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Family Join-In Activities

All children to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required. Sessions are designed for children that are age 3 and above. Children below 3 are welcome, though they may need a little more grown-up assistance with the activities. 

 

Summer Holiday Activities

22nd – 25th August and 29th August – 1st September

In the spirit of the Shorts Brothers, Burnaby and a host of Victorian artists we will be exploring at The Higgins Bedford this summer.

Join in with family friendly activities, get creative in art and craft workshops and explore the amazing collections in the museum and art galleries.

 

Cost £2.70 per child, accompanying adults go free!

No need to book, buy tickets on the day.

 

Tuesday 22nd August - Art and Craft Workshop: Be an Explorer! Become an explorer and craft your own kit ready for a fortnight of exploration.

 

Wednesday 23rd  August - Art and Craft Workshop: A Model Explorer. Create clay models inspired by Great Bedfordian Frederick Burnaby, the first person to cross the Channel solo in a balloon.

 

Thursday 24th August - Arts Award Discover Day: Mono printing workshops

 

Friday 25th August - Art and Craft Workshops: Flight of Fancy. Get creative and make a fun 3-D model of an air balloon or airship

 

Tuesday 29th August - Art and Craft Workshops: On Top of the World! Create a marvellous 3-D bird’s eye view landscape model.

 

Wednesday 30th August - Art and Craft Workshops: Flight on the Tiles. A fun mosaic making family workshop.

 

Thursday 31st August - Arts Award Discover Day: Monoprinting Workshops

 

Friday 1st September  - Art and Craft Workshops. Tearing Through the Air Use paper and a few simple materials to make craft that really fly.

 

 

Odissi: The Beauty of Indian Performing Arts.

 

Saturday 19th August - Bedford Odissi Festival Launch 2pm- 4pm

FREE EVENT

Features Odissi dance performances by children and professional artists and special guests. All invited!

 

Sunday 20th August - performance at 2:30am

Odissi based workshop at 3:30pm

FREE EVENT

Performance and Odissi -based activity workshop for children and adults.

 

Tuesday 22nd August - performance at 11:30am - 12:30pm

FREE EVENT

Performance and Odissi -based activity workshop for children and adults.

 

Thursday 24th August - performance at 1:30am

Odissi based workshop at 12:30

£2 PER PERSON

Performance and Odissi -based activity workshop for children and adults.

 

Sunday 27th August - Talk at 2:30pm

FREE EVENT

Art history presentation titled Sex and the Senses: Exploring Visual representations of Dance in Early Modern India.

 

‘This place is really amazing with all the little activities for kids’ (Keira)

‘On a scale of 1 to 10 I would write 10/10’ (Luca Phillips Age 8)

 


Click here for details of Saturday Archaeology Workshops for 8 - 16 year olds