Monday, February 18, 2013

It's never too early to visit a museum...

It’s never too early to visit a museum…        This is part of Kids in Museums manifesto, a charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families and is exactly what we are aiming to achieve ourselves. Our learning team run free activities throughout the year and are especially busy coming up to school holidays with themed craft activities for ages 2- 5s and 6-12s.  These sessions are great fun but you don’t have to be booked into a workshop to enjoy the museum with your younger children.
Hector in The Front Room - time to get creative!
The new galleries have been designed for everyone to find something that interests them – whether that’s a table full of colouring pencils or an opportunity to get close up to boa constrictor! 

Up close to a boa constrictor
The display cases, full of new and exciting things, are at just the right height for little to people to explore and there is a mixture of objects especially meant for touching and feeling within easy reach.   There’s also plenty of opportunity for creative play with our newly installed kitchen and two different areas for dressing up with mirrors.  Activity sheets and trails are available in the Front Room - and ask our Visitor Hosts for information on our new digitrails.
Hector has found the caiman!
Why not combine your visit with a trip to the new Children’s library located on the first floor and then finish it off with a well-deserved treat in Create Cafe, who have a lovely children's menu and new lunch box offer.

On a practical level Wakefield One is fully accessible to buggies with lifts located at each entrance and baby change facilities on the ground floor. Why not give it a go?!

The new Experience Wakefield website has now been launched - check here for special event listings.  
The new Experience Wakefield website is live!

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