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Achieve your Discover Arts Award in a day. The theme of the day is ‘Out of this World’ so be prepared for the weird and the wonderful! Start your journey at the Corn Exchange with a fun introductory drama workshop and then move to the…
Come and meet Blaze, the museum dragon, and join in with an action poem, story, simple craft, treasure hunt and sing-a-long! Held in the museum’s comfortable and child-friendly learning space, Blaze’s Buddies will encourage your child to take part in fun and interactive activities, including…
If you are looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed! We have over 60 amazing local crafters, bakers, artists and photographers all brimming with bespoke wares that can’t be found on the high street. With mulled…
Rockin’ robins – decorate two 2D wooden birds as red-breasted robins, using acrylic paints and glitter, to make festive hanging decorations for a Christmas tree. This family craft workshop is suitable for children age 7 and above. The session is about 45 minutes to an…
What happens on Christmas Eve when the Troll is fishing for his dinner...? Join Garlic Theatre by a little stream in Sweden to find out! A festive twist on the classic story of the three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll. Watch out for…
The Crafty Space provides time, space, tea, coffee and some company You bring along those craft projects you’ve always meant to do: Scrap booking Card making Jewellery making Sewing Cross stitch, etc.... Come along and join in the fun!
Sent directly through the post to little explorers aged 3-8, an ExplorerBox is an exciting themed children’s activity box. Little explorers have tonnes of fun learning about our amazing world through making and doing.  Each box contains four individually packaged and captivating activities, all of the…
Animals rock! Paint a large pebble with your favourite real or imaginary animal in the Great Hall from 10am and then go outside for a wildlife safari of the gardens with your local Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) from 10.30am. Hunt out beautiful and bizarre mini-beasts and…
Wise owls – make an owl mask out of card, feathers and any of the other craft materials available. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in
Signs of Spring - one of the first signs of Spring is new leaves. In this craft, using porcelain pens decorate a ceramic tealight holder in the shape of a leaf. Then see if you can see any signs of Spring in Shaw Houses gardens.…
Spectacular skulls – decorate a skull-shaped craft box in ‘Day of the Dead’ style using Deco pens, to make a spookily good Halloween decoration. Please dress for mess, although aprons will be provided.  You are welcome to bring your own apron. A new Halloween-themed house…
There are lots of important and famous faces to be found around the museum. Join Armadillo Art Experience to learn the skills you need to draw caricature portraits of heroes and villains from across the Ages.  We’ll also be painting our favourites to create a…
Friday Night Club; is a Youth Club for 6 - 14 year olds. The Club is held at Wickham Village Hall every Friday except (Bank holidays) and two weeks a Christmas. The Club has a NO electricals rule; therefore there are no computer games, no…
Join us for a night of spooky fun! With Halloween trails, apple bobbing and snapping in the grounds. Plus indoor crafts, ghostly story time and trick or treating throughout the night. Come in fancy dress and please bring a torch! Children £6, accompanying adult free,…
Group takes place the 3rd Saturday of the month - please contact the Library for more information.
Funky forests – design your own woodland or forest using printing tiles, ink and cartridge paper and then take your final masterpiece home to decorate a room. Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be available for the activity but you are welcome to bring your…
Spectacular scarabs – make a model 3D scarab beetle out of polystyrene shapes, card, Deco pens and metallic paint. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in. Dress for mess!  Disposable aprons will…
Perfectly potty – make a prehistoric pot from air-drying clay, using real and replica ones as inspiration. You’ll use Stone Age-inspired tools such as twigs and feathers to make patterns on your pot. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children…
Christmas stockings – make a Christmas stocking out of air-drying modelling clay, ready-mixed paint and then attach a strong magnet so you can put on your fridge, or gift it to someone special to put on theirs. Dress for mess – disposable aprons will be…
Pattern printing – using brightly-coloured African fabric as inspiration to celebrate Black History Month. You’ll produce your own unique repeating pattern using printing tiles and ink on calico fabric. Disposable aprons will be available but please dress for mess. You are welcome to bring your…
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