Family Fun

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

Rounders Fest
20th July 10am-4pm @ Tor Leisure
Music, face painting, play rounders, bouncy castle & more. Food available all day.
Entry £2 per team or £2.50 individual.

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.

Family Festival
2nd-4th August @ Paddington Farm
A relaxing weekend of Performance, Music and Workshops set in the beautiful grounds of Paddington Farm, Glastonbury.

 

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.

Off The Streets
12th-16th August
A week of workshops and activities for children, young people, families and the community in Glastonbury and nearby. More details to follow soon.

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!