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Family Activities


Enjoy creative workshops and activities based on The Higgins exhibitions and collections. All workshops last for an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult (under 4’s that are accompanying siblings are welcome at no charge).


February Half Term - Sweet Dreams

Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st February

11am, 12:30pm & 2pm

Explore the Dreams and Nightmares exhibition and get creative this February half term with local artists, Little Science Labs and Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions


Sweet Dreams Family Activities


Dreamcatchers  - with local artist Anne Marie Abbate

Tuesday 18th February, £5 per child

Capture the dreams that keep you awake and craft your very own dreamcatcher to take home. (Aimed at 4 to 11 year olds)


Surrealist Collage – with local artist Katie Allen

Wednesday 19th February, £3 per child

Illustrate the brightest colours in your head and create your own masterpiece using cutting and sticking. 

(Aimed at 4 to 11 year olds)


Dream Stories – with Terrie Howie of Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions

Thursday 20th February, £3 per child

Create the stories that capture your imagination and inspires your creativity. (Suitable for ages 8 and above)


Dreamscapes – with Little Science Labs

Friday 21st February, £5 per child

Design a tile to make you smile using a bit of science and creative magic. (Aimed at 4 to 11 year olds)


To book your place, please use our online booking system or visit Bedford Central Box Office at 27 Harpur Street, Bedford or telephone 01234 718044. Enter promotional code HIGGINS20 to remove £3 online booking fee.


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