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Summer Holiday Activities 2016 at St Albans Museums

Posted on: 4th July 2016 By: Amy Warner

The summer holidays are rapidly approaching now! If you are starting to think about how you’re going to occupy the small people in your life over the school break, we have plenty going on this August at Verulamium Museum for children of all ages (and sometimes grown-ups too!)

Some of the activities we run are drop-ins, where you pay as you go and stay with your child, others are longer sessions where older children stay by themselves. These sessions generally have limited spaces available and you will need to book your child’s place in advance. In addition to our special holiday activities, some of our regular term time sessions, such as Tots Tales, continue to run through the school holidays too.

Here we’ve assembled an overview of all the activities we have going on this summer. Please follow the links for full information on each session. We look forward to seeing you there!

* Holiday activity sessions for older children (6+)
Tuesday 26th July, 10am - 2.45pm: Museum Hack - Objects for 11-18 year olds

Tuesday 2nd August, 10am - 2.45pm: Museum Hack - Maps for 11-18 year olds

Wednesday 3rd August, 10.30am – 3.30pm: Drama Workshop for 7-12 year olds

Monday 15th August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm: Battling for St Albans: holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. NB. This session will also run on Monday 22nd August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Tuesday 16th August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm: Digging for History: holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. NB. This session will also run on Tuesday 23rd August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 17th August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm: Conquering the Air: holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. NB. This session will also run on Wednesday 24th August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm

Monday 22nd August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm: Battling for St Albans: holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds

Tuesday 23rd August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm: Digging for History: holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds

Wednesday 24th August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm: Conquering the Air: holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds


* Crafty Capers Drop-In Activities

Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All sessions run 2-4pm.

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August: Colour in your own Roman arena, complete with fighting gladiators.
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August: Design a roman badge to take away with you.
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August: Do you have a favourite object? Draw a picture to make into a magnet to take home and decorate your fridge.
Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August: Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic key ring

 
* Free Weekend drop-in activities for families
Saturday 6th August 1pm – 3pm: Roman Inventions
Saturday 20th August, 1pm – 3pm: Put On Your (Roman) Party Face!

 
* Story Sessions for younger children
Wednesday 10th August 1.30pm – 2.30pm: Tots Tales
Sunday 21st August, 3pm – 4pm: Story time session for the under 7s