We kick the half term off with our Big Draw event!

October Half Term Activities

Take a look at some of the fantastic events we have lined up for you over the October half term!

Half Term Bat Trail

Saturday 20 - Sunday 28 October | Free 

Bats have always lived in the mansion house which is now the Museum, sometimes even flying through the corridors at night. See if you can spot all the bats hidden around the rooms, then claim your special sticker reward.

Big Draw Day at the Museum

Sunday 21 October | 11am - 4pm | Free

Plant the seed of an idea and grow yourself a drawing!

The Museum in the Park is full of wonders, each with a story to tell, each with an illustration waiting to happen. This year for our Big Draw, joined by artist and illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis, we invite you to explore the story lines of some of the Museum’s special collection. 

Use your imagination and from one small seed of an idea, Imogen will help inspire you to grow yourself a drawing. This free event is open to all – all materials provided, just drop in for as little or as long as you like. Explore the Museum galleries then walk through the beautiful Walled Garden and be inspired!  

The Big Draw

Drop In Family Workshop: Make a Mini-Book

Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 October | 10:30am - 3:30pm | £1

Help us get ready for Stroud Book Festival! Have fun making your very own mini zig zag book, complete with a colourful cover. Then decide what you’ll put inside – jokes, dreams, stories or secrets?

A family drop in workshop for families with children aged 5 and above.  

Comic Book Workshop with Hannah Shaw

Friday 26 October | 10:30am - 3:30pm | £25 (siblings get £5 off!)

Come along and make a comic book in a day with Stroud’s super talented, professional illustrator, Hannah Shaw! Create a comic character, then develop a story and make a mini comic to take home. A fantastic opportunity for children aged 8 to 12, all materials provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Did you know?

You can find the rest of our amazing Summer events on the Calendar page!


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