Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Time Flies - (but there's always time for tea!)

Easter Holiday workshops and activities are creeping up on us!  There is an exciting range of workshops and drop-in activities to keep everyone entertained, but we still have some fun Special Events for adults and families before then!

All information for these and future events can be found on our sister website.  Keep checking back for regular updates - or join our e-mailing list to have the listings sent directly to you!

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Wednesday 26 March, 5pm – 7.30pm

A bright idea came into Alice’s head. “Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?” she asked.
“Yes, that’s it,” said the Hatter with a sigh: “it’s always tea-time, and we’ve no time to wash the things between whiles.”

Wakefield Museum is stuck at 6 o’clock – it’s tea time for a while…..  Pull up a chair and join the mad hatter’s tea party.  

You can decorate a cupcake taking inspiration from our marvellous Alice in Wonderland Atrium Case display.  Then make a cup and saucer to take it home in!

All are welcome… hatters, dormice and March Hares - fancy dress is optional!
Drop in any time between 5pm and 7.30pm.  Entry to the museum and all activities are free.

“… I’ll never go there again!” said Alice as she picked her way through the wood. “It’s the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!”

Roman Day!
Saturday 29th March

Castleford Forum Museum
10am- 3pm

The Romans are coming! Come and meet the Romans and find out how they lived in Castleford with fun activities for all the family.

Castleford Forum has an amazing collection of Roman objects, from hobnailed soldier's boots to intricate hairpins.  Drop in to Take part in some Roman drill, see a Roman craftsman at work, or take a look at Roman hairstyles!  There will be something for everyone with free make-and-take activities for kids, and Roman experts on hand to enthrall! 

Easter Holiday Activities

Tuesday 15th April
Monkey Business
Wakefield Museum
Ages 2 – 5 
10:15 – 11:30am and 1:30 – 2:45pm
Inviting our younger visitors to come and monkey around creating some animal related crafts. Taking inspiration from the museum's Waterton collection children will come face to face with a selection of weird and wonderful creatures.
Please wear clothes you do not mind getting a bit dirty!
Booking Essential - call 01924 302700 or email

Wednesday 16th April
Amazing Animation
Wakefield Museum
Ages 6 – 11 
10:15 – 11:45am and 1:30 – 3pm
Using i-Pads, with the museum collection as inspiration, come and join us to create your own short digital animation.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment
Booking Essential - call 01924 302700 or email

Thursday 17th April
Chariots of Fun!
Castleford Forum Museum
Ages 4-11
Come and explore the amazing Iron Age chariot at Castleford Forum Museum – and then create your own mini chariot. You’ll see how clever those Iron Age people must have been!
No booking required

Thursday 17th April
Hickory Dickory
Sandal Castle
Ages 2 – 5 
10:15 – 11:30am and 1:30 – 2:45pm 
Come and spend an hour with us looking at how we used to tell the time.  Have a go at making your own time telling device.  Please wear clothes you do not mind getting a bit dirty!
Booking Essential - call 01924 302700 or email

Wednesday 23rd April
Men in the Mirror
Wakefield Museum
Ages 6-11
11am-12.30noon; 1.30-3pm
This session is all about marvellous moustaches, hilarious hairstyles and barmy beards! We will be learning about how these fashions have changed over time, and we will be making some beardy- weirdy crafts to take home! (Linking with the museum’s temporary exhibition.)
Booking Essential - call 01924 302700 or email

Friday 25th April
Pontefract Museum
Ages 4-11
Being inspired by the artwork on display in the World War I exhibition, we will be learning about and making craft medals, which you can take home.
No booking required

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