Family Fun

May

Marvellous May Trail
1st May – 31st May 10am-5pm @ Rural Life Museum
Get into the spirit of spring with our Marvellous May Trail! Search the Museum to find hidden clues and see if you can win a treat. Trails £1 per child

RITs Family Fun Day
26th May 12.30pm-9pm @ Tor Leisure
Raffle, auction, children’s entertainment, food and drink stalls, live music from local bands and much, much more …… there will be something for everyone!

Herb identification
27th May 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey
You may know what herbs look like, but what about by smell alone? Come along and see how many you can identify.

Donkey Day
28th May 10am-5pm @ Rural Life Museum
You can get to know the donkeys and give them a pet! There’ll also be time to get creative and make your own donkey crafts – and who will be able to spot all of the cuddly donkeys hidden around the Museum in our Donkey Trail?

Make a Cress Head
29th May 11am-midday & 2pm-3pm @ Rural Life Museum
As the gardens and vegetable patches of the countryside are blooming into life this month, join us to grow your own plant. Make a cress head by planting cress seeds to take home. Then watch as its hair starts to grow…!

Family Tours
30th May from 1.30pm-2.30pm @ Glastonbury Abbey
Using simpler language and explanations than our usual tours. These are aimed at families with children.

 

Victorian Day
30th May 11am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm @ Rural Life Museum
Come and experience rural Victorian life this half-term. Imagine life in a Victorian farmhouse, see drop scones cooking on the range, try out our laundry mangle in the Museum courtyard and have a go at copperplate handwriting on slates.
Ages 3+, drop-in.

Make a felt picture
31st May 11am @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Learn how to make felt and turn it into a picture.

 

June

I-Spy Nature Trail
2nd June 2pm-4pm @ Rural Life Museum
Take part in a ‘I Spy Nature Hunt’ and have a go at a craft activity to take home with you.

Make a herb bundle
12th June 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Discover what herbs people used to use to flavour their pottage and make a small bouquet to take some and try.

Toddler Explorers – Cave Babies
21st June 10.30am-11.30am @ Rural Life Museum
Join us for a fun-filled session of play and active learning
Ages 1 – 3. Booking essential – £5. To book call 01458 831197

 

July

Toddler Explorers – Pirates
19th July 10.30am-11.30am @ Rural Life Museum
Join us for a fun-filled session of play and active learning
Ages 1 – 3. Booking essential – £5. To book call 01458 831197

Make a twig loom
24th July 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Make twigs into a loom, add wool – and you’re weaving!

Family Tours
25th July from 1.30pm-2.30pm @ Glastonbury Abbey
Using simpler language and explanations than our usual tours. These are aimed at families with children.

 

Make your own beeswax candle
26th July 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Try your hand at making a beeswax candle like the monks would have used.

Make a simple book
31st July 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Make a simple, hand-sewn book of your own.

 

August

Family Tours
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. August from 1.30pm-2.30pm @ Glastonbury Abbey
Using simpler language and explanations than our usual tours. These are aimed at families with children.

Bugs & Butterflies
1st August 11am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm @ Rural Life Museum
Join us for a fun session of art and craft activities inspired by creatures found in our orchard. Try your hand at badge making, flapping butterflies, finger puppet bees and mini beast hunting. Ages 3+, drop-in.

Calligraphy – have a go with quill and ink
2nd August 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
In an age before fountain pens and Biro’s, everyone had to use a quill and ink to write.

Illumination – paint using a quill and brush
7th August 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Make a brush from a quill and have a go at illuminating the initial letter of your name using coloured ink.

Make a stained glass window
9th August 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Make your own stained glass window using card and coloured tissue.

Woolly Wonders
15th August 11am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm @ Rural Life Museum
Join us at the museum for a creative, fun-filled session of arts and crafts activities inspired by the Exmoor Horn sheep who live at the museum. Try your hand at making Wool Folk, badges with a difference and wool inspired art. Ages 3+, drop-in.

Calligraphy – have a go with quill and ink
16th August 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
In an age before fountain pens and Biro’s, everyone had to use a quill and ink to write.

Turn Back Time
29th August 11am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm @ Rural Life Museum
Come and discover the grandfather clock in the museum. Make your own model grandfather clock, a pocket watch and more besides. Ages 3+, drop-in.

 

September

Toddler Explorers – Harvest
20th September 10.30am-11.30am @ Rural Life Museum
Join us for a fun-filled session of play and active learning
Ages 1 – 3. Booking essential – £5. To book call 01458 831197

Children’s History Club
21st September – 12th October 10am-midday @ Abbey House
Each week will focus on a different historical topic with a craft or interactive drama. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Booking essential. 21st & 28th September. 5th & 12th October.

 

October

Make a bat with flapping wings
30th October 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
There are bats at the abbey that come out at night. Make a bat that will happily flap around in daylight.

Naturally Nocturnal
31st October 11am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm @ Rural Life Museum
As the nights draw in, get creative with crafts and activities based on creatures of the night including owls, mice, rabbits and bats! Ages 3+, drop-in.

 

November

Calligraphy – have a go with quill and ink
1st November 11am-1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey
In an age before fountain pens and Biro’s, everyone had to use a quill and ink to write. Come and have a go!