Early Years Studio

Early Years Studio is a fun, creative, immersive experience for children aged 0-4. The sessions are designed with early years development in mind. Artists draw upon their expertise as early years facilitators and use the Kettle’s Yard ethos and collection to create sessions where babies, toddlers and their carers can experience and learn together.

Studio Sunday

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our education volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

If you would like to attend you will need to pre-book an entry slot. Each slot lasts for 30 minutes. Please book one ticket for your whole family.

Studio Sunday

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our education volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

If you would like to attend you will need to pre-book an entry slot. Each slot lasts for 30 minutes. Please book one ticket for your whole family.

Sleepy Sloths Trail

This half term we will be hiding lots of sleepy sloths amongst the specimens in the Museum - can you seek them out? Pick up our sloth trail in the Museum, and look carefully to find them all. You may even spot the skeleton of a giant ground sloth on display, it was one of the largest mammals to ever walk the Earth and it's one of our largest exhibits.

This trail is running from Sat 23 Oct 2021 to Sun 14 November 2021

Love Stories for the Earth

Join us at the Polar Museum with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper to explore life under water, with a story from the far North about The Mended Seal.

17 stories, each one launched in a different place. Love Stories for the Earth will lure children away from screens and into nature, asking questions and having adventures.

Expect rocks and shells, an undersea palace, and a story about give and take between the people that row on the sea and the creatures that live underneath.

Family Friendly Opening

Join us at the Polar Museum for our Family Friendly Opening Day this half-term. Timed, bookable tickets available specifically for children and their carers. There will be sanitised object handling, museum trails and there will also be some short films and science demonstrations running in our lecture theatre at points throughout the day.

CLASSROOM COURSE Christmas decorations in rush & willow

Join professional willow worker and basket maker Nadine Anderson for a one day workshop making a selection of Christmas decorations in rush & willow.  Nadine will have prepared rush and willow and examples of the decorations you could make such as Rush Angels, Stars, Snowflakes, Rush Swags, Willow Snowflakes, Willow Reindeer and Rush Baubles.  Raffia and fine red ribbon will be used for tying off work in the style of traditional Straw decorations, or feel free to bring your own materials for tying off if you prefer.

Autumn Animals – Self-led family activity

Pick up a special animal card on your way into the Garden this autumn to create your own artwork as you explore with your family. There are 6 cards to collect, each one featuring a different animal, along with facts and ideas for fun games and activities. A different animal will be at the ticket gates each week from Friday 10th September. During the school half-term week all six cards will be available. Can you collect them all?

Admission charge applies for accompanying adults.

Studio Sunday Outdoors

Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard for free, practical art making activities. Be inspired by Kettle’s Yard and make your own artworks. Pick up one of our family art activity packs and get creative with our artists. You can collect your materials to make outside at Kettle’s Yard or take them home with you.

This activity is free and for families with children of all ages. Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years.

No previous art experience is necessary just have fun!

Studio Sunday Outdoors

Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard for free, practical art making activities. Be inspired by Kettle’s Yard and make your own artworks. Pick up one of our family art activity packs and get creative with our artists. You can collect your materials to make outside at Kettle’s Yard or take them home with you.

This activity is free and for families with children of all ages. Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years.

No previous art experience is necessary just have fun!