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Half Term Happenings!

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About the event

Join us this February Half Term for a packed programme of events and workshops.

Tuesday 30 May

The Adventures of Book Worm


A fantastic Early Years activity with puppeteer and author Emma Boor! Come along and meet Book Worm and join in his amazing adventures through the world of story books. An interactive puppets and play session with music, gentle clowning and lots of joining in. Ages 0-5. £4

photo of book worm puppet

Monday 13 February

Messing about in Boats

11:00 – 12:00

Inspired by Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Join Science Oxford for some scientific storytelling as we mess about with boats! We’ll set the scene with an extract from the book, before you and your child get creative by building and testing a floating raft. Looking at floating and sinking, properties of shape and materials, there’ll be plenty for you and your little engineers to learn in this fun and interactive workshop. Ages 3-7. £7/£5

children in boat illustration

Water Wheels

11:00 – 12:00

In this engaging, hands-on workshop from Science Oxford, young engineers will investigate sustainable energy by designing and building their own water wheels, using our custom 3D printed pieces. They’ll have the chance to test, redesign and test again, until they have the best combination, then demonstrate this by lifting the most sweets! Ages 7-11. £7/£5


Tuesday 14 February

The Last Wild with Piers Torday

14:00 – 15:00

Discover the story of how Piers started writing and the real life story which inspired The Last Wild trilogy. Interactive talk with a reading and Q&A session. Ages 7+. £7/£5


Wednesday 15 February

Goodnight Spaceman

11:00 – 12:00

Join award-winning picture book author Michelle Robinson for a fun-filled session packed with story telling, fun facts about space and arts and crafts, where children will make their very own planets. Ages 3+. £7/£5


Thursday 16 February

Shaun the Sheep Model Making Workshops

11:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 14:00, 15:00 – 16:00

We’ve teamed up with Aardman, the creators of Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit and Morph, to offer some ewe-nique workshops and the opportunity to learn from an Aardman expert model maker how to make your own Shaun the Sheep clay model to take home. Ages 8-12. £8/£6


Friday 17 February

Hans Christian Anderson Tales

11:00, 13:00 & 15:00

Come and create your own retelling of a classic story from the frozen climes of Denmark. Led by The Story Museum’s Learning team, you will hear a tale and invent your own new version to perform, complete with costumes and props, at the end of a fast-paced hour. Ages 5-12 (age range varies depending on session). £6



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