Enjoy a magical half term at the Manor House Museum!

Published: Thursday, 24th May 2018

Make the most of the Half-term at the Manor House Museum with fantastic activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The highlight of a week of family fun comes on Friday 1st June with a Magic at the Museum Fun Day! Join us for a fantastic day of family fun including magic shows, face painting (age 3+), a magic potion trail, ballooning modelling and crafts.

All activities are FREE on the day, including Magnificent Magic Shows, at:

  • 11.30-12noon at the Museum
  • 12.30-1pm at the Museum
  • 2-2.30pm at the Library

Shows at the Museum are first come first served. Please contact the library to book for the library session only.

Children’s craft activity workshops will also be held every day from Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June, featuring:

  • Make a sparkly sun catcher, on Tuesday 29th May.
  • Craft a colourful stained glass window, on Wednesday 31st May.
  • Make a mini hot air balloon, on Thursday 1st June.

Sessions are £3 per child, £2 with a Kettering Leisure Pass and Free to Young Friend members. Workshops last an hour and begin at 10:15am and 11:45am.

For further information, contact the Manor House Museum on 01536 534219,

Email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk or visit www.kettering.gov.uk/museums.

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

“I’m so pleased to see this array of workshops in Kettering during the school holidays. The activities on offer for younger visitors at the Museum and Gallery are exciting and educational.”

Councillor Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure & Youth, said:

The Museum and Gallery have a fantastic range of activities to keep children busy this May half-term. Children can get hands-on in the arts and crafts, workshops and take something home that they have made. Take a look at the events on offer and make the most of this half-term!”