the galleries, in song, rhyme and story, inspired by the artworks and animals on display. Free event
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G3 8AG   0141 276 9599
See attraction details9 January 2016 - 17 December 2016 - SATURDAY ART CLUB AT UCHELDRE CENTRE
Check out these weekly art workshops for children at the Ucheldre Centre on Anglesey. Led by Jacquie Myrtle, workshops run on Saturdays, 10am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm. £2 per session. Please see the website or telephone for further details.
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre
Millbank, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, LL65 1TE   01407 763361
See attraction details10 January 2016 - 11 December 2016 - OPEN COCKPIT DAYS AT THE HELICOPTER MUSEUM
Planning a day out with the kids at the Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare? For extra kids entertainment, try and visit on an Open Cockpit Day offering the chance to access the cockpits of certain helicopters and learn about the controls from an experienced guide. Perfect treat for would-be pilots young and old! Dates in 2016: 10th January, 14th February, 13th March, 27th March, 3rd April, 10th April, 7th May, 22nd May, 12th June, 3rd July, 3rd August, 10th August, 14th August, 17th August, 21st August, 24th August, 28th August, 31st August, 4th September, 9th October, 23rd October, 30th October and 11th December. Please see the website to confirm details before travelling.
Helicopter Museum
Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS24 8PP   01934 635227
See attraction details22 January 2016 - 4 September 2016 - EYE FOR COLOUR AT WORLD MUSEUM LIVERPOOL
Include a visit to the exhibition at the World Museum to your list of things to do with the kids in Liverpool. Eye For Colour is a visual feast that will alert the senses and stimulate the minds of all ages. This inspiring family-friendly exhibition is packed with hands-on exhibits and interactive displays, exploring the endless ways that colour shapes our world. Investigate how colour is formed, inspiring creativity through colour, camouflage and how animals can change colour to attract a mate.
World Museum Liverpool
William Brown Street, Liverpool , Merseyside, L3 8EL    0151 478 4393
Plan a family day out at National Museum Cardiff. Celebrating '2016, Year of Adventure in Wales', this exciting exhibition is sure to capture the imaginations of visitors both young and old. Enter the world of famous explorers and join in the adventure to discover precious objects from around the world. See treasures such as Egyptian Mummies and Roman artefacts alongside items from popular culture such as the jacket, hat and whip of Indiana Jones! Look out for Treasures and Adventures Family Workshops during school holidays. Tickets should be booked online in advance to avoid disappointment.
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3NP   029 2039 7951
See attraction details30 January 2016 - 10 July 2016 - GOOD VIBRATIONS - AT-BRISTOL
Don't miss this new family science show in the Live Science Studio if you're visiting At-Bristol. Vibrations are all around us - under the sea, in outer space, brass bins, bird song and more. A presenter will lead the audience through a series of immersive experiments. Feel, see and hear the vibrations! Can you visualise the sounds you make with your own voice? Or make a light sabre sound effect using springs? How do motors and bubbles create moving patterns and sounds in water? Shows usually run at 12.15pm and 3.15pm at weekends and during school holidays - please confirm on arrival.
Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 5LL   0117 915 1000
Learn the story of the Brymbo Fossil Forest at this major exhibition running at Wrexham County Borough Museum until early June. The forest was uncovered in 2004 on the site of Brymbo steelworks. Wonder at the Stigmaria fossil, which is two metres high and has a root span of four metres. Discover the time when Brymbo was a swamp located near to the Equator and imagine the giant insects and huge plants that flourished in the tropical environment. Find out how these plants eventually became fossils and remained in position, to be found in the 21st century by workers removing coal from the steelworks site. Please see the website to find out more.
Wrexham County Borough Museum
Regent Street, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 1RB   01978 297460
See attraction details1 February 2016 - 31 March 2017 - SCOTSMAN SEASON AT THE NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
Look out for the events planned for the return of the Flying Scotsman locomotive after years of refurbishment at the National Railway Museum. Prepare for its inaugural run and 'welcome home' celebration of this iconic engine. See website for confirmed dates during February 2016 and onward exhibition dates.
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ   0844 815 3139
See attraction details4 February 2016 - 12 June 2016 - THE RHUBARB TRIANGLE & OTHER STORIES
A comprehensive overview of British Photographer Martin Parr’s work will be on display, from early Yorkshire-based black and white photographs of rural communities to his recent international examinations of consumerism. Drawing on the themes of labour and leisure present in the new Rhubarb Triangle commission. The Rhubarb Triangle new commission lies at the heart of the exhibition and comprises a series of photographs taken over the last 12 months in an area of countryside known as ‘The Rhubarb Triangle’ between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell in West Yorkshire, which is famous for producing early-forced rhubarb. Capturing all aspects of the rhubarb business, from the back-breaking work of moving the rhubarb from field to shed, the freezing cold and exhausting labour of picking the vegetable by candlelight (or occasionally by head-torch), and the consumption of the rhubarb by coach parties and food tourists.
