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Family Activities

Enjoy creative workshops and activities based on the Higgins exhibitions and collections. All workshops last for an hour and are aimed at 4 to 11 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Places are limited for all workshops and can be booked here. Don't forget to enter promotional code HIGGINS9 at the checkout to be discounted the £3 transaction fee.


October Half Term - Enter the World of Dreams and Nightmares

Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th October

11am, 12:30pm & 2pm, £3 Per Child (Free for Accompanying Adults)

Explore Dreams and Nightmares exhibition and enjoy spooky and creative activities including mask making, Halloween clay models and potions! Sponsored by Oxford Brookes University.


Tuesday 22nd October

Spooky Stuff with Art Adventures: make a Halloween decoration


Wednesday 23rd October

Hubble, Bubble with Little Science Lab: spooky experiments and potions


Thursday 24th October

Monsters Under the Bed: make your own little worry monsters to tell your troubles to.


Friday 25th October

Halloween Clay with Victoria Houghton: make a Halloween themed clay model


February Half Term - Sweet Dreams

Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st February

11am, 12:30pm & 2pm

Creative family activities inspired by Dreams and Nightmares exhibition.


Tuesday 18th February  

Wednesday 19th February

Thursday 20th February

Friday 21st  February


Easter Holiday - Under the Same Sky

Tuesday 7th - Thursday 16th April

11am & 2pm

Explore Under the Same Sky exhibition and take part in weather themed activities for the family.


Tuesday 7th & 14th April 

Wednesday 8th & 15th April

Thursday 9th & 16th April

Inspired by our current exhibition, Round and Round the Garden, browse a variety of garden themed children books now available on The Virtual Library


Booklist for children under 6 years old.

Booklist for children aged 6 - 12 years old.