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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. 


Cost £2.70 per child, accompanying adults go free!

No need to book, buy tickets on the day.


February Half Term

Polam School Logo

Half-term activites sponsored by Polam School


Tuesday 13th February

Animal Encounters with Teaching Talons

Teaching Talons provide fun, engaging, informative interaction with animals and they’re bringing woodland creatures to The Higgins for you to meet and discover more about.


Wednesday 14th February

Kindness Cards

On Valentine’s Day, create a woodland themed card with local artist Damon Poulton. Fill it with kind words and give it to someone you love.


Tree Identification Walk

Thursday 15th February

The Higgins Bedford

Free event

Join Jo Roberts from the Forest of Marston Vale for a walk around the Castle Mound. Jo will show you how to identify some of the Mound’s beautiful trees.

Afterwards warm up inside with a tree-related craft activity.


Friday 16th February

Mosaic Making with Qemamu Mosaics

Create a stunning mosaic tile with Dionne Ible – creator of the Sankofa Bird mosaic in Connections Gallery.


13 – 16 February: The Higgins Young Peoples’ Panel (HYPP) will lead a series of activities related to the exhibition and the theme of The Power of Words during February half-term.




‘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