Join us this summer for family holiday fun at St John’s Museum, Warwickshire County Record Office and libraries around the county. Come on a fossil hunt to Cross Hands Quarry and let the kids become History Detectives at our summer holiday club.
Events at St John’s Museum
Drop into our events at St John’s Museum, you are welcome to bring a picnic and sit in the historical walled garden. Cost: £2.50 per child. Plus take part in the family friendly trail around the museum.
Wednesday 3rd August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Try out different types of 3D with this digital and hands on event. Find out more about 3D printing and make an object in modelling clay. Build up a 3D map of the local area and watch out for 3D printer demonstrations.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Wednesday 10th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Bring along your teddy or your favourite toy and join us in St John’s garden for storytelling throughout the day. Explore some toys and teddies from the past from Heritage and Culture Warwickshire collections. Design your own teddy bear portrait and create an origami picnic basket.
Friday 12th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Explore Warwickshire’s Jurassic past and find out some amazing facts and records about our incredible planet. Handle some fossils, discover our collection secrets and delve into the past.
Wednesday 17th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Watch a live Punch and Judy show and create colourful Punch and Judy puppets. Make a Victorian top hat to wear whilst you take part in the Victorian insult competition. Experience the Victorian School Room and the Laundry and meet some Victorian characters.
Friday 19th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Find out all about our amazing feathered friends – from owls to falcons, garden birds to ducks and swans! Discover why some of them migrate for winter, and what sort of birds you might find outside your window. Make a bird mobile to hang up at home, and take away a mini bird feeder to feed the hungry birds throughout the winter in your garden.
Survival Instincts Live!
Wednesday 24th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Discover some incredible facts about the animal instincts of the natural world with the chance to explore the Natural History collections. Make a furry moth and create a camouflage animal.
Sweat and Treats
Friday 26th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Indulge your sweet tooth and discover how sweets and treats were made in the past. Find out interesting ingredients used by the Victorians and make some sweet treats with our Victorian cook.
Tuesday 30th August 11.00am – 3.00pm
Design your own loopy, lively or leafy landscape. Find out more about famous garden designer Capability Brown and take part in his 300th birthday celebrations.
Thursday 18th August 10.00am – 4.00pm
Enjoy a day fossil hunting at Cross Hands Quarry with our Curator of Natural Sciences, Jon Radley, and explore our Jurassic past. You can keep anything you find! Meet at St John’s Museum at 10.00am, coach travel is included in the cost. Bring a packed lunch. Cost: £15.00 each. Advised for ages 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Places must be booked in advance by calling 01926 412132 or click here to book online
Arty Tots in the garden at St John ’s Museum
Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in. For Under 5s, older siblings welcome. In the event of bad weather activities will be inside.
Spots, Stripes and Camouflage
Tuesday 23rd August 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Create an animal to take home and go crazy with patterns and colour. Disguise yourself as a jungle explorer, listen to our animal story and make a chameleon.
Events at Warwickshire Libraries
FREE: donations welcome. Tickets must be booked in advance, click here to book. Suitable for primary school aged children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For budding archaeologists, take part in exploring archaeology. Make your own archaeologist’s hard hat to wear on site. Handle archaeological finds from our collections and create your own fossil to take home.
Stratford Library Wednesday 27th July 10.30am – 12noon
Atherstone Library Thursday 4th August 10.30am – 12noon
Nuneaton Library Tuesday 9th August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Rugby Library Wednesday 17th August 10.00am – 11.30am
Leamington Library Monday 22nd August 2.30pm – 4pm
Hybrid Healey Cars
Get creative with cars and design the weirdest and most wonderful hybrid Healey you can imagine. Explore images from the Healey archives and use materials to create your car in 3D.
Coleshill Library Friday 29th July 10.30am – 12noon
Nuneaton Library Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am – 12noon
Rugby Library Wednesday 10th August 10.00am – 11.30am
Southam Library Thursday 18th August 10.30am – 12noon
Stratford Library Wednesday 24th August 10.30am – 12noon
Explore Warwickshire’s Jurassic past and find out some amazing facts and records about our incredible planet. Discover our collection secrets and delve into the past.
Bedworth Library Wednesday 27th July 10.30am – 12noon
Rugby Library Wednesday 3rd August 10.00am – 11.30am
Leamington Library Monday 8th August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Alcester Library Thursday 18th August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Polesworth Library Tuesday 23rd August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Create colourful Punch and Judy puppets and take a closer look at some of our Victorian collections. Make a Victorian top hat to wear whilst you take part in the Victorian insult competition.
Kenilworth Library Thursday 28th July 10.30am – 12noon
Alcester Library Thursday 4th August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Atherstone Library Thursday 11th August 10.30am – 12noon
Bedworth Library Monday 15th August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Rugby Library Wednesday 24th August 10.00am – 11.30am
Discover some amazing facts about the animal instincts of the natural world with the chance to explore the Natural History collections of Heritage and Culture Warwickshire. Make a furry moth to take home and create a camouflage animal.
Rugby Library Wednesday 27th July 10.00am – 11.30am
Lillington Library Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am – 12noon
Stratford Library Wednesday 10th August 10.30am – 12noon
Polesworth Library Tuesday 16th August 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Nuneaton Library Tuesday 23rd August 10.30am – 12noon