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Children's Activities


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Children's Summer Holidays Activities

Manor House Museum

Get creative during the Summer Holidays!

24 July - 3 September

Join us throughout the school summer holidays for a packed programme of children's craft activities inspired by our current Museum exhibition, 'When I was Young...'

Come along to try out our terrific toy and game themed craft activities, get creative and make something to take home with you.

You can download a copy of our Activity Leaflet for the Summer here.

 Date  Activity  Time

 Thursday 24 July

 Soaring Eagle Kites  11am
 Tuesday 29 July  Design a Punch and Judy Show  11am
 Thursday 31 July  Make a Mythical Egyptian Mehen Game  11am
 Tuesday 5 August  Weird and Wonderful Masks  11am
 Thursday 7 August  Wobbling Woodpecker Toys  11am
 Tuesday 12 August  Dancing Puppet Pets  11am
 Thursday 14 August  Design a Victorious Viking 'Tafl' Game  11am
 Tuesday 19 August  Create a Bumper Bingo Game  11am
 Wednesday 20 August  Clay Play Fun  11am
 Thursday 21 August  Make a Beetle Drive Game  11am
 Friday 22 August  Terrific Train Chain  11am
 Tuesday 26 August  Marble Run Mayhem  11am
 Wednesday 27 August  Climbing Creepy Crawlies  11am
 Thursday 28 August  Build a Bobbing Boat  11am
 Friday 29 August  Make an Air-Goal Game  11am
 Tuesday 2 September  Toy Town Money Box  11am
 Wednesday 3 September  Fantastic Flying Gliders  11am

Workshops last approximately 1 hour

  • £3 per child
  • £2 for Kettering Leisure Pass Holders
  • Free to Young Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum

Booking is Essential  

Contact the Museum for bookings and further information:

Telephone: 01536 534 219

Email: museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

Concessionary Rates

  • Kettering Leisure Pass rates for children’s activities apply where the fee payer holds a leisure pass.
  • Young Friends rates are for ‘Young Friends’ and children in families who hold ‘Family Membership’
  • Please note you will be required to present a valid Leisure Pass or Friends Membership card when you pay/book.

Cancellations and Late Arrival

  • In the event that you are not able to attend a booked session, please let the Museum know in advance.
  • Please note, if a child with a booked place arrives more than 10 minutes after an activity is scheduled to start, the Museum reserves the right to offer the place to other children waiting (if pre-paid a refund will be given). 



To relive some of the fun we had last summer at the Manor House Museum with our Wild Things themed children's activities, check out the below link for pictures galore!

Photos from the Wild Things Summer Activities.  

Free Activities

The Manor House Museum always offers a range of free activity worksheets, trails, brass rubbings and more alongside its permanent and temporary exhibitions!  

Last updated: 14/07/2014


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