Family Fun

March

Rocktopus – Rock the Party!
22nd March 5pm – 7pm @ Tor Leisure
The full 2 hour show. Expect funny characters, bubbles, smoke, and more dancing than ever before.

 

The Great Scrapstore Challenge
30th March 10am – 15.30pm @ Town Hall
Children’s fashion outfits making workshop. An opportunity to make costumes from recyclable resources and parade down the catwalk at 4pm.

 

April

Easter Egg Trail
6th – 24th April @ Rural Life Museum
Search the museum to find hidden clues in this popular Easter egg hunt.

 

Make a tissue paper flower
10th April 11am – 1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming. Make a tissue paper flower to take home and keep.

Family Fun Day; A View from the Hill
11th April @ Rural Life Museum
A hands-on day of family fun exploring themes from our temporary exhibition. Ages 3+, drop-in.

Paint a glass tea light holder
12th April 11am – 1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Stained glass windows told stories to people who could not read. Paint a glass tea light holder and tell a story with colour.

Textile Printing
17th April 11am – 1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Look at our textile exhibition and then print a design on a piece of fabric to take home.

Family Fun Day: Easter
18th April @ Rural Life Museum
Join us for a hands-on day of Easter themed family fun. Ages 3+, drop-in.

Design a shield
19th April 11am @ Glastonbury Abbey
Make your own shield and become a knight.

Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre
20th & 21st April @ Glastonbury Abbey
Let yourself be transported back in time as you enter Medieval Glastonbury. See Knights, Ladies, jesters, storyteller, peasants, muscians, medieval encampments and a vast themed market.

Make a Fire Breathing Dragon
22nd April 11am – 1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
It is the day before St. George’s Day, so make a fire-breathing dragon to scare away the knights.

Toddler Explorer: Cool Castles
28th April @ Rural Life Museum
Join us for a fun-filled session of play and active learning. Ages 1 – 3. Booking essential.

 

May

Textile Painting
6th May 11am – 1pm @ Glastonbury Abbey Museum
Look at the beautiful fabrics by Kate Medlicott in our textile exhibition and then have a go at painting your own design on fabric, to take home with you.

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.

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.

 

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

 

June

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.

 

July

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.

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.

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.

 

September

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.

 

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!