Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Awesome August 2022

The school holidays can seem like a long time to keep the kids occupied, so we’ve put together an easy planner with ideas at each of our sites - all activities are free!

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Step Into History at Pontefract Castle: Join us for a new theme each week! All activities free. 1st - 6th Aug: Victorian Historians; 8th - 13th Aug: Medieval Melee; 15th - 20th Aug: Tomfoolery; 22nd - 27th Aug: Civil Wars. Photo of two young visitors in medieval dress-up at the Castle grinning at each other.
Sensory Summer at Wakefield Museum - use a different sense to explore our collections each week! 4th Aug Touch (drop-in 10am - 3pm); 11th Aug Smell (bookable); 18th Aug Sound (drop-in 10am - 3pm); 25th Aug Taste (bookable). For the 11th and 25th sessions Book online at Photo of a young visitor touching a piece of Stone Age flint in Wakefield Museum, the sign says 'please touch'. All activities free.

Made in Pontefract at Pontefract Museum. Try a new activity every Wednesday! All activities free. 3rd Aug: Glass and Colour; 10th Aug: Clockwork; 17th Aug: Exploring with IT; 24th Aug: Liquorice; 31st Aug: Sounds of Ponte's Past. Photo of a young visitor enjoying crafts at Pontefract Museum.

Creative Castleford at Castleford Museum. Try a new set of activities each week! All activities free. 1st - 6th Aug: industry; 8th - 13th Aug: Fantastic Fashions; 15th - 20th Aug: Seaside; 22nd - 27th Aug: Tools and Tech. Photo of two young visitors and accompanying adult enjoying hands-on activities at Castleford Museum.

SEND Family Activities at Castleford Museum - Fridays in August 10am - 3pm. All activities free. Free activities designed for SEND families. Changes to the sensory experience in the galleries for a more relaxed experience.

For the full planner in downloadable PDF format, click here.

For bookable sessions, click here to book.

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