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Activities & workshops for children

Book online on our Eventbrite page. Alternatively, the Abington Park Museum ticket booking line is open during term time from November to March, Thursday to Sunday 12 - 4pm and during school holidays Thursday to Sunday 12 - 4pm.  From 1 April the times change to 1 - 5pm.  You can also call 01604 838110 to purchase your ticket over the phone.

Veggie Sushi for Children - sold outVeggie Sushi for Children

Tuesday 19 February
12.30 - 1.15pm, 1.30-2.15pm or 2.30-3.15pm 
Abington Park Museum


Learn how to make colourful, tasty Japanese sushi using a variety of health vegetables with Natasha, the Loving Chef from Sol Haven. All materials and aprons included. You will need to bring a container for the two portions of vegan sushi you will take home along with a recipe card. All children must be accompanied by a reponsible carer.
As part of the booking process, the adult making the booking will be asked to complete an allergy questionnaire on behalf of the child. Whilst the workshop will use ingredients free from nut, sesame and gluten, children will use soy sauce during the session. We cannot guarantee food manufacturer ingredients as many products may contain traces of nuts, gluten or sesame.
Suitable for children aged five and over
£5 per child. Booking essential.
See top of page for how to book

 

Self-portrait WorkshopSelf-portrait Workshop for Children

Friday 22 February
12.15-1.45pm or 2-3.30pm
Abington Park Museum

Come along to this art workshop to create a self-portrait using brightly coloured tissue paper, pens and water.
Suitable for children aged 6-12.
£5 per child. Booking essential
See top of page for how to book

 

Easter Activities

Bird Feeder Workshop

Wednesday 10 April
1.15–2pm, 2.15–3pm or 3.15–4pm

Abington Park Museum

Help our feathered friends and the environment by making a bird feeder from a recycled plastic bottle. Suitable for children aged three and over.
£2.50 per child
Booking essential
See top of page for how to book

 

Easter Egg Trail

Tuesday 16 - Monday 22 April
1-5pm
Abington Park Museum


Join us for an Easter trail around Abington Park Museum with a chocolate egg as a prize for every child. Suitable for all ages.
£1.50 per child
Drop in – no booking required.

 

Easter Egg Craft Workshop - sold out

Tuesday 16 April
1.15 - 2.15pm and 2.30–3.30pm
Abington Park Museum

Come along to this Easter craft workshop to decorate a ceramic egg basket and fill it with chocolate eggs. Suitable for children aged three and over.
£3 per child
Booking essential
See top of page for how to book
 

Easter Activities at Abington Park Museum

Easter Animals Craft Workshop

Thursday 18 April
1.15–2.15pm or 2.30–3.30pm
Abington Park Museum


Create Easter eggs, chicks, bunnies and sheep out of felt. Suitable for children aged two and over.
£2.50 per child
Booking essential
See top of page for how to book

 

Hunsbury Hillfort Tree Trail

Enjoy the newly developed Tree Trail around the Hunsbury Hill Fort and Country Park.
Free activity suitable for all ages
The trail was developed by the Friends of West Hunsbury Parks and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, supported by Northampton Museums & Art Gallery.
Details are available in the Drovers Return café in the Country Park and online.

 

Mailing list

If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please complete the online form 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.