Holiday activities

Summer holiday activities

  • Please note that all events require booking in advance unless otherwise stated.
  • To book a place for an event please visit the online booking portal.
  • All events are subject to change due to COVID-19, please check our website for updates.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start Your Engines

Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 28 July, 10am to 3pm

  • Ready, set, go! Get race ready for the summer holidays at Market Hall Museum. Challenge your family and friends to a remote-control car race in the Market Square. Then become a budding engineer and make your own battery-powered car in the museum.
  • £3 per child for battery-powered car, free to take part in Racing Bug remote control racing.

Arty Tots – Circus Skills

St John’s House
Wednesday 4 August, 10am to 3pm

  • Roll up, roll up, calling all Arty Tots! Come and join in the fun at St John’s House Museum Garden this summer, with all the fun of the Circus. Watch and be amazed by our circus entertainers and try some new skills, can you juggle? We also have ‘Big Top’ inspired crafts for you to make and take home. Come along, bring a picnic and enjoy the circus. Book a morning or afternoon slot. Circus skills workshops at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm and 2.15pm. You can sign up for a workshop when you arrive.
  • £5 per child.

Fastest Lap competition

Market Hall Museum
Tuesday 3 August - Saturday 7 August, 10am to 4pm

  • Do you feel the need for speed just like Donald Healey? Enter our fastest lap competition and have a go at the Market Hall racing track. We’ve set up a Scalextric racing track in the museum and are challenging you to do the fastest lap around our museum track. Lap times will be recorded and at the end of the week the fastest lap will win a goodie bag from the Market Hall museum shop.
  • Free to take part and open to all ages. No need to book.

Green Power

Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 11 August, 10am - 3pm

  • Follow in the inventive spirit of Donald Healey and become your own green energy hero! The Kineton STEM team will be in the market square to show you how to create your own fantastic glider. Head inside Market Hall Museum to create a super-efficient wind turbine, then harness your knowledge to make a wind powered car. Whose car will go the furthest down the track?
  • £3 per child.

Folksy Theatre – Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

St Johns House
Saturday 14 August, 2pm

  • Join us in the garden at St John's House for an outdoor performance that all the family will enjoy. Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! The three pigs are building their new homes, Goldilocks is having problems with some bears and to top it all off, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for his dinner! Can Little Red help her friends and still outsmart the hungry Wolf? Filled with live music, colourful characters and puppetry, this wonderful family musical has something for everyone! Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family! Book tickets online at the Folksy Theatre.

Arty Tots – Vroom Vroom

Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 18 August, 10am to 3pm

  • ‘Beep, beep, beep’! calling all Arty Tots! Let’s all move along to Market Hall and join in with our transport inspired craft activities. For ideas, take a look at our Healey exhibition. You might just create the transport of the future. Get on the starting grid and …….vroom, vroom, VROOM!
  • £3 per child.

Family Fossil Hunt

Extra date available*

Cross Hands Quarry
Thursday 19 August, 11am to 2pm SOLD OUT

  • Enjoy a day fossil hunting at Cross Hands Quarry and explore our Jurassic past with curator of natural sciences Jon Radley. You can keep anything you find!
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking families to make their own way to Cross Hands Quarry. After the event, you can share pictures of your finds with us on Facebook and Twitter for identification.
  • Suitable for ages 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees must pay £8.50 per person.

Cross Hands Quarry
Thursday 1 September, 11am to 2pm*

  • Enjoy a day fossil hunting at Cross Hands Quarry and explore our Jurassic past with curator of natural sciences Jon Radley. You can keep anything you find!
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking families to make their own way to Cross Hands Quarry. After the event, you can share pictures of your finds with us on Facebook and Twitter for identification.
  • Suitable for ages 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees must pay £8.50 per person.

Stone Age Day

Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 25 August, 10am to 3pm

  • Could you survive life in the stone age? Meet a prehistoric human to see their tools and crafts from the stone age. The Neolithic age is dawning inside the museum and you will need to grow some of your own crops to survive.
  • £3 per child.

Museum from home activities

If you can’t come to our events at the moment, take part in our #museumfromhome activities. Download the Arty Tots packs including crafts, rhymes, and stories suitable for the under 5s and our selection of history themed activities for primary school children.

Join our Learning and Engagement team as they create craft activities for you to enjoy from home:

Arty Tots in your home

Museum from Home activities for 5 - 12 year olds