Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Activities & workshops for children


Autumn Leaf Crowns

Thursday 26 OctoberAutumn leaf crowns
1.15-2pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.15-4pm
Abington Park Museum

Calling all kings and queens! Come and make your very own leaf crown to parade in the park. Suitable for children aged three and over.
£1.50 per child
Ring 01604 838110 to book


Tour by Torch Light

Part of Museums at Night 2017Torch
Thursday 26 October - sold out
Abington Park Museum

Join us for an exclusive after hours tour of Abington Park Museum, especially for children! Take a tour by torch light around our galleries. Learn about our different collections, including the history of toys and homes from the past. After the tour, settle down for some spooky stories over candle light. Suitable for children aged eight and over. Children must be supervised by an adult.
£5 per child

Bulb Planting

Friday 27 OctoberBulb planting
1.15-2pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.15-4pm
Abington Park Museum

Join us for an afternoon of bulb planting at Abington Park Museum. Plant your own bulbs in a pot to take home and look after, and help us to plant some bulbs in the museum’s courtyard. Suitable for children aged three and over.
£2.50 per child
Ring 01604 838110 to book


Haunted Halloween

Saturday 28 OctoberHalloween
Abington Park Museum

Join us for a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the Witches’ Brew at the refreshment stall if you dare. Come dressed in your scariest costume!
£1 per child
Drop in – no booking required



A Victorian Christmas CelebrationVictorian christmas

Saturday 16 December
Abington Park Museum

A Victorian Christmas for everyone – a fun day of festive entertainment for all the family. Meet Father Christmas, listen to carols from Northampton School for Boys and visit the magic lantern show. Take part in Christmas crafts and make your own bauble, cracker, cards and decorations. Tempt your tastebuds with festive treats including mince pies, mulled wine, gingerbread men and hog roast.
Free. Drop in – no booking required.
There will be a small charge for some of the activities and refreshments.



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