Family Friendly Events

Visiting as a family? Check out our year-round family friendly events. From planting to painting; the deep blue sea to the sky above; storybook characters, historical figures, and myths and monsters - there's something for everyone!

Events are drop in - no need to book | Donations welcome

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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June 2018

Date/Time Title Venue Category Age Group Description
Saturday 2 June 10:00-4:00pm Wild Fair Museum of Natural History Festival; Science; Craft activity; Object Handling All Ages Meet scientists and conservation groups plus some of the creatures they study; in partnership with BBOWT
Thursday 7 June 10:30-11:15am Little Ash Moles: Ship Ahoy Ashmolean Museum Craft activity; Games Under 5s Explore, play and learn together
Saturday 9 June 2:00-4:00pm Science Saturday Museum of Natural History Science; Object Handling Ages 8+ Meet scientists and investigate real specimens from the museum's collection
Saturday 9 June 2:00-2:45pm & 3.15-4:00pm Ashventure Victorian Art: Myths and Legends Ashmolean Museum Craft activity; Games; Tour; Storytelling Ages 4+ Stories, gallery hunts, games and crafts
Thursday 14 June 10:30-11:15am Little Ash Moles: Ship Ahoy Ashmolean Museum Craft activity; Games Under 5s Explore, play and learn together
Saturday 16 June 2:00-4:00pm House of Wisdom Museum of the History of Science Science; Object Handling; Trail; Games Ages 7+ Discover Science and medicine in the early Islamic world with activities and hames
Saturday 16 June 2:00-4:00pm Science Saturday Musuem of Natural History Science; Object Handling Ages 8+ Meet scientists and investigate real speciemns from the museum's collection
Tuesday 19 June 10:30-12:30pm Curious Cubs Museum of Natural History Trail; Object Handling Under 5s Pick up an activity bag and explore the museum with some of our furry friends
Thursday 21 June 10:30-11:15am Little Ash Moles: Ship Ahoy Ashmolean Museum Craft activity; Games Under 5s Explore, play and learn together

Saturday 23 June 10:00-11:00am & 11:30-12:00pm

Saturday Science Club, in collaboration with Science Oxford Botanic Garden Science Ages 5-9 Use your senses to explore the natural world at the Botanic Garden; £10 oer child - please book in advance
Thursday 28 June 10:30-11:15am Little Ash Moles: Shop Ahoy Ashmolean Museum Craft activity; Games Under 5s Explore, play and learn together

 

 

 

 

Regular Events: Every Week

Spotlight Specimens

Museum of Natural History

Monday-Thursday at 2:30pm

Object handling

An informal specimen show-and-tell in the museum court. Ask questions and chat with museum experts.

Under 5s: Little Ash Moles

Ashmolean Museum

Every Thursday in term time, 10:30-11:30am

Craft activity, Games

Explore, play and learn together in this fun gallery activity for under 5s

Hands-On Coins

Ashmolean Museum

Every Saturday, 11:30am & 3:30pm

Object handling

Handle historical coins from different times and places, with the help of our volunteer team.

Saturday Object Handling

Pitt Rivers Museum

Every Saturday, 11:00-1:00pm

Object handling

Discover more about wonderful and fascinating objects from the museum's collection

Family Friendly Sundays

Museum of Natural History

Every Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm

Trail, Craft activity

Trails, crafts, backpacks and more, all provided by musuem volunteers

Pick up Fun: From the Information Desk

Ashmolean Museum

Every Saturday & Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm

Trails, Craft activity

Activity packs, fun make-and-takes, magnifiers and torches (subject to availability)

Big Botanic Backpacks

Botanic garden

Trail

Our family-friendly backpacks will open up a world of exploration and investigation to you. 'At Home in the Garden' is for 5 to 9 year olds, and 'Egyptian Explorer' for 8 to 11 year olds. Backpacks contain a selection of activities and are packed full of ideas to help you get the most from your visit.

Explorer Backpacks

Harcourt Arboretum

Trail

Pick up a backpack from the ticket office and use it to help you explore the 130 acre site.

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