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Activities & workshops for children

 
The Abington Park Museum ticket booking line is open Thursday to Sunday 1 – 5pm April to October and 12 – 4pm November to March.  Alternatively, you can book online on our Eventbrite page.
 

 


 

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Thursday 26 JulyTeddy bears picnic
1-4pm
Abington Park Museum

Arrive at 1pm for a full afternoon of animal antics. Bring along your bear and picnic and join in with the crafts, stories, singing and much more. Suitable for children of all ages.
£3.50 per child

Bookings: 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book online

Northampton Castle Workshop

Tuesday 31 JulyNorthampton castle workshop
1.30-3.30pm
Abington Park Museum

Build a Lego castle, complete castle jigsaws, dress up as a knight or a princess, colour castle pictures, discover what life in Medieval Northampton would be like, and much more! This is a free workshop from Friends of Northampton Castle. Suitable for children aged four and over. Children must be supervised by an adult.
Free. Limited places. Booking essential.

 


Brilliant Birds

Tuesday 7 AugustBrilliant birds
1.15-2pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.15-4pm
Abington Park Museum

Join us for a walk around the aviary and learn about the birds that are kept there. Then make some feathery friends in our brilliant bird craft workshop. Suitable for children of all ages.
£2.50 per child

Ring 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book online

Edwardian Extravaganza

Saturday 11 August
1-5pm
Abington Park Museum

Take a step back in time to Abington 1901-1910 at our Edwardian themed family fun day. Take part in craft activities, fancy dress and Edwardian mini Olympics on the lawn. Enjoy music on the band stand, watch a Punch and Judy show, and try your performance skills in our Edwardian variety show! 
Free. Drop in – no booking required.
Please note there will be a small charge for some of the activities.

Arts Workshop

Tuesday 14 August
1.15-2pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.15-4pm
Abington Park Museum

Create a printed and collaged park landscape using painted papers, stencils and simple printmaking techniques. Suitable for children of all ages.
£2.50 per child
Ring 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book online

Anchors Away!

Thursday 16 AugustAnchors away
1-3pm
Abington Park Museum

Can you sail your own model boat? Join us for an afternoon with Abington Park Model Yacht Club to learn how to sail your very own model yacht. Decorate and find out how to set up your yacht. Then, take a trip with us down to Abington Park boating lake to test your boat sailing skills and race against the other model boats.
Suitable for children aged five and over. The learning session will take place from 1-2pm, with the trip to the boating lake from 2-3pm. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. This activity will involve support from a supervising adult to enable the child to participate.
Find out more about Abington Park Model Yacht Club
£5 per child
Ring 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book online

Radio Sailing with Abington Park Model Yacht Club

Tuesday 21 & Thursday 23 August
1-3pm
Abington Park Museum

Join Abington Park Model Yacht Club to learn all about sailing a radio controlled boat over two afternoons. No need to bring your own boat, yachts will be provided by Abington Park Model Yacht Club for you to try. Day one will involve a short session at the museum, learning about the radio controlled yacht, followed by a trip to Abington Park boating lake to learn how to operate the yachts on the water.
The Thursday session will start with some basic theory, followed by a mini regatta with a small prize for the winner!
Suitable for children aged eight and over. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. This activity will involve support from a supervising adult to enable the child to participate.
Find out more about Abington Park Model Yacht Club
£6 per child for the two afternoon sessions
Ring 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book online

Puppet Workshop

Thursday 30 AugustPuppet
1.15-2pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.15-4pm
Abington Park Museum

Learn all about puppets, see the puppets in our collection, and have a go at making your very own puppet.
Suitable for children of all ages.
£3 per child
Ring 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book online

 

 

Mailing list

If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email museums@northampton.gov.uk 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.