The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk, Wakefield , West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW   01924 247360
See attraction details6 February 2016 - 30 May 2016 - A VIKING'S GUIDE TO DEADLY DRAGONS AT NORWICH CASTLE, MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons is a wonderful exhibition inspired by Cressida Cowell’s best-selling children’s books How to Train Your Dragon. The inspiring exhibition will transport children to a world where Vikings rule and dragons roam! You will be able to see the author’s notebooks, get up close to her original illustrations and enjoy creative play; dress up as a Viking, visit the Hooligan village and wild dragon cave.
Norwich Castle, Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU   01603 493625
See the new exhibition at the People's History Museum in Manchester where photography captures the Industrial Revolution and the lives of working people. Curated by leading documentary photographer Ian Beesley, the exhibition will highlight unseen images from important photographic collections.
The People's History Museum
Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester , Greater Manchester, M3 3ER   0161 838 9190
See attraction details6 February 2016 - 18 June 2016 - WAR GAMES EXHIBITION AT PLYMOUTH CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
See the relationship between conflict and children’s play, with this touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood. It gives an insight into the way toys have been influenced by warfare from the 1800s to the present day. See toys and games, including G.I. Joe, classic toy soldiers and action figures, as well as photographs and archive records.
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
Drake Circus, Plymouth , Devon, PL4 8AJ    01752 304774
See attraction details7 February 2016 - 29 May 2016 - A WORLD OF STORIES
Everyone of all ages loves to hear a good story, so come along to the Horniman Museum and hear some of the best storytellers bring the Museum’s Gardens and collections to life with enchanting stories from every corner of the globe. Kids will love getting whisked away to a faraway land and historic times, with these interactive and fun sessions. So bring the kids along and see why so many people across the world love listening to stories. Free for families with children ages 5 and over with sessions running at 2pm and 3:15pm every Sunday.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
See attraction details7 February 2016 - 28 May 2016 - DISCOVERY FOR ALL
Do you know how sharp a great white sharks teeth are? How do you wear a sari? Have you ever played an African Thumb Piano, or balanced a gourd on your head or stroked a badger? Come along to ‘Discovery for All’ at the Horniman Museum and explore thousands of objects from around the world. There’s plenty of family fun to be had in every session and you don’t need to be a child or visiting with children to enjoy it. Drop in and discover the Hands on Base where the team of Explainers will help you discover every new and fascinating object. Sessions are free so come along every Sunday and see what you can discover.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
See attraction details7 February 2016 - 29 May 2016 - DISCOVERY FOR ALL
Bring the family along to one of the Hands on Family Workshops held every Saturday. Get the opportunity to touch real museum object and discover them with the whole family. Explore a different theme every week including hands on fossils and hands on puppets, use all your senses to explore the animal kingdom, musical instruments, costume, masks, toys and puppets from all over the world in fun and interactive sessions from the tutors at the Horniman Museum. Sessions are free to attend and perfect for children ages 3 and up.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
Enjoy a family day out at Shrewsbury Museum and take in this fascinating touring exhibition about the Vikings. View objects from domestic and working life in addition to human skeletons and artefacts uncovered at burial sites and learn more about the lives of the Vikings. Look out for hands-on activities and exhibits exploring Norse sagas, myths and gods for visiting mini Vikings. Don't miss the rune stamping and the Viking storytelling tent with puppets! Please see the website for further details.
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
The Square, Shrewsbury , Shropshire, SY1 1LH   01743 258885
See attraction details10 February 2016 - 14 December 2016 - SENSORY STORIES AT SEVEN STORIES
Sensory Stories is specially designed to be fun and accessible for the youngest visitors to Seven Stories in Newcastle. Story Catchers use sensory props, sounds and textures to bring stories to life through adventure, play and song and encouraging children to engage with books in new, imaginative ways. This free session is very popular so arrive no later than 15 minutes before the event begins. Suitable for under 4s, every Wednesday at 2pm and Sunday at 10.30am during term time. Booking not required, normal admission applies.
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books
30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ   0300 3301095
See attraction details10 February 2016 - 4 September 2016 - SCIENCE MUSEUM - LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE MECHANICS OF GENIUS
A must-see exhibition for the Kids this year, the Science Museum opens Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius exhibition. A great family day out to investigate both the facts and the misconceptions that surround this great genius of the Renaissance. See reproductions of some of his most famous drawings and sketches and so much more.
Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, London, SW7 2DD   0870 870 4868
See attraction details10 February 2016 - 3 July 2016 - THE WONDERCRUMP WORLD OF ROALD DAHL
Bring the kids along to this magical and interactive experience celebrating the work of the popular Children's writer. Discover more about Roald Dahl and play with interactive installations. Embark on a magical and interactive journey through seven captivating worlds, each exploring the amazing world of Roald Dahl. Find out about his adventures as a spy, pilot and inventor. Discover the secrets of a writer loved by millions of children the world over.
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London, London, SE1 8XX   0207 960 4200
See attraction details12 February 2016 - 5 June 2016 - PRE-RAPHAELITES: BEAUTY AND REBELLION AT THE WALKER ART GALLERY
On a day out in Liverpool make time to pop into the Walker Art Gallery to visit the current exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Take the tour to get a deeper understanding of the masters Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Ford Madox Brown. The exhibition will explore the significance of the Liverpool Academy and the city’s Autumn Exhibitions, which enabled the movement to flourish and compares the relationship between artists like Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries.
The Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street, Liverpool , Merseyside, L3 8EL    0151 478 4199
See attraction details13 February 2016 - 17 February 2017 - ANIMAL: A SAFARI THROUGH ANIMALS - EXHIBITION AT THE STORY MUSEUM
Opening for February half term 2016 and continuing into 2017, this major exhibition at The Story Museum is definitely not to be missed. The immersive story trail explores the role of animals in stories and encourages visitors of all ages to experience well loved tales, books and films. Search for fictional animals on an animal safari through different habitats, from jungle clearings to snowy forests. Visit immersive spaces including Wonderland and Narnia. In display 'Allegoric-Animal' older readers can learn more about two powerful political fables of the 20th century: 'Animal Farm' and 'Maus'. Please visit the website to find out more.
The Story Museum
Pembroke Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BP   01865 790050
See attraction details13 February 2016 - 28 May 2016 - ART MAKERS AT HORNIMAN MUSEUM
Bring the whole family along to Art Makers at the Horniman Museum. For ages 3 and up children will have a fantastic time trying different art techniques and creating something fabulous to take home inspired by the variety of collections at the Horniman museum. Running every Saturday from 13th February, children can have fun trying a different theme each week including plaster cast fossils, Crazy Carnival Spectacles and Butterfly Suncatchers. Tickets are £3 each and children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please see for details.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
See attraction details13 February 2016 - 30 October 2016 - DINOSAURS: MONSTER FAMILIES EXHIBITION AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM
Bring the family along to the Horniman Museum and discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs and their young in this interactive family exhibition. Dinosaurs: Monster Families explores how dinosaurs looked after their eggs, nests, and babies. Get the opportunities to meet ‘Baby Louie’, the nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur embryo; dig about in the discovery pit and see if you can uncover any fossils; touch a real dinosaur leg bone and even come face-to-face with T-Rex’s relative – a life sized Tarbosaurus skeleton cast. Don’t forget to discover the interactive exploration stations, and see how many dinosaurs you can name as they appear around the room in vivid illustrations. Visitors will also have the chance to even see a fossilised egg of the extinct elephant bird, on loan from Sir David Attenborough’s private collection, enjoy a thrilling programme of dinosaur themed activities and events to complement the exhibition. See for more information and details of how to book tickets. Tickets will be available to purchase from early January 2016.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ   0208 699 1872
See attraction details13 February 2016 - 31 December 2016 - DISCOVER THE NEW GIBBON ENCLOSURE AT TWYCROSS ZOO
Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has officially opened one of the largest gibbon facilities in Europe in its most ambitious development to date the Gibbon Forest. Covering about 4,000 square metres, the Gibbon Forest is ten times larger than the primates’ previous enclosure and is specially designed to replicate the natural forest environment of gibbons as well as provide an exciting new experience for visitors. The new building will raise visitors up for a closer view of the gibbons, while outside you will be able to observe gibbon families calling and swinging across the four moated islands.
Twycross Zoo
Burton Road, Atherstone, Leicestershire, CV9 3PX    0844 474 1777
See attraction details23 February 2016 - 3 December 2016 - THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A chocolaty treat for the kids this Easter, Sam Mendes's Roald Dahl adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Get ready for Willy Wonka to lead you through a series of fabulous set pieces in the weird rooms of the chocolate factory, where the naughty children are, one by one, disposed of. It's all a delicious treat of colour and chocolate, dancing Oompa Loompas and much more. You'll be ready to tuck into those Easter Eggs when you leave.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street , London, London, WC2B 5JF   0844 412 4660
See attraction details27 February 2016 - 31 March 2017 - NEED FOR SPEED FAMILY SCIENCE SHOW AT THE NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
Visit the National Railway Museum and discover how the railways have taken us from 29 miles an hour to over 300 miles an hour and beyond. Learn about our obsession with speed in the high octane, interactive show exploring how Flying Scotsman set the first 100 mile an hour record for a steam locomotive in 1934. Daily at weekends and during school holidays.
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ   0844 815 3139
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