Campus fun for kids this summer

With the summer now upon us and school holidays fast approaching, there are a number of activities taking place on campus to help keep children of all ages entertained. 

‘Once upon a time there were four little rabbits…’ A play for children and their families 

Saturday 2 July, 2016, 6pm

To mark the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, Winterbourne House and Gardens is hosting a live outdoor production of Beatrix Potter’s, Peter Rabbit. Join Peter Rabbit and his friends on a magical adventure as they make their way through Mr McGregor’s garden encountering many a creature along the way, all told through the eyes of author, Beatrix Potter. Tickets are £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and children under five are free when accompanied by a paying adult. A family ticket for this event is £30 (two adults and up to three children).

Find out more or book your tickets: www.winterbourne.org.uk

Mad Science summer camp 

Monday 25 July - Friday 2 September 2016, 8.30am-4pm 

Taking place at Pritchatts Park Village, near the University’s main campus, Mad Science summer camp lets children get involved in a variety of exciting science activities including super slime making and chocolate welding. The camp is suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years and costs £30 per day, per child. Parents are asked to supply a packed lunch, drinks, suncream and sun hats for the days they attend.

Find out more and to book a space for your child: https://register.madscience.org/westmidlands/camp-register.aspx

Fables and Fairytales Family Fun Day

Saturday 13 August, 2016, 11am – 5pm 

In partnership with the Black Country Living Museum, Winterbourne House and Gardens will host a Fables and Fairytales Family Fun Day, bringing to life many of the rooms and gardens through costumed actors. Children will be able to meet the cook in old kitchen and learn the Victorian fairy-tale of the Runaway Gingerbread man. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite literary character and have the opportunity to make a mask as part of an arts and crafts session. Tickets are £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and children under five are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Find out more or book your tickets: www.winterbourne.org.uk

Lapworth Museum of Geology

The recently refurbished Lapworth Museum of Geology offers children the opportunity to explore everything from rocks and fossils, volcanoes to earthquakes and even dinosaurs, capturing the imagination of all ages. Free to everyone and open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm- 5pm, why not schedule a visit with the family this summer.

Find out more about the exciting and interactive exhibits: www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum

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