Cluedunnit! October half-term kids’ craft activities at Kettering’s Manor House Museum

Published: Thursday, 13th October 2016

Detective trails, spooky craft items and a family fun day!

There’s lots of family fun and antics at the Manor House Museum this October half-term with detective trail, spooky craft items and a Creepy Crime Scenes Family Fun Day.

Cluedunnit detective trail!
From Tuesday, 25th October until Saturday, 29th October follow our free and fun Cluedunnit trail. Search for the clues hidden in the museum, gallery and library to solve the murder of the museum’s Curator Miss Artefact. If you choose the right suspect you might even win a prize!  

Make your own spooky craft items!
From creaking pictures to flickering pumpkins, make your very own spooky crafty items. At 10.15am & 11.45am, from Tuesday, 25th October-Friday, 28th October, and for just £3 per child, you can make a different spooky item every day:

Tuesday, 25th October – Bouncy Halloween Creatures
Wednesday, 26th October – Lift the Flap Halloween Picture
Thursday, 27th October – Pumpkin Night Light Holders
Friday, 28th October – Halloween Pop-Up Cards

Booking is essential as places are very limited. Call 01536 534 219 or email

Creepy Crime Scenes Family Fun Day!
On Friday 28th October come along to our Creepy Crime Scenes Family Fun Day. From 11am – 3pm there will be performers, games, creepy characters, Mystery Magic Shows, wounds make-up, balloon modelling and lots of murderous good fun for everyone.  Entry is free, and no booking is required - just turn up and have fun!

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“Halloween is an exciting day for children and families and the Museum and Art Gallery always help make it even more exciting with a range of activities they have on for children. The Creepy Crime Scenes Family Fun Day has something for everyone to enjoy.  Have a happy Halloween in Kettering!"

Councillor Jan Smith, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said:

“Kettering Museum & Art Gallery’s recent Family Fun Days have been very popular and our Halloween Creepy Crime Scenes event promises to be just as entertaining! So bring your family to the Manor House Museum to join in the spooky Halloween activities and enjoy the half term fun.”