Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

For Children

Summer holiday workshops

All at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery



Puppet Making

7 August 10am - 12pm & 1-3pm

Join us at our puppet making workshop where children will have fun creating shadow, sock, finger and pop up puppets.

Small charge for some activities

Drop in | Suitable for all ages.


Becket at the Castle Workshops

6, 8 & 13 August 10am -12pm 

Discover the story of Northampton Castle and Thomas Becket's trial and join in the fun by building your own Lego castle. Plus make your own mini castle from junk modelling to take home (please bring your own cardboard boxes).  

Suitable for children aged 5 -11 years. all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Organised by Friends of Northampton Castle

Free limited places | Booking essential

Please book by emailing  or by calling 01604 701992 


Paper toys

14 August | 10am -12pm & 1-3pm

Get creative with paper and learn to make a variety of toys, including aeroplanes, jack- in-a-box and dolls.

Free | Drop in | Suitable for all ages.

Colourful Toys workshop

21 August | 10am - 12pm & 1-3pm

Create a kaleidoscope and colourful Jackson Pollock and Damian Hirst inspired collaborative works of art.

Free | Drop in | Suitable for all ages.  


28 August | 10am -12pm & 1-3pm

Create a variety of different animals including fabric owls, monkey chains and under the sea collaborative mural in this fun and imaginative workshop.

£1.50 | Drop in | Suitable for all ages.

Summer workshops  - First World War 


What was it like in 1914

5 August | 10.30am -1.30pm

A fun and interactive day for children to find out what life was like for people living in Northampton during the start of the First World War 

Free | Drop in | Overs 8s only

Exploring life in WW1 

12 August | 10am -1pm

Explore life during the First World War both at home and away in these interactive drama sessions.

Sensitive subjects will be discussed during the session.

Free | Booking essential on 01604 837397 | over 8s only

Poetry Writing session

19 August | 10am - 12pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm

Using First World War sources s inspiration, learn to write your own poetry.

£2 | Booking essential on 01604 837397 | overs 10s only

WW1 Art workshops

26 August | 10am - 12.30pm  & 1.30 - 3.30pm

Create a collage inspired by First World War images and poetry.

Free | Drop in | over 8s only 

Mailing List

If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email with your details and we will add you to our mailing list. Please state any preferences you may have e.g. Art, History or general. All information will be kept confidential and used only by the museum.