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Family Join-In Activities

The Higgins Bedford holds family join-in activities during school holidays. The sessions last for about an hour and cost £2.70 per participating child. All children to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.


Sessions start at 11am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm


Tuesday 31st May

Animal Magic!

Make your own clay animal figurine or invent your very own creature inspired by the collections. You can continue the fun by painting your figurine at home!


Wednesday 1st June

Who Will You be Today?

Choose your own identity by making headwear inspired by the collections. Whether a prince, princess, armoured soldier, victorian lady or African tribesman, you can be whoever you'd like to be and parade your wares around the museum.


Fri 3rd June

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Inspired by Beautiful Bodies exhibition, paint, draw and collage your own self portrait.


‘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)


Saturday Archaeology Workshops

For children aged 8 – 16 years. Hands-on, monthly sessions for children interested in archaeology. Young Archaeologists' Club affiliated branch. Booking essential, call 01234 718618 for more information.


Arts Award